Regina with 98 Real Estate was my buying agent for a house on Cape San Blas. I live 1,000 miles away from the Cape but I had vacationed there for years. I had been working with her for over a year until I found my perfect beach house. During the search she keep me updated on homes that fit my criteria as soon as they came on the market.

More importantly, she had an excellent understanding of the market prices and trends. For example, I had thought one house was overpriced by $100,000, but Regina said it was priced to sell and would definitely be under contract within 2 days. She was so right, as it was under contract 2 days later. Several months later I saw where the house had sold for $10,000 MORE than the listing price!

Regina listens to what you want and doesn’t pressure you to buy something that is currently available on the market just so she can make a quick sale. As I kept looking there was one house that she encouraged me to take a second look at. This house was outside of my desired price range but had everything I wanted. Because of her deep knowledge of the market, she knew that I wouldn’t get everything I was looking for at my current price range. I did go back and take a second look and ended up buying that house. I’m so happy I did, thanks to Regina! Houses on the Cape are not cheap, but she had earned my trust that it was very unlikely that I would find a house, with everything I wanted, at a lower price. To this day I still keep track of houses for sale on the Cape and I have yet to see anything that I’d want at a lower price.

As great as she was during the search, Regina was even more impressive during the time between the contract offer and settlement. I have never in my life experienced such personal interest in making sure that everything was done right and either on schedule or ahead of schedule. The best I can describe it is that she made me feel like I was a close family member, and not just a client. She kept on top of all communications, schedules, and deadlines with the seller’s agent, home inspector, appraiser etc that I would have normally done but I was so far away. She saved me at least 3-4 roundtrip plane tickets and rental car and lodging costs. Bottom line, the settlement process would have been a lot more stressful and chaotic without Regina’s “above and beyond” actions. She made the process feel easier than it was, and there was no obstacle that she didn’t actively help me overcome.

If you are looking for a home in the Cape San Blas, Port St Joe, Mexico Beach area etc, I definitely recommend that you use Regina with 98 Real Estate as your buying agent. She listens to what you want and doesn’t try to steer you to something that doesn’t fit, just to “make a sale”. She is super involved with the closing process as well. Again, the best that I can describe it is that she is like a close family member who always provides you with the best wisdom and insight, and always, always, has your best interests in mind.

Zach was professional and worked quickly to secure a buyer who purchased the property in days. His knowledge of the market and his contacts in the area will always be the cornerstone of his relationship with the customer. We highly recommend his company on any property sale you might be interested.


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.