Elizabeth G Cole

We highly recommend Zach if you are thinking of selling your home. He is very professional and treated us like family. Always able to get in touch with him and he worked very hard to get our home sold. Thank you Zach for everything.

Zach Childs and his team did an extraordinary job selling our property on St. Joe Beach, especially under the difficult circumstances post hurricane Michael. He and his team showed tremendous perseverance in locating the right buyer for our house. We highly recommend Zach and 98 Real Estate Group.

We have known Zach since 2009 when we first discovered the Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, and Cap San Blas area. When we decided to purchase property, Zach’s knowledge as well as strategic guidance, whether you are looking to invest or make the area your second home, was invaluable. When it came to a decision to sell, there is no one else but Zach and his team to make it a seamless transaction and profitable return on investments. We will recommend Zach and his team to our friends and family if they are considering real estate within the forgotten coast.


I have bought and sold many properties with many real estate professionals over the past 40 years. Quite simply, Zach is the best I have ever dealt with. He is good at getting your property sold and seems genuinely concerned about getting you the highest price possible. If you’re looking to hire the best for your real estate transaction, without hesitation I can say, “Zach Childs is your guy”.

Zach Childs and Kristy Lee made selling my parent’s home a breeze! They guided me through every step of the process, offering expert advice along the way. Their superior negotiation skills helped us sell the property above asking price in less than a week!

I could not be more pleased with the results, and if I’m ever in need of a realtor again, they will be the only ones that I call!

We recently purchased a canal front lot in Mexico Beach.  There was absolutely no doubt that we would engage Zach Childs to handle the transaction for us based upon past experience. Several years ago we listed a similar property in Mexico Beach with Zach and his firm, the 98 Real Estate Group. Zach’s extensive knowledge of the region’s available real estate inventory and market trends proved to be spot on.  We listened to his recommendations and were able to sell that property in a matter of weeks. Throughout both of the transactions; Zach was the upmost professional.  His attention to detail throughout the course of each of the transactions coupled with his extensive base of contacts was most helpful in working through any anomalies that arose resulting in timely closings. Most of all we appreciate the honesty and direct manner in which Zach addresses any questions or potential issues; whether he is representing you as the buyer or seller. As stated earlier, he has served us in both capacities. We highly recommend Zach Childs and the 98 Real Estate Group to handle any of your real estate needs in the greater Mexico Beach area.  

Zach,We don’t know how to THANK you, Zach.You performed what we believe is considered a MIRACLE!!!!Seriously, we were losing hope that our house would EVER sell.You truly know how to manage housing sales!!!Please, also, thank Kristy for her professional intervention and for helping to expedite the closing.THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!!!!!!!Pat and Don

Joey Miller

Zach Childs is one of the most knowledgeable realtors that I have ever worked with on a real estate transaction. He knows Mexico Beach/Port St. Joe/Cape San Blas inside and out. He was helpful with knowledge of flood zones and permitting. He even met us after hours to show us some property.


Zach Child’s with 98 Real Estate made our entire selling process a great one. He was great to work with, easy to get a hold of if we had any questions or concerns, and was very knowledgeable of the area. I feel like he got us the best deal possible and I’m so glad we chose 98 Real Estate to work  with!


Zach and his staff @ 98 Reality was very helpful during our purchase. This was a not an easy transaction but Zach took all the worries out for my family. I really enjoyed working with Zach and his staff. They absolutely have the best knowledge of property and how to get things done in our area. I  would highly recommend anyone looking at purchasing or selling property in this area to reach to Zach for assistance!