Meet the Premier Team

Hello! We are passionate, hard-working, knowledgeable and here to provide you an unparalleled service.

Torrence Ford

Broker / Owner

PHONE: (678) 613-5211
EMAIL: torrence.ford@remax.net

GET TO KNOW TORRENCE

Distinguished Realtor® and Atlanta native Torrence Ford announced he left Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as an agent to join the RE/MAX network as a Broker/Owner in March of 2017. His new RE/MAX franchise, RE/MAX Premier, services the areas of metropolitan Atlanta, Marietta, Mableton, Sandy Springs and Smyrna. Ford was previously a RE/MAX agent from 2005 to 2008.

‘Community, Balance and Success’ is the motto of RE/MAX Premier. We strive to provide exceptional service to our clients, giving back to our community and while incorporating a fulfilled work-life balance for our agents.”

Ford joined the real estate industry in 2005 and specializes in residential home sales, leasing, new construction permitting, zoning and new home subdivision sales & management. He truly loves the real estate industry because it’s the one industry where a person can learn something new every day, meet new people daily and get satisfaction from helping others with the biggest financial decisions of their lives.

Torrence has had extensive experience with down payment assistance with the Atlanta Development Authorities AAHOP, ODAP, Vine City Trust, and Home Atlanta programs. He has also participated in the following Down Payment programs offered in the metro Atlanta area: Fulton County, Gwinnett County Homestretch, Georgia Dream, and The Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Being a native of the city, he is intimately acquainted with the history and market trends of Atlanta which has helped him to secure win-win scenarios with his seller clients. Torrence has been an active participant with Dekalb Aquatics, Inc, The Atlanta Board of Realtors, Open Hand, as well as Habitat for Humanity.

Donna R. Middlebrooks

Associate Broker

PHONE: (770) 314-6059
EMAIL: donnarmiddlebrooks@remax.net

GET TO KNOW DONNA

12+ years of Real Estate Experience • 15+ years Business Owner, Shaw Legacy Group, LLC • 20+ Years of Sales & Customer Service Experience with Business and Non-profits • 20+ years Contract Negotiations, multi-million-dollar deal Fortune 50 Companies • 15+ Years Training & Development—Seminars, Workshops & Retreats • Certified Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS) • Certified Real Estate Offering (REO) Specialist • Member of National Association of Realtors (NAR) • Member Cobb Association of Realtors(CAR) • Lifetime Christian, 20 years on the mission field establishing schools, churches & medical facilities in West Africa, Asia, Caribbean ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Graduate, Metro Brokers Real Estate Academy • MPM & MHRM – Keller Graduate School of Management • BA Degree – University of South Carolina – Go Gamecocks! • ABR & CAR Million Dollar Club Recipient • ReMax 100% Club Recipient AREAS OF EXPERTISE • First Time Home Buyers • Sellers’ Agent • Buyers’ Agent • Relocation Specialist • New Home Sales • In-town Condos and Town-homes • Investment Properties • Certified REO Specialist (Foreclosures and Short Sales) METRO ATLANTA COUNTIES SERVED • Cobb • Fulton • Douglas • Paulding • Henry • Fayette • Clayton • Cherokee • Gwinnett • Dekalb

Tomaree Tarpley

Associate Broker

PHONE: (404) 391-6325
EMAIL: remaxpremiermgr@gmail.com

Rosa Perez

Marketing Director

PHONE: (917) 697-6308
EMAIL: rperez8664@gmail.com

Rodney McKenzie

Realtor

PHONE: (404) 707-0881
EMAIL: rodney.mckenzie@remax.net

Tony Dent

Realtor

PHONE: (470) 301-6282
EMAIL: TonyDent@remax.net

GET TO KNOW TONY
A Georgia native, Tony has a wealth of knowledge about Atlanta’s diverse communities. After studying management at Columbus State University, Tony began his career in management and eventually went on to work as a sales professional for luxury cars. In this high end sales role, he displayed effective communication skills, a high level of professionalism and exceptional customer service, making him a valuable sales asset. Tony was always driven to make real estate his career so today, he applies his knowledge and skills to real estate sales, assisting home buyers and sellers alike with all of their real estate needs.

