With a successful Spring underway, Destin Palms is eager to see what this season will bring.
As I sit in their Gulf front office and sneak glances at the waves, I can’t help but have a twinge of envy for the amazing place they come to work every day. I overhear a guest say, “Is everyone in Destin this happy and nice?”
I start my interview asking about the Real Estate market. Apparently real estate momentum is building.
“Property value has increased and owners are finally ready to sell. We have taken more listings this spring than in the past two years put together,” says senior partner, Paul Couch. “Buyers are geared up, as well. A few weekends ago, I had three buyers in town looking at property, and all three were under contract by Monday. In this market, making a fast buying decision is key to securing a property.”
If you aren’t familiar with the concept of Destin Palms, you will be soon. Destin Palms was conceived by two families fusing together real estate sales, vacation rentals and property preservation and maintenance.
Their full-circle approach is thriving. Partner Jessica Forrester says, “One of our vacation guests was in town to buy an investment property, our real estate team helped her find a condo that made sense. Not only has the client entrusted us to manage her vacation rental, but our property preservation team is going to remodel to maximize the rental income potential.”
Since we last spoke with Destin Palms earlier this year, their team has grown. They have added three real estate agents and two people to the construction team.
“Our walk-in traffic for real estate sales is already steady. I can’t image how busy we will be once Summer hits. We would really like to have a few more producing agents and maybe a seasoned vacation rental agent as the year progresses,” Couch said.
Have questions about buying or selling a property? About what your vacation rental should be grossing a year? About remodeling to maximize your investment? If you want honest answers and sound advice, I can’t think of a better team to answer your questions.
Stop by their gorgeous office on the ground floor of the Majestic Sun, B Tower, facing the Gulf at