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  • Watson Realty Corp. Nominated for Achievement Awards to be Presented at Global Real Estate Conference

    by Watson Realty | Jan 30, 2015

    Jacksonville, FL – Jan. 30, 2015 – Watson Realty Corp. has been nominated for several Member Achievement Awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global network of more than 500 top real estate firms.  Award winners will be announced at the network’s annual conference on February 12 at Wynn Las Vegas. More than 2,500 top real estate professionals will participate in the network’s conference week, with representatives from 20 countries.      

    Watson Realty Corp. has been nominated for the following awards:

    • The network’s highest recognition, the Diamond Award
    • Website Quality Certification (WQC)
    • Best LeadingRE Branding Award
    • OUR WORLD Community Engagement
    • Outstanding Institute Participation
    • Excellence for Sales Production
    • Excellence for Referral Production
    • Top 5 – Most Outgoing Closings
    • Global Alliance – Most Outgoing Closings
    • Brokerage Award – Customer Experience Transaction of the Year

    “We are delighted to honor our top performing companies each year at our Annual Conference,” said Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of LeadingRE. “These companies have earned distinction among the top firms in the industry, and we commend them for the important role they play in the communities they serve and in our network.”

    Watson Realty Corp. had an outstanding year in 2014 with more than $2.6 billion in closed sales volume or 13,841 transaction sides, and is honored to be a founding member of LeadingRE and a four-time recipient of the Diamond Award.

    Watson Realty Corp. is the North and Central Florida representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com), the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over one million annual home sale transactions. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

    For more information on Watson Realty Corp. visit WatsonRealtyCorp.com or call 800.257.5143.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Salespersons and Listers of the Month For December

    by Watson Realty | Jan 16, 2015

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to recognize and congratulate the top Salespersons, Listers, and Rookies of the Month for December 2014.

    Jacksonville and North Central Regions

    Salespersons of the Month

    Jan Shields – Salesperson of the Month Jacksonville – Atlantic Beach
    Crum/Gachet Team – Salesperson of the Month North Central – St. Augustine Beach
    Farnsworth/Holland Team – Amelia Island
    Cynthia Nelson – Atlantic Beach
    Felecia and Greg Bowen – Avondale/Ortega
    Justin Timmons and Sabrina Wickham – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Sallie Ross – Fleming Island
    Inge Nelson – Fort Caroline
    Joe Still – Gainesville
    Andria Erickson/Leona DeCastro – Hidden Hills
    Sharon McEleny – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    Deborah Taylor – Keystone Heights
    Katherine Etheridge – Mandarin North
    Debbie Shagnea – Mandarin South
    Karrie Forrester – Middleburg
    Kay Neal – North Jacksonville
    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding
    Cynthia Bleiel – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Mark Hewchuk – Palm Coast
    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra
    Sandra Smith – Putnam County
    Gonzalo Mejia – San Marco/San Jose
    Team Johnson – St. Augustine
    Menton/Ballou Team – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Lee Buck – South Beach
    Paula Carlson – Southside
    Wanda Taylor – West/Chaffee Road

    Rookies of the Month

    Cythia Bleiel – Rookie of the Month Jacksonville – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Brett Bowen – Rookie of the Month North Central - Amelia Island

    Listers of the Month

    Debbie Shagnea – Lister of the Month Jacksonville – Mandarin South
    Crum/Gachet Team – Lister of the Month North Central – St. Augustine Beach
    David Bandelin – Amelia Island
    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach
    Maxine Kelley – Avondale/Ortega
    Marilyn Stewart – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Sallie Ross – Fleming Island
    Monica Scates – Fort Caroline
    DJ Kaufman – Gainesville
    Pam Hodges – Hidden Hills
    Toni Randall – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    Deborah Taylor – Keystone Heights
    Laura Brannen – Mandarin North
    Doug Tackett – Middleburg
    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville
    Lisa Jacobs – Orange Park Blanding
    Myrna Gatenby – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Pam Acosta – Palm Coast
    Juanita Wright – Ponte Vedra
    Brenda Bond – Putnam County
    Nancy Owens/Christine Ragazzo – San Marco/San Jose
    Johnson Team – St. Augustine
    Kim Martin – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Sarah Helfer – South Beach
    Catherine Tappouni – Southside
    Wanda Taylor – West/Chaffee Road

    Central Florida Region

    Salespersons of the Month

    Russie Weidl – Salesperson of the Month – Heathrow
    Sue Webb – Championsgate
    Monique McGuire – Clermont
    Jane Crosby – DeLand
    Vickie Bray-Fagan – Heathrow
    Kelley Team – Kissimmee
    Eric Hansen – Longwood
    Maribel Zimeri – Maitland
    Samantha Stewart – Mt. Dora
    Marjorie Palmer – New Smyrna Beach
    Shannon Armstrong – Oviedo
    Lori Clark – Port Orange
    Judy Huff – Southwest Orlando
    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Rookie of the Month

