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Brent Williams

Real Estate Specialty
Single Family Homes, Multi-Family Residents, Investments, and Vacant Land
A Bookworm By Heart

Dr. Brent Williams was born and raised in Bay County, FL; where he attended and graduated from Mosley High School of Lynn Haven, FL in 2006. After graduating high school, he attended Gulf Coast State College; while working and learning the Construction Industry from a local building Contractor. During this time, he bought his first home at the age of 18. Brent and his wife of 9 years started their family in this home in 2011. Since bringing home their first born, they have been blessed with two other children. Brent’s wife, Rebecca Williams is a Registered Nurse at a local hospital.

While raising their three children Brent owned a local business for 8 years on Panama City Beach. After deciding it was time for a career change, he obtained his Real Estate Sales License in 2014 and started his career at a local brokerage. Less than a year in to becoming a Realtor, Brent decided he needed a real estate brokerage that would equip him with top-notch training. In 2015 Brent made a move to Keller Williams Success Realty, where he remained for over three years.

In 2018 Brent received his Real Estate Trainee Appraiser License, he currently uses this license to perform appraisal work for his father’s business, Raymond Williams Realty Services. Between Real Estate sales and Real Estate appraisals he knows Real Estate! January of 2019 Brent decided to move his Real Estate sales license one last time and teamed up with Think Real Estate. Since becoming a Realtor in Bay County, Brent has remained in the top 20% of all Realtors in the county year after year. He works tirelessly for every customer before, during and even after closing.

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Creative Property Deals
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Buy Land and Build A Home or Buy An Existing Home in Bay County

Your future home awaits and we are here to help.

Are you in the process of locating your next dream home? If you are, you may be considering the differences between buying land and building new versus buying an existing home. Both of these options can be great, but each has a different journey to completion.

Fortunately, the real estate market in Bay County, Florida is still activity pushing along. And while there is not as much inventory, compared to 2020, there are still land & homes for sale across our wonderful community.

You can buy a neighborhood lot in a beachy or in-town community, or possibly find acres of land in the northern part of Bay County to start your own farm. Lynn Haven has become a very popular community to call home and the Cove has long been a wonderful community for those seeking to be near downtown Panama City. Lots and lots of choices to create a future that is uniquely you.

It is far more complex to buy land and build a home than it is to buy a home that is already built and move-in ready. Someone has to be available to make the continuous decisions that go along with such a project. And it is often times more expensive, too. Land costs, architectural design, permits, foundation work, framing, site work, exterior finishes, interior finishes, mechanical rough-ins— the details can add up rather quick. When building a custom home, $350,000 doesn’t build a palace in Bay County in 2020. Here is an example of what a $350,000 build budget would look like:

  • Architectural Design: $17,430.00
  • Site work. Design, Permit fees, inspections, etc.: $7,810.00
  • Foundations. Excavation, concrete and retaining walls: $38,685.00
  • Framing. Sheathing, trusses, etc.: $44,930.00
  • Exterior finishes. Roofing, windows, and doors, etc.: $75,245.00
  • Interior finishes. Drywall, flooring, insulation, paint, lights, appliances, etc.: $77,840.00
  • Major systems rough-ins. Electrical, HVAC and plumbing: $35,445.00
  • Hardscapes and softscapes. Driveway, fencing, landscaping, shed, etc.: $49,490.00

In contrast, the same budget of $350,000 can buy an existing home or condo, land included, that is move-in ready and waiting to welcome you home. And with the inventory in the Bay County Real Estate MLS, you can likely find your new home or investment project without too much effort.

Whichever your choice may be, Think Real Estate has two convenient offices in Bay County, Florida to serve your real estate needs. Our beach office is on Middle Beach Road, just east of Shipwreck Island Water Park, and our in-town office is on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., about one mile north of the mall. Both of our real estate offices offer the same high-quality service and personable, professional, dedicated Realtors. Contact us today to get started.

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