Owner/Real Estate Advisor

Jacob Watkins

He began his real estate career with a small boutique firm out of Miramar Beach in late 2015.


Owner/Real Estate Advisor

License #



(850) 786-2991


[email protected]


4042 E. County Hwy 30A, #D , Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


About Jacob

Jacob brings years of investment, finance, accounting, small business leadership and construction experience to the real estate industry in Florida. Jacob moved to 30A in January of 2013. Raised in Fairhope, Alabama, he attended Auburn University. At Auburn Jacob was involved with a number of organizations and served as Student Government President of the university. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance both from Auburn. After graduating Auburn, Jacob joined the firm of Ernst & Young in Atlanta, GA as a financial consultant. With clients across the US, Jacob gained years of understanding in the finance, accounting and software world. After moving to Santa Rosa Beach, Jacob used his experience in a number of startups and investment opportunities in which he still participates in an advisory role.

Jacob began his real estate career with a small boutique firm out of Miramar Beach in late 2015. Jacob has continually been a top producer in the market with approximately $160M in career sales. Jacob's 2019 production numbers includes $90M+ in sold volume and $50M+ in listing volume. He was ranked as the #1 agent in Seagrove Beach, #2 agent on 30A and the #4 agent in Northwest Florida by sales production. Specializing in the luxury, new construction and new development segments; Jacob has assisted his clients and partners in designing, constructing, marketing and selling their investments.

Jacob purchased 30A Realty from Mickey and Alice in fall of 2018. In addition to owning and managing 30A Realty, Jacob is on the board of two local non-profit organizations: Food for Thought and Sonder Project. He is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Destin, the Walton County Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn University Student Affairs Advisory Board. Jacob resides in Inlet Beach with his wife, Devan, and his son, Jay. They enjoy boating, fishing, paddle-boarding, time on the beach and bike riding. Some of their favorite 30A establishments include The Summer Kitchen in Rosemary Beach, Amici in 30Avenue, FOOW in Watercolor, Chiringo in Grayton Beach, Basmati’s in Blue Mountain Beach and Great Southern in Seaside!

Why Hilary & Jacob?

Hilary Farnum-Fasth and Jacob Watkins collectively bring a mastery of new construction development, vast local real estate knowledge, proven negotiation skills, and a true mastery of the luxury market. The team is locally renowned and nationally respected for their elevated service, marketing, and unrivaled expertise in representing exceptional properties. As a result of their decades of experience, Hilary and Jacob have sold some of the area’s most significant homes while playing an integral role in shaping the built environment of the South Walton we know today.

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