* Licensed in real estate since 1978
* Million Dollar Club award winner for the past 18 years
* Winner of the Multi-Million Dollar award
* Past President of the Tiftarea Board of REALTORS®
Community Involvement and Special Achievements:
* Current member and past President of the Kiwanis Club
* Recipient of the Sertoma of the Year Award
* Former Ambassador of the Year for the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce
* Vice President of the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation
* Married to Laura, an educator, for 25 years
* Two sons, Josh and Jordan
* Member of Northside Baptist Church
* Resident of Tifton for 30 years
* Hobbies are playing golf, deer hunting & community service.
Troy Tapp was born in Colquitt County, Georgia and grew up in Tift County on the farm. He graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and Valdosta State College with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing.
Troy began his career in real estate in 1983 as an appraiser. He obtained a Salespersons license in 1984, and a Georgia Brokers license in 1999. He attended the Texas Auction Academy in 2007 and is presently a Georgia Licensed Auctioneer as well as Associate Broker with Century 21 Smith, Branch & Pope, LLC . He has been active in the Tifton and South Georgia markets with over 27 years experience in the development and Marketing of Real Estate.
Troy is married to Elaine Tapp. They have two sons and one daughter in law, Carson & Sarah Tapp and Clay Tapp.
Dustin was an All-American swimmer at Florida State University. He spent 14 years as a Special Education Teacher and High School coach. In addition to being a realtor, Dustin is the Head Coach/Owner of the Tiftarea Tidal Wave Swim Team which serves nearly 100 swimmers.
In his spare time, Dustin competes in endurance sports, attends FSU games with family and Friends, and tries to squeeze in the occasional golf game. He is a member of the Tiftarea Board of Realtors, the Tifton Elks, and the FSU Varsity club.
CENTURY 21 Smith Branch & Pope LLC is proud to welcome Dr. John Cole as a member of our Team. Previously affiliated with Murray Webb and Webb Properties, Cole has an extensive background in commercial and farm real estate. John looks forward to bringing that knowledge to our ever expanding market.
Dr. Cole was born in Albany, GA , October 27, 1938, reared in Baconton, and was the son of Mildred and John Cole, Sr... He attended schools in Baconton and Camilla....graduating from Mitchell County High School, Camilla, in 1956. Cole is has been married to his wife of 50 years (Judy DuPriest from Sylvester)...They have 2 children, Jay and Rae, and 5 grandchildren....living in Albany and Atlanta...
Cole attended the University of Georgia and graduated with BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Medical Microbiology in 1966. He was then employed by UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in Tifton from 1966-1998, when retired as Department Head and Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology...Cole was active in numerous medical and scientific organizations....publishing in books and other scientific literature....he was active in the laboratory performing diagnostic and research work on infectious diseases affecting both animals and humans....While in Tifton, he has been active in civic (Kiwanis), church (Methodist), and other community affairs...he is a member of Gridiron Secret Society, UGA....He enjoys hunting and horseback riding....He serves on the Board of SunTrust Bank, South GA...and is a member of the Tiftarea Board of Realtors and Albany Board of Realtors....
He has a farm/agricultural background.....His great grandparents settled in the Lester-Gumpond communities in the 1850's....the farms they established then remain in the family today...They are named Pretty Pond Plantation, Inc (AKA Old Home Place and Lena B. Jackson Farms. Inc ...These farms (Timber and Pecans) are still in existence and Cole has actively assisted in managing the property since the 1970's...In addition, he served as Grand Marshall of the 2013 Baconton Pecan festival....