    John Mullins – Rookie of the Month – New Smyrna Beach

    Listers of the Month

    Dexter Copp – Lister of the Month – Port Orange
    Don Migliore – Championsgate
    Kris Persaud – Clermont
    Shari Lawrence – DeLand
    Russie Weidl – Heathrow
    Gloria and Hector Nieves – Kissimmee
    Eric Hansen – Longwood
    Maribel Zimeri – Maitland
    Linda Lake and Christine Tangusso – Mt. Dora
    Alice Nieburger – New Smyrna Beach
    Diane Evans – Oviedo
    Eve Metlis – Southwest Orlando
    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Recent LeadingRE Graduates

    by Watson Realty | Jan 16, 2015

    Eight Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Relocation Specialist Certification (LRS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing expertise relocation services, customer satisfaction and leadership excellence.

    David Alfin – Palm Coast
    Belinda Blanton – Deland
    Ali Burchfield – St. Augustine Beach
    Maureen Douse – Palm Coast
    Nancy Herbkersman – Ponte Vedra
    Micah Johnson – St. Augustine
    Mala Persaud – Oviedo
    Annia Torres – St. Augustine Beach

    Seven Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Service Expert Certification (LSE) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing outstanding customer service and leadership excellence.

    Wendy Andrews – Central Florida Relocation
    Jackie Frye – St. Mary’s
    Dee Hawkins – Palm Coast
    Holly Hunter – Mandarin North
    Teresa Jacalone – St. Augustine
    Micah Johnson – St. Augustine
    Mala Persaud – Oviedo

    Seven Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Sales Specialist Certification (LSS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute online training program. 

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to increasing sales performance, leadership and excellence.

    Kate Franzese – St. Augustine
    Dee Hawkins – Palm Coast
    Holly Hunter – Mandarin North
    Mala Persaud – Oviedo
    Leanne Ralph – Maitland
    Rose Rivas – Deland
    Dwight Staub – St. Augustine

  • Watson Realty Corp. Welcomes New Sales Associates

    by Watson Realty | Jan 15, 2015

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to welcome all sales associates who joined us last quarter (October-December 2014). Congratulations on joining our team of nearly 1,300 sales associates dedicated to providing Legendary Quality Service!

    Jacksonville Region

    Jeffrey L. Ryan – Atlantic Beach
    Elizabeth Baldwin – Avondale/Ortega
    Martha C. Glocker – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Francine Simplice – Ft. Caroline
    Nichole Powell – Hidden Hills
    Sophia Estrada-Lucey, Lee Anne Forster, Cindi Slattery – Hodges
    Debbie Thomas, Angie Clausen, – Intracoastal
    Heather Granby – Mandarin North
    Christine A. Chavis, Kelsey A. Trainer – North Jacksonville
    Julia Mozden, Jennifer Nice, Deborah Ruth, Tony Teague – Orange Park Blanding
    Marc Kean, Aloha Davis, Tonia Evans, Traci M. Brooks, Nellie M. Huffman – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Justin Arthur Wybenga, Teri-Lyn Sharpe, Betsy Delcour, George Lewis, James Smith – Ponte Vedra
    Laura Lander – San Marco/San Jose
    Stephanie Y. Stanfield – Southside
    John Lawrence, Anna Formica, Ann Wallace, Cynthia Woods, David Riddell, KJ Watson – St. Johns
    Tammy Carter, Crystal Herring – West/Chaffee Road

    North Central Region

    Sam Kellum, Joseph Jay Wolf, Broc Nell – Fernandina Beach
    Larry Price, James Giroux – Gainesville
    Cheana Leon, JennaRae Head – Middleburg
    Dee Hawkins, Wendy W. MacKinnon, Maureen Douse, Dorothy J. Thompson – Palm
    Coast
    David Graham, Shirley Plunk, Jennifer Pecora, Corey Clement, Phillip Caballero, Micah Johnson – St. Augustine
    Susan Derby, Deborah Scogin, Layna Kocorowski, Linda Stegall, Tamera Martin – St. Augustine Beach

