“My one request of Mitch and Louie as we closed on the sale of my Dad’s ranch in Bandera was not to lost touch with them! We became absentee owners of the property and Mitch and Louie were so conscientious about keeping us informed, updated, and advised on showings and any activity concerning the property. They became part of our family! The thoughtfulness and consideration shown by them, and by Christina in the office, was not only greatly appreciated but depended upon to answer questions and concerns that came up from time to time. It was a true pleasure to work with people os such rich character and values. “

- Julie Alexander Cage, Flying X

“It was a pleasure working with Mitch West and Louie Swope on the sale of my south texas cattle and hunting ranch. They provided qaulified buyers from the first day of listing and followed through with each prospect until contract closed. For ranches of this size they were able to come with a buyer in a relatively short time. Would work with them again and recommend them to any buyer or seller.”


- Larry Carroll Medio Creek Ranch

West and Swope Ranches represented the sellers on a ranch we purchased for our registered cattle operation. Louie Swope was our primary point of contact during the complex transaction. We found Louie to be very professional, helpful and prompt during our interaction. Louie played a key role in achieving the successful completion of the transaction to the benefit of both seller and buyer.


- O.W. Schneider

Louie Swope and Mitch West represented our family in the sale of our father’s ranch and we could not be happier with the job they did for us. They provided us with expert advice, and through their contacts, they were able to quickly bring in qualified potential buyers. They did a great job representing all four of us and they were extremely patient and worked hard to address everyone’s concerns. I highly recommend this team.

- Linda Lemons

Louie Swope is one of the finest real estate professionals around. My brother recommended Louie Swope to me, saying he uses a drone to photograph the property — a drone. As cutting edge as that is, Louie struck me as a seasoned pro, advising me about the value of roadside frontage, easements, mineral rights and many other crucial details. When I contracted him to do the job for me, he hit the ground running, helping me set a reasonable price and then drumming up potential buyers. Even when I threw him a curve by setting aside surface rights to a portion of the land for one buyer, he found a buyer for the rest of the property, worked out complex mineral rights and easement agreements, and arranged a precise survey to lock it all down. From contract to closing, this man earned every dime of his commission!!

- Thomas McGinty

Mitch West was always available, responsive, and kept us updated on activity regarding the sale. I would recommend Mitch to anyone looking for ranch property in the Texas Hill Country

- Mr. Jim Greenwood

Loyalty, honor, integrity, dedication. These words are powerful. These words are valued. These words are often used, by me, to describe the extraordinary men I am honored to write about in these Broker Spotlights. This month’s spotlight is no exception. George M. “Mitch’ West, of Phyllis Browning Ranch in San Antonio, is a sixth generation Texan, a dedicated family man and a very successful broker. He has traveled the world, worked for some of the most famous ranches in the United States, Canada, Central and South America and spent 43 years in love with the same woman. All of those words definitely apply. But, if I had to pick one word to describe Mitch West, it would be humble. The man truly has no idea just how extraordinary he is.


- Courtney Donnell author in Lands of Texas