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Andrew went above and beyond with my husband and I.

He listed our house and took great care of us from start to finish! We ended up being able to sell it for full asking price. Here is the kicker... not only did he sell our house in our last location he also made sure we got hooked up with another Keller Williams realtor in our new distant location and we ended up buying our forever home. To this day we continue to keep in touch and have become good friends. How many realtors can you say that about? I totally recommend this guy you won't regret it!


Real professional Gentleman, makes sure you understand every process and every step of the way.

Bought my 1st home with him and he made sure to find me what I was looking for, taking into account all my needs and concerns. Thank you again for my amazing house!!!

Kyle Belmares

Quick and simple process, didn't have any issues to prolong the closing.

We made the closing date on time in an easy manner. They were very involved and made sure everything went according to plan.


Andrew was awesome.

He previewed my home and gave me a good idea of what I should ask for it. He had multiple open houses to showcase my home. Andrew's communication was top notch he would response to emails, text messages and phone calls in a timely manner with the answers or just a phone call to let you know he was working. Overall if I move back to FL Andrew will be my number one choice to sell me a home and represent me again in the buying or selling process.

The Bitler's

Huge shoutout to Benito Santiago for finding this dream home.

In today’s market in a short 3 weeks he was able to put every need and want down on paper and make it a reality. Buying a house can be stressful and I am forever grateful that the lord has made this all possible. Cookout coming very soon , I already got my grilling sandals!!

Jordan Zimmerman

We couldn’t be happier with the experience we had.

Benito Santiago was truly a Godsend in the house buying process. He is professional, hardworking and dedicated to his clients. Although he has a long list of clients, he still somehow managed to make us feel like we were his only priority. He went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and satisfied with our home. He works day and night and it’s very obvious how much he cares. He helped us to understand this huge commitment that comes with house buying. Any questions we had, he answered very thoroughly. We really couldn’t have done this without him!

Mackenzie Gatewood

Working with Benito has been a great experience, I have always found him to be very professional and responsive.

Benito brings great credit upon himself and to the real estate industry.

Thomas Corbett

Kristen worked with our crazy schedules through house hunting and all the way up to the day of closing!

Thank you so much!

Marcus & Marquia Mays

Andrew was our selling agent and he is very easy to get along with and he explains the home sale process well.

He is an agent with a top notch company and he keeps his clients informed. Our home was listed with maximum exposure on the internet which is a necessity these days. We were fortunate to have him going to bat for us as the buyer's agent was not meeting deadlines or getting things done. Andrew kept the transaction together and we actually closed early. Closing was a relaxing experience at Andrew's Destin office.

The Neff's

Kristen was a wonderful help to us.

She quickly and thoroughly answered all our questions. She is upbeat and has a great personality. Super easy to work with. Excellent at communications. Every question we had, and we had many, was answered in a timely fashion. She was very energetic and did not get frustrated with us even though we were kinda picky in what we were looking for. She is super patient and did not mind looking at multiple places and videoing them for us. She was super patient and overall a joy to work with.

Michael & Helen Sowards

They made things happen fast and care free for us.

We posted our condo on Zillow on a Sunday morning and it sold in 4 hours. We became friends with our agent Andrew??very friendly good people??


Less than 2 months after entering their offices, I think was in a new house.

They were very professional and very responsive to every question I asked. I was never blind slided by anything, I knew exactly what to expect all throughout the buying process. I highly recommend this team


Kristen Weller is a great realtor!

We absolutely loved working with her. My fiance and I were first time home-buyers and Kristen made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process. She is extremely responsive, clarifying any questions or concerns we might have. She knew the area very well and was helpful in deciding which location we preferred most. She was personable since day one which really made approaching her effortless. We genuinely trusted her this whole time and could depend on her to be knowledgeable and show us current homes. We valued her opinions and thoughts, understanding her dedication to finding us our dream home. She was always available to act quickly if need be. Furthermore, the entire Emerald Group was great in working as a team to help us find and buy our new home! If for some reason Kristen was unavailable, someone at the Emerald Group was around to answer any questions or even help write up a contract. Kristen and Emerald Group really helped make this experience fun and exciting the whole time! We can't say enough good things.

