The Kendall Hood Collection | Get to Know Our Team

The Kendall Hood Collection | Get to know Kendall Hood, Principal  Agent | 850-974-4556

An Alabama native, who grew up vacationing along the Emerald Coast as a young girl, fell in love with the beaches and the small town feel of the 30a communities. Little did she know those summer vacations were leaving lasting impressions on her heart that would eventually draw her back.

Kendall ventured off to college in Baton Rouge, LA as an LSU Tiger, to study Marketing. Her degree and time at LSU would open doors for her and lead her to the beginning of her career in the Big Apple. Kendall spent several years heading up the marketing efforts for the Waldorf Astoria hotel in NYC, but the big city lights and hustle and bustle could not compare to her love for the beach.

In 2006, Kendall found herself drawn back to coastal living, moved to Destin, FL and jumped feet first into the world of Real Estate. Kendall exclusively sold with the Emerald Grande for six years before obtaining her Broker’s License and building Key Realty of the Emerald Coast. Now, with close to 16 years of Real Estate experience, Kendall has decided to join the #1 Brokerage in the country, Compass, and launch her new team “The Kendall Hood Collection” a brand reputation that has given her the opportunity to sell all along the Emerald Coast, from the beautiful beaches of Navarre, FL to exclusive Gulf Front homes of the 30a community in South Walton.

Kendall has a true passion for Real Estate and serving her clients, she is happiest handing over the key to a new home, a beach retreat, or the perfect investment property. Her goal is to take care of her clients and to help them make the best Real Estate decisions of their lives.

In her free time, Kendall enjoys time with her family; husband Jim, and her two children, Trace and Annabelle. As a family, they love the outdoors, taking family trips, weekends at the beach, and time spent with friends. 

Sarah Svoboda, Realtor

850.585.1510 |

Sarah was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, attended Columbia College, earning a BA in Psychology. Sarah moved to the area in 2005 and began her career with the Walton Sun in Advertising Sales, where she was able to create long-lasting community connections and relationships.

Over the past 6 years, Sarah has immersed herself in the Walton County Community as both a volunteer and as a Board Member for the Children’s Health Network, Van R. Butler PTO, and the South Walton Youth Football and Cheer Association.

Sarah’s love and passion for this area and this community is the driving factor that lead her to jump into a Real Estate career with Kendall Hood Collection. She looks forward to helping families find the perfect new dream home or vacation home here in Florida.

Andrea Gallagher, Realtor

260.602.1608 |

Andrea Gallagher is originally from the Midwest and was born and raised in Fort Wayne Indiana. She is most proud of her role as wife to her husband and childhood best friend, Eddie Gallagher and is the mother of 3 amazing children; Treven, Ava, and Ryan.

As a former military spouse, Andrea spent the majority of her husband’s career; as a Navy SEAL, raising their children in San Diego CA. Eddie’s military service consisted of 9 combat deployments spanning from 1999-2019 and was extremely fast paced. After 20 years of dedicated service retirement was on the horizon and Andrea knew her family needed a new place to call home.

Like many military personnel Eddie trained at various locations and bases in the area during his career and after a family vacation to the area in March of 2018 Andrea and her family fell in love with area and purchased their retirement home on the 30A shortly thereafter.

Andrea is passionate about helping others and is the President of a National Nonprofit that she and Eddie founded to support Service Members, Police, First Responders, and their families called The Pipe Hitter Foundation. She and her husband work closely together providing consulting services in their respective fields and are focused on deepening their roots in the Panhandle and love to work with local businesses & the community.

The Gallagher family loves to spend quality time together at home with their 3 French Bulldogs, hang out with friends, and love to enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches and the slower pace of life they have been able to embody!

Andrea is excited to help her clients experience the dream of home ownership on the 30A & surrounding areas and looks forward to being a part of Kendall Hood Collection!!

Nevan Farias, Realtor

512.970.9532 |

Nevan, born and raised right outside of Austin, Texas, first visited the Emerald Coast in 2013 and instantly developed an obsession for the area. From the beautiful beaches, amazing golf, and luxury real estate, Nevan and his family considered the Emerald Coast as a home away from home. After vacationing for years, in 2019 Nevan and his family decided to invest in their first property in Miramar Beach, and decided to add to that in 2020, and finally moving here full time in 2021.

Some of Nevan’s favorite activities to do in his free time include; taking a drive down 30A, playing a round of golf at the Sandestin courses, and going to eat with his family; Shunk Gulley, Fat Clemenza’s, and Red Bar are his favorites.

Nevan truly has a passion for Real Estate, and is always looking for the best houses and deals around the area. He looks forward to helping you find your next investment property, vacation home, or primary residence. This is a very special area and a great place to make memories, and Nevan’s number one goal is to help others in their journey of owning a piece of paradise on the great Emerald Coast.

Ryan DeVore, Realtor

850.960.0577 |

Ryan DeVore is a true beach lifestyle agent, with over 17 years of real estate experience and just as many spent on a surf board. As an agent and entrepreneur, Ryan has a wealth of knowledge and experience in navigating the many specifics of our beach market. Ryan’s vast experience in investment and finance provide clients with the support, advocacy, and insight needed to maximize their portfolio, while finding their own piece of paradise.  As a teenage Ryan stumbled upon the Emerald Coast, and like so many, he felt instantly at home. Ever since, Ryan has been an integral part of our community. From his early years of managing a surf shop in SEASIDE, and creating and operating a successful ocean sports school. For over a decade, Ryan and his team taught surfing and ocean sport fundamentals to over 15,000 students.  Since then, Ryan has flourished in the real estate industry and entrepreneurship. Currently, he and his wife own and operate a thriving supplement company and a local holistic health clinic.  Ryan’s love of our community and lifestyle is infectious. He prefers to hold his meetings on the beach, so bring a beach chair and all your real estate questions! 

Agnes Topp, Realtor

305.803.3013 |

After visiting the beautiful Emerald Coast in 2015, Agnes knew the pristine waters along 30A would be her future home.

Agnes launched her real estate career on 30A as a VP of Strategic Growth. Bringing with her over 15 years of business management experience and knowledge to the real estate community. Her personal experience and knowledge with rental property in Miami and working with personal flips in Georgia, it was only a matter of time to transition to sales.

In addition, her expertise in strategy and leading program initiatives gives her the skills to help you find your perfect place in paradise. Whether it’s your dream home or an investment opportunity, Agnes is dedicated to making your real estate experience the best possible experince on 30a!

In her freetime, Anges enjoys checking out new restaurants along 30a and beach days with her husband and daughter. She is excited to have found her own home and paradise in South Walton and looks forward to sharing it with everyone she knows. 

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