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  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Salespersons and Listers of the Month For July 2015

    by Watson Realty | Aug 14, 2015

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to recognize and congratulate the top Salespersons, Rookies, and Listers of the Month for July 2015.  

    Jacksonville and North Central Regions

    Salespersons of the Month

    Debbie Shagnea – Salesperson of the Month Jacksonville – Mandarin South
    Crum-Gachet Team – Salesperson of the Month North Central – St. Augustine Beach
    Sam Sell & Tina Kidd – Amelia Island
    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach
    Vicki Flannery – Avondale/Ortega
    Pat Crossen – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Rhiannon Myers – Fleming Island
    Lexi Gray – Fort Caroline
    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville
    Jill Marquez – Hidden Hills
    Kelly Blackburn – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    Ronald Norman – Keystone Heights
    Darlene Joseph – Mandarin North
    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South
    Don Bowman – Middleburg
    Tiffany Hardy & Antoinette Jackson – North Jacksonville
    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding
    Kaya Frechette – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Carolyn Million – Palm Coast
    Murray & Elise Beard – Ponte Vedra
    Sandra Smith – Putnam County
    David Butler – San Marco/San Jose
    David Gatto – South Beach
    Janine Basford – Southside
    Johnson Team – St. Augustine
    Menton/Ballou Group – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Kim Boyd – West/Chaffee Road 

    Rookies of the Month

    Bryan Kallam – Rookie of the Month Jacksonville – Fleming Island
    Sharon Ford – Rookie of the Month North Central – St. Augustine

    Listers of the Month

    Debbie Shagnea – Lister of the Month Jacksonville – Mandarin South
    Johnson Team – Lister of the Month North Central – St. Augustine
    Barclay Team – Amelia Island
    Palmer Group – Atlantic Beach
    Jon Singleton – Avondale/Ortega
    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Neil Avery – Fleming Island
    Lex Gray – Fort Caroline
    Heather Surrency – Gainesville
    Andria Erickson & Leona DeCastro  – Hidden Hills
    Rebecca Hamilton – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights
    Renea Downes – Mandarin North
    Karrie Forrester – Middleburg
    Jennifer Snead – North Jacksonville
    Jennifer Nice – Orange Park Blanding
    Gerard Nicholson – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Danny Green – Palm Coast
    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra
    Brenda Bond – Putnam County
    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose
    David Gatto – South Beach
    Paula Carlson – Southside
    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach
    Menton/Ballou Group – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Camie Hastings – West/Chaffee Road 

    Central Florida Region

    Salespersons of the Month

    Russie Weidl – Salesperson of the Month – Heathrow
    Sue Webb – Champions Gate
    Cynthia Drobot – Clermon
    Becky Singleton – DeLand
    Rafael & Nancy Martinez – Kissimmee
    Ruddy Team – Longwood
    Elisa Edwards – Maitland
    Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso – Mt. Dora
    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach
    Fran Zvaigzne – Oviedo
    Lori Clark – Port Orange
    Beverly Stanton – Southwest Orlando
    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood 

    Rookie of the Month

    Shannon Armstrong – Rookie of the Month – Oviedo 

    Listers of the Month

    Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso – Lister of the Month – Mt. Dora
    Brittany Miller – Champions Gate
    Monique McGuire – Clermont
    Jane Crosby – DeLand
    Russie Weidl – Heathrow
    Hector & Gloria Nieves – Kissimmee
    Ruddy Team – Longwood
    Shirley Welch – Maitland
    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach
    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo
    Lori Clark – Port Orange
    Jay Kendall – Southwest Orlando
    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Recent LeadingRE Graduates

    by Watson Realty | Aug 13, 2015

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

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

    Channing Bernreuter – Atlantic Beach
    Cynthia Nelson – Atlantic Beach
    Paula Sheldrick – Avondale/Ortega
    James Darrin – DeLand
    Melissa Hawkinson – Fleming Island
    Alicia Kerns – Heathrow
    Edgar Munoz – Heathrow
    Sandi Wagner – Intracoastal
    Charles Tew – Keystone Heights 
    Ada Tancun – Kissimmee
    Robyn Frank – Oviedo
    Diana Kelly – Ponte Vedra
    Kay Kennedy – Ponte Vedra
    George Lewis – Ponte Vedra
    Donna Quarto – San Jose/San Marco
    Cindy DeOsca – Southside  
    Francine Schill – St. Augustine Beach 

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

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

    Paula Sheldrick – Avondale/Ortega
    Debbi Brinegar – Clermont
    Renea Downes – Mandarin North
    Jared Lindroth – Mount Dora
    Robert Jackson – Orange Park Blanding
    Katie Rivers – Orlando Relocation
    Veronika Wilson – Ponte Vedra
    Lane Manis – Southside
    Albert Price Southside
    Tani Lepage – St. Augustine 
    Michael Maushart – St. Augustine 
    Francine Schill – St. Augustine Beach 

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

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

    Cynthia Nelson – Atlantic Beach
    Paula Sheldrick – Avondale/Ortega
    Chelsey Bardroff – Corporate
    Ada Tancun – Kissimmee
    Sarita Cabrera – Longwood
    Donna Quarto – San Marco/San Jose
    Francine Schill – St. Augustine Beach 

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

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing leadership excellence.

    Valerie Sanders – Watson Referral Realty, Inc.

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Salespersons and Listers of the Month For April 2015

    by Watson Realty | May 14, 2015

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to recognize and congratulate the top Salespersons, Rookies, and Listers of the Month for April 2015.  

