Chris Harper

Owner – Operator


With a National Builders License through the International Code Council, holding a General C License with the PPRBD, and eighteen years of building experience, Chris has dedicated himself, with his “Can Do” personality, to always putting the customer first.

Building anything from custom multi-million dollar homes to renovating the old 18 and 19th-century Victorians and designing and finishing to-the-notch, custom basement finishes and kitchen makeovers, Chris’ reputation for attention to detail, quality of, and impeccable customer service won him Builder of the Year Award two years in a row. This reputation and recognition also put his name and business in the Business Hall of Fame Award for 2018 for “Best Of”.


Chris has always had a strong passion and deep understanding for real estate. He not only excels in the building side of things, but in the investment side of real estate as well. Chris and his wife have invested in multiple properties and have built, flipped, or renovated many amazing homes in many different states over the years. They currently own three investment properties in the Destin area, which has opened up the avenue for Chris to further his passion in real estate by becoming an agent himself. Now currently working full time under Real Joy Properties, a Licensed Real Estate Brokerage firm in Destin Florida, Chris strives to further devote his skills and knowledge to assist buyers and sellers in and around the Destin area by bringing a unique perspective to the market.


Chris knows what it means to put the best interest of his clients first. Bringing a very unique builders’ eye perspective to every appointment, whether buying or selling, anyone who is looking to buy a new or used home will greatly benefit from the vast knowledge that Chris has developed over the past 18 years. Having extensive knowledge in building requirements, regulations, and what a quality home is supposed to look like, Chris can advise you throughout the process so that you have the best information prior to making or accepting any offers. Chris’ vast knowledge in code requirements in his 18 years of building experience gives you direct access to his inspection background with any home that you might be interested in purchasing before any inspections are even required or paid for. Although he will not be performing any “formal” inspections on any property, Chris has an intimate understanding of building and home construction and can see things that the everyday homeowner nor agent would be able to see. Chris is a visionary and his creative approach to problem-solving can bring inspiration to any buyer who is looking for that special property in order that they may put their personal “touch” into it. Whether you are buying your first home along the Emerald Coast, investing in our incredible economy, or looking to sell your wonderful home and find something else, Chris Harper with Real Joy Properties will always be open and honest with every transaction and will work diligently with you to see your goals become reality.