” I had an excellent experience with Bobbie Housand. She is the best!!” ~ Jessica H.
” Stacey was amazing! W will be suggesting her to everyone! She was referred through family. ~ Brian T.”
“Bobbie is very knowlegeable and courteous. Very Good!” ~ Mr. & Mrs. G
” Stacey is Excellent! She was recommended by a friend and now is one.” ~ Chris & Angela M
“Outstanding service . . . we are so very happy in our new home thanks to Stacey! ~Mara & Gregg C.”
“We were referred to Bobbie through our insurance agent. Bobbie Housand was wonderful and we willl be more than happy to refer our friends and family thanks to her wonderful service. Thank you!! ~Ashley & Chad C.”
“Bobbie did an excellent job! Can’t think of anything to imporve this experience! Thank you, ~ Nick & Deb S.
“Bobbie was excellent, just great!” ~Buddy V.
“Marilyn was awesome, Thanks!” ~Terry J. VK.
“Overall rating is excellent!” ~T. & B. R.
“We found our agent, Bobbie Housand, on the internet for another property and then asked if she knew of other properties that better matched our needs. She was EXCELLENT!” ~Trustees
“Stacey worked so hard to get us in our house! She really wnet the extra mile and we are so grateful!!! Thanks Stacey!” ~Julie J.
“It was a pleasure to work with Stacey! She is so personable, knowledgable, and friendly!” ~ Abigail and Joshua R.
“Excellent! We had a few setbacks – none of which were Stacey’s fault and we could not be more pleased with the service!” ~ Chris M.
“Many thanks to you. We never know how deeply an act of kindness can touch a heart. I love my new home!!! You all (Bob, Bobbie, Mike, Dawn, and the rest of lovely office at Emerald Dunes Real Estate) have made this experience awesome! I have build 2 other homes and never had this process been so easy and pleasant as you all have been great! Thank you sincerely from my heart for the excellent service I have bee given…..Thanks! ~ Sue B.
“Bobbie, with sincere appreciation. Thank you so very much . You are awesome! ~ Sue ”
“We met Stacey while we were living in Niceville — at church. We couldn’t suggest anything she could do to improve her service. Stacey is a wonderful Realtor and you are very lucky to have her on your staff! She worked very dilegently with us to find our “dream” house. ~ Jim & Kathy S.
“Bobbie ~ you rock! Thanks So much! ~ Joe & Julie
“Bobbie, thank you for trying to help us find a house in Florida. We certainly tried to relocate and appreciate your time and kindness. Many blessings for 2012 and your future in real estate. Sincerely, Becky & Fred H.
“Greetings Kevin: Thanks for the outstanding job . . . for the 2nd time.” ~ Jim D.
“Marilyn: I want to thank you so much. You have been an absolute pleasure to work with. I
wish everyone had the attributes you have in dealing with people. Again
such a pleasure!!!!! I hope we will be able to work together in the near future. Have a great
day.” W. M. (Sales Associate from an outside company)
“Great Staff ~ Bobbie and Dawn . . . Miracle Workers!” ~ Ruth P.
“Kevin, Thanks, many thanks for all the help you gave me. It really helped me a lot to know I had options. You gave me a lot of peace of mind. ~God Bless, Bill”
“Bobbie Housand, assissted by Bobbi Davis (and Dawn) were very good! Keep up the good work!” ~ Dennis P.
“Bobbie and her staff have sold 3 of our homes and we have purchased 2 homes through them. Thanks to Bobbie, we now have our “dream home.” We love talking to Dawn and Bobbie is never too busy to speak to us and neither is her staff!” ~Grerald & Barbara S.
“Kevin you’re the man. I might have a place at the Florida club if this guy comes through for me, should know tomorrow. You know it’s not often that a person, whom I’ve never met, has gone out of their way for me.. It’s a quality that gets rarer by day, and I want you to know I appreciate everything you’ve done to help me out in this situation.
May the Lord be with you…~Peter”
“Emerald Dunes Real Estate; Thank you so much for your donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! You helped make our walk a great success! ~K L
” Bobbie, Thank you so much for all you did for us in the short time we were in Destin! We are confident we’ll ge the house here at home rented out soon! See you at closing!” ~Kia & family
“Marilyn was great!! We felt she was really concerned about out wants and needs, always willing to help.” ~Anonyomus
“Bobbie Housand was very good in getting us the lot we wanted.” ~Anonymous
“ Kurt is absolutely the best!!” ~Julie C.
