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All our agents value honesty, collaboration, efficiency and customer service. Dedicated to their business and their clientele, our agents are always at the top of their game. As a result, we take immense pride in everything we do at Homestead Properties, Inc., and will continue to be devoted to each and every one of our clients, through every step of the process.

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Tom Owings is president and Broker of Homestead Properties, Inc., and is a practicing attorney with Owings Law Firm, LLC. He began his real estate career over 50 years ago in 1972 in Bibb County, Alabama as a parallel career while teaching. 

Tom holds bachelor and master's degrees from The University of West Alabama, Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Alabama, and a law degree from Birmingham School of Law. He has earned the professional REALTOR® designations of GRI, CRS, and CRB. He has been a licensed real estate instructor for the Alabama Real Estate Commission, and has taught real estate prelicense, post license and continuing education courses for several schools, colleges, and institutes. Tom is a Viet Nam era veteran, serving in the U. S. Air Force and Alabama Air National Guard from 1966-1972. 

Tom served over twenty years as a Council Member and Mayor of the City of Brent and over 35 years as an active volunteer fireman, In 2000 he served as President of the Tuscaloosa Association of REALTORS®, and in 2007 served as President of the 16,000 member Alabama Association of REALTORS®. In 2013, He received the David D. Roberts, Sr., Award, the highest honor given by the Alabama Association of REALTORS® to an individual who has been a REALTOR® for at least 20 years and who has made significant contributions to the community, and the local, state and national REALTOR® organizations. In 2017, Tom Owings earned the REALTOR® Emeritus Status, a designation by the National Association of REALTORS®.


Tara Tate is passionate about customer service and making sure you have a great experience with Homestead Properties.


Rich Queen provides clients with professional and experienced service. He is efficient with finding clients parcels of land to perfectly fit their needs. An extremely valued member of our team, our work would not be possible without Rich's dedication and great efforts.

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