I am pleased to describe the experience I had with Blake Morar, who was the real estate agent who recently sold our home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.Robert R. Ruffolo, Jr – Retired President, R& D at Pfizer
I have known Blake for over 15 years. He was the agent who sold two lots to us in the neighborhood of Old Florida Beach. We built two homes on those lots. Our first home was magnificent, and when it was time to sell that home in order to build the second home, Blake handled that sale and the house was sold at an excellent price even before it was listed.
Our second home was a magnificent home situated on a beautiful lot overlooking the both the Gulf of Mexico and Draper Lake. When it came time to sell the second home, we again turned to Blake. That home was in a very high price range, and I expected it to take a year or more to sell, especially given the fact that the country, and Florida in particular, was in the midst of a housing crisis. Blake felt that it would probably only take about three months for him to sell, and I was highly doubtful about this. But Blake went into action. Before listing the house, Blake had what was already a meticulous home, and he had it cleaned from top to bottom. The house had an extraordinary number of windows, and he also had a cleaning crew come in and clean every window in the home. In addition, he also brought in some of his peers to find easy ways to make the house even more appealing than it was, which involved minor touch-up painting and minor repairs. At that point, Blake brought in a professional photographer who took pictures of the inside and outside of our home, and the only way to describe those pictures is breath-taking.
At this point, the house was ready to list for sale. But Blake advised us to wait a few weeks before listing while he privately marketed the home to people who were in his extensive database. Within a day or two, six prospective buyers wanted to see the house. The first prospective buyer to see the house made an offer in 15 minutes (that is not a typo). Their offer was a full price offer, cash deal, with no contingencies, and closing in less than three weeks. I was completely dumbfounded, but I was also ecstatic. Let me emphasize that the house was not even listed yet. The sale ultimately went through without a hitch, and we, and the buyers, were extremely pleased.
That accurately describes our experiences with Blake. The only mistake he made was to estimate that it would take approximately three months to sell the house, when in reality, it took only two days.
Over the past 10 years Blake has sold 3 of our 30A properties. Since we are out of the area, Blake and his team tended to all of the details and moving parts of the sale. The confidence we have in him is paramount.Kathryn Ballard
Sold properties: Watercolor lakefront home site in 2008, Watercolor condo in 2008, Gulf-front residence in The Retreat in 2013.
I have had the pleasure to work with Blake for over ten years. He is professional, forthcoming, and knowledgeable about the Destin / 30A Real Estate Market. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, experienced Real Estate Broker.Clyde Patton
We encountered several challenges and Blake and his team were able to stay in front of it and trouble shoot the issues. I would recommend Blake Morar and his team; their experience stands up to any I've seen in any industry.Nathan West
Blake recently sold our beach front house, “Fort Panic” for us. This Gulf front property had been in our family for over 40 years. We have had many wonderful times there, and it was a difficult decision to sell it. Blake and his staff did an exceptional job. They are very thorough and professional. He did a complete analysis of our property. His presentation and marketing plan were very impressive. The marketing was extensive. It covered not only the U.S. but offered international exposure as well. Blake was a pleasure to work with. I felt he truly had our best interests at heart. Not only is he a great broker, but I now consider him a friend. I highly recommend him.Ditty Moore
Sold property: Gulf front home in Dune Allen Beach in 2014
THANK YOU SCENIC SOTHEBY'S
Blake and his entire staff at Scenic Sotheby's made the listing and sale of our Blue Mountain Beach property a pure pleasure. Blake assisted us in determining a fair listing price and found the right buyer for our beautiful beach front property much sooner than we had anticipated. The entire process was uncomplicated and seamless. Their knowledge and experience with all types of real estate along Highway 30A is very impressive. We have worked with Scenic Sotheby's in the past and we look forward to working with them again in the future.
Thank you Blake.David & Ann Jemison
The first thing I would like to say about the Morar Group is that it is a well run organization. I have made many Real Estate transactions and hands down, this was the best! Blake and his team helped me to get a great price for my gulf front lot and close the deal in 7 days... yes, 7 days! If everyone else did business like this, the world would be a better place. Everything fully discussed in advance and all of my requests met. A classic “under promise/over produce” situation. A fantastic experience!Julia Prewitt
This past summer Blake Morar with Scenic Sotheby's International Realty helped us sell our home. The entire experience with Blake - from initial interview to closing - was exceptional. Blake and his staff were very respectful of our time and home and went out of their way to accommodate potential buyers. Their timely advice and attention to detail culminated in a sale within a few months in a challenging market. Experience counts and Blake delivers!Bill & Dana Keyes
Blake Morar defines professionalism, exceeding our expectations on every level. He and his team created a flawless media package for our home, gaining global reviews, and was selected as a feature on Sotheby’s International Realty website's home page. His attention to detail, coupled with his knowledge and expertise in the industry, allow for seamless transactions whether buying or selling a property. Simply stated, Blake Morar is exceptional.Shannon Horvath