Lane Puckitt: I am a Land Specialist

Land is in my blood. It's my living—and my life.

This article is featured in the Summer 2021 issue of Texas LAND magazine. Click here to find out more.

spe • cial • ist | spe-sh(ə-)list noun
a person who specializes in a particular occupation, practice or field of study

Lane Puckitt

Broker & Partner
Lee, Lee & Puckitt Ranch Sales and Appraisals

Work hard, play hard, be kind and love life.”

Where do you live? San Angelo, Texas

Where do you work? Our firm is licensed in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. We mainly work the western half of Texas, but we have sold property all over the state.

What drew you to ranch and recreational real estate?  Being a fifth-generation rancher and a second-generation ranch broker, it is what I grew up with and loved. The people I get to meet doing the job I love is pretty special to me.

What makes the corner of the world where you work special? The people! I’ve been fortunate enough to travel quite a lot, and there is just something special about the big/small-town feel that San Angelo and the Concho Valley offers.

What are the three most important tools in a ranch broker’s kit?  A sound pickup, an iPhone and great network of people definitely are a must!

If you could call anywhere on the planet home, where would it be? No question, I would pick the Concho Valley area. . . it is home. Both my wife and I get to raise our three boys with both sides of the family, and to me that is important. It takes a village!

What’s the most profound lesson you’ve learned from the land or its people? Love Jesus with all your heart and tell others about Him. It’s always humbling and a huge responsibility to work with His land and the animals He created.

Listener or talker? I try to be a listener, but others may say otherwise.

If you had one extra hour of time per day, how would you use it? Spend it with my wife and three boys.

Would you rather be without Internet for a week or your phone? That is a no brainer. . . Internet!

If you could give one sentence advice about how to live life, what would that be?  Because Jesus died for us so that we can spend eternity with Him, try to live life serving Him by being a servant to others.

Describe your perfect work day. I love land conservation, so my favorite day is showing a close friend a really pretty, well-preserved ranch.

What is your most memorable deal to date? I once was meeting a broker and his client at a ranch and they never showed. So to get cell phone service, I climbed to a top of a hill to call the broker. He was at the rural airport to pick them up and he said his client never showed up and he was worried. About an hour later he called back and said his client’s plane had crashed and both died. They had flown into some fog, got disoriented and crashed. That is a memory I will never forget! It always reminds me that life is precious and be thankful every day for the blessing I have in my life.

Learn more about Lane & Lee, Lee & Puckitt Ranch Sales and Appraisals at or call 325-655-6989


  • LAND Magazines are the publications for people who love land—buying it, selling it, analyzing it or just reading about it. Find out more at

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Patrick Bates

Broker Spotlight: Patrick Bates

In 1970, Patrick Bates, the man who is widely considered the dean of western ranch real estate, began his industry education. He was a wide-eyed novice with no immediate ties to agriculture who seized an opportunity.

Todd Renfrew, broker and owner of California Outdoor Properties

Broker Spotlight: California Outdoor Properties’ Todd Renfrew

Todd Renfrew, broker and owner of California Outdoor Properties, has his dream job—and he’s not interested in changing it.

Mike Swan, Swan Land Company cover

Mike Swan: The Values of the Land

When Mike Swan’s father, George, taught him the values of responsibility, hard work and protecting the family name as they worked side-by-side on the family’s commercial cow-calf ranch in Montana’s Ruby Valley, it wasn’t in anticipation of a phone call from the actress Jane Fonda.