Meet Jerry Thompson

Having left the banking industry after 33 years of executive management positions, Jerry moved to St. George Island from Atlanta in 1995. As a former President and CEO of an Atlanta bank, Jerry has used his banking, finance and investment skills to become one of the top producers in real estate in this area, ranking consistently in the top 1% among his peers in dollar volume. Jerry partnered with Susan 5 years ago, and Shelley joined a few years later. Together they are the power team in St. George Island and Apalachicola real estate. Jerry is an avid angler and enjoys fishing the Gulf or the bay. He and his wife, Karen, spend time between St. George Island and Pine Mountain, GA.

Jerry Thompson - Susan Bassett
Educational Background:
  • East Carolina University, AB, Business Administration
  • Real Estate Institute Pre-License and Post-License Courses
  • Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation
  • Certified Distressed Properties Expert (CDPE™) Designation
  • REO Default Certified Professional (RDCPro™) Designation
  • Fine Homes International Specialist Designation

Business Background:
Prudential Real Estate since 1996
33 years in bank executive management positions
  • Decatur Federal, Executive Vice President, Banking Division
  • Bank of America (NCNB), Atlanta, GA, Vice Chairman of the Board in Georgia
  • Southern National Bank, Atlanta, GA, President & CEO
  • Wachovia Bank & Trust, Winston-Salem, NC (Loan Administration)

Memberships and Affiliations:
  • Realtor Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties - Professional Standards Committee
  • Florida Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Certified Distressed Properties Institute
  • Real Estate Buyer's Council
  • Apalachicola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce - '98-'99 President and Director (1997 - 2006)
  • St. George Island Civic Club
  • Kansas City Barbecue Society - Certified Barbecue Judge
  • Tourist Development Council- member appointed by Board of Commissioners (2006)
  • St George Island United Methodist Church - Finance Committee Chair

  • One of leading sales associates in Franklin and Gulf Counties with over $500 million in career sales volume.
  • 2007 - Individually sold more real estate volume than any agent in the Realtor's Association - Gulf and Franklin Counties (approximately 300+agents) according to MLS statistics
  • 2011, 2010 and 2009 - Number 1 in volume for Gulf and Franklin County Realtors Association.
  • Since 2001, have been ranked in top 3 in volume of all agents in the MLS.
  • 2004 Prudential Top of the Rock - Southern Region (No. 1 in total residential commissions in the eight southern states.
  • 2004 Prudential Pinnacle Award - Top 10 (no.8) individual sales for Prudential in US (58,000 + agents)
  • Chairman's Circle Legend Award (2001-2011) - Top 3% of all Prudential Residential Realtors worldwide
  • In top 3 spot for highest volume sold for the past 10 years in the Realtor's Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties. In 4th quarter, 2011, The Thompson Bassett Team was the third highest commissioned Prudential agent team in the State of Florida.

140 West First Street, St. George Island, FL 32328 - (850) 323-0092
©2021 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.
Equal Housing Opportunity.