    Central Florida Region

    Colin Mason, Kathy Deabenderfer, Mythili “Mina” Sangana, John Wright – Championsgate
    Julia D’Arts, Linda Johnson, Debbi Brinegar – Clermont
    Bob Griffing, Tracy Jensen, Rose Rivas, Brittany Murphy, Jeannine Hoover, Janeen Morse, Linda Bauer – DeLand
    Miguel Cabrales, Parasto H. Eskandari, Andrea Miller – Heathrow
    William Farrell, David Ruiz, Ryan Longmoore – Kissimmee
    Beddie Nemcik, Wendy Vaneps, Michelle Magnusson – Longwood
    Diane Holland, Lillian Gonzalez, Leanne Ralph – Maitland
    Nicole Nockler, Jared Lindroth – Mt. Dora
    Michaela Messina – New Smyrna Beach
    Sally Sharpe, Cassia Oxendine, Scott Bevan, Bart Nyarady, Myke Fakir – Orlando SW
    Donald Bolinski, Mala Persaud, Victoria Scott LLC, Debora Plate – Oviedo
    Christine Brennan, Liz Eberly, Jami Richart, Rebecca Parrott, Carl Parrott, Tim Tierney – Port Orange
    Melissa King, Michelle Chase, Rick Schonert, Curtis Kuntz – Wekiva/Longwood

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. Earns Recognition In Jacksonville Business Journal 2014-15 Book Of Lists

    by Watson Realty | Jan 12, 2015

    The Jacksonville Business Journal 2014-15 Book of Lists has been published and Watson Realty Corp. and the Family of Services have received some outstanding recognition!  

    • Watson Realty Corp. ranked number 1 for Top Residential Real Estate Agencies (ranked by value of area houses and lots sold in 2013 as of March 21, 2014.) Watson Realty Corp. sold 9,893 homes in 2013; nearly three times more than any other agency.

       

    • Watson Property Management ranked 3rd for Residential Property Management (ranked by 2013 gross commissions for Northeast Florida as of November 14, 2014.)

       

    • Watson Realty Corp. ranked 7th for Fastest-Growing Private Companies By Dollar Volume (ranked by dollar-volume revenue increase for Northeast Florida as of July 18, 2014.)

       

    • Watson Commercial Realty Inc. ranked 9th for Top Commercial Real Estate Agencies (ranked by total value of sales and leases in 2013 for Northeast Florida as of March 21, 2014.)

       

    • Watson Mortgage Corp. ranked 11th for Mortgage Lenders (ranked by volume of mortgages by area office in 2013 for Northeast Florida as of June 20, 2014.)
  • Watson Realty Corp. celebrates recent LeadingRE graduates

    by Watson Realty | Dec 12, 2014

    Ten Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Service Expert Certification (LSE) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing outstanding customer service and leadership excellence.

    Chauncey Behrens – ChampionsGate
    Kathy Deabenderfer – ChampionsGate
    Mythili Sangana – ChampionsGate
    Lorraine Weaver – Longwood
    Teresa Thomas – Heathrow
    Shalynn Johnson – St. Augustine
    Shannon Cotta – Jacksonville Relocation
    Carol LeTard – Jacksonville Relocation
    Chyanna Woodard – Jacksonville Relocation

    Eight Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Relocation Specialist (LRS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing expertise relocation services, customer satisfaction and leadership excellence.

    Holly Hunter – Mandarin North
    Tony Caribaltes – Southside
    Richard Gibaja – Southside
    John Wright – ChampionsGate
    Lorraine Weaver – Longwood
    Dee Hawkins – Palm Coast
    Kate Franzese – St. Augustine
    Misty Williams – Jacksonville Real Estate Services

    Eight Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Sales Specialist Certification (LSS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to increasing sales performance, leadership and excellence.

    Kathy Deabenderfer – ChampionsGate
    Mythili Sangana – ChampionsGate
    Bill Briggs – Heathrow
    Maureen Douse – Palm Coast
    Micah Johnson – St. Augustine
    Michele Scarponi – St. Augustine
    SharDey Martin – Jacksonville Relocation
    Amber Nappi – Jacksonville Relocation

  • Watson Realty Corp. Building Office in Nocatee

    by Watson Realty | Dec 04, 2014

    December 2, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. is excited to announce the purchase of an office-building site in Nocatee. 

    The office will provide real estate services including sales, leasing, property management, mortgage and title services.

    "I am really excited to open a new Watson office in Nocatee," said Ed Forman, Watson Realty Corp. President. "This is a tremendous opportunity to have a location in the one of the top selling communities in the country."

    Nocatee was the third best-selling master-planned community in the nation in 2013, according to real estate advisory firm RCLCO.

    “It is a perfect time to add an office in Nocatee as Watson Realty Corp. celebrates its 50th anniversary,” noted William A. Watson, Jr. founder and Chairman of the Board, Watson Realty Corp.

    Plans for the site include the construction of a state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot building with 4,200 square feet for the real estate office and 1,800 square feet for rental space.

    The anticipated completion date of the project is November 2015. The office will be Watson Realty Corp.’s 20th real estate sales office in the greater Jacksonville area and Watson's 44th office.

