Robert has been the broker-owner and president of Robert A. Buckner & Associates, Inc. since 1987. He is the sixth generation on his mother’s side of the family to reside in Hernando County, Florida. He attended the University of Florida and graduated from St. Leo University in 1983 with a BA in Business Administration and subsequently completed additional coursework in commercial investment real estate and real estate appraisal. With over 30 years of experience and integrity in all aspects of real estate brokerage, he has established a company that endeavors to provide superlative professional advice and assistance to clients.
Involvement in real estate organizations is of utmost importance in the profession, as exemplified through Robert’s service. He was the 1989 president of the Hernando County Association of REALTORS®, 1994 District 7 Vice-President of Florida Realtors®, treasurer of the REALTORS® Land Institute Florida Chapter, and chairperson of the 2002 Legislative Committee of Florida Realtors®. The Hernando County Association of REALTORS® awarded him the Realtor of the Year in 2012 and the Civic Achievement Award in 1988, 1990, and 2002.
Currently, Robert serves on the Board of Directors for SunTrust Bank, Nature Coast, Hernando Progress, Inc., and the Brooksville Vision Foundation, Inc. and served on the Board of Trustees of Saint Leo University for over 20 years. By gubernatorial appointment, he was a member of the Coastal Rivers Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He volunteered and served on the Board of Directors for various civic organizations, including the United Way of Hernando County, Hernando County YMCA, Economic Development Commission of Hernando County, Downtown Development Corporation of Brooksville (past president), and Citizens Advisory Committee of the Hernando County MPO. Additionally, Robert is a senior member of the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville.
In his spare time, Robert enjoys playing golf, hunting, and fishing.
Having lived in Pinellas County for most of her life, and in Hernando County since 1996, Sheila has a broad knowledge of the Nature Coast and the general Tampa Bay area which enables her to familiarize her clients with the personalities and amenities of the local neighborhoods and businesses. Prior to moving to Hernando County she worked at Honeywell Space and Aviation as a financial analyst and government compliance specialist for over 11 years.
Community service has always been important to Sheila and as such she was a very active member of the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life, The Junior Service League of Brooksville, Junior League of Clearwater Dunedin and the National Contract Management Association. It was at a charitable social function where she met her husband, Robert A. Buckner. Married in 1996, Sheila and Robert have two children and reside in Brooksville.
Sheila holds a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation, a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Contract Management thereby giving her the knowledge, networking capabilities and talents needed to buy or sell properties in Florida.
As a real estate professional, I am committed to providing my clients excellent customer service. Operating as a full-time agent, I am always available to assist you and respond quickly to your needs. Integrity and honesty is a quality I find imperative for all real estate agents. Born and raised Brooksville, FL, I have extensive community knowledge and considerable market expertise. I graduated from the University of Florida in 1985 with a degree in Finance. Working at SunTrust Bank for many years provided valuable experience in lending and analyzing commercial real estate investments. As an owner of a self-storage facility and other commercial properties, I have gained knowledge of handling property management. My qualifications and experience of 30+ years of combined experience in commercial real estate lending, real estate sales, development and property management are valuable assets to buyers and sellers. Working through Robert A. Buckner and Associates for the past 12 years has enabled me to be a multi-million dollar sales producer in real estate.
Prior to graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Finance with a focus on real estate, Jimmy acquired his real estate license in 1988 and brings extensive experience providing assistance & counsel in all segments of local real estate, including the property management, commercial & residential markets. With the wide array of property types, Jimmy enjoys that almost every transaction has its own unique aspect, thus underscoring the importance and value of honest, transparent communication to evaluate customers’ best interests throughout the process. Jimmy appreciates fulfillment of a customer’s desire for land and business ownership, and finds it especially rewarding to assist a buyer or tenant in identifying and acquiring property to not only meet their need and desire, but specifically as a component to a successful business venture.
Jimmy currently volunteers on Boards of the Brooksville Vision Foundation and Hernando High School Athletic Hall Fame, and has previously served in various volunteer, leadership and Board of Director positions including with the Hernando County Association of Realtors (past treasurer), Kiwanis Club of Brooksville (past president), Hernando Youth League (past president), Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation, Hernando County Education Foundation, and HHS Leopard Baseball Boosters (past treasurer).
A native of Brooksville, Jimmy uniquely happens to be a 6th and 7th generation resident of Hernando County from each respective side of his family. Jimmy enjoys church involvement, and along with wife Kari is blessed with 3 wonderful children whom he follows during most of his spare time.