Todd Shealy - Broker, GRI
Todd 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).
Ben Phillips - Realtor
Hello, I’m Ben Phillips, and I thank you for taking time to read about my real estate career, military service, community service and my precious family. Though raised in North Florida, I moved back to Gainesville and joined the Focus Real Estate Group team in November 2006, after six years working as a Realtor® in the South Florida area.
While there, I was recognized as the Keyes Company Realtors “Rookie of the Year.” I later served as assistant manager for the Keyes Boynton Beach, and as sales manager for the Coldwell Banker Boca Raton Central & Beach offices and their combined 300 agents.
After these successes with “big box” firms, I chose to work with Focus Real Estate Group so I could continue to provide all the bells and whistles of the national brands— along with the personal service level commonly associated and expected with smaller boutique firms.
By the way, since its inception in 2006, Focus agents past and present have listed and sold a combined $100 million + in real estate.
Currently, I specialize primarily in residential sales and campus housing. I’ve 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, I have served on the Realtor Image Committee and volunteered countless hours to Habitat for Humanity and “Student of the Week” recognition programs.
Earlier in life, as a member of the US Air Force for six years, I served at the Air Force Academy and in Europe, receiving two Air Force Commendations as well as numerous other achievement awards. In 2014, I was recognized by the Gainesville, FL Police Department and received their “Police Service Award” for my contributions to Law Enforcement.
In 2015, I was appointed to the Board of Directors for Alachua Habitat for Humanity. In that position, I leveraged my real estate influence and experience to promote a renewed partnership with the local Realtor association and local business partners. We raise money and awareness of Habitat’s ongoing mission and the expansion of its New Home Builds, Critical Home Repairs, and Brush of Kindness programs.
My wife Kim and I have three incredible teenage children in Brandon, Lauren, and Kiersten. Brandon and Lauren attend Gainesville High School’s Cambridge Program. Brandon, a senior, is an active member of Gainesville High School’s Navy Jr. ROTC program, and is currently the unit’s commanding officer. Brandon is also a member of the GHS Lacrosse team and the school’s drama club. Lauren is a three-year starter for the Gainesville High School Varsity Soccer team and serves as president of the school’s Academy of Future Teachers (AFT). Kiersten attends Buchholz High School in Gainesville and recently received her driver’s license, so look out! My family and I are also active members of North Central Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Lindsay Calhoun - Realtor
Long time resident of Taylor County, Lindsay Calhoun has been in real estate since July of 2014. Lindsay has a passion for real estate and believes in providing outstanding service to her clients with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Lindsay's mission is simple - to promise a lot and deliver more. She is able to do this by communicating with her clients clearly, listening to her clients' needs and as a result, provide remarkable service to every single client all while building relationships that last a lifetime. When she is not selling real estate, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert, and their two amazing kids.
(850)-838-9880 or email@example.com
Jesse Mulhearn - Realtor
(352)-538-3050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deena Erickson-Klacko - Realtor
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.
(352)514-6728 or email@example.com
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!!!
Kelley and Brian Tison, Realtor
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.
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.
Brian's Contact information:
(706)296-7654 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelley's Contact information:
(706)296-7655 or email@example.com
Monette Holmes - Realtor
Monette 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.
Richelle Pace - Realtor
Richelle 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.
Melanie Martin - Broker Associate
Melanie 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.
As a Florida native and a former co/owner of a successful service-related business with several locations in the Northeast Florida region, Vanessa specializes in the sale of new and existing homes in Duval County and the surrounding areas such as the Beaches, Intercoastal, Historic districts, as well as Nassau and St. John's Counties. Prior to real estate, Vanessa earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Florida in Marketing and Management. She worked extensively in marketing and business-to-business sales for companies like IBM Corporation, as well as overseeing marketing and negotiations for service related companies in Northeast Florida. Vanessa's top priority is her client’s interests.
Her experience as a business owner has equipped her with effective sales practices. She is known for outstanding client service, availability, high-tech marketing techniques, personal touches, in addition to being a skilled negotiator. Vanessa strongly believes it is not only her duty to represent her clients to the best of her ability, but to also educate them throughout every step of the process, armed with superior information and market insight, allowing her clients to make the best possible decision.