Ben & Brookelyn Bolin

Andrew is a great listener very respectful and professional down to earth fun guy.

He is outstanding at solving problems and very attentive to your needs. Andrew always returned my calls or texts unless he’s driving. I would use Andrew again. Thank you Andrew for everything!


Andrew was very knowledgeable of the current housing market and displayed extreme patience in finding my family to perfect home to fit our needs and budget.

His team responded quickly to all of our questions.


I had a great experience with Emerald Group and Andrew Iremonger.

My home was on the market only 49 days and we got an offer very near my asking price. Andrew successfully leverages technology to keep me informed. I live a few states over and was kept in the loop at all times. He even went the extra mile for me when I had a utility problem. He stopped by the house several times just to help me trouble shoot and get the problem fixed. He and his team made sure all the "i's" were dotted and "Ts" crossed for closing so there were absolutely no hiccups in that process. As an Air Force Veteran, Andrew knows the local community and market. I felt comfortable at all times with Emerald Group. I give Andrew and his team with my highest recommendation.


Extremely detail oriented, approachable, and great communication!

Working with AJ is definitely going to help your home search!

Ryan Davidson

Awesome realtor!

The whole process was easy and smooth. I came into the whole buying process nervous, but all of that went away once I got to work with Benito! He laid everything out for me, and explained everything so I could better understand what was going on throughout my buying process.

Artis Smith

Great experience with professionals.

They sold my house in minimum time (less than 2-days) and got me the max amount of money! I Highly recommend this group of realtors!


Emerald Group and Andrew in particular is the very best realtor I’ve ever dealt with.

He was patient and understanding. It took 4 years from the time we met him until we moved in to our dream home and he was a pleasure to work with thrughout the entire process. His knowledge of the local area proved invaluable. That fact that he’s a really funny guy and someone we could instantly relate to made the process much less stressful. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!


Outstanding knowledge of the area and real estate.

His team worked very well with me and at no time did I feel uninformed or lost in the process. I highly recommend this team because of their honesty and work ethic. They truly are working for the client.


Andrew and Stephanie we're extremely diligent and quick with helping us take care of what needed to do way ahead of time.

Very friendly and professional.


I started looking at houses and working with Emerald Group from Overseas.

They help tremendously throughout the whole process. It didn't matter what questions I had they were very responsive and helpful. Overall, working with them was a very smooth process and I would recommend them everyday!


Andrew is a very down to earth and honest salesman.

Our purchase of the condo went smoothly and I felt I can reach out to him at anytime and he was there to assist in anything me and my wife needed. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home in the area.


AJ is very knowledgeable and has helped me countless times in hypothetical situations that are crucial to my current living and real estate investing status.

She almost runs numbers and what if situations off the top of her head and is my go-to person with any questions or situations I find my self in. I would highly recommend her and can’t wait to buy with her negotiating on my behalf

Skyler Earnhardt

Benito made this process so easy for us.

He was extremely professional and helpful and did everything he could to meet our needs. He has gone above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for us. He was always available when we had questions and was patient and understanding. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.

Thomas Clyde

Being a first time buyer the whole experience can be a little hesitant, especially if you have little to no knowledge of the market or general information of buying a home.

My GF and I contacted Emerald Group Realty and were directed to Benito, one of their representatives. He was quick to answer any and all questions we had, plus a very detailed lay out of everything we needed to getting our home. He was kind, patient, professional and extremely knowledgeable we couldn’t have done it without him. We’ll definitely be recommending Emerald Group Realty, as well as there excellent representative, Benito.

Eduardo Silva

Andrew worked with us while we were still stationed overseas.

He took time to thoroughly video each home for us. We received detailed videos of inside and outside the homes and walked through them as if he was personally buying them. He kept us informed, gave us great advice and in the end found us our perfect home


Bright,energetic, honest and trustworthy .

A delight to work with.

