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We here at Rob Brooks Realty look forward to serving you by keeping you informed on everything Emerald Coast. By keeping you up to date on the best local restaurants, beaches, festivals and shows we hope to convince you of something we believe- there is no better place to live!

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July 1, 2019

2019 4th of July Celebrations on the Emerald Coast

 

 

 

July 4th is only a few days away and there are so many activities and celebrations along the Emerald Coast to celebrate the holiday.  Check out the 4th of July events in your area.

Pensacola

Sertoma’s Independence Day Celebration

Location: Seville Park Square

Date: July 4, 2019

Times: Events start @ 11 AM / Fireworks @ 9 PM

 

Pensacola Beach

Independence Day Fireworks

Location: Casino Beach – Pensacola Beach

Date: July 4, 2019

Times: Fireworks @ 8:30 PM

 

Fort Walton Beach

City of FWB July 4th Celebration at the Landing

Location: 139 SE Brooks Street – Fort Walton Beach

Date: July 4, 2019

Times: Events from 4-11 PM / Fireworks @ 8:45 PM

 

Destin

4th of July Celebration at HarborWalk Village

Location: HarborWalk Village - Destin

Date: July 4, 2019

Times: Events from 7-11 PM / Fireworks @ 9 PM

Feb. 12, 2019

Best Restaurants On The Coast For Valentine's Day

Love is in the air .. or is that the smell of dinner?

We kid, we kid! On a more serious note, here are five great restaurants from Pensacola, Florida to Seaside, Florida to try for Valentine's Day! These are the places you will want to take your spouse, family or friends for an extra special dinner on the day of love! But don't just take our word for it. ;)

 

The Great Southern Cafe in Seaside, Florida 

 

Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano in Destin, Florida 

 

Skopelos at New World in Pensacola, Florida 

 

Dewey Destin's Restaurant in Destin, Florida 

 

Al Fresco in Pensacola, Florida 

 

(Valentine's Graphic by Valeria_Aksakova on www.freepik.com)

Posted in On The Coast
Jan. 29, 2019

Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Meeting 2019

We just got back from the Florida Realtor's Mid-Winter meetings down in Orlando, Florida! We had the best time growing and serving in an organization that is concerned not only about home ownership but also private property rights in our sunny state of Florida. 

At this meeting, Rob was elected treasurer of the Florida Chapter REBI (Real Estate Business Institute) which trains real estate brokers to be better brokers and real estate agents to be specialists in listing and selling. He also is serving on the Florida Board of Directors for 2019 as a representative of the Emerald Coast along with continuing his service on the Development committee, which he has been a part of for the past two years. 

It was three full days of meetings, networking and catching up with old friends! It was a huge honor to serve other professionals in our industry by helping improve overall professionalism of realtors and establishing resources to help realtors do just this. 

If we can help increase professionalism among the professionals - we help increase buyers and sellers' experiences with all realtors in the state of Florida. That to us is a win!

On a lighter note - we also couldn't go to Orlando without visiting Sea World with the family! 

It was a great trip and a great way to start off 2019! 

(Thank you, Josh Summers, for sharing these pictures on Facebook!)

Jan. 21, 2019

2019 State Of The Company Address

As individuals, we are made to grow and help others grow. This includes areas of physical, emotional, financial, and relational health. Our highest calling as human beings is to grow in our spiritual walk with God. He has designed us to grow and it is His plan that we grow. 

In 2018, as in years past, God arranged situations around me as company owner which precipitated the growth of my career and service to others. It means I had to make difficult decisions to participate in that growth. While growing often requires risk and discomfort, growth is what I’m called to do and what I choose to do. The alternative to growing is not remaining the same, because neither organizations nor individuals can remain the same for more than a few moments. If we aren’t growing, we are declining.

How has our growth been? 2018 was another record-breaking year for Rob Brooks Realty. We had more properties managed, more agents, and way more sales than ever before. In many ways, we achieved more than we thought possible and even reached our limits. How does an organization or individual continue growing when they have reached their limits? They must move the limits outward and upward by reinvesting back into themselves. For us, we hired great new people into key roles, including adding to the property management team, started radio advertising and opened an office in Pensacola. All of this to ensure our service to each client is the best in the industry and to ensure we are able to serve more clients at that level of service.

