Thomas E Coler
Tom Coler has been a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker for over 31 years. A REBAC membership number of 00181, dating to late 1989 and the founding of the “The Buyer’s Broker of Southwest Florida” in Sarasota, places Tom Coler and the “Buyer’s Broker of Southwest Florida” as one of the oldest and largest Exclusive Buyer Brokerages in Florida. In early 1989, Tom recognized the need, as well as the future market, for Exclusive Buyer Representation and embraced the concept and business model for Exclusive Buyer’s Agents in Florida.
In 22 years, “The Buyer’s Broker of Southwest Florida” has represented many hundreds of Buyers who later went on to purchase and invest several hundred millions of dollars of real estate in the Sarasota, Naples and Boca Grande area.
The Buyer’s Broker of Southwest Florida has represented many nationally known individuals who purchased significant million dollar properties as well as those Buyers with only 100K to spend.
A Licensed Florida Real Estate Law Instructor, with over thirty years and 20,000+ hours in the classroom, Tom was an early advocate for Buyer representation in Florida and introduced thousands of new Florida licensees to the Exclusive Buyer’s Agent concept over the years. He always encouraged his students to increase their professionalism, their public image and their knowledge of Buyer’s Agents best practices.
A graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, Tom has a Corporate, Government, and Entrepreneurial background, (Texaco in the Caribbean and on the Ivory Coast, IBM in Washington, D.C., and former Chief of Staff to a United States Congressman, Washington, D.C.). Tom is a member of IBM’s “100% Club” and he is listed in “Outstanding Young Men of America,” "Who’s Who in American Government” and “Who’s Who in Politics”.
Tom is a longtime member of the National Association of Realtors, (NAR), the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council, (REBAC), the Florida Association of Realtors, (FAR), the Sarasota Association of Realtors, (SAR), the Naples Area Board of Realtors, (NABOR), and the National Association of Exclusive Buyer’s Agents, (NAEBA).
Tom lives on the Sarasota bayfront. He is an avid open water swimmer, boater, diver and fisherman and recently summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, “The Roof of Africa,” at 19, 340’. Active in the Sarasota community, Tom is currently serving SCOPE helping to launch the Sarasota Institute for the Ages, SIA.
Buyer's Broker of SW Florida