Broker / President
Silver Sands Real Estate, Inc.
Your 30-A FL Real Estate Agency
My name is Jennifer Dodge. I was born and raised in the Florida Panhandle. I have lived in several surrounding cities including Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Miramar Beach, Niceville. I currently reside in Santa Rosa Beach Florida with my son and our family cats.
I have had a few careers throughout my life including, flooring sales person, boutique owner, computer networking and web designer, but none have captured my heart like Florida real estate. I began buying and selling real estate in 2005 for RE/MAX. I was hooked from the very beginning.
My Mother, Julia Dodge, and my Father, Danny Dodge, were both real estate brokers. Some old timers may remember our flooring store on Racetrack Rd and Mary Esther Blvd named A-1 Floorcovering. I fondly remember listening to them discuss real estate deals in the backseat of our family car. (That was before there were smart phones. You were forced to listen to your parents talking because there was nothing else to do, except occasionally annoy my sister.) So, from the beginning I knew what a FSBO was, what a median price range was, how a VA/FHA Loan worked and how to buy a “fixer-upper”. We (my sister Krystal and I) spent many hours as children painting those fixer uppers. From the beginning our parents were keen on how to build generational wealth through owning real estate.
You may also remember that 2005 was the beginning of the fall of housing prices leading up to the worst real estate crisis during my lifetime, 2008 housing crisis. Boy, let me tell you, I learned A LOT during my first years selling real estate! It was a crash course in contract assignments, bankruptcy sales, speculative buying, huge market fluctuations, short sales, foreclosures and divorce sales.
However, despite the hardships of selling homes during the housing bubble burst, I decided to persevere through those very hard years, because I truly have a passion for home selling and real estate investments. Those were tough times, but I realized, I had a very important role in helping people get out from under predatory loans and negative equity situations. It felt good to negotiate lower payoffs with the lenders and assist desperate families in navigating the short sale process. I have since been able to help several of those family buy a better home in today’s market because they were able to avoid foreclosure.
I stayed in real estate sales in Florida because I believe in the positive effects of home ownership. I truly believe home ownership is a right to be valued and sustained, I protect that with vigor and pride. Real estate is also a predictable, solid long-term investment, that if managed properly can create immense personal wealth that can be passed down through generations. Owning a home or land in your community also creates communal pride that creates better, safer neighborhoods and schools.
I opened Silver Sands Real Estate, Inc., in 2014 because I believe the “customer comes first.” At Silver Sands Real Estate, Inc., we focus on listening to your wants, needs and goals so that we provide expert advice during your journey to capturing your piece of Florida’s Paradise. We value your confidence by concentrating on education and using experience to become your reliable source for all thing’s real estate in the Florida Panhandle. Our rigorous education standards assure you that we maintain integrity at all times.
Jennifer Dodge has completed the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, Finding Value in Negotiations and The Art of Saying No at the Harvard Law School Campus in November 2017.
Silver Sands Real Estate, Inc. was created for you. We are your trusted real estate agency and advisor whether navigating your home sale, home purchase, commercial lease or purchase, long term or short-term rental. Our extensive areas of expertise include Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, 30A, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Seacrest Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Destin, Niceville or Crestview. We have over 14 years experience in Commercial, Residential, Vacation Homes, Waterfront Homes, Long Term and Short Term Rentals or simply Absentee Owner Management. Ask me for list of references.
Call (850) 259-1318 today and let us show you why you can “Expect More, Get More from Silver Sands Real Estate, Inc.”
What our clients say
Here’s what some of our clients have said about Jennifer Dodge and Silver Sands Real Estate:
“Jennifer Dodge is an excellent real estate agent. She sold my house in weeks when others in the neighborhood have sat for months with out even a viewing. If you are serious about getting your house sold I cant recommend her enough.“
“Would highly recommend. She knows her stuff! Very pleasant to deal with and we had a great home buying experience with her on board with us. She is truly devoted to her job and will work har d to find the perfect place for you to call home!“
“Great people skills, Jennifer was able to identify all the pros and cons of the property we were interested in. She was definately a valuble asset for us in making sure all of the inspections were performed correctly and to code. This list of her positive skills as a relator are endless. Truly a gem within her profession. We will defiantely recommend her to friends for future home purchases.“
We’re ready to go to work for you. Let’s get together to talk about your home buying or selling plans.