By Gail Pelto I’m getting this question more and more frequently these days as I look for listings for my buyers: “Gail, I’d love to sell in this market and get top dollar for my home. But then I’ll have to buy something else and pay top dollar for it....
By Gail Pelto You have just completed one of the biggest financial transactions of your life and can now call yourself a “homeowner.” With the help of a realtor, like me, you purchased your first home, you’ve signed all the necessary paperwork and are about to walk up to your...
By Gail Pelto As of today, March 29th, the day that I’m penning this article, there are only 1147 residential properties for sale in our entire Multiple Listing Service, and that’s pretty much everything in between Panama City Beach and Pensacola; last year at this time it was closer to...
By Gail Pelto Have you thought about selling your home in the near future? Then I am here to tell you, “don’t wait!” Right now, sellers are garnering top dollar for their property, but how long will it last? Wish I could tell you a specific date. However, my crystal...
Kolter Homes, a leader in developing master-planned communities in the Southeast, reported 55 sales generated during the VIP Preview of its latest new home community in Walton County. Interested home shoppers who registered as a VIP on Kolter Homes’ interest list were invited to preview NatureWalk at the Watersound...

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By Gail Pelto This is a reminder article because the timing is good. A few years back, I wrote a three-part series in Destin Life on “why” real estate is a great investment vehicle. I called it the A.C.E.S Plus of Real Estate and here is what the acronym stands...
By Lori Leath Smith Meet local real estate broker John Kirk Gaskin. He opened his business Briar Patch Realty in 2017 because he wanted to help folks navigate buying or selling their property with simplicity. “We know real estate can be complicated, and that many people dread buying property. So,...
Time for the Annual: Just the Stats, Ma’am By Gail Pelto 2020. Done. Caput! On to a new, exciting year! (And Thank Goodness for THAT!) So, let’s recap the Destin and Miramar Beach residential real estate market stats for 2020 compared to 2019: In 2020, the number of SOLD Listings was up...
By Gail Pelto (a twist on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore) ‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas along the Emerald Coast, Home Buyers and Sellers were busy making toasts. Offers had been made, negotiated by all, Everyone happy, no closing was stalled! It’s been a great year in real estate…interest rates...
It’s the Little Bit Extra, that Lagniappe, that Creates Raving Fans. By Gail Pelto The other day I was chatting with my coach on the subject of customer service (or the lack thereof) in business today and just how important “real customer service” is for every business. In today’s business world,...

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