Whether you are buying, selling, renting or in search of property management services in Tucson, AZ, our team of real estate and property management professionals are ready to assist you in reaching your real estate goals.

Our Team


Clayton Abernathy, Designated Broker

Clay’s energy, hard work, and dedication to his clients is undeniable. He started in real estate in Rocky Point years ago. While acquiring his license in Arizona, he found a demand for more attention to the details in a real estate transaction, and customer service, and choose to form Farmers Real Estate. From there, due to demand, he began performing property management services to help his clients buying real estate as investments. He has since expanded his organization, adding a construction company as well as other companies to his portfolio. If you don’t know Clay yourself, you probably know someone who does! 

Lisa Smith, Associate Broker, Property Manager

Coming to Tucson from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1973, Lisa has seen Tucson’s growth firsthand. Her family owned a Dairy Queen in the central part of Tucson, which also served as her first job. Being the third of seven children, she learned the meaning of helping and being part of a team. As a Realtor, she gives her clients the voice they need to help negotiate the best deal. Her tenants know if she says it, she means it, and her property owner clients know they’ll be well represented.

Jerry Jaffray, Realtor

Jerry came to Tucson in 2014 from Detroit, Michigan. He began his sales career at an early age with a paper route. If you know about the Midwest, you know they have real winters, which helped develop his tenacity. After graduating from high school, he came to Tucson and received a degree in finance from the University of Arizona. After returning to his hometown, he worked at Outback Steakhouse in Michigan and Ohio for 16 years, the last five as General Manager. Keeping close to friends in Arizona, he chose to come back to Tucson in 2014, got his real estate license, and put his excellent people skills to work. 

Tommy Gillespie

Tommy is a Tucson native and the only son with four sisters. He loves helping people with their goals in finding the perfect home or property. He has been in both multi-housing, apartment property management, and now real estate, for over five years. Tommy especially enjoys and excels at working with first time home buyers to make the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. In his downtime, he also draws, paints, and spends time outdoors with his wife and dog. They are awaiting the birth of their first child.

Sorin Smith

Sorin has lived in Tucson for more than 20 years. He is the youngest real estate agent at Farmers Real Estate and holds six licenses in Arizona in both real estate and insurance. When he’s not saving people money or assisting in the purchase of a new home, Sorin likes to free himself from the office and do anything from tackling Mount Lemmon on his mountain bike or busting down dirt roads on his dirt bike. Weather permitting, you may find him hitting the water on his wakeboard. Sorin brings a “no fear” attitude to Farmers Real Estate and will aggressively help you achieve your goals.
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