MEET OUR TEAM

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 toddshealy@gmail.com


Ben Phillips - Realtor 

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Although raised in North Florida, Ben moved back to Gainesville (having previously lived here in the mid 90’s) and joined the Focus Real Estate Group team in 2006, after working six years as a Realtor® in the South Florida area.

While there, Ben was recognized as the Keyes Company Realtors “Rookie of the Year.” and later served as assistant manager for the Keyes Boynton Beach office, and as sales manager for the Coldwell Banker Boca Raton Central & Beach offices and their combined 300 agents.

 

After these successes with the “big box” firms, Ben chose to work with Focus Real Estate Group so he 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.

Ben specializes primarily in residential sales, campus housing as well as multi-family and investment properties within Gainesville and is one of the select agents chosen to oversee Celebration Pointe’s only residential sales offering, The Vue at Celebration Pointe. (Luxury 3 & 4 story town homes)

As well as being a Certified Negotiation Specialist and Certified Home Marketing Specialist, Ben recently received his newest designation as a Military Relocation Professional. Over the years, Ben has served on the Realtor Image Committee and volunteered countless hours to Habitat for Humanity and “Student of the Week” recognition programs.

 

Earlier in life, Ben served as a member of the US Air Force for six years, with tours in Europe as well as the United State Air Force Academy, receiving two Air Force Commendation medals as well as numerous other achievement awards and recognition.

 

In 2014, Ben was appointed to the Board of Directors for Alachua Habitat for Humanity. In this position, Ben has been able to leverage his real estate influence and experience to promote a renewed partnership with the local Realtor association and local business partners to raise money, resources and awareness of Habitat’s ongoing mission and the expansion of its New Home Builds, Critical Home Repairs, and Brush of Kindness programs.

 

In 2015, Ben married his wife Kimberly and they share four incredible children in Zack, Brandon, Lauren, and Kiersten. Ben and his family are also active members of North Central Baptist Church in Gainesville.

 


Contact information:

(352)682-9704 or RealtorBen@gmail.com

Lindsay Calhoun - Realtor 

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Longtime 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.


Contact information: 
(850)-838-9880 or lcalhounrealestate@gmail.com


Paul Dalba - Realtor 

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 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 pdalba@cox.net


April McCray - Realtor

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 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 amccray.focus@gmail.com


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.

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 tbj1123@gmail.com

Kelley's Contact information:

(706)296-7655 or kbt1060@bellsouth.net


Monette Holmes - Realtor

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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.

Contact information:

(904)993-9244 or monetteh1127@gmail.com


Richelle Pace - Realtor

Richelle.jpg 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.


Contact information:

(352)215-5506 or pacebuilder@yahoo.com


Melanie Martin - Broker Associate


melanie.jpg 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. 


Contact information: 

(352)256-9220 or melaniemontessori@gmail.com 

Vanessa Allen - Realtor

vanessaallenpic2018.png As 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.

Contact information:

(904)405-2580 or vanessajaxrealtor@gmail.com



Pat Denham - Realtor

PatHeadshotsPrint-7847.jpg 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.

Contact Information:

(352)278-2259 or patdenham65@gmail.com


Beckham Sturgill - Realtor

IMG_6699(1).JPG 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.  


Contact Information:

(407)625-1732 or BeckhamSturgill@gmail.com



Tiffany Howard - Realtor

profile(1).jpg 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!




Contact Information:

(386)984-9797 or tiffanyhowardrealestate@gmail.com



Lisa Chambers - Realtor

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Contact Information:

(904)400-4815 or lisachambersrealtor@gmail.com




Salina Ford - Realtor

IMG_1513121109944(1).jpg 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.

Contact Information:

  (850)838-6743 or salinafordrealtor@gmail.com  







Alexander Acevedo - Realtor

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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!  


Contact Information:

(904)482-5930 or alexandercarlosacevedo@gmail.com





Justin Webb - Realtor

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Contact Information:

(850)843-1993 or jkwebb777@gmail.com





IMG_2951-1.JPG Mary Margaret is currently a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Florida. She is pursuing a Bachelors in Business Management as well as a minor in Real Estate. Mary Margaret is originally from Arkansas; however, she now resides in both Orlando and Gainesville Florida. Mary Margaret is a hardworking, determined individual and is passionate about helping and working with people. In her spare time, Mary Margaret enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

 

Contact Information:

 

(321)320-1774 or margaret.bryant.email@gmail.com