(904)405-2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Latrice Drayton - Broker-Associate, Realtor, CAM, CAPS
Latrice attributes her success and strives for excellence to the prayers, love, and patience of her grandmother and great-grandmother. They partnered to raise her and five siblings in Brooksville, FL. Latrice began her career journey with a two-year internship learning from the City Council members of Brooksville, FL. Latrice then set out to expand her education and life experiences. She now has a background in Education, Business Management, and ten years of customer service experience in various industries. She is thrilled to expand her vision of Gideon Property Services while living her dreams and leaving a legacy. Her only goal is to create an excellent experience for all she has the privilege to encounter. In her spare time, Latrice has a passion for mentoring and tutoring at-risk youth. She devotes a percentage of her profit to local organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club and Kids Count. She also enjoys playing basketball, taking a stroll through the park, and creating lasting memories with those she loves.
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Pat is a long time resident of Gainesville and Alachua County. She has a love for the building and real estate industry and has enjoyed watching and being a part of the growth that has and continues to happen throughout Alachua county and the surrounding counties. She served as a member, Vice President and President of the Alachua Habitat for Humanity and enjoys giving back to the community through this and other non-profit organizations that assist homeowners and families to have a better life. Her experience and knowledge in construction is an asset that allows her to assist all home buyers in getting the special home they are looking for. She is experienced in remodeling and design projects specializing in kitchens and bathrooms. She loves decorating, quilting, and working in her flower garden.
Beckham Sturgill - Realtor
Beckham is currently an undergraduate student at University of Florida studying industrial and systems engineering. Beckham has family roots in Gainesville and has lived in Florida his entire life. His passion for real estate and effective communication has cultured him into the agent he is today.
Beckham's goal is straightforward, yet effective: he strives to provide the best service in the industry. He achieves this goal through his "every second counts" commitment to himself and his clients.
In his spare time, Beckham enjoys spending time with his family, participating in intramural sports, and boating on sunny days.
Florida native, Tiffany was born in Jacksonville and raised in Lake City.
Tiffany’s knowledge and love for Jacksonville, it's surrounding communities,
and it's people is what lead her into realty. Real estate can be a very
emotional experience and she am passionate about helping people through the
process of buying and selling homes.
strives to make her clients' real estate transaction as simple and easy as
possible. She is a dedicated, determined professional with an amazing work
ethic and an uncommon enthusiasm. Tiffany will do it better than it's ever been
done before! Outside of real estate, Tiffany is a loving wife and mom of three
wild and amazing kids. She says it’s a lot to juggle, but that she wouldn’t
want to have it any other way!
Being a Florida native, Tiffany was born in Jacksonville and raised in Lake City. Tiffany’s knowledge and love for Jacksonville, it's surrounding communities, and it's people is what lead her into realty. Real estate can be a very emotional experience and she am passionate about helping people through the process of buying and selling homes.
Tiffany strives to make her clients' real estate transaction as simple and easy as possible. She is a dedicated, determined professional with an amazing work ethic and an uncommon enthusiasm. Tiffany will do it better than it's ever been done before! Outside of real estate, Tiffany is a loving wife and mom of three wild and amazing kids. She says it’s a lot to juggle, but that she wouldn’t want to have it any other way!
Salina is a life time resident of Perry, Florida and a mother of two wonderful sons. She has been employed with the Clerk of Court for 15 years, which lead her interest in real estate.
Salina has been a real estate agent for 2 1/2 years. Her goal as an agent is for great customer service, consistent communication, strong attention to detail and ensuring a positive experience for all parties in a transaction.
When Salina is not selling real estate, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and exploring new adventures.
Alexander Acevedo - Realtor
Alexander Acevedo was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but has been a Florida resident for 10 years. He was born into a household obsessed with home renovating and interior decorating. After living all around the state of Florida, Alexander has decided to make Jacksonville his permanent home and your helpful real estate expert. Alexander understands the stressful and emotional process that buying and selling homes can be and he is here to guide you through it. Alexander is here to help you with all of your real estate needs!