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Deanna Johnson

Deanna Johnson

Thirty-one years ago, Deanna began her professional career in the finance industry in Atlanta, Georgia as a mortgage loan originator. Married to an active service member of the US Navy, she and her husband relocated to Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia.

Here, she advanced her career working in mortgage loan processing and closings for Navy Federal Credit Union.  In 2005, she accepted a position as an administrative assistant for an international real estate investor.  This position afforded her the opportunity to expand her knowledge of real estate acquisitions/mortgage finance with transactions in both the US and abroad.

Three years later, and a return to the civilian sector led her to the Tampa Bay area. She worked for a year as a privately contracted real estate assistant in the Tampa market and then in 2009, she earned her sales associate license. The next four years were spent developing a general real estate department for
Samuelsen Builders from the ground up. The company specialized in advertising and selling property in the Tampa and Odessa luxury market.

From the Samuelsen project, she achieved status as a multi-million dollar producer in the Tampa and Odessa area. Over the past ten years, she has amassed a network of colleagues, investors and clientele from the U.S. and abroad. Of one of the most prominently named investors/clients, Deanna is affiliated with Devonwood Investors of New York and acts as their Southern Region Representative for acquisitions.

Deanna is also dedicated to helping provide a healthy atmosphere of educational opportunities through her fundraising efforts for both public and private schools in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, co-sponsored by Walmart Corporation who raised matching funds and school supplies.

She holds a BA in liberal arts from Brunswick College. She is a member of the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®, Florida REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, and AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America).



Renee is dependable, committed, and resourceful!I felt very comfortable with Renee from the onset. As a first time homebuyer, a little nervous about the process, Renee reassured me that she wouldn’t let me settle for a home I didn’t love. Renee kept us informed every step of the way and empowered us to make the best decisions. As issues emerged she explained our options and proposed solutions I never would have considered, an example of her experience and wisdom. Her extensive Rolodex came in handy, she had a contact for everything and even put me in touch with the photographer we hired for our wedding.Although a busy lady herself, Renee was (and still is) responsive and worked around our schedule. We were able to purchase a home while celebrating the holidays and planning a wedding, with very little impact on our lives. It was clear that Renee had our best interest in mind and we trusted her to negotiate on our behalf, she bore the brunt of every obstacle sparing us time, money, and frustration.Renee kept her word. I love my home. I’m certain we were not her most profitable account but she made us feel as though we were her top priority. Someday we may need a bigger home; when that time comes I hope Renee is still in the business! 
Jeni Donovan
Renee is the kind of person you hope you will find to sell your home. She listens and cares about what you want and need, and then she begins the steps to help you accomplish them. Her top priority is always what is best for you. You can count on Renee, to be honest with you and to get the job done quickly. She listed our home and before it could hit the MLS she had not only shown it but presented us with an offer that we accepted. She not only made the selling process easy but helped us decide on our new home. We highly recommend Renee to anyone not only looking to sell their home but also looking to find one. Thank you, Renee,
Kathy Flora
"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
When you're looking for a realtor to help find your dream home or to help sell your current one, STOP right here. Renee and her whole team will make this stressful process painless and exciting! They are professional, personable and overall amazing people. I definitely recommend Spartan Group Realty as I know first hand just how helpful they are! Thanks, Renee for helping my family sell our home so quickly!!!
Janae Normal
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
My wife and I had a great experience with Spartan Group Realty. Our realtor Renee made our first home buying experience so easy because she took the time to get to know us, was always professional, made herself available whenever we needed her, and we always felt like she had our best interest at hand. From the beginning Renee told us it would be a very easy process and she would make sure we would get in a place by our short timeframe of 60 days. She delivered, as promised! It truly was a pleasure working with Renee and would recommend seeking her out to find your home!
B George