Elliot Marcus, broker for Crye-Leike Coastal Realty, recently announced the Top Producer in Closed Sales Volume for the month of February was The John Paulsen Team, and the Top Listing Agent for the month of February was Sherry Edmundson.



The John Paulsen Group consists of John Paulsen, co-owner of Crye-Leike Coastal Realty, who has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience with one of Memphisí largest printing firms. He has the vision and knowledge of what it takes to successfully market and manage a business. Paulsen has received numerous sales awards including The Prestigious Award for Sales from Memphis Sales Executive Club.



Initially, Paulsen established the Crye-Leike Coastal Realty as a franchisee in real estate sales division. However, he realized the market for a professional and customer-oriented property management division and launched DestinGetaways Vacation Rentals in April 2003. His expansive ties throughout the Destin community and the Southeast provide the networking connections that have allowed his Destin office to prosper in such a short period.



Personal experience in real estate led Suzanne Sweatt to a Realtorís license. Having lived on both coasts, in Europe and in Hawaii, Sweatt knows real estate from the buyerís and sellerís point of view. Formerly an academic, she holds a doctor of arts, and takes pride in assisting customers and facilitating their buying or selling experiences in real estate.



Sweatt is a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She was a participant in ECARís Leadership Group of 2008 and served on the ECAR Public Policy and Professional Development committees. 



Sweatt and Paulsen form The John Paulsen Group and offer expertise in condominiums, luxury homes, water front property and commercial sales on the Emerald Coast.



Sherry Edmundson, Realtor, brings many years of real estate experience to the Emerald Coast. She began her real estate career in her home town of Memphis in 1985.  She had a vacation home in Destin, and when her husband retired, they moved here permanently in 2004. Her customer base includes many Memphis referrals and repeat customers. 



Edmundsonís experience as a community volunteer led to successful endeavors in fundraising, strategic planning, organizational leadership, and executive board positions for several inner-city non-profit agencies in Memphis. Her ability to work with a diverse group of individuals has been invaluable in her real estate career.



She is a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, The National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and is a repeated Top Producer for Crye-Leike Coastal Realty. Edmundson, a graduate of The University of Memphis, has the professional skills necessary to handle all aspects of real estate.