"Dear Vicki,

Today we close on our new condo in Romar House and want to thank you for all your help and "hand holding" .  You made this so easy for us inexperienced buyers and we appreciate all your hard work behind the scenes!

Besides, we enjoyed getting to know you and hope we will see you often out and about.

Thank you again,

Robin & Rayna Edwards"


Matthew Welch was our real estate agent who worked with us to purchase our condo in Orange Beach.  Even though we live in another state, Matthew was diligent in keeping us posted on new listings.  We had never been to the Gulf Shores area and he educated us on what our options were.  After several weeks of viewing listings on line and a few phone conversations; we were able to make a trip to the area.  Upon our arrival, Matthew had several condos lined up for us to see in person.  As we told him what we did and did not like, he found more possibilities to look at.  As long as we wanted to see more, he kept showing us places for sale.

Matthew was very honest with us at the beginning and made it clear that he was a new agent and was hoping that would not scare us off.  As far as we are concerned we received the very best service possible from any agent.  If he didn't know the answer, he worked very hard till he got the answer for us.  Matthew took nothing for granted. As first time condo owners we had a list of questions and anxieties a mile long.  He left no stone unturned to get answers for us.

We have just spent  a week in our new condo Matthew helped us find.  He walked by our side through every step in the process.  We are extremely pleased with Matthew's help and his unending service to us.  Matthew Welch has been so much more than just a real estate agent to us.  We would recommend him very highly to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate.  His honesty and integrity as well as his endless dedication is way beyond the norm in our opinion.  He is much more like a friend than a business partner.

- Bob and Susan (St. Louis, MO)

When my wife and I decided we wanted to buy a condo we searched the Internet and did a few inquiries online, Sandra Walker is the only one who responded.

We talked on the phone and told her the area and price range we wanted. Additionally, she made a list of condos and emailed them to us. After we looked the condos over and told her which ones we wanted to view, we then drove to Gulf Shores to meet her.

Sandra found us a place to stay while we were looking at condos and even worked late hours and weekends to help us find what we wanted.

We highly recommend Sandra Walker to anyone.

- Charles and Janice (Decatur, AL)
Over the years we have bought and sold many properties with Real Estate Agents.  We have never had an agent that worked as hard as Brad Lynn.  He goes above and beyond what you would expect.  I would highly recommend Brad Lynn with Realty 1st.  The whole staff of Realty 1st are top of the line.

- Tim and Diane (North Little Rock, AR)
After working with Vicki Lynn, we fully agree that she is an expert in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach real estate market. We were very pleased with our purchasing experience because of her knowledge of the real estate market, her willingness to take the time to understand our interests, and her ability to find the properties on the market that fit our interests and specifications. Vicki was always flexible to meet us at our convenience and she was always prepared so our time was maximized for viewing properties. We highly recommend Vicki as a realtor.

- Mark and Regina (Auburn, AL)

“Brad is one of the most professional, conscientious realtors we have ever had the opportunity to work with … he puts his clients first, stays on top of all required actions, and keeps the “ball moving” at just the right pace.  He quickly learned what we liked in a home and helped us focus in those areas where he felt we would be the happiest long term.  Once we made the offer, we headed back to Texas and never once had to worry about the “logistics”, as Brad managed the process thru to closure.  We would highly recommend Brad and his firm to anyone looking for real estate in the Orange Beach & surrounding areas.” 

- Noel and Dana (Austin, TX)

Sandra has awesome real estate experience. I have been buying and selling real estate for the last 20 years

and have worked with many realtors. Sandra is as good as they come. I would recommend her to

anyone looking to buy or sell real estate. She works hard.

- William Tyndall (Hattiesburg, MS)

Dear Brad:

I just wanted to express my gratitude for your help in my recent purchase of my Walker Key Condo.  From the beginning to the end you were available and extremely helpful.  Being an active real estate developer and appraiser, I have dealt with many Realtors and Brokers throughout my career.  Over the past few years I have been active in the Orange Beach market and have been very disappointed with Realtors I have encountered.  However, my experience with you was like a breath of fresh air and I consider you as the best.  I say this because you always did what you said you would and often went above and beyond what was required to make the deal work.  You know how to run interference, making it easy on the buyer.  You managed to take care of every obstacle along the way.  I also appreciate your honesty and openness even if the results may not have boded well for you as the Realtor.  I especially appreciate the speed of your responsiveness.  I will definitely recommend you to business associates and friends and will use you for any future deals.

