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Top real estate agents in Destin, FL

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Why you need a top real estate agent in Destin, FL

Destin has 1,085 active real estate agents, but how do you know which one is right for you? The top 3% of real estate agents in Destin move homes 55.19 days faster than the average agent and work 381.85 more properties.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Destin stack up

Wendy Thomas
Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast
About Wendy

Wendy Thomas is a real estate agent. She sells between 10-12 million in a 12 month period. She is a top producer.Wendy is GREAT. She's professional, friendly and listens to her clients concerns as well as their wish list. You will feel so at ease with her from moment ONE. She had everything under control.

Single Family Home Transactions
32
Condo Transactions
3
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Jim Gilliland
RE/MAX Gulf Coast Realty
About Jim

After retiring as a Captain in the Air Force, Jim Gilliland was looking into his next endeavor. With his Master's degree in Business Administration, he made the transition into real estate. Since 1992, he has grown from an individual agent to a powerhouse real estate team leader, achieving numerous awards and recognitions along the way. Jim has been the # 1 combined residential sales agent in the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors since 2005, participating in the sale of over 3,000 homes exceeding $300 million in sales volume. Jim Gilliland is the top agent in the area for a reason. He has made an effort to continue his education and earned several designations that require extensive skill, proficiency, and knowledge. Jim is a Certified Residential Specialist, certified Military Relocation Professional, Seniors Real Estate Professional, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, and Graduate of the Realtor Institute, and he is consistently ranked among the top RE/MAX agents in the state of Florida. The Gilliland Team has the knowledge and experience to help both buyers and sellers with ALL their real estate needs.

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"We bought our first investment property with Jim and the Gilliland team. We're older and were very n..."

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Condo Transactions
8
Single Family Home Transactions
25
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Paula Sherman
ERA American Real Estate
About Paula

The Team with Paula Sherman consists of 5 Licensed, Full-Time Realtors covering Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview, Navarre, and surrounding areas in the Florida Panhandle. Our Team Leader, Paula Sherman, has been in the Real Estate business for 15 years and works primarily with sellers. Paula is a USAF Col Ret. Her buyer specialist Karen Grimmer has been an agent for 13 years. Karen has lived in the Destin/Ft. Walton area since 1982. Amy Mast received her license in 2013 and is our Transaction Coordinator. Amy takes care of the office management for The Team. Zanna Martin is one of 2 new Team Members. Zanna closed 4 transactions in her first 4 months. We are happy to have added Shennon Jundt. Shennon is a past Customer and now a productive member of The Team. The Team w/ Paula Sherman closed over 124 transactions in 2018 alone and has been a Top Producer for 12 years. We are currently #2 in the ERA American Real Estate's 7 offices with over 100 agents and one of the Top 3 Teams in all of ERA internationally! We are Full Service Realtors and we look forward to helping you Buy or Sell! HomeLight has information on 20 of Paula's transactions since 2013, 7 of which were in the past two years.

Single Family Home Transactions
75
Condo Transactions
8
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Travis Talley
Keller Williams Gulf Coast
About Travis

The Talley Group is made up of people who love what they do and push to be the best advocates for each client they work with. From the admin staff to the agents, they are fiercely committed to achieving their client’s individual real estate goals. Ongoing training in all areas of the real estate industry and extensive knowledge of the local market sets them apart from the norm. The objective is always to exceed expectations by providing the highest level of service with absolute integrity. The Talley Group is personally invested in each property and client to ensure that no detail is overlooked. Travis leads the team with a focus on excellent service and a passion for what he does. He is part of the leadership team at his brokerage and is a luxury and investment specialist. Heather is the listing manager and has an eye for style. She is able to maximize her client’s profits through staging, decluttering and renovation projects. As a Military Relocation Specialist, she understands that military families handle change like no other. She is able to facilitate quick transactions with minimal stress. Sadie is a talented agent that is licensed in both Florida and Alabama. She is able to consult on multiple markets and understands the markets for real estate that fronts the unique bodies of water that span the Gulf Coast. The Talley Group uses proven listing and buying programs to ensure each client knows all of their options and is able to make informed decisions. Behind the scenes the Director of Operations oversees the whole process to make sure each client gets results. Using the latest technology available in the real estate industry, the Director of Client Services works to match buyers and sellers, while the Transaction Coordinator is an expert at guiding buyers and sellers through the under contract stage to a successful closing. With over 20 years experience, this top producing team is committed to excellence in all aspects of your real estate transaction. Join the Talley Group family and experience the difference.

