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  • Watson Realty Corp.’s Judy Bissell Addresses Relocation and Referral Forum in Nashville

    by Watson Realty | Aug 15, 2018

    Judy Bissell, Relocation Director with Watson Realty Corp., was a speaker at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Mid-Year Relocation & Referral Forum in Nashville, Tenn. August 2-3. Attendees included top relocation professionals who are members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), an invitation-only global real estate network.

     Bissell presented information on speed networking, sharing insights on making new connections in record time.

     “Speed networking is always popular and a fun way of getting to know other relocation professionals,” said Bissell.

     Bissell joined an accomplished line-up of speakers, including keynoter Ryan Avery, an Emmy-award winning journalist and best-selling author who shared insights on developing meaningful connections to strengthen business relationships. Other sessions centered on best practices for delivering superior relocation services, whether assisting clients with real estate needs outside the local market, serving individuals moving into the area or working with corporate relocation clients.

     “Our network excels in the relocation arena, with an average of 120 client introductions made daily among our members worldwide,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “The Forum gave us the opportunity to bring together the relocation professionals who are so passionate about serving the unique needs of these relocating clients to learn from one another and strengthen their skills even more.”

     “Ryan Avery, the Keynote Speaker was great! He held an interactive session on effective communication showing us how to connect more and convince less,” said Bissell.

      Watson Realty Corp. is the South Georgia and North, Central and East Florida representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Watson Realty Corp. provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach, and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide. 
  • Watson Realty Corp. Appoints Paige Cosgrove as Head of Strategic Growth and Development

    by Watson Realty | Aug 01, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Paige Cosgrove has joined the Watson family as head of Strategic Growth and Development.

     

    Cosgrove will be applying her expertise in attracting experienced talent to the company, overseeing process improvement, and collaborating on development of training and coaching programs. Additionally, Cosgrove will support company growth initiatives through mergers and acquisitions.

     

    Ed Forman announced Cosgrove’s appointment last week: “We are excited to have Paige joining the Watson family,” said Forman. “She has a wealth of experience and knowledge to add to the company, and we look forward to working together.”

     

    Cosgrove has nearly 16 years of experience in the real estate industry. She comes to Watson after serving as the Director of Strategic Growth and Development for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty in the Maryland/Virginia/DC area. Here, she created and implemented growth strategy. She is an entrepreneurial-minded professional accomplished at leading sales offices to the top, from conception to grand opening and beyond.

     

    Cosgrove admires Watson’s commitment to upholding traditional values.

     

    “I admire Ed Forman, especially, and his industry knowledge. I’m looking forward to working with him as a mentor and a leader,” said Cosgrove. “I have been truly welcomed to the Watson family and could not ask for a better home.”

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

    by Watson Realty | Jul 27, 2018

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

     

    North Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Debbie Shagnea Group – Mandarin South

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Missy DeKay – Ponte Vedra

    Rita Hall Team – St. Marys

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

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Ray Team – Ponte Vedra

    Gerry Williamson – South Beach

    Ash-Rose Team – Nocatee

    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North

    Angela Garcia – Amelia Island

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Sue Molly – Intracoastal

    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island

    Ashley Goswami – Hodges

    Joe Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Pam Hodges – Hidden Hills

    Misty Phillips – Nocatee

    Kay Stalvey – Duval Station

    K & B Kennedy Team – Atlantic Beach

    Hudnall Team – Southside

    Foster/Nelson Team – Ft. Caroline

    Janine Basford – Southside

    Pam Paulk Minor – St. Marys

    Belinda Felscher – Avondale/Ortega

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Debbie Shagnea Group – Mandarin South

    K & B Kennedy Team – Atlantic Beach

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Walker-Vergales Team – Mandarin North

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

    Angela Garcia – Amelia Island

    Jon Singleton – Avondale/Ortega

    Rita Hall Team – St. Marys

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    David and Clair Team – San Marco/San Jose

    Will Vasana – Southside

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Sharon Sherwood – Intracoastal

