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  • Watson Realty Corp. congratulates recent LSS graduates

    by Watson Realty | Apr 17, 2014
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - April 17, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. associates recently earned the LeadingRE Sales Specialist Certification (LSS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute 2.0 online training program.

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

    Shari Erickson - Championsgate
    David Campbell – Gainesville
    Nicole Benwick - Intracoastal
    Olga Santiago – Oviedo
    Tim Veigle – Oviedo
    Sarah Helfer – South Beach
    Betty Jo Weyer – Southside
    Debbie Baseman – St. Augustine
  • Watson Realty Corp., congratulates LRS recipients

    by Watson Realty | Apr 17, 2014
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - April 17, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. associates recently earned the LeadngRE Relocation Specialist (LRS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute 2.0 online training program.

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

    David Campbell - Gainesville
  • Watson Realty Corp., celebrates recent LSE graduates

    by Watson Realty | Apr 17, 2014
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - April 17, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. associates recently earned the LeadingRE Service Expert Certification (LSE) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Institute 2.0 online training program.

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

    Shari Erickson – Chamiponsgate
    David Campbell - Gainesville
    Nicole Benwick - Intracoastal
    Josaury Diglio - Maitland
    Olga Santiago - Oviedo
    Tim Veigle – Oviedo
    SharDey Martin – Jacksonville Relocation
  • Jacksonville Business Journal acknowledges Watson Realty Corp.’s Tammy Vlah

    by Watson Realty | Apr 10, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla – April 10, 2014 – Jacksonville Business Journal recently recognized the city’s top “40 Under 40” and Watson Realty Corp.’s, Tammy Vlah, vice president and director of relocation, was a recipient of this distinguished award.

    For six weeks the Jacksonville Business Journal requested nominations through their website and publications. Almost 200 nominations were received, and a panel comprised of JBJ’s president, researcher director, editor, and publisher was convened to narrow down the selections to the 40 nominees. Each of the nominees was representative of the up-and-coming professionals making a difference in his or her community and industry under 40 years old in Jacksonville.

    “The 40 Under 40 Award showcases the power of synergy within the community's business professionals and I'm humbled to be part of this elite group,” says Vlah. “I am both amazed and immensely proud to be honored with such a prestigious award.”

    Vlah who is originally from Bel Air, Md. moved to Jacksonville in 2005. After working in a real estate office, an opportunity became available in relocation and she gladly made the transition into the relocation side of the business. Vlah attributes the key to her success to having an unyielding passion for customer service and making sure the customer is always first.

    “Relocation has been in my blood ever since I started, and I love it,” says Vlah.

    For more information or relocation services, Tammy Vlah can be reached by phone at 904.596.5974 or via email at TammyVlah@WatsonRealtyCorp.com.

    Watson Realty Corp. (WatsonRealtyCorp.com) is honored to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (www.LeadingRE.com ), and a four-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. LeadingRE is the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over one million annual home sale transactions and provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services. These services include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.  
  • Watson Realty Corp. St. Johns office welcomes Mary Beth Murray

    by Watson Realty | Apr 03, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla. – April 2, 2014 – Mark Rosener, vice president and managing broker,  is pleased to welcome Mary Beth Murray to the Watson Realty Corp. St. Johns office.

    With more than 11 years prior experience in sales and marketing Murray has been recognized for her sales performance and believes these past positions will undoubtedly serve her well as a Realtor.

    “Offering customers the best possible service is something that I have built my professional career around,” says Murray. “I know what needs to be done, and I get it done.”

    Murray has always had a keen interest in real estate having sold and purchased several homes including two investment properties.

    “I have experience in most areas of mortgage banking, including a previous position as a FNMA Underwriter,” says Murray. “With this knowledge, I can help guide my customers through the mortgage process.”

    Murray was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, married her college sweetheart, Jack, is a proud mother of three and has one grandson. She earned her MBA from La Salle University in Pennsylvania.

    For more information or to view listings, Mary Beth Murray can be reached by phone at 904.657.9393 or via email at mbmurray@watsonrealtycorp.com.

