Sharon Hamner – Gulf Breeze
Sharon has built a reputation for client satisfaction, and she is devoted to making your move as easy as possible. You will have the added benefit of working with an agent who understands your needs when buying, selling, or relocating. Finding the right home is only the beginning. Sharon will assist you every step of the way to ensure smooth sailing.
Sharon Hamner was born and grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She and her family lived in downtown Baton Rouge on 7th Street and Sharon attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School until the sixth grade. The family moved to the suburbs where Sharon transferred to Howell Park Elementary School. She attended Prescott Junior High School, Istrouma High School where she graduated in 1962 with honors. She was chosen “Best All Around” student by her class and was a senior favorite.
After high school graduation, Sharon enrolled in Louisiana State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and a Juris Doctor degree. After graduation from law school, she worked for the Louisiana Law Institute as a research assistant and then went on to become the Coordinator of Research for that prestigious organization. She was the first woman to be appointed to that position.
After the birth of her daughter, Cecily Cooper, in 1975 Sharon took a few years off to care for her child but was a named partner in the law firm of Cooper and Cooper, a firm she founded with her first husband.
In 1982, Sharon became a staff attorney for the Senate of the State of Louisiana. After doing a revision of the state workers’ compensation law, Sharon was asked to serve as Assistant Executive Counsel by Governor Dave Treen, a position she held until Governor Treen left office. Sharon then went back to serve on the senate staff.
After remarrying in 1984 to George Hamner, Sharon and her family moved to Gulf Breeze. Sharon had owned property in the area for years and loved the Pensacola area. She had finally realized her dream to live permanently in Florida.
After building a new home on the Santa Rosa Sound in Tiger Point, Sharon found that she was not ready to permanently retire. A neighbor who was a real estate agent encouraged Sharon to take the real estate exam. Sharon had always been fascinated with real estate so she signed up for the real estate course. Sharon found she had a talent for real estate.
In 1991, after obtaining her license, Sharon joined Montgomery Realtors where she still is today. She was given the opportunity by Ellzey Construction Company to sit open house in their model home in Tiger Point. As they say, the rest is history. Sharon was fortunate to become part of the team led by Ken Ellzey, Sr. and Sue Miller in the building and sale of three subdivisions in Tiger Point, Grand Pointe East in Gulf Breeze and the Whispers in Pensacola.
She is grateful for her long association with an organization that is the epitome of integrity in the business world. Sharon credits a lot of her success in real estate to Sue and Ken. Sharon lives in what she sells. She lives in Tiger Point in the second home that Ellzey built for her having sold the first home Ellzey built for her on Pensacola Beach.
Sharon enjoys traveling and especially enjoys visiting her daughter, Cecily, who lives in South Beach and is an assistant professor in the University of Miami School of Business. When asked what Sharon would like to do after real estate, she says “I would like to have Judge Judy’s job. She is awesome!”Bookmark the permalink.