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  • WATSON REALTY CORP. CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER CARLOTTA LANDSCHOOT AND WATSON CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC. PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER GARY LANDSCHOOT ATTEND LEADINGRE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

    by Watson Realty | Oct 18, 2018
     

    Watson Realty Corp. Chief Operating Officer Carlota Landschoot and Watson Construction Group, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Landschoot were guests at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® International Symposium on September 27-29, at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain.

    The conference offered top-tier industry professionals affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) the opportunity to gain insights into the global marketplace and discuss new strategies for growing a business. The event brought together attendees from 27 countries around the globe, including the United Kingdom, Romania, Thailand, Malta, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, and South Africa.

    Keynote speakers included DFA Intercultural Global Solutions Founder Dean Foster, who addressed cultural competency and the importance of thinking globally when working across cultures. Wendy Alexander, executive consultant of New Zealand’s largest privately-owned real estate company, Barfoot & Thompson, shared success strategies for thriving in a fiercely competitive business.

    Luxury Portfolio International® President Stephanie Anton spoke about similarities and differences in global consumers around the world, presenting sharp insight into building international connections with luxury buyers. Anton shared exclusive insight into the latest trends in the luxury market, reviewing what is happening with the global affluent and how to best leverage the tools of Luxury Portfolio International in a local market.

    LeadingRE’s Executive Director of Global Operations Chris Dietz addressed trends in key growth markets and facilitated discussions with member panelists on real estate practices in their local markets. Attendees also heard from LeadingRE President/Chief Operating Officer Paul Boomsma, who discussed the top trends affecting real estate in 2018, including the fusion of global growth and advanced technologies.

    “As we continue to strengthen our network worldwide, we find incredible value in bringing together real estate leaders from diverse markets that benefit from the experience, insight and range of perspectives that come from our global membership,” Boomsma said. “Those who attended the symposium are committed to delivering a superior experience for real estate consumers. By learning about the latest market trends, technology initiatives and best practices, they distinguish themselves as market leaders.

  • 4 Jacksonville Haunted Houses to Visit Before Halloween

    by Watson Realty | Oct 10, 2018

    Halloween is almost among us, which means time is running out to get your spook on. If you aren’t in the scary spirit yet, don’t fret! There are still a few frightful attractions in Jacksonville that will fill you with fear just in time for All Hallows’ Eve.

    Haunt Nights at Adventure Landing

    Beaches - 1944 Beach Blvd.

    Thursdays-Sundays through Halloween

    Adventure Landing’s annual Haunt Nights boasts four chilling haunted houses for intrepid explorers to investigate, including an ancient mental asylum and a research facility that’s overrun with zombies. If you need to shake off some of the fear, there’s even a ticket package that includes a go-kart race or a game of mini-golf. Tickets can be purchased here.

    The Old Spanish Trail

    Westside – 13535 West Beaver St.

    Thursday - Sunday Nights through October 28

    Take a trip out to The Old Spanish Trail for a journey into madness you won’t soon forget. This sprawling two acre trail features three distinct themes for you to creep through. At the center of it all is a haunted building from the 18th century. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online here.

    Warehouse 31 Unleashed

    Southside - 11262 Beach Blvd.

    Thursday-Sunday through November 3; Additional dates include 10/29, 10/30, & 10/31

    Face off against deranged clowns in a twisted circus or investigate a formerly popular meat factory that was mysteriously shut down over night more than a hundred years ago. These are only two of the four terrifying haunted houses available for brave visitors willing to face their fears at Warehouse 31 Unleashed. If you think you’ve got what it takes to make it through each horrifying setting, grab your ticket here.

    The Haunted Brewery

    Northside - 111 Busch Drive

    October 19, 20, 26, & 27

    Jacksonville’s Anheuser-Busch brewery has been overrun by all manner of foul creatures that go bump in the night! Gather up your squad and lead the hunt against the zombie horde that’s descended upon the brewery. Once you’ve done some damage to the zombies, head to the haunted putt ‘n crawl or the Creepy Clown CarnEVIL for some relaxation. For more details on these attractions and more, head here

  • Four of Florida’s Finest Luxury Dining Rooms

    by Watson Realty | Sep 26, 2018

    The holidays are right around the corner, and for many of us that means preparing for the blitz of massive family dinners. If you’ve played host in years before, then you’ll know the value of a good dining room.