Ed W

- Edward W (Louisiana)
I couldn’t have asked for a more dedicated, professional, compassionate, truthful Realtor. Matthew helped me in every step of the way - before, during, and even after the purchase.
Matthew was a tireless partner in my finding a home in Gulf Shores/Foley area.
I am not an easy client by any means. I am the type of person who does a lot of research and needs to know the "what, why, and where" behind everything, and Matthew made me feel like no question was a dumb question. He not only met every demand I put on him, but he was always patient and helped me work through everything. He was always available to help and put my mind at ease whether via email, text, phone call, or in person.
His ability to understand both verbal and non-verbal communication was a key. He is also an extremely helpful individual and just a great guy, who will look after his client's best interest. He is down to earth, funny, caring, and was very knowledgeable when it came to the legalities of real estate which made the process much easier.
Some of the qualities that make Matthew unique compared to other realtors is his ambition to go above and beyond for you. I appreciate his honesty and felt that he was my advocate from the beginning.
Before you work with anyone, I would suggest making an appointment to sit down and discuss your situation with Matthew. I have and will continue to happily recommend Matthew to everyone I know, regardless of whether they are buying or selling. Do yourself a favor and call Matthew. You will not be disappointed.
Some people just make you feel tolerated, but with Matthew, I felt appreciated. Thanks Matt! You were a God sent and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You’re not just an outstanding agent, you also became a friend.

- Judy(Pell City, AL)

Brad came highly recommended to us from multiple sources who had great buying experiences with him in the past. After talking, we kicked off our search process in September via some simple criteria across both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Since we live in Round Rock Texas, we were planning on a visit at Thanksgiving.

 Brad had everything lined up and ready to go for us on a whirlwind tour made at our request. We saw a selection of condos in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and as you might expect from someone so knowledgeable with the area, his recommendations of what worked for us definitely hit home! Things narrowed down pretty quickly after that. Brad also provided recommendations for local lenders, insurance companies and contractors. In particular lenders familiar with the area.

 We came out for a serious visit at the end January and ended up with a couple choices that we put offers in on. Brad kept things moving along crisply and within 6 weeks we closed, with the unit we wanted, at a great price!

 We highly recommend Brad and Realty 1st, he knows the market, knows the process, and works tirelessly on your behalf and is entirely professional. He and The Realty 1st team did a great job for us!

Thank You Brad for your help and we look forward to many years of enjoying the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores area.

- Paul and Colleen (Round Rock, TX)
Matthew Welch found me a nice foreclosed condo in a great location. He worked hard to get it at the price I could afford. He was upfront about the properties he had for me to view. Not only did he help me with the pricing but after I had made my initial offer he went even further to schedule a home inspection. On this inspection, it was determined that the AC needed replacing, Matthew went so far as to work with the bank and secure a new AC unit for my Condo.

Not only was Matthew a great help to me with the purchase of my condo, but I have found since I am so far away Matthew has the courtesy to inform me of what is going on in the area. I feel very comfortable to call Matthew if I need info from the area.

Matthew has been a great friend even after the sale and when and if I decide on anything else in the Gulf I will contact Matthew before I make another purchase in that area. I feel he is very trustworthy and keeps his client in mind during and after the sale.

I will say THANK YOU---MATTHEW WELCH---for all you have done for me during and after my condo purchase.

- Shannon (Somerset, KY)
"Brad is an amazing agent to work with. He has experience in multiple facets of a real estate transaction and knows many people to help his clients with their needs. We love working with Brad when we have the opportunity to do so and he has always come through with creative, innovative ways to assist his client base. I highly recommend Brad Lynn for anyone looking for an agent that is on top of their game!"

- Help You Short Sell INC. (Phoenix, AZ)

My husband and I have over the years worked with many different real estate agents.  Brad Lynn with Realty 1st far surpasses any expectations of competency and hard work.  We had come to the gulf area “just looking” over the New Year holiday.  We had connected with Brad on line and told him what we were looking for.  He was very organized and ready to show us condos with beach front views in our price range.  Even though it was the holiday weekend, he proceeded to show us approximately 30 options.  It was unbelievable his commitment to helping us find the perfect property for Dan and I and our family with absolutely no pressure.  He listened intently to our every comment and never lost focus of what was important to us. 

Brad’s  energy level, delightful disposition and countless hours was something we had never experienced when working with an agent.   We will be honored to recommend his services to anyone.  He followed through with wonderful local people to help us finance and was meticulous with our closing.  We felt very cared for and safe.   Brad’s financial and mortgage background results in an expertise hard to find in today’s real estate market.  Thank you Brad from the bottom of our hearts.  We look so forward to countless hours in this beautiful gulf community.

