Born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., Joann Welniak’s 15-year career was in accounting and nursing home management. She made her home in Destin in 1987 and is married to a Destin boat captain. Licensed in real estate in 1995, Welniak quickly became one of the area’s most successful Realtors. She has many awards for her accomplishments. 

Since 2005, she has specialized in listing and selling properties in Defuniak Springs. Now, she's back, licensed in Destin and ready to get back to serving her long time friends and past clients. Welniak brings her warm personality, her professionalism and willingness to help buyers and sellers reach their goals. She is active in her local church, loves her hobby of boating and scalloping, college football, and welcomes you to give her a call for your real estate needs.

Welniak's Client-First Philosophy

"There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional — integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

"That said, in my experience as a Destin real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

"This 'client first' philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients."

Welniak can be reach3ed at Real Estate Professionals of Destin, 210A Harbor Blvd. in Destin, or call 850-217-7800.