Buyer Client Testimonials

Buyer Client Testimonials

I wanted to thank you one more time for your help and continued support before, during, and after the purchase of our condo at Wild Heron.   It is not convenient searching for a home "remotely" and both you and Kathryn were awesome!  From the beginning you were in contact to ensure you had a good idea of the type of home we were interested in. (Even though I changed my mind a few times.) It was obvious that you know the area and your ongoing buying tips really helped.  When I got your email showing the condo, it was "love at first signt"!  Once again you coached as I requested, and when we came down for the viewing, the entire weekend went flawlessly.   Your team concept worked great and Ray & I felt Kathryn was well prepared and she took loads of notes and responded extremely fast to every questions we had.  The closing went great too.  We would definitely recommend you and your team to anyone interested in purchasing property in the area!!  Thanks to you and the team for such a smooth level of support!

- Cindy Hilton
Suwanee, GA


I recently bought one property and sold another in the Santa Rosa Beach area while residing in another state.  I was so fortunate to have Corey Ledbetter as my realtor during both transactions.  He and Kathryn Sistrunk of Sotheby’s are a terrific team with which to work.  They truly care about their relationship with their clients, and it showed -  they advised and guided me through the buying and selling process with almost stressless ease. I found them very competent and knowledgeable, technologically up-to-date, and always available to answer any questions!  I would recommend them highly to everyone with all confidence that their experience will be a good one!

- Judy Spokes
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

We were thrilled with the way everything was handled.  Our agent Corey is a super agent and the nicest person you could ever meet.  Everything he said he would do he did and more.  If he lived in Atlanta, I would hire him for my company.  Not every day you come across someone that tells you the truth.  Kathryn, in the offfice I never met but every day I got an email updating what was going on and where things stood.  She was always very helpful and did not mind sending things to me even when I lost them and asked her to do it again.  She never hesitated.  Thanks again!

-Gary Billings

We recently ended about a two year search for a second home on 30A.  Having grown up in the area, we knew it was where we wanted to have a second home.  We have lived in another state for over 30 years and with only having short visits and vacations there over the years, we weren’t really sure where to start the search.  We ended up connecting with Corey Ledbetter and could not have been happier with our choice of realtor or real estate company!

Corey was extremely patient with us throughout our search and spent many hours by phone, e-mail and during our visits ensuring we were familiar with the properties in our desired price range, location, and specifications. He chased down every lead and trivial question we brought to him with timely responses and great attention to the details.  Once we settled on a property, he was very resourceful in negotiating the price and contract details we desired.

Once we secured the financing, Sotheby’s helped navigate us through the whole closing preparation process and communicated with us every step of the way.   With our primary residence being out of state, their assistance in securing appraisers, inspectors, and other agents/representatives was invaluable to ensure a smooth closing.  They also worked very closely with our lender to ensure that all of the details were covered.  

The Sotheby’s team made the potentially stressful experience of buying a second home a smooth and easy process! We would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in buying a home, whether it be a primary residence or second home!  Many thanks to Corey and everyone on the team at Sotheby’s for making our home purchase a great experience!

 
- Rob & Ann Fendick
   Prairieville, LA

Corey, Thank you so much for your great service in helping us find the perfect condo!  We were so pleased with your thoroughness in researching the market and making sure we knew the latest trends in pricing and availability.  In sum, we are completely delighted with professionalism and will most definitely utilize your services for any future real estate needs. Thank you again!

 
- Ron White

It was a pleasure working with both, Chris & Kathryn.  Both of you were very responsive to our questions and also helpful in the purchasing and closing.  We would not hesitate to use you again when the need arises.

- Hilliard & Harriett Crews

It was great doing business with The Chris Abbott Group.  Corey was a super help to us though we had our shares of trials in this endeavor.  Corey & Kathryn were always prompt with answers and efficient in moving the process forward helping us locate and purchase a beach house.  I greatly appreciated the follow up to our question in a timely manner considering the anticipated rising interest rates and fluctuation in prices in the South Walton market creating a need to find a place and close as quickly as possible. Corey made himself available on weekends and late afternoons to accommodate our work schedules and Kathryn emailed us often helping us get to closing.  As a career military family buying and selling homes has been a constant in our lives but the personal care and strong commitment of The Chris Abbott Group to helping us find what we wanted and was rare.  I would and already have recommended your team to several friends and associates.  Corey gave us excellent advice with realistic expectations and insights from other realtors, property managers, lenders, and appraisers.  He was knowledgeable about the current South Walton market and his availability by phone, email, and text was greatly appreciated.  We are pleased with our little piece of 30A and look forward to spending time with our grandchildren on the beautiful beaches of South Walton thanks to The Chris Abbott Group and Destin Real Estate Company.

-Alexis and Daniel Tibbetts

Teresa and I are very happy about the professional hands on we had from your company. Corey was great to work with and very personable . Would recommend The Chris Abbott Group to everyone interested in real estate in Destin area. Thanks again for a great and professional job.

- Mike and Teresa Pittman


Chris, I just wanted to let you know that Corey and Kathryn and your entire team did an excellent job in making our purchase of the Golf Villa at Seascape an enjoyable experience. We started this process over 3 years ago, by contacting you and getting on your email updates. There were many times I'm sure we both thought this would never be a reality. When we did decide to spend the time to view the properties that fit our speific interest, Corey was very patient and did not waste our time on things clearly outside our price range or area of interest. Overall, I would recommend your group to anyone who has a desire to purchase on the Emerald Coast.

 - Larry Gaston


We are really enjoying the condo and the area.  The sunsets here are incredible.  Kathryn was great to work with and I am so impressed with how y'all handled the closing and everything.  You run a top notch operation.  Thanks so much!

-Suzie Bowen

Contact Information

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Chris Abbott Group
Scenic Sotheby's International Realty
3305 West County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
Cell: 850.259.7069
Office: 850.278.2410
Fax: 850.201.6969

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