    For additional information, please call Career Development at 904-596-5950.

  • Two Watson Realty Corp. Brokers Achieve CRB Designation

    by Watson Realty | Oct 09, 2014

    Orlando, Fla. – Oct. 9, 2014 – Jeff Fagan, regional vice president, and Nancy Shear, vice president/managing broker at the Oviedo office, both recently earned Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers.

     

    “This is a milestone designation. It means I have combined the experiences of hands-on management with practical application of skills learned in a classroom setting,” said Fagan. “I hope the designation and skills learned will make me a better broker for my company.”

     

    Fagan spent three years working towards his CRB designation, which he describes as a personal investment in himself. The required coursework for the CRB designation includes courses on streamlining operating practices, understanding finances and other skills necessary to be a successful brokerage manager.

     

    Shear spent two years pursuing the designation and believes the additional education will help her better serve and assist her agents. She describes her role as an “agents’ broker,” striving to be constantly available to her agents for support.

     

    “I bring knowledge, experience and passion to help my agents become successful, creating a win-win situation for us both,” said Shear. “By understanding the needs of the agents and helping them provide outstanding services, we can together grow the success of our brand and market share.”

     

    The CRB designation is designed to recognize real estate professionals who have the knowledge, skills and professionalism necessary to be successful brokerage managers.

    A broker’s license isn’t required to achieve the designation, but the Realtor® must have at least one year of management experience.

  • SEPTEMBER NEW AGENTS

    by Watson Realty | Oct 08, 2014

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to welcome all sales associates who joined us in the month of August. Congratulations on joining our team of nearly 1,300 sales associates dedicated to providing Legendary Quality Service.

    Jacksonville Region

    Daugherty, John – Fleming Island

    Dawn Jensen – Intracoastal

    Zoe Tischbein – Mandarin North

    Bill Suggs III, Dawn Lee – Mandarin South

    Aaron Brouse, Laury Latania, Marie Vinson – OP Blanding

    Cassandra L. Agee – OP Oakleaf

    David Corbitt – Ponte Vedra

    Sinda G. Williams – San Marco/San Jose

    Linda C. Garner – South Beach

    Eleana Carrion, Zuleyka Espinosa – Southside

    Jocelyn Allen – St. Johns

    Brittany Golden – West/Chaffee Road

     

    Central/Orlando Region

     

    Sami Belmabkhout, Jeanne Hall – Championsgate

    Jennifer Stokes – DeLand

    William R. Briggs, Marcia Corcoran, Rosa Dreifus, Celia C. Mercado – Heathrow

    Olga Gordasevych, Victor Molina - Kissimmee

    Hulda Capellan, Donna Gilbert, George Lewman, Sky Roberts – Longwood

    Terri Lynn Breary, Stacy McCallister – New Smyrna Beach

    Karla Ryan, Shen Zhou – Orlando SW

    Felipe Rhossard – Oviedo

     

    North Central Region

     

    Larry Jones, Scott Kight, Brad Martin – Amelia Island  

    Janda Brock, Susan Reitnauer – Gainesville

    Blaine P. Draisey, Tim N. Finnegan, Marek Suchocki, Linda Tillman, Jessica Walsh – Palm Coast

    Wayne Colbert Sr. – Putnam County

    Adrian Campbell, Mason Patrou – St. Augustine Beach

    Daniel B. Nash – St. Marys

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. Realtors® Awarded Emeritus REALTOR® Status

    by Watson Realty | Sep 30, 2014

    Jacksonville, Fla. – Sept. 30, 2014 – Four Watson Realty Corp. Realtors® received the REALTOR® Emeritus Status by the National Association of REALTORS® at the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) Election Luncheon Fri. Sept. 26 at the Jacksonville Marriott.

    Watson Realty Corp. President Ed Forman and sales associates Russell Grooms, Margie Scarborough and Charlotte Branch were all recognized with REALTOR® Emeritus Status for dedicated membership in the National Association of REALTORS® for a cumulative of 40 years.

    “The REALTOR® Emeritus recognizes a Realtor member with forty continuous years of long and faithful service to the real estate industry. REALTOR® Emeritus members have made long term commitments and overcome some major obstacles during their tenure to maintain successful careers,” said William Glenn East, CEO of the NEFAR. “Many have become elite and respected leaders within our Realtor® family. Congratulations to all REALTOR® Emeritus recipients.”

    The three sales associates awarded at the luncheon have had lasting careers as Realtors® as well as at Watson Realty Corp. Grooms is in his 41st year with the company, Branch will be celebrating her 39th year Oct. 1 and Scarborough has been working for Watson Realty Corp. for 31 years.

