John O. Valliant joins ResortQuest Real Estate's West Fenwick office

February 2, 2013

ResortQuest Real Estate has announce that John O. "Skip" Valliant is now working at the firm’s West Fenwick location on Route 54, adjacent to Food Lion.

Valliant started his real estate career in the 1970s with English Realty, Anderson & Stokes and then became president of Central Reservations Inc. in Ocean City, Md. In 1986, he opened Bethany Beach's Seacoast Realty, which quickly became a leader in resort area real estate sales and rentals with offices in Dagsboro, Ocean View and Bethany Beach. Valliant sold the company to Carl M. Freeman Associates in 2004, and in 2008 Seacoast became part of ResortQuest Real Estate. Valliant has remained active with the company through the acquisitions and is now part of the ResortQuest Real Estate team.

Valliant will focus on farms, commercial, development and investment real estate in Delaware and Maryland, as well as listing and selling general brokerage real estate. Valliant has been a real estate consultant for Sussex County Council, the City of Rehoboth Beach and the Town of Millsboro. He was the developer of Salt Meadows Townhomes in Fenwick Island, and also put together the land acquisition package for the development now known as Bayside, off Route 54 west of Fenwick Island.

“We are very happy that Skip will be associated with our West Fenwick office,” said Brigit Taylor, ResortQuest’s managing broker. “Skip's extensive knowledge of real estate in our market area will make him a great addition to our West Fenwick office.”

Valliant is an active member of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, the Delaware Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, as well as the Coastal Association of Realtors and the Maryland Association of Realtors. Valliant has served on numerous local, state and national Realtor committees and was named Sussex County Association of Realtors' Realtor of the Year in 1993 and Delaware Realtor of the Year in 1995. Valliant is a member of Delaware Masonic Lodge No. 37 in Dagsboro, Fenwick Island Lions Club and Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church. He has also served on Gov. Tom Carper’s Advisory Council on Game and Fish.

Since the 1970s, ResortQuest Real Estate has been, and continues to be, a real estate leader in southeast Sussex County. ResortQuest provides comprehensive real estate services, from listing and selling resort, residential and commercial properties to renting vacation, seasonal and long term rentals, as well as offering professional association management services to dozens of communities. For information on starting a fulfilling career in real estate, contact Brigit Taylor at 302-541-8780, email or visit

Visit Valliant at the ResortQuest West Fenwick office on Route 54 in the Fenwick Plaza or call him at 302-462-7732.

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