Other Awards & Recognition:
Okaloosa County "Boss of the Year" (1997 - NWFL Daily News)
Top Listing and Selling Awards (Multiple Years).
Board of Directors Member - Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council 1996-2007
Board of Directors Member - Emerald Coast Conference Center
Member of Destin Chamber of Commerce
Member of Walton County Chamber of Commerce
Member of Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
Hello from Beautiful Destin, Florida. I am Philip Lofe'. My entire adult career experience has revolved around Real Estate, Association and Resort Management. I LOVE what I do and I do what I LOVE and I'm good at it! I have customers and clients that have bought and/or sold 8-10 different properties through me during my 30+ years in the real estate industry. I look forward to assisting you in your search for that perfect home or condo.
I was born in Valparaiso, Florida, attended school locally before graduating from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. I have worked the Destin Market since early in 1980. My philosophy has been that "it's ALL about relationships and ALL about Trust". I fall asleep at night knowing that my Buyers/Sellers and Owners DO Trust me and rely on my expertise, which I am very thankful for.
I started my career with Century 21 in 1979. Why? After doing extensive research, I quickly learned that Century 21 was the true market leader during my young adult life. The training I received during that time was NOT available through any other firm or franchise. Now that I look toward retirement, which can't happen for at least 10 more years, I think it is remarkable that I would end my career with Century 21, (Fine Homes and Estates), Blue Marlin.
Century 21 has regained their position as THE market leader and has been awarded "Best" among Buyers and Sellers by J. D. Powers for the last four years consecutively. Combine those accolades with Blue Marlin Realty Group's, "Best Real Estate and Vacation Rental Company in Destin" for 2012-2013-2014 and again in 2015. Coincidence? Probably... not!
At the end of my fun and fabulous career, my hope is that I am remembered as a man of integrity. I am blessed to have a wonderful, crazy and diverse family and feel that I've found my final work family. I thank God for my many blessings and if I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!