A new real estate company has opened in South Walton, but with old familiar faces.
Bobby Johnson opened 30A Local Properties in June with broker/partner Jack Emerick and called on his old partner, Garner Chandler, to come rejoin him.
"We have such an incredibly good working relationship that it made perfect sense,” said
"John thought if he bought the beach house I would get it out of my system of wanting to move here," she says with a laugh. "But I would cry all the way to
John finally gave up and quit his commercial banking job and the family moved to the beach full time 10 years ago, relocating their middle school children. He now owns Yellowfin Ocean Sports, which has three locations.
Prior to moving, though, she earned her Florida Real Estate license.
"I got it to teach myself a skill so I could live here, and in 2004 when I got it, no one was making a living with it here," she recalls. "We sold everything, made the move to this beautiful area, and reinvented ourselves."
She originally worked with Davis Properties at
"It's like coming full circle," said
"Bobby grew up here, as did his wife, who graduated from
In addition to their longevity in the area,
"We know the people here; we know the streets; we know beautiful 30A and we really are 30A local," she said.
30A Local Properties is located at