EXPERIENCED SALES PROFESSIONAL
Tony is familiar with both the surrounding Atlanta neighborhoods and will work hard to find the right home that meet each client’s needs while providing incomparable service. An experienced sales professional, Tony can analyze the situation, provide solutions and deliver results quickly and efficiently. As a customer service expert, he enjoys interacting with new people and aims to put his clients at ease and make the process of buying and selling real estate something to look forward to. Tony will go the distance for his clients because he feels rewarded when his clients are satisfied with the sale or purchase of their property.

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES
Tony’s affiliation with RE/MAX Premier gives his clients a competitive advantage. Backed by an exceptional support staff, clients can be assured that their partnership with Tony and RE/MAX Premier will be a rewarding experience. The RE/MAX Global network provides Tony with comprehensive marketing techniques and sales strategies ensure successful outcomes for Tony and his clients. Whether you are buying or selling Atlanta real estate, you can count on Tony to deliver quality results. Count on him today!

The "Z Team"

Realtors

GET TO KNOW HAYDEH ZARSHENAS

HAYDEH'S PHONE: (770) 731-7547
HAYDEH'S EMAIL: haydehz@remax.net

Hi my name is Haydeh Zarshenas, buyer’s agent with The Z Team with RE/MAX Premier. I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Heat and Fluid Mechanics Engineering from Iran. I have over 20 years’ experience in Building Science and Construction. I was a partner of a consulting Engineering Company responsible for design of HVAC systems for numerous projects including several high-rise residential buildings, hotels and banks. I have also been involved with negotiating contracts which lends it’s hand for working for buyers & sellers in Real Estate. I have been in USA as a permanent resident since 2015 serving the North Atlanta Metro Area. In addition to being a Licensed Realtor I also hold my Georgia Appraisal License. I am proud to be a part of RE/MAX Premier family offering my detailed service and expertise to help buyers and sellers with purchasing their dream home.

GET TO KNOW MO GHAZI

MO'S PHONE: (404) 285-4316
MO'S EMAIL: alighazi@remax.net

My name is Ali Ghazi (PhD) and I’m an International Code Council (ICC) certified home inspector and American Society of Home Inspector candidate as well. I have completed over 3500 inspections. I am also a certified STUCCO inspector by Moisture Warranty Corporation. In addition, I have recently completed the State of Georgia requirements as a licensed Appraiser.

My PhD is in Geology, and my Master’s degree is in Geochemistry and lastly I hold a BS in Chemistry. I have had extensive laboratory and teaching experience in environmental forensics (e.g., indoor air quality, lead, asbestos and radon). I am an Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Forensic and author of a number of peer reviewed geological and environmental journal articles and book chapters.

With all the above experiences in the Real Estate field as an Inspector, Appraiser , Realtor, combined with a sound scientific background, I am ready to help Buyers and Sellers navigate this market while making wise decisions in arguably one of the greatest investments in one’s life. It brings me much joy and satisfaction to see that the details are taken care of from beginning to end. Let me take care of the “details” for you in your next Transaction!

Wakeshi Edwards

Buyer's Agent, Premier Properties Group

PHONE: (678) 579-2510
EMAIL: ewakeshi@gmail.com

GET TO KNOW WAKESHI
Wakeshi Edwards has been an active member of the real estate community for 2 years now, and is so excited to be in the industry. Wakeshi is an existing member and Realtor of the Fayette County Board of Realtors.

With a passion for service in the various areas in Atlanta, Wakeshi is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Re/Max Premier family, Wakeshi Edwards carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does. When you work with Wakeshi, you will receive a knowledgeable and professional real estate agent, a committed ally to negotiate on your behalf, the systems in place to streamline buying or list your home. Wakeshi is one of the many dedicated, energetic, and focused agents who will represent you.

When Wakeshi isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys spending time traveling to various countries and hanging out with her close friends.

Terrence McKenzie

Buyers Agent, Premier Properties Group

PHONE: (404) 374-2263
EMAIL: tmckenzie.realty@gmail.com

GET TO KNOW TERRENCE
Terrence McKenzie is an Atlanta native, currently residing in Stone Mountain, GA. Terrence is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he earned is BA in Marketing with a Sales Minor. Upon graduating, Terrence moved to Utah to take on a technology sales role. It was in Sandy, Utah where he discovered his passion for real estate. Due to the low cost of ownership compared to the high rental prices Terrence found while in Utah, he decided to move back home and begin his real estate career. Terrence specializes in working with first time home buyers, young professionals, and recent graduates.