    Jacksonville and North Central Regions

     Salespersons of the Month

    Jan Shields – Salesperson of the Month Jacksonville – Atlantic Beach
    Crum/Gachet Team – Salesperson of the Month North Central – St. Augustine Beach
    Susan McEwen – Amelia Island
    Joshua Flamm – Atlantic Beach
    Jon Singleton – Avondale/Ortega
    Sabrina Wickham/Justin Timmons – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Rhiannon Myers – Fleming Island
    Carol Foster – Fort Caroline
    Julie Van Beek – Gainesville
    Sherry Martello – Hidden Hills
    Sharon Mills – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    Ronald Norman – Keystone Heights
    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North
    Debbie Shagnea – Mandarin South
    Holly Peters – Middleburg
    Tiffany Hardy/Antoinette Jackson – North Jacksonville
    Lisa Jacobs – Orange Park Blanding
    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Bob and Barb Johanson – Palm Coast
    Karen DeLoach – Ponte Vedra
    Ruby Sepulveda – Putnam County
    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose
    David Gatto – South Beach
    Will Vasana – Southside
    Menton & Ballou Group – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Johnson Team – St. Augustine
    Camie Hastings – West/Chaffee Road

    Rookie of the Month

    Michele Scarponi – Rookie of the Month Jacksonville – St. Augustine

    Listers of the Month

    Debbie Shagnea – Lister of the Month Jacksonville – Mandarin South
    Crum/Gachet Team– Lister of the Month North Central – St. Augustine Beach
    Susan McEwen – Amelia Island
    Palmer Team – Atlantic Beach
    Belinda Felscher – Avondale/Ortega
    Pat Crossen – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Melissa Marro – Fleming Island
    Carol Foster – Fort Caroline
    Kathleen MacDowell – Gainesville
    Colleen Bording – Hidden Hills
    Paula Pou – Hodges
    Paula Powell – Intracoastal
    David Fouts – Keystone Heights
    Darlene Joseph – Mandarin North
    Rosemarie Gabriel – Middleburg
    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville
    Ellen Dittman – Orange Park Blanding
    Gerard Nicholson – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Richard DeCeglie – Palm Coast
    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra
    Ruby Sepulveda – Putnam County
    David Butler – San Marco/San Jose
    Michelle Kelly – South Beach
    Regina Sooey – Southside
    Johnson Team – St. Augustine
    Crum/Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach
    Menton & Ballou Group – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Stephanie Saylor – West/Chaffee Road

    Central Florida Region

    Salespersons of the Month

    Russie Weidl – Salesperson of the Month – Heathrow
    Don Migliore – Championsgate
    Sandy Simmonds – Clermont
    Jane Crosby – DeLand
    Alan Norris – Heathrow
    Helen Weaver – Kissimmee
    Ruddy Team – Longwood
    Shirley Welch – Maitland
    Linda Lake/Christine Tangusso – Mt. Dora
    Cindy Walker – New Smyrna Beach
    Diane Ward/Beverley Kistler – Oviedo
    Lori Clark – Port Orange
    Judy Huff – Southwest Orlando
    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Rookie of the Month

    Jay Kendall – Rookie of the Month – Southwest Orlando  

    Listers of the Month

    Lynda Miller – Lister of the Month – Wekiva/Longwood
    Jane Dennis – Championsgate
    Sandy Simmonds – Clermont
    Chuck Shaver – DeLand
    Russie Weidl – Heathrow
    Aistrop Team – Kissimmee
    Ruddy Team – Longwood
    Elisa Edwards – Maitland
    Linda Lake/Christine Tangusso – Mt. Dora
    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach
    Fran Zvaigzne – Oviedo
    Lori Clark – Port Orange
    Plesko Team – Southwest Orlando 

  • Ryan Ford Promoted to Broker Manager of San Marco Office

    by Watson Realty | May 06, 2015

    Jacksonville, Fla. – May 6, 2015 – Watson Realty Corp. has promoted Ryan Ford to vice president and managing broker of the San Marco/San Jose office.

    “We are very excited to have Ryan Ford join our leadership team,” said Ed Forman, President Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®. “Ryan brings a great deal of knowledge in technology, marketing and management to our team. We are confident that he will be a successful leader to our agents in our San Marco/San Jose office.”

    Ford joined Watson in May 2011 at the St. Augustine office where he was a sales agent serving St. Johns, Flagler, Duval and Putnam counties. During his time with Watson, Ford, a licensed broker and Realtor®, was named Rookie of the Year in 2012 and received the Silver Pinnacle Award in 2013 and 2014 for over $6 million in sales.

    Prior to Ford’s real estate career, he acquired a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Ford has gone above his required training in real estate by becoming a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Florida Association of REALTORS®, and St. Augustine/St. Johns County Board of REALTORS®. More recently he was featured of HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt and is pursuing the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation.

    “I am very excited to pursue this next step in my career,” said Ford. “I am always up for challenges and work hard to ensure that I provide the best possible service for my customers, and only hope to continue that with the great team at Watson Realty Corp. San Marco/San Jose.”

    For more information or to view listings, Ryan Ford can be reached by phone at (904) 495-0142 or via email at RyanFord@WatsonRealtyCorp.com

  • Watson Realty Corp. Property Selected for Feature on Luxury Portfolio International® Website

    by Watson Realty | Apr 23, 2015

    A Watson Realty Corp. listing has been selected to be featured on the home page of the Luxury Portfolio International® website, www.LuxuryPortfolio.com, for the month of April as a result of its phenomenal photography.  The St. Augustine bayside property is featured in a rotation of ten international luxury properties. This captivating Mediterranean estate provides panoramic views of downtown St. Augustine, the Bridge of Lions and the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort. Other luxury properties featured are located in such locations as Australia, Dominican Republic and Johannesburg.

    Through Watson Realty Corp.’s partnership with Luxury Portfolio International®, our associates are able to take advantage of every opportunity to market our luxury listings to a local and international market. In fact, Kim Boyd, the listing associate for this featured property, has seen the results first hand. Boyd utilized Watson Realty Corp’s new exclusive marketing program, which offers professional photography and state-of-the–art marketing brochures. The benefits of working for the top private brokerage firm in Florida, access to incredible marketing programs  and a network that can provide international, luxury exposure, has brought her listing to the forefront. 

    Placement on an award-winning website, like Luxury Portfolio.com, reaching international markets through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and custom luxury marketing collateral are among the many resources you gain by choosing Watson Realty Corp. to sell your home.    

