As the founder of our team, Tanika O’Brien embodies the 30A lifestyle. She knows that she and her family are incredibly blessed to live, work, and play here, and her mission is to help everyone experience those same things.
Tanika’s journey to 30A is much like many others. It may even remind you of your journey. She, her husband Steve, and their two Frenchies vacationed on the coast for years, always yearning for year-round Florida sun. They decided to pack up their bags and keep their feet in the sand, moving from Raleigh, North Carolina, after Steve was offered a job in the home building industry while the couple was soaking up as much 30A vacation time as possible. Moving to their favorite beach town was like hitting the jackpot.
Tanika says: “Most locals will tell you the newness and excitement of living at the beach never wear off; I still pinch myself after nine years when I think how lucky I am to live in such a spectacularly beautiful place.”
Tanika and Steve love the slow pace of life, and the time it affords them to appreciate the simpler parts of life, like riding bikes to Grayton Beach, loading the golf cart with their two pups and going down to Shunk Gulley for oysters, or hopping on the boat to catch dinner. Of course, nothing can quite top the gorgeous sunsets and memories they’ve made with friends and family in the sun. The best part of all is that now the return trip home is only a matter of minutes, not hours.
Along with a genuine love for 30A beach life, Tanika brings a wealth of experience to the team. For about eight years, she has worked for NatureWalk, a new construction company outside of Seaside and Watercolor, meeting wonderful people who trusted her to help them buy and sell properties. Her natural inclination for real estate meant those sales turned into referrals. It’s no surprise she was NatureWalk’s top-selling agent for seven years.
Tanika loves the Emerald Coast and knows that it is the perfect home for people who, just like her, want to enjoy the beach lifestyle all year long. From Destin to Panama City Beach, she works hard to connect buyers with sellers and find a perfect match for all.
Here's TO The Happy Times! The Tanika O’Brien Group approaches each client relationship with elevated service and proven results. Whether you are looking for your slice of paradise, acquiring a comparative market analysis, or getting the latest market update, our skilled and dedicated team delivers your gateway to scenic 30A.