Lona Downs has always had a passion for people and property. After the loss of her eldest son in Afghanistan in 2009, she realized that life was too short, and it should be spent pursuing one’s dreams. She left her Registered Nursing Hospice job to take her career to the next level by combining two of her greatest passions – real estate and caring for others.
She now works and lives with her family in the beautiful Emerald Coast, where they enjoy many different activities available in the area, including boating in the Intercoastal Waterway, biking and cruising through Scenic Highway 30A, and soaking in the relaxing views of the coastline.
Real Estate Expert in Florida
Throughout the past several years, Lona has diligently built a personal investment portfolio which at present holds long-term rentals across three states. In order for her to increase her knowledge and sharpen her skills, she went through rigorous training to get her Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designations. Her career in real estate has made her an expert in dealing with a wide range of clientele, from individuals and families to corporations and the military. As a local resident, Lona specializes in communities located in Walton and Okaloosa Counties in Florida, especially waterfront homes.
She takes pride in being both a property owner and a licensed realtor, and is very passionate about helping others find their dream home, whether it’s a primary or a secondary home.
The right choice for real estate
Lona is highly experienced with all of the steps involved in both the buying and selling processes. She knows the value of having someone experienced and trustworthy at your side especially when putting your home on the market or placing an offer on your dream home.
She has spent years working with different buyers, sellers, realtors, contractors, builders, title companies, and closing companies, giving her a solid grasp of the different steps involved in the buying and selling process. This allows her to provide a smooth, easy, and hassle-free experience for any client.
Lona is known for her hands-on approach – she takes the time to understand each of her clients’ specific property needs, situation, and goals, in order to create smart, effective strategies. She works hard to keep all clients well-informed throughout the process, helping them through each potential problem and tough decision. She focuses on representing all clients to the best of her abilities, while upholding all ethical and professional standards in the real estate industry.
When it comes to selling properties, Lona works closely with clients in order for them to get top-dollar for the property. She’ll assist clients by creating a solid marketing strategy for the home, ensuring it is priced competitively, and highlighting all of its best features.
Buyers working with Lona get the benefit of working with someone with in-depth knowledge of the different neighborhoods and the current trends in the local market. Her knowledge and experience combined with her straightforward negotiating skills has helped countless families find ideal homes that fit their lifestyle.