Scouting Out Palm Court Yacht Club Condos, Okaloosa Island, Florida

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rulnick Realty, Inc.

Sometimes it’s good to pre-scout what properties you are showing buyers in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. 


I recently sold a Palm Court Yacht Club condo on Okaloosa Island, but I hadn’t seen it yet. The buyers, long time clients of mine, knew of the building and when a tempting listing came on the market, they made an offer based on the photos. It got accepted and is now “pending”.


Since they are coming into town, they wanted to see the unit in person, and I’d never been there. I’ve sold a lot of condos and houses on Okaloosa Island, but not in this complex. So, I decided to take a look to get the lay of the land and be prepared for my buyers when I actually showed them.


As I approached the Palm Court Yacht Club complex, I noticed was there were two ways to enter.  One was up a very high ramp and the other was into a lower parking garage. Which way to go? Panic set in.  I was glad I was checking this without the buyers first.  I decided to park in the lower garage. All the spots appeared to be marked, so I just picked one, hoping that an ornery owner would forgive a panicked-looking real estate agent holding her MLS sheet.


Then I searched for the elevator, and pressed “2” for the second floor. It stopped and a man got in.  Then I pressed “2” again.  The LED flashed “3” and the doors opened. No one was there. I pressed “2” again.  The doors opened again.  The LED display was still “3”.  I said to the man “The elevator has a mind of its own”.  Then I noticed that the wall had a “2”, but the elevator LED was wrong. I checked out the unit location, going down a hall with no lights. Now I went to scout out the boat slip, map in hand, wandering all around to find it. Success.


I paused and enjoyed the warm breeze of Santa Rosa Sound and the relaxing view of the water.



It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
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Parlo italiano.

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Comments (10)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great points Wendy! Always best to preview a new complex when you can. Sounds like a lovely area.

Aug 27, 2021 07:04 AM
Wendy Rulnick

Rocky Dickerson I'd rather preview than be caught off guard! 

Aug 27, 2021 07:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is always a good idea to preview properties when possible.

Thanks for sharing your personal experience.

Aug 27, 2021 07:54 AM
Wendy Rulnick

Roy Kelley 

Aug 27, 2021 07:54 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hi Wendy,

We always previewed everything, way. before we showed it.  It is the smart thing to do and saves you embarassment.  A

Aug 27, 2021 08:13 AM
Wendy Rulnick

Ron and Alexandra Seigel it definitely alleviates potential issues

Aug 27, 2021 08:28 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Wendy,  Good you got the lay of the land ahead of time.  Interesting elevater for sure.


Aug 27, 2021 08:44 AM
Wendy Rulnick

Will Hamm 

Aug 27, 2021 08:52 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And a happy ending to the story with the Gulf as your backdrop.  All's well that ends well

Aug 27, 2021 06:02 PM
Wendy Rulnick

Ed Silva it may end even better ;

Aug 27, 2021 06:10 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Wendy

I would have given a 10 dollar bill to see that look on your face.  Good point

Aug 28, 2021 12:23 AM
Wendy Rulnick

James Dray I'll tell you where you can send it$$$

Aug 28, 2021 05:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wendy - I hope the transaction goes well.  Here's to smooth sailing(and selling).  

Aug 28, 2021 03:00 AM
Wendy Rulnick

Michael Jacobs I didn't mention that the low oil light went on in my car immediately thereafter and I had to run    home for hubby to fill it. After that, it ended well

Aug 28, 2021 05:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wendy, sure sounds like it was a GREAT idea to check it out before the buyers arrived.    

Aug 28, 2021 06:04 AM
Wendy Rulnick

Joan Cox It's nice to give out little tips about properties, like you "just know"!

Aug 28, 2021 06:34 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never been on a yacht but I think it would be fun to spend a day on a yacht.

Aug 28, 2021 06:55 AM
Wendy Rulnick

Brian England me, too, in calm water with adequate Dramamine

Aug 28, 2021 06:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Wendy.

Take care, be safe and have a lovely weekend.

Aug 28, 2021 07:06 AM
Wendy Rulnick

Roy Kelley Will try, hoping to avoid the hurricane side-effects, it will be a little west of us, but we will still get effects.

Aug 28, 2021 07:08 AM