    Luxury Portfolio International® is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies, dominated by many of the world's most powerful independent luxury brokerages. LuxuryPortofolio.com alone attracts website visitors from over 200 countries every month and three million high-net-worth visitors a year by presenting a gallery of the finest luxury properties and brokerages worldwide. The brand is recognized throughout the world as the luxury standard of excellence.

  • Watson Realty Corp.’s Global Network, LeadingRE, Receives Top 125 Award From Training Magazine

    by Watson Realty | Apr 23, 2015

    Jacksonville, Fla. –April 23, 2015 – Watson Realty Corp.’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has been ranked 64th among the Top 125 learning and development programs across all industries throughout the world by Training Magazine, the premier learning industry publication. Through its affiliation with LeadingRE, Watson Realty Corp. provides this award-winning program to its sales associates to support their professional growth. 

    This is the first year LeadingRE received the award in recognition of its robust in-person and online training programs for its affiliate real estate firms and their 120,000 associates in over 52 countries, including its professional development platform LeadingRE Institute program, which includes nearly 300 proprietary online courses.

    Recipients of the Top 125 award represent all industries and have demonstrated commitment to employee training and development that resulted in the achievement of key corporate strategic goals. The Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of factors, including financial investment in professional development, the scope of development programs and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives. 

    Hundreds of companies apply annually to be recognized in the Top 125. To qualify, companies complete a detailed application, which is scored both quantitatively by an outside research and statistical data company and qualitatively by Training magazine editors and Top 10 Hall of Fame representatives.

    “We are thrilled to be one of only 27 organizations – and the only real estate network – to be recognized in this prestigious ranking for the first time,” said Cecelia Chott, executive director of Institute content services. “As we continue to build resources that include online courses, webinars, state-of-the-art conferences, seminars and peer review groups, we strive to create the most timely, relevant, 24/7 content in the real estate industry, with the goal of significantly elevating performance in our business.”

    Introduced just five years ago, LeadingRE’s rising-star Institute program ranked higher than many large, global corporations and was fourth among the seven real estate organizations achieving Top 125 status, with other programs having been in place for decades. One of LeadingRE’s unique offerings is the option for member real estate firms to offer sales associates a customized learning portal branded to the brokerage, allowing agents and staff to access not only all of LeadingRE’s original content, but also the unique, market-specific courses and resources of the network’s affiliate brokerages. 

    “As the real estate consumer becomes increasingly sophisticated, the need for real estate professionals to serve as trusted advisors with unsurpassed competence and advocacy is more critical than ever. Our constantly-evolving learning programs equip our member brokers, agents and staff with the information they need to be responsive to shifts in demographics, technology and the economy,” comments LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor.

    Watson Realty Corp. is the northeast Florida representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com), the largest network of premier locally-branded firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

    About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

    Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 3,500 offices and 120,000 associates in 50 countries worldwide. 

    About Training Magazine

    Training is a 51-year-old professional development magazine written for training, human resources and business management professionals in all industries that advocate training and workforce development as a business tool. Training also produces world-class conferences, expositions, and digital products that focus on job-related, employer-sponsored training and education in the working world. Training is published by Lakewood Media Group.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Recent LeadingRE Graduates

    by Watson Realty | Apr 17, 2015

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

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

    Eric Eppley – Amelia Island
    Steven Light – Atlantic Beach
    Ann Shahin– Atlantic Beach
    Wayne Edgington – Central Florida Regional
    Tom Longmoore – Central Florida Regional
    Susan Mathis – Central Florida Regional
    Leslie Smith – Central Florida Relocation
    Jim Wright – Central Florida WRS Real Estate
    Mike Matthews – Chaffee Road
    Sharon Backe – Clermont
    Andre Boutte – Corporate
    Charla Costa – Corporate
    Jeremy Cox – Corporate
    Emily Dwyer – Corporate
    Ed Forman – Corporate
    Kimberly Good – Corporate
    Joy Kilgore – Corporate
    Diane Waldrip – Corporate
    Bill Watson – Corporate
    Rob Sueter – DeLand
    CandaceThompson-Miller – EBusiness
    Judy Zamborski – EBusiness
    Bill Deas – Fort Caroline
    Gina Hall – Gainesville
    Bill Briggs – Heathrow
    Beverly Garvin – Hidden Hills
    Sandi Wagner – Intracoastal
    Alisha Dickerson – Jacksonville WRS Real Estate
    Veronica Farrell – Jacksonville WRS Real Estate
    Cynthia Holmes – Jacksonville WRS Real Estate
    Sharon Juhasz – Jacksonville WRS Real Estate
    Marcia Van Boskerck – Jacksonville WRS Real Estate
    Dean Weaver – Keystone Heights
    Robin Skaggs – Mount Dora
    Lainy McKain – New Smyrna Beach
    Judy Lee – North Jacksonville
    Yirayma Myers – Orange Park Blanding
    Nancy Shear – Oviedo
    Lindsay Dolamore – Palm Coast
    Kristin Doakes – Ponte Vedra
    Ricardo Fornos – Ponte Vedra
    Wendell Davis – Property Management
    Crystal Duncan – Property Management
    Shelia Schwartz – Property Management
    Sherry Tarr – Property Management
    Susan McQuillan – Property Management
    Hayden Wesley – Property Management
    Becky Brand'l – Property Management
    Cathy Lewis – Property Management
    Linda Readdick – Property Management
    Lisa Wood – Property Management
    Manuel Garcia – Property Management
    Christy Lake – Property Management
    Celimar Ramos – Property Management
    Richard Sluzewski – Port Orange
    Crissie Cudd – Southside
    Corey Clement – St. Augustine
    Beth Ruggeri – St. Augustine Beach
    John Lawrence – St. Johns
    Ann Wallace – St. Johns
    Becky Vail – St. Mary’s
    Marie Kenny – Watson Maintenance
    Donna Taylor – Watson Maintenance

