The Boykin Experience is the best way to wrap up what you will get when working alongside Ashley Boykin with one of life’s biggest investments. She was born and raised in Robertsdale, AL. Spending most of her free time on the coast somewhere “South on 59.” After graduating high school she headed off to attend Auburn University in pursuit of a degree in interior design. While she was called in a different direction she can add a nice touch to your house to help make it feel like home to potential buyers. A lot of soul searching eventually led her to switch degrees and states. She wanted to experience a big city lifestyle and finished her degree at American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, GA. Graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Marketing. She managed to balance a full time job with Dillard’s and exceed sales goals while enrolled as a full time student and was moved into management days after graduating. She then had a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Project Runway star, Amanda Perna with “The House of Perna.” She was part of a team who executed a fashion show that was donation only and all proceeds went toward tornado victims of the 2011 tragedy in Tuscaloosa.
Somehow the beach and the likes of home and family pulled her back south. She was welcomed back at Caribe the Resort (spending her summers home from Auburn working the Front Desk). As the Groups and Events Coordinator she launched the department into record numbers. She has a knack for connecting with people and repeat business was proof of that. The Steve Job’s quote rang in her head with “stay hungry, stay foolish” and lead her to leave there in an attempt to start her jewelry business, Wandering Soul. While starting her business she also worked in the custom cabinet business with her brother. This is the path that finally pushed her to chase that tinge in the back of her mind that would never go away…the world of real estate. She has worked with contractors and understands the construction of cabinets and details of a house on an intricate level. The extra knowledge gained from this experience gives her a different angle in real estate. She has a true passion for making people happy and helping them find the place that will make them say “it feels like home.”
Yes life has taken her to unexpected, “how did I get here” moments but everything led to this. Ashley has spent a lifetime in the customer service industry. She’s a true local who could never get too far from the beach. Baldwin County is a place she knows from north to south and east to west. She’s full of ambition and tenacity, with a side of quirky and a lot to prove. She’s not here to tell you a bunch of sales gimmicks and words she’s here to show, do, work. So if The Boykin Experience is for you feel free to contact her any day, anytime!