Jack grew up on the family farm, Huntingdon, at Boyce in Clarke County. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1982, Jack began his career in real estate. In 1989, he started his appraisal and brokerage company and continues to work full-time from his office in the barn at Huntingdon - where he has hung his hat for almost forty years. In addition to working as principal broker and appraiser for Clarke County Properties and Virginia Real Estate, he manages his commercial rentals and livestock operation.
Jack is a licensed broker in both Virginia and West Virginia and focuses on the farm, raw land, and rural residential properties. A few notable brokerage achievements include negotiating the sale of the 1,680 acres Wehrmann Angus farm along with several hundred heads of Registered Angus cattle and embryos, Claytonville farm, the raw land sale for the 290 lot Hermitage subdivision in Berryville, Runneymeade farm, Hill and Dale farm, Long Pond farm, 134 acres of development land in Frederick County as well as approximately 1,000 acres of farmland in Jefferson County, WVA. With over one hundred transactions of mostly farms or land, Jack has won the Blue Ridge Association of Realtors President’s and Director’s Awards multiple times.
In addition to his brokerage licenses, Jack is a licensed Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in both Virginia and West Virginia, a state-approved Conservation Easement Appraiser, a designated Master Farm and Land Appraiser (MLFA), a Virginia Land Specialist (VLS), an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) and a former Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector. Community involvement includes service as a past Board member of the Virginia Angus Association, the Northern Virginia Angus Association, the Virginia Charolais Association, Powhatan School, the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District and Shenandoah Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Jack is a lifelong sheep and cattle stockman with a passion for agriculture while balancing wildlife habitat needs. Lifelong recreational interests include whitewater paddling, snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking/climbing, traveling, and more recently getting back to his childhood love of riding horses.
Laura Kniffin came to Clarke County Properties and Schutte Land & Livestock in 2016. As the office manager for Jack Schutte, she wears many hats, and is always looking to grow and to learn new skills. Her dedication in the office mirrors the passion she has working with horses in her private life.
Corey Kirk joined the CCP team in 2022 as a jack of all trades administrator. Corey originally came from Western New York growing up on her family’s 40-acre century hobby farm. After completing her Business Administration degree at Alfred University, she came to Virginia to run a horseback riding camp program. After spending two summers in Virginia, she fell in love with the landscape and decided to settle in Clarke County, Virginia. Besides working at Clarke County Properties, Corey also owns her own riding lesson and horse training business based out of Berryville, Virginia.