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  • Bring Paradise to Your Front Door with These Five Jaw-Dropping Oceanfront Homes

    by Watson Realty | Jun 13, 2018

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Florida? For many out-of-towners and locals alike, it’s the beach. Vacationers flock to the Sunshine State in droves every year to enjoy the picturesque beaches that Florida lifers get to call home year-round.

    And when we say home, we mean it. With its crystal-clear oceans, perfect sandy beaches, and general seaside ambience, Florida is practically tailor-made for jaw-dropping oceanfront homes. Finding the perfect coastal chateau for your tastes can be hard with so many options, but we’re here to help.

    Here are five of the most exquisite oceanfront homes Northeast Florida has to offer.  

    High-Rise Views of Daytona Beach
    Daytona Beach, FL

    Ever dreamed of owning your own posh condo at the top of a towering high-rise overlooking the ocean? This Daytona Beach home, where you have the floor to yourself, is the answer to that very specific dream. Natural light bathes the open floorplan, creating a relaxing ambience whether you’re gazing out at the waves or preparing a snack in the kitchen. Modern upgrades like smart thermostats and a private elevator entrance straight to the unit make this condo a true dream home.

    Rolling Sand Dunes Just Outside Your Window
    Atlantic Beach, FL

    No matter which room you’re in, you’ll never be far from stunning views in this coastal abode. Enjoy breakfast against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean in the dining room or get some work done in the office where you’ll be soothed by the gorgeous white sand dunes just outside your window. Massive vaulted ceilings complement the open floorplan with chic rustic touches, giving this home a truly expansive feel.

    A Stately Slice of Ponte Vedra Living
    1205 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

    This truly majestic Ponte Vedra Beach home offers up multiple ways to satisfy your need for summer time fun. Fire up the grill for a cookout in the summer kitchen. Take the built-in water slide for a spin or just enjoy floating in the sprawling pool. And of course, the beach is no more than a few steps away. The interior doesn’t disappoint, either. A ballroom-esque living area welcomes you inside, while the spacious master suite is tucked away when you’re craving some peace and quiet.

    Timeless Elegance Defines this Oceanfront Estate
    1075 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

    Nestled on a private stretch of Ponte Vedra Boulevard, this palatial estate boasts oceanfront living with an elegant touch.  Arched doorways and octagonal rooms work simultaneously to show off the gorgeous beach views and let in lots of natural light. Following its complete renovation between 2006 and 2008, upgrades have been continuously added on to ensure this house catches the eye of any luxury shopper.

    Two Homes, One Stunning View
    9097 Old A1A, St. Augustine, FL 32080

    This dream home comes with many of the great features you’d expect from an oceanfront home – incredible views, expansive backyard, and lots of natural light, to name a few. But it also has something else none of the other homes on this list can claim: a detached rental/guest house! Separately metered and completely self-sufficient, the guest house can be used as a rental home to bring in some extra income or as a cozy spot for your guests to sleep.

  • Watson Realty Corp.’s John Khoury Visits LeadingRE Brokerage In Tel Aviv, Israel

    by Watson Realty | Jun 12, 2018

    John Khoury, sales associate at Watson Realty Corp.’s Atlantic Beach office, recently traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel and visited with a fellow Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) brokerage, Israel Prime Real Estate. Khoury, an Israeli native, practiced Law and Insurance Sales in the country before moving to the United States in 2004. Khoury’s time in the United States allowed him to return to Israel with a new perspective. He learned about the unique real estate practices in Tel Aviv and fostered valuable international relationships with industry leaders in the area.

     

    With the help of Shannon Cotta from our Watson Relocation Services team, Khoury arranged a meeting with Israel Prime Real Estate’s CEO, Yosi Navon, Relocation Director, Leor Perry, and real estate associate, Angelina Gershon. They discussed the state of the market in Israel and Khoury shared a presentation on investment opportunities in the strong real estate market of Northeast Florida, specifically Jacksonville. He was also able to leave behind a custom presentation book and gift a few iconic Watson jar openers as a thank you for their hospitality.

     

    “I originally planned a trip to Israel in April of this year to visit family and attend my niece’s wedding, but after speaking with my Broker, Ann Shahin, I decided it would also be a great opportunity to create a referral source of international buyers and sellers between our two countries,” said Khoury. “Overall, it was a very exciting and eye-opening experience.”

     

    About Israel Prime Real Estate   

    Israel Prime Real Estate is owned by Israel Prime Club, which is the leading exclusive club of Israel. Israel Prime Real Estate offers the best properties available in Israel in terms of location and quality of the properties. With the best local knowledge and connections, Israel Prime Real Estate can offer an array of properties all over Israel including Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Caesarea, Hertzeliya, Natanya, Savyon, and other top location cities.

     

    About Watson Realty Corp.

    Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,400 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services, Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

     

    For more information about Watson Realty Corp., please visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com

  • Why Your Listing Associate Matters When Selling

    by Watson Realty | May 30, 2018

    Making the decision to sell your home typically comes after many hours of careful thought, perhaps lists of pros and cons, and determining how this significant life change will affect your short and long-term goals. Choosing the right listing associate for such a large milestone should also come with careful planning, thought, and consideration for your specific needs. Check out the benefits of hiring the right listing associate below:

    1. List your home at the right price: The science is conclusive, that homes command top-dollar when they sell within the first 30 days on the market. The right listing associate will have a keen sense of the local market valuations, comparable homes for sale, and the buyers that are interested in your home. This collective information will inform a list price that gives you the best return on your investment and sells your house in the first 30 days on the market. 

    2.  Present your home in the best light: An experienced listing associate knows what it takes to get a home noticed and sold. Professional home photography, staging, strategic open houses, and more will put your home’s best foot forward and ensure you receive the best possible sale price. 

    3.  More buyer exposure: The average homeowner sells a home once every 7-15 years. It’s no surprise that most homeowners are not up-to-date on current homebuying trends, marketing, or the most cost-effective improvements. The right listing associate has the technology, tools, and resources to expose your listing to the maximum amount of potential buyers and can garner more interest through strategic marketing. 

    4.  Saves you money and time: The right listing associate will ultimately command the highest possible price for your home sale, putting more money in your pocket. Their strategic marketing works for you so you don’t have to, giving you more time for the things that matter (like packing up!). Watson Realty Corp. has a unique model to streamline the sale of your home with our Family of Services. We can provide guidance, support, and assistance with every step of the home-selling process, ensuring that you receive top-dollar for your biggest investment. You need a competitive, experienced listing associate in your corner – let Watson Realty Corp.’s 50+ years of real estate experience do the hard work for you.

     

    For more information about selling your home, call us today at (800) 257-5143 or complete the form on this page."

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Salespersons and Listers of the Month for April 2018

    by Watson Realty | May 23, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to recognize and congratulate the top Salespersons and Listers from each office for the month of April. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to providing Legendary Quality Service!