    But what makes a dining area good? Is it size? Is it décor? Is it versatility? Ultimately it comes down to whatever you need it to be, but we’ve highlighted four of the finest luxury dining rooms that embody each of these qualities in unique ways.   

     





     A Touch of Coastal Elegance

    245 Cayman Court, Jacksonville, FL 32250

    Make your guests feel like they’re visiting oceanic royalty with a dinner party in this coastal palace. Soft blue walls and décor that evokes life under the sea lends a majestic quality to this dining room, one that your guests are sure to love.

     

    Perfect for Casual & Formal Occasions
    596 E Kesley Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32259

    With a formal dining room and a separate breakfast room, this home is the perfect fit for any event. Holiday dinners with extended family are just as breezy as a classy brunch with friends in this spectacular custom home.

     

    A Magnificent Dining Room for a Magnificent Home
    1228 Windsor Harbor Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Stretched out over a whopping 10,000+ square feet, this stately Jacksonville residence is in a class of its own. So it makes sense that its dining room is also a cut above most. The eye-catching table in the center of the room and the gorgeous chandelier hanging above are just the start. A remarkable aquarium teeming with life and large windows overlooking the home’s courtyard pool provide excellent dinner time views no matter where you’re seated. 

    Mediterranean Inspired Masterpiece
    5750 Emerington Crescent, Orlando, FL 32819

    Polished marble floors and beautiful wrought iron beckon you inside this truly stunning Mediterranean masterpiece. A spacious dining area offers a lot of freedom to create the hosting space you desire, while the open bar and countertops provide the perfect serving area to lay out appetizers and other dishes.

  • WATSON REALTY CORP. PROMOTES TAMMY VLAH TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, WATSON RELOCATION SERVICES

    by Watson Realty | Sep 21, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce the promotion of Tammy Vlah to Executive Vice President, Watson Relocation Services.

    In her new role, Vlah will have oversight of global relocation services and asset management services for the company’s entire footprint.

    Vlah joined Watson Realty Corp. in June of 2005. She has been an integral part of the growth of the Relocation Services division and very active in the relocation industry. Vlah is in her second year as president of SHRM Jacksonville, a former member of both the RELO Direct Advisory Council & Economic Development Council with the Jacksonville Chamber, as well as a recipient of the “40 Under 40” award presented by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Prior to joining Watson, Vlah lived in the Orlando area for almost a decade where she worked in the real estate industry.

    "I’m fortunate to have seen the evolution of our relocation division, which resulted in tremendous success, and I’m looking forward to the collaboration between Judy Bissell, VP, Director of Relocation, and Sharon Juhasz, VP, Manager, Real Estate Services," said Vlah. "Together, with our team of talented professionals, we will execute a strategy taking us to the next level carrying on that legacy."

    Vlah will continue to report to Carlotta Landschoot, Chief Operating Officer.

  • WATSON REALTY CORP. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CARLOTTA LANDSCHOOT AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

    by Watson Realty | Sep 20, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlotta W. Landschoot as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position.

    Landschoot, a 25-year veteran of the company, will oversee core operations including marketing, relocation, information technology, training, and ebusiness. Landschoot, the eldest daughter of Watson Founder and Chairman of the Board, William A. Watson, Jr., has earned a reputation of excellence in the real estate and relocation community and is poised to help lead the organization to the next level.

    After earning her Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and her Master’s from Florida State University, Landschoot charted her own course by obtaining her CPA license and accepting a position with Price Waterhouse. After seven years of auditing large corporations and having the opportunity to see their inner workings, her father persuaded her to join the company as Chief Financial Officer. Soon following, she was promoted to VP/Director of Relocation. Over the decades, she was appointed to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Advisory Council where she ultimately became Chairman.

    She has been active over the years in industry groups and has received numerous awards and recognition. Her most notable achievement was orchestrating the activities of the company to be the recipient of the coveted Diamond Award from LeadingRE on five different occasions.

