How I Discovered the Emerald Coast
I lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 22 years and during that time I made several vacation trips to the Beaches of South Walton County. Each time I visited I was amazed at the emerald-blue color of the Gulf of Mexico and the beauty and purity of the sugar white sand beaches. I loved visiting the unique shops and restaurants, and most of all I loved the leisurely lifestyle. There is a a unique sense of community here and a special kind of energy one feels immediately upon arrival. So, after many years in Atlanta, a few of Southern Cities, plus adding a 14-year side trip to Southern California, I finally made the move to my forever home.
My Real Estate Experience
I have been a Real Estate Broker since 1992. Over the years I have been fortunate to sell real estate in several major markets, Atlanta (GA), Charlotte (NC), Charleston (SC), Newport Beach and San Diego (CA). I mentioned this because while architectural styles and pricing vary in each market, all have one thing in common - people want to own a personal home, a second home, or investment property. Now established in Walton County since 2014 I can say, with certainly that, Buyers and Sellers, regardless of where they live, all deal with a multitude of concerns. Concerns that include, the market value of homes, the market conditions for buying or selling, interest rates and mortgage programs, availability of inventory, home inspections, home repairs, selecting the right lender, selecting the title company and YES, selecting the right Real Estate Professional. I would like to interview for the position of your Real Estate Professional!
To deliver a professional service based upon knowledge and proven experience. To keep all Clients fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. To build a trusting relationship that will ensure a gratifying experience and smooth journey for Buyers and Sellers.
Andre is a graduate of Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Administration and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Andre, and his wife Diane, live on 30A in Seagrove Beach. They have been investing in the 30A real estate market since 2000. As a result of buying, selling, renovating and renting various properties, Andre has gained a vast knowledge of 30A communities. He has also worked with contractors and vendors and can offer his Clients a turn-key solution when considering investing in the Emerald Coast. Currently, he serves as a Board Member of two Florida Condominium Associations.
He is involved in supporting local arts and worked with the Cultural Arts Alliance on a project with NYC acclaimed artist, Billy the Artist, on an exhibition and live event in which the proceeds benefited the Underwater Museum of Art which is located in Grayton Beach, Florida.
While maintaining a residence on 30A, he and Diane still own a home in Euclid, Ohio. Dedicated to supporting his community, he is a previous Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Akron where he served on their Annual Event Fund Raiser and while no longer on the Board, he continues to donate of his time. He also continues to serve as a Commissioner on the City of Euclid Ohio, Planning and Zoning Commission.
Prior to Andre’s real estate career, he held numerous senior level sales and management consultative positions. During his 25 years plus in sales and management, Andre has had a successful track record of delivering enterprise solutions with positive returns. He is also experienced in how to profitably grow market share in highly competitive market segments. He has been consistently awarded for his sales achievements and impact on the bottom line.
When not working, Andre and Diane enjoy world-wide travel, cooking and wines.
"“Andre was an extraordinary partner to work with as I searched for and purchased my new home on 30A! His knowledge of this area, experience investing in this market, personal network, practical knowledge about home renovations and his creative vision were invaluable. I also appreciated his attention to detail. As we looked at properties, he often pointed out existing issues and enhancement opportunities I never would have noticed. Andre is easy-going, authentic, flexible and solution-oriented...a true pleasure to work with. Because he is generous with his time and a good listener, he deeply understood my goals and preferences and was able to help find the property perfect for me. Andre worked very hard and stayed close to every step in the purchase process, from contract to closing. His follow-through was flawless. Perhaps most of all, I appreciated his timely, proactive communication and his integrity. I enthusiastically recommend Andre!!"
-Lisa Masters, Client