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

Roger Rietsema

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As an agent who's an expert on homes and condos in Panama City Beach, Callaway, Lynn Haven and Santa Rosa Beach Florida

I bring an abundance, knowledge, and wealth of experience on buying and selling real estate in these towns. This region is different than other areas, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. 

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 for you, including all the amenities that 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 16 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
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. 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 that's sold fast.

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 pre-approval 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 a property: A real estate professional can help you narrow down potential properties after you determine your budget and what you really 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 you can close the transaction and move in.

  • Sign a purchase agreement: Also called a sales contract, this document outlines the details of the sale 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, wherein you can get a professional opinion of the condition of the home.
  • Check repairs and prepare to close: A final walk-through of the home will help you make sure that agreed-upon repairs were made and other items in the purchase agreement were 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 policy of title insurance, which will help protect you from past issues that could affect your ownership rights.


*****  Realtor with 18 years of experience*****

"EXCELLENT!!! It was great working with Roger. I came in from Missouri and he was generous with his time showing me different condos that I was interested in to purchase as an investment. He did an excellent job. He was very patient with my many questions and did a great job of helping me sort out the various options available in the Panama City Beach area. I am very grateful and would never go anywhere else."

  -Brittany Potocki , Client

"Roger has helped me with a couple different real estate transactions. he was very helpful while running me all over town looking at properties that i wanted to look at. also keeps me on track for money and dates. like having an assistant which I really need an all over real estate agent."

  -Paula Perlman, Client

"Lisa Hill reviewed Roger Rietsema 01/10/2012 Client, Buyer I am in the process of buying my 3rd condo with Roger! Sometimes I can make offers that could easily drive a person insane, however, Roger is very on the ball and patient! He is very on top of everything that needs to be done and I certainly would use him again and recommend him highly!"

  -Lisa Hill, Client

"Absolutely, I would recommend him. He's very professional and easy to work with. He really knows the area and can find you exactly what you want or very close to it in no time fast. Excellent agent. Santos Rodriguez NOAA IT Specialist"

  -Santos Rodriguez, Client

Allison James Estates and Homes
103 Loblolly Ct
Panama City Beach, FL