“”Kevin, I met you about 8 months ago and you helped locate a house for rent for me in the Blue water Bay area but it was not your listing. It was C. H.’s listing but you were very helpful and professional and put me in contact with that realtor. I appreciated your professionalism. I passed your contact info from the Emerald Dunes website to a colleague who is moving to this area. Thanks, Take care, ~Steve H., Col, USAF
“”Kevin, Thank you for all the work you have put into making my move that much smoother. I appreciate it. I can’t believe how fast this process is moving. I have attached the paperwork you asked for. Let me know if you need anything else. I couldn’t find the model number of the stove. Thanks again! V/R ~REBECCA A. G., CAPT, USAF ”"
I was quite impressed. This experience exceeded all expectations. Working with Emerald Dunes was a wonderful experience. Thank you! ~ Eric & Lori
“Bobbie was great! We’re very pleased. ~ Anonymous
“I was quite impressed. Emerald Dunes and Bobbie made buying a home easier than I imagined. If only some other people could be as helpful! ~ Ryan P.
“Kevin: Job well done. We pulled this one through in less than 24 hours — what a team! ~Judy R.
“We’re so thankful for all of the hard work and dedication that Bobbie gave us. There’s no words to express how thankful we are. ~ Nicki & Jamie L.
“Stacey Driver went above and beyond her job as a realtor in selling our Townhome. I will recommend her to everyone!! ~ Donna L.
“Dear Kevin, I just wanted to say “thanks” to everyone at Emerald Dunes Real Estate for being so nice to me and my family! This is a beautiful home and tell the owners. “THANKS” too. ~ Lisa H.
“Kevin, Thank you for finding us such a wonderful home. You truely were a professional and did us a huge service. ~ Amanda & Ryan
“Thanks for helping us sell our first house and then get our dream house! Excellent! ~ Austin W.
“Kev, Thanks again for taking on my place for those 6ish months. Your customer service was terrific. I’ll pass your name off to other buddies if that situation allows. ~ Ben
“Bobbie did Excellent and if I were in need of Real Estate Services in the future, I would choose Bobbie and Emerald Dunes to assist me. ~ Rebekah Mc.
“Hi Kevin: Thank you so much for your help. We chose the one we saw together. Mike liked it a lot. Anyway thanks again for your help and when we are ready to buy, we will definitely be in touch! ~ Kelli
“Thank you so much for taking the time to help us out in your office that one day. Those twenty minutes spent finding a home with your help was far more helpful than our 2 days with another company! And in case you didn’t realize, we got one of the Miranda townhomes! ~ Meaghan & Matt
“Stacey went above and beyound for us! We are so grateful for everything she did to help us through this process. Would you choose your associate to assist you in the future??? Definitely!! Thank you so much!” ~ Brad & Ginny S.
“We are completely satisfied with Kurt’s work. She was diligent and selfless throughout the process. ~ K. & J.
“Bobbie went aboe the call of duty to get ansers too questions. Thank you!” ~ Kevin & Gretchen B.
“Excellent!” ~ Greg & Judy C.
“Thank you so much! You have been such a great help to us. We really appreciate it! ~ Brent & Daina A.
“Kevin: Thank you for the coupon. Thank you so much for your help Friday and Saturday. Helping me find the home on the water was a prayer I had been asking for God for the last 3 week. YOU WERE JUST GREAT !!!Thank you again, ~ Norma”
“Bobbie’s ability to listen is EXCELLENT! She is SUPER!” ~Miss Cheryl
“Hi Kevin, Thanks for this information. It has been noted. Also, thanks for looking after matters. You are a wonderful and conscientious Realtor. I have appreciated working with you and of course must remark on your professionalism. It was well done and I look forward to meeting you on my next trip back. Again, thanks, Ciao for now and God Bless, ~ Mike C.”
“Wow, Again, I would like to sincerely ‘Thank You’ for your outstanding follow-up and correspondence regarding Bobbie’s Listings that I inquired about this past weekend. It is greatly appreciated! I’ll be in touch! Always a pleasure, Eddie” ~ Eddie K.
“Kevin: Just so you know, you are a kick butt agent. Thanks for all of your help. I would have waited longer to see what was going to happen on Edge but I just can’t at this point. I hope you got my message about giving your name to someone with a rental. Thanks again, ~Kris S.
“Stacey Driver is the best! Her patience and professionalism show in everything she does. She helped us find our beautiful new home and made it much easier than we thought it would be! ~M.
“Have a great weekend and thanks for everything Bobbie. I appreciate all your hard work on all of this! I wish there were more people out in this world like you. ~Jennifer H.
“Dawn, the Office Manager at Emerald Dunes Real Estate is so sweet and professional! She always greets you with a smile on her face and works hard to get you the information you ask for as quickly as possible. She is a pleasure to deal with.” ~Tony A.
