Our Agents Go The Extra Mile For Their Clients!

Christine Thompson:

It is a shame we can only rate Christine Excellent in these categories. She is an outstanding agent. I know she has been awarded many accolades, but they really don't tell the whole story. She is the real deal. She is just as she presents. She is not a pretender. She tells it like it is. She is honest and trustworthy. In our opinion and observation - she is a rare and special real estate agent indeed.

- Jon Surbeck, Santa Rosa Beach, FL (Seller)

Beverly Langley:

Beverly is the best. She is so professional yet warm and friendly. She takes care of every detail and did a great job marketing our property. We wouldn't want to deal with anyone else.

- Laurie Pouliot, Magnolia Bay Sandestin (Seller)

Amy Berry:

Over a long career filled with relocations I have worked with probably 15 different realtors. Without question, my experience with Amy Berry was the best.  She anticipated my questions before I asked, understood what I wanted probably better than I did, and showed me a home NOT on my short list that turned out to be the one I fell in love with. Throughout the process where I was working through all the inspections and loan application craziness from afar (in Minnesota), she was always available to me and I had absolute faith that she would represent me well. Which she did!  She educated me to the unique issues in Florida real estate, reminded me whenever I was nearing a deadline prior to closing and made the process just about as easy and stress-free as possible. And we all know how stressful buying a home can be!  I would highly recommend Amy to anyone looking for a home anywhere in the area (she is not limited to Sandestin properties, and she knows the greater Walton/Santa Rosa County area extremely well!)

- Dinah Keefe

Lisa Collier:

Lisa Collier worked diligently with us to get us the right property at the right price, even though it took awhile. Lisa remained positive and kept at it till we were successful. We would recommend Lisa Collier to anyone interested in Sandestin, no matter what budget you have, Lisa will work just as hard for entry level purchases as she would for high dollar purchases.

- Shelly & Leo Glennon (Buyer)

Gary Bowman:

Gary helped us with the purchase of our condo in Miramar Beach.  He brings in-depth knowledge of real estate and of the local  market and area.  Gary is professional, honest and most of all, willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in this  beautiful area.

- Deb Cordell

Amy Berry:

We were extremely pleased with Amy Berry from SRE. Amy has a very strong work ethic, is diligent and was willing to do whatever was necessary to meet our needs. Her expertise and experience helped to successfully sell our condo in a very short timeframe. (15 days)  It was certainly a pleasure to work with her.

- Ken and Theresa Bruno

Beverly Langley:

Beverley Langley was recommended to my husband and I by a friend. We had a condo to sell and reached out to Beverly and we were immediately impressed at how professional and knowledgeable she was. She listed our property and sold it quickly. In total she has sold 2 properties for us and sold 2 properties to us. Through all of these transactions she has always made sure to keep us updated and taken care of every tiny detail. Beverly listens to what you want and need and then goes to work finding that perfect property. We would never consider using anyone but Beverly as our Broker.

- Luther & Tammy Oakes, Greenville MS (Buyer)

Lisa Collier: 

When I decided to purchase a home, it was easy to select Lisa Collier to represent me.  She was very helpful and professional.  For every small detail that came up, Lisa quickly had an answer and was always available for a phone call.    The home buying experience can be overwhelming and Lisa was very understanding and comforting through the process. Lisa’s personal attention, professionalism and communication is top notch and I will continue to recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.

- Lisa Maltezo

Christine Thompson:

Christine Thompson was very helpful over the years we owned 4779 Westwinds. Twice she referred us to mortgage companies where we refinanced at lower rates. She is our go-to broker.

Christine is very easy to deal with. Proactive on details such as removing the inspection contingency immediately after buyer's broker completed their inspection. Christine is organized and has great attention to details. She responds very promptly and keeps you informed on developments of interest.

Christine knows the local market especially on the price we should list at. Also knowledgeable about what buyers would expect as a discount off list, so we could save some ammunition for later.

Christine Thompson was very strategic on our pricing, both initial price and later adjustments. She was never pushy about lowering our price despite many days on market. Christine influenced us to eventually lower our price to a level that would attract an offer. It worked to get a negotiation started. She was savvy on what we should do. Her suggested counter-offer got us more money.

