Personalized service is about getting the attention you need when you want it.  One agent, trying to do it all, can only perform one function in the entire process at one time.   Focus Real Estate Group can manage ALL of the details of the transactions simultaneously. Team Work...Results that Count!

Todd Shealy - Broker, GRI

Todd.jpgTodd is no stranger to "Winning Teams". After graduating college from the University of Florida, Todd had the privilege of working with one of the premier Athletic Programs in the Nation. For eight years, Todd was a part of the Gator Athletic Support Staff at the University of Florida and during that tenure the program ranked in the top five nationally. In 1997 Todd spent a year working with the Carolina Panthers of the NFL before pursuing his passion of Marketing and Sales. He served as District Sales & Marketing Manager for the third largest staff leasing company in America. In 2001 Todd decided to bring his proven marketing, sales, negotiating and counseling skills to the Real Estate profession and was nationally recognized by Prudential with the Chairman''s Circle Award (2004,2005) representing the top 1% in sales. In 2006 Todd opened Focus Real Real Estate Group, Inc to give buyers and sellers a systematic team approach to their real estate transaction.  The endeavor was so successful that in 2013 Todd opened another office in St Johns County to provide Multiple Listing Service (MLS) coverage through North Central Florida. Todd and his TEAM welcome the opportunity to work with all customers but he specializes in working with Coaches and Celebrities such as Jasmyn and Andrew Copeland (Singer/Songwriter Sister Hazel), Cosette and Kerwin Bell (Head Football Coach Valdosta State), Shelley and Urban Meyer (Head Football Coach Ohio State). 

Contact information:
 (352)494-3133 or

Ben Phillips - Realtor 


Though raised in North Florida, Ben moved back to Gainesville and  joined the Focus Real Estate Group team in November 2006 after moving from the South Florida area where he had been living the previous 6 years. While there he was recognized as the Keyes Company  Realtors "Rookie of the Year" and later served as Assistant Manger for Keyes/Boynton Beach and as Sales Manager for Coldwell  Banker/Boca Raton Central & Beach offices and their combined 300  agents. After having worked for the "big box" firms, Ben chose to work with Focus Real Estate Group so that he could continue to provide all the bells and whistles of the national brands but also provide the service commonly associated and expected with a smaller boutique company such as Focus Real Estate Group. (By the way, since it's inception in 2006, Focus agents past and present have listed and sold more than a combined $100 million in real estate) Currently Ben specializes primarily in residential sales and campus housing. Ben has also begun carving out a niche in the multi-family and investment market within Gainesville. As well as  being a Certified Negotiation Specialist and Certified Home Marketing Specialist, Ben has served on the Realtor Image Committee and volunteered countless hours to Habitat for Humanity and "Student of the Week" recognition programs. As a member of the United States Air Force for six years, Ben served at the United States Air Force Academy and in Europe receiving two Air Force Commendations as well as numerous other awards. In 2014, Ben was recognized by the Gainesville Police Department and received their "Police Service Award" for his contributions to Law Enforcement. In 2015, Ben was appointed to the Board of Directors for Alachua Habitat for Humanity . Since then Ben has  used his real estate influence and experience to promote a renewed partnership with the local Realtor association and local business partners to raise money and awareness of Habitat's ongoing mission and the expansion of their new home builds, Critical Home Repairs and a Brush of Kindness programs. Ben has two incredible teenage children in Brandon and Lauren and both attend Gainesville High School's Cambridge Program. Brandon is an active member of Gainesville High School's Navy Jr ROTC program, an was recently promoted as the unit's Command Senior Chief. Lauren plays competitive travel soccer for the Gainesville Soccer Alliance as well as Gainesville High School Varsity Soccer. In December 2015, Ben tied the knot with his wife Kimberly. Ben's step daughter Kiersten is a member of the Union County High School's Cheerleading squad and looks forward to her impending move to the Alachua County School system in the Fall of 2017. The family are also active members of North Central Baptist Church in Gainesville.

Contact information:
(352)682-9704 or

Jesse Mulhearn - Realtor

Contact information: 
(352)-538-3050 or

Deena Erickson - Realtor

Contact information: 
(352)-494-2404 or

Paul Dalba - Realtor 


 In 2005 after thirty years in the Telecommunications  Industry, Paul went into the Real Estate Business. He  joined Focus in June of 2011, specializing in listing and  selling residential properties as well as new  construction. Paul enjoys working with buyers to find  the right property. His other interests are bowling and  golfing. He is also a member of the Greater  Miami Bowling Hall of Fame and a former member  of the Professional Bowlers Association.

Contact Information:  

(352)514-6728 or

April McCray - Realtor


 April was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. Her career in real  estate began in 2006 with ERA Trend Realty. She recently became  an associate with Focus Real Estate Group. April is a Licensed  REALTOR®, a member of the Gainesville MLS, the local Board of  Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors®. April has  experience working with first-time home buyers, existing and new  construction residential sales, and properties for sale. April devotes  herself to great customer service and communication with her  customers and helping her customers find the home of their  dreams!!!

