"Honest, knowledgeable, responsive and well connected, Zach is a breath of fresh "Forgotten Coastal" air. He expertly navigated us through the process of locating the perfect property. Zach then partnered with us as we untangled the financial and legal aspects of closing. As we ease into Port St Joe living, Zach will manage the rental aspects of our property."
Ron & Pam Stout Springboro, Ohio
Ron Stout MD, MPH
Procter & Gamble
Health & Wellbeing GBU Medical Leader
"While my husband was deployed to Afghanistan in the Fall of 2009, we learned that we would be moving from North Carolina to Tyndall Air Force Base just a month after he was due to return home. This is nothing new for us, but after several moves in the past few years, we really did not want to live in temporary housing again while we waited to close on a house. We made the decision that I would come down alone and find a house, hoping that we could close before our moving date.
After searching many websites online, we called Zach and informed him of our "crazy" schedule and he was more than willing to help. I had 2 days to find a house, the week before Christmas. Zach was very helpful, communicating daily with us via email about the type of home we wanted, location, etc. Before I arrived, Zach sent me MLS sheets on many homes and I was able to discuss them with my husband. When I arrived, I had "narrowed" the list down to about 20 houses so Zach really had his work cut out for him.
The minute I met Zach in his office he put me at ease, which was not an easy task while I was facing this daunting task. To make a long story short, we saw many more than the 20 houses on my list. Zach listened to my comments while walking through houses and found others that would fit our requirements. When I narrowed the list down to 3 houses, he offered his knowledgeable opinion on everything from remodeling costs to furniture placement.
Once I was back in North Carolina and discussed everything with my husband, we decided to make an offer on one of the homes, which can get a little complicated from 700 miles away. Zach took care of everything! He sent documents overnight for us, put us in contact with lenders and insurance companies, and he even supervised contractors and a painter we hired to remodel before we moved in. Talk about above and beyondâ€¦Zach met us on the weekend to give us the keys and even had refreshments waiting for us in the refrigerator!
We have been in the house for about 10 months now and I cannot count the number of times we have called Zach and asked for a referral for everything from a landscaper to a good place to have dinner. His knowledge of the area is second to none and we will recommend him to any of our military friends looking for a house in the area."
Major Daniel & Jessica Susich
St. Joe Beach, FL
"Zach has listed all of Superior Bank's owned properties in the Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas and Destin areas consisting of vacant residential and commercial lots and houses. Some of these properties were in less than desirable locations. Zach is an aggressive realtor and has done a good job of finding buyers for the bank in this difficult market. He is always accessible, returns call promptly and is knowledgeable of conditions in his market. He also is willing to inspect properties secured by loans early in the default stage in order to determine the location and condition of the property, whether there appears to be an occupant and an estimated selling price. He has taken care of changing locks, repairs and cleaning and makes arrangements for closings on sold properties.
I would recommend Zach to any bank asset manager for listing property located in his north Florida market area."
Elaine Swafford, Vice President
Credit Administration and Special Assets
"In my capacity as Special assets manager for Prosperity Bank, I have dealt with Zach Ferrell and his company for the past year and a half. We require a lot from our broker team and Zach fulfills our requirements. From our required monthly reports to the specified demands for contract terms and negotiations, Zach has been a wonderful asset to Prosperity Bank."
J.R. Horton, Special Assets Manager
"Zach, Just a note of appreciation for the two wonderful pieces of beach property that you found for me. Your persistence in the finding just the right property that "is me" has been like you having "ESP". Your professional integrity, persistence, and client insight has made my beach investments so simple and easy. I look forward to you locating my next beach property."
Lloyd's London Correspondents
"Embarking on retirement, my husband and I were hoping to buy a little piece of paradise in St. Joe Beach. We happened by good fortune to stop in at Zach's realty company. He listened to what we wanted, answered lots of questions and provided information and guidance on many properties. He guided us through making offers on a couple of places, and worked patiently to help us find the best lot at an incredible price. Zach then followed up over a period of months before our offer was finally accepted. We appreciate his knowledge of the Forgotten Coast and extensive real estate experience which helped us realize our dream. Thanks, Zach!"
Ken & Mary Campbell
"I had the good fortune to work with Zach several times in 2008. He is a tireless worker who has an abundance of great contacts, not only in the local area, but throughout the entire southeast. Most recently, my company listed a residential home with Zach that had several challenges (survey problems, repair work, etc.). Not only only did Zach find a qualified buyer, he worked diligently with local contractors, attorneys and a surveyor to clear the issues in short order and made sure the closing happened on time. I got the final call from Zach on Christmas Eve saying the last item needed was complete. It was definitely a win, win, win for all parties involved and would not have happened without Zach's 'multi tasking' ability.
I am speaking not only for the company I work for, but for me personally as well. I highly recommend Zach if it's anything to do with buying or selling real estate in the local area."
Don R. Nowell, City President
"Having known Zach and his family for more than twenty years and after doing multiple real estate transactions with him, I have a high level of confidence and trust in Zach than can only be earned over the course of time. It is often said "The apples don't fall far from the tree." Well Zach's grandfather and father were each "very tall trees", setting high standards of ethics and success for Zach to live his life by. I would opine that if each had set standards for Zach when he was a young boy, he would have very early on exceeded those standards. I bring all of this up for only one reason, 'If you are going to do business with someone, you have got to trust them.'
There are many fine real estate agents in the market that one can utilize to close a real estate transaction if that is all you are interested in. But if you are looking for a little bit more than a basic transaction, that is where Zach comes in. If your needs include market history, info on regulatory issues, info on project development and management and/or simply just advice and counsel on real estate matters, then Zach should be high on your list of professionals to consider.
My standards are high and I am not the easiest person to satisfy, so I work with Zach on my real estate projects, because I have the confidence and trust that he will get the job done. It is often said "It ain't bragging when you can back it up." And Zach can back it up! And that my friends, you can quite literally, 'take it to the bank.' I did!"
Bob Jones, President
G. Robert Jones, LLC
"Zach is great! I was moving to Florida from Oklahoma and he was a huge help in getting me the right house. He arranged several houses for me to look at that were similar to one I had requested to see. When I selected the property I wanted he helped me every step of the way and even went the extra mile when there was a delay in some paperwork. He kept me informed and made sure I knew what was going on. I would recommend him to anyone I know who is looking for a house."