     

    North Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Beard Team – Ponte Vedra

    Debbie Shagnea Group – Mandarin South

    David and Clair Team – San Marco/San Jose & Mandarin North

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

    Sharon McEleny – Hodges

    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island

    Karen DeLoach – Ponte Vedra

    Shimon Meir – Mandarin North

    Belinda Felscher – Avondale/Ortega

    Pondo/Miller Team – Nocatee

    Patti Center – Duval Station

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    Judy Lassiter – Nocatee

    Rita Hall Team – St. Marys

    Lee LaComb – Intracoastal

    Sam Sell – Amelia Island

    Pam Hodges – Hidden Hills

    Palmer Marketing Group – Atlantic Beach

    Mark Tanzler – Mandarin South

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Gerry Williamson – South Beach

    Hudnall Team – Southside

    Sara Conrad – Ft. Caroline

    Will Vasana – Southside

    Brandi Burton – St. Marys

    Impact Team – South Beach

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Olga Smirnoff – San Marco/San Jose

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Debbie Shagnea Group – Mandarin South

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Laura Brannen – Mandarin North

    Rita Hall Team – St. Marys

    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Kay Stalvey – Duval Station

    Missy DeKay – Ponte Vedra

    Miffy Calhoun – Hodges

    K & B Kennedy Team – Atlantic Beach

    Ash-Rose Team – Nocatee

    Corinne Grant – Avondale/Ortega

    David and Clair Team – Mandarin North

    Angie Clausen – Intracoastal

    Lisa Benedict – Mandarin South

    Louan Ruthven – Hidden Hills

    Tatum Taylor – St. Marys

    Ray Team – Ponte Vedra

    The Transition Team – San Marco/San Jose

    Bowen Team – Avondale/Ortega

    Bruce Doueck – Amelia Island

    Janine Basford – Southside

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Misty Phillips – Nocatee

    Olga Smirnoff – San Marco/San Jose

    David Gatto – South Beach

    Impact Team – South Beach

    Hudnall Team – Southside

     

    North Central Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Pat LeRoy Team – St. Augustine

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Debby Duenow – St. Augustine

    Robert Holmquist – St. Augustine Beach

    Michael Mooney – Tioga

    Krawczyk Team – Chafee Rd.

    Deirdre Murphy – Gainesville

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Mako Real Estate Group – Palm Coast

    Cornelia Downing Manfre – Hammock

    Stephanie Olsen – St. Johns

    Dee Hawkins – Palm Coast

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Mark Feagle – Orange Park Blanding

    Christine Gaskill – Fleming Island

    Karrie Forrester – Middleburg

    Pam Fore – Chaffee Rd.

    Sallie Ross Team – Fleming Island

    Your Holm Team – Middelburg

    Craig Leathers – Putnam County

    Philip Becker – Ocala 

    Listers of the Month

     

    Dawn Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Lindsey Denmark – Fleming Island

    Deirdre Murphy – Gainesville

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    David Neves – St. Johns

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Doug Tackett – Middleburg

    Jason Hartley – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Krawczyk Team – Chafee Rd.

    Pam Fore – Chafee Rd.

    Sherron Skibo – Palm Coast

    Tara Presser – St. Augustine Beach

    Michele Scaponi – St. Augustine

    Mary Goss-Crowson – Hammock

    Ellen Dittman – Orange Park Blanding

    Pat LeRoy Team – St. Augustine

    Megan Farrell Team – Hammock

    Whitney Redford – Putnam County

    Michael Mooney – Tioga

    Johanson Team – Palm Coast

    Gayle Alliston – Ocala

     

     

    Central Florida Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Fran Zvaigzne – Oviedo

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Eve Metlis – Orlando SW
    Team Simmonds – Clermont

    Cliff Clover – Kissimmee

    Jensen-Foster Team – DeLand

    Sherri King – DeLand

    Cindy Walker – New Smyrna Beach

    Melissa Kavanagh – Ormond Beach

    Pierce Team – Mount Dora

    Anne-Marie Ferraro – Longwood

    Julia D’Arts – Clermont

    Elisa Edwards – Maitland

    The Jim Ruddy Team – Longwood

    Lisa West – Mount Dora

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    Dexter Copp – Port Orange

    Sandi Creyaufmiller – Port St. Lucie

    The Veigle Group – Oviedo

    Jaclyn Wolverton – Vero Beach

    Sterling Rachal – ChampionsGate

    Shirley Steidle-Bear – Port Charlotte

    Goldenberg Team – Kissimmee

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Jeanette Camerden – New Smyrna Beach

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Chuck Shaver – DeLand

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    White-Pavek Team – DeLand

    Helen Weaver – Kissimmee

    Maureen Golmont – Longwood

    The Sister Team – Mount Dora

    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo

    Jane Dennis – ChampionsGate

    Beverly Hanna – Port St. Lucie

    Susan Davis – Mount Dora

    Chris Bunnell – Orlando SW
    The Veigle Group – Oviedo

    Chris Young – Vero Beach

    Jessica Shaver – Clermont

    Joseph Rains – Ormond Beach

    Fleshman Team – Kissimmee

    The Jim Ruddy Team – Longwood

    Maryanna Zito – Port Charlotte

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    Lee Cameron – Maitland

    Team Taylor – Clermont

  • Beverly Garvin Recognized by National Association of Realtors® for Commitment to Homeownership

    by Watson Realty | May 23, 2018

    The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) – a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that supports homeowners and the real estate industry – has added another name to its “Hall of Fame.”

     

    Beverly Garvin, a REALTOR® with Watson Realty Corp.’s Hidden Hills office, was recently inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame in recognition of her contribution and support.

     

    “RPAC is there to help shape the future of our industry,” said Garvin. “I’m proud to be a part of the Hall of Fame, and even prouder to have been a supporter all these years.”

     

    The Hall of Fame recognizes dedicated members whose RPAC investments total an aggregate of at least $25,000. Members are inducted at member meetings in Washington, D.C. and are recognized with a lapel pin, an inscription of their name on a plaque on the National Association of REALTORS®’ Washington, D.C. building rooftop, and a plaque commemorating their support.

     

    Beverly Garvin has been a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) since 1970, and has supported RPAC for many years. Garvin has been active in local, state, and national associations throughout her career, and currently serves as Chairperson of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) Charitable Trust. She also serves on the Professional Standards Committee, Legislative Committee, and Candidate Screening Committee for NEFAR. Garvin was previously State President of the Women's Council of REALTORS® and holds GRI, CRB, and PMN Designations.

     

    RPAC is a voluntary political action committee whose membership consists of REALTORS® and affiliates interested in actively and effectively protecting the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership by participating in government affairs at the local, state and federal levels. Although RPAC does not back political parties and does not get involved in presidential politics, it does back congressional candidates who have strong records of supporting homeownership and private property rights. The first RPAC Hall of Fame class was inducted in 2002 and contained only 22 REALTORS®.

  • Five Breathtaking Backyards That’ll Make You Want to Stay Outside ‘til Sundown

    by Watson Realty | May 23, 2018

    In Florida, it might as well be a prerequisite for every luxury home to have a jaw-dropping backyard. The weather is nice for more than three quarters of the year pretty much everywhere in the state, which means we spend a lot of time outside.

    If you’re going to be outside most of the year, why not do it in style? These five properties possess tremendous backyards, each versatile enough to accommodate quiet afternoons of relaxation and exciting outdoor parties in equal measure.   

    Lakefront Backyard with a Private Beach
    1240 E Lake Colony Drive, Maitland, FL 32751

    Residing on nearly two acres of pristine lakefront property, this gorgeous Mediterranean custom home features an enviable backyard space perfect for summer barbecues. Guests can hang out in the pool or on the entertainment deck made of durable Trex wood while you grill burgers and hot dogs in the outdoor kitchen. Not interested in hosting? Kick back on your own private beach and enjoy the good life in your own personal slice of heaven.

