Meet the Dusty Cole Real Estate Team

The Dusty Cole Real Estate Team has helped over 400 families buy or sell real estate, and sold 145 properties in 2019 alone. As the #2 ranked RE/MAX team in Alabama for highest # of transactions closed and the #3 ranked RE/MAX team in Alabama for volume sold, this team has the knowledge and expertise to ensure you have a smooth and painless experience.

Dusty Cole

As someone who was born into a family that has been conducting business here on the Gulf Coast since 1959, Dusty truly has learned the area and the needs of the population.  After 12 years of experience managing up to 100 employees as the General Manager of two family entertainment centers (Gulf Bowl in Foley and Eastern Shores Lanes in Spanish Fort), he found his way into real estate through real estate investing. Dusty has flipped over 40 properties, as well as acquired many rental properties both long term and vacation rentals. After realizing that real estate was his true passion, he made the change to a full time Realtor in 2016. His passion, energy, and natural business acumen shot him up the ranks of Baldwin Cunty real estate sales. He then enlisted Heather Cole, his wife, to assist with the rapid growth, which allowed the business to further explode. Dusty now leads the team and is committed to excellence and servicing clients at the highest level possible.

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Heather Cole

Heather Cole was born and raised in Baldwin County and has a heart for serving others, which is why real estate has been a natural fit for her.  She serves as the team’s Listing/Marketing Coordinator, as well as the Operations Manager.  As the Listing/Marketing Coordinator, Heather’s primary focus is to ensure your home gets as much exposure possible, by executing the team’s proven marketing strategies.  She also coordinates showings for the property, provides feedback from the showings, and can help with staging of the property if needed.  As the Operations Manager, she ensures and monitors all team processes and procedures and is constantly looking for ways to bring more value to the customer’s experience.

Prior to obtaining her real estate license in 2017, Heather worked as a Project Director for Columbia Southern University, where she managed high level projects and assisted with quality improvement initiatives.

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Joe Rynes

After being born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Joe moved to Big Sky, Montana, where he owned and operated a property management business for four years.  He met his wife in Big Sky and moved to the Gulf Coast where she is from. He continued his career in property management in the area for several years, which allowed him to gain experience and knowledge managing towers on the beach. This taught him the importance of communication. After seven years in property management, Joe switched to working in real estate full time. The transition to real estate was natural and there was no going back. In his time working in real estate, he has discovered how much he enjoys working with buyers and sellers and how motivating being in real estate is both personally and professionally. Joe enjoys being a part of a high energy team in a very active work environment that has helped him to grow his business.

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Jenna Pendley

Jenna Pendley has had her real estate license for 3 years. Prior to joining the Dusty Cole Team, Jenna worked as a licensed assistant and head closing coordinator for another high volume real estate team where she successfully closed over 200 real estate transactions. Prior to that, she worked in a leadership role at Caribe Resort where she assisted in managing 200+ rental condos.

Her attention to detail, background in real estate, and commitment to client care all work together in creating a successful buying or selling experience for her clients. 

In her free time, Jenna enjoys spending time with her infant son, reading, and boating. 

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Danielle Pope

Danielle Pope was born and raised on the Gulf Coast. She has more than 10 years of customer service experience and strives to be hospitable and catering to the needs of others. Danielle’s experience in the customer service industry feeds her desire to serve all her clients in the highest standard. With her drive to help clients, and her market knowledge of the Gulf Coast, she is truly an asset to have in any real estate transaction. Danielle thrives in a team environment and is excited and willing to put in the hours and hard work it takes to make your real estate dreams become a reality!

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Janice Zarro

Janice Zarro serves as the team’s Transaction Coordinator.  Janice was born and raised in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wolf Bay. She fondly remembers her childhood when the Wolf Bay area was primarily dirt roads. She attended Gulf Shores schools Kindergarten through 8th grade and completed her high school years at Foley High School where she graduated class of 1995. 

In 2002, Janice pursued her real estate license, and career, after managing the office of a land surveying company.  After several years in the industry, Janice enjoys the behind the scenes work of bringing transactions from contract to close as smoothly as possible.  She is known as being one of the best in the business at doing just that!

In her personal time, you will find Janice on the soccer fields with her 12-year-old son.  She takes full advantage of living the coastal life, as she is a lover of boating, hunting, outdoors and grilling out with friends! She is one of the wittiest and most fun people you will meet in the business!

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