Our Team

Why You Should Work With A Team



Joy CarterCommissioner Joy Carter

Licensed since 1985 and honored with multiple designations and accomplishments, Joy is described as “Miss Community.” Passionate about proving that REALTORS are good, honest caring people, she has been active on multiple boards such as Affordable Housing, Chamber of Commerce, Kids at Risk, and anything that she feels will make life better for others. Currently she serves as a Commissioner for the City of Coral Springs. A lousy golfer and a passionate reader, she loves to read anything positive, motivating, and encouraging. She attributes her success to her Mom, who helped raise her two girls, while Joy was building their future.
Joy@GreatFloridaHomes.com              954-695-7653





Jeff BookerJeff Booker


He should have been a mediator. Jeff is amazing at keeping all parties of the transaction focused and happy to make sure everyone benefits in the end. Licensed since 1989, he is dedicated to making his clients get what they want. Married and a proud father of one daughter; Jeff’s passions are water sports, trail biking and ANYTHING that involves his family.
Jeff@GreatFloridaHomes.com          954-258-2233






Julie MelloJulie Mello

She is “Eagle Eye, Detective Mello”! Julie is unbelievable with details and very proactive with streamlining processes! Charismatic and caring, Julie takes care of the team’s many needs. Julie has been active in real estate for over 30 years, working with the Great Florida Homes Team for almost 20 years. She loves helping clients with all their real estate needs. Originally from Hungary, she speaks the language fluently. Clients really enjoy her wit.

Julie@GreatFloridaHomes.com   954-688-5354






Tara Carter

With years of real estate experience starting with a family business in home rehabilitation (New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina). Tara’s background in hospitality management, marketing, and VIP directing for a large operation in Fort Lauderdale brings a vast knowledge of the new construction market for Fort Lauderdale. Outgoing, professional, and passionate about helping others best describes Tara. She sees herself as a “Match Maker”, introducing people to homes they fall in love with and then she becomes their “Wedding Planner” and connector. As long as she can help you reach your goals – from painting a room, building an addition, or investing in a future home.  #TaraSellsFLHomes

Tara@GreatFloridaHomes.com       954-661-6990



James Demesmin

Persistence is the key in attaining your goals, and it never happens on the first try.  That’s why it’s important to know what you want to achieve and make the commitment to do whatever it takes to fulfill that goal.

James most passionate goal is being tenacious in providing exceptional service with the highest integrity to all his clients, treating them the way he would want to be treated with a focus on being authentic, honest, and genuine.

He is often viewed as the “go-to person” for friends, family, and clients.  There is lots of pride in the ability to be able to be that person. James values the trust people put in him. When you are looking for an attentive, detail-oriented, and dedicated real estate agent to help you buy or sell your next luxury home, James is your phone call to help you achieve your goals.

James@GreatFloridaHomes.com    954-682-9982



Nick Grimaldi

Passionate in working with customers with a positive attitude and dedicated to working full time (and more) to meet their needs and reach their goalsStaying up to date and experienced in all forms of marketing helps seek the best opportunities to sell your home! Enjoy being results oriented for satisfied clients.

Nick@GreatFloridaHomes.com    954-755-0384





Jan Thoman

Highly motivated and extremely driven, Jan continues to thrive as a realtor.Jan Thoman
With a start a in the family business, then graduating with a degree in Business & Marketing, she followed her passion for interior design.  She owned an artistic decorating company; making custom hand painted wall papers, faux painting, and murals.  This grew into wonderful business partnerships with designers. She owned a successful interior design consulting company in San Diego, decorating 10,000+ square foot homes from start to finish.

Returning to Florida, Baers Furniture of Fort Lauderdale hired her talents as a Design Consultant, where she obtained extensive knowledge about South Florida homes & neighborhoods. Her passion continues in  real estate where she specializes in residential rentals and sales.  Jan is known for taking the time to listen to her clients and understanding their needs in a professional, efficient, & patient environment.  She truly enjoys helping people find the right place to call home!

Jan@GreatFloridaHomes.com   954-830-5262