Marion Laney, Seen it & Done it on the Gulf Coast's "ForgottenGu (ACP Real Estate, inc) Real Estate Agent



Marion Laney
Seen it & Done it on the Gulf Coast's "ForgottenGu
location_on Dauphin Island, AL — ACP Real Estate, inc
Get to Know Marion Laney

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   Seen It-Done It  Marion’s transactions of primary homes, 2nd homes, investment property, auctions, 1031 exchanges, lots, land and developments positions him to understand your needs. He has investment/rental property on Dauphin Islands West End and on the islands East End while maintaining property in Atlanta and Florida’s Panhandle where he also held a Florida Real Estate license.

   Understanding Traditions  A native of historic Cheraw, SC (founded in 1750). He and his parents managed over 300 acres of crops, cattle and timber. During this time he consulted with his father on various property developments while maintaining concern for ecological balance and wildlife ecosystems.    Ever Expanding Contacts  Participating on the pilot episodes for Food Networks "Good Eats" series with Alton Brown, Marion was involved in continuing the development of the series, through it's 14th season. Marion and Dana Popoff are partners in, ideaWercs, Inc which provides production and program development for Food Network, Bridgestone Golf, Yamaha Golf Cars and others.  Also, as a national Committee Menmber on the pretigious James Beard Foundation he continues to influence national food media. Through these endeavors Marion expands the marketing exposure of Dauphin Island for Real Estate buyers and sellers.

   You say "I want a home like ...."  I Will Know What You Mean   Marion has had the opportunity to travel all over the world in his business including Chile, France, Spain, Italy, Bolivia, Mexico, Virgin Islands (US & British), Iceland, Hawaii, Bermuda, Ireland, etc. and has always been on the lookout for the secluded beach villages and town markets. The same was true while growing up along the East coast where many relatives had coastal property in S.C. (Cherry Grove, Beaufort, Charleston, Sullivan's Island, Fripp Island and Bluffton) and FL (Titusville, Cocoa Beach). The old style beach and fishing villages have always been part of his coastal vernacular. Throughout the years he has spent around the water he has had the rhythm of the seas in his blood.

   I Call This Area "The Forgotten Gulf"™   After discovering the Florida Panhandle Marion spent time (and invested) around Cape San Blas, Apalachicola, Seagrove, Seaside and Port St. Joe. As those areas began growing rapidly, he continued to seek out a slower pace which harkened back to the natural rhythms of the sea. Marion was so impressed on his first visit to Dauphin Island that he purchased two properties. One was his Gulf view home on President Jefferson Ct. located on the islands West End and a dune lot in DeSoto Landing on the islands East End. Marion understands the bittersweet trials of coastal ownership as the home he originally purchased on President Jefferson Ct known as "Surf Sand & Sun" was taken by Katrina and he has built a new Gulf view cottage which was offered for rental as “Chill Out”.  Through his marketing "Chill Out" became the most rented non-Gulf Front house on the island.  

     New Construction-No Problem  Marion has been around construction in various capacities starting with his father owning a sawmill, renovating homes in Columbia and in Atlanta partnering with his wife, who is a graduate of Cornel University’s schools of Architecture and Interior Design, to renovate and build new homes for personal use and investment. Their most recent personal Atlanta home has been featured in Home and Jezebel magazines. Bon Appetit and Southern Living magazines have also featured the “Good Eats” kitchen, located in their home, which Dana designed. Marion initially chose to affiliate himself with now Alabama Realty,LLC, office on Dauphin Island because of the development experience.  The now retired broker had developed on Ono Island and gated gulf front communities on Dauphin Island (DeSoto Landing & Audubon Place).

     Marion is now associated with ACP Real Estate, which is also based on Dauphin Island but with additional offices in the region.  This dynamic company has a keen grasp for the local markets and is very involved in the community with positions on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce and Property Owners Association's. ACP also represents the premier condo complex on Dauphin Island, the luxurious gulf front Holiday Isle condominiums. Marion is planning other building projects on Dauphin Island and nearby areas using a modular systems approach after building "Chill Out" and will also incorporate Green, sustainable and Energy Star systems in future construction. He follows developments in New Ruralism, New Urbanism and Placemaking. Since locating to DI he has befriended many local residents and transplants who share the awe that such a serene place continues to exist in our modern era.

    Connected? Of Course Whether in the office, car, home or ON THE BEACH Marion has direct wireless access to new listing websites, up to the minute mortgage info. Using the newest technology from Verizon, Microsoft, Google, Sony and Apple, Marion stays connected for his clients. His 8 passenger 4x4 SUV comes equipped with GPS, wireless networking, printer, fax and scanner. Property viewing by watercraft as well as airport pickup on DI or in Mobile can be arranged with prior notice...   

Let Me Help You To Buy or Sell The Dream  Marion brings wide ranging expertise and enthusiasm to the Real Estate experience and is available to assist with all aspects of marketing/purchasing/building primary residences, second homes, investment property, real estate auctions, 1031 exchanges, lots, land and development opportunities.    


Dauphin Island & Mobile=Forgotten Gulf. A barrier island w/ stunning 2nd Hm, investment & retirement home/lots/condos (Holiday Isle). Gulf front, Dune lots. 1031's Closest beach to Austal & Airbus