    David Gatto – South Beach

    Toni Randall – Hodges

    Susan Hughes – Hidden Hills

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    Tatum Taylor – St. Marys

    Beard Team – Ponte Vedra

    Pondo-Miller Team – Nocatee

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Foster/Nelson Team – Ft. Caroline

    Joe Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Missi Howell – Ponte Vedra

    Judy Lassiter – Nocatee

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Team McEwen – Amelia Island

    Bowen Team – Avondale/Ortega

    Anthony Loyd – Ft. Caroline

     

     

    North Central Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Betsy Picot – St. Johns

    Dawn Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Gerard Nicholson – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Neil Avery – Fleming Island

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Krawczyk Team – Chaffee Rd.

    Deirdre Murphy – Gainesville

    Sheila Clark – St. Augustine

    Ali Burchfield – St. Augustine Beach

    Megan Farrell Team – Hammock

    The Hartley Group – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Phil Becker – Ocala

    Andrea Pittenger – Palm Coast

    Dream Team Jax – Fleming Island

    Wanda Taylor – Chaffee Rd.

    Jean Calderwood – Tioga

    Your Holm Team – Middelburg

    Tina Raulerson – Middleburg

    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding

    Ruby Sepulveda – Putnam County

    Johanson Team – Palm Coast

    Listers of the Month

     

    Dawn Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Bryan Kallam – Fleming Island

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Krawczyk Team – Chaffee Rd.

    Paul Wenglowsky – St. Augustine

    Kim Martin – St. Johns

    Emily Carter – Middleburg

    Megan Farrell Team – Hammock

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Ellen Dittman – Orange Park Blanding

    Whitney Redford – Putnam County

    Elaine Wallace – St. Augustine Beach

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Sallie Ross Team – Fleming Island

    Sherron Skibo – Palm Coast

    Your Holm Team – Middleburg

    Lisa Helms – Chaffee Rd.

    Shelley Chappell – Tioga

    Phil Becker – Ocala

    The Hartley Group – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Mako Real Estate Group – Palm Coast

     

     

    Central Florida Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    White-Pavek Team – DeLand

    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Jay Kendall – Orlando SW

    The Sister Team – Mount Dora

    Cindy Walker – New Smyrna Beach

    Monique McGuire – Clermont

    Jane Dennis – ChampionsGate

    Kip Ripper – Longwood

    Lisa West – Mount Dora

    Chuck Shaver – DeLand

    Chris Young – Vero Beach

    TJ Jarosik – Ormond Beach

    Cheryl Cloughly – Wekiva/Longwood

    The Veigle Group – Oviedo

    SueEllen Blanchard – Kissimmee

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    Maribel Zimeri – Maitland

    Nieves Team – Kissimmee

    Sweet-Sorbello Team – ChampionsGate

    The Jim Ruddy Team – Longwood

    Team Taylor – Clermont

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Chuck Shaver – DeLand

    Foster-Jensen Team – DeLand

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Chris Young – Vero Beach

    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo

    The Sister Team – Mount Dora

    The Jim Ruddy Team – Longwood

    Deborah Perry – Londwood

    Monique McGuire – Clermont

    Eve Metlis – Orlando SW

    Bob Stein – Port Orange

    Jay Laing – Ormond Beach

    Tom O’Brien – Heathrow

    Zachary Lay – ChampionsGate

    Caroline Pepin – New Smyrna Beach

    Team Simmonds – Clermont

    Jose Davila – Kissimmee

    Nancy McCloskey – Mount Dora

    Weaver-Ricks Team – Ovideo

    Martinez Team – Kissimmee

    Elisa Edwards – Maitland

    Jim Smolinsky – Port St. Lucie

    Janine Howell – Port Charlotte

  • Watson Realty Corp. Appoints Michael Blazek Vice President and Managing Broker of Baymeadows/Sunbeam Office

    by Watson Realty | Jul 23, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Michael Blazek has joined the Watson family as Vice President and Managing Broker of its Baymeadows/Sunbeam Office.

