The Thirty-A Review March 2020

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Merger of Homes on 30A and Engel & Völkers B y J e f f S c a r l a t t a

efforts and resources, they pride themselves on ensuring their clients find their perfect spot or sell their property at the desired price. A longtime customer, Memphis resident Jon McCreery relies on Grant and Cooper’s team as his eyes and ears to find great deals and advise him on areas he wants to explore further. “They are as much friends as business associates. They have helped many do very well in their advised real estate investments,” says McCreery. “No one else on the 17 mile stretch of 30-A has the experience or knows the market as well as this team does.”

The wide exposure this partnership offers us is a huge benefit for our clients and our agents—it is a win-win for everyone involved.

Blankenship, a licensed partner of Engel & Völkers, is excited about the new merger. “Marianne, along with her associates, has great experience and expertise and we are honored to have them be part of our growing company,” says Blankenship. “I feel the heart behind this merger is that it will be a benefit to both companies… It will create a bigger presence on the west side of 30-A, it will help get high end listings marketed, and also give sellers the broader exposure that they

Karen Holder

Marianne Grant

Beau Blankenship

M arianne Grant and Blake Cooper have an exciting new focus. The acquisition/merger of Homes on 30A by Engel & Völkers presents expanded opportunities for them as exclusive real estate advisors. Homes on 30A was owned by Brokers/Owners Karen Holder and Marianne Grant for the past 5 years. Beau Blankenship of Engel & Völkers approached them with the proposal to join forces and expand their business to include Homes On 30A’s office located on 30-A’s west end, complementing the Engel & Völkers east end location, to facilitate convenient coverage of the entire 30-A corridor. The largest added bonus is for their clients, since it allows for increased exposure and marketing solutions for their listings. Marianne Grant and Blake Cooper have been real estate partners for 16 years with 40 years of combined experience in the NW Florida real estate market. Their

expertise in the market spans from Sandestin to Inlet Beach, with a primary focus on the Scenic 30A corridor and its select communities. Properties within the 30-A area continue to realize heavy demand with appreciation steadily on the rise as the number of new people visiting and moving to the area from all over the country and the world increases. Their passion for real estate is both professional and personal, and they are able to provide unique and comprehensive insight on the area and the industry. “Marianne and I focus mainly on listening to our clients’ needs, while maintaining integrity and delivering exceptional customer service,” says Cooper. This experience is greatly appreciated by their clients. Another critical member of Grant and Cooper’s team is Joan Gough, who is in charge of data management, web updates, open houses and provides support wherever needed. With their team’s combined

could not provide before,” he adds. “We have real estate offices in our feeder markets and in Europe; this is an opportunity in which advisors could not present to sellers before which is a huge advantage. Whether buyers are coming from Denver, London, or Belize, 30-A is a great market and it is changing. We will now be able to reach all types of buyers in this market that has changed so much in a short time, period.” To discover more about Grant and Cooper at Engel & Völkers 30A Beaches visit MarianneAndBlake. com or go to 3092 West County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Marianne Grant: (850) 585-0621 Blake Cooper: (850) 218-0202

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