Our History - Mexico Beach Harmon Realty

Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc. was founded in 1981 by Barbara & Bubba Harmon. The Harmon family have been a part of the enormous changes that Mexico Beach and "The Forgotten Coast" have undergone over the past four decades. What was once a sleepy coastal fishing village, has now flourished into a thriving coastal community. With this growth, the real estate market has prospered, and property values have risen. Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc., over the course of this time, has become a successful family-owned real estate firm because of hard work, personal involvement with clients, and our belief that a hands-on management style works best in real estate.

In 2004, Ryan Harmon, the son of Barbara and Bubba, joined the firm as a licensed real estate agent. Growing up in the family business, Ryan was able to see and work in many facets of the real estate, heavy equipment and development business. His unique background along with the drive to excel, led to his success as multi-million-dollar producer for sales volume year after year. In 2010, Ryan became a licensed real estate broker and started Harmon Realty Vacation Rentals, LLC which has some of the best luxury beachfront vacation rental houses in the Mexico Beach and St. Joe Beach areas.

On October 10th, 2018, our lives in Mexico Beach were forever changed by category 5 Hurricane Michael. Our community, homes and businesses were destroyed but our hearts remain stronger than ever. Ryan decided early on that Hurricane Michael would not be the end of Harmon Realty and became the new Broker/Owner of Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc. Ryan Harmon has been a successful Realtor in the Mexico Beach area for over 20 years. Ryan will carry on the family legacy as the best and the longest tenured real estate firm in Mexico Beach, Florida.  In 2021, Ryan successfully completed the rebuild of our new office located at: 1402 Highway 98 Mexico Beach, FL 32456.  Please stop by and say hello.

Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc. and Harmon Realty Vacation Rentals, LLC's mission is to ensure that all clients and guests experience the knowledge and expertise that comes with years of successful real estate interests throughout "The Forgotten Coast", including the areas of Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port St. Joe and Cape San Blas. Our company's success can be contributed to: knowledge of the area; and true commitment to excellence in customer service. We are your true "One Stop Shop" for real estate sales and vacation rentals. Come by and visit our office, call, or email your questions. Let us show you how our comprehensive services can benefit you, and your future.

Mexico Beach, FL Real Estate Agents

Mexico Beach Harmon Realty Real Estate Team

Our local Realtors® can help you find the best deals on single family homes, condos, and vacant land for sale.


Ryan Harmon

My knowledge of the area as a lifetime resident and expertise in Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill, St. Joe Beach, Windmark Beach, Port St. Joe, and Cape San Blas real estate is the best of what you would come to expect from a local Realtor. Over the years, I have seen and worked in-depth with many facets of the real estate industry, such as home building, land development, investment coordinating, and property management. I have over 20 years of experience as a local Realtor. I am a multi-million dollar producer for sales volume year after year and have the background to serve my clients as a true "One Stop Shop."
(850) 527-2516 or mexicobeachproperties@gmail.com
Barbara Harmon

Barbara Harmon

Broker Associate
I began my career as a Real Estate Broker in Mexico Beach over 40 years ago. I established Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc. in 1981 and sold and developed real estate in Mexico Beach and along "The Forgotten Coast" for over 40 years. I have been a multi-million dollar producer for sales volume year after year. I have served as a Board Member of the RAFSG and a Board Member of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council. My knowledge and expertise of "The Forgotten Coast" includes the areas of Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port St. Joe, and Cape San Blas. The range of my expertise and experience over the past 40 years has been in residential sales, commercial development, and income producing investment properties.
(850) 527-2515 or barbgharmon@gmail.com
Kevin Crouse

Kevin Crouse

Sales Associate
Whether buying or selling, put my 16 years of local knowledge to work for you. A realtor with a unique perspective, having owned both commercial and residential properties in the beach area. Half of the successful ownership/operating team of Killer Seafood in Mexico Beach. A local-landmark restaurant in Mexico Beach for almost 15 years. Residences include Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, and currently, a property owner in St. Joe Beach for the last six years. Put this experience to work for you when considering your investment in this area with an exciting up-side potential.
(850) 527-8507 or kevinsbeachproperties@gmail.com
Emily Gortemoller

