The “Anchor” brand has been associated with real estate in Franklin County, Florida since 1962. The first real estate company with “Anchor” in its name was Anchor Realty & Mortgage Company, founded by Dwight Marshall, Jr.; Dwight first operated out of his beachfront St. George Island home as, “Dwight I. Marshall, Jr., Licensed Real Estate Broker”.
Anchor real estate signs were first seen in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint and St. George Island. The colors, yellow and blue, were those of the (now defunct) Apalachicola High School, known to all county residents as AHS. In the 1990s, Anchor colors moved beyond the borders of Franklin County to reach Gulf and Bay Counties: Cape San Blas, Mexico Beach, Indian Pass, St. Joe Beach, Port St. Joe and Panama City Beach. In the 2000s, Tallahassee became Anchor’s newest market. Anchor Realty & Mortgage Company of Tallahassee LLC (a company with the same broker as, but unrelated to Anchor Realty of St. George Island, Inc.) was awarded the “Best (real estate company) of Tallahassee” award in 2005.
As real estate sales dwindled to almost nothing after 2005, the original company followed course: from eleven offices, it melted down to three then two – with St. George Island remaining opened the entire time. In 2010, a new corporate entity, Anchor Realty of St. George Island, Inc. was started. Its mission has been to bring a new business model to meet the demands of a new market place. Times have changed, and so did the approach to real estate brokerage: the bricks and mortar have been traded for web presence and personalized support to clients and agents. Our signage also got a face-lift: colors have remained unchanged, but the looks are new and crisp. Some things change, but core values remain the same: quality and professionalism; willingness to help and a long list of loyal clients.
Anchor offers a gateway to international markets that is second to none. With fluency in most of the world’s most-spoken languages, opportunities increase exponentially. We can communicate fluently in the following languages: ARABIC, CHINESE (Mandarin), ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, HEBREW, RUSSIAN and SPANISH.
We have a superb track-record in assisting our clients in their search for homes, lots, investment properties, beach front, and/or water front estates. Furthermore, we understand commercial real estate better due to the experience and education (Our broker, Olivier Monod, has the rare CCIM designation).
We also have represented Freddie-Mac for their real estate listings in several Florida coastal counties since 2013. We can also assist you in Short Sales and Bank Owned Properties, also known as REOs. We can advise you on the acquisition of short-term vacation rental properties. Our broker Olivier Monod used to manage over 400 such houses for twenty years. Therefore, we stand in a perfect position, without conflict of interest, to render professional advice on the transient rental business in Cape San Blas, Mexico Beach and St. George Island.