We aspire to be the best real estate company on the Emerald Coast. How do we define the best? To us, it is not the company who does the most transactions, the largest volume, or has the highest profit. Our definition of the best real estate company is the one who takes the best care of the client. That is our aspiration and that is what will make us grow for many more years to come.

We look forward to serving you even better in 2019! 

Jan. 7, 2019

Find Out Your Home Value

We all know how the conversation goes : "Should I sell my home?" "I wonder how much I can get for it.." "Pat down the street just sold theirs for ..." 

You no longer have to wonder. (Praise hands emoji)

1. Click To Find Out Your Home's Worth

2. Enter your address

3. Hit submit

4. Get your home value & see how we sell your home differently.

 

This is your estimated property valuation. If you would like an in depth home value analysis, 

email us at mail@robbrooks.com! 

 

 

Jan. 4, 2019

Meet The Rob Brooks Sales Team

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It's a new year and we are so fortunate to have the same faces on the Rob Brooks Sales Team for 2019! Why does this matter to you? It matters because it means that the selling or buying process you will experience is seamless. We've worked together and are nailing down the process you experience even more in 2019!

If you buy or sell with Rob Brooks in 2019, these are the faces you may come into contact with! 

Rob - You know him! You love him! He is the main man with over twenty-four years of experience in real estate on the Emerald Coast! He comes from a line of influential people in the area! (Have you heard of the Brooks Bridge in Fort Walton Beach, Florida?) *He would be embarrassed to know that I put that out there.* He is a family man who is passionate about serving the real estate industry, clients and community! 

Kaylie - (Hi! I am currently typing to you!) I handle marketing for the company and Rob Brooks personally! I've been with the company for five years now and love being a small part of a team that holds the values that RBR does! If you've encountered the Rob Brooks Realty name for the first time, it may be in part to the work that I do! I am just the connector of people to people - in this case, Rob - and that's easy to do because I believe so much in the work that goes on here! 

Sara - Her title is listing coordinator but we like to refer to her as the detail oriented, filing guru and best person to talk to on the phone! When you list with Rob, you will be receiving updates on your listing from her - how many showings, what potential people are saying etc.! She is thorough and has every process down to a science! You will love hearing from her because she will be calling with good news! Tid bit about her - she is an Auburn fan who loves living on the Coast with her husband! 

Kathy - She is the Rob Brooks closing coordinator and she does this best! She gets the sale closed with the biggest smile on her face! She has encountered difficult closings in the past with grace, efficiency and a get it done attitude! She does all of this while having a heart of compassion for each buyer and seller. We like to think she keeps us all in shape!

This all matters to you because you are working with people who enjoy working with each other - making getting the job done for you a joy. Trust us, that is what makes working with us different.

 

Dec. 30, 2018

2018 New Year's Eve Fireworks

 

The New Year is right around the corner so why not celebrate with a fireworks show.  The Gulf Coast hosts several events on December 31 to ring in the New Year including firework shows, live music and festivities.  Check out these New Year’s Eve events across the Gulf Coast.

Pensacola – Pensacola Pelican Drop as part of Kazoo’s Rockin’ Eve: Head over to the Blue Wahoo’s Stadium on December 31st to see the famed Pensacola Pelican Drop.  The family-friendly event is from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and is free to the public.  The celebration includes on-field activities for all ages, local bands, fireworks, and, of course, the Pelican Drop.

Pensacola Beach – New Year’s Eve Fireworks @ 12:00 A.M.: Look to the skies at midnight for this fireworks show that will take place over the Santa Rosa Sound.

Fort Walton Beach – Blingin’ in the New Year @ 6:00 P.M.: Ring in the New Year with this 5K and Family Fun Run from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in downtown Fort Walton Beach hosted by Run With It.  Afterwards, celebrate at KC’s Sandbar and Grille with live music and festivities, along with a midnight fireworks show at the Fort Walton Beach Landing.

