The Thirty-A Review July 2020

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updates, open houses, and provides support wherever needed. With their team’s combined efforts and resources, they pride themselves on ensuring their clients find their perfect spot—or sell their property at the desired price… while most importantly, enjoying the ride. Blankenship, a licensed part- ner of Engel & Völkers, is excited about the new merger. “Marianne, along with her associates, have 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; as it will create a bigger presence on the west side of 30-A, it will help get high end listings marketed effec- tively, and also give sellers the broader exposure that they could not provide before,” he adds. “We have real estate offices in our feeder markets and in Europe, an oppor- tunity (our) advisors could not present to sellers before, which is a huge advantage. Whether buyers

Grant and Cooper’s 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.

M arianne Grant and Blake Cooper have an exciting new focus for 2020. The acquisi- tion/merger of Homes on 30A by Engel & Völkers presents expanded opportunities for them as exclusive real estate advisors. The largest added bonus is for their clients, allowing for increased exposure and marketing solutions for their listings. 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 the west end of 30-A, complementing Engel & Völkers’s east end location to facilitate convenient coverage of the entire 30-A corridor. Grant and Cooper have been real estate partners for 16 years and have 40 years of combined experience in the NW Florida Real Estate market. Market knowledge coupled with dedication and consistency describe this dynamic team. Their expertise in the market spans from Sandestin to Inlet Beach, with a primary focus on the

Blake Cooper and Marianne Grant

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 continues to grow. Grant and Cooper’s 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

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,” he adds. To discover more about Grant and Cooper at Engel & Völkers 30A Beaches, visit 3092 West County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 Marianne Grant: (850) 585-0621 Blake Cooper: (850) 218-0202

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