    Watson Realty Corp. (WatsonRealtyCorp.com) is honored to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (www.LeadingRE.com ), and a four-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. LeadingRE is the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over one million annual home sale transactions and provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services. These services include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development. 
  • Gonzalo Mejia EARNS DESIGNATION in GLOBAL Real Estate Network

    by Watson Realty | Mar 25, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla - March 25, 2014 - Gonzalo Mejia of Watson Realty Corp. San Jose office has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing him among 2,000 elite real estate professionals worldwide. 

    The designation was awarded to him by the National Association of REALTORS® for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.

    “This is an accomplishment that I am extremely proud of and one that I know will serve me extensively in further advancing my real estate career,” says Mejia.

    The CIPS designation is synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective, and distinct understanding of a global buyer. As a designee, Mejia can efficiently work with all international buyers, including U.S. residents looking to invest overseas, foreign buyers purchasing in the United States, as well as recent immigrants who might be unfamiliar with real estate transaction practices in the United States.

    Mejia will be formally recognized at the organization’s REALTORS® Mid-year Meetings in Washington DC.

    Watson Realty Corp. (WatsonRealtyCorp.com) is honored to be a founding member of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com ), and a four-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. LeadingRE is the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over one million annual home sale transactions and provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services. These services include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.  
  • Watson Realty Corp., congratulates LRS recipients

    by Watson Realty | Mar 12, 2014
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - March 12, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. leadership and sales associate recently earned the LeadngRE Relocation Specialist (LRS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) Institute 2.0 online training program.

    Carlotta Landschoot, executive vice president, Waston Realty Corp. and Olga Santiago, sales associate, Oviedo office both completed the LRS course in February.

    “In addition to the relocation certification, Watson Realty Corp. associates have access to over 130 advanced training courses featuring industry leaders such as Steve Harney, Matthew Ferrara and Mike Staver through the Institute 2.0 learning platform.  Providing these courses ensures our associates stay current on all industry trends and practices,” says Landschoot.

    The LRS designation requires the completion of 11 courses that primarily focuses on referral and relocation industry practices. Some of the LRS courses covered are relocation orientation, relocation management, corporate inventory listings and understanding the transferee.

    Watson Realty Corp. (www.WatsonRealtyCorp.com) is honored to be a founding member of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com), the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over one million annual home sale transactions, and is a four-time recipient  of the Diamond Award the network’s highest honor. 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 www.WatsonRealtyCorp.com  or call 800.257.5143.
  • Watson Realty Corp earns relocation award from WHR Group

    by Watson Realty | Mar 07, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla. – March 7, 2014 – WHR Group Employee Relocation awarded Watson Realty Corp. with their 2013 Partner in Quality Award. This award is based on service and cost metrics to WHR and the service rankings Watson Realty Corp. provided to transferring employees.

    “We are honored by this recognition from WHR, a relocation management company, as it exemplifies our commitment to delivering legendary quality service to all of our transferees,” says Tammy Vlah, vice president and director of relocation, Watson Realty Corp.

    WHR monitors every transaction associated with each transferring employee and they survey each transferee’s overall experiences.  The Partner in Quality Award requires a minimum number of transactions over the course of the year and Watson Realty Corp. ranked in the top one percentile of all broker partners. 

    “I would personally like to thank Watson Realty Corp. for their efforts and know that WHR is extremely grateful to have this partnership,” says Rob Keefe, president, WRH Group. “We look forward to a long-lasting and continuing business relationship with Watson Realty Corp.”

    WHR Group is a national relocation company based out of Wisconsin that leads the procession of relocation services for corporate and government clients and the employees they value. 

    Maintaining laser focus on the customer experience aided in Watson Realty Corp. earning the 2013 Partner in Quality Award from WHR.  That same focus allowed Watson Realty Corp. to earn the prestigious 2013 Diamond Award, for the fourth time, presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of The World (LeadingRE).  Watson Realty Corp. is honored to be a founding member of LeadingRE and in addition to trusted referrals, members of this global network provide exceptional marketing advantages and knowledge to their buyers and sellers.
  • Watson Realty Corp. Earns Highest Honor from Global Real Estate Network for Second Consecutive Year

    by Watson Realty | Mar 06, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla. – March 6, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. was awarded Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s (LeadingRE) highest honor, the Diamond Award, at the network’s annual Conference at the Wynn Las Vegas on Feb. 26.

    Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding performance in all of LeadingRE's business programs and is given to only one affiliate of this global organization. This is the second consecutive year Watson Realty Corp. has won the Diamond and the fourth time in the award’s 12-year history.

    “It is an honor to have won the Diamond Award four times,” said William A. Watson Jr., founder and chairman of Watson Realty Corp. “This incredible accomplishment illustrates the hard work and extra efforts by the entire Watson Realty Corp. family and its affiliated companies. It is a true example of the type of teamwork we apply to every single transaction we handle.  Our sellers and buyers can rest assure that they will they will receive the same exemplary service for their transaction.”

    The award was presented during the network’s Conference Week, an event that drew a record audience of 2,500 top real estate professionals from nearly 20 countries. In addition to the Diamond, Watson Realty Corp. received other prestigious accolades, including awards for Outgoing Referral Production, Outgoing Sales Production, Top 5 Most Outgoing Closings (third place), Top 5 Pinnacle Award (second place), Institute Outstanding Participation, OUR WORLD Community Engagement and the Rainmaker Lead Generation Award. The Watson Realty Corp. marketing department also received honorable mention for internal and consumer promotions.

    “In a network of market leaders, the race for the Diamond is increasingly competitive, but Watson Realty Corp. managed to pull ahead of the field yet again. This is a company that always raises the bar for itself and its associates,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Under Bill Watson’s leadership, the company has made a remarkable commitment to assisting clients no matter where they are moving, making hundreds of introductions to fellow network members worldwide. This company’s dedication to the network extends well beyond client referrals, with full utilization of virtually all offerings, including our online learning platform and our exclusive luxury marketing program, Luxury Portfolio International.”

    Watson Realty Corp. was represented by leadership, managers and associates, totaling 62 attendees. Vice presidents and directors of relocation, Judy Bissell (Orlando), Tammy Vlah (Jacksonville) and Donna Overman, vice president and managing broker Mandarin North office were speakers at Conference Week. Vlah presented information on “Transforming Renters into Buyers”, Bissell presented on Watson’s “International Connections” program and Overman had a presentation on “Tips from Office Leaders.”

    Watson Realty Corp. (WatsonRealtyCorp.com) is honored to be a founding member of LeadingRE (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 www.WatsonRealtyCorp.com  or call 800.257.5143.
  • Watson Realty Corp. Intracoastal office wins Crown of Excellence Award

    by Watson Realty | Mar 05, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla – March 5, 2014 – The Intracoastal office of Watson Realty Corp. was recently awarded the prestigious Crown of Excellence Award at the company’s president’s meeting in Palm Coast last month.

    “It was a wonderful feeling to be recognized with this honor and it makes me feel especially proud of my staff and sales associates for their hard work and commitment to making our office successful,” says Sandi Wagner, Watson Realty Corp. vice president and managing broker, Intracoastal office.

    The Crown of Excellence Award is presented to the top office in the company based on their combined performance in the areas of Outgoing Referral Production, Outgoing Sales Production and Outgoing Referral Conversion Rate. The office with the most combined points earns the Crown of Excellence award.

    “The Intracoastal office earned this award with a phenomenal performance breaking all previous outgoing referral records,” commented Carlotta Landschoot, Watson Realty Corp. executive vice president.  “We are extremely proud of Sandi Wagner and her team.

    Watson Realty Corp. had an outstanding year in 2013 with more than $2.63 billion in closed sales volume or 14,501 transaction sides. Watson Realty Corp. is honored to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) and a four-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. In addition to trusted referrals, members of the LeadingRE network provide exceptional marketing advantages and knowledge to their buyers and sellers.
  • Watson Realty Corp. congratulates recent LSS graduates

    by Watson Realty | Feb 24, 2014
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - Feb. 24, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. associates recently earned the LeadingRE Sales Specialist Certification (LSS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute 2.0 online training program.

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

    Jill Marquez - Hidden Hills
    Regina Gonzales – St. Augustine
    David Thomas – Wekiva/Longwood
  • Watson Realty Corp., congratulates LRS recipients

    by Watson Realty | Feb 24, 2014
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - Feb. 24, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. associates recently earned the LeadngRE Relocation Specialist (LRS) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Institute 2.0 online training program.