Seaside – Countdown Seaside – A New Year’s Eve Celebration: This family-friendly event starts at 7:00 P.M. at the Seaside Amphitheater and ends with fireworks at midnight to bring in the new year.  The festivities include live music, street performers, and kids’ activities.

Dec. 17, 2018

Fort Walton Beach - A Downtown Holiday Live Nativity

Over the weekend, Rob Brooks Realty hosted a live nativity scene as part of Fort Walton Beach’s annual event, A Downtown Holiday.  The event was originally scheduled for December 1 but was delayed to December 15 due to inclement weather.

Presented by the Downtown Fort Walton Beach Organization, A Downtown Holiday is a family fun event that offers many activities for the entire family including shopping, food, and live entertainment.  We look forward to this event every year as we get the opportunity to recount the Christmas story in its truest form through our live nativity scene.  It was a definite stop for many who came out to the event.

Thank you to everyone that volunteered to help us tell the story of the birth of Christ during this special event!

 

Nov. 7, 2018

Thanksgiving & Charity

 

Here at Rob Brooks Realty, we operate under 4 core values: Honesty, Diligence, Charity and Joy.  As Thanksgiving festivities start to get into full swing, we begin to reflect on what we give thanks for this year and think more on one of our core values, Charity.

To the RBR team, Charity means the giving of our time and money for the benefit of others out of love.  We strive to give and show Charity to others throughout our work.  Outside of our careers, we can also show Charity throughout our communities.

The Emerald Coast offers several opportunities throughout the month of November for members of the community to come together for important causes and show Charity towards others.

Want to know what’s happening in your area?  We have a few suggestions of upcoming events in the Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Destin areas.

 

Pensacola

Monthly Bay Bluffs Park Cleanup @ Bay Bluffs Preserve

Saturday, November 10 from 8:45-10:00 A.M.

Hosted by Ocean Hour, Scenic Highway Foundation & Earth Ethics

For more information: Click Here

 

Cheers & Chili For Charity @ First City Art Center

Thursday, November 15 from 5:00-8:00 P.M

Hosted by Epilepsy Florida

For more information: Click Here

 

8th Annual Pensacola Beach Turkey Trot 5K – Trot For Thought

Thursday, November 22 from 7:00-11:00 A.M.

Hosted by Premier Island Management Group

For more information: Click Here

 

Fort Walton Beach/Destin

39th Annual Toys 4 Tots Ride on the Emerald Coast

Sunday, November 18 from 8:30-11:00 A.M.

Hosted by: Emerald Coast HOG Chapter #3605

Sponsored by: Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson

For more information: Click Here

 

24th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Harbor Docks Restaurant

Thursday, November 22 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Hosted by: Harbor Docks Restaurant

Sponsored by: Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County/Destin Harvest

For more information: Click Here

 

7th Annual 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day Races @ Rosemary Beach

Wednesday, November 21 from 12:00-7:00 P.M. & Thursday, November 22 from 7:00-10:00 A.M.

For more information: Click Here

 

Check out your local chamber of commerce website to see more events and causes scheduled for your area.

Oct. 30, 2018

Fall Home Decor Idea: Pumpkins

 

 

It’s the perfect time of year for all homeowners to put on their decorating hats and bring the fall season into their home.  Fall brings us cooler weather, the changing of the leaves and the beginning of the holiday season.  It also kick-starts the craving for the fall favorite: Pumpkin.  It’s everywhere from pumpkin-spice lattes and cooking recipes to candles and decorative signs.  But why stop there, why not take pumpkins to the next level?

Pumpkins can be incorporated into your fall home decorating that can last all through the season.  By using preservation techniques, which can be found through a simple Google search, decorative pumpkins can last between 2 to 3 months.

 

  

 

Welcome fall with open arms with a front porch pumpkin display by using different color and different size pumpkins to create visual depth.  A few tiny pumpkins can help transform a vase, tray or lantern into the perfect fall scene.  You can use larger pumpkins to fill empty spaces such as the fireplace.  If you don’t like the color orange, paint the pumpkins to fit the color scheme in any room.

Don’t just stop at carving pumpkins for Halloween, think outside the pumpkin and make it a part of different rooms in your home.

 

Source of Inspiration: Articles from Southern Living and Country Living magazines.