Real Estate Firms, Realtors, Agents & Brokers
As a team, Gary and Jean bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the home buying experience on St. George Island, in Apalachicola and the surrounding area. Gary’s 30 years as a building contractor in the area allows them to provide current information to their clients regarding county zoning, the county building process, and site selection. Jean is currently a Member of the MLS Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce. Visit their website at www.jeanandgary.com Jean can be reached at 850-566-2171 or email@example.com. Gary can be reached at 850-566-2078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Lease joined The Naumann Group’s Coastal Branch Division as a Real Estate Sales Associate in 2017. A native Floridian, she earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Florida State University and spent the next 25 years in both executive level state government and the private sector – managing mission-oriented non-profits in Florida’s Panhandle, including Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a 1500 member-supported non-profit dedicated to restoring and preserving the Apalachicola River and Bay. Unable to put off her passion for real estate any longer, Shannon is thrilled to be teaming up with Catherine Korfanty, a Broker Associate with The Naumann Group Real Estate, Inc.Throughout her life, Shannon has lived and adventured all along the Forgotten Coast and knows it well. St. George Island and its neighboring port, Apalachicola, are most special to her: “I’ve always loved the community here with its colorful blend of maritime history, commercial and recreational fishing and our low-impact tourism. I really do understand the powerful lure of our beautiful coastline. My dream to live here came true. Now, I’m excited for the opportunity to combine my unique knowledge of ‘all things local’ with my professional skills in social media marketing and photography to help others make their dreams a reality, too!” Shannon is currently living her dream in a quaint cottage in Apalachicola’s Historic District, just two blocks from the pristine waters of Apalachicola Bay, its world-renown oysters and some of the best recreational fishing in the world.
Meet Susan Bassett Susan's specialty is advising buyers and sellers on making the best real estate investment decisions in this area. She knows the inventory for sale on St. George and Apalach inside and out. Marketing is key to her success with finding buyers and sellers and the perfect match for the house they want to buy or sell. Her talent is in finding the right property for each buyer, regardless of which agency has it listed for sale, and in making the deal work for all sides. She can help you with purchase of a personal home, investment property, or commercial property.
Susan is a Florida native, with roots in the countryside of Gadsden County, and St. George Island has been her family's go to vacation spot for 40 years. She moved to St. George full-time in 2004 following stints in Tallahassee as a university professor in computer science and in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a high-tech start-up company she co-founded and eventually sold, catering to the pharmaceutical drug discovery industry.
Susan's education background includes degrees from Auburn and from University of Alabama in Birmingham. She has served on the local Chamber of Commerce board and as the president of the local Civic Club, and serves as the 5K race director for the St. George Chili Cook-off each year. She works with sea turtles as a volunteer and serves on the board of the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition which sponsors the Plein Air Paint-out each year. Susan lives on the bay on beautiful St. George Island.SUSAN BASSETT (850) 323-0092 email@example.com
Meet Shelley Shepard Shelley is a native Floridian who grew up in west Gadsden county, 75 miles upriver from St. George Island. She graduated from Emory University with a degree in International Business. After pursuing her equestrian avocation as an assistant manager at a Thoroughbred racing farm in Palmetto, Georgia, she moved back to Florida to sell real estate on St. George Island.
As a partner in the Thompson Shepard Bassett team, Shelley ready to work through all steps of a real estate transaction. She knows the inventory of what is for sale, and the history of what properties have sold for. Her thoroughness and forthright manner helps make a transaction work, from showing property to negotiating a contract, to coordinating inspections and guiding the closing process.
Shelley lives with her husband in Apalachicola and spends as much time as possible enjoying this lovely area by bicycle, kayak and boat. Give her a call for any of your St. George Island or Apalachicola questions and she will make sure you are headed in the right direction!Shelley Shepard, REALTOR® (850) 653-6621 firstname.lastname@example.org