Candace Sutton

Agent

PHONE: (404) 908-2281
EMAIL: thedreamconnection18@gmail.com

GET TO KNOW CANDACE
As a lifetime educator, Candace Sutton’s passion is empowering clients with knowledge, reminding them that Real Estate encompasses more than just buying and selling properties. Real Estate is the embodiment of community relationships, growth, and building life-long legacies.

Staffardnett Young

Agent

PHONE: (901) 494-8167
EMAIL: staffardnettyoung@gmail.com

GET TO KNOW STAFFARDNETT
Staffardnett is a veteran agent, licensed since 1993. She has experienced several market swings over the years. Marketing and public relations are Staffardnett’s strengths when it comes to promoting your home to a maximum number of buyers in order to achieving top dollar for your home. She relies on creativity with a fresh approach to differentiating your home from the completion. Aligning and affiliating her services with other professionals as to provide you with a one stop shopping experience supervised from start to finish. These are just a few of the components used toward selling homes in less time while providing a stress-free transaction. Call her today for a no obligation consultation.

Certifications
ABR- Accredited Buyer’s Representative
AHWD- At Home With Diversity
CDPE- Certified Distressed Property Expert

Specialties: FIRST, FP, HSP, INV, LUX, MIL, NEW, OTHR, RA, RELO, RENT, SC, SS, VAC

Da’lynn Whitlow

Agent

PHONE: 678-938-8689
EMAIL: dalynn@dalynndoesrealestate.com
WEB: www.dalynndoesrealestate.com

GET TO KNOW DA'LYNN
Using her skills and experience gained from 10+ years of being an advocate and consultant for others, Da’lynn helps others buy, sell, and invest in real estate. Da’lynn’s values as your realtor are simple, yet effective: Commitment, Communication, and Trust. The combination of these values delivers an experience that efficiently puts you first. Da’lynn tailors her approach to adapt to each individual client’s real estate needs. The meticulous time she spent studying the industry and markets, paired with her unique experience negotiating for Fortune 500 companies, and a natural passion to connect others to the opportunities that best fit their needs, Da’lynn brings a distinctive set of skills to help you get to the closing table. Her promise is that after hiring her as your Realtor, you’ll be happy that Da’lynn Does Real Estate.

Terri Wise

Short Sale Specialist

PHONE: 678-851-1975
EMAIL: terriwise@remax.net

GET TO KNOW TERRI
Terri has been in the Customer Service industry for over 40 years and real estate for 15 years. Her love for helping people is what propelled her into the real estate industry. She started out as a hostess showing properties for a builder with new construction, then she became a buyer’s agent, and then went to work for a closing attorney facilitating short sales, and is now considered a short sale expert.

She enjoys seeing the smile on buyer’s face when receiving the keys to their new home, or the satisfaction of a seller moving on to the next chapter in his/her life.

She is a licensed Evangelist and Sunday school teacher, facilitating workshops and conferences around the country. She enjoys volunteer work that involves giving men and women hope for the future, despite adverse set-backs and circumstances. She has a story to tell, and it’s a doozy! Look for her upcoming book, “From That To This,” one woman’s story of transformation!
Her hobbies include music, dancing and traveling.

Terri believes that good customer service is the key to success and wants to treat her clients the way she would like to be treated!

Wendy Skurlark

Realtor

PHONE: (404) 655-4637
EMAIL: wskurlark@remax.net

MEET WENDY
Wendy's personal goal is to make every client, a client for life! As a full time REALTOR®, she has extensive knowledge of the Greater Metro Atlanta Area and has sustained through the changing real estate market. 20+ years as an entrepreneur has provided Wendy a strong foundation to properly evaluate the market conditions and create a valuable plan to determine the right course of action for both buyers and sellers.

For sellers, Wendy takes an individualized approach, knowing that each property has special aspects that will appeal to its ideal buyer. Sellers' homes are marketed with the latest online tools and distributed to over 70 sites across the state of GA and various social media sites as well as traditional print media.

For buyers, she listens to what is most important to them and has the experience to know which neighborhoods and home features will add the most value to their lifestyle needs.

As a result of her professionalism and the highest quality of service, Wendy maintains an amazingly strong referral base. Clients receive and exceptional level of personal attention including constant communication on listing activity with sellers and step by step status updates for buyers. Wendy is equipped with an integrated network of long-standing relationships with affiliated real estate providers such as home inspectors, mortgage representatives, and any assistance the client may need throughout the entire process.

Wendy would love the pleasure to accompany you in a real estate transaction and ensure that you and your family are given the best opportunity!

