Having moved to SW Florida in 1986 Jeff grew up in the area where he specializes in real estate. Jeff also grew up in the real estate industry and was office manager for his parent’s real estate company during summer breaks from school. Jeff and Tiffany met in college at the University of Florida where they both displayed the drive and success, they put to work every day for their valued customers. Jeff graduated with a Master’s Degree in Finance with a specialization in real estate and Tiffany graduated with high honors and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.
After college Jeff and Tiffany couldn’t think of a better place to start a family than here in SW Florida. Jeff started his professional career as a loan officer for Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Tiffany joined the family real estate business. In the early 2000’s Jeff decided to join Tiffany in the family real estate business and the rest is history.
Now one of SW Florida’s top producing teams, Jeff and Tiffany bring a truly unique and expansive skillset to bear when working hand-in-hand with buyers and sellers. Jeff and Tiffany bought their first apartment complex when they were in their 20’s and learned valuable insight into management, payroll, property maintenance, balance sheets, and people skills when managing the apartment complex in addition to growing their expanding real estate business.
Experience, Insight, and a History of Success
Real estate being truly in their veins, Jeff and Tiffany have built and/or remodeled over 20 properties in SW Florida, each one offering them a unique experience that they carry with them to further expertly guide their customers. Recently Tiffany assisted one long time family client with the identification and acquisition of three properties which had remodel potential. She conceptualized the redesign, hired the contractors, managed the project, made all the selections, decorated the finished product, and listed and sold the properties for an almost $1,000,000 profit in a 12-month span.
Recently Jeff and Tiffany developed and built a 14,000 square foot commercial center and leased out the unit to companies such as Dunkin Doughnuts and operated their own successful restaurant in the plaza for multiple years. They eventually expanded the restaurant business which had almost 100 employees at one time. From cost calculations, lease negotiations, cost of goods sold management, marketing campaigns, and human resource management, Jeff and Tiffany added even more high-level business experience to their repertoire. The restaurants and plaza eventually sold but the business knowledge and growth carried with Jeff and Tiffany to again add to the wealth of knowledge they can draw upon when guiding buyers and sellers.
As co-presidents of the Burns Family Team, Jeff and Tiffany have achieved unparalleled success in the real estate industry, not only for themselves, but especially for their valued clients. The Burns Family team is recognized as one of the top three producers out of the 1,400 agents for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty throughout the state of Florida and up to North Carolina. They have sold well over $1 Billion in residential real estate here in SW Florida and almost a quarter of a billion in real estate sales in 2021 alone. The Burns Family Team has the distinction of setting two dozen historic high sales at the time of closing where they helped the seller achieve the highest sale in the history of that community as well as the highest sale in the history of residential real estate in Lee County.
Even amongst the real estate community Jeff and Tiffany’s reputation for elite knowledge and being foremost experts in their field is recognized by their peers. As one of the industry experts, Jeff has been asked by the Association of Realtors to be an instructor teaching other Realtors the many nuances of listing and selling real estate in our area with a concentration on the intricacies of waterfront real estate transactions, ownership, restrictions, and governmental guidelines. Having been an instructor for almost a decade, Jeff’s classes receive some of the strongest positive reviews for being extremely informative and supremely knowledgeable in all aspects of local real estate sales.
The Burns Family Team strives to be a comprehensive one-stop-shop for information and assistance for anything relating to property ownership and life in their area. Once given the desires and goals of their customer, the Burns Family Team works tirelessly and tenaciously to meet and exceed these goals. Drawing from the individual experiences of each member, the Burns Family Team is one of the areas most experienced real estate advisors.
If someone is looking to be guided by a team with unsurpassed deep local ties, educational excellence, extensive business experience, a track record of smooth and successful transactions, and a genuine and caring customer first approach, the Burns Family Team is here to exceed your expectations.