It only takes a few minutes around Duane to recognize he's the genuine article. The real- deal inside and out, Duane has a cowboy's sensibility, a deep love for people and an abiding trust in the Providence of God. Growing up on the coastal end of the Santa Ynez Valley, Duane spent his formative years playing ultimate Frisbee, water polo, boxing, camping, fishing and swimming in the valley just over the mountain from Ronald Reagan's ranch home.
During high school, he would travel to Eastern Washington to go fishing and bird hunting with his grandfather, spending his summers working cattle and a feed mill alongside his uncle, a foreman for Miller Land & Livestock (now Miller Ranch - a premier hunting property and working ranch and one of the largest private landholders in Eastern Washington).
While in Texas, Duane has taken business leaders to a ranch in Palo Pinto County for servant-leadership retreats. This is the same ranch where he used to take his sons for the Spring Gathering - a long weekend of riding horses, watching roping and riding competitions and enjoying the finest in Cowboy Dutch Oven meals with the cowboys and their sons. Evenings were a special time around the fire with cowboy poets and musicians like Red Steagall and Dan Roberts, and conversations with cowboy artists like Gary Morton. The country and cowboy life call to Duane's romantic side and to the "Code of the West" that has helped to shape his values.
His work ethic and passion for a job well-done is founded on a lifetime of integrity and fortified by years as a leader, shepherd, catalyst and mentor. Duane has gained this knowledge and expertise through years in the jewelry manufacturing and diamond industry, face-to-face teambuilding, board service, public speaking and ministry assignments at home and abroad.
Because he knows who he is and what he's about, teaming up with Briggs Freeman Southeby's International Realty in the Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales Team is an honor in the next steps of Duane's journey. Duane and David Burgher developed a solid and trusted friendship over a decade ago while serving on a local board together.
With a current focus on listing ranches, his intent is to establish trusted relationships and infuse the sales process with his personal touch backed by the years of experience and coaching of the Burgher-Ray Ranch team.
He is an expert in networking and possesses an innate ability to assess and understand the driving force behind a solid buy/sell experience. With an appreciation for nature, a keen sense of people and a commitment to excellence on every level, Duane brings his very best to the Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty and Burgher-Ray team.
Duane's children would say, "People are just friends Dad hasn't met yet!" So he looks forward to meeting up soon!
Duane's genuine passion is fully set toward the greatest good of his friends and colleagues, which allows him to build trust quickly and establish long-term relationships. I can think of no one I would trust more to assist me in major life decisions than Duane Hallof. Matthew Warren San Antonio, TX Regional Sales Manager for a leading global oncology/healthcare company
As a broker and former co-owner of Prudential California Realty for over 30 years, I saw qualities in Duane that I found consistent with my most successful associates: a willingness to do things the right way, not the easy way, putting clients' needs first, integrity above all else, and constantly striving for quality improvement. Duane is a tremendous asset to the Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales Team as well as Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. Linda Sears, Broker San Jose, California
In the 20 years I have known Duane, it is clear to me that the things that contribute to his professional success are a direct reflection of who he is. He is a master of loitering with intent to uncover the true needs of others. His commitment to putting others' interests first emanates from his driving passion to see that their plans succeed. Duane is uniquely qualified to steward over his clients' goals and the resources needed to achieve those goals. Ron W. Hagan President, Roland|Criss... Less
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