About us

Believe it or not, Destin Palms is the brainchild of a 17-year-old student.

In 2013, Jessica Forrester and Paul Couch were Realtors for a Real Estate brokerage in Destin, Florida. They had been working together for three years, and each had an extensive background in years of Real Estate, property management, and sales.

Jessica was first licensed in Dallas, TX in 2001. While living in Dallas, Jessica was not only a producing Realtor working for multiple clients. Paul had a background in Real Estate as an investor owning and managing multiple Residential and Commercial properties in New York over the course of nearly 25 years with his Wife Tina. He originally started in construction and the couple has built and remodeled both residential and commercial properties over the years. The couple's business experience also included owning and operating a car dealership and car rental franchise locations.

Working together as Realtors, Jessica and Paul realized that they shared similar business goals – and they were extremely busy. Jessica and Paul quickly realized that in addition to having similar business interests, they also shared frustrations with their industry. Outside contractors did not meet Paul’s standards, and vacation companies to whom Paul and Jessica referred clients often fell short of expectations and led to unhappy Owners and Guests. They both knew that their clients deserved better.

Paul was so frustrated that he had even considered purchasing a vacation rental company in order to ensure that clients were better served. One day while crunching numbers on an existing company that was for sale, his then 17-year-old Son A.J. looked at Paul and said, “Dad, wouldn’t it just make more sense to open a new business that would cover all of this – real estate, vacation management, and construction?” Smart kid. Destin Palms was born.

Destin Palms opened in the summer of 2013 managing 4 vacation properties and soon bought a 5000 square foot office space on the ground floor of the sought after vacation condo complex, Majestic Sun. In the first two and a half years of operation, Destin Palms Vacations has grown their management from 4 properties to over 100 properties today! Several of these property owners were past clients. 

Destin Palms is proud to offer a full circle of services to our Clients and Guests. Buying, selling, renting or renovating – we can do it all, and we can do it with your trust.  Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.

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