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AFM Real Estate is Pleased to Announce Joey DeGross and Monte Bartek Have Joined Its Team in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas


At AFM Real Estate, we take your land sale personally. You can count on us to stay by your side until you get the most from your sale. We'd like to introduce you to our newest agents who represent buyers and sellers in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Joey DeGross is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. As a forester and wildlife biologist, he has managed wildlife and timber from the piney woods of the Southern US to the wilderness of Alaska. Joey’s career has also involved consulting on ranches, plantations and other private land holdings throughout the United States. Experienced with acquisition and disposition of all types of real estate, his education, natural resources management experience, market knowledge and wide range of contacts make him a tremendous asset to individuals and investors looking for acreage, agricultural, recreational, and timberland investment property.

Joey earned his B.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia. He is a Registered Forester, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, and is a licensed Texas Real Estate Agent. He will work from of AFM Real Estate’s Tyler office.

Monte Bartek is a licensed real estate agent in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Monte has been serving in the forest industry for over 20 years. Monte spent several years performing contract forestry work for several timber companies. In 2009, he was asked to join a large forestry consulting firm where he assisted in managing forestry activities on over 100,000 acres of forestland in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. In order to spend more time with his family and his ministry, in 2013, he left the consulting firm and became an independent forestry consultant, primarily contracting with Timber Investment Management Organizations (TIMOs). As a forestry consultant, Monte supervised all aspects of forestry activity, from planting young trees to final harvest. Recognizing the utility of aerial reconnaissance and on demand imagery, in 2018, Monte purchased several aerial drones and received his Part 107 commercial drone pilot's license.

He is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters, a registered forester in Arkansas and Oklahoma and is also a Certified Forester by the Society of American Foresters. He resides with his wife Ann (also a forester) and their six children in southwest Arkansas.