AboutEmerald Coast Association of Realtors
ECAR is a 501 (c)(6) organization made up of more than 4,000 REALTOR® members covering Okaloosa and Walton counties ready to serve buyers, sellers and the public. Thanks to volunteer leadership, committee members and staff, ECAR helps REALTORS® so that REALTORS® can help their customers and clients.
The mission of the Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS® is to assist the members in achieving an exemplary level of professionalism, integrity, and fair business practice and to enhance the REALTOR® image to the public by providing its members with the best available education, products, and services they need to succeed. To protect private property rights, influence legislation, and to be recognized as involved citizens of the community.
2023 Board of Directors
2023 Area Directors
Ft Walton Beach
2023 Florida Realtor Directors
2023 Florida Realtors District Vice President
2023 NAR Directors
Joe Capelotti, ECAR
Keith Wood, ECAR
Meet our President, Joe Capelotti
After growing up in the military, Joe followed his father’s footsteps as a United States Air Force as a non-commissioned officer. He enlisted in July 1983. Joe attended his basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas and his Jet Engine Mechanic Training at Chanute AFB, Illinois and then was assigned to Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina Soon after moving there, met his wife, Lisa Black, in 1984. They were married in 1985 and had their first child, Tyler soon after.
In 2005 Joe took the steps to set up his 2nd career by obtaining his real estate license and began helping his fellow military counter-parts, friends in purchasing and selling their homes under the brokerage of Coastal Realty Services. Joe’s military career came to an honorable close in Aug of 2009 when he officially retired from the USAF after 26 years and later took on a position as the Maintenance Director for the same company and their 600+ rental program.
Joe’s commitment to ensuring the Realtor Profession as well as his local associations ability to strengthen their community awareness and trust is unsurpassed and on display daily within his Realtor family. His high respect and trust amongst his peers is always evident. This was also highly evident with his selection as Vice President of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors for calendar year 2021 and onward to President in 2023 as well as his selection for the 2020 Ft Walton Beach Realtor of the Year and 2020 Emerald Coast Association Realtor of the Year awards.