     "I look forward to continuing to work with our ‘best in class’ leaders to propel the company to new heights," said Landschoot.

  • WATSON REALTY CORP.’S INGE NELSON VISITS LEADINGRE ® BROKERAGE IN INDONESIA

    by Watson Realty | Sep 06, 2018

    Inge Nelson, Watson Associate at the Fort Caroline office, visited with KR Property, a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) member, in Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia. Nelson took the opportunity to travel abroad at the tail-end of August to learn more about the region’s local real estate market and make valuable international connections.

     

    Nelson met with Hilda Sintia, assistant to the broker at KR Property. The two discussed investment/vacation properties in Indonesia for foreigners looking to buy.

     

    Inge learned the ownership of a property in Indonesia is a complex matter. Sintia explained the intricacies and challenges of real estate in Indonesia.

     

    “There are no circumstances in which foreigners can own property with freehold (Hak Milik) in Indonesia. This title is only for Indonesian nationals,” said Sintia. “In order to own a property, you have to use Hak Pakai (right of use) property. With this title, you must meet three criteria: First, you must legally reside here by having a temporary resident permit. Second, the property must be a new property from developers and cannot be a second-hand property. Third, in the special capital region of Jakarta, the minimum property price you can buy as a foreigner is 10 billion rupiah.”

      

    KR Property prides itself on being a company that values cultivating long-term relationships with both agents and clients locally and internationally.

     

    “It was such a great experience to learn about the investor market in Indonesia,” said Nelson, “compared to the United States’.”

     

    If you are looking for a vacation property in Indonesia, Nelson will make a connection to our network broker who will help you navigate through the multifaceted process.

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

    by Watson Realty | Aug 24, 2018

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

     

    North Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Beard Team – Ponte Vedra

    Missy DeKay – Ponte Vedra

    Debbie Shagnea Group – Mandarin South

    Tom Moore – Intracoastal

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

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

    Rita Hall Team – St. Marys

    David Gatto – South Beach

    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island

    Jon Singleton – San Marco/San Jose

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    Julie Bentley – Mandarin North

    Ash-Rose Team – Nocatee

    Jennifer Solomon – Amelia Island

    DeCastro Team – Hidden Hills

    Will Vasana – Southside

    Sharon Mills – Hodges

    Tatum Taylor – St. Marys

    MaryBeth Murray – Nocatee

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    K & B Kennedy Team – Atlantic Beach

    Harold Isgette – Hidden Hills

    Lisa Martinelli – Mandarin South

    Kim Kowal – Avondale/Ortega

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Foster/Nelson Team – Ft. Caroline

    Sara Conrad – Ft. Caroline

    Bowen Team – Avondale/Ortega

    Impact Team – South Beach

    Hudnall Team – Southside

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Debbie Shagnea Group – Mandarin South

    Walker-Vergales Team – Mandarin North

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

    Bob Piljay – St. Marys

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    Katherine Etheridge – Mandarin North

    Paula Powell – Intracoastal

    David Gatto – South Beach

    Angela Garcia – Amelia Island

    David and Clair Team – San Marco/San Jose

    Rita Hall Team – St. Marys

    Palmer Marketing Group – Atlantic Beach

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    Kelly Perkins – Hodges

    Dawn DuBose – Mandarin South

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    Luis Perez Roman – Southside

    Keith Waldrip Team – Avondale/Ortega

    Heather Gill – Avondale/Ortega

    Joe Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Pamela Hodges – Hidden Hills

    Hudnall Team – Southside

    Ray Team – Ponte Vedra

    Bandelin-Hagan Team – Amelia Island

    David Carter – Nocatee

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra

    Oyler Team – Nocatee

    Terrell Nelson – Ft. Caroline

    Foster/Nelson Team – Ft. Caroline

     

     

    North Central Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Stephanie Olsen – St. Johns

    Bryan Kallam – Fleming Island

    Dawn Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Elaine Wallace – St. Augustine Beach

    Sallie Ross Team – Fleming Island

    Karrie Forrester – Middleburg

    Andrea Pittenger – Palm Coast

    Debby Duenow – St. Augustine

    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville

    Wanda Taylor – Chaffee Rd.

