Pete Dalton

Peter O. Dalton is the broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, headquartered in Orange Park, Florida. Dalton entered the real estate industry as a salesman in 1973, closing 106 transactions in his first year. A rising star, he soon entered management and just four years later, he and two partners started Vanguard Realty Inc. as a one-office real estate brokerage in Orange Park, and in 1980, he became and remains the sole stockholder. Vanguard Realty Inc. grew from an independent one-office real estate brokerage into what is now the area’s leading national brand, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, featuring nine offices and two service centers.

Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty is the largest Coldwell Banker franchise in Florida and the largest national brand in the northeast Florida market, as measured by RIS Media. The company is comprised of more than 325 agents and staff, including an in-house marketing team and full-time continuing education center and staff. The company prides itself on the production of its agents with average productivity of approximately $4,000,000 per agent in a market where the average sales price is less than $200,000.

The company strives daily to meet its vision and mission Statements "to foster excellence in real estate through career enhancement programs and tools for our customers and employees and … to be recognized as the most professional and innovative real estate organization in our market."

In addition to his business interests, Dalton is active with many civic and professional organizations, having chaired numerous committees, including having served as:

  • President, Clay County Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Clay County Committee of 100
  • President, Clay County MLS
  • President, Clay County Association of REALTORS
  • Board of Directors, Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS
  • Secretary, Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS
  • Board of Directors, Florida Association of REALTORS

  • Dalton is married to the former Sandy Taylor and they reside in Jacksonville, Florida.