Ruth Schaeffer

The Emerald Group provided me exceptional service and went above and beyond during my search for a home.

I'm military and moved to the area on short notice and didn't have much time to look around for the few days I came to visit ahead of my move. I contacted many agents but went with this one because theyre prior military and Andrew at Emerald Group drove me around the FWB, Niceville, Shalimar, and Destin area viewing homes all day on the weekend and never acted like I was an inconvenience. Even after I left town to return to my old duty station, Andrew and his group continued to help me search and even sent online videos of home tours that he did. Anytime I had questions, at all hours of day and night, Andrew was very responsive. I highly recommend this realty group if you're in the market to help buy. They were never pushy but offered advice when requested and I never felt they were trying to hurry a purchase. Home buying is nerve-racking but Andrew and his team did make it a much more enjoyable process than I had imagined it would be.


my experience with Andrew was fast, informative and painless we greatly appreciate it.

he provided us with answers to all our questions, we were able to close within a month which was pretty fast and didn't have to put any money down.


Super nice, thoughtful, and definitely wasn’t too intrusive.

She will work for you to get the best deal out there!

Daniel Dalton

Absolutely incredible experience.

Every member of the team went out of their way to be helpful through the entire process. As an out of state buyer I needed a team I could trust and that would guide and assist as necessary. The Emerald Group cane through in every way. Definitely 5 star experience


Andrew Iremonger, Thank you for all the help you provided in my search for a new home in Fort Walton Beach.

Moving here and finding the right home from out of state was a challenge but you made the transition very smooth. You went above and beyond in helping me with my search. Your communication skills were superb. Your living in the area of my search enhanced the ability to find the perfect home for me. Closing was on time and went very smoothly. I am so grateful for all you help and patience. You are the epitome of a five star Realitor! With Much Respect, T. Hunter.


If I had to do the home buying process all over again I would without a doubt choose Andrew again.

He was so helpful and had such knowledge about the whole process! Any time I had a question he answered it in a very timely manner. He made my first time home buying experience one I will never forget!

Kayla Holmes

Andrew is a true pleasure to work with!

He always made time to take us to however many houses we wanted to see, at whatever random time (night shift workers here!) He did an excellent job making sure that we got the home that we wanted, and did not settle for one that would not suit our needs. We would definitely recommend him!


Andrew and his team went far above and beyond during the selling of one home and purchase of another.

They were always on top of any issues and represented my wife and I 1000%! They got us into our dream home despite last minute changes beyond their control. I would HIGHLY recommend these guys...and have on several occasions. I would give them more than 5 stars if I could.

Ray and Ang Beasley

Kristen was amazing!

Helped me out with everything and made my first home buying experience so much easier

Kristopher LaPeyre

My wife and I recently bought our first home.

After recommendations from a few different people, we decided to go with Andrew Iremonger. Andrew was everything you would want in a realtor, from not being pushy to eliminating the stress that one would expect when buying a home. With this being our first home, we were very unfamiliar with the process and Andrew was there every step of the way. It didn't matter if it was day, night, weekends, whenever! Andrew was always there to guide us in the right direction. I would recommend Andrew Iremonger to anybody looking to buy a home (especially first time homebuyers who may lack the general knowledge and steps like myself), you will not be disappointed!


HUGE thank you to Benito for finding us our dream!

We couldn’t be more grateful.

Benjamin Rocha and Rachel Rocha

What a team!

I can't say "thank you" enough to the ERA Emerald Group for their expertise and devotion. My initial home-buying experience with a different realtor left me emotionally exhausted with the home-buying process. Andrew, Monica, and Stephanie created a smooth, stress-less situation for me. Within a few days of working with Andrew, I found the home I absolutely love located in a fantastic community. Please don't miss out on working with this incredibly talented group of people!


We contacted Andrew to list our townhouse for sale in Fort Walton Beach based on the "Homes for Heroes" program and we were happy with our decision.