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Megan Farrell Team – Hammock

    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding

    Krawczyk Team – Chaffee Rd.

    Michael Mooney – Tioga

    Nancy BarBera – Keystone Heights

    Mako Real Estate Group  – Palm Coast

    Gayle Alliston – Ocala

    Your Holm Team – Middelburg

    Mary Goss-Crowson – Hammock

    Whitney Redford – Putnam County

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Sheila Clark – St. Augustine

    Gayle Logan – St. Augustine Beach

    Krawczyk Team – Chaffee Rd.

    Deborah Hatcher – Middleburg

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Josette Joseph – Fleming Island

    Teresa Jacalone Team – St. Augustine

    Kim Martin – St. Johns

    Pam Richardson – Palm Coast

    Mako Real Estate Group – Palm Coast

    Carol Sellers – Chaffee Rd.

    Jennifer Barona – Gainesville

    Whitney Redford – Putnam County

    Michael Mooney – Tioga

    Mark Feagle – Orange Park Blanding

    Brenda Lepper – Ocala

    Bernard Short – Hammock

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    The Hartley Group – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Sallie Ross Team – Fleming Island

    Megan Farrell Team – Hammock

     

    Central Florida Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Jay Kendall – Orlando SW

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo

    Team Simmonds – Clermont

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    Jensen/Foster Team – DeLand

    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach

    Elisa Edwards – Maitland

    Deborah Perry – Longwood

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    The Veigle Group – Oviedo

    Kris Persaud – Clermont

    The Jim Ruddy Team – Longwood

    Chuck Shaver – DeLand

    Helen Weaver – Kissimmee

    Pierce Team – Mount Dora

    Chandra Maraj – ChampionsGate

    Lisa Duncan – Ormond Beach

    Daniel Dahl – Mount Dora

    Sandi Creyaufmiller – Port St. Lucie

    Sweet-Sorbello Team – ChampionsGate

    Martinez Team – Kissimmee

    Jeananne Barbee – Wekiva/Longwood

    Chris Young – Vero Beach

    Janine Howell – Port Charlotte

    Terry Pate – Melbourne

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Chuck Shaver – DeLand

    Helen Weaver – Kissimmee

    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    White-Pavek Team – DeLand

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    Kris Persaud – Clermont

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Saida Ali – Orlando SW

    Melissa Horbal – Mount Dora

    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo

    Lee Cameron – Maitland

    Team Simmonds – Clermont

    The Jim Ruddy Team – Longwood

    The Sister Team – Mount Dora

    Terri Misek – Longwood

    Nieves Team – Kissimmee

    Antonios Kappos – ChampionsGate

    Paul Hutton – Port St. Lucie

    Randy Horowitz – Vero Beach

    Marti Benz – Ormond Beach

    Sweet-Sorbello Team – ChampionsGate

    Maryanna Zito – Port Charlotte

  • Watson Associate Gonzalo Mejia Named Florida Realtors® Educator of the Year

    by Watson Realty | Aug 24, 2018

    Watson Associate Gonzalo Mejia has been named Florida Realtors® Educator of the Year for 2018.

     

    Mejia is a member of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® (NEFAR) and a passionate proponent of the value of education and professional development. Gonzalo works out of the San Jose Watson office.

     

    “Mejia is always willing to go the extra mile for NEFAR and his fellow members,” says NEFAR Education Director Cindy Foley.

     

    In addition to teaching education classes at his local board, he also serves as an instructor for New Member Orientation, helping novice members learn about antitrust and fair-housing regulations, the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and the benefits of REALTOR® membership. Mejia was named as NEFAR's Educator of the Year in 2014 and named NEFAR’s Realtor of the Year for 2016.

     

    Originally from Lima, Peru, Mejia helped produce a Spanish version of the Code of Ethics class for Florida Realtors®. Mejia utilizes his 14 years of real estate experience to teach Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) topics such as professional standards, law, finance, brokerage and international business. He is a member of the state association's Professional Development, Diversity and Global Business committees, as well as the YPN (Young Professionals Network) Advisory Group. He graduated from Florida Realtors® Leadership Academy in 2012 and currently serves as the 2018 chairman for the program.

