Following his career as a Golf Pro at Isleworth Country Club, TJ Cosgrove, jumped wholeheartedly into his passion for his real estate career in 2005. At the start of his business, he built experience working alongside developers and resort communities, developing the skills and relationships needed to succeed in the marketplace. Fourteen years later, TJ’s brokerage has differentiated him as a top agent in Orlando’s bustling real estate scene. His reputation for professionalism, in-depth expertise, and an abiding commitment to client-centric care makes TJ a prominent leader in today’s real estate market.
Today, TJ operates two innovative real estate brokerages serving the greater Orlando area. Reunion Realty, TJ’s first real estate brokerage, focuses on expertise and knowledge on Reunion Resort, a 2,300-acre resort style community, targeting prospective buyers, sellers as well as investors. Champions Realty, TJ’s secondary brokerage in the Southwest Orlando area, has a team that focuses on vacation and second homes as well as the primary owner and investment properties ranging from $100,000 condos to estates over $7-million, and caters to both buyers and sellers.
Over the course of his career, TJ’s client relationships and expert marketing has led to repeat and referral clientele—a testament to the lasting impression he makes upon clients. TJ attributes his success to his daily reminder and his office’s slogan: “Solving the Problem.” Client care, regional knowledge, and consistent communication are key to TJ’s continued success in real estate. “To us, the client’s needs are first and foremost,” he says. “We are in a service industry and providing the highest level of service is what we do.” TJ’s brokerages also rely heavily on seamless communication and accessibility by consistently staying in touch to maintain a good rapport with clients over time. “The more that our agents make themselves available, the better service they’ll have with their clientele.”
With Orlando a global destination, buyers come from all over the world and arrive in Florida with unique real estate needs. TJ and his team serve as seasoned stewards who understand the region’s distinct, layered marketplace and help clients in and out of state navigate the purchase and sale process. “Buyers everywhere are looking online, trying to educate themselves. There are so many communities here that may appear similar, but we set ourselves apart for being experts and understanding the intricacies of different properties and neighborhoods within those varying communities and developments,” TJ says. “When we sit down with someone, we try to determine exactly what they’re looking for, then we use our vast knowledge base to help them find that ideal property and opportunity they’re seeking.”
When it comes to marketing, TJ and his team earn full exposure on behalf of his clientele. Complete with high-quality photography that showcases each property in its finest light, listings enjoy highly-trafficked search sites, premium visibility on the leading online listing platforms, and even worldwide exposure to fellow brokerages across the globe. Last year alone, 72-million people visited Orlando from around the world, to enjoy the sun, theme parks, and real estate. “When we reach out to international brokerages, it is our firsthand knowledge and responsibility to get in front of them with information,” TJ says. “When clients arrive, we’ve already made a natural connection.”
Away from the office, TJ gives back to his community by contributing to local organizations such as Matthew’s Hope Ministries, which supports the local homeless as they get back on their feet. TJ and his team also give back to the local Vietnam Veterans of America through various outreach programs and support. In his remaining free hours, TJ enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as playing the occasional round of golf to reconnect with one of his earliest passions.
As for the future, TJ plans to keep momentum strong as both brokerages rapidly grow and new team members join. “We’re really excited about the Orlando area’s market,” he says. “As boutique brokerages, we’re able to make quick decisions and move into markets to help clients best. We are always looking to continue to grow our team and position in the marketplace.”
With more than a twenty-four years of insight in the market, TJ Cosgrove considers what he enjoys most about his career as a broker. “We are in a service industry and we really enjoy helping people,” he reflects. “It’s exciting to meet so many people from across the world—from Monaco to Barcelona to Rio to China. We enjoy the process of getting to know them and connecting with them over the years. After building those relationships, it’s incredibly rewarding to help clients find their dream home.”