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

    David Campbell - Gainesville
    Jill Marquez – Hidden Hills
    Robert Barr - Hodges
    Malcolm McDonald - Maitland
    Debbie Baseman, Sheila Clark, Regina Gonzales – St. Augustine
    Michael Williams - St. Johns
  • Watson Realty Corp., celebrates recent LSE graduates

    by Watson Realty | Feb 24, 2014
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - Feb. 24, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. associates recently earned the LeadingRE Service Expert Certification (LSE) through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Institute 2.0 online training program.

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

    Jill Marquez – Hidden Hills
    Malcolm McDonald - Maitland
    Regina Gonzales – St. Augustine
    Christine Tangusso, David Thomas – Wekiva/Longwood
  • Watson Realty Corp.™ Associates Attending International Luxury Real Estate Event

    by Watson Realty | Feb 20, 2014

    Jacksonville, Fla – Feb. 20, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp. is taking part in the prestigious international real estate Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT event, February 23-25 at Wynn Las Vegas.

    Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT is part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference Week, an event hosted by the parent company of Luxury Portfolio International, which has drawn a record-setting attendance of 2,500 real estate professionals from nearly 20 countries.

    Attendees had to qualify for attendance at Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT by proving participation in the luxury market, creating an elite audience of true luxury specialists. The event offers extensive networking opportunities where Watson Realty Corp.’s associates can build relationships and exchange ideas with other top associates from around the world. Educational sessions provide in-depth insights into high-end consumer preferences and luxury lifestyle and housing trends, focusing on the state of the global luxury real estate sector.

    Watson Realty Corp. will have a total of 62 attendees participating in the 2014 Conference Week. 

    “We are so excited to have so many of our managers and associates attending the SUMMIT.  The information they will take home will be invaluable to their future success,” said Carlotta Landschoot, Watson Realty Corp. executive vice president.  “Additionally, it will be exciting to share new consumer trends and products with our customers and clients.”

    Keynote speakers include bestselling author, entrepreneur and former chief evangelist for Apple Guy Kawasaki; top-rated business author Daniel Pink; and internationally recognized graffiti artist, film maker and author Erik Wahl.

    “We are thrilled to have assembled such an esteemed group of professionals, not only from our premier luxury real estate companies, but also from other luxury brands who have come together to explore trends in the high-end market and ways we as luxury specialists can best meet the needs of our affluent clientele,” said Stephanie Pfeffer-Anton, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio.

    Affiliates of Luxury Portfolio (www.LuxuryPortfolio.com) provide targeted exposure for 25,000 high-end homes annually to over three million high-net-worth visitors to award-winning website www.LuxuryPortfolio.com.  The site features a total inventory of available properties totaling over $44 billion, with an extensive array of offline advertising and marketing and custom analytics to connect affluent buyers and sellers. 

    Watson Realty Corp.™ had an outstanding year in 2013 with more than $2.63 billion in closed sales volume or 14,501 transaction sides. Watson Realty Corp.™  is honored to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) and a three-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. In addition to trusted referrals, members of the LeadingRE network provide exceptional marketing advantages and knowledge to their buyers and sellers.

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

     

  • Watson Realty Corp.™ names Jill Edgington as Manager of the Year

    by Watson Realty | Feb 18, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla – Feb. 18, 2014 – Jill Edgington from the Watson Realty Corp. DeLand office was named Manager of the Year last week at the company’s president’s meeting in Palm Coast.

    “I’m excited and honored to receive this prestigious recognition of Manager of the Year,” said Edgington. “It’s really rewarding to receive such an award, and this will only serve as motivation to make 2014 an even better business year.”

    The Manager of the Year recognizes the managing broker for c
    riteria such as their extraordinary performance, contributions to the company, overall success of their office, use of the family of services, and sales production.

    The DeLand office recently won the award for top producing office with more than $61 million in closed volume at the company’s Central region annual awards ceremony. The office also received recognition as highest in the Central region for number of closed units, per person productivity and number of listings taken in 2013 at the president’s meeting.

