We can’t imagine having a better experience with a real estate agent, would highly recommend him to anyone. Zach was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and available whenever we had questions. His guidance through the whole process eased us through. Now, weeks after closing, he is still helping with the transition.

Cristie Hamilton

Zach is incredibly knowledgeable about the Gulf market. He’s very clear in what’s happening and also with what his thoughts are on transactions. I felt very confident in working with him and would absolutely recommend others to work with Zach and his awesome team!

Robert Wilson

I met Zach Childs through a referral from a realtor in Colorado. Zach was informative about the levels of service/costs, and stayed in touch during the contract and closing. Fast and efficient service that I would recommend to anyone on the area. Thank you Zach and Kristy!


Really a good experience working with Zach and Kristy. Very knowledgeable of local market conditions, great communication skills / responsive, honest. Highly recommend.


I met Zach in 2009 when we bought our home in Mexico Beach. I have worked with him off and on since then. He recently sold our home in Mexico Beach in June 2021. He knows the Mexico Beach/Cap San Blas/Port St. Joe area. His quarterly reports on the housing market is the best source of information concerning what is happening in the local market. I would recommend Zach to my friends and family without hesitation.

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!