Auctioneer since 1989. Graduate of American Marketing Institute, graduate of Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate, licensed Real Estate Appraiser, licensed Personal Property Appraiser. Retired after thirty years service on the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Voted "Best of the Best" in auctioneering for four years in a row.
Broker Associate/ Auctioneer/ Land Specialist
John brings a history of customer service in various businesses, mainly in the horse industry. He believes customer service is the cornerstone of any business. "It is very simple, treat customers the way you wish to be treated, I genuinely care about my customer's needs". John was the top producer in his first year in another United Country office.
John is a Broker Associate, Auctioneer, Land Specialist, and has the expertise that will help you sell or buy property in Eastern Oklahoma. He understands the needs of buyers and sellers in Rural America whether it's buying Oklahoma Homes and Land, Equine Properties, Farms, Ranches, Land, or Recreational Properties.
A lifelong horseman that has lived in the country all of his life, John is a member of AQHA, NRHA, and Ducks Unlimited, He is a dedicated Sportsman that enjoys hunting and fishing with his boys, be it fishing in local tournaments or hunting waterfowl and deer. John is married to his best friend, his wife Gigi, and has four sons, is an active member of his local church, and is the Oklahoma High School Director for Fishers of Men. Come see why "No One Knows the Country Like We Do"#OklahomaLandSpecialistAuctioneer
Gigi Wilhite has been a resident of Sequoyah County for the past 17 years. She grew up in rural Missouri raising and showing horses and cattle. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been a Reading teacher and Special Education teacher for the past 28 years.
Gigi and her husband John opened their United Country Real Estate Office in 2010. She obtained her real estate license in 2015 and began as a sales associate to help when she is not teaching. Gigi specializes in selling country homes, farms, ranches, recreational homes, lake homes and homes in town. She especially enjoys selling equine properties. She is licensed in Oklahoma and can assist in finding the perfect property anywhere in the state.
She enjoys living and working in the country. Living in Sequoyah County offers a diverse outdoor opportunity being in close proximity to several lakes, state parks, and wildlife areas. She enjoys boating on Lake Tenkiller and visiting Greenleaf State Park or riding the equestrian trails at Cherokee Landing and Cookson Wildlife Refuge.
She spends her time away from work with her family working on the farm enjoying her horses, dogs, and cats. She also enjoys reading and learning new things.
Having been raised in a rural setting on the family farm in Southeast Oklahoma, Stephen comes from a strong farming and ranching background. As a youth, he was active in 4-H and FFA, serving as president of his local FFA chapter his senior year in high school. His parents, Utah and Wanda, continue to raise black angus cattle in Bryan County, Oklahoma.
In 2012 he and his wife Gina moved to Delaware County, living on the Grand Lake of the Cherokees, a beautiful lake nestled in Northeast Oklahoma. Since then he and his wife have moved back to their roots, now living on a small farm just south of Grand Lake.
Stephen also serves as a commissioned chaplain for both the Grove Police Department and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Stephen married his high school sweetheart, Gina Martin, in 1982. They have two grown children: daughter Cara Hobbs and her husband Daniel who live in Broken Arrow, OK; son Austin Nation and his wife Amanda who live near Joplin, MO.
Stephen received his undergraduate degree from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His graduate degree in Human Resource Administration was earned from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Having been licensed in real estate since 2010, Stephen will bring his expertise to Northeast Oklahoma with experience in both the lake and rural markets, especially those within the various lake communities, as well as the farm, ranch, and hunting properties that are highly sought after in the area.