Hello, my name is Ben Castro and I have been a realtor since 2004. I grew up on a 250-acre beef cattle farm where we raised black Angus beef cattle. Prior to my main career as a County Agent, I was a Field Engineer for NCR, Leon County Florida Deputy Sheriff, and a farmer. After getting my Bachelor's in Agronomy and Masters Degree in Vegetable Crop Science from the University of Florida, my main career was as an Agriculture Extension Agent in Florida and North Carolina, and as a University of Georgia County Extension Director in Montgomery County, Ga. I was inducted to the membership of the Gamma Sigma Delta, National Honor Society of Agriculture.
After retiring from my main career, I became a realtor and have sold many $Millions of property: large timber tracts, large and small farms, homes, lots, condos, beach, and recreational properties. Of course, few people have the agriculture and farming expertise I have, and I tend to specialize in the marketing of timberland, cropland, equine properties, cattle ranches, and hunting-recreation tracts. As an agent for UF, UG & NCSU I attended many forestry management trainings and completed Master Tree Farming Certification. For a number of years, I was a Certified Prescribed Burner in Florida while assisting landowners with timber management and representing them with their real estate management & development and marketing needs. I am ready to help you with the professional marketing or purchasing of either small or large tracts. I have professional training in farm crop or livestock management and farm financial management and am willing to share my knowledge or point you to the best source of agriculture information.
Janice and her family moved to Dothan, Alabama in 1975. Prior to beginning her career in real estate, Janice was employed with Regions Bank for 22 years. Janice managed the East Circle Branch of Regions for 18 years. Her customers were like family and she loved helping them with all of their banking needs. While at Regions, Janice became friends with several realtors who were her customers. Real estate seemed like such a fun and exciting career. Janice decided to attend school at night and earned her real estate license.
At the end of 1997 Janice joined United Country Real Estate/Properties South as a part-time realtor, For 2 1/2 years, she continued to work at Regions and do real estate part-time. In 1999 her first grandchild was born, followed by another in 2000. It was time to have only one career and Janice chose real estate.
Janice is married to Joe Grantham. They have 2 sons and 4 wonderful grandchildren. They are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Janice loves real estate! She has met so many wonderful people from the Wiregrass Area and many other states. These friends have greatly enriched her life.
Janice was raised on a farm so she has a love for the land and an appreciation for homes in town, country and on the lake. Janice would love to help you with all of your real estate needs, buying or selling she loves it all!
Shelly Sapp joined United Country in 2014 as Office Administrator. It didn't take long for her to fall in love with real estate. Shelly became a licensed Realtor in 2015. Born and raised in the Wiregrass area all her life, gives her knowledge of the local real estate market. She loves selling real estate in Dothan, Alabama, and the surrounding area. She enjoys sharing the rich history of the area with her clients.
Shelly specializes in real estate for sale in Houston, Henry, and Dale counties. Dothan, Al is 30 miles from Ft. Rucker Army Base, 45 Miles from Lake Eufaula in Barbour County, and 100 miles north of the white, sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, Florida. In 2020, during the COVID Pandemic, Shelly had her most successful year in real estate. She was awarded Top Sales Agent in her Brokerage, with 3 million in sales, and received The Pinnacle Silver award for being in the top 125 agents in United Country Nationally.
Shelly enjoys volunteering in her community. She attends First Baptist Church, Headland, Al with her family. She has been married for 26 years. She and her husband, Shawn have 4 terrific kids and 2 amazing grandkids. Her hobbies include reading, Bama football, photography, and spending time with her family.
"Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion." ~ Simon Sinek
Connie Watkins is a lifelong resident of Southeast Alabama. She was raised in Dothan Alabama. After marrying her husband Eddie Watkins, they moved to Ashford Alabama. There they built their dream home and raised their 3 children. It was after building their home Connie decided to go into real estate. She felt she could help guide and help those looking to purchase or build their dream home. Connie has now been a Realtor for 16 years and after 4 years she decided to become a Real Estate Broker. She now serves as an Associate Broker for United Country Properties South in Dothan Alabama. In her spare time Connie loves horseback riding. She has 12 horses, 4 of which are rescues. She also has 3 Dobermans, her favorite breed of dog. Connie and Eddie attend Waside Baptist Church in Ashford.
Clay Patrick was born in Dothan, AL in 1963. Clay was raised on a cattle farm in Jackson County, FL., along with his two brothers. Clay had a fine childhood growing up in the country & graduated from Malone High School. Clay attended Chipola College studying business & forestry. Clay has a 15-year-old son, Tyler and they enjoy the outdoors together. Clay loves spending time with his family, going to church, & loves his country. Clay also enjoys hunting, fishing, & baseball.
Clay got a Florida real estate license when he was 28 years old. Clay worked in the construction business doing site work for 20 years. Clay recently got a Alabama brokers license & bought United Country Properties South. Clay is a member of the Dothan Association of Realtors & currently working on his Accredited Land Consultant designation. Clay specializes in all types of real estate. Farms, timberland, hunting, commercial & residential.
Clay Patrick- United Country Properties South 3935 Reeves St. Suite 2, Dothan, AL 36303