About Emerald Coast Luxury

About Emerald Coast Luxury by the Nathan Abbott Team

Emerald Coast Luxury is the area’s latest brand bringing you luxury real estate and lifestyle information from Okaloosa Island to Panama City Beach. While the core of Emerald Coast Luxury’s focus is on local luxury real estate, we provide you with a variety of luxury information about the Emerald Coast. Browse through the Communities and Lifestyle menu links to find a wealth of information about the area.

Emerald Coast Luxury is a division of the Nathan Abbott Team at ResortQuest. Nathan Abbott and Amanda Abbott are the leading luxury associates with over 15 years of experience and local knowledge. The brother-sister team grew up in the real estate business along the Emerald Coast. Read more about the Abbotts and their real estate history.

With in-house closing and marketing teams, Emerald Coast Luxury fulfills all your real estate needs. Professionally designed marketing materials for each listing allows us to promote each property to it’s fullest potential. Our closing team keeps you up-to-date and informed so you’ll always know the status of your property closing.

Top-credentials, years of experience and a friendly, knowledgeable team sets Emerald Coast Luxury apart from the competition. Call us today to discuss luxury real estate along the Emerald Coast, or with any real estate or area questions.

Emerald Coast Luxury Associates

About Nathan Abbott Realtor

Nathan Abbott  – Broker Associate, Realtor  |  850-803-7653  |  eMail Nathan

After growing up in the Destin area, Nathan graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors degree in Management. Nathan earned his real estate license in 2001. He was awarded “Rookie of the Year” during his first year for excellence in sales and customer service. Nathan personally helped launch and close two pre-construction developments, Azure and Palazzo. Nathan is a certified Distressed Property Expert, Investment Agent Specialist and Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, as well as a member of the Million Dollar Guild. With over 15 years of experience, Nathan has developed impeccable customer service skills and constantly strives to build life-long relationships with his clients and always has their best interest at heart.

About Amanda Abbott Realtor

Amanda Abbott – Seller Specialist, Realtor |  850-830-6273  |  eMail Amanda

Amanda is currently the youngest Abbott involved in the local real estate industry, but her local knowledge and work ethic bring volumes of assets to the team. After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelors in Studio Art, Amanda moved to Chicago, then New York City. Working in the fashion industry, she handled sales for several regional and international accounts, honing her sales and management skills. In 2011, Amanda moved back to the Emerald Coast and earned her real estate license. She has served as the Listing Coordinator and Marketing Director for the team and now is a Seller Specialist. Amanda is always up-to-date with the current market data and is able to provide insight into the local market.

About Rachel Simerly Realtor

Rachel Simerly – Buyer Specialist, Realtor | 850-621-2032 | eMail Rachel

Rachel joined the Nathan Abbott Team in 2013 as a Buyer Specialist. Originally from England, Rachel has lived on Florida’s Emerald Coast for the past decade with her family. Rachel is well-entrenched in the local area being a long-time community advocate for the under-served and volunteering with several different organizations. Rachel is a designated GRI Realtor and has been selected to serve on the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Leadership Development Program for 2015.


The Abbotts and Real Estate

The name Abbott is synonymous with real estate along Florida’s Emerald Coast. The Abbott’s have been making real estate their business since 1950 starting with the original Abbott Realtor, William W. Abbott Sr. In 1970, he became a broker and began selling condominiums at El Matador, one of the first condominiums built in northwest Florida. The Abbott’s were involved with premier properties along the Emerald Coast.

Steve and Bill Abbott followed in their father’s footsteps and founded Abbott Realty in 1977 with a $3,000 investment. Combined with an unsurpassed work ethic, this small monetary investment created a multimillion-dollar-a-year company, employing more than 1,000 people and becoming the largest employer in NW Florida since the mid 80s. Abbott Realty was purchased by ResortQuest in 1996.

Nathan and Amanda Abbott are the third generation of Abbott Realtors, currently working with ResortQuest. Although times have changed since the inception of the business in the 70s, its founding principles have remained the same – customer service, knowledge, hard work and dedication.

Why Choose a CLHMS Realtor?

Don’t trust your lifestyle decision and your significant residential investment to just any agent. Turn to a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®.

Just as working with a top notch investment advisor, a savvy tax planner, or a renowned medical specialist can make a difference in your results, choosing a luxury home expert offers tremendous benefits. Experienced buyers and sellers of high end residential properties seek real estate professionals with:

  • Skills that come from special training
  • Documented performance at the top of the market
  • The desire to offer concierge level service
  • An understanding of the lifestyles of the affluent consumer
  • The tools necessary to accomplish your transaction goals
  • Access to a network of other top luxury professionals

Nathan Abbott has earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation as a result of special training and verified buying and selling performance. He has competencies and access to tolls over and above the average Realtor. For example, he understands how to use price band statistics (not market averages) to help you negotiate the best deal, understands lifestyle marketing and the concept of targeting “most likely buyers” for your home. He is here to serve as your trusted advisor and will guide you as you make the best real estate choice. In short, the choice of a CLHMS™ professional starts the smart decision making you’ll do for your next real estate transaction.

Learn more about CLHMS and the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.