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

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

    Jeremy Paetsch – Amelia Island
    Hazel Preuss – Amelia Island
    Brittany Miller – ChampionsGate
    Joseph Hartley – Fleming Island
    Teri Hartley – Fleming Island
    Heather Granby – Mandarin North
    Antoinette Jackson – North Jacksonville
    Yirayma Myers – Orange Park Blanding
    Nancy Shear – Oviedo
    Kristin Doakes – Ponte Vedra
    George Lewis – Ponte Vedra
    Joshua Rosenberg – San Jose/San Marco
    Bret Newell – South Beach
    Brian Alexis – Southside

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

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

    Edlesha Tiller – Hidden Hills
    Tiffany Selby – Intracoastal
    Joshua Radcliffe – Mt. Dora
    Yirayma Myers – Orange Park Blanding
    Pearl Parsooramen – Orlando Southwest
    Lindsay Dolamore – Palm Coast
    Kristin Doakes – Ponte Vedra
    Ricardo Fornos – Ponte Vedra
    Sheila Schwartz – Property Management
    Jonna Faeth – San Jose/San Marco
    Brian Alexis – Southside
    Corey Clement – St. Augustine
    Victoria Hlavac – St. Johns
    Ann Wallace – St. Johns

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

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing leadership excellence.

    SharDey Martin – Jacksonville Relocation
    Bruce Blatman – Maitland
    Jim Blankenship – Ponte Vedra

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Salespersons and Listers of the Month For March 2015

    by Watson Realty | Apr 17, 2015

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to recognize and congratulate the top Salespersons, Rookies, and Listers of the Month for March 2015.

    Jacksonville and North Central Regions

    Salespersons of the Month

    Jan Shields – Salesperson of the Month Jacksonville – Atlantic Beach
    Crum/Gachet Team – Salesperson of the Month North Central – St. Augustine Beach
    Preuss Team – Amelia Island
    Bill Bacher – Atlantic Beach
    Hugh Mattox – Avondale/Ortega
    Sabrina Wickham/Justin Timmons – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Sallie and Fred Ross – Fleming Island
    Lex Gray – Fort Caroline
    Julie Van Beek – Gainesville
    Colleen Bording – Hidden Hills
    Toni Randall – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    David Starling – Keystone Heights
    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North
    Debbie Shagnea – Mandarin South
    Karrie Forrester – Middleburg
    Tiffany Hardy/Antoinette Jackson – North Jacksonville
    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding
    Myrna Gatenby – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Danny Green – Palm Coast
    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra
    Brenda Bond – Putnam County
    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose
    Berdi Keating – South Beach
    B.J. Weyer – Southside
    Menton/Ballou Team – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Johnson Team – St. Augustine
    Susan Krawczyk – West/Chaffee Road 

    Rookies of the Month

    Joshua Flamm – Rookie of the Month Jacksonville – Atlantic Beach
    Justin Cayless – Rookie of the Month North Central – Amelia Island

    Listers of the Month

    Debbie Shagnea – Lister of the Month Jacksonville – Mandarin South
    Rita Hall – Lister of the Month North Central – St. Mary’s
    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island
    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach
    Jon Singleton – Avondale/Ortega
    Sabrina Wickham/Justin Timmons – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Neil Avery – Fleming Island
    Rick Beeson – Fort Caroline
    Deirdre Murphy – Gainesville
    Andria Erickson/Leona DeCastro – Hidden Hills
    Sophia Estrada-Lucey – Hodges
    Mary Williams – Intracoastal
    Nancy BarBera – Keystone Heights
    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North
    Don Bowman – Middleburg
    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville
    Ellen Dittman – Orange Park Blanding
    Gerard Nicholson – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Danny Green – Palm Coast
    John Richardson – Ponte Vedra
    Chris Fields – Putnam County
    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose
    Jonathan Howell – South Beach
    Paula Carlson – Southside
    Gaffney Team – St. Augustine
    Crum Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach
    Menton and Ballou Group – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Pam Fore – West/Chaffee Road 

    Central Florida Region

    Salespersons of the Month

    Russie Weidl – Salesperson of the Month – Heathrow
    Patty Vanyo – Championsgate
    Karen Giehl – Clermont
    Bruno Lodwig – DeLand
    Alan Norris – Heathrow
    Aistrop Team – Kissimmee
    Ruddy Team – Longwood
    Shirley Welch – Maitland
    Linda Lake/Christine Tangusso – Mt. Dora
    Michael Fair – New Smyrna Beach
    Diane Ward/Beverley Kistler – Oviedo
    Irene Noden – Port Orange
    Chris Bunnell – Southwest Orlando
    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Rookie of the Month

    Sue Webb – Rookie of the Month – Championsgate

    Listers of the Month

    Linda Lake/Christine Tangusso – Lister of the Month – Mt. Dora
    Andre Hernandez – Championsgate
    Brenda Anglada – Clermont
    Terrie White/Brad Pavek – DeLand
    Russie Weidl – Heathrow
    Aistrop Team – Kissimmee
    Ruddy Team – Longwood
    Elisa Edwards – Maitland
    Cindy Walker – New Smyrna Beach
    Charlie Cuccia – Oviedo
    Bob Stein – Port Orange
    Chris Bunnell – Southwest OrlandoLynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

  • Watson Realty Corp. Welcomes New Sales Associates

    by Watson Realty | Apr 08, 2015

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to welcome all sales associates who joined us last quarter (January-March 2015). Congratulations on joining our team of nearly 1,300 sales associates dedicated to providing Legendary Quality Service!

