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Fairhope, Alabama

Gulf States has now opened two offices representing the Alabama Division. One is stationed out of Fairhope Alabama in Baldwin Country. This area of the Gulf Coast is a thriving suburban market with great schools, a robust and diverse business sector, and high quality of life.

Gulf States has teamed up with Holyfield Properties who has served the market for the past 20 year with commercial and residential brokerage, in addition to a very active appraisal division which will remain as Holyfield Properties. This new Real Estate office will also have access to all of the other services provided by the Gulf States Companies, including Project Management, Property Management and Development.

Michael Saucier President

Meet the Fairhope Team

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Mark Minnaert


As an appraiser, Mark Minnaert has over 20 years of experience in the Mobile and Baldwin County real estate markets. This experience has led to incomparable knowledge and ongoing trends of these markets. As a longtime resident of the Downtown and Midtown areas, he possesses the inside understanding of the nuances of these less uniform areas. Having been personally involved in new construction, renovations, and investment properties throughout the Alabama Gulf Coast markets, his ability to analyze costs, opportunities, and limitations of his investment of second homes, vacations, of "Flip" properties is unparalleled. Clients appreciate his ability to accurately price unique homes, assess long-term and short-term potential in prospective purchases, and his ability to mediate creative solutions during negotiations.

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Ronald Holyfield


Ronald brings the real estate business to life. He is responsible for strategic development, portfolio advisories, and investment production services. With Ronald’s real estate valuation background and expertise in real estate, he is always on top of market conditions. He has advised regional and national banks, firms, and property owners on real estate matters over the course of his career.

Ronald knows what it takes to maximize the value real estate, while improving marketing, exposure, and overall performance of the real estate selling experience. His vision and focus have been successful in the business world and real estate community.

Alabama State Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
FHA Approved Appraiser for Alabama, Mississippi and Florida
State of Alabama Licensed Contractor
Member of the Industry Advisory Council

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Sophia Smitherman


Sophia has been a licensed Realtor since 2007. Her true passion is helping clients buy and sell homes. She has a wide range of experience in residential sales, with particular expertise in working with investors. Sophia’s extensive knowledge of Mobile and the surrounding areas help her deliver exceptional service to her clients. Her relationship skills make her a residential specialist. In return for her remarkable service and results, Sophia is rewarded with continuous referrals and repeat business.

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Steve Robinson


Realtor Steve Robinson has spent a lifetime accumulating the knowledge and experience that will make your move in the Mobile/Baldwin county area go smoothly. Whether you’re buying or selling, moving across town, or relocating from another state, you need a real estate agent who doesn’t miss a beat.

Steve grew up in Mobile, attended LSU, and completed a B.S. degree in Marketing at University of South Alabama. Steve’s thirty years of success in a family business is a testament to his abilities to build lasting relationships and manage the barrage of complex dealings when it comes to real estate. His past clients have described Steve as being patient, knowledgeable and friendly, even when circumstances are not ideal. Steve takes the time to make sure that every client stays focused on what spurred them to make their choice in the first place, while helping them in their decision making and answering every question that arises during the process. “Buying or selling a home can be intimidating and it is important to me that clients feel comfortable every step of the way”, exclaims Steve.

If you are looking for a real estate agent in the Mobile or Baldwin county area who will give personal attention, show patience throughout the entire process, and will be dedicated to serving your needs…contact Steve Robinson.