    “It is a great honor to be recognized for this accomplishment,” said Forman. “This distinguished group has remained dedicated to real estate through industry changes and remained successful.”

    These four REALTOR® Emeritus members join Watson Realty Corp. Founder and Chairman of the Board William A. Watson Jr, Beverly Garvin, vice president/managing broker of the Hidden Hills office, and Steve Carlyon, vice president/managing broker of the Sunbeam office, in REALTOR® Emeritus membership.

  • Congratulations to Watson Commercial Realty, Inc.!

    by Watson Realty | Sep 26, 2014

    Paul Capicchioni, broker/president of Watson Commercial Realty, Inc. is shown with Madeline Holz (Senior Account Executive with CoStar) receiving the 2013 CoStar Top Firm Power Broker Awards in Sales and Leasing for 2013.

    Watson Commercial Realty, Inc. ranked in the top ten over numerous other commercial companies.

    Also shown is a plaque awarded by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Watson Commercial Realty, Inc. was ranked in the top 10 of 25 commercial real estate agencies listed/rated in the Jacksonville Business Journal ‘Book of Lists’ for 2014.

  • Watson Realty Corp. celebrates recent LeadingRE graduates

    by Watson Realty | Sep 12, 2014

    Eleven Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Service Expert Certification (LSE) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing outstanding customer service and leadership excellence. 

    Grace Pethe – ChampionsGate
    Joe Balla – Corporate
    Kacie Becker – Heathrow
    Cassandra Brown – Hidden Hills
    Lisa Eddy – Jacksonville Relocation
    Roxane Felder – Middleburg
    Fances Mangino – Orlando Relocation
    Zenda Rexroad – Orlando Relocation
    Bill Underwood – Orlando Relocation
    Bill Wicker – Oviedo
    Robert Maguire – St. Augustine

    Seventeen Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Relocation Specialist (LRS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing expertise relocation services, customer satisfaction and leadership excellence.

    Ron Lawson – Clermont
    Belinda Blanton – Deland
    Heather Dumadag – Mandarin North
    Kerry Herbstritt – Mandarin North
    Naomi Hernandez – Mandarin North
    Misty Phillips – Mandarin North
    Roxane Felder – Middleburg
    Frances Mangino – Orlando Relocation
    Jim Wright – Orlando Relocation
    Terri Bennett – Ponte Vedra
    Carol Light – Ponte Vedra
    Russ Lousignont – Southside
    Luis Perez Roman – Southside
    Debby Duenow – St. Augustine
    Madalan Marine – St. Augustine
    Barbara Tatro – St. Augustine
    Michelle Thomas – St. Augustine

    Six Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Sales Specialist Certification (LSS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to increasing sales performance, leadership and excellence.

    Grace Pethe – ChampionsGate
    Roxane Felder – Middleburg
    Joe DiMaulo – Oviedo
    Phillip Hughes – Oviedo
    Peter Palmer – Oviedo
    Tony Caribaltes – Southside

    One Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Certified Leader Certification (LCL) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to management and excellence in leadership.

    Andrew Vold – Wekiva/Longwood

  • AUGUST NEW AGENTS

    by Watson Realty | Sep 05, 2014

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to welcome all sales associates who joined us in the month of August. Congratulations on joining our team of nearly 1,300 sales associates dedicated to providing Legendary Quality Service.

    Jacksonville Region

    Bridget Ester, Marsha Flock – Atlantic Beach
    Blaine Mitchell – Avondale/Ortega
    Marci Juskowski, Misty Vick – Fleming Island
    Phil Amato, Cynthia Young – Hodges
    Jeff Broekman – Intracoastal
    Erin McElroy – Mandarin North
    Sylvia Stone – Ponte Vedra
    Mirielys Alvarez, Jennifer Grunewald – San Marco/San Jose
    Scott Nelson, Lionel Ledesma – South Beach
    Jeffery Price – Southside
    James Connelly, Jeffrey Schneider – St. Johns

    Central/Orlando Region

    Clayton Sovich, Tom Popadak – Championsgate
    Michael Rodriguez, Carole Mauck, Yolando Rivero – Clermont
    Lisa “Holly” Rabits - DeLand
    Felix Rados Heathrow 
    Jack McCann, Annie Resnick – Longwood
    Jana Collett – New Smyrna Beach
    Jocelyn Klucar, Terry Porter, Jeremie Calo – Oviedo
    Katie Atrat, Hye Sook Cho – Wekiva/Longwood

    North Central Region

    Barbara Wolf, David Wolf, Heather Hagan, Tracey Kail – Amelia Island  
    Sara Cottman, Lloyd Kerr – Gainesville
    Linda O’Malley – Palm Coast
    Butch Puryear – Putnam County
    Christina Vaughn, Gabriela Guevara-Garcia – St. Augustine
    Linda Victory, Brittany Brazell – St. Marys

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. Welcomes Phil Amato to the Hodges Branch Office

    by Watson Realty | Sep 04, 2014

    Jacksonville, Fla. – Sept. 4, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. is proud to welcome Phil Amato as a sales associate in the Hodges office.