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"Travis and his whole team were excellent to work with. They were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
59
Condo Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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View Group
Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast
About View

If you are looking for a team of dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable REALTOR’s, you have stumbled upon the right page! View Group at Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast is your best choice for any of your real estate needs along Northwest Florida. Our Team Leaders, Michelle Martin, and Jeremy Fretwell have sold a combined 50 million dollars in 2020 alone. Both Jeremy and Michelle are certified Military Relocation Professional and specializes in helping military buyers and sellers with all their real estate needs. We enjoy working with and helping people. We believe customer service can go a long way! We strive to remain available for our clients via phone, text, email, and social media. We make it a point to listen to our client’s needs and guide them through the process of buying or selling their home. Most people only buy/sell a home a couple of times in their lifetime so we are here as a team of professionals to assist our clients every step of the way! If you are looking to purchase or sell your home in Northwest Florida, from Gulf Breeze to 30A, we would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. If you are needing Real Estate services elsewhere in Florida or in another state, we have a network of Real Estate professionals that would be more than happy to assist you.

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"real good"

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Single Family Home Transactions
190
Townhome Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
15
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Craig Baranowski
Scenic Sotheby's International Realty
About Craig

Craig Baranowski began his real estate profession in 2004 when he moved to 30A with his wife and their daughters after falling in love with the area on their first trip to the Emerald Coast. Trading in a successful career in Silicon Valley where he worked in global strategic sales for some of the top tech Fortune 100 companies in the world, Craig understands the virtues of discipline, drive, and dedication. A licensed real estate agent, Craig also received his builder’s license in 2006, winning the prestigious Aurora Award for a home he built on 30A. Graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Craig enriches his real estate business with a wide array of expertise, resources, and experience in new construction, investment and vacation properties, luxury homes, townhouses, and condos. Whether buying or selling, Craig’s creative strategy and skill as an advocate for his clients ensures they receive the most reliable information on which to base a sound investment decision. This is why Craig has been a top producing agent since 2008, producing over $36 million in sales in 2018. Since becoming a resident of Inlet Beach, Craig co-founded and is the co-race director of the very popular 30A Thanksgiving 10K, which has raised over $350,000 for local charities, and is listed by Southern Living Magazine as one of the top holiday runs in the United States. Craig also founded a local cycling and triathlon club and spends almost every day with his family at the beach either cycling 30A, paddle boarding, watching the sunrise or enjoying the towns of Alys and Rosemary Beach.

Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
19
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Amanda Grandy
Berkshire Hathaway
About Amanda

As a mother of three and military spouse, I understand the needs of a family and how stressful it can be to relocate, whether that is across the street or across the country. Finding the right home can be difficult and rather exciting. As your Realtor®, I will strive to meet all of your needs by handling every aspect of the purchase and/or sale as your full-service agent."

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"Amanda Grandy is an outstanding real estate agent. She is smart, well-informed, ethical, hard-worki..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
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Shannyn Stevenson
Newman Dailey Resort Properties
About Shannyn

I moved to the area in 1980 and I watched our small little fishing village grow into an amazing popular vacation destination. Having witnessed this area becoming a world-class vacation spot, it only made sense that I pursue a career in Real Estate. I dipped my toe into the Real Estate market in 1999; I initially started as an “accredited buyer’s agent” and held that position for nearly 4 years before deciding to add the listing agent to my Real Estate agent criteria. I have had great success with putting deals together through the ever-changing market conditions and have continued to be one of the top producers in my office. Selling Real Estate is not a hobby for me but career choice that I love. I specialize in all types of beach communities along the Gulf Coast and Sell properties from Destin to Rosemary Beach. I’ve had great success with putting buyers and sellers together on short term rental investment beach properties, and I understand what it takes to have a successful investment which is what I want for all of my clients. On a Personal Note: I am happily Married to my Husband Scott Stevenson, we have 3 wonderful Kids: Hannah, Carter, and Hilary. In addition to selling Real Estate, I’m also the Vic President of my Condo Association, Coach Soccer, Paddle Board, and my favorite thing to do is spend a nice relaxing beach day with my Family. I am here to do more than just help you buy or sell real estate. I am looking to establish a lifelong relationship. My mission is to earn the privilege of receiving all of your future business, as well as your personal recommendation of my services to your family, friends, and associates. I produce excellent results by utilizing sound planning, professional ethics, good communication skills, the latest technology and an expertise. I believe that a transaction is not complete until my customers are happy with me and satisfied with their results. I want you to be my customer for life. As always, I promise to deliver a progressive and comprehensive approach to real estate representation. I can and will exceed your real estate expectations.

