Broker, Auctioneer, and Realtree Land Pro
Monty is a member of the family of God through God's grace by his belief in his Savior, Jesus Christ. He wants to serve others in his vocation with integrity, honor and excellence.
While Monty enjoys working around most all aspects of real estate, his passion is all things involving land. Monty is an avid wildlife enthusiast and loves working around both ranching and farming operations. He has a passion for working with others and loves building lasting relationships with his clients.
Monty believes good land stewardship and the ability of Americans to own land is one of the greatest opportunities we have as free citizens. He is proponent of educating landowners in all issues that pertain to them.
Monty comes from a rich family history in his area that touches farming, ranching and agribusiness. He was raised on his family's farm where he and his two brothers grew up staying outside on horses, motorcycles, or hunting. He was taught the value of a hard day’s work and an honest living while working alongside his Dad and Grandfather in the families custom harvesting business.
Later Monty had the benefit of being a business partner with his other Granddad that taught him many lifelong lessons in integrity and wisdom that he still tries to follow today. He was taught to take his hat off in the house, walk by the street and open the door for ladies by both his grandmothers and his mother.
In 1993 Monty was blessed to marry Brandi Edwards from Matador, Texas who also shared a rich family heritage in God, the land, and family. She not only became his partner in crime, but a business partner and the mother of two blessed children, Mitch and Madilyn. His children in the last few years have both married and brought two wonderful additions to the family; Nathalie Howe Edwards, from Bathe England and Logan Smart originally from Weatherford, Texas who all now live in Sudan, Texas.
Monty now is blessed with two wonderful grandchildren Clemmy and Gus and hopes for many more. His goal is to teach each of them just a 10th of what he was blessed to learn from his parents and grandparents.
In 2019 along with the help of his daughter Madilyn Smart, he started an information-based video series called Windmill Wisdom that focused on bringing subject matter experts together in all areas that were relevant to landowners or those interested in owning land. One of the things Monty cares about most is educating his clients so that they make well informed decisions as they often are buying or selling one of their most valuable assets that was often the product of generations of sweat blood and tears.
Monty has been involved in the local business community since his graduation from Texas Tech when he went to work at Lance Insurance Agency in Sudan, Texas where he became a partner and later full owner with his wife. He attained his real estate license in 2003 and then his broker license in 2010 when he founded M. Edwards, REALTORS®.
In 2021 he had the great fortune to cross paths with United Country Real Estate and quickly discovered that his brokerage and their company saw eye to eye on the trade. Through the affiliation with this national leader in farm and ranch and rural lifestyle property, his offices are able to provide a level of service that is unmatched.
Representing Littlefield & surrounding area homeowners and future homeowners, Carrie Hanlin is a PROUD West Texas native, which proves invaluable to her clients. Her extensive knowledge of the area, local business, schools and community leaders makes her the perfect candidate to help clients prove successful in the buying or selling of their home or land. Carrie is committed to listening to her clients’ needs and utilizing her keen negotiating and communication skills to ensure successful transactions.
In recent years, Carrie has established herself as a leading REALTOR in the Littlefield area. She is highly regarded by her clients and by professionals in the field.
As a current Littlefield resident, she is well-connected and actively involved in her community. Carrie is very involved with Littlefield ISD, the Littlefield Ex-Students Association, Lamb County 4-H, and often volunteers her time at community events. Carrie and her husband Cary were both born and raised in Littlefield, and have raised their three children Kambri, Karson & Kennadi as Wildcats!
Carrie’s extended family owned and operated a very successful brokerage firm for many years, so you could say that real estate is in her blood! She is currently employed by United Country Real Estate-M. Edwards Realty & Land where she plays an intricate role in the day to day operations of the brokerage.
Carrie is committed to always putting her client’s needs first and works tirelessly to ensure a smooth & successful real estate transaction. She would love to visit with you about your real estate needs and feels certain that she'll gain your business and trust!
Madilyn Smart is a REALTOR® and Marketing Director who received her license in 2016. She grew up and currently resides in Lamb County within the farming and ranching industry and has held a passion for the agricultural sector her whole life.
Madilyn graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications. She specialized in videography and photography, allowing her to professionally and visually market local businesses and ag issues. She has been able to transition this into her real estate profession, where she can truly highlight and tell the stories of the properties she lists.
When she isn’t working in real estate, Madilyn likes to spend her time traveling with her husband and two dogs, while honing her photography and videography skills even further. She also spends her time volunteering her professions with non-profits such as Shelby’s Bridge and the Sudan Texas Education Foundation and building relationships within her community.
Let Madilyn apply her unique perspective to market your property today.
Chelse is a God loving wife and mom of two energetic kids, Colt (4) and Callahan (1). She enjoys sharing with the kids her hobbies of baking, gardening and collecting animals. In her downtime, she enjoys going to a barrel race or rodeo with her horses.
Her love for helping others and her personal experience in home remodeling and investment properties has led to her career in real estate.
Chelse has an Ag Business degree from Freson State University and worked for the Farm Service Agency making her farm and ranch knowledge a great asset to our rural community.
Mike is a hard-working self-starter who Loves the Lord and serves others. He enjoys helping folks realize their dream and respects the values and needs of those he is privileged to work with.
Mike is a husband to Brandy, the father to four children, and has one grandchild, Gracie. He works as a CASA volunteer, advocating for children in foster care. He enjoys shooting sports, a bit of gardening, and spending time with family. Mike has worked for twenty-plus years assisting farmers, ranchers, and the greater West Texas community in various avenues.
Born and raised around Lubbock, TX. Grew up working in the cattle industry, on both the commercial and registered side. From 2006 to 2017 worked for BNSF Railway. After leaving the railroad I set out to get my auctioneer license, Which I obtained in 2019. I currently do contract auctioneering selling cattle and working farm sales. I also enjoy filling the weekends with benefit/charity auctions. I eventually obtained my real estate license. I have thoroughly enjoyed the real estate and auction industry and am look forward to giving my clients the best experience possible.
Tess grew up on a small farm and ranch in Eastern Colorado where she developed a passion for Agriculture, specifically in the cow-calf and feeder cattle sectors. Tess received a Bachelors of Science in Ag Business and Animal Science from Colorado State University, and then attended Montana State University where she received her Masters of Science in Ruminant Nutrition. She has provided producers with marketing information on cattle, grain, and hay for the last 10 years and is excited to bring that experience to her new career in real estate.
Tess moved to the Texas Panhandle in 2011 where she met her husband Josh. They now live in Wildorado where they enjoy raising their two kids Ivy and Porter with same small-town values they grew up with. As a family they enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, riding horses, and working cattle together. Tess is also actively involved in the community through groups like Ag Women Connect, the schools PTO, and coaching her daughter’s basketball team.
Tess is eager to help buyers and sellers navigate the market, whether it be in farm and ranch or purchasing your dream home.
Brandi is the Human Resource Manager and Accounting Manager for M. Edwards Realty and Land. She has had experience in crop insurance and worked briefly in a commodity brokerage office early in her career. She is the wife of Monty Edwards who is the Primary Broker of M. Edwards Realty and Land. She loves spending time with her family especially her every growing number of grandchildren. She loves to cook, likes to occasionally spend a day shopping, loves the beach, golf and most outdoor activities. She is a member of the Sudan First Baptist Church.