Tison is a Florida native, born into a real estate/construction family and raised in DeLand. Tison's father built homes and developed land; he owned 10 acres of orange groves, a gas station, a popular DeLand restaurant known as Papa Kings Supper Club, as well as several other rental properties and parcels where Tison acquired a vast knowledge of all things construction and instilling proper work ethics. In the early years of a short career in the restaurant and bar business Tison bought his first home when he was 28 years old and realized, like his father before him, that real estate was his passion.
*Fun fact Tiny Tim visited Tison’s dad's restaurant many times and played his ukulele with the in-house piano player.
In 2002 Tison started his real estate career in Volusia County working predominantly in the West Volusia area and quickly rose to the top becoming West Volusia Board of Realtors Rookie of the Year. Over the next 12 years, Tison continued to be a top-producing real estate agent while also becoming deeply involved in his community by volunteering for a multitude of events and fundraisers. Tison was also passionately involved in the DeLand Rotary Club and while a member, Tison was voted Rotarian Rookie of the Year, served on the board of directors, and traveled to Guatemala 2 consecutive years to help build efficient fire-burning stoves and plant trees on the hillsides for surrounding local villages. Tison also served on several local boards, most notably Habitat for Humanity, Chamber of Commerce, The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, and sat on the City of DeLand’s Zoning Board.
In 2014 Tison changed gears and started a new career in new construction sales, working alongside the largest builder in America working in cities all over Volusia County; including but not limited to DeLand, Daytona, Lake Helen, Orange City, Deltona, Debary, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, and Holly Hill. He worked diligently selling brand new homes to locals as well as educating newcomers about the nuances of a new build. Due to his upbringing, new construction was not unfamiliar territory for Tison, with his knowledge and expertise he was able to help his buyers through the tedious construction process successfully all while remaining a top sales agent during his 5-year tenure.
In 2019 Tison decided he wanted to take his real estate and new construction experience to the next level and worked for a local custom home builder in Daytona Beach. Tison quickly rose to success and was Rookie of the Year his first 12 months and in 2020 he was proclaimed the #1 sales agent in his FL division selling over $15,000,000 in custom homes. During this time, Tison built over 100 custom homes in Port Orange and Ormond Beach ranging from the 400s to over 1 million including a 1.5-million-dollar home on the 4th hole in one of Florida’s top private golf course communities, Plantation Bay.
Whether it’s your 1st home, a vacation home, or your dream home Tison has the experience, knowledge, and patience to help you through the process while making it a relaxing and fun experience.
In his free time, Tison enjoys spending time with his beautiful girlfriend Amy, his son Lucius and daughter Ivey, volunteering at his local church, having fun at the beach, all types of fishing, and traveling around America visiting our beautiful National Parks.