Destin Real Estate Experience & Why It Matters

Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 11:34am.

According to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors there are more than 2,400 real estate agents in Okaloosa and Walton County.  These qualified individuals are eager to serve both buyers and sellers.  After spending just a few minutes searching online for a skilled sales agent in Destin, it’s clear to see the choices for representation are nearly endless.  Add in the selection of nationally operated listing websites and the task of finding the ideal Destin real estate agent can become a daunting chore.

 Everyone knows why you need a real estate agent in Destin (and elsewhere).  Buying and selling a home is a massive deal that’s loaded with serious emotional and financial ramifications. A real estate agent helps you understand the changing regulations, locate the right home, acts on your behalf to determine or negotiate the correct price, follows a strict code of ethics, and guides you through the piles of paperwork.   

So how do you determine who will be navigating YOU through this critical financial decision?

Of course there are licensing, regulations, continuing education, and several other failsafe’s that prevent just anyone from becoming a real estate agent. But is that enough? No, it’s absolutely not!   The most valuable attribute a Destin real estate agent can possess is experience.  Dealing in real estate in one of the top beach destinations in the country is complex to say the least.  An experienced real estate agent generally works for the same percentages of entry level sales professionals, and neither takes any money from the buyer.  With pricing a non-factor, working with an experienced Destin real estate agent is an absolute necessity.  A real estate agent with experience has first-hand exposure to the fluctuations of the market and has most likely mastered the artful skill of negotiations. In addition, an experienced sales agent has earned an honest reputation and is networked in with other agents and brokers.  This translates to knowledge that may be vital in enhancing the sale of your home or your search for a new property.  

How do YOU find an experienced real estate agent in Destin?

If you are reading this article then your search is over!  Ocean Reef Real Estate was established in 1982, which translates to 33 years of experience in the Destin Real Estate market.  In addition to the longevity of our company, our individual Destin Real Estate agents all have at least 5 years’ experience with the average agent having over 10 years’ experience.  Ocean Reef has carefully crafted a sales team that is extremely experienced and can be your most valuable asset when dealing in Destin real estate.  We’d love an opportunity to assist you with your next transaction.  Give us a call now at 877.392.6085 to get started!

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