At Blue Marlin Realty Group, it’s not just about the sale

Jerry Sullivan and Johnathan Hughes opened Blue Marlin Realty Group in 2009.

Since Blue Marlin Realty Group opened its doors in 2009, Jerry Sullivan and Johnathan Hughes have focused on building relationships within the Destin community and expanding their business. With the addition of new realtors and Blue Marlin Vacation Rentals, they have no plans of slowing down.

 “Ultimately, we want more vacation rentals and more properties to manage,” Sullivan said. “We want to keep expanding and growing our operation. We’re potentially looking for a second location, which means more realtors and therefore more customers.”

With a team of dedicated real estate agents who specialize in customer service, Blue Marlin Realty Group assures clients walk away with a high level of satisfaction.

“With us, it’s not just about the sale,” Sullivan said. “It’s about building relationships. Our customers become our friends.”

That level of care extends to the surrounding communities as well. Sullivan said the Blue Marlin Realty team is very active in the community, which helps them truly understand what’s going on in the market. They’ve also carefully designed their team of realtors, representing different age brackets, so they can identify with anyone who walks through their doors.

“The staff itself is what sets us apart,” Sullivan said. “We are high-energy, fun and we work hard at building relationships. We put ourselves out there in the community — donating to charities and staying active in local events. We care about the overall success of the community and want to be part of that as a local business.”

Blue Marlin Realty Group has over 30 realtors that cover properties all along the Emerald Coast. And as they look to further expand their business, they are seeking motivated realtors to join their dedicated team. And with new realtors, come new listings.

“We are taking on more and more vacation rentals — condos, beach homes and investment properties,” Sullivan said. “And I think that’s because we provide great customer service. We want the owners of these vacation rentals to feel like a part of the Blue Marlin family.”

Another way the Blue Marlin family is growing is through the military community, hiring realtors that are also active-duty military members.

“This has been a great way to break into the military market,” Sullivan said. “They have such a large presence here in Destin and the surrounding area, so we’re excited to have realtors that can truly relate to our military clients.”

So when you think of buying or selling your home, planting a business, or entrusting your investment property for rental management, Blue Marlin Realty Group encourages you to support the growth of a local business that is truly dedicated to providing clients with an unprecedented level of personal attention.

Blue Marlin Realty Group is located at 970 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. To learn more about the company and its services, contact the team at 837-7800 or email You can also find Blue Marlin Realty Group on Facebook at