    After working for over 20 years as a morning TV anchor on First Coast News, Amato decided it was time for a change. He wanted to find a career where he didn’t have to wake up at 2:30 a.m. every day. Having a normal schedule will give Amato more time to spend with his wife and two children.

    “I have built a trust with the viewers and the community. I know the city and the unique neighborhoods in Jacksonville. I look forward to helping people sell and buy homes. What better way to do so than with a company that has been here for almost 50 years,” said Amato. “I plan to treat this career like I did the last by showing up on time, working hard and being professional.”

    With over 10 years of experience as a licensed Realtor® and real estate investor in Jacksonville, Amato feels confident assisting other real estate investors and luxury clientele.

    “Every home has a story to tell.  I want to use my abilities as a realtor and journalist to market properties in a groundbreaking way,” said Amato, who will use his expertise shooting and editing high-quality video packages to market the homes he is selling.

    Amato plans to start his own YouTube channel where he will post tips on home selling and show viewers Jacksonville neighborhoods and their histories through short video clips.  He also plans to post frequent video updates on his Facebook page.

    “It is a great honor to welcome Phil to the Watson Realty Corp. family,” said Ed Forman, Watson Realty Corp. president. “His humble personality and experience as a real estate investor will make him a true asset in the Hodges office.”

    For more information, Phil Amato can be reached by phone at 904.466.4035 or via email at philamato@watsonrealtycorp.com.

  • Sharon Voss Named Associate Realtor of the Year by Florida Realtors®

    by Watson Realty | Aug 28, 2014

    Orlando, Fla. – Aug. 28, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. is very proud of Sharon Voss being honored as Associate Realtor of the Year at the Florida Realtors® Conference and Trade Expo in Orlando on Aug. 14.

    “Sharon has contributed a tremendous amount of dedication and time at the local, state and national levels and is associated with Watson Realty Corp.’s Wekiva/Longwood office,” said William A. Watson Jr., Watson Realty Corp. founder. “We are very proud of Sharon’s outstanding leadership and dedication to home ownership.”

    Voss serves as a director for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and on NAR’s land use committee. She also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, Paws for the Cause, Mother Cabrini’s Society, the Junior Achievement Program and her church.

    “It is a great honor to receive this award and to represent the hardworking Realtors involved with Florida Realtors®,” said Voss. “We are all actively involved in our careers as well as in the communities we serve.”

    Voss has worked for Watson Realty Corp. since 1995 with short breaks. She was named 2012 Orlando Regional Realtor Association’s (ORRA) REALTOR® of the Year and is now the chairman elect for ORRA.

    She has taken additional courses to receive numerous certifications including GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) and CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist.)

    Florida Realtors® has presented the Realtor of the Year and Associate Realtor of the Year awards for over 50 years. The Associate Realtor of the Year award honors a Realtor who is not a broker for their lifetime contributions to their local board or association, state and national associations and their own community.

  • Fernandina Beach, Watson Realty Corp.’s 43rd Branch Office, Celebrates Grand Opening

    by Watson Realty | Aug 26, 2014

    Fernandina Beach, Fla. – Aug. 26, 2014 – The Watson Realty Corp. Fernandina Beach branch office’s grand opening and ribbon cutting took place on Aug. 21.

    Attendees celebrated the office opening with refreshments and were welcomed to try out the new interactive storefront.

    With an Interactive Real Estate Storefront, a through-window, cutting-edge touch sensor technology allows customers 24/7 access to listings. The storefront displays utilize heat resistant (blackening-free), ultra-bright LED technology to deliver unblemished visibility, even in direct sunlight.

    “This historic area is a wonderful location to expand our presence on Amelia Island,” said William A. Watson Jr., Watson Realty Corp. founder. “The interactive storefront will make it possible to have a 24-hour presence in this busy area with frequent foot traffic.”

    The interactive storefront is accompanied by a sleek cable display system presenting multiple listings in the window, giving the public access to listings even outside of normal office hours.

    “The interactive storefront will draw attention to the office,” said Eric Eppley, vice president/managing broker of the office. “The technology will cause many exploring the historic district to stop by to try out the touch screens, see our listings and remember the new Watson Realty Corp. office.”

    Historic photos of Amelia Island are also displayed throughout the completely remodeled office, showcasing the historic area that surrounds the office.

