DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty
Family: My wife Sandra, and our kids, Matt, Wesley, Andrew and Bennett
Years in the Golden Isles: Local, born and raised here in the Golden Isles
School: Glynn Academy for high school, then graduated from the University of Georgia
Who or what inspired you to become a realtor: President Trump’s book “The Art of The Deal.” Was this guy really that good at selling or just knowing people? I had to try it. Also having visited Key West every year, I knew the Golden Isles would soon be found and wanted to be a part of sharing it with others.
What is a selling point for buying a home in the Golden Isles? “It’s a Lifestyle!” Everybody wants to live near the beach. I can leave my office and in a 15-minute walk, I can be at the beach or drop a cork!
Favorite landmark in the Golden Isles: The Lighthouse, especially on a “Blue Moon.”
A local you admire: State Court Judge Bart Altman. He is a great judge but an even better man! Faith, family and football. His devotion to our community and to the young men and women he touches has such a positive impact on our area. He bleeds red and white but he is colorblind.
Describe a perfect Saturday for you in the Golden Isles: Sausage pinwheels and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice to start, a brisk boat ride to “Ballast Beach” for some shark tooth hunting with my daughter, lunch at the Jekyll docks and then dropping a line to watch the cork go under. And if we are lucky, a fresh fish fry from my son, Chef Bennett, back at the house at sunset. THAT’S a great day!
What is your favorite part about raising your children in the Golden Isles? “It takes a village to raise a family.” This island and mainland is our village. We have been blessed to live and raise our children with awesome support from our church, family, teachers, coaches and friends in this incredible community. My kids have a true appreciation of why this coastal area is so special.
What is one piece of advice that you would suggest for someone looking to buy a home in the Golden Isles? Don’t wait! The dream of living here is now!