    Summertime Paradise in Your Own Backyard
    449 E Kesley Lane, St. Johns, FL 32259

    You’ll find a little bit of everything to love in this spacious backyard. The screened-in, in-ground pool offers plenty of room for swimmers while maintaining a majestic aesthetic with its raised fountain add-on. The summer kitchen is perfect for weekend cookouts or quiet dinners outside during the week.

    Just beyond the screened-in section of this outdoor space you’ll find a sizable yard with plenty of room for a swing set for the kids or a fire pit for the adults. The entire yard is flanked by trees and surrounded by various bushes and plants, offering a good degree of privacy.

    An Appealing Slice of Luxury on the Intracoastal
    185 Admirals Way S, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

    There’s a lot to love about this backyard – a pristine lawn dotted by palm trees, gorgeous views of the Intracoastal, lots of great lounging spots, and double balconies overlooking the space, to name a few – but let’s not mince words here. The real draw of this home’s backyard is its vanity edge pool. Its brazier-adorned entrance and ample room for swimming and lazily floating alike make this pool a dream come true.

    Making the Most of an Oversized Lot
    1015 Tufton Cove, Lake Mary, FL 32746

    This backyard truly is an oasis in the desert of summer. Located on an oversized lot, this yard makes the most of its space. Head through the patio doors and you’ll be greeted by covered outdoor lounge and spacious pool. Standing separately from the house is a fully equipped summer kitchen with wooden cabinetry and built-in grill.

    Even with all this, you’ve still got several yards of lawn to work with before reaching the perimeter fence. And did we mention the breathtaking water views?

    A Rustic Masterpiece with a Park-Like Setting
    623 SW 93rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32607

    This French provincial home boasts an impressive backyard that perfectly complements the rest of the incredible estate. Afternoons spent in the pool are followed by evenings relaxing in comfortable furniture and basking in the beautiful outdoor lighting of the house. The expansive lot offers abundant space for everything ranging from summertime parties to storing your RV or boat.    

     In Florida, it might as well be a prerequisite for every luxury home to have a jaw-dropping backyard. The weather is nice for more than three quarters of the year pretty much everywhere in the state, which means we spend a lot of time outside.

    If you’re going to be outside most of the year, why not do it in style? These five properties possess tremendous backyards, each versatile enough to accommodate quiet afternoons of relaxation and exciting outdoor parties in equal measure.   

     

  • Watson Realty Corp.’s Ryan Ford Visits LeadingRE Brokerage In The Bahamas

    by Watson Realty | May 15, 2018

    Ryan Ford, VP/Managing Broker of Watson Realty Corp.’s Palm Coast office, traveled to The Bahamas for a stay at Sandyport Beach Resort this past winter. During his visit, he met with a fellow Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) brokerage, Bahamas Realty, to learn more about their local real estate market and make valuable international connections.

     

    Ford met with Ava Storr, Relocation Coordinator at Bahamas Realty, and Iona Henderson, Marketing Coordinator at Bahamas Realty. They shared best practices and provided insight on their respective real estate markets. Henderson was also able to show Ford around the Island and provide a valuable look into the way of life for most Bahamians.

     

    “I was blown away by Ava and Iona’s hospitality,” said Ford. “Iona offered to drive us back to our resort on the other side of the Island and ended up giving us a tour along the way. We were able to learn a lot from her in regards to the local real estate market and island culture.”

     

    Ford learned that The Bahamas real estate is very expensive in comparison to Northeast Florida. There is a Value-Added Tax (VAT) placed on imported items, so the overall cost of living is significantly higher as well. Ford also admired the variety of home styles influenced by the Island’s diverse culture, from Spanish contemporaries to Key West style homes and Victorians.

     

    “The Bahamas are such an amazing country,” said Ford. “The islands are beautiful, and the people are friendly and courteous. I am personally considering looking for property in Nassau, and I will be sure to contact our LeadingRE Partner Bahamas Realty!”

     

    About Bahamas Realty  

    Bahamas Realty Ltd is a full-service real estate company, and one of the largest and most respected in The Bahamas. Established in 1949, Bahamas Realty has over three generations of active involvement in the real estate industry. As an affiliate of the prestigious Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network, Bahamas Realty helps connect buyers and sellers across the world and exposes your property on six different continents.

    For more information about Bahamas Realty, please visit http://www.bahamasrealty.bs/

     

    About Watson Realty Corp.

    Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,400 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services, Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

     

    For more information about Watson Realty Corp., please visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com

  • Watson Realty Corp.’s Ronda Lee Lussier Visits LeadingrRE Brokerage In Oranjestad, Aruba

    by Watson Realty | May 14, 2018

    Ronda Lee Lussier, sales associate at Watson Realty Corp.’s Intracoastal office, recently traveled to Oranjestad, Aruba for a tropical getaway with her husband. While she was there, she served as an ambassador for Watson Realty Corp. and connected with a fellow Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) brokerage, Aruba Palms Realtors, to learn more about their real estate market and practices.

     

    Lussier met with Jan Falcone, owner of Aruba Palms Realtors. They viewed multiple local listings and discussed the company’s recent feature on HGTV’s House Hunters International, where they were highlighted as a leader in Aruba real estate and rentals. Falcone was very accommodating and recommended many exciting activities for Lussier and her husband to do while on the island.

     

    “Jan was wonderful, she was very welcoming and helpful towards me and my husband,” said Lussier. “She has a fabulous personality, so I totally understand why she was selected to film for HGTV’s House Hunters International and an upcoming episode of Caribbean Life. I know Jan will take great care of any customers we have that are wanting property in Aruba.” 

     

    About Aruba Palms Realtors

    Aruba Palms Realtors has been featured on House Hunters International as a leader in Real Estate Aruba and Aruba Rentals. The company prides itself in providing excellent customer satisfaction in selling, purchasing, or renting realty in Aruba. Aruba Palms offers a variety of services, including relocation, buyer and seller representation, and worldwide marketing of Aruba listings, including residential real estate, commercial real estate and land. The team is led by Jan Falcone, an industry veteran who is focused on finding you your dream home or your perfect Aruba vacation rental.

     

     

    For more information about Aruba Palms Realtors, please visit https://www.arubapalmsrealtors.com/     

     

    About Watson Realty Corp.

    Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,400 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services, Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

     

    For more information about Watson Realty Corp., please visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com

  • Watson Realty Corp. Appoints Deborah Kolos Vice President and Managing Broker of Melbourne Office

    by Watson Realty | Apr 25, 2018
     

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Deborah Kolos has joined the company as Vice President and Managing Broker of its Melbourne office.

     

    In her new position, Kolos will lead and oversee residential real estate sales, property management, associate recruitment, and staff operations.

     

    Wendell Davis, Executive Vice President of Watson Realty Corp. Property Management Division, announced Kolos’ appointment last week. “Deborah is an experienced Broker who has had a successful career in New Jersey and now in the Melbourne/ Viera area,” said Davis. “We look forward to the growth and opportunity she will bring to the company. We are very excited to have her join the Watson Melbourne team!”

     

    Kolos has over 18 years of real estate experience in both New Jersey and Florida. Throughout her career, she has acted as a sales manager as well as part owner of a small brokerage in Brevard County. She also has extensive property management experience.

     

    Kolos holds the SRES® and MRP® real estate designations from the National Association of Realtors®. She is also very involved in volunteering for several organizations in her community, including Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary), where she serves as Deputy Commander for a group of approximately 1,000 cadets and senior members.

