Richard Eckert focuses on resort real estate in Destin and Scenic Highway 30A with specialized focus in Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Sandestin, WaterColor, and WaterSound.
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About Richard Eckert
As a licensed real estate broker in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi, Richard Eckert believes in taking real estate to a personal level. While researching a sound investment and handling the transaction with the utmost care an efficiency are paramount - finding the home, condominium or home site that meets each client's personal needs is equally important.
Richard was raised in Ocean Springs, Miss., and vacationed on Florida's Emerald Coast with his parents and five brothers and sisters throughout his childhood. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in industrial engineering 1985, prior to receiving a master's of business administration in 1988 from from the University of Southern Mississippi. That same year he moved to Destin, Fla. to work at Eglin Air Force Base.
For more than 15 years Richard worked as an industrial engineer and program manager, spending much of his time traveling internationally, while holding civil service positions with the United States Air Force in foreign military sales. And although he visited some of the most exciting and exotic places in the world, Richard was always glad to come back home to the Gulf Coast. twelve years ago, after marrying his wife Lori, who is a writer and media-relations consultant, he decided to launch a career in real estate.
As a long-time resident who has watched Florida, Alabama and Mississippi change and grow, while buying and selling his own real estate, Richard has an understanding of these exceptional markets that he uses when working with buyers and sellers.
As an agent, Richard enjoys listening to his clients, learning about their specific goals and dreams and making the right deal happen at the right time. Richard says, "I know that buying and selling happens on paper, but attaining dreams is entirely personal."
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Richard Eckert focuses on real estate in Destin and Scenic Highway 30A with specialized focus in the Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Sandestin, WaterColor and WaterSound real estate market. Richard is one of the first real estate agents in Florida to earn the designation SRS - Seller Representative Specialist.