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Richard Dempsey, ALC is a Senior Advisor at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate in Lakeland, Florida.

Richard’s real estate career began in 1984 as an appraiser for the Polk County Property Appraiser’s Office. For thirteen years, he was a state certified general appraiser with an agricultural lender, appraising a wide variety of properties.

His experience includes small residential tracts up to 25,000-acre groves, along with various types of commercial properties all over the state. Having sales and appraisal experience throughout Florida, Richard is knowledgeable about the diverse aspects of today’s real estate market.

Richard was inducted into the Florida Realtors® Honor Society in 2013 and served as the 2012 Florida Realtors® District 10 Vice President. He currently serves as a National Association of Realtors® (NAR) liaison Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross.

He was voted the Commercial Realtor® of the Year in 2017 and Realtor® of the Year in 2011 by Lakeland Realtors® (LR). Richard served as the 2010 President of LR, and has served on numerous committees. In 2017, he served as the Vice-Chair of the Building Committee, helping to oversee the construction of the award winning, state-of-the art new location of Lakeland Realtors®.

In addition to his service to Lakeland Realtors® and Florida Realtors®, he has served on the corporate Coldwell Banker Commercial technology council. Richard is proud to be a Lakeland native.


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