First Came Beachy Beach Real Estate in PCB, then 30A then Destin all under the helm of four special people that understand that “Beachy” really is a lifestyle.
In 2011, Karen Smith was on fire on the west end of Panama City Beach as the sole Broker and Owner of Beachy Beach Real Estate in Panama City Beach and then she met her match in Hilary Farnum, a Real Estate dynamo who for several years had been the top selling Realtor in the elite Watersound Beach.
Though an unlikely pair to the eyes, as Karen at 4’9 has to climb in her Jeep and Hilary often has to crouch down when the two pose for pictures, the two women are both wired for limitless enthusiasm and thus are a perfect pair of hearts.
Mid 2011, magic happened when Farnum and Smith decided to better serve their customers, they wanted to combine Karen’s success and love for the beaches of Bay County with Farnum’s intimate knowledge of the villages of 30A and it is in this combined power that has made the Beachy Beach reach so powerful.
These two incredible women, Karen and Hilary, brought their respective husbands Chad and Hugh, along for the ride and more magic happened. While Hilary and Karen had unmatched energy and ability to solve problems quickly, Chad and Hugh, the Yin to their Yang, were the “behind the scenes” technicians that kept all the I’s dotted and T’s crossed. In fact, between the four of them, their diverse skill set and over SIXTY years of combined experience in the Real Estate and Resort Industry is what gives many of their customers confidence.
All four owners together create a diverse crossroad of experience and talents that have helped what once was a “little bitty brokerage” into a name people all along the Emerald Coast love to say. The Farnums and the Smiths, in addition to all sharing a desire for excellence and innovation, believe that everyone should work their strengths, which is a philosophy that not only has aided them in their success, but a philosophy that has been nurtured with the boutique agency concept. In fact, when opening the Destin office recently, the Farnums and Smith intentionally sought out a top Realtor in the Destin market, as they believed their Realtors should be “experts” on their area.
All three Beachy Beach offices, whether it be Beachy Beach Real Estate in Panama City Beach, Beachy Beach 30A in Seagrove, or Beachy Beach Destin are all housed with consummate professionals who know their market inside and out. Because each office is an independent boutique agency, there is no bureaucracy to impede their Realtors, instead their agents are empowered to serve their customers to the best of their ability.