Lisa Smith

Realtor

PHONE: (678) 664-7040
EMAIL: LSmith@remax.net

MEET LISA
I am Lisa Smith have lived in the Atlanta area since 1995, and am proud to call this place my home. It’s where I’ve raised my daughter, and grew my nursing career. I come from a family of nurses where early on I learned the value of serving others. It’s the same passion for taking care of others that I bring with me to my new career as a Realtor. I’m excited to serve those who may think the dream of home ownership is not attainable for them. I work with both buyers, and sellers towards making their property dreams a reality.

Peter Beckford

Realtor

PHONE: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
EMAIL: peter@remax.net

MEET PETER
Peter Beckford has been a resident and investor in metro Atlanta real estate for over fifteen
years. He has a background in healthcare and a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from
Howard University. His education and skills enable him to intuitively use the same compassion
for his clients that he used for his patients. With a laser focus on the objective at hand, he is
able to consistently extract what is most important to his clients when buying or selling real
estate.

These tools have enabled him to assist many clients and receive the Atlanta Realtors
Association Top Producer and BHHS President's Circle (Top 6% of Berkshire agents worldwide)
awards. His specialty service areas include Cobb County, Fulton County, Dekalb County,
buyer/seller representation for healthcare providers, commercial real estate, and investor
representation.

When he is not assisting his clients find their dream property, you can hear him on podcasts
such as, "Gametime Radio" and "The 13th floor" where he serves as their featured Real Estate
Specialist advising listeners on the most current happenings in home buying and selling around
metro Atlanta. Peter prides himself on his integrity, honesty, and responsiveness and believes
that is what drives his success. He currently lives in Smyrna, GA with his amazing wife and two
beautiful children.

Ran'Quarius Gaskin

Agent

PHONE: 828-712-4162 (c)
EMAIL: Rgaskin@remax.net

GET TO KNOW RANQUARIUS
Originally from Asheville, NC, RanQuarius (Rann) moved to Atlanta to fulfill his goal of attending the illustrious Clark Atlanta University. After four years of Undergrad, Rann graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising. As a child he enjoyed watching his parents thrive as investors in the Real Estate Market. With an eye for fashion and interior design, Rann knew real estate was destined to be a part of his life. Shortly after graduating from Clark Atlanta with honors, he acquired his Real Estate License to combine both his passion for Fashion and Real Estate. Rann is ready to help make your real estate dreams come true!

Jehmaul LaBeach

Agent

PHONE: 404-721-5529 (c)
EMAIL: jlabeach@remax.net

GET TO KNOW JEHMAUL
My Name is Jehmaul Labeach. I was born and raise in the small island of jamaica until the age of 14. I move to the city of Chicago where I attended high school and obtain a BA, in health service Management from DeVry University.

I am a Hard working individual with excellent interpersonal skills, I am highly motivated and am seeking employment to reflect my personal qualities in real estate.

As well as experience gained in the armed service for five years, I enjoy the stimulation of interacting with people through hard work. All my work experience in the military and other sectors have build in me a strong work ethic, excellent analytical skills, an ability to work under pressure and a strong desire to succeed in any environment. I have taken full advantage of the opportunity to practice an enhance my leadership abilities, communication and management skills and I am eager to continue to develop these skills where possible.

My main interest is diversity of cultures all around the world, and exploring them through things like food, art, fashion, literature and traveling also maintaining excellent health, working out and actively involved in regular exercise.

Leon Melson

Agent

PHONE: 585-770-0571 (c)
EMAIL: melsonleon@yahoo.com

GET TO KNOW LEON
A Morehouse Man with a smile that’s hard to miss, Leon Melson has hit the ground running and is already making strides in the Real Estate industry. Originally from upstate New York, he moved to Atlanta when he started college in 2012 where he earned his bachelors in Economics. Motivated by his personal mission, Leon is dedicated to putting clients in their dream home and making sure he keeps a smile on their face during the entire process.

Jeffrey Ducreay

Agent

PHONE: xxx-xxx-xxxx (c)
EMAIL: ducreayj@gmail.com

GET TO KNOW JEFFREY
Bio coming soon! Stay tuned.

I am passionate about my city and love helping people find that same passion for an area to grow roots. Buying a home is one of the important decisions families make, and I'm honored to be part of that journey.

Tony Dent
Re/Max Premier Agent

We can't wait to meet you!