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Hello Folks,

Thank you for visiting my real estate blog page.  I am a Realtor-Associate with Option One Realty Group in Miami, Florida.  I have worked in the real estate industry since 2002, primarily in property valuations, and have been the co-owner of two boutique mortgage brokerages, a manager for a satellite real estate sales office, and the owner of 3 real estate appraisal firms.

The Best Service, The Best Results!

Choosing a real estate agent who has the tools, skills, and experience to make your dreams come true can be as challenging as the home buying process itself.  Let me make it simple for you.

Looking to sell your home? Here’s my commitment to you…

In the least amount of time possible, I will get you the best price on your home and ensure that you are informed in  every step of the transaction process.

Someone You Can Trust!

The most important thing when choosing a real estate professional is to find someone you can trust.  I have an 11 year history of success and integrity in real estate that you can depend on.  I am an experienced negotiator with expert knowledge of the local market in a wide range of property values, from starter homes and studio flats, to executive and estate homes, to investment properties (hotels, class A retail, apartments & industrial warehouses), you can count on me to always work with your interests in mind, and to represent you and your wishes to the best of my ability.

Did you know?

In most transactions, the real estate broker represents the seller or landlord. If the broker has a written agency agreement with the owner/landlord, he/she has a legal obligation to represent the best interest of the owner and negotiate the best deal possible for him or her, which means a higher price for you.  By providing you with buyer/tenant representation, I have an obligation to negotiate the BEST possible deal for you. The Realtor fees typically come from the seller/landlord, so my services cost the buyer nothing! If you decide not to purchase/rent the property, you owe me nothing.

How does the process work?

I will consult with you to learn your objectives and needs, then conduct a preliminary search of the available properties which match your criteria.  Next, I will analyze each site, looking at all the intricate aspects of the properties, interest rates, mortgage/lease terms, condo or homeowners’ association rules & regulations, zoning ordinances, among other conditions specific to your search criteria. Then, I will present you with the best available options for your consideration and approval.  As we proceed, I will give you critical advice on issues pertaining to the sale/lease negotiations (or owner/tenant improvements for commercial properties)  to ensure that you have a smooth, complete transition  so that you can focus on what’s most important – your move!

Good communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship.  You can count on me to provide you with the information you need in a timely manner and on a schedule that suits you best.

Excellence in Real Estate!

My mission statement is:  “To be the most trusted adviser to each one of my clients, to be their source for solutions, to provide genuine heartfelt service, to always provide my clients with a constant hopefulness that we will meet their goals and objectives, to guide them to what’s in their best interests, and to make myself incomparable to my competition.”


Bio: Entrepreneur | Speaker | Author | Instructor I like to think of myself as a modern day polymer, a "Renaissance Man." It is impossible for me to stick to any one thing when I am fascinated by the riches of the world (and I don't mean money), but I'm not interested in being labeled a "Jack of all trades." I have thoughtfully chosen to focus my energy on a few trades: military service (from ages 17 to 27), performing arts (acting, in both film and theatre, and music), entrepreneurship (real estate sales, mortgage finance, and appraising), education (K thru 12 and online real estate course creation and instruction), law, writing (I have published a few books, from pedagogy to romance, to network marketing (my present work-in-progress), and speaking (so far I have had the privilege of being an alumni guest speaker at two university events. Current Status: I am the Broker-Owner of Coleman Tanner Realty in Florida, as well as the Executive Director and Chief Legal Officer of REX Cinema Productions, both located in Jacksonville, Florida. History: These are some of the titles I have/had in my life journey: Student, Actor, Musician, Drama Club Director, Author, Content Creator, Soldier, Sailor, Sales Associate, Store Manager, Appraiser, Real Estate Broker, Mortgage Broker, Attorney (non-licensed), Teacher, Dept. Chair, Executive Director, CEO, Father, Son, Brother, Cousin, and Nephew. Personality: I am purpose-driven. I love most people (despise some, though I try to mask it and eliminate it from my being.) My favorite color is blue, my favorite number is 3, and my favorite music is smooth jazz. I like cigars, bourbon (Jack Daniels) and scotch (12 year, single malt), wine (mostly red) and craft beer (mostly from Belgium and Germany). I LOVE to travel. Future Aspirations: When I grow up, I'd love to own a yacht so that I can more off the coasts of CinqueTerre, Italy and Marseilles, France, a luxe condo in downtown Miami, and a small Tuscan Villa on the water in Ponte Vedra Beach (or maybe Fernandina Beach, Sea Island, St. Simon's Island, or Jeckyl Island - pretty much somewhere in north Florida so my family and I can enjoy sitting by the fire pit outdoors while enjoying a good glass of wine, baked Brie, Manchego cheese, and prosciutto, and engage in excellent conversations.

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