Bernie Schmelz wants to help you and your family find that perfect slice of paradise just like he and his family have. Bernie has broad experience in development, construction and remodeling and knows just what to look for to help you in your search for your perfect home. Bernie joined EXIT Gulf Coast Realty after a successful career with Virginia DOT, the NY State Department of State, and several localities as well as the owner of several businesses. His professional experience in negotiating large contracts, major rezonings and legislative initiatives is a welcome addition to EXIT Gulf Coast Realty. Bernie Schmelz holds a Master’s Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. In addition he successfully completed Contract Negotiation training through the Karras Institute, and training as a Building Code Inspector. Bernie is also fluent in both French and Spanish. For fun Bernie spends time with his family, is a licensed commercial pilot, an avid sailor and fisherman.