Keli O'Neal knew in her early 20s that she wanted to be a real estate agent, a job she calls the perfect blend of teaching and interior design. She went on to graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in special education and taught at-risk students for more than a decade.
A Pascagoula, Mississippi, native, Keli grew up vacationing along the Emerald Coast. After living in other areas of Florida, she opted to call Destin home and now focuses on helping investment buyers with condos in her own backyard. Keli enjoys real estate for the challenges it brings and the opportunities it presents to problem solve so both buyer and seller are happy. She is thrilled by the opportunity to help people invest in a beach home that adds a tangible asset to their portfolio while showing her girls that you can have a career and be an involved parent.
A top listing agent at her previous brokerage, she understands that no matter the budget, buying and selling property are important decisions in people's lives and works to make people feel good throughout the process.
Keli is active in the local performing arts community, serving on the board and as president of the school advisory committee at Northwest Florida Ballet. She recently launched the Emerald Coast alumni chapter for the University of Southern Mississippi. She enjoys concerts, ballets, Broadway musicals and supporting her children through their activities, from soccer games to dance recitals. She and her husband, Jared, are parents to Sophia and Stella.