Erin Oden consistently ranks as a top producer in the luxury market, leading her team at Coastal Luxury, closing +$250 million in residential sales, closing +$50 million in 2017. Erin is the principal broker and owner of Coastal Luxury. Coastal Luxury maintains a strong emphasis on intimate market knowledge and a high level of investment in focused niche marketing. Staying closely attuned to trends to keep clients aligned with the market for peak opportunity, as well as strategically marketing clients’ properties above the expectation and the competition has proven successful and rewarding.
"I spent my formative years as an expat, growing up in Paris, France. While living in Paris, our holidays – spring breaks and long summers – were spent at my family’s condo in Destin, Florida. Truly, the best of both worlds! On spring break when I was 15, I met a good-looking local beach boy. Several years later, I moved to the beach and married him! Jon and I now have two daughters and enjoy watching them grow up on the very same beaches.
The international lifestyle I led growing up became my culture and Paris my home. I can easily agree with Gertrude Stein’s sentiments, “America is my country but Paris is my home.” It is also easy to agree with what all who love the Emerald Coast have found to be true – these really are the most beautiful beaches in the world.
I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Communication and Business before pursuing real estate. My husband, Jon, and I began investing in local real estate when we were first married, and Jon also pursued building and development opportunities. I studied the market and trends for years as we made our own personal investments, and a real estate career seemed like a natural fit for me. I obtained my license in 2005.
I started my real estate career at a small boutique brokerage in Seaside, Florida. After gaining a bit of experience and obtaining my Broker license to further my education and knowledge base, I was invited to join a luxury boutique firm in the fall of 2009. I spent several successful years building my business, team and brand, focusing my sales on the luxury market and top production. In 2015, I opened the Coastal Luxury brokerage.
It has been an exciting and busy time to work in the secondary market. I enjoy the opportunity of walking clients step-by-step through the purchase and sales process and developing our relationships along the way. Emphasis and a strong investment in marketing is a top priority in representing luxury properties that demand to be showcased on par with their finish level. This concentration in marketing has proved successful for exposure in an ever-changing, high tech market of savvy and diverse buyers.
My sales are focused on the secondary luxury and investment market along the coastal communities of the Scenic 30A corridor and Destin. I pride myself on a client relationship defined by a high level of communication and providing thorough and complete property information for my clients to make confident, informed decisions.
I am blessed to be well-traveled and have yet to come across any beaches that match the beauty of these sugar sands and emerald waters. My husband, Jon, and I live on 30A in Seagrove Beach with our two girls, Hannah and Lela. We absolutely love calling this area “home.” Bike riding on 30A, the opportunity to go to the beach at the drop of a hat year-round, walking to the beach every afternoon at sunset – these are just a few of our favorite things. The coastal lifestyle is, in itself, luxury. Beyond the beauty of the sugar sand and the emerald waters, it is the lifestyle here on the Emerald Coast that is so easy and fun to sell. “C’est la vie!” "