Searching for residential real estate properties for sale in Destin and South Walton has never been easier. New state of the art technology allows potential buyers to fly over properties and view real estate listings that are pulled directly from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) provided by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors. Instead of surfing the web to find individual properties for sale, you may do a “fly over” in your own virtual reality hot air balloon. This easy to use map feature gives you a satellite aerial view of Destin and all of Northwest Florida at just about any height. The vistas are incredible when you see our beautiful island like paradise nestled between the impressive expanse of Choctawhatchee Bay to the north and the jewel toned gorgeous Gulf of Mexico towards the south. Besides all the sparkling water you have to marvel at all the green space which is comprised of a multitude of championship golf courses, state parks and preserved forests. Inlets, creeks, lagoons, pristine wetlands and precious coastal dune lakes dot the lush landscape of our coast. Individual properties for sale are marked with balloon icons so that if you want to “land” in one particular neighborhood or community, you may do so at the click of a button. Many people who decide to buy property in Destin are usually from other parts of the southeast and are not necessarily familiar with all the different villages and communities or how they are connected geographically. Even year round residents sometimes have a difficult time keeping up with what is happening in nearby neighborhoods due to new development or what may be currently on the market. Each community has its own distinct personality and ambiance. With this special real estate map feature it is easy to go on an aerial tour from town to town and pick out neighborhoods and properties for sale that are of interest to you. Clicking onto an individual balloon icon takes you right to the MLS listing. Here you may get all the details about the property as far as price, square footage, amount of bedrooms and baths along with a complete description. Vivid multiple photos are displayed showing the residence from room to room and even outdoors. You may instantly make an inquiry, set an appointment to see it in person, print out a copy for yourself, share the information via E mail or add it to your list of personal “Favorites”. You may simplify your search as well by easily editing criteria in advance before you begin your aerial map tour. Search parameters can be related to price ranges, amount of bedrooms and baths, individual neighborhoods and general geographic areas. You may even draw on the map to choose a geographic area for your real estate property search. This could include a circular radius from a central landmark or multi-sided polygon right on the map to designate areas of interest or the distance from the beach. The real estate map system also allows you to search by residential type such as detached single family homes, condominiums, vacant building lots or all of the above! Searches may be completed for commercial sales, residential rentals and leases as well. Welcome to the new 21st century, age of touring Destin real estate by map in your own virtual reality “air balloon.” It sounds funny but we think you will enjoy the ride!