Emily Gortemoller

Sales Associate
I moved to the area in 1986 with my family to be closer to my grandparents, who have been a part of the local fishing and boat building community since 1975. We immediately fell in love with Gulf County and all of the outdoor activities that it had to offer. I graduated from Port St Joe Jr Sr High School, married my husband from Wewahitchka, and have enjoyed raising my family here in this small town paradise. I am honored to be part of the Mexico Beach Harmon Realty Team and would love to have the opportunity to assist you in finding that special place here on “The Forgotten Coast.” Whether it be a full-time relocation or a part-time getaway, I can assist you with finding your perfect piece of paradise.
(850) 227-6797 or emilygortemoller@yahoo.com

What Others are Saying

Ryan stuck with us for nearly two years in our search for the perfect vacation home in Mexico Beach for us. We appreciate his help in making our long-time dream a reality. We look forward to spending time in our home away from home and now have him as part of our "Florida family". Thanks for all your help Ryan in finding our new home we named "Just Dreamin".

Clay and Leigh Hite

Searcy, Arkansas

As we were traveling in from out of town, and only had a limited amount of time, we appreciated Ryan's prep work prior to our arrival. Ryan had taken our criteria and matched it up against available properties. He e-mailed that info to us well in advance of our trip, which we further narrowed. Ryan then set up a very efficient tour of the properties on the list. We found Ryan knowledgeable about the Mexico Beach real estate market, the town's history and future development plans for the surrounding community. Ryan is extremely responsive both on the phone and via e-mail.

Mike & Christa Allen

Germantown, TN

Ryan went above and beyond the call of duty by placing back-up offers for us, facilitating a builder relationship, and ultimately helping us to secure property that seems to fit us perfectly! Ryan offered us great advice, good humor, and hospitality. We could not have done this without him.

Steven and Ginny Hile

Knoxville, TN

When we began our search for a house in the Mexico Beach area, we called several realtors in the area in response to some of the ads we saw on the internet. It seems that none of them took us seriously or they were too flippant in their efforts to assist us. That is, until we contacted Ryan. He took a sincere interest in helping us. We sensed that if it was important to us, it was important to him. While we eventually settled on a house listed by another realtor, Ryan stayed in the game with us through the closing and made the whole process easy for us, mainly because he stayed in constant contact with us. We now feel that Ryan is more than a realtor to us, he is one of our neighbors. He still stays in contact with us on a regular basis. It's not like he's done his business with us and we're now old news. Thanks Ryan for helping us to find "Jolly Rogers" in St. Joe Beach.

Kenny & Barbara Rogers

Dyersburg, TN

I have never had a realtor treat me like Ryan did. I am now completely spoiled for all future real estate dealings I may have. I am so lucky to have found him and consider Ryan a trusted friend. I recommend Ryan Harmon and Harmon Realty for anyone searching the area for property. I love Mexico Beach and I am looking forward to next year when I can spend more time there.

Mary & Dyke Golen

Cloquet, MN

I have purchased two investment properties using Harmon Realty as a buyer's agent. Both times I have felt that they have had my best interest at heart. My last purchase was a beach-side property that Barbara Harmon had listed. Although she was the listing agent for the seller, I felt that she did her best to satisfy both the seller and myself. Because she and her staff are prominent members of the community they know many of the local contractors and people who can help a newcomer make a permanent move to Mexico Beach or investors like me who need local people to help manage vacation property. I have had contact with Harmon Realty for over 8 years now and feel like I could call on them at any time for help after the sale. They have a courteous and helpful staff that is always willing to help.

Haynes Weatherby

Canton, GA

We are very pleased with our new home on Mexico Beach. Thank you for making this a reality. We have never been involved with a realtor as pleasant as Barbara. Your entire staff was prompt and professional. You were so helpful and supportive through the entire process; from showing the home, making numerous offers, and during the closing. After closing, providing the list of utility contacts allowed us to move into our beach home with such ease and convenience. Again, thank you for everything. Barbara, you have been more than a realtor; you have been our friend.

Rickey and Sheila Stuckey

Fort Gaines, GA

Recently I bought a condo from Ryan Harman with Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc. Since I am a senior citizen, and have thus been around for a while, it should mean something when I say that Ryan is the best real estate agent that I have ever dealt with. He is the "total package" that one wants: honest, dependable, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Ralph Moore

Hogansville, Georgia