Blue Marlin Realty Group has announced the expansion of their real estate and vacation rental company with the purchase of an office on Scenic Highway 30A. Located at 4987 County Highway 30A in Seacrest, the new location will serve as an office for Blue Marlin Realty Group realtors and a check in location for vacation rental guests. 

The local community is invited to celebrate the Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting and reception with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 4:30 p.m.

“With the booming real estate market in the 30A area, we knew that Santa Rosa Beach would be the perfect place for our second office,” said Blue Marlin Realty Group Co-broker and Co-Owner, Jerry Sullivan.

With the expansion of Blue Marlin Realty Group, Manual Vargas has been hired as director of operations, overseeing both the Destin and 30A offices.

Originally from South Florida, Vargas was brought up around rental properties in Miami and Orlando. His real estate background includes five years as a community association manager (cam) at a large homeowner'​s property and five years as a real estate broker in Orlando and Destin. Prior to his work as a CAM, Vargas was a professional photographer with ABC News in Orlando with assignments from Hawaii to Paris including six months in Marbella, Spain. After discovering Destin while visiting his brother in Pensacola, Vargas bought a home with his VA Bill.

“We are so thankful for the success that we have seen since opening Blue Marlin Realty Group in 2009," said Johnathan Hughes, co-broker and co-owner of Blue Marlin Realty Group. "We are confident that hiring Manuel Vargas and purchasing our 30A location are two exciting milestones in our growth.”

One of the area’s fastest growing real estate and vacation rental companies, Blue Marlin Realty Group continues to seek new realtors as well as homes and condos throughout the Emerald Coast to expand their vacation rental inventory. For more information contact Johnathan Hughes or Jerry Sullivan at 850-837-7800.