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.
Sheila M. Buckner, GRI
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.
Melinda (Mel) Bullough
Administrative Assistant/Office Secretary/Receptionist
Mel grew up in Chicago Illinois working as a bank teller and then a customer service representative at Bell Telephone Company. She moved to England in 1974 where she lived and worked in London for 13 years. She and her family moved to Hernando County in 1987. Mel started working in Real Estate as an Administrative Assistant/Secretary in 1992 and has been working for Robert Buckner & Associates since 1995.
When not working, Mel enjoys cooking, needlework, spending time with her husband and their son & his family, walking her dog, and supporting the British Premier League soccer team Manchester United FC.