Roger Rietsema
M: (850)596-5844 mobile
O: (850) 764-2121 office

Roger Rietsema

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I am a full-time Real Estate Agent with over 20 years of experience in the Bay and Walton County markets. I provide a wide range of Residential Real Estate services in Bay and Walton County, FL.
I specialize in Vacation home and condo purchases, and I utilize the latest technology, Using Airbnb, VRBO software, and systems to assist you with home-buying.
Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, I have the expertise and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Find Your Next Home and Condo for sale in Panama City Beach, Lynn Haven, Callaway,30a, and Santa Rosa Beach.
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right condo or home at the right price, including all the amenities you are considering, so you can find your dream home or condo!

Sell a Home (list your Home or Condo with a Senior Listing agent) with 19 years of experience. 
When it's time to move, you need someone who will actively advertise your home or condo, show a prospective buyer around your home or condo, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange to finance, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork, and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Frequently buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls, can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one sold fast. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar.

Steps For Buying a Home Or Condo

Buying a home is an exciting time, but the home-buying process can also be complex. Many factors affect how long the purchasing process actually takes, but there are a few steps that are universal in most home purchases:

  • Decide if you're ready: determine your financial readiness and become a good mortgage candidate.
  • Get a preapproval letter and set your budget: a preapproval letter tells sellers that a lender believes you qualify for a specific mortgage, thus speaking to your buying power.
  • Decide on property: A real estate professional can help you narrow down potential properties after determining your budget and what you want in a home.
  • Make an offer: Your budget isn't just about price; you can also negotiate necessary repairs, which party pays for closing costs and other items.

You made an offer on a home, and the seller has accepted. There are still some steps to complete before closing the transaction and moving in.

  • Sign a purchase agreement: A sales contract outlines the sale details and is held by your attorney or escrow officer until the transaction closes.
  • Inspect the home: You may wish to schedule a buyer's home inspection to get a professional opinion of the home's condition.
  • Check repairs and prepare to close: A final home walk-through will help you ensure that agreed-upon repairs are made, and other items in the purchase agreement are fulfilled.
  • Close the transaction: At closing, your lender may require you to purchase homeowners insurance. This is also when you can purchase an owner's title insurance policy, which will help protect you from past issues that could affect your ownership rights.


*****  Realtor with 20 years of experience*****

"An honest man. My wife and I bought our home and two investment properties from Roger. We love our home and the rental properties have been rented 100 percent of the time. Roger works for us because he is not pushy and he will put the time in so that you have all the information needed to make a good decision. The most important thing for me is he is always honest and does not operate in the grey area at all. My family gives Roger 5 stars and highly recommend him!"

  -Mitch Lyons, Friend

"Roger is very dependable and goes beyond expectations. I found him to be very honest to help his clients instead of his wallet. I would recommend him . There should be more LIKE HIM. Roger is great with locating anything you want and at your price range you can afford. Anyone would be lucky to have ROGER on their team. He was a great help to me and I would recommend him to everyone interested in purchasing a home. Patricia A. Crum"

  -Patricia Crum, Client

"Great service, great attention to detail!"

  -Ron Poole, Client

"Found a great home in Panama City thanks to Roger! Cassandra Nall reviewed Roger Rietsema Realtor in Panama City Florida My Mom and I We were far away in Alabama, and had a million questions, but he was very patient and answered every single one of our questions. Thanks Roger for all your help! We would highly recommend him to anyone searching for a home in Panama City!Less - Cassandra N. 11/11/2014"

  -Cassandra, Client

Allison James Estates and Homes


When it comes to buying or selling a property, having an experienced realtor by your side can make all the difference. An experienced realtor will deeply understand the local real estate market, including trends, pricing, and available inventory. They can provide expert guidance on the negotiation process and ensure everything runs smoothly, from the initial offer to the final closing.

Additionally, an experienced realtor can help you navigate the complex legal and financial aspects of real estate transactions, saving you time and money in the long run. Ultimately, partnering with an experienced realtor can help you make informed decisions and confidently achieve your real estate goals.

103 Loblolly Ct
Panama City Beach, FL