     

     “True service is of the utmost importance to me,” said Kolos. ”I am privileged to have the opportunity to be of service, not just to Watson Realty Corp. and our customers, but service to all those people we encounter each day – Realtors®, employees, vendors, and the Brevard County community.”

  • Four Closets so Amazing Your Clothes will Thank You

    by Watson Realty | Apr 23, 2018

    An awesome closet with tons of room may not be at the top of your wishlist when you’re shopping for homes – in fact, it might seem like nothing more than an unattainable dream. Anyone who’s struggled to fit their entire wardrobe into an undersized space will understand how a spacious, well-designed closet can look like the proverbial pie in the sky.  

    After taking a peek at the amazing closet spaces found in these luxury homes, you might be swayed to switch up your wishlist. Keep your extra half bathroom and your oversized garage – we’ll take these dreamy closets and live like a celebrity.

    Floor-to-Ceiling Wardrobes in this Huge Closet
    217 Rivershore Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32084

    Everything about this home’s massive master closet screams luxury! From the floor-to-ceiling wardrobes to rows of drawers lining the walls, you’ll never want for space in this closet fit for a king.

    Lots of Storage Space in this Open Closet Design
    5226 Commissioners Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

    This Mediterranean mansion boasts lots of unique things to love, like its open floor plan and huge kitchen with island. The house’s open design further emphasized in the master suite, where you’ll be treated to a unique closet with extreme accessibility and built-in shelving designed to hold even the most daunting of shoe collections.

    French Home with Giant Closets and Attached Dressing Room
    Jacksonville, FL

    The only thing you might love more than the gorgeous views surrounding this French-inspired home is its impressive closet and well-lit dressing room area attached to the master suite. Featuring four huge walk-in closet spaces, you can put together the perfect outfit then try it on in the adjacent dressing room – or just relax in the comfy chairs while your partner changes clothes for the fourth time.

    Custom Estate with Grand Walk-In Closet
    144 Corbata Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32095

    Even the most overflowing collection of clothes will fit nicely in this enormous walk-in closet. Dual custom shelving systems allow ample space for both hanging and folded clothes, while the middle island adds additional drawers and counter space.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Appoints Joe Saber Vice President and Managing Broker of St. Johns Office

    by Watson Realty | Apr 23, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Joe Saber has joined the company as Vice President and Managing Broker of its St. Johns office.

     

    In his new position, Saber will lead and oversee residential real estate sales, associate recruitment, and staff operations.

     

    Mark Rosener, Regional Vice President of Watson Realty Corp.’s North Central Region, announced Saber’s appointment. “I am thrilled to have Joe on the Watson team,” said Rosener. “He is well known in the industry as a ‘business builder’, and we look forward to the many contributions he will make to Watson Realty Corp. in his new leadership position.”

     

    Saber has over 25 years of real estate experience across the state of Florida, from the Cape Coral/Punta Gorda area, Destin and Orlando, to now Jacksonville and St. Augustine. He began his real estate career with a small, independent brokerage and quickly went on to excel in large organizations, where he held several leadership roles. He has also been very involved in local Realtor® associations and Florida Realtors®.

     

    Saber is a graduate of the Florida Realtors® Training Institute, as well as the founder of the Leadership Cape Coral program now in its 25th year. As a Florida licensed real estate instructor, he has taught several GRI (Graduate-Realtor® Institute) classes and also holds the CRS, CRB, and GRI real estate designations. He is focused on prioritizing training and individual productivity. Saber is passionate about guiding others in the industry to a fuller and richer life through real estate coaching and mentoring.

     

    “I am truly honored to be leading the great St. Johns team of real estate professionals for the legendary Watson Realty Corp. organization,” said Saber. “We are well positioned to provide extraordinary real estate experiences throughout the entire Northeast Florida area.”

  • Jacksonville Realtor® Recognized Nationally for Protecting, Investing in Real Estate Industry

    by Watson Realty | Apr 20, 2018

    The National Association of Realtors® has announced that Diana Galavis, a Realtor® from Jacksonville, Florida, has become a Golden R President's Circle investor in the Realtors® Political Action Committee. RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Jacksonville residents and across the country.

     

    Diana Galavis has supported RPAC for 7 years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors® since 2011. She holds the Graduate REALTOR Institute designation and is a Certified International Property Specialist, graduated from University of North Florida with a degree in Political Science, and lives in Jacksonville with her family. She is also Chair of NAR’s Global Business Councils Forum and a National Director.

    “I support RPAC because doing so is important to my profession and for property owners,” said Galavis.

     

    Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to elect officials who understand and support the interests of real estate professionals and their home buying, selling and investing clients. RPAC uses its resources to seek to elect candidates that understand and support real estate, and to develop public policies that allow consumers to own homes and build their communities through commercial investment. Diana Galavis’ investment will be applied to supporting homeownership, commercial real estate transactions, and the very future of the real estate industry.

     

    Current REALTOR priorities include working with the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on how the new Tax law will be applied and administered, working to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and preserving Net Neutrality.

     

    The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Appoints Susan Lowe Manager of Maitland Office

    by Watson Realty | Apr 19, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Susan Lowe has joined the company as Manager of its Maitland office.

     

    In her new position, Lowe will lead and oversee residential real estate sales, associate recruitment, and staff operations.

     

    Jeff Fagan, Regional Vice President of Watson Realty Corp.’s Central Florida Region, announced Lowe’s appointment. “I am thrilled to welcome Susan to the Watson family,” said Fagan. “Susan is a hands-on leader and I’m excited to watch and assist her as she grows at the Maitland office.”

     

    Lowe established her career in real estate 16 years ago. She is a former Florida Licensed Mortgage Broker and has achieved over $32 million in real estate sales throughout her profession. As a previous resident of Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach, Florida, Lowe co-partnered a successful real estate brokerage firm in the area. She played an integral role in assisting her previous brokerage in expanding throughout the Central Florida market. While she was there, she also developed a boot camp training program that proved very successful.

     

    Lowe has extensive experience in earning consumer confidence, referrals and repeat clientele. She has enjoyed working with many satisfied mortgage customers in helping them fulfill their dreams of buying a home. With an immense passion for real estate, Lowe consistently strives to provide the very “best in class” service. She believes a positive attitude, intuition and listening skills are the most important qualities you can offer your customers and associates.

     

    “I am sincerely excited to be a part of the Watson Realty Corp. team,” said Lowe. “Through my experiences, I have learned it is paramount for associates to receive a solid foundation when starting their real estate careers in order to be successful. With all of the tools, resources and support offered here at Watson, there’s no doubt associates can flourish in growing their business!”

  • Four Incredible Outdoor Kitchens in Jacksonville with Summer Written All Over Them

    by Watson Realty | Mar 21, 2018

    As the last traces of winter finally bid us farewell, most southern residents are ready to get outside, crank up the grill, and start celebrating the beautiful warm weather. Cookouts are a great excuse to gather your family and friends and soak up the spring and summer sunshine, and nothing makes a cookout better than the perfect outdoor kitchen.

    The outdoor kitchen trend can be traced back to the summer kitchen concept utilized in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. While modern outdoor kitchens exist primarily as luxury add-ons, historically summer kitchens had a number of practical applications. They allowed the tremendous heat generated in the kitchen to be kept away from the main house to help with cooling during the summer, as well as reduce the risk of house fires.