    Jacksonville Region

    Robert Hazlehurst Jr., Marco Monteiro, Stacie Robinson – Avondale/Ortega

    Irina Walker, Diane Santarelli, Robin Belue, Gail Johnson –
    Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Todd Gifford, Jennifer Tillson, Joseph Hartley, Cynthia Jenkins, Lisa Harris, Beth

    McKendry, Charles Goodman, Kevin Craig, Harry Griffith –
    Fleming Island

    Edlesha Tiller –
    Hidden Hills

    Barry Scott, Tammy Meyer – Hodges

    Susan Kinard, Tiffany Selby – Intracoastal

    Lauren Crislip – Mandarin North

    Jerry Phillips, Linda Carson – North Jacksonville

    Scott Lee, Yirayma Myers – Orange Park Blanding

    Lynn McKenzie, Melissa Carlyle, Donna Turner, Lanasha Donaldson – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Anne Alltop, Ricardo Fornos, Kristin Doakes, Justin Mikle, Novelyn Shepherd, Jim Blankenship, Patricia Davis, Mary West, Theodore Bottom, Theresa Gonzalez, Rhyanna Bottom – Ponte Vedra

    Jonna Faeth, Joshua Rosenberg – San Marco/San Jose

    Diana Galavis, Millie Kanyar, Will Williams, Cherie Spatcher, Brett Watkins, April Bliss – South Beach

    Arlene Ladell, Charles Mizelle, Tu Anh Pham, Albert Price, Brian Alexis – Southside

    Katarzyna Kozlowska-Eidle, Minnie Brawner, William Tesh, Jody Steele, Wayne Williamson, Mark Kaprelian – St. Johns

    Katy Fontanez, Janet Messer, Lauren Crews, Jodee Akers – West/Chaffee Road

    North Central Region

    Jordan Marshall – Fernandina Beach

    Juliet Derby, Leslie Johnson, Taylor VanBeek, Danielle Belhomme, McCoy Anderson – Gainesville

    Rhonda Stifel, Cindi Benton, David Fouts, Christopher Vandeventer, Charles Tew – Keystone Heights

    Nicholas McDonald, Brian Grund – Middleburg

    Cornelia Downing Manfre, Nancy Hutchinson, William Reardon – Palm Coast

    Maryanne Austin, Marcia Jacalone, Caryl Culbertson, Wilma Daugherty, Christopher Wallace, Cindy Lewis – St. Augustine

    Charlene Garra, Candace Oberholzer, Brian Walker, Christopher Roberts, – St. Augustine Beach

    Bob Piljay, David Roth St. Mary’s

    Central Florida Region

    Brittany Miller, Gail Garriss, Shawn Alderman, Mohammed Elmansouf Jr., Brett Getter – Championsgate

    Deena Thurmond, Roger Santos – Clermont

    Kelli Meza, Robert Cruz, Randy McCall – DeLand

    Sanjeev Malik, Connie Sherman-Gonsalves, Denise Devoe, Aurora Millado, Edmund Mach – Heathrow

    Ali Kourani, Heidi Jackson, Wesley Millan, Ronald Scarborough, Oscar Martinez – Kissimmee

    Ashley Smith, Sarah Mirus, Connie Lightner – Longwood

    Laura Hanlon – Maitland

    Deanna Terhaar, Daniel Dahl, Joshua Radcliffe, Theresa Ward, Bryan Biery – Mt. Dora

    Debra Fair – New Smyrna Beach

    Jenna Armitage, Jean-Michel Moise, Peter Zakhary, Jarrod Benson, Kamlesh Bhavsar, Pearl Parsooramen, Henrique Bersani – Orlando SW

    Jorge Manrique – Oviedo

    Nicolette Lowe – Port Orange

    Marc Feuerman, Ron Moura, Jerry Hatley, Paula Van Eaton, Liz Faircloth – Wekiva/Longwood

  • Watson Realty Corp. Announces Nocatee Office Groundbreaking

    by Watson Realty | Apr 03, 2015

    St. Johns County, Fla. – April 7, 2015 - Watson Realty Corp. is excited to announce the groundbreaking of its newest office in Nocatee, Fla. The ceremony will be held on April 7th at 2:30 p.m. at the site of the future building located at the corner of Nocatee Village Dr. and Marketside Ave. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

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

    Plans for the site include the construction of a state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot building with 4,200 square feet for the real estate office and 1,800 square feet for rental space. The anticipated completion date of the project is November 2015.

  • WATSON REALTY CORP. SUPPORTS THE JUDY NICHOLSON FOUNDATION ON FIRST COAST LIVING AND AT BATTLE OF THE BANDS

    by Watson Realty | Mar 24, 2015
    Jacksonville, Fla. – March 24, 2015 – The Judy Nicholson Foundation (JNF) will be represented by Linda Ostoski, President of JNF and Realtor® at Watson Realty Corp., on First Coast Living TV show, Wednesday, March 25, discussing kidney cancer and JNF’s upcoming event. The Battle of the Bands and Student Artwork Showdown will take place at Riverside Arts Market on March 28th. This all-day event highlights the JNF theme, Art for Hope, and will raise awareness and fundraising for kidney cancer research. The event will highlight high school garage bands and fourth and fifth grade artwork depicting the theme Art for Hope. JNF plans on making this an annual event due to the amount of interest for this year's event. 61,000 people are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year in the United States alone. As of now there is not a cure or a test for early diagnosis. It is one of the top 10 cancers, but one of the lowest funded. JNF’s goals include kidney cancer research, awareness, and patient support.

    Watson Realty Corp is proud to be one of the primary sponsors of this event. Judy was a Realtor® with Watson for over 15 years and a colleague of Linda Ostoski at the Ponte Vedra Beach office. She was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2008 and passed away 8 short months later. In response, The Judy Nicholson Foundation was founded by her husband, Nick Nicholson, and many of Judy's co-workers at Watson Realty Corp. Other major sponsors include Mighty Music Group, Mayo Clinic, Swindell, Bohn, Durden & Phillips, PL, CPAs, Fletcher Stein, VyStar Title Company, Jacksonville Bank, Triad Financial Services, Natural Life, The Cummer Museum, Jacksonville Moms Blog and Fun4First Coast Kids. Many exciting things are happening with JNF as the foundation continues to grow. There’s a new kidney mascot and soon there will be a contest to name that kidney! Also, they will be releasing a music parody video in mid-April. Visit the website for more information: www.judynicholsonfoundation.org.

    Text JNF to 41444 to donate and become part of the cure. We hope to see you at Battle of the Bands!
  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Salespersons and Listers of the Month For February 2015

    by Watson Realty | Mar 19, 2015

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to recognize and congratulate the top Salespersons, Rookies, and Listers of the Month for February 2015.

