30A local Properties launched in the summer of 2013 by way of a very simplistic plan… ‘Let’s do what we love and have fun doing it.’ Which raised the next question: How do we do that? Again, simplicity was the driving force behind the answer: ‘Share what we know…with EXCELLENCE.’ Having established our core principle and mode of progress, we were off to the races!
Fast forwarding to today, we are fully operational at our first location in Grayton Beach Florida. Specializing in real estate transactions along South Walton’s iconic 30A, we bring decades of local, sales, listing, legal and banking knowledge to the industry. We carry both a CCIM® designation, reflecting our team skill sets in commercial and investment property, and a CRE® designation, indicating our affiliation with the Counsel of Real Estate–an organization of just 1,200 individuals internationally who have been invited for their real estate consulting expertise.
The 30A Local Properties team is second to no individual or firm in their experience in and passion for the greater South Walton County community. We are committed to her heritage. Yes, we show up every day to earn a living, and it is true that we are involved in environmental preservation efforts in order to protect our number one asset. BUT…it really is bigger than that for us: This incredible stretch of beach is our home. This is where we were raised and are raising our own. This is why we fight for her. This is why we and our families are involved in the community and seek a voice in it. This is why we donate time and money to humanitarian and environmental outreach. So, yes, we are here to earn a living but, we are here also and intently focused on, building a healthy community.
"“We had the opportunity to work with Murray Balkcom last fall to purchase our home in Watercolor. Murray was diligent in understanding our needs and concerns around the purchase of a second home in the 30A area. Murray was mindful of our needs, budget and preferences in scheduling properties for viewing and provided honest and fair feedback on each of the properties we viewed. Murray’s experience in the marketplace proved extraordinarily helpful; whether working out details with the sellers agents, recommending businesses for touch ups and repairs or suggesting a property management company, it was clear he understands the ins and outs of the 30A corridor.
Beyond his professionalism and marketplace expertise, Murray is a genuine person who loves what he does and makes the experience enjoyable and memorable for his clients. When the time comes to list our Water Color home, you can be sure Murray will be our listing agent.”