Our first request was for Andrew to critique the property and advise us on what repairs and improvements he would recommend to enhance the quick sale of our property. Without a commitment from us to list with him, Andrew came over and not only made multiple candid observations and recommendations, but he then followed up by giving us a written recap. From that point on Andrew was consistently responsive to all of our inquiries, typically responding within hours of our text messages. My wife and I live in Iowa and spent two weeks onsite performing repairs and maintenance. After we were done, Andrew again visited the townhouse to have us sign the listing paperwork and to do a final review of the work we had done and to assess what, in his opinion, still needed to be done. After we traveled back to Iowa, Andrew served as our "boots on the ground". When we had a valid offer, the property inspection revealed a few fairly minor repairs that needed to be made. Understanding that we were 1,050 miles away, Andrew voluntarily accepted responsibility for managing those remaining chores to clear the inspection report on our behalf. This was a huge relief for us and paved the way for a successful close. I would highly recommend Andrew for his honesty, professionalism and exemplary customer orientation.


Kristen was a wonderful help to us.

She quickly and thoroughly answered all our questions. She is upbeat and has a great personality. Super easy to work with. Excellent at communications. Every question we had, and we had many, was answered in a timely fashion. She was very energetic and did not get frustrated with us even though we were kinda picky in what we were looking for. She is super patient and did not mind looking at multiple places and videoing them for us. She was super patient and overall a joy to work with.

Raymond & Chelsea Kessner

I am an out of town buyer that is very satisfied with the level of responsiveness, knowledge, follow thru and effectiveness that Emerald Group displayed with the purchase of my property.

Andrew Iremonger and his team went out of their way to make this transaction smooth and on time. I couldn't have asked for a better team of professionals from the first step until closing. Andrew listened to my list of requirements and researched for a property that met those requirements. He was always courteous, patient and accommodating considering the time constrains. I am very grateful to have found such a great team! I am highly recommending ERA Emerald Group for Real Estate businesses.


Emerald Group were great!

Andrew was really helpful and stuck with us for through 3 months of house hunting! The team as a whole were really helpful throughout the whole process. I highly recommend!


True professionals with great communication through transaction.

My realtor Kristen was awesome and made sure the inspections and repairs were schedule and completed to satisfaction. I was always informed of the status of the sale and closing went off with Zero issues.

Christopher & Elizabeth McDonald

As a first time home buyer I was very nervous and skeptical of realitors.

My mind was quickly at ease after meeting with Andrew. I always felt like he had our best interest in mind. I didn't have to worry that he would sell us on a house just because of the price. Though out the whole process he kept us informed and was quick to respond to my questions. Since worrying comes natural to me, Andrew seemed to be one step ahead and could calm my nerves on the spot. I never heard " umm, I'll get back to you on that." Overall, my experience finding our first home was positive and informational. I was kept in the loop and was never pressured into buying because of the price. I highly recommend Andrew Iremonger. He knows the market and this business extremely well.

The Petersen's

You will not find an agent that cares more about finding the right home for her clients.

What is best for you and your family is always her top priority. Highly recommend!

Jimmy Stewart

Already have referred a couple people to him.

Andrew replied to ALL of my questions/inquiries right away no matter what time or day of the week it was and I contacted him A LOT. Gave me a warm fuzzy knowing how easy it was to get answers/replies from him.


Benito was a great real-estate agent to have!

Throughout our partnership, he was constantly working diligently to ensure all my deadlines were met, and he made sure all my questions were answered; if he didn't have the answer right then and there, he would get back to me asap. This guy was in my corner ,110%, throughout the whole transaction. Even after closing on our first duplex, Benito is still helping me tie up some loose strings, regarding permits for the property. I recommend this guy to military homebuyers, first-time homebuyers, and multifamily investors.

Jaydin Perez

I worked with Andrew while purchasing my house in Crestview and he was great!

After actually viewing the home and getting my offerror accepted I had to go through the rest of process from North Carolina. Andrew kept me in the loop with status updates and was always quick to answer any of my questions. I would highly recommend the Emerald Group to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home!

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"Andrew was AMAZING, couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating, even coming in on Sunday’s to make sure we could find our perfect home in the small time I was in country to help my husband search. ... more "
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