    Jacksonville and North Central Regions

    Salespersons of the Month

    Jan Shields – Salesperson of the Month Jacksonville – Atlantic Beach
    Crum/Gachet Team – Salesperson of the Month North Central – St. Augustine Beach
    Sam Sell and Tina Kidd – Amelia Island
    Joshua Flamm – Atlantic Beach
    Jon Singleton – Avondale/Ortega
    Timmons/Wickham Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Neil Avery– Fleming Island
    Inge Nelson – Fort Caroline
    Julie Van Beek – Gainesville
    Erickson/DeCastro Team – Hidden Hills
    Sharon Mills – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    Nancy BarBera – Keystone Heights
    David Podvia – Mandarin North
    Debbie Shagnea – Mandarin South
    Roxanne Felder – Middleburg
    Debbie Miller – North Jacksonville
    Michael Robinson – Orange Park Blanding
    Richard Bain – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Johanson Team – Palm Coast
    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra
    Brenda Bond – Putnam County
    Butler/Corbett Team – San Marco/San Jose
    Sarah Helfer – South Beach
    Catherine Tappouni – Southside
    Menton/Ballou Team – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Jacalone Team – St. Augustine
    Wanda Taylor – West/Chaffee Road

    Rookies of the Month

    Stephanie Henderson– Rookie of the Month Jacksonville – Southside
    Karrie Forrester – Rookie of the Month North Central - Middleburg

    Listers of the Month

    Debbie Shagnea – Lister of the Month Jacksonville – Mandarin South
    Johnson Team – Lister of the Month North Central – St. Augustine
    Preuss/Paetch Team – Amelia Island
    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach
    Flo Bliss – Avondale/Ortega
    Donna Nelson – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    LeRoy Team – Fleming Island
    Carol Foster – Fort Caroline
    Deirdre Murphy – Gainesville
    Jill Marquez – Hidden Hills
    Toni Randall – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    Nancy BarBera – Keystone Heights
    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North
    Don Bowman – Middleburg
    Samantha Heflin – North Jacksonville
    Ellen Dittman – Orange Park Blanding
    Gerard Nicholson – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Richard DeCeglie – Palm Coast
    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra
    Sandra Smith – Putnam County
    Michael Leachman/Gonzalo Mejia – San Marco/San Jose
    Randy Brinkerhoff – South Beach
    Paula Carlson – Southside
    Crum Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach
    Menton and Ballou Group – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Pam Fore – West/Chaffee Road

    Central Florida Region

    Salespersons of the Month

    Lee Cameron – Salesperson of the Month – Maitland
    Lydia Husbands – Championsgate
    Monique Maguire – Clermont
    Shari Lawrence – DeLand
    Russie Weidl – Heathrow
    Kelley Team – Kissimmee
    Mia Halkis – Longwood
    Shirley Welch – Maitland
    Linda Lake and Christine Tangusso – Mt. Dora
    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach
    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo
    Lori Clark – Port Orange
    Beverly Stanton – Southwest Orlando
    Michelle Chase – Wekiva/Longwood

    Rookie of the Month

    Chuck Shaver – Rookie of the Month – DeLand

    Listers of the Month

    Lori Clark – Lister of the Month – Port Orange
    Don Migliore – Championsgate
    Allen Mates – Clermont
    Becky Singleton – DeLand
    Russie Weidl – Heathrow
    Aistrop Team – Kissimmee
    Jill Cohen – Longwood
    Elisa Edwards – Maitland
    Linda Lake and Christine Tangusso – Mt. Dora
    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach
    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo
    Gloria and Frank Plesko – Southwest Orlando
    Carol Adams – Wekiva/Longwood

  • Wendell Davis, Executive Vice President of Watson Property Management, Receives Award For Service To Youth And Community

    by Watson Realty | Mar 17, 2015

    Jacksonville, Fla – March 6, 2015 – Wendell Davis, Executive Vice President of Watson Property Management, was honored with the Twelve Point Award by the Boy Scouts of America, Black Creek District at the annual 12 Points Dinner on March 6th at The Hilltop Restaurant. The Twelve Point Award recognizes outstanding service to youth and the community, not only through involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, but also through civic contributions and leadership in the community.

     Wendell’s civic involvement includes or has included: 

    • Two time Chair of Clay County Commission and current member thru 2016
    • Governor appointed Trustee for St. Johns River State College
    • Member of St. Johns River State College Foundation Board of Directors
    • Past President and current member of Seven County Regional Planning Council
    • Past President of Florida Realtors®
    • Director and past President of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce
    • Chairman of Alive Credit Union Supervisory Committee
    • Past President of the Clay County Republican Men’s Club
    • Past Chairman of the Clay County Transportation Council
    • Past Chairman of the Clay County Transit Committee
    • Board of Directors Clay YMCA
    • Board of Directors North Florida March of Dimes
    • Orange Park United Methodist Church (OPUMC) Administrative Board, Chair Finance, Chair Pastor Parish, Lay Leader
    • Current member of New Church Development Team North Florida District Methodist
    • North Florida Methodist Director/Leadership Team
    • Life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
    • Member of The American Legion
    • Member of the Fleming Island Rotary Club

     Congratulations to Wendell Davis!

     

  • Mortgage Credit Inches Higher in February

    by Watson Realty | Mar 13, 2015

    Mortgage credit availability increased slightly in February according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. 

    The MCAI increased 0.7 percent to 118.6 in February. A decline in the MCAI indicates that lending standards are tightening, while increases in the index are indicative of a loosening of credit. The index was benchmarked to 100 in March 2012.

    "Credit availability improved marginally in February, led by further increases in jumbo loan programs, and additional take-up of Fannie Mae's 97 LTV program," says Mike Fratantoni, MBA's Chief Economist. "More than half of investors are now offering a 97 LTV program, and Freddie Mac announced that their program will be available in mid-March. In terms of conforming credit, this was offset by somewhat tighter constraints on cash-out loans and investors with multiple financed properties." 