    “We are very proud of Jill and her associates and what they have achieved in a real estate market that traditionally has lower priced homes. It just illustrates, how a great team, led by a great leader can achieve fantastic results,” says Jeff Fagan, Regional Vice President and managing broker of Watson Realty-Orlando.

    Edgington joined Watson Realty Corp. in 1990 and has been vice president, managing broker in the DeLand office since 2000. Edgington is a licensed real estate broker, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and certified Real Estate Success Coach. She serves on the Board of Directors for Watson Title Services and is a representative in Central Florida for Watson Cares, a charity organization. In her spare time, Edgington likes to spend time with her family.

    Watson Realty Corp. had an outstanding year in 2013 with more than $2.63 billion in closed sales volume or 14,501 transaction sides. Watson Realty Corp. is honored to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) and a three-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. In addition to trusted referrals, members of the LeadingRE network provide exceptional marketing advantages and knowledge to their buyers and sellers.
  • Watson Realty Corp.™ receives multiple nominations from largest real estate network, LeadingRE

    by Watson Realty | Feb 13, 2014

    Watson Realty Corp. has been nominated for multiple awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), a global network of more than 500 top real estate firms.

    Watson Realty Corp. received nominations for: OUR WORLD Community Engagement, Outstanding Institute Participation, Best LeadingRE Branding, Excellence for Sales Production, Excellence for Referral Production, Top 5 – Pinnacle Award, Top 5 – Most Outgoing Closings, Excellence for Equivalent Closing Sales Production, Excellence for Incoming Conversion, Rainmaker Lead Generation Award, Marketing – Consumer Materials; Internal Promotions and the network’s highest recognition, the Diamond Award.

    “It is such an honor to be nominated for the Diamond Award along with 30 prestigious firms from all across the country, and I am also thrilled for Watson Realty Corp. to be recognized in all these categories,” said Carlotta Landschoot, Watson Realty Corp. Executive Vice President. “We are very proud of our leadership team and our associates for their extra efforts that have allowed us to achieve this milestone once again.”

    Award winners will be announced at the network’s Annual Conference at The Wynn in Las Vegas.  Nearly 2,000 top real estate professionals are expected to attend the network’s Conference Week, with guests from 17 countries worldwide.

    “We are delighted to present such a prestigious and accomplished list of award nominees,” said Pam O’Connor, LeadingRE President/CEO. “These real estate companies represent some of the finest firms in the industry, and we look forward to celebrating their achievements.”

    Watson Realty Corp. had an outstanding year in 2013 with more than $2.63 billion in closed sales volume or 14,501 transaction sides, and is honored to be a founding member of LeadingRE and a three-time recipient of the Diamond Award.

    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.

    Watson Realty Corp. is a Northern and Central Florida representative of LeadingRE, the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over $234 billion in annual home sales.

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

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. ™ celebrates 2013 performance at Jacksonville region awards ceremony

    by Watson Realty | Feb 06, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla. – Feb. 6, 2014 – The Jacksonville region of Watson Realty Corp. celebrated record-breaking performances achieved by associates and offices at their 48th annual awards ceremony held on Wednesday, at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel.

    For the first time ever in Watson Realty Corp. history two new award categories were created for phenomenal performances exceeding $50 million in closed volume. The Circle of Excellence Diamond Award was presented to Kyle Passkiewicz of the Intracoastal office, for closing between $75 million to $100 million in one calendar year. The Circle of Excellence Crown Award was received by Debbie Shagnea from the Mandarin South office, who produced $50 million to $75 million in 2013.  

    Jan Shields of the Atlantic Beach office was awarded the Platinum Pinnacle Award as the region’s third-highest top producer. The Platinum Pinnacle award recognizes those associates who have achieved from $25 million to $50 million in closed volume in one year.

    The Gold Pinnacle was awarded to the fourth-highest producer, Barbara Maple of the Ponte Vedra office. Randy Martin, of the Mandarin South office also received Gold Pinnacle recognition closing out the region’s Top Five producers. The Gold Pinnacle award recognizes the associates who close volume between $10 million and $25 million. 

    Another new category of awards, the Rising Star, was created by Watson Realty Corp. leadership to recognize those associates who were licensed in 2013 and closed over $1 million in volume or had 10 new listings.

