An Investment in Your Lifestyle

Story and photography courtesy of Brad Reese

As the leader of the Walton Group at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida, my passion for people and a passion for the Scenic Highway 30-A lifestyle is at the heart of my business and personal life. Growing up in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I was always drawn to the outdoors and spent much of my time playing sports, hiking scenic trails in the Ozark Mountains, and exploring Northwest Arkansas. I moved to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in 2014 and instantly adopted this exhilarating new outdoor lifestyle filled with sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, boating, fishing the flats of the Choctawhatchee Bay, and walking my dogs on the Point Washington State Forest trails. The laid-back beach life we have here is unlike anything I’ve experienced elsewhere and truly is the first thing people fall in love with when they arrive on 30-A. I feel incredibly fortunate to have planted my roots here and to have the privilege of helping others do the same.

I am a second-generation real estate agent—the business seems to run in my blood. I attended Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and later spent six years living and working in New Orleans, where my mother is a top-producing agent. My first few years in 30-A real estate launched me into a highly fulfilling business at a globally respected brokerage where I have had the honor of representing countless individuals and families as they buy and sell spectacular properties. Since the start of 2020, my team, the Walton Group, has over $70 million in pending and sold volume.

The Walton Group is a dynamic collection of experienced real estate professionals who share the same dedication and work ethic. For me, real estate representation is about much more than the act of a sale; it’s an opportunity to get to know new people, hear their stories, and strengthen my relationships within the community. People from all walks of life find their way to our slice of paradise—people I might never have had the chance to know had I not positioned myself in this market. Many of our transactions have led to genuine friendships, shared beach days, and adventures followed by laughs over dinner—far greater blessings to me than any commission.

We see a whole movement now as more people recognize the value in their way of life and discover the hidden gem that is Northwest Florida as a great place to live. Current homeowners are also seizing the opportunity to maximize their return and reallocate their investment into a better fit for their family without leaving 30-A. In this unprecedented market we are experiencing on the Emerald Coast, homeowners considering listing and prospective homebuyers alike must select their real estate representation carefully and intentionally. Partnering with an agent who is well connected in the local network of brokers, has extensive experience, and is diligently mining for the perfect property or the perfect buyer is the best—and possibly only—way to achieve those goals. With a dramatic increase in off-market deals executed, buyers who choose to wait until the perfect property shows up in the MLS will likely not know about it until it’s already been sold. Meanwhile, a seller’s choice of agent could make a difference of tens of thousands of dollars left on the table.

The Walton Group is dedicated to constant research and maintaining great relationships with our fellow realtors in the community.

We have the experience and know-how to dig for the right home and maximize the return on your new property. Nothing gives our team more excitement than making the perfect match between people and their 30-A investment.

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