    Conventional, Government, Conforming and MCAI Component Indices 

    MBA now reports on five total measures of credit availability as part of the monthly MCAI release: the Total Mortgage Credit Availability Index, the Conventional Mortgage Credit Availability Index, the Government Mortgage Credit Availability Index, the Conforming Mortgage Credit Availability Index, and the Jumbo Mortgage Credit Availability Index, with historical data back to 2011. 

    Of the four component indices, the Jumbo MCAI saw the greatest easing (up 1.4 percent over the month) followed by the Conventional and Government MCAI (both up 0.6 percent). The Conforming MCAI decreased slightly over the month from 113.6 last month to 113.4 this month.

    The Conventional, Government, Conforming, and Jumbo MCAIs are constructed using the same methodology as the Total MCAI and are designed to show relative credit risk/availability for their respective index. The primary difference between the total MCAI and the Component Indices are the population of loan programs which they examine. The Government MCAI examines FHA/VA/USDA loan programs, while the Conventional MCAI examines non-government loan programs. Similarly, the Jumbo MCAI examines everything flagged as "Jumbo" while the Conforming MCAI examines loan programs that fall under conforming loan limits.

    The Conforming and Jumbo indices have the same "base levels" as the Total MCAI (March 2012=100), while the Conventional and Government indices have adjusted "base levels" in March 2012. Using data from the MCAI and the Weekly Applications Survey, MBA calibrated the Conventional and Government indices to better represent where each index might fall in March 2012 (the "base period") relative to the Total=100 benchmark.

    Expanded Historical Series


    The Total MCAI has an expanded historical series which gives perspective on credit availability going back approximately 10-years (expanded historical series does not include Conventional, Government, Conforming, or Jumbo MCAI). The expanded historical series covers 2004 through 2010, and was created to provide historical context to the current series by showing how credit availability has changed over the last 10 years - this includes the housing crisis and ensuing recession. Data prior to March 31, 2011, was generated using less frequent and less complete data measured at 6-month intervals and interpolated in the months between for charting purposes.

    For more information, visit https://www.mba.org/

  • Outdoor Living: 4 Hot Trends

    by Watson Realty | Mar 13, 2015

    Inspired by neighbors, home improvement shows and social media channels like Pinterest and Houzz, today's homeowners are entering the deck planning and building process more informed than ever before. But sorting through this wealth of information and inspiration can make it hard to decipher what's really hot for today's outdoor spaces -- and to choose what's right for your home. 

    Surveying the wide variety of options is the first step in deciding how you'll approach designing your outdoor space. Start by considering some of the top influences expected to dominate the outdoor living landscape this season, according to decking and railing manufacturer Trex Company.

    Designing Outside the Box

    Gone are the days of simple squared-off decks and basic slab patios. Regardless of the size of the yard – or budget – homeowners today are thinking and building beyond the basic square space. Remodelers and architects report increased interest from customers in decks with multiple levels, curves, cantilevers, pergolas and even walls to create three-dimensional interest and define different functional areas.

    Bringing the Indoors Out


    The lines between indoors and out will continue to blur as homeowners look to extend the style, comfort and function of their interior spaces to their outdoor living areas. More and more indoor activities are migrating outside with the addition of features such as outdoor kitchens, dining nooks and fireplaces. Demand is also up for features like integrated benches with cushions and accent pillows, storage components and lighting, along with accessories such as ornamental post caps and railing with decorative balusters similar to those found inside the home. 

    Tropical Staycations


    From New England to Southern California, the look of the tropics will dominate as a top outdoor design scheme. Materials that evoke the ambiance of an exotic island getaway are all the rage, from tiki torches, cabanas and waterfalls to deck boards featuring warm colors and multi-colored streaking inspired by tropical hardwoods. 

    High Performance, Low Maintenance

    While aesthetics drive many deck-building decisions, performance is just as important. Increasingly, homeowners are seeking high-performance, low maintenance materials that allow them to spend more time enjoying their outdoor living space than maintaining it. This motivation has contributed to the continued innovation and popularity of composite decking and railing. 

    Source: Trex 

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Recent LeadingRE Graduates

    by Watson Realty | Mar 12, 2015

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

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

    Ellen Thunell – ChampionsGate
    Abraham Blocker – Corporate
    Jill Edgington – DeLand
    Rich Zeisel – Fleming Island
    Sanjeev Malik – Heathrow
    Chris Moore – Heathrow
    Jane Fairall – Hodges
    Greg Staker – Kissimmee
    Michael Demcho – Longwood
    Jim Ruddy – Longwood
    Donna Overman – Mandarin North
    Dane Leslie – Mandarin South
    Donna Daigle – Middleburg
    Don Shamblin – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Jeff Fagan – Orlando Regional
    Karin Hill – Southwest Orlando
    Lorri Reynolds – Avondale/Ortega
    Jim Blankenship – Ponte Vedra
    Mary Ann Bongiorno – Ponte Vedra
    David Corbitt – Ponte Vedra
    Terri Brown – Property Management
    Aaron Pepin – St. Augustine
    Mark Rosener – St. Johns
    Lavonda Turner – St. Mary’s
    Steve Carlyon – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Andrew Vold – Wekiva/Longwood

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

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

    Jill Edgington – DeLand
    Lex Gray – Fort Caroline
    Sanjeev Malik – Heathrow
    Nancy Shear – Oviedo
    Nancy Hutchinson – Palm Coast
    Jim Blankenship – Ponte Vedra
    David Corbitt – Ponte Vedra
    Jennifer Pecora – St. Augustine
    Aaron Pepin – St. Augustine
    Christina Vaughn – St. Augustine 

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

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

    Ellen Thunell – ChampionsGate
    Tammy Vlah – Jacksonville Relocation
    Jim Blankenship – Ponte Vedra
    Aaron Pepin – St. Augustine
    Sebastiana Ayres – St. Johns
    John Lawrence – St. Johns
    Cindy Magnus – St. Johns
    Hans Roese – St. Johns

  • Watson Realty Corp. Vice President/Managing Broker, Sandi Wagner, Awarded REALTOR® Emeritus Status

    by Watson Realty | Mar 11, 2015


    Jacksonville, Fla. – Jan. 16, 2015 – Sandi Wagner, Vice President/Managing Broker of Watson Realty Corp. Intracoastal, received REALTOR® Emeritus Status by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) at the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) Installation of Officers and Awards Gala, Friday, January 16th, at the Jacksonville Marriott.

