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Key Realty of the Emerald Coast | Get to know Kendall Hood, Owner/Broker

kendall@keyrealtyec.com | 850-974-4556

An Alabama native, who grew up vacationing along the Emerald Coast as a young girl, fell in love with the beaches and the small town feel of the 30a communities. Little did she know those summer vacations were leaving lasting impressions on her heart that would eventually draw her back.

Kendall ventured off to college in Baton Rouge, LA as an LSU Tiger, to study Marketing. Her degree and time at LSU would open doors for her and lead her to the beginning of her career in the Big Apple. Kendall spent several years heading up the marketing efforts for the Waldorf Astoria hotel in NYC, but the big city lights and hustle and bustle could not compare to her love for the beach.

In 2006, Kendall found herself drawn back to coastal living, moved to Destin, FL and jumped feet first into the world of Real Estate. Kendall exclusively sold with the Emerald Grande for six years before obtaining her Broker’s License and building Key Realty of the Emerald Coast. Now, with close to 15 years of Real Estate experience, Kendall has built a brand reputation that has given her the opportunity to sell all along the Emerald Coast, from the beautiful beaches of Navarre, FL to exclusive Gulf Front homes of the 30a community in South Walton.

Kendall has a true passion for Real Estate and serving her clients, she is happiest handing over the key to a new home, a beach retreat, or the perfect investment property. Her goal is to take care of her clients and to help them make the best Real Estate decisions of their lives.

In her free time, Kendall enjoys time with her family; husband Jim, and her two children, Trace and Annabelle. As a family, they love the outdoors, taking family trips, weekends at the beach, and time spent with friends. 

500 reasons to love @compassfl
We have just ranked in the @fortunemag ! #1 in Residential Real Estate!

Let us help you buy or sell along the Emerald Coast! #keyteam #milliondollarlisting #investment #realestate #30a
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✨ICYMI✨ We have navigated to Compass!

Come along with us on this exciting chapter!

#keyteam #realestate #compassfl #30a #milliondollarlisting
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Celebrating all the things! This move is exciting!
Over the next few days you’ll notice changes…and we’d love for you to come along with us! @compass @compassfl

Follow our KEY Team as we navigate to COMPASS! #keyteam
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✨BIG NEWS✨ Here we grow! The KEY Team has made the move!

We are so excited to announce that we have navigated to @compass @compassfl Compass Real Estate! This is a bright and brilliant partnership!

Our goal is to bring our clients the very best experience possible - and with Compass we’ll only be able to enhance the experience and meet clients where they are in this digital world!

We’re partnering with Compass because they are the best of the best! Topping the list of the Nations #1 residential brokerage by sales volume!

Follow us!
@keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast
@andrea_gallagher_
@sarah_svoboda
@rynosurf
@nevanfarias
@compass
@compassfl

#compassrealestate #30a #realestate
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Introducing Ryan DeVore to the KEY Team @rynosurf

Ryan DeVore is a true beach lifestyle agent, with over 17 years of real estate experience and just as many spent on a surf board.
As an agent and entrepreneur, Ryan has a wealth of knowledge and experience in navigating the many specifics of our beach market. Ryan’s vast experience in investment and finance provide clients with the support, advocacy, and insight needed to maximize their portfolio, while finding their own piece of paradise.
As a teenage Ryan stumbled upon the Emerald Coast, and like so many, he felt instantly at home. Ever since, Ryan has been an integral part of our community. From his early years of managing a surf shop in SEASIDE, and creating and operating a successful ocean sports school. For over a decade, Ryan and his team taught surfing and ocean sport fundamentals to over 15,000 students.
Since then, Ryan has flourished in the real estate industry and entrepreneurship. Currently, he and his wife own and operate a thriving supplement company and a local holistic health clinic.
Ryan’s love of our community and lifestyle is infectious. He prefers to hold his meetings on the beach, so bring a beach chair and all your real estate questions!

Can’t wait to watch you grow your Real Estate presence and help so many families on the Emerald Coast!

📷 @modusphoto @chandler_williams_
#keyteam #30a #realestate
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✨Introducing KEY member ✨• Andrea Gallagher • Realtor
@andrea_gallagher_

Andrea Gallagher is originally from the Midwest and was born and raised in Fort Wayne Indiana. She is most proud of her role as wife to her husband and childhood best friend, Eddie Gallagher and is the mother of 3 amazing children; Treven, Ava, and Ryan.

As a former military spouse, Andrea spent the majority of her husband’s career; as a Navy SEAL, raising their children in San Diego CA. Eddie’s military service consisted of 9 combat deployments spanning from 1999-2019 and was extremely fast paced. After 20 years of dedicated service retirement was on the horizon and Andrea knew her family needed a new place to call home.

Like many military personnel Eddie trained at various locations and bases in the area during his career and after a family vacation to the area in March of 2018 Andrea and her family fell in love with area and purchased their retirement home on the 30A shortly thereafter.

❤️ There is no doubt in mind heart and mind that @andrea_gallagher_ will quickly rise to the top in the Real Estate industry!

