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-Renee Thompson-Broker/Owner, CRS, CLHMS, GRI, RENE

Office: (813) 773-5526

Hi, I am the Broker and Owner of Spartan Group Realty, serving South Tampa and the Tampa Bay region. It doesn’t matter the wealth of the client, or the size of the home;  I am committed to listening to the client, giving sound business advice, and making my clients feel great about their real estate decisions.

I believe in continually educating myself to better serve my clients and learn from top producers around the country. I have earned one of the highest designations in Real Estate, the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). A CRS Realtor® is your assurance that you are working with one of the top professionals in the business. Approximately 3% of all Realtors® have earned the CRS designation.  I have also earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), assuring affluent sellers and buyers that I have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require.  In addition to the above designations, I also achieved Graduate, Realtor® Institute (GRI) designation which has provided me additional knowledge on many of the technical topics in real estate. Most recently, I have been identified as a Certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE).

 On a personal note, I served in the US Army around the world for a number of years. I have moved many, many times, and understand the stress, anxiety, and excitement that comes along with relocating. I believe that this experience and genuine understanding has helped me in my career. I am married to a wonderful man, have one child, and one dog. When I am not working, I enjoy reading a good book, cooking, traveling, and having the family over.

When deciding on a name for the firm, I decided on Spartan Group Realty for many reasons. A friend and client had come up with the name, and I loved it! I believe in the Spartan ethos; hard work, ethics, loyalty, never quitting. This is who I am. I am proud to be a Spartan, as I have run a few Spartan races. Also, I am very proud of my military career, where the same culture exists. 

 It is truly my pleasure to answer any Real Estate questions you may have, and help you with your Real Estate needs. I look forward to showing you the beautiful Tampa Bay area or helping you relocate to your next destination.

Have a wonderful day,




"I came from out of state to find a new home to purchase for my family. We were relocating from Virginia to Florida and needed something fast and cost-effective. I came down for a weekend to begin looking. I found Renee through word-of-mouth about her Real Estate experience and ability to make her clients feel comfortable. The information I was given about her was all true. 2 months before I even came down Florida to meet with Renee and start looking, she sent me daily listings of homes and always asked “is there anything I can do for you”. She also sent me information about school districts, shopping districts and areas that would accommodate my families’ interests and hobbies. She made herself available to me 24/7 which was extremely comforting at such a paramount time for us. When I got to Florida for that weekend of home searching it couldn’t have been more structured, exciting and fun. She went out her way to welcome us to Florida. We found the home we wanted and are now living happily in it. This is the 3 rd home we have purchased in the past 10ys and I have to say Renee has been the most passionate about her craft, knowledgeable about the market and compassionate about her clients. It was a pleasure working with her and she will be referred by me in the future. "
Paris Taylor
Hire this team!! Barbara Cone and Spartan Realty Group are simply the Best of the Best! If you are looking for a team that is dedicated to you, who responds quickly, and displays a personal touch, your search is over! Barbara Cone and the entire Spartan Group went above and beyond our expectations. However, the best part was the 21 day quick closing. From start to finish they did an outstanding job, matched us with the right lender, and so much more. Hands down we would hire them again. 10 stars for a job well done. End your search today for a great realtor and realty group by calling our real estate agent Barbara Cone and the Spartan Group Realty. You'll be glad you did. Make your home a reality by hiring them today. :)
Mavis Vaughn
Renee has been the best thing that could have possibly happened to us!! She eased our minds regarding the selling of our house in every aspect, from the timing of putting it on the market until the day we left the area. She was patient with all our questions and concerns along the way, answering everything quickly, no matter what time we asked. Renee is the best we have ever worked with!
Maggie Prater
Renee is a consummate professional. The buying process was very easy. She was very pleasant to work with from start to finish, and continues to be there after the sale. When you work with Spartan Realty Group, it really is a relationship as well a friendship. I could not have asked for a better choice in a realtor. I wanted to work with a veteran, and could not be happier that I found Renee. She and her team definitely exceeded expectations. Thank you!
W Deliberto
"If you are looking for a home, Melanie is the person you want to go to. She was so helpful and knowledgeable throughout our whole buying experience. She took care of everything, and made it so much less stressful for us. We reached out to her months before we were even moving to the area. She was so patient with us, and patiently waited until we were ready to pull the trigger on everything. She went from a stranger, to a friend. She listened to what we were looking for and narrowed areas, and details of houses for us to view and think about. She is very Knowledgeable about the different areas around Tampa. Definitely reach out to Melanie if you are even thinking about buying a house. She will make your home buying process a great experience." T Haertling
T Haertling
"Melanie is hands down, the best realtor we’ve ever worked with. She made the building process so much easier with weekly video updates (we were out of state for the duration of our build), and consistent communication throughout the six month process. She was always there every step of the way. Melanie is attentive, detail oriented, and a great communicator. If you are looking for a realtor in the Tampa area, she’s the best of the best!"
F Pitts

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