    While the history of summer kitchens is interesting, there’s no denying how far the concept has come in the centuries since their inception. Check out these outdoor kitchens and start daydreaming about your first cookout of the season.

    Luxurious Cabana Lounge & Kitchen
    Atlantic Beach, FL

    This exquisite home features one of the most impressive backyards in all of Atlantic Beach. Pass through the French doors and enter the breathtaking outdoor living area, complete with swimming pool, cabana lounge, and fully-functioning outdoor kitchen. Offering a sink, grill, and two mini-fridges, this kitchen is the perfect space to grill up a delicious meal.

    Kick Back in This Mediterranean Revival Outdoor Space
    Jacksonville, FL

    Situated behind this five-bedroom masterpiece you’ll find more than just glorious views of the St. Johns River. An enclosed wing on the back of the home features a small oven and floor-to-ceiling windows to let in plenty of sunlight. Step outside and you’ll be greeted by a poolside grill and bar, making this backyard the ultimate cookout destination.

    The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen for Post-Jet Ski Relaxation
    13862 Bella Riva, Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Dreaming of preparing and eating a delectable brunch against the backdrop of the majestic Intracoastal Waterway? Then this large, open outdoor kitchen is practically calling your name. The covered space ensures inclement weather won’t ruin your good time. Plus, its close proximity to the home’s bulk-headed jet ski dock making this outdoor kitchen the perfect spot to refuel after a day out on the water.

    Custom Pool Home with Cozy Outdoor Space
    2754 Ashton Oaks, Jacksonville, FL 32223

    The cozy outdoor kitchen on the back of this upgraded house is equipped to handle everything from a special family dinner to a huge spring or summer barbecue. While you man the grill, guests will find plenty of space to kick back, whether on the comfortable couches underneath the covered patio area or po
  • Watson Realty Corp. announces new President of Watson Maintenance Services, Inc.

    by Watson Realty | Mar 05, 2018

    Jacksonville, Fla. (March 5, 2018) - Watson Realty Corp. is delighted to announce the selection of Gary Landschoot as the new President of Watson Maintenance Services, Inc., effective April 2.

    Gary Landschoot brings the company more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction management industry. Most notably, he served as senior vice president of Florida operations for an engineering and construction firm, managing eight offices and over 400 employees. As part of his appointment, Watson Maintenance Services, Inc. will undergo growth and expansion into new Florida markets.

    Wendell Davis, Watson Realty Corp. Executive Vice President and Director of Watson Property Management, announced Landschoot’s selection early this week.

    “We are excited to share this great addition with our team and express our commitment to the growth of Watson Maintenance Services, Inc.,” said Davis.

    Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,500 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services, Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

  • Robin Skaggs Named Watson Realty Corp. Broker of the Year

    by Watson Realty | Mar 05, 2018

    Jacksonville, Fla – March 2, 2018– Robin Skaggs, vice president and managing broker of the Watson Realty Corp. Mount Dora office, was named Broker of the Year last week at the company’s president’s meeting in Jacksonville, Fla.

     

    The Broker of the Year award recognizes the managing broker for criteria such as their extraordinary performance, contributions to the company, overall success of their office, use of the family of services, and sales production. As vice president and managing broker of the Mount Dora office, Skaggs is responsible for oversight, staff and sales operations for more than 38 real estate associates, with a 2017 closed sales volume in excess of $70 million. This is the first time Skaggs has been recognized as Broker of the Year.

     

    Skaggs joined Watson Realty Corp. in November of 2014 as the vice president, managing broker in the Mount Dora office. Skaggs is a licensed real estate broker with over 20 years of experience in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. In 2016, Skaggs won the Growth & Service award for her outstanding leadership, support and contribution to the development of her office.  In 2017, the Mount Dora office earned the number one spot for Listings and Sales among other local offices. Skaggs is a member of the Realtors Association of Lake & Sumter County.

     

     “I am privileged to work with the most professional group of real estate associates in Florida; they are exceptional and together we have created a dynamic team to serve the public,” said Skaggs. “Each day I aim to leave a positive footprint, to always serve where a need is present. My goal is to provide outstanding service to the residents and future residents of the region.”

     

    Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,500 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services, Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates 2017 Performance At Central Florida Region Awards Ceremony

    by Watson Realty | Mar 02, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. recently celebrated sales associates in the Central Florida region for their exemplary performances in 2017 at the 52nd annual awards ceremony, held at The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North. The Central Florida region had an outstanding year in 2017, attaining more than $963 million in closed volume. This helped the company to achieve more than $3.4 billion in closed volume for 2017!

     

     

    Rookie of the Year Award

     

    The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the sales associate with the highest closed volume in their first full year associated with Watson Realty Corp.

     

    Daniel Dupont – Heathrow

     

     

    President’s Award

     

    The President’s Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $3-$5 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Kelli Meza - DeLand

    Maritza Jimenez - SW Orlando

    Bob Brewster - Port Orange

    Dianne Wodz - DeLand

    Janet Hoffman - Clermont

    Charlie Cuccia - Oviedo

    Christine David - Oviedo

    Erica Crockett - Ormond Beach

    Cindy Hudson - Heathrow

    Anne-Marie Ferraro - Longwood

    Joanne Kebeck - Port St. Lucie

    Barry Steinhart – Wekiva/Longwood

    Judy Huff - SW Orlando

    Tom O’Brien - Heathrow

    Noel Lawrence - Clermont

    Jo Ann Larsen - Mount Dora

    Beverly Stanton - SW Orlando

    Carla Cottrell - New Smyrna Beach

    Chandra Maraj - ChampionsGate

    Deborah Perry - Longwood

    Lee Cameron - Maitland

    Kelly D’Errico - DeLand

    Bob Stein - Port Orange

    Karla Ryan - SW Orlando

    Ana Zitnick - Mount Dora

    Tatiana Kholodtsova - Maitland

    Maria Henao - ChampionsGate

    Susan Davis - Mount Dora

    Jeanette Camerden - New Smyrna Beach

    Lynn Hackett - DeLand

    Sanjeev Malik - Heathrow

    Carmen Quintana - Oviedo

    Daniel Dupont - Heathrow

    Terri Lynn Brearey - New Smyrna Beach

    Terri Misek - Longwood

    Theresa Ward - Mount Dora

    Melissa Horbal - Mount Dora

    Camille Ruiz - Clermont

    Marjorie Palmer - New Smyrna Beach

    Dexter Copp - Port Orange

    Bill Sirigas - Kissimmee

    SueEllen Blanchard - Kissimmee

    Lucinda Moore - Heathrow

    Denise Gregorie - SW Orlando

    Jeananne Barbee – Wekiva/Longwood

    Barbara Coy - Longwood

    Patty Vanyo - ChampionsGate

    Patricia Shook - Port Orange

    Shahrin Alam – Oviedo

    Jim Wright – Watson Relocation

    RuthAnn Costa - DeLand

    Cheryl Hilty-Huth - Mount Dora

     

    Teams

     

    Martinez Team (Rafael & Nancy Martinez) - Kissimmee

    Team Taylor (Colleen & Mike Taylor) - Clermont

    Owens Team (Breezy & Elliott Owens) - Mount Dora

    Pierce Team (Larry & Denise Pierce) - Mount Dora

    Nieves Team (Hector & Gloria Nieves) - Kissimmee

    Weaver-Ricks Team (Lorraine Weaver & Jason Ricks) - Oviedo

     

