Stephanie Phillips, a local real estate professional, has been operating in the field of real estate for over twenty years. She has a passion for helping people, and has dedicated her life to assisting families and individuals in finding the perfect home. In September of 2019, Stephanie encountered some challenges that led her to take a leap of faith and open her own brokerage, Resort Real Estate Group.
In the past ten months Resort Real Estate Group has flourished. They are currently ranked number four in the Sandestin Resort for sales. Their goal is to become number one, and there is no doubt that their continuous perseverance, and hard work will lead them to whatever they desire. Resort Real Estate Group, services the entire Emerald Coast, from Navarre through Panama City.
Stephanie is a local. She spent her childhood in Panama City and eventually settled in the Destin area. She became acquainted with the Miramar Beach/Destin area when she and her family made frequent trips to Pensacola and Mobile visiting family. When traveling, they would often drive down Scenic 98, and Stephanie always enjoyed experiencing the beauty and atmosphere Destin offered as an escape from the bigger city environment so common to her daily life.
Stephanie’s journey into real estate began with a summer job she held as a personal assistant to another agent. She was in the market to buy a new home, and felt like the job would be a great opportunity to explore houses in the area. Originally, she was pursuing a career as a teacher, but that summer she learned that she had a natural inclination towards real estate. The rest is history, as Stephanie began her career as a real estate agent, and has never looked back!
When asked who her most memorable client has been, Stephanie’s first clients came to mind. A young military family, living in Japan at the time, needed to move back to the United States, but could not come back to explore houses on their own. In the end, Stephanie ended up picking and purchasing their home, and as a result, the family was able to return safely to the United States and to the perfect home. This experience gave Stephanie the confidence she needed to propel herself forward and eventually lead her to her dream of opening her own brokerage.
What makes Resort Real Estate Group different? Stephanie feels that their commitment to be and do their very best is what truly sets them apart. Her vision is to offer more than just real estate services. The company is there to help clients with whatever they need, from providing information on the best local restaurants to assisting them in buying or selling property.
“Real estate is about relationships.” Stephanie commented.
The brokerage is full service, working with both buyers and sellers, and focusing on everything from vacation homes, investment opportunities, and primary homes. This flexibility has allowed them the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients, and use challenges to grow and become an even better company.
Stephanie believes in always being in a state of growth, and it’s clear that this attitude is one of the things that has given her the motivation to move forward.
When asked what has been the driving force to her success, Stephanie said that it was “The ability to do what is important to me. I don’t fixate on the bad. I think about how I can make a positive impact in everything I do.” Having her own company has given her both security and flexibility in her schedule, two extremely important factors to her, as she is active in several organizations and is passionate about serving her community.
Ultimately, the choices made in the past are what create the future, and it is obvious that Stephanie Phillips has used this truth to create the best current circumstances for herself and her community. Resort Real Estate Group, looks forward to continuing to provide excellent service for the Emerald Coast, and hopes to improve as many lives as possible along the way.