Growing up in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee, some of my happiest childhood memories are of sitting around the dining table listening to my parents, brother, sister, and brother-in-law discuss their real estate clients and dealings, all while my mother prepared an amazing meal using fresh vegetables from her garden. My father was one of the first real estate brokers in our small town and my sister quickly followed in his footsteps. Then her husband and my brother did too. My summer job consisted of helping the family in our Saturday real estate auctions. As the youngster in the family, I love to tell people I was raised on real estate!

When I grew up, I chose a very different path: I moved to Nashville to pursue a singing career. Under the name DEANNA COX, I signed a recording contract with Warner Brothers Records and had the privilege of writing with many of Nashville’s top songwriters as well as traveling on the road. I was the opening act for many names you might recognize: Billy Ray Cyrus, Martina McBride, The Kentucky Headhunters, Conway Twitty (yes, I’m THAT old), Steve Warner, Alan Jackson, and many others. Out of all the performances, one I started to look forward to most was the 30A Songwriters Festival. It's a wonderful chance to see my old writing buddies and be introduced to the current up- and-coming songwriters. If you haven't been to the 30A Songwriters Festival, put it on your list of things to do around here!

After several years of splitting my time between Nashville and Watersound Crossings in Santa Rosa Beach, all while witnessing the wonderful changes and growth taking place here on the coast, I knew I had to be a part of it all. While my partner and I purchased our full-time home near Eastern Lake, I decided to make my own dreams come true... and get back to my real estate roots!

I've realized a true passion of mine – selling investments properties as well as personal real estate properties. I would love the opportunity to help you find your dream home or sell your current home. If you've fallen in love with the Emerald Coast like I have, let’s make your dream home happen!

Deanna Woods

Your Emerald Coast Realtor