“Five Stars All the Way! We used Zach Childs to purchase a beach getaway house along the Forgotten Coast in 2015. Up until the point we made our first call to Zach, we did not know him at all. After working with him for nearly two years it’s easy to give him five stars in all of the following qualities a real estate agent should posses.

Knowledge of his marketplace: Zach has lived and worked in Mexico Beach for more than 13 years. When we began our search for a house along the Forgotten Coast, he took the time to explain all the ins and outs of buying coastal property from special DEP Zones, to flood zones, to conforming and nonconforming structures, to variances, to setbacks. Zach is extremely well versed in all these variables in both Bay and Gulf counties, which can be very different. In addition, he is well attuned to the buyer/seller rhythms in his area. He listens to wants and wishes, respects budget limitations and can dial in a list of properties that are a fit.

Patience: We spent almost two years “kicking tires” with Zach before finally making a purchase. During that time, we looked at over a dozen properties and not once did Zach ever push or hurry us along to make a decision. He was always ready and willing to meet us at yet another property to let us in and give us all the details. He helped us stay the course through the whole house shopping process.

Honesty: No matter which property we looked at, Zach was always up front and honest with any issues the property might have had, from possible building restrictions to possible insurance issues, he made us aware of any problems that might arise. At one point, he even kept us from making a huge mistake in paying too much for a property by advising us to pass on it and be patient. In the end we ended up with a place that was a perfect fit for our needs and our pocketbooks.

Integrity: Zach went out of his way to make sure everything went exactly right with our purchase, personally vetting the process every step of the way with us. Even after the purchase, he made sure we got in touch any type of local service we might need to help us make the most of our new home at the beach.”

— Rob and Noelle

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