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    Wednesday, April 7, 2021   /   by Jodi Ketchersid

    Should I consider selling my short term rental property

    Should I Consider Selling My Short-Term Rental Property?
    The travel industry has changed significantly over the past decade. With the popularity of vacation rentals advertised by such sites as Airbnb, VRBO, and Home Away, travelers have more options than ever for lodging during their vacation. Unfortunately, 2020 has seen a serious decline in travel due to the COVID-19 crisis and many owners of these short-term rental properties are wondering what to do.
    If you have a short-term rental property, you might be wondering if this is the right time to sell. Here are a few considerations as you weigh your options:
    Long-Term Goals – While travel is down significantly right now, this slump won’t last forever. If this property is part of your overall investment portfolio which makes sense for the long run, consider other strategies to keep the rental. If you have a mortgage, speak to your lender about payment options during this time.
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    Friday, March 26, 2021   /   by Kyle Hock

    28 ft ceilings

    Happy Friday Top 10 Readers! We have added another 18 readers this week – spanning from Colorado, to Miami, to Nashville and all the way to Connecticut! Welcome friends.


    This week has been busy along the Emerald Coast – Spring break is here and in full swing!


    Congrats to Ken and Belinda! This week they closed on their gorgeous 5 bedroom house w/ amazing waterviews. A 3 story house w/ an open kitchen and 28 ft ceilings in the 1st floor living room. An Unbelievable sight to see when you first walk in the front door. This closing was one of a kind, but throughout the whole process they stayed faithful and together we reached the finishing line. Congrats!


    Congrats to Stacie! Lemme tell you this story. Stacie wanted a 3 bedroom in a particular area on 30A. I found 4 and wrote 4 offers…but the seller’s were starting to get stingy with our offers and trying to make it hard. We got frustrated. Like….to the pok ...

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    Saturday, March 6, 2021   /   by Jodi Ketchersid

    Gulf Front Property

    I was fortunate to represent the buyers on this incredible gulf front home. This home was off market when we began our search. Johnathon Spears of Scenic Sotheby's represented the sellers and together we were able to make this happen.  This home is truly special, concrete construction and every detail was thought out from the inside out.  I have lived on the Emerald Coast for a few decades now and I have seen some incredible homes, but what stood out for me this time was this location.  While this home is outstanding - the way this home is positioned, it is like you are stepping back in time a bit.  It feels secluded yet directly on the beach.  With native vegetation along the walkover to private beach front access this is just a unique property.  I can't wait for the new owners to put their touch on this piece of paradise - the journey for them has just begun. I see some incredible sunsets in their future.  

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    Tuesday, February 23, 2021   /   by Molly Carter

    RealJoy Properties Voted BEST in Destin!

    We are delighted to announce that RealJoy Properties was voted Best Residential Real Estate in Destin! We really value this distinction, as it was voted on by our local community. We continually strive to offer personal and professional service and walk our clients through all aspects of the buying and selling process.BestInDestin2021.jpg

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    Wednesday, January 6, 2021   /   by Molly Carter

    Congrats to our Top Agents of 2020

    Congrats to Kyle Hock and Melissa Walls for being named our top sales agents of 2020.

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    It was a year unlike any other, for many reasons, yet Kyle and Melissa rose to the occasion and closed many transactions. We're looking forward to all that you accomplish in 2021!

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