- Michael McCarthy, San Francisco Bay Area (Seller)

Christine Thompson:

We met Christine in 2005 when we were looking to buy a condo and she was then an assistant to the Realtor we were working with but Christine was our main contact and she could not have been more accommodating and was patient with us since this was our first foray into a second home. She was able to deal with our needs as a family and my need to ensure I was getting the best possible price. So we purchased a two bedroom in the Village then inside of three years we were ready for a three bedroom with a little more space and peace and quiet. We contacted Christine and found she had made the transition to being a full time Realtor and worked with her exclusively to find a perfect place for our needs which we still own. Through the years we kept in touch as I was bound and determined to purchase a single family home in Sandestin. This process took a little longer than expected as my wife and I were not always on the same page on what we wanted but Christine hung in there with us and found us the perfect home which we purchased in June of 2015. Since then Christine has looked after our home for us as we do not live in Sandestin full time and let contractors and others access when needed. She is a full-fledged and full service realtor and has become a friend of the family. We trust Christine with the keys to our home and never have to think about it. She has provided us with recommendations for any services we have needed and every one of her recommendations were fantastic. She has never led us astray or given us bad advice and has always returned our calls and inquires immediately. If anyone is looking for a Realtor in the Sandestin or Emerald Coast area there is no one else I would recommend or use other than Christine Thompson. She is so much more than just a Realtor she is a trusted advisor and Family Friend.

- Jerry and Nancy

Cynthia Kennedy:

If you’re looking for real estate in the Destin area, you must seek the professional assistance of Cynthia Kennedy and her agency! Their friendly, people professional service and knowledge will guarantee you get the best deal in the area!

- John Perry, Santa Rosa Beach (Buyer)

Gary Bowman:

Gary is without doubt the best realtor I have had the pleasure to work with.  He was very helpful as I was an out of town buyer and continued the high level of service after the sale.

I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a realtor in the Florida gulf area.

- Mike Alvarez

Cheryl Manganiello:

Cheryl was so patient with all our questions since we had never purchased a condo for rental before. We lived out of state and she helped us identify some other services needed -- all in all, a very pleasant experience. When Cheryl said "that's what I'm here for" when we asked yet another question and apologized, it really made me feel appreciated as a buyer! We may make another purchase in Sandestin one day and would definitely ask Cheryl to represent us!

- Kathy & Michael Wardlaw, Long Beach, MS (Buyer)

Amy Berry:

Very, very knowledgeable about area and extremely helpful.
Very smooth process and again extremely helpful.
She was just wonderful. Patient, understanding and always there for us.
Wonderful experience especially during a stressful situation. Couldn't have asked for better.

- Edwin & Sharilyn Soto Hilo, Hawaii (Buyer)

Gary Bowman:

Gary Bowman is a great real estate professional.  I recommend Gary and will use him again. He has listed multiple properties for me and my wife.  His office is in the Grand Sandestin Florida which makes him very convenient to work with.

- Scott Fontenot

Amy Berry:

I am a real estate broker in two states so I know what a great agent is and let me say, that is Amy Berry! She was tremendous from start to finish. She didnt care about purchase price or commission earned, she was only concerned about delivering us the service she felt we deserved. I would highly recommend Amy and I hope that the owner/broker recognize just how wonderful she is.

- Nick Brown, Rhoadesville, VA (Buyer)

Cynthia Kennedy:

Our experience has gone so smoothly due to Cynthia’s help. Telling us where to go for permits, rules and regulations of Sandestin. I feel like without her guidance we would have been totally lost!!! She even went to the office of Sandestin with me to get parking decals and such! Just awesome!

- Mike and Missy Milam (Buyer)

Cheryl Manganiello:

Cheryl cheerfully greeted us when we entered the office and listened attentively as I described our situation and desires. She put us first and responded quickly and appropriately as needed. We went from 1st offer to closing in 27 days!

Great customer service! Cheryl went above and beyond for us. She even delivered two bicycles to our new place from the local Wal-Mart since we had no way to do it! We now consider her a friend for life and will be seeing her again regularly! Cheryl ROCKS!!"

- Kent & Nancy Bowen (Buyer)

Christine Thompson:

I switched to Christine after she represented the seller on a condo I purchased and had been very impressed by her responsiveness and professionalism. Since then, she has represented me countless times on both purchases and sales and each time I'm even more pleased with my decision to switch to her. Christine distinguishes herself from other agents by having an amazing awareness of the local market and is always on top of every aspect of the transaction. She has great business sense and doesn't hesitate to put in the effort needed to ensure I'm getting the best deal possible. Most of all, Christine just makes my life easier by always going the extra distance. I intend to stay with her as long as she is in the business.

- Donnie

Bruce Fults:

Bruce Fults became a friend in the process of helping us. We couldn't ask for a better real estate agent. Very happy dealing with Bruce and Sandestin Real Estate. Bruce even checked on our units after we purchased them. We had a high water bill and he found out it was a toilet running. After hurricane Michael, Bruce checked on both our properties and called us with a window problem. A few hours later the window was fixed. Thank you Bruce!

- Steve and Janella Fulkerson (Buyer)

Gary Bowman:

Gary is a wealth of information on the Destin-30A real estate market. He is trustworthy and honest. I cannot imagine having a better agent and representative for searching, buying, or selling. These characteristics keep me turning to Gary for the best and most reliable information.

