Tommy Sholes, Inc, Appraisers/Realtors is proud to be one of the leading and most respected firms providing professional real estate services in South Walton County since founded by Thomas Sholes in 1975. We are natives and longtime residents who can help you attain your goals through the relationships we have invested our lives to build. Principals and Associates of Tommy Sholes, Inc. are Florida licensed Real Estate professionals with extensive knowledge of the Northwest Florida coastal market.

Our experienced team provides the following services:

‘Our ultimate goal is to engage in no transaction that does not benefit all whom it affects.’
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Tommy Sholes Office

Real Estate Sales

Richard Staffors

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 in single and multi-family residential, condominium sales, and commercial property 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 environmental and website design/maintenance.

Carol Sholes Stafford, Owner / State Certified Residential Appraiser 0002577 / Realtor Associate
Alan Bruni, Realtor Associate
Greg Schmitt, Realtor Associate

Anita Hill, Accounting
Dennis Mitchell, QEP, Environmental Consultant
Jack Rhodes Consultant, Inc., Land Planning Specialist
Moon Creek Studios, Website Design, Photography & Video