     

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

     

    Ed Forman, President of Watson Realty Corp., announced Blazeks’ appointment last week. “I am pleased to welcome Michael to the Baymeadows/Sunbeam office as our new VP and Managing Broker,” said Forman. “Michael has a fresh insight into the business, and we’re excited to have him join our team.”

     

    Blazek has nearly four years of experience in the real estate industry. Blazek comes to Watson from Ohio where he was a General Manager in the food industry, prior to moving to Florida and pivoting to real estate. The inception of Blazek’s calling in real estate began with property management at the Watson Atlantic Beach office in January 2014. That same year, Blazek decided to transition into sales in December to gain a full spectrum of skills in the industry.

     

    Blazek has also been serving as an integral part of the Atlantic Beach team as the technology trainer and new associate mentor. As a tech guru, his main goal is to focus on the future of his associates and allowing them to utilize technology to grow their business.

     

    “I have a phenomenal group of associates, and I can give them direction on where to take their business in their future,” said Blazek. “I want them to use all the technological resources we can provide to bring their business to new levels by staying connected.”

     

    Blazek strives to make the home buying experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

     

    “My motto is: believe you can, and you’re halfway there,” said Blazek.

  • Rekindle Your Connection to the Outdoors with These Remarkable Riverfront Properties

    by Watson Realty | Jul 18, 2018

    There’s a lot more to waterfront living than the ocean. Northeast Florida’s beaches certainly offer plenty of spectacular spots to call home, but maybe the sand and surf aren’t for you. If privacy and an unfiltered connection to nature sound more your speed, then feast your eyes on some of Northeast Florida’s finest riverfront properties below. 

    Riverfront Gem in the Timucuan Preserve
    12827 Ft. Caroline Road #1, Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Looking for the ultimate combination of natural beauty and unrivaled privacy? Then this radiant gem of a home is the one for you. Stretching across one-and-a-half acres of one of Northeast Florida’s highest bluffs, this electronically gated estate boasts easy access to the river from its attached boathouse. No matter where you are on this property, you’re guaranteed a great view – especially from the enclosed pool overlooking the river.

    Stately Orange Park Estate
    1102 Wyndegate Drive, Orange Park, FL 32073

    Framed by moss-draped live oak trees in the front and the calm waters of Doctors Lake in the back, this custom home features lots to love. Try 20-foot ceilings in the great room or the sprawling kitchen just begging to host a dinner party. An in-home elevator lets you travel up to the expansive level with no effort, while the four-car garage offers plenty of room to hold all your toys. Simply put: this house is larger than life.

    Custom Riverfront Home with Excellent Sunset Views
    3060 State Road 13, St. Johns, FL 32259

    Picture this: You’ve finally made it home after a long, taxing day at the office. You and your family enjoy a freshly cooked meal straight from your exquisite chef’s kitchen before heading to the screened-in lanai to kick back just in time for another sunset of pastel pinks and oranges. As the night comes to a close, you retire to your spacious master suite – maybe you even take a soothing dip in the Japanese jetted tub in the master bathroom. Another evening well-spent in the riverfront home of your dreams.

    Elegant Brick House Overlooking the St. Johns
    3180 State Road 13, St. Johns, FL 32259

    Gated entrance, full brick exterior, decorative glass doors – even from outside, this elegant house impresses. Step inside to be truly floored by its gourmet kitchen and private owner’s suite with his and her closets and jetted garden tub. Through the back door you’ll find a luxurious deck complete with grill and sizable swimming pool – the perfect spot to spend your summer evenings overlooking the St. Johns River.

