Eric Leitten


Five Star Properties | Search Destin and 30A Real Estate

Light on Commission, Heavy on Service.

At Five Star, if there is one truth we’ve learned about the Destin and 30A Real Estate market, it’s that the people who buy here are the people who have vacationed here. Having been a part of the vacation rental industry here, we’ve spent the past twelve years building a relationship with a number of homeowners, investors, and guests who are looking to invest or buy a second or primary home in this area. 

We don’t waste time trying to pad our pitch by promising “international exposure” in a drive-to market. We’re ready to show you 100% of people who buy here, have vacationed here first. Here’s how we target the exact buyers who are looking for homes just like yours:

  Extensive client database

Because we represent the top 200 homes (and homeowners) in the Destin and 30A area and service over 50,000 in-house guests annually (spending an average of $7,500 per week with us), we leverage an expansive database of guests and frequent visitors to the area. These are the specific people who buy property here. Anyone who tells you otherwise is mistaken.

  Social media presence

It is estimated that 67% of your business comes from someone you know, and we know a lot of people. We have been building our following on social media for years, and have over 900,000 loyal users that we reach daily through multiple channels including our Five Star Properties and Old 98 Destin pages, and The Destin Life group. These are also the people who vacation here and dream of owning property here. 

About Eric Leitten

By way of the United States Air Force, Eric has been a resident of the Emerald Coast since 2001. It didn’t take long for him to develop a fascination with the local real estate market. This interest led him to pursue his Bachelors in Finance from UCF, squeezing in real estate specific coursework wherever possible.

Eric has worked in vacation rental management along beautiful Scenic Highway 30A, specializing in owner relations and revenue management. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the rental market to help families find their ideal second home at the beach.

In his free time, Eric enjoys trips to the beach with his son Ethan and wife Donna.