- Dr. Dave Ferner

Lisa Collier:

Lisa Collier of your agency was referred to us by a family member when we were contemplating selling our house in Santa Rosa Beach.  We called Lisa and she came to see us almost immediately, and was so helpful in advising us about the real estate market in this area, and what we could expect if we decided to place the house on the market.  After much thought and contemplation, we decided to sell the house, and because she had been such a help in the early stages, we didn't even consider calling any other agents.  And, did we ever make the right decision!!!  Because of her efforts, we received a contract from the second person that who saw the house, and for nearly the full asking price, and the close went down without a hitch.   How many ways can we say, "Lisa is the best!!!!"  She never once let us down at any stage in the process.  My wife and I have sold many houses over the years, and never have we worked with anyone as professional, accommodating, and pleasant as Lisa.  She is a rare gem, and you are so fortunate to have her in your agency.  If we every decide to buy another home in that area, we will certainly contact Lisa.  Thank you so much.  

- Joe and Mary Yates

Cynthia Kennedy:

I cannot imagine having a better agent. She went above and beyond on everything. She was a wealth of knowledge super friendly and very ethical and professional. We’ve gained a good friend in the area and would very highly recommend her to anyone.

She is the absolute best. We loved working with her.

- Gina Stewart. Tennessee (Buyer)


Jared Morton - We loved working with Jared. He in addition took special
consideration and was very helpful with us living out of state.
We were so appreciative. He was so helpful giving us guidance
navigating the local landscape for mortgage loans and home

- Lee and Barbara Stephen

Beverly Langley:

Beverly is an amazing agent!! This is the 3rd condo in the area I have purchased with Beverly’s assistance. She is a top notch realtor!

Beverly always stays on top of the purchase from beginning to end and well beyond!

- Amanda Green, Miramar Beach (Buyer)

Karen Phillips:

Karen was awesome to work with. She was super responsive and kept us up to speed every step of the way. She assisted us with everything from finding a mortgage broker, getting insurance, and even helped us find a general contractor to do some renovations on the condo. We worked through the entire process remotely from Atlanta and it could not have gone smoother. I highly recommend Karen and you will not be disappointed.

- JJ and Kris Frederick

Jared Morton - 

Jared had operated on the rental side of the company and was the person that I dealt with. He was always available, helpful and just very nice to deal with. When he switched to sales and we wanted to list the property it was an easy decision to use Jared
My 13 excellent ratings tell it all.
I have already said and will say again that Jared was GREAT!
Jared did a great job. Senior sales people did not sell our property. Jared got more lookers and did sell the property.
No one ever came close to the number of showings that Jared had. No one was even close in being available to communicate with.

- Harvey and Judith Kaufman

Amy Berry:

In December of 2015 we asked Amy Berry to help us sell our home in Regatta Bay and find a new home in Walton County. Amy told us exactly what needed to be done to our current home and as soon as those tasks were completed we put the home on the market. Within 5 days of being on the market we had two interested parties and a cash offer….we sold our home in 12 days for cash and for a better price than we expected!

As we began to look for homes we were very unsure of what we wanted and Amy was extremely patient with us. We initially made an offer for a home under new construction and were deep into the process when we decided this was not what we wanted. Instead of showing frustration or losing interest in working with us Amy helped us re-focus our search and directed us toward properties we would have never looked at on our own.

We then made an offer on a condo that we loved in Sandestin at One Beach Club…unfortunately the deal fell through at the last minute due to a late disclosure and we withdrew our offer and made another offer in the same building within 24 hours. Again Amy was patient and flexible throughout the entire process. We closed on the property in April, renovated it and moved in this past August. We love our condo and we know we got it for a very fair price.

I believe other realtors may have lost patience but Amy was flexible and patient and gave us great advice and direction the entire way! Thank you Amy!

- Troy and Julie Peaden

Christine Thompson:

My wife and I have bought and sold numerous homes over the years and consider ourselves knowledgeable when it comes to what to look for and what to ask. When we found Christine we knew we found someone we could easily work with. Christine is extremely knowledgeable with respect to the local real estate market and is able to answer all of your questions. More importantly, she listens to what you are looking for and only shows you properties that meet your requirements. We have purchased two homes in Sandestin and sold two, all with Christine. You would be hard pressed to find a better realtor in the area.

- Nick and Janet

Bruce Fults:

Bruce went above and beyond in handling our purchase. We are first time buyers at SanDestin and live in the St. Louis area. He answered our many questions and facilitated inspections and repairs.

It was a true pleasure working with Bruce.

- Gary and Rhonda Bockhorn, Waterloo, IL (Buyer)

Karen Phillips:

Simply, the most reliable, dependable and conscientious realtor you can find! Karen knows the market very well and always considers what is best for her clients!!

As a client, both as a buyer and seller, I always came away feeling like a winner on every deal. It is so greatly reassuring for me to have a realtor like Karen working on a deal for me!!!” 

- Clement Osimetha