She is smart, creative, funny and full of energy and drive! I am so thankful to call her a friend and have her join the KEY Team!
#keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast #30a #milliondollarlisting #investment #investmentproperty #beachlife #coastalliving #florida #realtor #intro #rockstar #hey30a #destin #watercolor #seaside

📷 @chandler_williams_ @modusphoto
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Introducing KEY member Nevan Farias • Realtor @nevanfarias

Nevan, born and raised right outside of Austin, Texas, first visited the Emerald
Coast in 2013 and instantly developed an obsession for the area. From the
beautiful beaches, amazing golf, and luxury real estate, Nevan and his family
considered the Emerald Coast as a home away from home.

After vacationing
for years, in 2019 Nevan and his family decided to invest in their first property
in Miramar Beach, and decided to add to that in 2020, and finally moving here
full time in 2021.

Some of Nevan's favorite activities to do in his free time include; taking a drive
down 30A, playing a round of golf at the Sandestin courses, and going to eat
with his family; Shunk Gulley, Fat Clemenza's, and Red Bar are his favorites.

Nevan truly has a passion for Real Estate, and is always looking for the best houses and deals around the area. He looks forward to helping you find your next investment property, vacation home, or primary residence.

Welcome Nevan! We can’t wait to watch you do BIG things and ROCK this Real Estate gig! #keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast #30a #realestate #realtor #hey30a #emerladcoast #investment #luxuryproperty #beach #florida

📷 @chandler_williams_ @modusphoto
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Open House Today! 12-2
Join us at 37 Eastern Lake Court to tour this beautiful coastal home! #keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast
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✨Introducing KEY member • Sarah Svoboda • Realtor
@sarah_svoboda✨

Sarah was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, attended Columbia College, earning a BA in Psychology. Sarah moved to the area in 2005 and began her career with the Walton Sun in Advertising Sales, where she was able to create long-lasting community connections and relationships.

Over the past 7 years, Sarah has immersed herself in the Walton County Community as both a volunteer and as a Board Member for the Children’s Health Network, Van R. Butler PTO, and the South Walton Youth Football and Cheer Association.

Sarah has a passion for people and this SoWal community and it shines as bright as her smile! Her passion and heart are direct reasons she has been able to jump into Real Estate and make a splash! With a record breaking sales and listings her first year in the business the sky is the limit for Sarah!

Sarah, I truly am blessed to have you a part of this @keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast team and as a true friend! This Real Estate ‘thing’ was made for you and I can’t wait to continue to cheer you on in your promising career!

#keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast #intro #team #realestate #milliondollarlisting #luxuryrealestate #investment #investmentproperty #beachhouse #30a

📷 @chandler_williams_ @modusphoto
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Open House • 37 Eastern Lake Court
Wednesday May 18• 12-2p
Join us!

🛏 4 Bedrooms
🛁 3.5 Baths
🛺 Golf Cart
🛋 Fully Furnished Option
Offered at $2,199,000
✨✨Summer House ✨✨

SUMMER HOUSE was thoughtfully designed by Archiscapes featuring over 3,000 sq ft under roof and located in the quaint Cottages At Eastern Lake. This custom open concept home just received a brand new kitchen (new cabinets, Thermador appliances, quartz countertops, lighting, shiplap and hand cut Spanish tile back splash), fresh paint throughout, all new bathrooms (tile, vanities, lighting, mirrors, showers, the works), new art, lighting, and the addition of a bunkroom sleeping 4. This 3 story residence was designed with space to add an elevator if desired. Perfect as a vacation rental, 2nd home, or primary residence, close to the beach, south of 30A. Rental ready, fully furnished and with a golf cart. This home is being sold furnished rental ready, currently on the rental program.

#keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast #milliondollarlisting #openhouse #30a #realestate
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Absolutely loved working with the super talented @chandler_williams_ @modusphoto! Follow along all of @keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast social channels for introductions of our growing Real Estate team!

I’ll kick off the introductions!
I’m Kendall Hood, Owner and Broker of KEY Realty of the Emerald Coast. I have been fortunate enough to serve this gorgeous stretch of coastline for the past 16 years, from Destin to 30a to Panama City. I specialize in the 30a area, gulf front investment properties, with experience in both commercial and residential sales.
I would love the opportunity to earn your Real Estate business and ensure you have the best experience buying or selling your home on the Emerald Coast!
#keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast

#30a #milliondollarlisting #luxury #realestate #luxuryrealestate #broker #owner #commercialrealestate #investment #investmentproperty #gulfcoast #emeraldcoast #destin #sandestin #watercolor #seaside #seagrove #alys #pcb #florida #coastalliving
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Not surprising that South Walton is the top of the list! Global exposure from Travel + Leisure Magazine is great for the Real Estate market! Investment property along 30a is a sure bet!

Visit @travelandleisure and travelandleisure.com for the full article all about our gorgeous beaches on 30a!

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/walton-county-florida-top-summer-destination

#keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast #30a
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We ❤️ @digitalgraffiti_alysbeach! Truly a magical event! Leave us a comment if you made it out to @alysbeachfl for Digital Graffiti Festival. #keyrealtyoftheemeraldcoast #hey30a
📷 @digitalgraffiti_alysbeach
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