Tommy Sholes, Inc., Appraisers/Realtors is proud to be one of the leading Florida real estate firms providing professional real estate services in South Walton County for nearly 40 years. We are natives and longtime residents who can help you attain your goals through the relationships we have invested our lives to build.

Our experienced team provides the following services:

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Tommy Sholes Office


Real Estate Sales


Richard Stafford, Principal, Sales Leader and Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker, and
the experienced sales team at Tommy Sholes, Inc specialize in South Walton County
coastal residential and commercial real estate sales. Richard is a native son of the area
and has been a local Realtor since 1988. He is consistently one of the top producing
Real Estate Brokers on the Emerald Coast. Richard and his team of associates invite
you to contact them and put your trust and confidence in their firm’s local knowledge
and experience and let them work honestly and diligently for you. Contact Richard by email or phone directly @ (850) 267-2180, ext 3.

  • Principal, Broker of Record, Sales Manager
  • Licensed in 1988, Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker (BK510671) since 1992
  • Emerald Coast Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Co-Founder, Board of Directors, Walton County Property Owner’s Association
  • Past member Board of Directors, Secretary, Grayton Beach Neighborhood Association
  • Past Member and Chairman, Walton County Board of Adjustments, Zoning
  • Appointed by Walton County Commission to Walton County Wetlands Work Group
  • Member Pt. Washington Methodist Church
  • Volunteer Coach-South Walton County Youth Recreation League
  • Advanced Guard, Wounded Warrior Project
  • REO Broker
  • Member – NRA



Sales Team / Associates

Tommy Sholes, Inc. is proud of its outstanding Sales Team. All sales associates are Florida Licensed Realtors with expertise ranging from coastal properties, bay area properties, condominium sales, and commercial sales and rentals. The Sales Team at Tommy Sholes, Inc utilizes the latest technologies to market and sell Real Estate. Non-sales team members provide critical support for our company operations including sales and appraisals, marketing, advertising, accounting and website design/maintenance.

Carol Stafford, Realtor Associate
Alan Bruni, Realtor Associate
JoAnne Jones, Realtor Associate
Greg Schmitt, Realtor Associate
Nelson Kilpatrick, Realtor Associate
Simon Smith, Realtor Associate
Crystal Smith, Realtor Associate

Anita Hill, Accounting
Dennis Mitchell, QEP, Environmental Consultant
Jack Rhodes Consultant, Inc., Land Planning Specialist
William H Howell, Jr, PA, Real Estate Attorney
Moon Creek Studios, Website Design, Photography & Video