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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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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.

Aug. 8, 2018

Skopelos at New World | Pensacola, Florida

What is one of our favorite places to eat in Downtown Pensacola, Florida? Skopelos at New World, of course! Located on Palafox Street, Skopelos is one of the best places to eat for lunch or dinner! 

Greek history mixes with Gulf Coast cuisine to bring one of the best experiences in both atmosphere and taste! Don't just take our word for it. But if you do go for lunch, be sure to give us an invite or come see us at our Downtown Pensacola Rob Brooks Realty office right up the street! 

July 3, 2018

Fourth of July Celebrations On The Coast

Every year we all stop and ask ourselves, "What are we doing for the Fourth this year? Where should we watch the fireworks?" Look no further! We have a couple of ideas for you! :) 

1. Fireworks the Downtown Fort Walton Beach Landing - We love this celebration! It is free and perfect for the entire family! Not to mention, watching fireworks over the water never gets old. The event begins at 4:00 PM with bounce houses, local talent, food, live music and of course, fireworks starting at 8:45 PM. 

2. Pensacola Independence Day Celebration - Another community we love, another firework display along the Emerald Coast that you don't want to miss! This one is said to be the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast! With events beginning at 11:00 AM, there is something for the whole family to enjoy! 

3. Niceville Boggy Bayou Fireworks Display - Are you interested in just seeing the fireworks after a good grill out at home with your family? The Boggy Bayou fireworks display may be just the thing for you! The show begins at 9:00 PM, so be sure to come early to get a good seat! 

4. HarborWalk Village Fourth of July Celebration - This celebration is a crowd drawer for sure! Live music along the Harbor, vendors and almost any kind of food you can think of! The fireworks display over the Harbor begin at 9:00 PM, but you want to come early to get a place! Parking is $10.00 on site but the event is free to the public. 

 

Most importantly, thank you to the people who have served and sacrificed to make this day one to celebrate. We owe so much to you. Have fun, Emerald Coast! 

June 26, 2018

We've Moved To Downtown Pensacola!

In case you missed the news - WE HAVE MOVED! Our Gulf Breeze office has moved to the exciting and beautiful Downtown Pensacola area! We love the Downtown area and are so thrilled to put our roots down in this thriving community! We are located at 700 S Palafox Street right down the road from some of our favorites like Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, the Blue Wahoo's Stadium and the fantastic Eat Al Fresco airstream food trucks! 

Also, have you heard about the new Pensacola Ferry that takes you places like Fort Pickens and Pensacola Beach? Yep, we share a parking lot with those guys, so there is no way you can miss us! 

Come see our new office, take a ferry ride or indulge in the fantastic food options right around our new office! 

 

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Feb. 9, 2018

2018 State Of The Company Address

2018 marks our company’s 10-year anniversary and by God’s grace, our growth has continued.  Last year our sales grew by 30%, outpacing the market and producing for us again a higher market share.  It wasn’t easy.  In 2015 and 2016, we made some difficult changes to make our company better positioned to serve more sales customers with better customer service.  Those changes have paid off.  Our company agents now sell way more than the average agent in the rest of the industry. Our clients are very happy with our service.

The past several months we’ve been making similar difficult changes in our property management; we expect these changes will increase rewards to both our clients and our company in coming years.  The changes include hiring more staff and implementing systems of further improved service.  Adjusting the allocation of resources to best serve the customers & market is a part of a healthy growing company.

It’s always interesting to see where our business comes from.  Word of mouth has always been the main way people become our clients… it’s terrific advertising.  The internet has now changed some of how word of mouth is delivered.  Traditionally, word of mouth has usually been face to face.  Now, more and more, Google, Facebook, Zillow and other online review sources are making it very easy for people to give a wide audience either their rant or their rave about any business.  While such open communication is a fear for some businesses, it is a boon for us.  We are getting property management clients and home buyers contacting and choosing to do business with us from seeing our online reviews.   If you have a moment now, do an internet search of “Rob Brooks Realty reviews.”  The ratings (averaging 4.8 to 5 stars, depending on the website) and the accompanying written reviews from our clients and past clients are a great motivator for us to keep up the high level of customer service.  Our feelings for making it a great experience for the client were captured well by the ideas of Kaylie Becker as well as the producing & editing of Jeffrey Frame and Zack Kepner in a video last March… it can be seen on RobBrooksRealty.com and other places on the internet.

In preparing for the coming months of 2018 and Rob Brooks Realty’s next decade, we are proactively investing the resources of our time and money into making your real estate experience the best it can possibly be.

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