By Jennifer Ledesma,
Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida
Berkshire Hathaway Home- Services Beach Properties of Florida recently celebrated its fifth anniversary as an affiliate of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network. Since joining the network in 2016, the brokerage has experienced exponential growth expanding its reach along the Florida Panhandle from the Emerald Coast to the Forgotten Coast and more than doubling the size of its agent roster. The brokerage has also ranked in the top 50 affiliates across the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network annually since 2016.
Once a small boutique agency focused on South Walton real estate sales, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida is now home to more than 220 agents with eight offices in select locations along the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast including Destin, South Walton, Panama City Beach, Port St. Joe, and St. George Island. On January 19th, a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Destin Chamber of Commerce commemorated the opening of a new Destin office, located at 151 Regions Way Suite 4A.
2020 marked a momentous milestone for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida with over $1 billion in sales volume recorded for the year. The brokerage further established its presence in the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast market by ranking as the number one listing brokerage for the 30A Beaches market, a top five listing brokerage for Panama City Beach, and a top three brokerage on the Forgotten Coast.
“Since joining the brand five short years ago, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida has seen its gross commission income grow from $10,900,000 in 2016 to $32,586,000 in 2020,” said Jimmy Burgess, chief growth officer at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida. “The addition of the Destin office provides our brokerage the ability to continue its strategic growth in Northwest Florida. With our amazing group of agents, the best tools and technology available, and our reputation as the most trusted brand in real estate, the best is still yet to come!”
In more exciting news for the brokerage in the year ahead, Bay County-based broker associate Amanda Corbin was recently appointed as president of the Central Panhandle Association of Realtors (CPAR), and the New Homes Division, dedicated exclusively to overseeing new construction opportunities and strategic development for select area builders and developers, and continuing to expand its offerings along the Gulf Coast. New opportunities in popular Bay County communities Breakfast Point and SweetBay, as well as Churchill Oaks and Cottage Grove in South Walton are now available in addition to the division’s robust offerings in Kaiya Beach Resort, Watersound Origins, The Village at Grayton Beach, and many more.
“Berkshire Hathaway Home- Services’ focus on the customer is the driving force behind our company’s remarkable growth. We go to great lengths to stay focused on what buyers and sellers need and want so we can exceed those expectations,” said Hunter Harman, broker and owner at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida. “With the growth our area is currently experiencing coupled with the continued ideal lending climate for homebuyers, we anticipate 2021 to be an extraordinary year for the local market.”
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