I have been married to my wife, Janie, since 1985 and we have 2 daughters, Kira and Candice, and one granddaughter Kaylee. We have owned residences in Jacksonville, Orange Park, Fleming Island and we currently reside in Saint Johns. I am very familiar with the Jacksonville area with regard to all facets of the lifestyle, social, and educational experience.
    My career has spanned a large portion of the North Florida territory which has provided me with a vast knowledge of the many communities in the area. We are avid golfers and enjoy frequenting the many golf course options that the area offers. We also enjoy the many water features that the area offers from lakes to pools to the wonderful beaches that we are so fortunate to have.
    I have been fortunate enough to join the most prestigious and well-respected real estate firm at Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island. I am looking forward to assisting you in fulfilling your dreams. My drive and work ethic have never been lacking and I will provide you with nothing less than the "Professional Service that YOU desire and deserve".

    My Client Testimonials

    Rocky Bolin "Tom was there thru the whole process, the long search for a house, the many questions, all the paper work, and even after the process was over Tom was there for more questions. Thank you so very much. Excellent!!!!"
    Tim and Suzanne Leaver "We had a wonderful experience selling our home with Tom. All aspects went smoothly and we sold quickly for full asking price. Tom is very professional, personable and knows how to get the job done! He went above and beyond even walking our Golden Retrievers when we couldn't be there for a showing."
    Ann Wilson and Dean Wetter "From our first meeting till, closing Tom was extremely professional and responsive. He is loyal, attentive, intelligent and ethical. These attributes top our list of importance. Everything about working with tom was top drawer. Thank you very much!"
    William and Patty Bransford "In 30 years of Army service, we moved more than a dozen times and bought homes in four states. We learned to appreciate good agents, and Tom Yates is the best we have dealt with. He knows this market, and he knows homes. He listened to what we wanted in a home and prepared for showings so we didn't waste time looking at homes we didn't want. In a single morning, Tom showed us five homes that fit our needs, and helped us make an offer. He not only negotiated hard with the seller's agent and kept us informed, he continued to search so that when it was time to reject the seller's best counteroffer, we had already found a great alternative. When Patty said, "This is the one!", we had a contract for the same model on a bigger lot and a golf course view for a great price by the end of the day. He worked with us every step of the way through the financing and closing, and he worked behind the scenes with the builder to make sure the little things were done right. We don't plan to buy another house anytime soon, but we certainly recommend Tom Yates to anyone who does."
    Ron and Michelle Jarrell "Tom is a fantastic agent for buyers and sellers! After other realtors failed to sell our home, Tom got it sold at list price quickly! As buyers agent, he helped us find our ideal new home and was active throughout the process all the way to closing. You can't go wrong choosing Tom Yates as a realtor."
    Melody Lavaron "I was very impressed with Tom Yates. He helped my son sell his house and then helped him buy his new house. And when it was time for me to sell my house he sold it very quickly. And then walked me thru the sale with ease. I will be recommending him to everyone who will listen. Thanks Tom"
    Linda Stanley "We have never had a more positive experience with a Realtor than we have with Tom Yates! We turned our Property over to him on a Thursday and we had a contract on it the very next Monday! We couldn't be happier with his service and backing of the Watson Realty of Fleming Island office. "
    Jordan Long "I recently purchased a home with the help of Tom and he was available any time I needed him. He was very thorough in answering any questions I had and letting me know when timelines needed to be met. I highly recommend Tom to anyone purchasing a home in the Fleming Island and surrounding areas."
    Tim Carpenter "You owe it to yourself and family to trust Tom Yates to sell or help you buy a home. Tom is by far the best real estate agent I have dealt with. My house was on the market a little over two years by the time Tom took over as my agent. I had only 2 offers during that time and one was a guy who wanted to flip it and pay nothing for it. With in 2 month Tom had a buyer but circumstances came up on my side which caused the sell to cancel. Tom helped me clear it up and was there literally ever step of the way. He was very patient, kept me informed constantly of things either good or bad and how we needed to proceed. All I can say is if you do not give him a chance, you will miss out on an agent who actually cares about you and gives you a 100% from start to finish. Don't shortchange you or your family. This guy is amazing and I will not deal with anyone else as long as Tom is in real estate!!"
    Gary and Jennifer Lavaron "I can not give enough praise on Tom's behalf. This is our second transaction with Tom and not our last! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!!!"
    Rocky Bolin "Mr. Yates from the very beginning spent quality time going over the aspects of selling a home. He spoke of how to stage a home and helped make that happen. During the time the home was on the market Mr. Yates continued to stay in contact throughout the process including the sales process. The photos taken of the home and property were of the highest quality. Mr. Yates even helped in the moving aspect and preparing for the new owners. We came away from the table believing, like Hallmark, we had the very best."
    John and Sue Chinault "We have moved a total of 14 times during our life (mostly career moves). Of all the agents involved in our moves, this gentleman outscores them all hands down! Tom went way beyond anything we have ever experienced in selling or buying a home! We will never forget his effort in selling our home but also assisting in making our move. We would rate him more than 5 stars!!!! He represents your firm in the highest degree, in our opinion."
    Jason Wade "Tom is a very well organized and informed real estate agent. Got the job done even quicker than we hoped! I've got him locked in my phone for any future transactions."
    Tracey Wade "Mr. Yates is very professional and organized! I appreciated how he communicated with us during the sale of our home! Many thanks to him and I hope to use him again in the near future."

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute MRP - Military Relocation Professional Member of NAR Member of NEFAR Member of FAR Member of Clay County Chamber of Commerce

    My Community Involvement

    • Supporter of Fleming Island High School Band Supporter of Safe Animal Shelter Supporter of Haven Hospice

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