My name is Martha Kilborn Howard and I specialize in bringing buyers and sellers together to achieve their goals of purchasing, selling or investing in property in and around the Alabama Gulf Coast including Gulf Shores, Ft. Morgan, Orange Beach, Foley, Elberta, Magnolia Springs, Summerdale, Silverhill, Fairhope, Daphne and Bon Secour. I currently have listings in Gulf Shores and Ft Morgan and our agency has numerous others in Baldwin County, Alabama.
I have been selling real estate since September 2015 but also have 10 years of experience managing short term rentals. After retiring from an education career in 2006 I began managing my own vacation properties and found that many of my visitors and guests aspired to live or retire on the coast. As a licensed REALTOR I now help locals and guests find their perfect full time, vacation, retirement or investment property. I also enjoy using my experience and knowledge to help clients manage their income producing investments.
As a member of the Baldwin County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber I have numerous resources at my fingertips to help you with your Real Estate transactions.
EXIT Realty professionals are highly trained and knowledgeable with access to in-depth teaching, training and coaching at the corporate, regional and brokerage level in specialties such as negotiation, technology and market knowledge. At EXIT Realty Gulf Shores we work as a closely knit family sharing expertise, resources, and skills with each other. Someone is always available to help you with your real estate needs from finding a property to closing the deal.
I am 25 year permanent resident of Gulf Shores and lifelong South Alabama native who grew up in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of South Alabama and designed and implemented programs for Gifted and Talented high school students in Shelby and Baldwin Counties. I retired after nearly 30 years of service as a nationally recognized educator in Alabama’s public school system. I was Alabama's 2000 Christa McAuliffe Fellow and three time local and county Teacher of the Year, served on the University of Montevallo's graduate Student Advisory Board, and served my church as a statewide small parish youth advisor. The management, organizational and personal skills honed in my first career I now apply to my second one in Real Estate. I am committed to public service, involved in the life of the community and am concerned with the quality and success of the area I call home.
As founder and president of Gulf Coast Keyholders, the first nationally accredited Home Watch Company in Alabama, GCK serves the needs of absentee homeowners and seasonal residents who want a watchful eye on their real property investments while they are away. It’s the perfect combination for those who want a second home but worry when they are not at home.
Married for 22 years Wayne Howard and I share a blended family of seven children and seven grandchildren. With all of them grown and on their own we now share our lives with our furry child Abigail, a Beagle/Black and Tan hound mix who keeps us on our schedules. We live on Pleasure Island where it is always our pleasure to serve our family, friends and guests.