“Stacey redefined my expectations, then exceeded them! “Excellent” is an insufficient description – she was exceptionally professional, always informed, attentive. Her initiative was outstanding, and attitude both professional and courteous. A great person, and a wonderful asset to your firm. Please thank her again for Terry and I. (and Joanne!) ~ James H. W.
“I have owned 12 homes – Stacey Driver is the best Realtor ever! ~ Mark B.
“Kevin, Thank you so much for the outstanding support you have provided me this year. I really do appreciate your professionalism and your attention to details. It is really a breath of fresh air to work with someone that cares about their job other than just receiving a monthly paycheck. I’m really grateful to Hilary Olds for recommending you. Who is your “boss” – I’d be happy to write a letter to him/her on your behalf. I will definitely be recommending you to all my friends. ~Carl C. Electronics Engineer”
“Kevin: I want to thank you for helping me when you didn’t need too. It’s comforting to know that there are good people out there. If I know anyone with real estate needs I will send them your way. Thanks again, ~Melissa T.”
“Hi Kevin~ My apologies for the delayed “THANK YOU” for all of your help! Adam and I enjoyed meeting you on Saturday and appreciate you taking the time to show us the properties over the weekend, even though they weren’t your listings. We are very excited about the move and think it’s a great place for us. I will certainly refer you to any of the future EOD families that I meet. Again, I can’t thank you enough, it’s a big weight off our shoulders! All the best, I’ll certainly stop by sometime. Thanks again! ~Liz L.
“Kevin, We appreciated your assistance in renting our Bluewater Bay home. Thank you! Sincerely, ~James & Deborah”
“Bobbie Housand gets an EXCELLENT!” ~ Dennis & Debra I.
“Marilyn was absolutely wonderful thru the whole process. She was patient, understanding and very receptive. If I had to do it all over again, I would not change a thing!!! Excellent! Thank you Marilyn!” ~ Melissa K.”
“Bobbie was very honest and “fast.” She was the right person at the right time for me.” ~ Jeff Davenport
“Stacey Driver was my agent. She was very caring and with her excellent skills helped me above and beyond her obligation as an agent that led to the purchase of my new home.” ~ Joan B.
“Kurt: Thanks for your speedy help and attention during a very difficult time. Excellent.” ~ Jim & Barbara H. for Bobbie H.
“The gang at Emerald Dunes was GREAT – staff, agents and rental manager!! We loved working with them and feel we have gained many friends. All I can say is Excellent!” ~ Chatree Jones
“”Better than Excellent – Bobbie Housand!” No need for improvement. Keep doing what you are doing!” ~ Charles & Charissa J.
“Stacey is not only an excellent realtor ~ she is a superb human being . . . and my own personal “Chamber of Commerce!” Thank you, ~The Ransom’s”
“Bobbie was absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much! ~ Heather Hinesley
“I am going to say that if any one needs something sold, see Bobbie!! Call it luck, blessed, hard work or all of the above. If you want it done then Bobbie can make it happen. I had been trying to sell this lot for quite some time. When I got to the point that it had to go the first thing that came to mind was “Bobbie.” I am thankful for what she did. . . she got is SOLD! I have always thought a lot of Bobbie from the day she moved in to town and I miss my Niceville “Realtor Family.” Bobbie, Dawn, Ginny Lee – you guys filled a spot in my heart that will never go away and I am thankful to have had you in my life. I don’t know if I will ever cross paths with you all again, but hope to at least stay in contact. God Bless you all and thank you so much for helping me put an end to this. I can now move forward. You did so much more than just sell my lot. ~ Jeffrey Davis
“Emerald Dunes Real Estate was great. They explained everything – were our advocate – and made the sale smooth. On the market, we didn’t get the price we would have liked but that was market driven. At least it sold and we don’t have to worry about it sitting there empty. Thanks.” ~ Laurie & John K.
“The Emerald Dunes team did an excellent job of having a back-up offer when the first offer on our property fell through. Even in this tough market! Thanks, ~ Mark & Linda T.”
“Stacey gets an “Excellent” rating from me!” ~ Kathy Sims
“Bobbie, Thank you very much for all of your help. You made our first home buying experience a great one!” ~Chandler and Meghan
“Stacey Driver was the best!! We are recommending her to all our friends! She received an overall rating of EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!” ~ Arnaldo & Stephany M.
“Sold our house whithin a month when no one else could! Very friendly office staff (Dawn) always willing to go the extra mile and always smiling Love Bobbie. What can we say…she is GREAT! I hope this is our last move but I know it will not be and we will use her & her staff. Thanks, May God Bless All.” ~ Jerry & Barbara S.