     

    Silver Pinnacle Award

     

    The Silver Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $5-$10 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    TJ Jarosik - Ormond Beach

    Stephen Gardner - Port Orange

    Monica Menegay - DeLand

    Gail Sneed - Port Orange

    Lisa West - Mount Dora

    Stacy McCallister – New Smyrna Beach

    Paul Hutton - Port St. Lucie

    Kris Persaud - Clermont

    Sarah Bosch – Wekiva/Longwood

    Helen Weaver - Kissimmee

    Chris Bunnell - SW Orlando

    Shari Lawrence - DeLand

    Monique McGuire - Clermont

    Patsy Bradley - New Smyrna Beach

    Cliff Clover - Kissimmee

    Frank & Gloria Plesko - SW Orlando

    Carla Robles - Heathrow

    Lisa Bertossa - Oviedo

    Jane Dennis - ChampionsGate

    Wyatt & Diane Reeley - Heathrow

    Sue Webb - ChampionsGate

    Zachary Lay - ChampionsGate

    Chuck Shaver - DeLand

    Becky Singleton - DeLand

    Lainy McKain - New Smyrna Beach

     

    Teams

     

    Kistler-Ward Team (Beverley Kistler & Diane Ward) - Oviedo

    The Veigle Group (Tim Veigle & Heather Sikes) - Oviedo

    Team Goldenberg (Sandee & Frank Goldenberg) - Kissimmee

    Team Simmonds (Sandy & Tom Simmonds) - Clermont

     

     

    Highest Number of Listings Sold

     

    Individual Sales Associate

     

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

     

    Team

     

    The Sister Team (Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso) – Mount Dora  

     

     

    Top Offices

     

    Office with 2nd Highest Volume: Heathrow  

    Office with Highest Volume: DeLand

     

     

    Gold Pinnacle Award

     

    The Gold Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $10-$25 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Chris Young - Vero Beach

    Virginia Bellhorn - Oviedo

    Elisa Edwards - Maitland

    Lori Clark - Port Orange

    Jay Kendall - SW Orlando

    Eve Metlis - SW Orlando

    Fran Zvaigzne - Oviedo

    Cindy Walker - New Smyrna Beach

     

    Teams

     

    Jensen-Foster Team (Tracy Jensen & Desirae Foster) - DeLand

    Alan Norris Team (Alan Norris, Amir Badakhshan, Sue Carl & Clair Strutt) - Heathrow

    The Jim Ruddy Team (Jim Ruddy & Maggie Patek) - Longwood

     

     

    Top Producers 

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    2nd Highest Production: Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Highest Production: Russie Weidl – Heathrow   

     

    Teams

     

    2nd Highest Production: White-Pavek Team (Terrie White & Brad Pavek) – DeLand

    Highest Production: The Sister Team (Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso) – Mount Dora  

     

     

    Watson Title Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Closings: Russie Weidl – Heathrow  

    Team with Highest Number of Closings: The Sister Team (Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso) – Mount Dora 

    Office with Highest Number of Closed Units: DeLand

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Heathrow  

     

     

    Watson Property Management Awards

     

    Associate with Most Referrals to Property Management: Kris Persaud – Clermont   

    Office with Most Referrals to Property Management: DeLand   

      

     

    Watson Relocation Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Outbound Closings: Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood   

    Office Performance Award: ChampionsGate   

     

     

    Watson Mortgage Awards

     

    Top Referring Associate: Jay Laing – Ormond Beach

    Office with Highest Closed Volume: Longwood   

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Ormond Beach   

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates 2017 Performance At Jacksonville Region Awards Ceremony

    by Watson Realty | Feb 21, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. recently celebrated sales associates in the Jacksonville region for their exemplary performances in 2017 at the 52nd annual awards ceremony, held at The Renaissance at World Golf Village. The Jacksonville region had an outstanding year in 2017, attaining more than $1.7 billion in closed volume. This helped the company to achieve more than $3.4 billion in closed volume for 2017!

     

     

    Rookie of the Year Award

     

    The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the sales associate with the highest closed volume in their first full year associated with Watson Realty Corp.

     

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

     

     

    President’s Award

     

    The President’s Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $3-$5 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Kyle Williams – Avondale/Ortega

    Shelly Zeisel – Fleming Island

    Josette Joseph – Fleming Island

    Myrna Gatenby – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Rudy Pabustan – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Hans Roese – St. Johns

    Heather Gill – Avondale/Ortega

    Donna Quarto – San Marco/San Jose

    Rick Mehaffey – South Beach

    Faye Parker – Southside

    Norita Birdsong – Atlantic Beach

    Rana Dexter – Mandarin South

    Glenn Voisine – St. Johns

    Jeff Broekman – Intracoastal

    Pam Skipper – Hodges

    Russell Grooms – Avondale/Ortega

    Geri Weisman – Intracoastal

    Jill Chappano – Mandarin North

    Carol Veal – Atlantic Beach

    John Inama – Nocatee

    Michael Hayley – St. Johns

    Teresa Clark – Mandarin South

    BJ Weyer – Southside

    Ben Perry – South Beach

    Janine Basford – Southside

    Heather Granby – Mandarin North

    Ron Braatz – Fleming Island

    Gwen Templeton – Ponte Vedra

    Ellen Dittman – Orange Park Blanding

    Bryan Kallam – Fleming Island

    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding

    Elizabeth Brockelman – Ponte Vedra

    Neil Bridgers – Avondale/Ortega

    April Bliss – South Beach

    Mary Williams – Intracoastal

    Fran Littleton – Duval Station

    Shirley Dugger – Chaffee Road

    Toni Randall – Hodges

    Lisa Martinelli – Mandarin South

    Peou Khun – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Tyrone Townsend – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    MaryBeth Murray – Nocatee

    Olga Smirnoff – San Marco/San Jose

    Leah Adams – Southside

    Gina Sharp – St. Johns

    Misty Phillips – Nocatee

    Christine Gaskill – Fleming Island

    David Neves – St. Johns

    Missi Howell – Ponte Vedra

    Patti Center – Duval Station

    Wanda Taylor – Chaffee Road

    Laura Rosener – Hidden Hills

    Sonila Crisp – San Marco/San Jose

    Karen DeLoach – Ponte Vedra

    Diana Kelly – Ponte Vedra

    Shimon Meir – Mandarin North

    Christine Ragazzo – Mandarin North

    Cari Bishop – Mandarin North

    Liz McMahan – South Beach

    Lynnette Piper – Hidden Hills

    Sharon McEleny – Hodges

    Kelly Perkins – Hodges

    Delores DeLuca – Fleming Island

    Debbie Miller – North Jacksonville

    Ruby Newman – Ponte Vedra

    Joyce Smith – Fleming Island

    Antonio Spence – North Jacksonville

    Kim Dove – Chaffee Road

    Marilyn Stewart – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Kathy Peters – Intracoastal

    Luis Perez Roman – Southside

    Laura Brannen – Mandarin North

    Mary Davis – Duval Station

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    Gary Harlow – Mandarin North

     

    Teams

     

    Dream Team Jax (Jacky Reid, Willadean LeBlanc & Katrina Leek) – Fleming Island

    Paula Carlson Team (Paula Carlson & Ernest Vickers) – Southside

    Herbkersman Team (Nancy & John Herbkersman) – Ponte Vedra

    Impact Team (Millie Kanyar, Diana Galavis & Will Williams) – South Beach

    Hudnall Team (Brenda & Tim Hudnall) – Southside

    Ard/Neldner Team (Kimberly Ard & Pat Neldner-Stevicks) – Atlantic Beach

     