    The Rising Star recipients were Channing Berreuter, from the Atlantic Beach office; and Jean Summers, Ponte Vedra office for meeting and exceeding the closed volume quota. Camie Hastings of the Chafee office had more than 10 listings. Juanita Wright, Ponte Vedra office and Tony Caribaltes from the Southside office both closed more than $1 million and had more than 10 listings. 

    The Top Producing office for the region was the Ponte Vedra office which accounted for almost 10 percent of the company’s overall $2.6 billion in closed volume in 2013. The Intracoastal office had the second highest production, followed by the Mandarin South office in third place. Rounding out the Top 5 producing offices was the St. Johns office in fourth place and Atlantic Beach claimed fifth place. 

    Watson Relocation Services awarded the Intracoastal office with the Award of Excellence which salutes the office with the highest number of referrals per associate with a high conversion rate. Kyle Passkiewicz from the Intracoastal office received an award from the Relocation Division for having the most closed outgoing referrals. Michele Stewart from the Ponte Vedra Beach office received honorable mention for the second most closed outgoing referrals. 

    The title, mortgage, property management, and commercial divisions of the family of services also made presentations. The Watson Title Services of N. FL. Inc. awarded George and Jamie Ballou from the St. Johns office for the highest number of closings in 2013. The Mandarin South office had the highest number of closings; and the Oakleaf office had the highest capture rate. 

    The Hidden Hills office received an award from Watson Mortgage Corp. for the Top Non-Adjusted Capture Rate; and Mandarin South office won Top Adjusted Capture Rate. 

    Watson Property Management awarded Channing and Chuck Bernreuter of the Atlantic Beach office for having the most referrals in 2013; and the Fleming Island office won for having the most referrals to Property Management. Paul Porter won the Watson Commercial Top Agent award. 

    Watson Realty Corp. had an outstanding year in 2013 with more than $2.63 billion in closed sales volume or 14,501 transaction sides. Watson Realty Corp. is honored to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) and a three-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. In addition to trusted referrals, members of the LeadingRE network provide exceptional marketing advantages and knowledge to their buyers and sellers.
  • Watson Realty Corp.™ offices and associates win big at company’s North Central awards ceremony

    by Watson Realty | Jan 31, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla. – Jan.31, 2014 – Watson Realty Corp.™ celebrated and honored the performances of their associates, offices and staff at the company’s 48th annual North Central region awards ceremony. 

    The St. Augustine Beach office was awarded the Top Producing office in the region; and the second highest Top Producing office in closed volume production was St. Augustine. 

    The Top Producer for the region was the Gachet-Crum team who were awarded the Platinum Pinnacle Award. The Platinum Pinnacle award recognizes those associates who have achieved from $25 million to $50 million in closed volume in one year. The region’s second highest Top Producer, Elaine Wallace was awarded Gold Pinnacle recognition for closing volume between $10 million and $25 million. 

    DJ Kaufman, a sales associate from the Gainesville office joined the company in 2012, and received the Rookie of the Year award.  The Rookie of the Year is presented to the associate with the highest earnings during their first full year with Watson Realty Corp.™  In the calendar year of 2013, Kaufman also achieved the Silver Pinnacle Award; which is presented to associates with $5 million to $10 million in closed volume in one year.

    For the first time ever a new category of awards, the Rising Star, was created by Watson Realty Corp. leadership to recognize those associates who were licensed in 2013 and closed over $1 million in volume or had 10 new listings. The recipients of this new award were Tina Kidd from the Amelia Island office for meeting and exceeding the closed volume quota and Tom O’Shaughnessy from the St. Mary’s office for surpassing the listings criteria.

    Watson Relocation Services awarded the St. Augustine office with the Award of Excellence which salutes the office with the highest number of referrals per associate with a high conversion rate. David Alfin from the Palm Coast office received an award from the Relocation Division for having the most closed outgoing referrals. 

    The North Central annual awards ceremony luncheon was held on Jan. 29, at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel. 