- Dan and Paula (St. Louis, MO)
This was our first time buying a condo, and Sandra Walker was wonderful.  We are from out of town and had one day to look at every condo we were interested in and she made it happen.  She even suggested that we go by a second time to the ones we really liked to make sure we were making the right choice which fitted our needs.  During the loan process she took many calls from us with lots of questions and was always eager to answer them or find the answer for me. Closing was a breeze she was with us the whole step of the way and I would recommend Sandra to anyone who is looking for that home or condo. 

- Mike and Charray (St. Louis, MO)


Thanks for all your efforts.  We really appreciate your diligence.  We highly recommend you to others.  By far the best realtor we've worked with in the beach area.  

 Chris & Lisa

- Chris and Lisa (Mobile, AL)
Thanks Matthew for helping find the perfect home in orange beach!!!!!
As you know I went through a couple realtors who acted like it was more about the commission than find the perfect home.You listened to what I was looking for and you found the perfect place for us.i know we looked at many many homes but you were always ready and raring to go let me look any time day or night you truly are a great realtor and I appreciate your help and I'll always HIGHLY recommend you and your company!!!!again thank you so much and I look forward to doing business with in the near  future.

- Maley and Sandra (Heflin, AL)

When I decided to begin the search for my first home, I had a lot of questions and wasn't sure where to begin. Charlotte was extremely helpful and attentive to my needs, from the first on-site visits until the closing table. If we were missing information or didn't have the answers we needed, she worked hard to get them in a timely and professional manner. Thanks to her efforts, I am thrilled to call myself a first time homeowner!

- Blake (Gulf Shores, AL)
We purchased our condo a year ago and we were well pleased with the way Matthew handled our buying process.
From the beginning to end he was professional, informative and always put our best interest first.  He listened to us and what we were looking for and helped us locate it. He was there throughout  the entire process helping to guide us, give advice and relieve fears of the buying process.  We would use him in any real estate deals in the future.

- David and Kay (Mobile, AL)
Brad Lynn provided more than excellent service to us. He always answered the phone when we called to answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend them to anyone again and again.

- Kim & Amorn (Newkay Spring, TX)

 We recently purchased a condo with the assistance of our realtor, Matthew Welch.  We have

bought and sold a total of seven properties.  Matthew was by far the most professional,

thorough, realtor we have ever used.  Matthew kept us informed throughout the process.

He was always one step ahead of any problem that might have developed.  It was a terrific

experience working with him.  He was patient, personable, and listened to what we wanted

to see.  At no time were we pressured.  If you want a great realtor whether buying or selling,

we recommend Matthew Welch.  You will not be disappointed!


Charlie and Judy

- Charlie and Judy (Corinth, MS)
The experience of buying a house in these times is full of ups and downs. We could not have gotten through any part of this without the efforts of our realtor Charlotte Owensby. She really listened to what we looking for, and took our dream into a reality. Charlotte is professional, understanding and dedicated at all times. She was always available to us rather it was a question or a concern, and sometimes a shoulder to cry on or a friend to laugh with. Since we live out of state, we really needed someone we could trust and count on. Charlotte is that person. My husband and I are truly blessed to have Charlotte in our lives and we highly recommend her to anyone going through the experience of buying or selling a home.

- Conrad and Dawn ( Lebanon, VA )

During my first visit to Orange Beach, I became enthralled with the area.  By the time I returned, I had concluded that I was interested in considering an investment in a condo and was referred to Vicki Lynn by a friend of mine.  Simply put, Vicki was great.  She listened to what I was interested in pursuing and not only presented options that met those interests, but opened my eyes to other possibilities.  That was a blessing as this lead to a more comprehensive approach and an ultimate purchase with which I am thrilled.

Vicki is clearly knowledgeable about the area and its real estate offerings and trends.  She does not use “hard sell” tactics and is a great resource for all things real estate, including lenders and local vendors.  Everyone who Vicki referred me to was professional, helpful, and great to deal with even with me out of state.  In my opinion, each expanded the value that Vicki brings to her clients and mirrors the attention that she gives.

For my next Orange Beach real estate purchase there is only one Realtor that I will engage…Vicki Lynn.

- LInda (Castle Rock, Colorado)

Brad Lynn, with Realty 1st, was very helpful with our search and then purchase of a Condo in Orange Beach. We live in Shreveport so it could of made it a lot more difficult to purchase something out of town. He was able to show us properties at a moments notice and assist in walking through the condo we where purchasing when we where not able to be there. He helped line up a lender that was familiar with Condo sales and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. 


Thanks, Brad, it would of been a lot more difficult without your help. We will and have recommended you to friends and family.


- Eddie and Karen; (Shreveport LA)



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