     

    Silver Pinnacle Award

     

    The Silver Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $5-$10 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Will Vasana – Southside

    Kim Kowal – Avondale/Ortega

    Denise Miles Tagami – Ponte Vedra

    Judy Lassiter – Nocatee

    Camie & Rob Hastings – Chaffee Road

    Ada Hajdini – Intracoastal

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Sharon Sherwood – Intracoastal

    Mary Espling-Gonzalez – Mandarin South

    Jill Marquez – Hidden Hills

    Stephanie Henderson – Southside

    Paige Covington – Mandarin North

    Belinda Felscher – Avondale/Ortega

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    Sherry Martello – Hidden Hills

    Merrilee Agana – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Harold Isgette – Hidden Hills

    Stephanie Olsen – St. Johns

    Julie Bentley – Mandarin North

    Sharon & Danny McMullen – Hodges

    Lisa Benedict – Mandarin South

    Jared Holm – Mandarin South

    Margaret Hall – Mandarin North

    Tom Moore – Intracoastal

    Rhonda Gummerman – Ponte Vedra

    Evelyn Martin – Intracoastal

    Kay Stalvey – Duval Station

    Darlene Joseph – Mandarin North

    Kim Martin – St. Johns

    Kimberly King – Mandarin North

    Flo Bliss – Avondale/Ortega

    Amy Terry – Atlantic Beach

    Gerard Nicholson – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Terri Lundgren – Mandarin North

    Pamela Hodges – Hidden Hills

    David Podvia – Mandarin North

    Lori Loving – Intracoastal

    John Warner – Fleming Island

    Jennifer Cate – Mandarin North

    Colleen Bording – Hidden Hills

    Dawn DuBose – Mandarin South

    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra

    Gerry Williamson – South Beach

    Thomas Hammond – Ponte Vedra

    Renea Downes – Mandarin North

    Angie Clausen – Intracoastal

    John Richardson – Ponte Vedra

    Paula Powell – Intracoastal

    Suzanne Schinsing – Ponte Vedra

     

    Teams

     

    Team Kaprelian (Mark Kaprelian & Kasi Koslowska-Eldle) – St. Johns

    Bowen Team (Felicia & Greg Bowen) – Avondale/Ortega

    The Waldrip Group (Keith Waldrip & Terri Cornell) – Avondale/Ortega

    Charles Anno Team (Charles & Lorna Anno) – San Marco/San Jose

    Foster-Nelson Team (Carol Foster & Inge Nelson) – Fort Caroline

    Doakes Team (Kristin & Quinton Doakes) – Ponte Vedra

    Pondo/Miller Team (Oksana Pondo & Maureen Miller) – Nocatee

    Kennedy Team (Keith & Blake Kennedy) – Atlantic Beach

    Kay Kennedy Team (Kay Kennedy & George Lewis) – Ponte Vedra

    Sallie Ross Team (Sallie & Fred Ross) – Fleming Island

    Ray Team (Richard & Cammy Ray) – Ponte Vedra

    Mohr Team (Patti Mohr & Julie Williams) – Ponte Vedra

     

     

    Highest Number of Listings Sold

     

    Individual Sales Associate

     

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

     

    Team

     

    Palmer Marketing Group (John Patrick Palmer, Janet Palmer & Joan Fanton) – Atlantic Beach

     

     

    Top Offices

     

    Office with 2nd Highest Volume: Mandarin North

    Office with Highest Volume: Ponte Vedra

     

     

    Gold Pinnacle Award

     

    The Gold Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $10-$25 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Katherine Etheridge – Mandarin North

    Lane Manis – Avondale/Ortega

    Betsy Picot – St. Johns

    Kim Brown – Mandarin South

    Angela Tharp – St. Johns

    Jon Singleton – Avondale/Ortega

    Sharon Mills – Hodges

    Neil Avery – Fleming Island

    David Gatto – South Beach

    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

     

    Teams

     

    Dream Home Team Jax (Michael Leachman & Eleana Carrion) – San Marco/San Jose

    Ash and Rose Team (Linda Ash, Robert Rose & Zandra Quintana) – Nocatee

    Krawcyzk Team (Susan Krawcyzk & John Hardin) – Chaffee Road

    The Get Smart Team (Justin Timmons, Sabrina Wickham & Mable Washington) – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Walker-Vergales Team (Angela Walker, Howard Vergales & Rob Stevenson) – Mandarin North

    Beard Team (Murray & Elise Beard) – Ponte Vedra

    DeCastro/Erickson Team (Leona DeCastro, Andria Erickson & Cassandra Brown) – Hidden Hills

    Luxury Leaders Team (Jim Zeller, Linda Ostoski, Jeanne Towgood, Carol Light Manning & Patti Atwill) – Ponte Vedra

    Palmer Marketing Group (John Patrick Palmer, Janet Palmer & Joan Fanton) – Atlantic Beach

    Randy Martin Team (Randy Martin, Lisa Verrino & Daniel Schmidt) – Mandarin South

    David and Clair Team (David Butler & Clair Corbett) – San Marco/San Jose & Mandarin North

     

     

    Platinum Pinnacle Award

     

    The Platinum Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $25-$50 Million in 2017.

     

    Team

     

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

     

     

    Top Producers 

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    2nd Highest Production: Missy DeKay – Ponte Vedra

    Highest Production: Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach  

     

    Teams

     

    2nd Highest Production: Menton-Ballou Group (George Ballou, Jamie Ballou, Lisa Menton, Stella Alexander, Dave Kenyon, John McClure, Melissa Naldzin, Jody Steele, David Carter & Alexis McDaniel) – St. Johns

    Highest Production: Debbie Shagnea Group (Debbie Shagnea & Lori Whitman) – Mandarin South

     

     

    Watson Title Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Closings: Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Team with Highest Number of Closings: Krawczyk Team (Susan Krawczyk & John Hardin) –Chaffee Rd.

    Office with Highest Number of Closed Units: Mandarin North

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Nocatee

     

     

    Watson Property Management Awards

     

    Associate with Most Referrals to Property Management: Josette Joseph – Fleming Island  

    Office with Most Referrals to Property Management: Fleming Island 

      

     

    Watson Relocation Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Outbound Closings: Debbie Shagnea – Mandarin South  

    Office Performance Award: Fort Caroline and Orange Park Blanding  

     

     

    Watson Mortgage Awards

     

    Top Referring Associate: Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Office with Highest Closed Volume: Mandarin South  

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Mandarin South 

     

    Watson Commercial Award

     

    Commercial Real Estate Associate of the Year: Bill Little
  • Get Cozy with these Superb Master Suites

    by Watson Realty | Feb 21, 2018
     

    Looking for some inspiration on how to give your master suite more elegant and refined flair? Check out the incredible master suites in these enviable luxury homes to see what you can do to upgrade your space.

    Spread Out in this Spacious Suite
    1965 Lake Markham Preserve, Sanford, FL 32771

    Enjoy sprawling out with the wide open spaces in this master suite. Minimal furnishings define the layout of this space, with a spacious bed taking center stage. Large windows let in loads of natural light, and a door to the balcony gives you direct access outside. The master suite is even in its own wing, allowing for ultimate privacy.

