"My husband and I are first time homebuyers. We are long time locals. We were unsure of what to expect from the buying experience and have heard several times that buying a home is so stressful and so much work. Dean was amazing! The process was easy and stress free! He answered any and all questions and always set our mind at ease. He went above and beyond to get us into our beautiful home! We cannot thank him enough. He is highly recommended by us! Thank you, Dean!"by Kelle P.
"Dean was absolutely wonderful! Easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable of the area and gave us great advice. After the sale, dean guided us with advice to help maximize our revenue with our property. He still remains available to us with questions and referrals for any work we need done. I highly recommend him, he is a full service realtor and we greatly appreciate him. We live 800 miles away and trust him completely to take care of our needs. Can’t wait to work with him again!"by Tracy
"Dean was super impressive from the first moment we started working together. We were pushed for time and he made some adjustments to his schedule to accommodate us. He listened carefully to what we were interested in and showed us several properties over a few days until we found the winner! At every step along the way, Dean shared his expertise and knowledge of the industry. Not only did help extensively with all the pre-closing inspections and so forth, but he followed up in the weeks after we closed to make sure we were happy and off to a good start. Really appreciate all he did for us and would use him again without question. He was/is such a blessing!"by Killian K.
"Searching for a home can be very tiring and stressful, particularly if you are trying to do this from another state. We had limited time to view properties in the Destin area. Dean personally took us to view properties that he thought met the description that we provided to him by email and phone. After spending an enjoyable 2 days looking at property with Dean, we discovered that we wanted something quite different. He never pressured us to buy a property, yet he was organized and efficient. He gave us excellent information about the neighborhoods, flood zones and bay water depths. He personally recorded video footage of the entire home of interest. This led us to step back and ultimately identify our future Destin home. Our initial offer was preempted by another buyer. Dean kept up with the progress of the potential deal and quickly stepped in to place our offer when the deal began to sour. Had he not been such a shark we would not have our new home today. To facilitate closure he assembles a team of specialists which include insurance agents, property inspector and the buyer’s mortgage agent. His team made the closure process so easy to complete while being out of state. Post close Dean continues to assist us with the acquisition of utilities and all of the other services that are required of new owners. If it were not for Dean Ladick’s years of experience, excellent business sense and extraordinary interpersonal skills we may not have found our Destin home. Dean has become our good friend as have many of his clients. If you choose Dean Ladick as your realtor you will be pleasantly surprised with how enjoyable it can be to find a new home."by M. Brashaw
"We are first time buyers of rental property in Destin. Dean helped us every step of the way. He is, without any doubt or reservation the absolute best real estate agent I have ever worked with. Showing us properties: We wanted a property within our budget which would primarily be a revenue generating property for us as we entered retirement in about 10-15 years. We wanted it to be beach front in the Destin area. He showed us numerous properties within a range of our budget. He guided us towards what he felt was the best property for us, our budget and our revenue goals. He setup a special property search for us through his website and also was available at anytime when we found something we were interested in. He put us in touch with a lender to get us pre-qualified. We drove down to Destin and spent a weekend looking at properties. We finally narrowed in on one. We went back home feeling confident and ready to put in an offer. Then, we did some more research, increased our budget range, and must have changed our minds 3 or 4 times. Dean was very patient with us and accomodating...always providing us guidance...but was not pushy. After about a week we finally picked a property and made an offer. The seller was not easy to work with, however, Dean made things go smoothly and made it happen. Closing on a property: Dean has a team of resources which all closely coordinate to get us through the closing process. Lender, Title company, Inspector, Appraiser, etc.... Even though he gave me clear contact information for each, i mainly only had to communicate through either Dean or one other member on his team. They were all pro-active to ensure our tight closing deadline was met. If I couldn't get an answer on something, Dean would get it for me. We closed (remotely) and are now proud owners of our first beach condo! Throughout the entire closing process, Dean stayed in touch to make sure everything was moving smoothly. First week of property ownership: You would think that after closing, the service level would drop off....wrong. We just happened to be in Destin when our first renters showed up. Due to circumstances out of my new management companies control, the condo had not be cleaned or prepared, there were no parking passes or wrist bands available for my first renters as a new rental owner. Again, Dean stepped up and helped me coordinate with the necessary resources and helped make it happen. He even took money out of his own pocket to help me fix the door arm on the front door of the condo (which should have been fixed by the seller). Even after we had things settled for the new renters, Dean continued to stay in touch with me during our first week of ownership just to make sure everything was okay. I cannot say enough good things about Dean. Any of my friends or family who wish to buy property in Destin area will get Deans contact information (and a lashing if they don't use him). Anyone I talk to interested in buying property in Destin will hear me sing the praises of Dean Ladick. Outstanding, extraordinary, and superb customer service. Best in the business!"by Robert & Karen T.
We can honestly say that had it not been for Dean's considerable experience, hustle, and industry expertise it's quite unlikely that we would have beat out 9 other offers to secure a beautiful new home. In a way, though, we're not surprised, as he was referred to us by a friend who also worked with him. Nonetheless, we're thrilled at the job he did and highly recommend working with him if you're provided the opportunity. Thanks again, Dean!by Mike & Lauren L.
Working with Dean was smooth and seamless. He really knows the market, the systems, and the local area. With his knowledge and experience with Zillow, he brings buyers and sellers together. Dean timed the listing and priced our home to sell at the peak of the market.by Keith & Nancy
If you want a realtor who knows Destin, Dean Ladick is your man! He was a really good fit for us and seemed to know exactly what we were looking for before we did! We highly recommend Dean and will use him again for our future real estate endeavors.by David & Christine
You've hit the lottery if you're lucky enough to get Dean as your realtor! He is so knowledgeable, has a lot of experience, knows many people and has a lot of connections.. These are just a few of the many amazing qualities that make Dean the best of the best! We are so blessed to have met him! He also has an amazing personality and always makes me laugh! What a great guy! We love Deano!!!by Ron & Lynn
If anybody has ever watched the movie "Jerry McQuire", relate me to Cuba Goodings role.... I had the tools but nobody believed in me. Then along came my "Ambassador of Realestate", the only agent that not only befriended me, but a true gentleman that stuck by me for almost a year until we found the perfect house. His perseverance , knowledge of the inherent market conditions, and his unparalleled negotiating skills are the only reasons our purchase of a 3M+ rental machine occurred. Dean is truly a thoroughbred , he started strong but finished stronger...he continues to amaze me even after the sale...we truly love this man !! He will not disappoint you...my only regret- not knowing him sooner in my life. Not having to worry about anything when you live 1000 miles away is a great feeling ...he continues to coordinate things for us when we're not in the area and checks on the home on his own...although it's our house, he unconditionally assists us with everything & anything....his service to us has NEVER stopped... I believe his heart tells him that it's his house too. I Highly recommend Dean for all of your real estate needs ....you will not find any better!!! Thank you Deano, you are the BEST!!! Chuck Barone, ownerby Charles Barone