Condo Transactions
15
Single Family Home Transactions
10
TIC Transactions
0
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Shaun Roberts
The Premier Property Group
About Shaun

I have been a full-time real estate agent on The Emerald Coast for since 2004, and am one of the area’s top performing agents with over $300 million in closed transactions. I have worked with all kinds of transactions, from multi-million dollar plus properties and developments to condos, single family homes and everything in between. I pride myself on being professional, honest, and working hard for my customers. I am always available by phone, text, and e-mail, including nights and weekends. My customer base includes investors, developers, first-time home buyers, military buyers and sellers, primary homeowners, and second home owners. I pride myself on the professional marketing of my listings. I utilize professional photography including aerial drone photos, and a high-end web presence utilizing search optimization so it will be a 24 hour a day open house for your property. The Premier Property Group is the top locally owned and independent real estate sales firm in Northwest Florida. A consistent leader in area sales, the agency has been ranked in the top 10% of luxury sales from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors since its first year of operation in 2007. In addition, The Premier Property Group is the only local real estate company to be invited to and become a part of Luxury Portfolio International and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the global leader in real estate sales. Premier sales executives are local experts with global reach; listings are marketed in over 52 countries worldwide and across 500 websites. The goal of The Premier Property Group takes inspiration from the company’s name – simply stated, it is to be the premier full-service brokerage firm with a solid foundation upon which our premier agents can provide premier services to premier clients, keeping clients coming back and referring others to us for real estate consultations. The Premier Property Group is one of the top brokerages in the area for luxury real estate sales

Condo Transactions
4
Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
20
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Jordan Dennis
Century 21 Blue Marlin
About Jordan

I am your real estate investment buying and selling expert. As a Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates Blue Marlin agent on the emerald coast, I am familiar with each beach community and neighborhood, North and South of the Bay. As a 17+ year Air Force and Marine Corps Veteran, I am your military relocation specialist servicing Northwest Florida from NAS Pensacola to Tyndall Air Force Base. There is no other agent more dedicated, hard-working, committed, and enthusiastic. I am the best agent to walk you through each step of the real estate process and lead you home.

Single Family Home Transactions
46
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
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Top Destin real estate agent stats at a glance

A top real estate agent can save you significant time and money. Destin, FL has 1,085 active agents, and HomeLight compares data on all of them to identify the top performers. The city’s top 3% of agents do 83.9% more deals yearly than the average agent, move homes off the market 54.6% faster, and save their clients more money — sellers save 2.2x more and buyers save 1.5x more.

Top Seller's Agents

A top Destin seller’s agent sells 1.9x more properties, gets you 16.4% more for your home, and sells 54.6% faster than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

Top Destin buyer's agents transact 1.8x more than the average agent and help clients save up to 122.1% on their home purchases.

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Sale Price / List Price (%)
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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Destin, FL

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.2 stars

Top real estate agents in Destin score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Destin agent who scores only 3.2 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Destin and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"There are many, many, real estate agents in the South Florida area. HomeLight whittled down the choices to 3 agents, or teams of agents, which then allowed us to choose the best of the best for our needs... This is the way to go for getting a great agent."

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"Thanks to HomeLight's immediate response to my request and a perfect match with an outstanding realtor, we sold our home in record time."

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Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Destin neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Destin,top agents are frequently doing deals in Crystal Beach, Downtown Destin, and Destin Harbor.

Crystal Beach

Active Agents224
Time on Market234
Avg. Sale Price$772,578

Downtown Destin

Active Agents264
Time on Market112
Avg. Sale Price$223,416

Destin Harbor

Active Agents121
Time on Market189
Avg. Sale Price$464,248

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Destin?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Destin?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Destin, FL.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Destin?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Destin to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Destin is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Destin?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Destin real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Destin to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Destin real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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