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Top real estate agents in Fort Walton Beach, FL

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents & REALTORS®.

Why you need a top real estate agent in Fort Walton Beach, FL

If you're looking for a real estate agent in Fort Walton Beach, find the best ones who can save more when buying and make more money when selling. The top 3% of the 792 active Fort Walton Beach real estate agents move homes in under 46 days, 1.9x times faster than the average, and work on 436.78 more transactions than the average agent.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Fort Walton Beach 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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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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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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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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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
58
Condo Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Justin Myers
Justin Myers Real Estate
About Justin

Justin Myers likes to help homebuyers find the home of their dreams and he is always determined to help them find the best financing options for them. Justin was an experienced mortgage officer and worked in the banking industry for five years, working with CFIC, Country Wide, and Bank of America. In a market where financing is a leading key factor in being able to buy a home, Justin’s expertise is valuable. Justin also works with attorneys who help homeowners negotiate with banks regarding foreclosure. Justin also has a wealth of experience in home construction and renovation. He worked with Home Depot for 5 years. He worked in all the departments, and made flooring his specialization. He became a real estate agent in 2009 and he was “a natural.” Because of his extensive knowledge base, he has been very successful. Justin is the rare agent who has a strong expertise in Residential Real Estate and Commercial Real Estate as well. He is just as comfortable selling restaurants as he is selling commercial warehouses. Whether you are buying or selling a home or commercial property in Destin, San Destin, Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, or Navarre, Justin Myers will leverage his resources, his relationships, and his expertise to get you the best deal.

Single Family Home Transactions
12
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
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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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Cosmo Spellings
Assurance Realty of NWFL
About Cosmo

I am dedicated to providing outstanding service so you will never want to go anyplace else! If you are looking to BUY or SELL in the Eglin AFB, Niceville, Fort Walton Bch, Destin, Duke Field, Hurlburt Field or Crestview areas, then I am your agent and we are your agency! Born & raised here on the Gulf Coast and prior US Army, I am very familiar with every aspect of military life, travel, and most importantly – our area. I gladly serve ALL surrounding areas so if you are looking to BUY your next home or SELL the one you have I I can help! Assurance Realty of NWFL is a FULL SERVICE real estate agency. So if you are interested in buying or selling Short Sales, REO/Foreclosures, New or Existing homes, & everything in between – Call me and I can help!

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"Cosmo was great! After having to fire my original realtor after 60 days of my house sitting on the ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
37
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Nathan Team
Nathan Team Real Estate
About Nathan

Although my travels have taken me both nationally and internationally, the emerald waters and white sand beaches of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast is where I call home. Real Estate has always been a passion of mine. I was born into a real estate family and am one of the few native realtors you will find along Florida’s “Emerald Coast.” Abbott Realty launched the first major real estate company in Destin in the early 70’s and was the largest employer of Northwest Florida with over 1000 employees. The Abbott tradition carries into today’s market with Nathan Abbott and his team. I provide extensive market knowledge, cutting edge technology, amazing business partners, impeccable customer service, and will work diligently to deliver the Ultimate Real Estate Experience. Whether you are wanting to sell your property or buy your dream home, I can assist you with ALL of your real estate needs. I am a Certified Luxury Marketing Home Specialist and a Member of the Million Dollar Guild Club. The Nathan Abbott Team production is within the top 1% of agents in NW Florida and ResortQuest’s #1 Team with over $340 million in closed sales since 2002. I will be your Trusted Advisor for Luxury Real Estate along NW Florida’s Gulf Coast and look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Top Fort Walton Beach real estate agent stats at a glance

Need a real estate agent in Fort Walton Beach, FL? HomeLight compares objective performance data from all 792 of the city’s agents, so you can choose the best. The top 3% of agents in San Francisco do 1.8x more real estate deals than the average agent — and they sell homes 1.0x faster.

Top Seller's Agents

A top Fort Walton Beach seller’s agent sells 1.9x more properties, gets you 4.5% more for your home, and sells 47.8% faster than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

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Top Buyer's Agents

The top 3% Fort Walton Beach buyer's agents buy 1.8x more homes in the same area and save $31,796 on their clients' home purchases. That's 50.0% more savings than the average home sale!

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

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

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.6 stars

Top real estate agents in Fort Walton Beach score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Fort Walton Beach agent who scores only 3.6 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Fort Walton Beach and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Fort Walton Beach real estate agents and REALTORS

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Kami Knake
Resort Real Estate Group
May 11, 2021

“She was very easy to work with and always quick to respond. When I had a question she couldn’t answer she always followed up and found the info I was looking for! She also always kept things moving along between and was good at negotiating so both parties could come to agreement quickly. I really enjoyed working with her!!“

"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."

James H.

HomeLight Client

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

Nancy M.

HomeLight Client

"We found the questions to be very helpful in directing us to agents who focused on the area and homes in which we would be most interested... Without HomeLight, our buying process would have been much more time-consuming and complicated. "

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Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Fort Walton Beach neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Fort Walton Beach,top agents are frequently doing deals in Santa Rosa Island, Parkwood, and Seabreeze.

Santa Rosa Island

Active Agents321
Time on Market171
Avg. Sale Price$333,869

Parkwood

Active Agents112
Time on Market97
Avg. Sale Price$300,175

Seabreeze

Active Agents101
Time on Market201
Avg. Sale Price$257,043

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 Fort Walton Beach?
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 Fort Walton Beach?
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 Fort Walton Beach, FL.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Fort Walton Beach?
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 Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach?
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 Fort Walton Beach real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Fort Walton Beach to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Fort Walton Beach 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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