Ron Branch is an Associate Broker and co-owner of CENTURY21 Smith Branch & Pope LLC in Tifton, Georgia, and has extensive experience in residential, land, and commercial real estate. He holds a GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Real Estate Specialists) designation. Prior to entering the real estate profession full time, Ron spent over 20 years with Georgia Power Company, mostly in and around Atlanta. Then in 1994, he left the Corporate world to pursue a long time dream of becoming a Realtor. He has been making up for long time ever since. He served as President of the Tiftarea Board of REALTORS in 1999, and again 2007. Ron is also very active with the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR). He has served on the state Finance Committee and Audit Committee, the Executive Committee, the Professional Development Committee, the State and Local Governmental Affairs Committee, The GAR Structural Audit Task Force, and has chaired the GAR Special Recognition committee. He is also a certified pre-license instructor for the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA) board of directors. He also served as Dean of the Georgia REALTORS Institute (GRI designation school) in 2005. He is an active life member of "Circle Of Excellence" Club of the Tiftarea Board and has received the prestigious Centurion Producer award from CENTURY21. Ron is also very active in the local community, having been involved in many civic and community activities, including being a past Chairman of Tifton- Tift County Chamber of Commerce and a past President of the Rotary Club of Tifton. Ron has also served on the Tift County Development Authority.