Contact information:
(352)318-1524 or

Heather Dyrkolbotn, Realtor 

Heather.jpegUpon graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Heather went to work for Kraft Foods as a Sales representative.  She was ranked by Kraft as one of the  top 1% of sales agents in the nation. She had a passion for the products she sold and the  customers she sold them to.  Kraft relocated Heather to Gainesville 14 years ago when  she married her husband, Svein. He is a former Gator basketball player-turned local  builder who chose Gainesville to be his permanent home. After having three daughters  together and being a stay-at-home mom, Heather returned this Spring to the real estate  career she began 10 years ago when her friends asked her to help them find a home. During that experience, she realized her passion for finding her buyers their "perfect fit"  and making them happy in their home. Heather also enjoys the satisfaction of helping a  seller get the most for their asset so that they can begin the next chapter in their lives. In addition to real estate and decorating, Heather loves to cook and stays involved with her children's school and their activities.

Contact information:

(352)871-7771 or

 Melanie Martin - Broker Associate

melanie.jpgMelanie joined the team in March 2006 and specializes in  residential sales, new construction and investment properties.  While attending University of Florida, Melanie received her  real estate license in 2001 and her broker associate license in  2004.  She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with an  emphasis on counseling and therapy and minored in Speech  Pathology and Communication Disorders.  During college,  Melanie ran cross-country and track (1500 meters) for NCAA.  Currently she competes in road races (5k through half marathon) and triathlons ranging from sprint distance to Half Ironman.  When she is not working or training, she enjoys playing, singing or listening to blues and jazz. 

Contact information: 
(352)246-3084 or

Kelley and Brian Tison, Realtor

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 Originally from Georgia, Kelley has lived most of her adult life  in Florida.  Kelley has personal experience investing in  residential real estate, as well as new home construction.  She  has a flare for staging which she believes contributed to selling  at least six personal residences within three months of the  original listing; two of which were sold during the depths of the  most recent real estate downturn. As she and her husband,  Brian, are now empty-nesters, Kelley decided to combine her  love of working with people and real-state, joining Focus Real Estate Group.  Kelley believes the most important element for success in real estate is professionally assisting the customer in doing what is best for them.   She will do her utmost to provide personalized service, making your needs her FOCUS!Kelley received a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia and later did post-graduate studies in accounting at UGA and the University of North Florida, successfully passing the CPA exam.  During the years her children were in school, most of her professional work involved accounting for non –profit organizations.  In 1999-2001, Kelley was directly involved in the development and construction of 20,000 square foot church.

Kelley remains on the school board as Finance Chairman at her children’s former school.  She is also actively involved as a director of a charitable foundation.  Kelley and Brian attend Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.  Kelley cherishes her time spent with Brian and their grown children, Anne Marie and Jay.  She also enjoys reading, walking, cooking, and traveling.

Contact information:

(706)296-7655 or

Brian Tison - Realtor

Brian Tison originally hails from Albany, GA.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture.  He went on to serve his country in the Navy and the Army National Guard.  He has been practicing real estate since 2005 first in Georgia and now in the Greater Jacksonville area.  Brian’s primary areas of interest are residential purchase and sales, to include land development and light commercial transactions.

Brian is a committed family man who enjoys time with his family.  His extra-curricular interests include outdoor activities.  Brian is also a commercial helicopter pilot.

Contact information:

(706)296-7654 or

Richelle Pace - Realtor

Richelle.jpgRichelle Pace had many influences that began her career in Real Estate along with becoming a General Contractor. She worked for a commercial builder for several years and has been a licensed Realtor for 15 years. 

Richelle grew up in Gainesville giving her a wealth of knowledge about the community and the local Real Estate market. Richelle's passion is Real Estate so whether it is purchasing a home, building a custom home or looking for investment properties, Richelle can help with the entire process. Her goal is to make it as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Contact information:

(352)215-5506 or

Monette Holmes - Realtor

IMG_20160603_145534.jpgMonette is a Jacksonville native and has lived in the beaches area for over 20 years. Her familiarity and knowledge of the coastal pristine beaches, metro downtown, and the inland wooded rural areas of Northeast Florida are a wonderful asset for buyers and sellers alike.
  Monette started her career in the corporate world, and after working with a corporate attorney for 13 years, she prides herself in her attention to detail and client focus.

Monette is familiar with all areas of town, from Orange Park to the Westside, Ortega to downtown and areas all along the St. Johns River.  Her specialty is the love of the beaches area from the Intracoastal to the coastline (St. Augustine, Vilano, Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Neptune, Atlantic, Little Talbot, Hannah Park and Fernandina.)

 Monette and her husband, Jason, have been married for 20+ years. They have two sons and a new daughter-in-law. Along with going to church, they cherish their time with family and friends, their two dogs and enjoy fishing and cooking out.

Contact information:

(904)993-9244 or

Todd Shealy
Todd Shealy
Sales Executive