Zoom Call 10.11.22 Peter Mohylsky Welcome to Florida's Emerald Coast

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Peter Mohylsky  Welcome to Florida's Emerald Coast

Peter Mohylsky  Welcome to Florida's Emerald Coast

This week's presenter for the Zoom call was Peter Mohylsky, on the area he has called home for many years, the stretch of Florida along the panhandle from Pensacola to Panama City called the Emerald Coast and in the early February time frame it is swamped with spring breakers from the surrounding states. 

Even though there are airports nearby, the majority of visitors to the area come by vehicle allowing for an average of an 8-hour drive. This is due to the many toys they bring to play in the surf of the Gulf.

Peter Mohylsky  Welcome to Florida's Emerald Coast


His primary marketing area is an area between Pensacola and Panama City Florida, on the Panhandle of Florida.

He landed in Florida while spending 23 years in the Air Force, and the airbase right there on the panhandle.


With regards to demographics, the population of that area as of the 2020 census was app 75,000 people and in season, when kids are out of school, the population increases by 3X. 

As for industry, the infographic offered by the town's governing body shows that the main business is Tourism, and when the crowds are there the coffers fill.  The Pandemic afforded the economy a record amount as people strove to just get out.

https://activerain.com/profile/petemoResidential housing is very representative of a vacation area with the bulk being condos along the shore area with many allowing sort term rentals which cater to visitors and investors as well.

While some associations may try to block short term rentals, the majority of them will not cater to that.


The beach is extensive and as will happen in areas a part of the population is trying to get areas restricted for residents only especially those that own along the beach area. 

Property rights advocates, going back to Native Americans contend that they were visiting the water long before anyone claimed to own a portion of any beachfront area and that it should remain available for all. This is a contentious issue that will continue until it gets to the US Supreme Court.

Peter Mohylsky  Welcome to Florida's Emerald Coast Peter spoke of the property in the right photo as a rental property in the Watercolor subdivision that is a vacation rental with 5 bedrooms, carriage house with studio, a pool.

It was the most expensive house he had sold in the area, and at that time it surpassed over $4,000,000

Typical rentals run from Sat to Sat with entry no earlier than 4 and all occupants must be out by 10 AM.

A typical vacation has the occupants at the shore the first 3 days, and then at the house in the pool. By mid-week, all are looking for something different to eat and that's when the restaurants get crowded. The tourists own the grocery stores on Sat and Sundy and that's when the locals go out to dinner, and no reservations are taken.

Peter Mohylsky  Welcome to Florida's Emerald CoastPeter's specialty is vacation condos and they are all over the market in size and price points.

The vistas will vary depending on location and some still have some restrictions as to vacation rentals. There are golf cart communities as is typical of senior living areas.


Peter Mohylsky  Welcome to Florida's Emerald Coast

As a result of the collapse that was so prominent in South Florida, there are not regulations that will mandate more scrutiny and inspections of some of the condo complexes along the shore area especially.

This is still in process and eventually it will be in full impact by December 2024.

It was an entertaining presentation and Peter was most gracious with his hospitality offering his bunk beds should anyone from ActiveRain wish to visit him.

Peter Mohylsky  Welcome to Florida's Emerald Coast

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Comments (19)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Will,

As always a wonderful recap of the Zoom meeting. I was able to stay for half of it but had to get to a doctors appointment. I lived in Pensacola when my first husband was stationed there in the Navy jet training program so I'm familiar with the wonderful becashes and styles of homes.

Oct 13, 2022 01:38 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for the thorough recap Ed Silva.  I really like that area of Florida and wanted to hear what Peter had to say about it.  

Oct 13, 2022 02:07 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I had not thought of that area of Florida until Peter's presentation, but now it would be an area I would consider living in.

Oct 13, 2022 02:34 PM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Thanks for sharing my information.  Btw.  I had my swim suit on but that might be too much information.

Oct 13, 2022 02:40 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed Silva - As always, this a wonderful recap. I was wondering if Ian had affected his area.  Peter and I were part of BrandFace many years ago.  We were part of the first group that underwent a brand refresh from a newly formed company.   

Oct 13, 2022 02:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi ED- even though I lived in Florida for many years, I did not know that much about the Emerald Coast!!! Thank you for this recap and thank you Peter Mohylsky 

Oct 13, 2022 07:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm certain all who attended this week's Zoom session benefited from their participation.

Oct 13, 2022 07:23 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Ed, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Oct 13, 2022 07:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Great job on the recap Ed Silva 

It was a terrific presentation by Peter and I learned alot about an area in Florida I really know nothing about. He clearly has a great handle on his market.


Oct 13, 2022 08:09 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Ed what a great recap of Peter Mohylsky zoom presentation.  It was very interesting to learn about his area and the different issues they deal with especially property rights.

Oct 13, 2022 08:58 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thank you for the recap @edsilva Those take time to crank out and good note taking. Peter knows his area and lots of AR members may at one time decide to invest in his or some area of Florida, the Sunshine State. 

Oct 14, 2022 02:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks for this wonderful recap, Ed... I was sorry to have not been able to attend the meeting.

Oct 14, 2022 04:45 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It was interesting to learn all about a new part of the country!

Oct 14, 2022 04:52 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am so glad that you share your notes with us, especially since my schedule currently doesn't allow me to be free for these meetings.

Oct 14, 2022 05:09 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Ed,
What a wonderful recap of Peter's presentation. I enjoyed learning more about the Emerald Coast.

Oct 14, 2022 05:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Ed, for your excellent report on this Zoom session.

Oct 14, 2022 08:13 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Peter seems pretty cool! Hope it was  and is in the future a productive meeting  and it looks like it is usually

Oct 14, 2022 11:05 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’m sorry for the terrible grammar because I have words in places that possibly no sentence has gone before haha

Oct 14, 2022 11:07 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ed - I am sorry I missed this.  We east coast folks never get here but this looks like a gold mine to own.

Oct 15, 2022 03:36 AM