    A Boater’s Delight in the Heart of Jacksonville
    4618 Empire Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207

    Situated on a private cul-de-sac in Empire Point, this awe-inspiring abode offers a little something extra on top of its riverfront status: incredible views of Jacksonville’s dazzling skyline. You’re not far from that skyline, either; this home is a short drive away from downtown, as well as San Marco, the St. Johns Town Center, and more. If you’d rather navigate the river, push off from the community dock and you can easily boat to the Jacksonville Landing, TIAA Bank Field, or just enjoy some great fishing.
  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Salespersons and Listers of the Month for May 2018

    by Watson Realty | Jun 20, 2018

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

     

    North Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Debbie Shagnea Group – Mandarin South

    Beard Team – Ponte Vedra

    Suela Lekaj – Ponte Vedra

    McEwen Team – Amelia Island

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

    Amy Terry – Atlantic Beach

    Kim Brown – Mandarin South

    Darlene Joseph – Mandarin North

    Angie Clausen – Intracoastal

    David Gatto – South Beach

    Ash-Rose Team – Nocatee

    Sharon Mills – Hodges

    Dream Home Team Jax – San Marco/San Jose

    Rita Hall Team – St. Marys

    Kim Kowal – Avondale/Ortega

    David and Clair Team – Mandarin North

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    Waldrip Team – Avondale/Ortega

    Joe Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Stephanie Henderson – Southside

    Suzanne Thompson – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Hudnall Team – Southside

    Laura Rosener – Hidden Hills

    Brandi Burton – St. Marys

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    Foster/Nelson Team – Ft. Caroline

    Scott Friedlander – Amelia Island

    Sara Conrad – Ft. Caroline

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    K & B Kennedy Team – Atlantic Beach

    Misty Phillips – Nocatee

    Impact Team – South Beach

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    David and Clair Team – Mandarin North

    Rita Hall Team – St. Marys

    Debbie Shagnea Group – Mandarin South

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

    Jon Singleton – Avondale/Ortega

    Charles & Lorna Anno Team – San Jose/San Marco

    Katherine Etheridge – Mandarin North

    Solomon Group – Amelia Island

    Luis Perez Roman – Southside

    Tatum Taylor – St. Marys

    Palmer Marketing Group – Atlantic Beach

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra

    Pondo-Miller Team – Nocatee

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    David Gatto – South Beach

    Judy Lassiter – Nocatee

    Angela Garcia – Amelia Island

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Beard Team – Ponte Vedra

    Jeri Gething – Hidden Hills

    Sandra Richardson – San Marco/San Jose

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Ronda Lussier – Intracoastal

    Foster/Nelson Team – Ft. Caroline

    Hudnall Team – Southside

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Laura Huesgen – Hodges

    Sara Conrad – Ft. Caroline

     

     

    North Central Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Elaine Wallace – St. Augustine Beach

    Neil Avery – Fleming Island

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Betsy Picot – St. Johns

    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville

    Sallie Ross Team – Fleming Island

    Dawn Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Krawczyk Team – Chafee Rd.

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Karrie Forrester – Middleburg

    Megan Farrell Team – Hammock

    Don Ladson – Chaffee Rd.

    Sherron Skibo – Palm Coast

    Miles Patterson – Tioga

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Your Holm Team – Middelburg

    Debby Duenow – St. Augustine

    Linda O’Malley – Hammock

    Michael Edwards – Putnam County

    The Hartley Group – Orange Park Oakleaf

    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding

    Philip Becker – Ocala

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Dawn Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville

    Richard DeCeglie – Palm Coast

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Bryan Kallam – Fleming Island

    Wanda Taylor – Chaffee Rd.

    Pat LeRoy Team – Fleming Island

    Kim Martin – St. Johns

    The Hartley Group – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Krawczyk Team – Chafee Rd.

    Megan Farrell Team – Hammock

    Your Holm Team – Middleburg

    Cynthia Jones – Middleburg

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Brian Butler – Tioga

    Tanya Cervo – St. Augustine

    Whitney Redford – Putnam County

    Cathy Baird – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Ellen Dittman – Orange Park Blanding

    Cindy Balla – St. Augustine Beach

    Johanson Team – Palm Coast

    Philip Becker – Ocala

     

     

    Central Florida Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Fran Zvaigzne – Oviedo

    Kristie Baumgartner – Mount Dora

    Becky Singleton – DeLand

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    Sue Webb – ChampionsGate