     

    Mejia also is an instructor for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), teaching multiple designation/certification courses. Mejia is an international speaker, having spoken for NAR's latest annual convention and taught a social media class for NAR at the Camara Inmobiliaria Uruguaya (CIU) in Montevideo, Uruguay.

     

    “I believe the most important part of any journey is to enjoy the process and have as much fun as you can while doing it,” Mejia said.

  • Former Watson Agent, Tiffany Selby, Returns to Company

    by Watson Realty | Aug 23, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce that former Watson agent, Tiffany Selby, has returned to re-join the Intracoastal office of Watson Realty.

     

    She will be applying her expertise in residential re-sales and new construction home sales, specifically with buyers who may not recognize the benefits tailored to them.

     

    “I love helping first-time homebuyers and veterans find their dream home,” said Selby. “There are so many amazing programs available that a lot of homebuyers aren’t aware of. I also specialize in the luxury market and helping doctors, dentists, and many other medical professionals purchase their dream home with special loans specifically for their profession.”

     

    Head of Strategic Growth and Development, Paige Cosgrove, announced Selby’s return, saying “Tiffany is an experienced young professional, and we are thrilled to have her return to the Watson family.”

     

    Selby has nearly four years of experience in the real estate industry. She is a Jacksonville native, but has lived all over the continental U.S. from Los Angeles, CA to Las Vegas, NV to St. Louis, MO and Orlando. Her experience in living in diverse cities provides her with a breadth of knowledge in real estate trends across the country.

     

    Selby is elated to be back in the Jacksonville area with her family, and admires Watson’s ability to provide her clients with additional quality services.

     

    “Many of the programs we provide to our customers are through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. Having a locally recognized name behind me makes Watson a perfect fit,” said Selby. “I have discovered that Jacksonville continues to grow rapidly, and I am very excited about everything it has to offer – including the beautiful year-round weather!”

  • Embrace True Florida Living with These Marvelous Waterfront Homes

    by Watson Realty | Aug 22, 2018

    Considering it’s surrounded on three sides by water, it should come as no surprise that Florida is flush with luxurious waterfront properties. So while we’ve shared a handful of exquisite oceanfront and riverfront properties in the last two months, there are still plenty of stunning waterfront homes throughout Northeast Florida that are sure to wind up on a few “Dream Home” lists.







    Incredible Dock-Equipped Waterfront Estate
    1416 Moss Creek, Jacksonville, FL 32225 – Sharon Mills

    Just minutes away from the Intracoastal, you’ll have expansive water views from the front and back of this awe-inspiring estate. You’ll spend lots of time outside with the heated pool, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen in your backyard. After a day cooking out or fishing off the attached dock, retire to the comfort of the decked-out theater before calling it a night in the spacious master suite.

    A Boater’s Dream in Flagler Beach
    403 Palm Drive, Flagler Beach, FL 32136 – Nick Ford

    This custom home offers the best of both waterfront worlds: life on the Intracoastal and just minutes away from gorgeous Flagler Beach. With countless custom features and an attached fishing dock with built-in seating for the whole family, this home resembles paradise for boaters and fishers alike.

    Riverfront Hideaway with Lots of Charm
    1711 Bishop Estates Road, St. Johns, FL 32259 – John Richardson

    This updated house is just bursting with charm. Most of the four large bedrooms give way to glorious views of Julington Creek, including the huge master suite. Featuring spacious rooms, a beautiful entryway and grounds, a screened porch overlooking the deck and in-ground pool, and a boathouse with lift, this sprawling abode is a far cry from its origins as a one-bedroom cottage.

    Harbor Townhome Rich with Luxurious Touches
    65 Iroquois Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084 – Michele Scarponi

    Luxury can come in smaller packages, too. This three-bedroom townhome in the harbor residence of Villa Calissa is proof of that. Exquisite interior finishes, breathtaking water views, and a private access deep water boat slip make this townhome perfect for someone seeking luxury without excess space.

  • 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."