I’m an associate broker with Realty Associates of Atlanta. I served as the managing broker for RE/MAX Executives for twelve years, from 1991 – 2003. Originally licensed in 1979, I was affiliated with Walter Scott Realty, Buckhead Brokers and RE/MAX Executives before joining Realty Associates of Atlanta.
As a member of the DeKalb Association of Realtors, I am a Life Member of the Pinnacle Club, a top ten agent in several years, most recently 2009, and a Gold Phoenix Award winner. I hold CRS, CRB and E-Pro 500 designations from the National Association of Realtors and I was a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and the 100% Club during my affiliation with RE/MAX Executives. I have also served on several committees for the DeKalb Association of Realtors.
Before my real estate career, I was a small business owner in DeKalb County and sold my business to a national company in 1979. I won the top sales award in the United States two years running while with Lifetouch, Inc., the company that purchased my business. In addition, I was one of the company’s National Sales Trainers and the Market Development Director for the Southeast before entering real estate full time in 1988.
I’m a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA degree in management. While at UGA I was a member of the varsity wrestling team and a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity. I attended Medlock and W. D. Thomson Elementary Schools and graduated from Briarcliff High School in Atlanta.
I’m a past member of the Board of Directors of the Decatur-DeKalb YMCA, the Board of Directors of the Alpharetta YMCA, the North DeKalb Rotary Club and the Gwinnett Toastmasters. My wife, Carol Tanner, and I live in Alpharetta, Ga. and are members of Johns Creek United Methodist Church. We also have five grandchildren.
I’ve been a successful real estate professional for over 28 years and continue to help my clients fulfill the American Dream of owning a home. My primary sales area is North Fulton and South Forsyth, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, Cumming and Roswell, but being a life-long resident of metro Atlanta, I am quite familiar with many other areas of Atlanta. In addition, I am affiliated with several senior care network groups helping seniors with their real estate needs when downsizing or transitioning to assisted living.