    Wagner was recognized with REALTOR® Emeritus Status for dedicated membership in the National Association of REALTORS® for a cumulative 40 years. She has been with Watson Realty Corp. for 23 years.

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

    Wagner joins William A. Watson Jr., Watson Realty Corp. Founder and Chairman of the Board; Ed Forman, President of Watson Realty Corp.; Beverly Garvin, Vice President/Managing Broker of the Hidden Hills office; Steve Carlyon, Vice President/Managing Broker of the Sunbeam office; and the following sales associates: Russell Grooms, Margie Scarborough, and Charlotte Branch in REALTOR® Emeritus membership.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Sales Associate, Missi Howell, Honored As REALTOR® of the Year

    by Watson Realty | Mar 11, 2015

    Jacksonville, Fla. – Jan. 16, 2015 – Missi Howell, sales associate at the Watson Realty Corp. Ponte Vedra office, was named the 2014 REALTOR® of the Year by the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® (NEFAR) at the Installation of Officers and Awards Gala, Friday, January 16th, at the Jacksonville Marriott.

    The REALTOR® of the Year award recognizes a NEFAR REALTOR® member who has demonstrated continued, personal involvement and support to NEFAR and to the real estate profession for the past three years.

    It’s hard to believe, but NEFAR’s 2014 REALTOR® of the Year has only been licensed since 2007, the same year she joined Watson Realty Corp. When she decided to become a REALTOR®, however, she jumped in with commitment right away. Those who know her quickly realize that she takes a consistent disciplined approach to exemplify the professional standards of a REALTOR®.

    Her accomplishments and contributions since 2007 include:

    1) Earning the CRS, CIPS, GRI and PMN designations, as well as the At Home with Diversity, e-PRO, and Transnational Referral Certifications.

    2) Consistently participating as a leader and participant for NEFAR Councils and Committees, including serving as chairperson of NEFAR’s Global Business Council in 2010, 2011, and again in 2015.

    3) Consistently supporting REALTOR® education and involvement at NEFAR, Florida REALTORS®, the Women's Council of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.

    4) Actively supporting and contributing to RPAC and the REALTOR® Party

    5) Attending and being very active at local, district, State and National Conventions since 2009.

    6) Serving as Florida REALTORS®’ 2013 Global Networking Forum Chairperson.

    7) Graduating NEFAR’s 2011 Leadership Academy.

    8) Serving as 2014 President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS®.

    9) Serving as a 2014 member of NAR’s CIPS Advisory Board.

    10) Serving as the 2010 and 2011 President of the University of North Florida’s Parent Association and as a UNF Parent Advisory Council member from 2008–2013.

    Missi Howell is proof that you can accomplish a great deal in a relatively short number of years if you work hard enough. And this 2014 REALTOR® of the Year definitely works!

  • Watson Realty Corp. Sales Associate, Julie Bentley, Receives Newcomer of the Year Award

    by Watson Realty | Mar 11, 2015

    Jacksonville, Fla. – Jan. 16, 2015 – Julie Bentley, sales associate at the Watson Realty Corp. Mandarin North office, was presented with the Newcomer of the Year award by the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® (NEFAR) at the Installation of Officers and Awards Gala, Friday, January 16th, at the Jacksonville Marriott.

    The Newcomer of the Year award is presented to a NEFAR REALTOR® member who has been actively involved in the real estate profession for no more than three years and who has demonstrated active participation in educational accomplishments and association participation in NEFAR.

    The hardworking and enthusiastic Newcomer of the Year became licensed and joined Watson Realty Corp. in 2012 and immediately became actively involved in NEFAR events as both an attendee and a volunteer. Bentley continues to develop herself professionally through education and participation in local and state events. She earned a Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation a little more than two years after getting her license. She is a graduating member of the 2014 NEFAR Leadership Academy class, and a REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) contributor.

    Bentley attended and volunteered at the RPAC Auction and the Realtor-Builder Tradeshow for the past two years, participated in the RPAC Road Rally, joined her industry colleagues in Tallahassee for Great American Realtor Days, and attended Real Estate Bar Camp and the Florida REALTORS® state conference. She has taken full advantage of NEFAR's education course offerings on subjects as varied as reverse mortgages, new construction, marketing and technology, and has written for and been quoted in several local print media outlets. She also became a NEFAR Education volunteer during 2014. Congratulations Julie Bentley!

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. Announces Grand Opening for its Mount Dora Office

    by Watson Realty | Mar 09, 2015

    Mount Dora, Fla., - March 6, 2015 - Watson Realty Corp. is proud to announce the grand opening of its 41st sales office in Mount Dora, Fla. This office grand opening comes at an opportune time as Watson Realty Corp. celebrates its 50th anniversary.

    The newly renovated office is located right in the heart of historical Mount Dora, at 639 N. Donnelly Street Mt. Dora, FL 32757.

    “I am excited and eager about us taking on this new office, and believe that Watson Realty will be extremely well positioned in this area. Mount Dora is a wonderful city with a lot of historic character and traditions, which matches our Watson philosophy perfectly,” says Jeff Fagan, Vice President of Central Florida.

    Robin Skaggs, the Managing Broker, has over 20 years of experience bringing a wealth of knowledge to Watson Realty Corp.  The areas of her expertise include: property management, new construction single family, luxury condo sales, general brokerage sales, listing agent and office management. 

    Located in Central Florida, Mount Dora has an intriguing history and is considered a part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan statistical area. The city is a popular winter retreat for boating, fishing and hunting.

    Also, eight major events draw thousands of visitors to the area annually. These include the Christmas lighting festival, antique boat and car shows, bicycle festival, crafts fair, golf tournament, sailing regatta and Mount Dora Arts Festival.

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

    For more information contact Jeff Fagan by phone at 407.772.3686 or via email at JeffFagan@WatsonRealtyCorp.com.