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[Lakeland, FL]: S&D Real Estate Services today announced that Jim Hampton will be joining as their new Director of Professional Development.

Jim Hampton is currently a REALTOR and mentor at S&D Real Estate Services. He was also awarded the Lakeland Realtors Association’s Realtor of the Year award in 2021, where he also serves as a director for the Lakeland Realtors Association, chairs the Education Committee for the association and serves on the Professional Standards Committee.

In addition to serving the real estate community Jim is actively involved in several local charities, serves on the Investors Committee at the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and is on the Membership Committee at the Lakeland County Club.

Furthermore, Jim’s experiences that will benefit S&D Real Estate Services moving forward include:

  • A thirty-six-year career with Flowers Foods as Vice President of National Accounts where he developed and lead successful sales teams that continuously set sales records for the company and its business partners.
  • Being the first recipient of the Mentor of the Year award with S&D Real Estate Services, awarded for his outstanding dedication to the new generation of REALTORS.
  • Graduate of the Graduate REALTORS Institute.

“My core philosophy is to Inspire, Encourage and Learn,” says Jim. “Inspire others to push themselves to the next level. I believe we should always encourage one another not only in words but through actions. And I am committed to learning something new every day.”

“Jim is a natural fit for this position because he is invested in each and every agent at S&D Real Estate Services,” says Dee-Chandler McDonough, Broker and Owner at S&D Real Estate Services. “Making sure our agents are 100% taken care of with their needs, business, goals, and anything else they may need is the utmost of importance to me. Caring about them and making sure their needs are met above all else is the foundation of my core values of S&D Real Estate Services.”

About S&D Real Estate Services: Shawn and Dee McDonough opened the doors of S&D Real Estate Services in October of 2014 with the focus and intent to create a real estate experience for their community – including residential, commercial, and property management. Together they have many years of experience in the real estate industry and have been continuously hailed as central Florida experts. Through effective communication, proven results and progressive measures, S&D Real Estate ensures customer goals are not only met, but far exceeded.

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