Richard Dempsey, ALC, has been associated with CBC Saunders Real Estate since 2000, where he specializes in all types of agricultural land, citrus groves, large acreage tracts, ranches, hunting/recreational tracts, and commercial/development land
His real estate career began in 1984 as an appraiser for the Polk County Property Appraiser’s Office and thirteen years as a state certified general appraiser with an agricultural lender appraising a wide variety of properties. His experience includes small residential tracts up to 25,000-acre groves, along with various types of commercial properties all over the state. Having sales and appraisal experience throughout Florida, Dempsey is knowledgeable about the diverse aspects of today’s real estate market.
He has received numerous industry awards for outstanding sales in real estate, including four times in the top 2% worldwide sales associates in the overall Coldwell Banker Commercial (CBC) affiliate network and top #2 rank in the region for sales performance by Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of REALTORS® (FGCAR), among others.
Richard was inducted into the Florida Realtors® Honor Society in 2013 and served as the 2012 Florida Realtors® District 10 Vice President. He currently serves as a National Association of Realtors® (NAR) liaison Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross.
He was voted Realtor® of the Year in 2011 by the Lakeland Area Association of Realtors® (LAR), served as the 2010 president of LAR, and is a past chairman of the RPAC Committee.
In addition to his service to the Lakeland Association of Realtors® and the Florida Realtors®, he has served on the corporate Coldwell Banker Commercial technology council.
Richard is a Lakeland native.