Hey Friends, I’m Christa Barlow. I grew up where the green grass grows, just outside town in southern Indiana. I grew up on the back of a horse and spent years in my papaw’s barn caring for and showing Quarter Horses. Years of involvement in 4-H, summers spent on my family’s ranch in southern Oklahoma and a variety of other activities and clubs in school nurtured my love for people, animals and agriculture.
Family ties to Oklahoma and north Texas and a search for an ag school landed me in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2005. 4 years later, my time at Oklahoma State University [go cowboys!] furnished a degree in Agricultural Communications and a brand-new husband. The next several years included jobs in the marketing and communications field, moving too many times as my husband worked on his master’s degree and started his career. We landed back in Stillwater in 2015 with the orneriest little boy. Central Oklahoma is home to us. Since 2015 we’ve added to our family and set roots to raise them among a sea of orange and friends who have become family in a small-town setting surrounded by green wheat fields and grazing cows.
My family and I own multiple United Country Real Estate & Auction franchises serving central and eastern Oklahoma and southcentral Indiana. Whether it was a love of the auction and real estate industry or the ability to choose which 60+ hours I work a week that led me back to the family business, I haven’t figured out yet. Probably both. I grew up where Saturdays often involved a sloppy joe and Dr. Pepper from the auction concession stand and high school excused absences included being a cashier for a restaurant liquidation auction or checking in bidders for a real estate auction.
Since 2015 I’ve been working to grow my own real estate and auction career and we’re enjoying raising our kids and living our best life in central Oklahoma where the friendships are real, the weather is crazy and the sunsets are to-die-for
Broker Associate/ Auctioneer/ Land Specialist
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 Oklahoma Homes and Land, Equine Properties, Farms, Ranches, Land, or Recreational Properties. John is continuously learning and furthering his knowledge to help his clients. John is a RealtreeUC Land Pro. Realtree United Country Land Pros don’t just help you buy or sell hunting property and hunting land across America, they are a national network of hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and land management specialists who live the hunting lifestyle. No team can better understand your needs because not only are they real estate professionals, they spend their free time in deer and duck blinds, turkey hunting and chasing big game, at the lake and in the field. Let our Realtree United Country Land Pros help you turn your passion into a property.
John is also a member of Realtors Land Institute. Members of the REALTORS® Land Institute specialize in land brokerage related to all types of land, including specialty properties, including: farms, ranches, recreational, timberland, vineyards, orchards, undeveloped tracts of land, transitional and development land, subdivision and lot wholesaling, site selection and assemblage of land parcels, appraisals and land valuation, auctions, and farm and land management. Membership is also open to all land professionals practicing in the industry as well as industry partners.
John is studying for the Accredited Land Consultant designation. Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) are more than land professionals. They’re the most accomplished, the most experienced, and the highest performing land real estate experts across the country— whether they specialize in agricultural land, timberland, ranch and recreational properties, or vacant land for development.
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.
LeRoy is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma. He was an Oklahoma state trooper for 30 years, retiring in 1999. During that time, LeRoy became a Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer. Graduating from Missouri Auction School in 1989, LeRoy has been a successful auctioneer for 23 years! As a licensed real estate agent in Arkansas and Oklahoma, LeRoy specializes in acreages, ranches and hunting properties. He is also a licensed Personal Property Appraiser and Real Estate Appraiser. LeRoy is a member of the Certified Auctions Institute and most recently was inducted into the Oklahoma Auctioneers Hall of Fame in 2019. He has also been designated "Master Auctioneer" with United Country. LeRoy and his wife, Virginia live in Oklahoma. Voted “Best of the Best” in auctioneering for four years in a row!