    The office is located at 116 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. This prime location will have heavy foot traffic located in the heart of historic downtown Fernandina Beach with 55 blocks of historic buildings, shops, restaurants and entertainment.

  • Watson Realty Corp. celebrates recent LeadingRE graduates

    by Watson Realty | Aug 14, 2014

    Nine Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Service Expert Certification (LSE) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing outstanding customer service and leadership excellence.

    Marie Benjamin – Heathrow
    James Benjamin – Heathrow
    Andrew Trotter – Maitland
    Karen Brazda – OP Blanding
    Jeff Baker – Orlando SW
    Peter Palmer – Oviedo
    Tina Arant – Putnam County
    Christine Wyant – St. Augustine
    Valerie Sanders – Watson Referral Realty Inc.

    Eight Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Relocation Specialist (LRS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing expertise relocation services, customer satisfaction and leadership excellence.

    Sherri King – Deland
    Andrenia Green – OP Blanding
    Jeff Baker – Orlando SW
    Eve Metlis – Orlando SW
    Joe DiMaulo – Oviedo
    Rocky O’Riley – Ponte Vedra
    Michael Walsh – Ponte Vedra
    Ray Boswer – Wekiva

    Seven Watson Realty Corp. team members recently earned the LeadingRE Sales Specialist Certification (LSS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute online training program.

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to increasing sales performance, leadership and excellence.

    Cathy Laurenzi – Gainesville
    Jan Thompson – Hodges
    Paul Mitchell – Mandarin North
    Karen Brazda – OP Blanding
    Jeff Baker – Orlando SW
    Lisa Miller – Oviedo
    Shalynn Johnson – St. Augustine

  • Watson Realty Corp. Announces Gold Anniversary Cruise Incentive

    by Watson Realty | Aug 12, 2014

    Jacksonville, Fla. – Aug. 12, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. founder William A. Watson Jr. and president Ed Forman are proud to announce the start of an associate incentive for a chance to take part in a 50th Golden Anniversary Cruise.

    Qualifying sales associates will set sail on the cruise to the eastern Caribbean May 17-24, 2015. A total of 250 double cabins with balconies have been reserved on the Royal Caribbean “Freedom of the Seas.”

    “I recognize that talented, professional associates have helped to make my business what it is today,” said Watson. “For that reason we have added the cruise to our 50th celebration, as a token of my gratitude.”

    The incentive will run from Aug. 12 – Nov. 30, 2014, with new and experienced sales associates having a chance to win. Each office’s vice president/managing broker kicked off their sales meeting this morning with a celebration of this exciting opportunity.

    Associate incentives help foster a successful and rewarding environment. This cruise will be an opportunity for associates to celebrate this occasion and their success together.

    “We believe that this cruise will bring excitement to our associates,” noted Forman. “This incentive and competition will lead to increased associate initiative.”

    After nearly 49 years in business, Watson Realty Corp. is still going strong and consistently providing Legendary Quality Service to accommodate customers’ real estate needs.

  • Pray for Pierce

    by Watson Realty | Aug 08, 2014

    Since finding a hard mass in the abdomen of their 5-month-old son Pierce on June 16, Alex and his wife Kiley Watson have been working tirelessly to find the best care and treatment for their son. Alex Watson, though no relation, is a sales associate at the Watson Realty Corp. Atlantic Beach office.

    On Aug. 4, the Watsons arrived in New York City at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Pierce met his doctors the following day. They began testing and are anxiously awaiting all of the results.

    “It is so hard to know what is best, especially when we’ve been told that if we don’t get it right the first time we are asking for a ‘death sentence’,” Kiley wrote on Facebook when the Watsons decided to get a second opinion on treatment.

    Days after originally discovering the mass, the family was informed it was a malignant tumor, later diagnosed as a neuroblastoma. Pierce had his first surgery June 24, to remove the tumor, which also required the removal of a kidney and several lymph nodes.

    On July 9, Pierce began chemotherapy at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  The family was notified the next day Pierce’s cancer was very aggressive, dropping his chance of survival to about 50 percent and increasing the amount of treatment needed.

    Family and friends were heartbroken, along with the family, following this diagnosis. The news hit extremely close to home for Geneva Maxwell, a close friend of Alex and Kiley and mother of two children around the age of the Watsons’ boys.

    “Many lives have been touched and changed by this cute, precious baby boy,” said Maxwell. “Life’s problems truly didn’t even seem like problems when we thought about their [the Watsons’] situation and what they were going through. We prayed and asked God to use us in any way he saw fit.”

    Maxwell set up a GoFundMe account for the family and got wristbands manufactured to sell, with the proceeds going to the family.