“Stacey was professional and beyond helpful. I can not say enough about how positive this experience was because of her.” ~The Hall’s
“I could tell I was somewhat less than the ideal client by the way other realtors did not treat me as a serious potential buyer. Who could blame them, with so many obstacles to overcome for me to actually get financed? When I met Bobbie, I explained my situation and for the first time, I was not treated like I was just there wasting time. She took an active interest in my uniquely challenging set of circumstances. With her vast knowledge of veteranÿs benefits offered by the state of Florida, she was able to point out benefits that I, and obviously other realtors were unaware of. This made the obstacles I was facing workable. I never dreamed I would be able to find a house I love, and could afford as well. Who would have thought my guardian angle would manifest itÿs self in the form of a realtor, named Bobbie Housand.
I had just moved here from Texas where I was renting an apartment for $920.00 a month. I was tired of spending so much money for rent with nothing to show for it. I desperately wanted someplace stable where I would not have to worry about the rent increasing every time the lease was up. I drove by a ?for saleÿ sign in front of an older house that looked like it needed some work. I remember hoping that there would be enough wrong with it the seller might be willing to owner finance it since my credit left much to be desired. My expectations were pretty low at this point because of my prior experiences. I called the number on the sign and thatÿs when I met Bobbie. She could tell that I was less than thrilled with the house, but desperately needing to find something. She sent me an email with about 50 listing that were in my price range. I went through them and narrowed it down to 20. At the time, my vehicle was broke down and Bobbie personally picked me and my mother up and drove us around to look at all of those houses. After finding the house that was a perfect fit, she called creditors to work out payment arrangements on some old accounts. Bobbie also introduced me to a really great lender, Billi Hoover with Access Mortgage, who also called creditors and was able to negotiate thousands of dollars off old accounts. Bobbie wrote a full page letter along with the bid for the house to explain my particular situation. After the bid was accepted, she made three extra trips to the house so we could look at it because we were so excited. Knowing that I was a first time home buyer, she did the walkthrough with me and pointed out things I would have never notice. Even after we moved in, she followed up with the builder to make sure we got our appliances.
Words cannot express our gratitude for everything she has done for us?God bless you Bobbie Housand
~ Glen H. and family
“December 20, 2007
Dear Bobbie, I wanted to drop you a note to let you know about our experience with Emerald Dunes Real Estate.
First, let me tell you, we thought we must be the pickiest people around. We had doubts about even finding a home because we had walked away from two closings in the six months prior to calling your office. We had worked with another realtor in town as well as working with a builder. Both of these were terrible experiences.
When we called your office, someone took down the information on what we were looking for and within an hour, we had received a call back from Kurt Buchanan and had a list of homes that we could go ´look at on our own.¡ It was clear that Kurt and everyone at your agency were interested in helping us find a home, not about how much they were going to make on what we bought. What a refreshing change!
We continued to work with Kurt Buchanan and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a home. If you think you are too picky or that someone ´just wouldnÿt understand¡ the kind of neighborhood you are looking for, then you are wrong. Kurt’s your man!
Being on a very tight time schedule, we even looked at 28 homes in one day. Kurt had a genuine smile on his face the whole day. When we stopped and had lunch, it was clear that Kurt was committed to doing whatever it would take to help us find just the right home in the neighborhood that was right for us. He also knew by lunch time, just what we were looking for.
Kurt communicated with us daily many times several times a day. I felt that I could ask Kurt anything without sounding dumb about the process and I knew he would get the answer if he did already have it. We learned about short sales and how something like that might work for us.
Everyone at your office was helpful and pleasant and I appreciated the fact that any time I called the office or Kurt, I felt I was important and not just another person looking for a house.
We love our new home and our neighborhood. We feel as though Kurt will always be a friend and if or when we decide to sell, weÿll be working with Kurt and Emerald Dunes Real Estate again.
Please feel free to post this entire letter or any part on your website. We are happy to give personal recommendations as well should you have someone who would like to speak with us, you have our information.
Thanks again! ~ Renee and Jaye P.
This is just a little note to tell you and your staff how much I enjoyed the selling of my home. Your easy-going professionalism and courtesy-coupled with your quick ability to identify my personal needs as a customer reflect our American tradition of salesmanship. I appreciate it.
I am recommending you to my friends with the confidence that they will be handled with all the grace of a ballet dancer. After two previous disaster closings, I was relieved how well you had orchestrated mine. There were no surprises.
When the time comes to purchase another home in Northwest Florida you can be sure I will be back around to see you.
Much Aloha, ~Jeff Farrington
If a smile a day keeps the doctor away then working with Emerald Dunes makes the home selling process so easy. At a time when I should have been biting my nails; I was calm, cool and collected. From my agent, to the great office manager ~ all I can say are great things. This is the fifth time I have sold a home and it was absolutely the best!!! I will tell my friends about you….thank you, thank you, thank you all. Sincerely, ~ Alec D.