    Jensen-Foster Team – DeLand

    The Jim Ruddy Team – Longwood

    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Joanne Kebeck – Port St. Lucie

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    Allen Mates – Clermont

    Team Taylor – Clermont

    Maryanna Zito – Port Charlotte

    Eve Metlis – Orlando SW

    Pierce Team – Mount Dora

    William Farrell – Kissimmee

    The Veigle Group – Oviedo

    Fleshman Team – Kissimmee

    Deborah Perry – Longwood

    Sweet-Sorbello Team – ChampionsGate

    Elisa Edwards – Maitland

    Jaclyn Wolverton – Vero Beach

    Melody Travers – Ormond Beach

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    White-Pavek Team – DeLand

    Lisa Bertossa – Oviedo

    Monique McGuire – Clermont

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    Eve Metlis – Orlando SW

    Pierce Team – Mount Dora

    Cliff Clover – Kissimmee

    Chris Young – Vero Beach

    Chuck Shaver – DeLand

    Terry Pate – Melbourne

    Jane Dennis – ChampionsGate

    Jill Cohen – Longwood

    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach

    JoAnn Larsen – Mount Dora

    Sandi Creyaufmiller – Port St. Lucie

    Maryanna Zito – Port Charlotte

    Sweet-Sorbello Team – ChampionsGate

    TJ Jarosik – Ormond Beach

    The Jim Ruddy Team – Longwood

    Maribel Zimeri – Maitland

    The Veigle Group – Oviedo

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Team Simmonds – Clermont

    Goldenberg Team – Kissimmee

  • Watson Realty Corp.’s Whyslaine ‘Leny’ Fequiere Visits LeadingRE Brokerage In San Jose, Costa Rica

    by Watson Realty | Jun 19, 2018

    Whyslaine ‘Leny’ Fequiere, sales associate at Watson Realty Corp.’s Southside office, recently traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica. During her visit, she took the opportunity to connect with a fellow Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) brokerage, LX Costa Rica, to learn more about their local real estate market and make valuable international connections.

     

    Leny met with Andrés Riggioni, Broker of LX Costa Rica. Andrés explained the complexities and challenges of real estate in Costa Rica and discussed the ways his brokerage best serves the marketplace.

     

    “Costa Rica is a natural paradise, complete with clear ocean waters, hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes, and endless greenery. Because of all these natural wonders, Costa Rica is the perfect location for a vacation home,” said Leny. “However, the real estate market in Costa Rica is very complex and unregulated. It’s open to anyone who wishes to act as a representative for the sale or the purchase of a property. In order to find your personal vacation paradise in Costa Rica, working with an experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable representative is a must!”

     

    LX Costa Rica focuses on high-end properties (over $1.5 million) and provides a professional and personal touch to their local and international clientele. In order to serve a wider market, LX Costa Rica has also launched "Nativo"; a separate branch of the company that provides the same quality service but focuses on more moderately priced properties ($220K-$1 million).

     “I personally met with representatives from LX Costa Rica and Nativo and experienced their warmth, hospitality, and real estate expertise first-hand,” said Leny. “If you are looking for a vacation home or your dream residence in Costa Rica, I highly recommend the professional staff at LX Costa Rica and Nativo for your real estate needs.”

     

    About LX Costa Rica   

    The LX team, led by Andrés Riggioni and Clari Vega, is committed to matching buyers with extraordinary properties. LX Costa Rica has been serving the needs of discerning buyers from all over the world looking to purchase in central Costa Rica since 2012. Each seller receives a customized marketing plan to ensure a timely sale. In addition, the LX team works with a select group of service providers who are focused on luxury real estate to ensure a smooth transaction. Many customers routinely express appreciation for the personal service and attention to detail offered by LX Costa Rica. The company was awarded the Butterfly Mark in April 2016 in acknowledgment of their commitment towards making a positive social impact, as a result of their alliance with charitable organizations and the development of local community related activities.

               

    For more information about LX Costa Rica, please visit https://lxcostarica.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

  • 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!”