A local expert as much as a real estate agent, James Watts uses his unique background and interests to help clients achieve their goals and make the process enjoyable. A Mississippi native, James discovered the Emerald Coast when summer jobs brought him here as a kid. He believes this region is difficult to surpass — a profound sentiment given that he’s lived in or traveled to a host of coastal towns across Florida, the U.S., and the world.
James learned the basics of real estate and finance as an undergraduate student before advancing to the intricacies of contracts, deals, business partnerships, and transactions while earning his graduate law degree from Ole Miss. James draws upon his integrated knowledge to successfully facilitate and close deals for his real estate clients, and he owes his service skills to his earlier career in the hospitality management sector. James is also a walking regional guide, thanks to his passionate interest in everything that’s happening on the Emerald Coast. Knowing that the area’s lifestyle is as enticing as its beachfront properties, James can advise on restaurants and local activities as much as he can about the nuances of a real estate transaction.
James’ client demographics reflect Florida’s widespread appeal. He caters mainly to second-home buyers and property investors, but he also serves transplants and businesses seeking prime investment opportunities. James also enjoys working with investors and builders on new construction and development opportunities. Behind every transaction is a reason why someone gravitates toward the Emerald Coast or chooses to remain here, and James handles each one with integrity and by consistently placing his clients' interests above his own.
James has been a Florida resident since 2010. He lives on 30A with his wife, where they enjoy walking their dog along the beach and watching the sunset over the Gulf. James also engages in many outdoor activities to which he happily introduces his clients, including boating, golfing, biking, paddle boarding, and waterskiing.