    After receiving the news about the aggressiveness of Pierce’s condition, the treatment plan and overall outlook for his future, Alex and Kiley decided to get a second opinion by reaching out to Sloan-Kettering in New York City.

    The doctors at Sloan-Kettering were not sure the cancer was amplified and aggressive after looking over the test results from Wolfson.

    “This is absolutely crazy to us,” Kiley explained. “One group of doctors is telling us if we don’t do the most intense treatment possible for him, he will die; and the other is saying he may possibly not need any treatment.”

    Pierce’s oncologist at Wolfson then began to question whether the cancer was aggressive. One test showed that the cancer was amplified and aggressive, while a second test said it was not.

    Pierce’s treatment was put on hold until the family could get more definitive answers. Alex, Kiley and Pierces’ oncologists were all puzzled that the same test could bring different results. After sending out samples again, the results came back the same, with one showing amplified and the other showing non-amplified.

    The Watsons do not want to put Pierce through chemotherapy unless it is absolutely needed. They have read of horror stories about what chemotherapy can do to children so young, including going deaf and infertility among many other possible side effects.

    “He only has one kidney,” noted Alex. “All of the treatment would be processed through that one kidney.”

    Although the hospital bills are the last thing on their minds right now, the bills have inevitably been piling up. The Watsons got approved for government health insurance in late July. Alex is struggling to work and provide for his family while watching over Pierce and his brother Gage, who turns three Aug. 22.

    Support for the family has been overwhelming since the diagnosis and throughout their struggles to decide what treatment is best for Pierce.

    Family friend, Kate Pearce, is organizing a benefit dinner and silent auction for Pierce on Aug. 8 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Riverside. Between dinner tickets and auction proceeds, they are hoping to raise over $10,000 for the family.

    “We wanted to be able to do something substantial and knew we couldn’t do it ourselves,” said Pearce.

    The Watson Realty Corp. Chaffee Road office will be a sponsor of this event. Victoria St. Clair, a sales associate at the Chaffee Road office has been actively involved in raising money for the fundraiser.

    “It is just heartbreaking to know what this family is going through,” St. Clair said. “You can’t be prepared for something like this and I wanted to do anything I could to help out.”

    Many Watson Realty Corp. offices have gotten involved in fundraising and supporting the family.

    “I am so grateful to work for such an amazing company that cares about its associates not only from an administrative level but on an individual level as well,” said Alex. “I am receiving phone calls, letters and emails of support from everyone.”

    There are other ways to support Pierce and his family. Donations can be made to The Watson’s Family Fund on GoFundMe at http://www.gofundme.com/au5m5s. For information on other events, visit prayforpierce.com.  

  • July New Agents

    by Watson Realty | Aug 05, 2014

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to welcome all sales associates who joined us in the month of July. Congratulations on joining our team of nearly 1,300 sales associates dedicated to providing Legendary Quality Service.

    Jacksonville Region

    Donna Dawson Hernandez – Atlantic Beach
    Katie Donoher, Ankur “Dev” Sharma, Jayne Parker – Avondale/Ortega
    Lesley Smith – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Cheryl Woolard, Diane Racioppo, Lateef Warnick, Bryan Kallam – Fleming Island
    Monica Scates, Carmen Llontrop, Cammie McLeod, Lex Gray – Ft. Caroline
    Lana Laskey – Hodges
    Sue Ann Decker – Intracoastal
    Jennifer Howell – Mandarin North
    Vickie Fiore – Mandarin South
    Lynda Williams – Orange Park Blanding
    Blake Meacham – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Carol Ann Spear – Ponte Vedra
    Jeffery Price – Southside
    Victoria Hlavac, Michael Sheppard, Cynthia Magnus, Sebastiana Ayres, Shantel Jackson, Mickey McCoy – St. Johns

    Central/Orlando Region

    Enger Barnes-Webb – Clermont
    Deb Kioukis Heathrow
    Vivian Arroyo, Yvonne Vickers, Renaud Lambert, Jamil Farmer – Kissimmee
    Joanne Prince – Longwood
    Jeremy Kasper – Maitland
    Mark Lake – Mt. Dora
    Barbara Fiorletta – New Smyrna Beach
    Natalie Lewis – Orlando SW
    Heather Sikes, Shannon Armstrong, Phillip Hughes, Peter Palmer, Laura McCarthy – Oviedo
    Linda Rode – Port Orange
    Nicole Myers, V. Mickie Rodriguez – Wekiva/Longwood  

    North Central Region

    Candace Fasano, Angela Garcia – Amelia Island
    Larayne Wilson – Gainesville
    Debra LaPorte – Middleburg
    Lotte Kassebaum – Palm Coast
    Kathleen “Kate” Franzese, Sharon Ford – St. Augustine