     Bedside View of the Ocean
    2061 Beach, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

    For a more artistic take on luxury living, look no further than this beachside abode. Bold architectural choices and an open concept influencing the living areas and master suite give this home a unique identity. The master suite comes equipped with a stunning ocean view balcony and spa bath – enough to make anyone feel like they live in paradise.

     A Lakefront Paradise
    118 Lake Geneva Road, Crescent City, FL 32112

    This massive single-family home could just as easily double as a family compound as it stretches across more than 3,300 square feet. While its lakefront location is surely enticing, there’s no denying the star of this home is its master suite. It comes replete with a cozy bed, colorful couches, an entertainment corner, and even a miniature kitchen outfitted with a sink, mini-fridge, and microwave. Even with so much more house to explore, you’d be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave this fully equipped suite.

     Stunning St. Augustine Spa Estate
    705 Standish Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32086

    Treat yourself to the spa experience whenever you want with this breathtaking Intracoastal estate home. The enormous master suite found in this house features all the usual luxury trappings you’d expect – huge King size bed, comfortable design touches – and then some, like the attached sauna. Who needs a spa day when you have your own personal retreat just feet from your bed?
  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates 2017 Performance At North Central Region Awards Ceremony

    by Watson Realty | Feb 13, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. recently celebrated sales associates in the North Central region for their exemplary performances in 2017 at the 52nd annual awards ceremony, held at The Renaissance at World Golf Village. The North Central region had an outstanding year in 2017, attaining more than $688 million in closed volume. This helped the company to achieve more than $3.4 billion in closed volume for 2017!

     

     






    Rookie of the Year Award

     

    The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the sales associate with the highest closed volume in their first full year associated with Watson Realty Corp.

     

    Whitney Redford – Putnam County

     

     

    President’s Award

     

    The President’s Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $3-$5 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Pam Richardson - Palm Coast

    Whitney Redford - Putnam County

    Cindy Balla - St. Augustine Beach

    Jennifer Barona - Gainesville

    Robert Holmquist - St. Augustine Beach

    Sharon Ford - St. Augustine

    Michele Scarponi - St. Augustine

    Kathleen MacDowell - Gainesville

    Rachel Diaz - Gainesville

    Brandi Burton - St. Marys

    Deborah Hatcher - Middleburg

    Leslie Andree - Amelia Island

    Sam Sell - Amelia Island

    Andrea Pittenger - Palm Coast

    Deirdre Murphy - Gainesville

    Pam Acosta - Palm Coast

    Doug Tackett - Middleburg

    Karrie Guthrie Forrester - Middleburg

    Mike Weseman - Gainesville

    Richard DeCeglie - Palm Coast

    Marilyn Williams – St. Augustine

    Jackie Frye - St. Marys

     

    Teams

     

    Williams-Higginbotham Team (Kathy Williams & Kaylee Higginbotham) - Amelia Island

    Coastal Home Team (Dave Hewett, Glenda Hewett, Jen Tucker & Caitie Culleton) - Amelia Island

    Johanson Team (Bob & Barbara Johanson) - Palm Coast & Hammock

    Team Green (Danny Green & Nicholas Ford) - Palm Coast

     

     

    Silver Pinnacle Award

     

    The Silver Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $5-$10 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Sheila Clark – St. Augustine

    John Lawrence - St. Augustine

    Gayle Logan - St. Augustine Beach

    Sherman Bryan - Gainesville

    Debby Duenow - St. Augustine

    Scott Friedlander - Amelia Island

    Cornelia Downing-Manfre - Hammock

    Angela Garcia - Amelia Island

    Idy Rodriguez - Middleburg

    Bonne Jones - St. Augustine Beach

    MeLissa Pellerito - Keystone Heights

    Debbie Krantz - St. Augustine Beach

    Deborah Barclay - Amelia Island

    Tara Presser - St. Augustine Beach

     

    Teams

     

    Mako Real Estate Team (Chris Kaufman, Brandon Canipelli & Thomas Waller) - Palm Coast

    Bandelin/Hagan Team (David Bandelin & Heather Hagan) - Amelia Island

    Your Holm Team (Tim Holm & Gigi Scoates) - Middleburg

    Gonzales Thomas Real Estate Team (Michelle Thomas & Regina Gonzales) - St. Augustine

    Caryl Culbertson Team (Caryl & Brent Culbertson) - St. Augustine

    Collins Team (Julie Collins & Bob Miller) - Amelia Island

    Tatro-Marine-Scarponi Team (Barbara Tatro, Madalan Marine & Doug Scarponi) - St. Augustine

    Preuss Team (Hazel Preuss, Jeremy Paetsch & Greg Prey) - Amelia Island

     

     

    Highest Number of Listings Sold

     

    Individual Sales Associate

     

    Rita Hall – St. Marys

     

    Teams

     

    Dawn Gaffney Team (Dawn Gaffney, Brad Barfield & Cheryl Dziurzynski) – St. Augustine

     

     

    Top Offices

     

    Office with 2nd Highest Volume: St. Augustine

    Office with Highest Volume: St. Augustine Beach

     

     

    Gold Pinnacle Award

     

    The Gold Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $10-$25 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Ali Burchfield – St. Augustine Beach

    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville

     

    Teams

     

    Pat LeRoy Team (Pat LeRoy, Debra LeRoy & Anne Milanes) - St. Augustine & Fleming Island

    McEwen Team (Susan & Sarah McEwen) - Amelia Island

    Farnsworth Team (Gary & Frances Farnsworth) - Amelia Island

    Jacalone Advantage Team (Teresa Jacalone, Mark Jacalone Sr., Mark Jacalone Jr. & Marcia Jacalone) - St. Augustine

     

     

    Top Producers 

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    2nd Highest Production: Rita Hall – St Marys

    Highest Production: Elaine Wallace – St. Augustine Beach

     

    Teams

     

    2nd Highest Production: Dawn Gaffney Team (Dawn Gaffney, Brad Barfield and Cheryl Dziurzynski) – St. Augustine

    Highest Production: Crum-Gachet Team (Greg Crum, Rebecca Crum and Peggy Gachet) – St. Augustine Beach

     

     

    Watson Title Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Closings: Richard DeCeglie – Palm Coast

    Team with Highest Number of Closings: The Johanson Team (Bob & Barbara Johanson) – Palm Coast & Hammock

    Office with Highest Number of Closed Units: Palm Coast

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Palm Coast 

     

     

    Watson Property Management Awards

     

    Associate with Most Referrals to Property Management: Catherine Nelson – Gainesville

    Office with Most Referrals to Property Management: Gainesville 

      

     

    Watson Relocation Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of LeadingRE Outbound Closings: Dee Hawkins – Palm Coast

    Office Performance Award: Putnam County

     

     

    Watson Mortgage Awards

     

    Top Referring Associate: Ali Burchfield - St. Augustine Beach

    Office with Highest Closed Volume: Palm Coast

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Palm Coast

     

    Watson Commercial Award

     

    Commercial Real Estate Associate of the Year: Bill Little

     

    Watson Realty Corp. recently celebrated sales associates in the North Central region for their exemplary performances in 2017 at the 52nd annual awards ceremony, held at The Renaissance at World Golf Village. The North Central region had an outstanding year in 2017, attaining more than $688 million in closed volume. This helped the company to achieve more than $3.4 billion in closed volume for 2017!