    Watson Realty Corp.™ had an outstanding year in 2013 with more than $2.63 billion in closed sales volume or 14,501 transaction sides. Watson Realty Corp.™  is honored to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) and a three-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. In addition to trusted referrals, members of the LeadingRE network provide exceptional marketing advantages and knowledge to their buyers and sellers.
  • Watson Realty Corp. Associates Receive Million Dollar Guild Membership

    by Watson Realty | Jan 22, 2014
    Jacksonville, Fla.- Jan. 13, 2014- Watson Realty Corp. associates from the Ponte Vedra Beach office who formed a distinctive team, The Luxury Leaders, specializing in luxury homes; recently sold their third island property in the last two years. The property sold was located on the Intracoastal Waterway and closed for $1.3 million.

    The four-member team includes Jim Zeller, Linda Ostoski, Mark Ryan, and Rhonda Gummerman. The team was recognized by the prestigious Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for their recent performance in the million-dollar and above luxury home market in Northeast Florida.

    “A team approach allows us to offer more expansive knowledge, experience and marketing clout when selling a premiere property,” says Ostoski. “Our powerhouse team of Certified Luxury Home Specialists will specifically design a winning marketing plan to attract qualified buyers and sellers worldwide.”

    This outstanding performance along with the team earning their Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation allowed the team to earn the Institute’s Million Dollar Guild membership. This designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that these associates have earned the knowledge, experience, competence and confidence required for luxury real estate transactions. Members of the Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in the Top 10 percent of their markets.

    “Real estate professionals who have earned admittance to the Institute’s Million Dollar Guild® not only have specific upper-tier market knowledge, but they also understand the unique needs of affluent buyers and sellers and recognize the importance of being discreet,” said Institute President, Laurie Moore-Moore. “Whether you’re buying or selling a multi-million dollar property, you can depend upon the Institute’s Million Dollar Guild® members to have the competencies necessary to help you meet your objectives.”

    “To have this recognition of our accomplishments in serving Northeast Florida is an honor,” said Zeller. “It has strengthened our commitment to the community and its residents.”

    The Luxury Leaders have 25 years of combined real estate experience and specialize in the Northeast Florida luxury home market. In addition to having the CLHMS designations, the members are also members of the Luxury Portfolio Network®, another renowned luxury property network. The Luxury Leaders offers extraordinary real estate services to the elite through unparalleled integrity, discretion, loyalty and results.
  • Watson Realty Corp. associate receives 2013 Civic Leadership Award

    by Watson Realty | Jan 22, 2014
    DeLand, Fla. –Jan. 22, 2013 – Barbara Girtman from Watson Realty Corp. ™ Deland office was recently recognized at the annual DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce Installation Gala with the 2013 Civic Leadership Award for her contribution and passion for local economic development.

    “It was rewarding to receive this acknowledgment from the business community after just one year’s effort,” says Girtman. “2013 was a good year and I look forward to making 2014 even greater.”

    Under the civic leadership criteria, the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce provides leadership relating to issues that are important to the business community. It also aims to develop strategic regional partnerships and initiatives to advance the interests of its members and secure benefits from the regional economy. Girtman participated in the Deland Area Chamber of Commerce committees and partnerships; Orange City Alliance, FAB (Females About Business), MacDeLand, and the Creative Industry Alliance.

    “Barbara embraced the concept of engaging the community and giving back. By giving, with an open mind and heart, we actually receive,” says Jeff Fagan, Vice President and Managing Broker, Watson Realty Orlando Regional office. “It’s no coincidence that her business has also grown as well.” 

    Girtman joined the Watson Realty team in 2012; however she worked as a licensed real estate assistant in Pennsylvania. She is very passionate about real estate and utilizes her personal experiences and the highest professional performance to be a resourceful representative of the industry by keeping abreast of continuing market changes and opportunities.

    In her spare time, Girtman is actively involved in DeLand. Some of her many affiliations include, DeLand City Economic Committee, Greater Union Life Center, Community Crossroads Bridge Builders, Greater Spring Hill Association, and Rising Against All Odds.

    Watson Realty Corp.™ is honored to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ (LeadingRE) and a three-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. In addition to trusted referrals, members of the LeadingRE™ network provide exceptional marketing advantages and knowledge to their buyers and sellers.

    For more information or to view listings, Barbara Girtman can be reached by phone at 386.308.9058 or via email at BarbGirtman@WatsonRealtyCorp.com.