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  • BILL WATSON FEATURED IN LEADINGRE INSTITUTE’S “LESSONS FROM LEGENDS”

    by Watson Realty | Jul 07, 2015

    William A. Watson, Jr. was recently chosen by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) to be featured in the second episode of the “Lessons from Legends” educational series. As part of their education and credentialing benefits, LeadingRE recently introduced the “Lessons from Legends” to share the expertise and wisdom of these industry leaders with its members. These courses feature real estate icons and entrepreneurs who generously share lessons they have learned that were instrumental in building successful brokerages and careers. In Mr. Watson’s course, he talks about his passion for real estate and guiding principles that are key to true success. The episode is 11 minutes long.

    The course series is included in the Institute, LeadingRE’s education and credentialing program which includes industry-leading online learning. The Institute 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 Watson Realty Corp.’s affiliation with LeadingRE, it is able to provide this award-winning program to its sales associates to support their professional growth.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Recent LeadingRE Graduates

    by Watson Realty | Jun 26, 2015

    Twenty Five 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.

    Marsha Flock – Atlantic Beach
    Pat Neldner – Atlantic Beach
    Denise DeVoe – Heathrow
    Dionne Campbell – Jacksonville Relocation
    Marquita Shiever – Maitland           
    Betsy Born – Mandarin North 
    Julia Mozden – Orange Park Blanding        
    Joe DiMaulo – Oviedo
    Carol Gorey – Ponte Vedra
    Nancy Herbkersman – Ponte Vedra
    Veronika Wilson – Ponte Vedra
    Glenda Jones – Property Management Beaches
    Crystal Heath – Property Management Clermont
    Lynette Hansen – Property Management Heathrow
    Connie Hicks – Property Management Ponte Vedra
    Natasha Rivera – Property Management Southwest Orlando
    Brian Ely – Property Management St. Augustine
    Bonnie Holdeen – Property Management St. Augustine
    Richard Trevlyn – Property Management St. Augustine
    Justin Garrett – Property Management St. Johns
    Kenneth Gary – Property Management Sunbeam
    Marcia Jacalone – St. Augustine
    Anna Formica – St. Johns
    Abel Chalas – Watson Maintenance
    Dorothy Biscardi – Wekiva/Longwood 

    Eleven 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.

    RuthAnn Costa – DeLand
    SueEllen Blanchard – Kissimmee
    Marquita Shiever – Maitland 
    Jennifer Howell – Mandarin North
    Don Bolinski – Oviedo
    Veronika Wilson – Ponte Vedra
    Jami Richart – Port Orange
    Marti Comer – Property Management Orange Park/Middleburg
    Marcia Jacalone – St. Augustine
    Valerie Sanders – Watson Referral Realty, Inc.
    Teri Smith – Wekiva/Longwood

    Five 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.

    Lynn Chapman – Jacksonville Relocation
    Carol Gorey – Ponte Vedra
    Justin Mikle – Ponte Vedra
    Kenneth Gary – Property Management Sunbeam
    Marcia Jacalone – St. Augustine

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

    by Watson Realty | Jun 19, 2015

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to recognize and congratulate the top Salespersons, Rookies, and Listers of the Month for May 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
    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island
    Cynthia Nelson – Atlantic Beach
    Flo Bliss – Avondale/Ortega
    Pat Crossen – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    LeRoy Team – Fleming Island
    Carol Foster – Fort Caroline
    Chad Shaffer – Gainesville
    Harold Isgette – Hidden Hills
    Sharon Mills – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    Nancy BarBera – Keystone Heights
    Jill Chappano – Mandarin North
    Debbie Shagnea – Mandarin South
    Idy Rodriguez – Middleburg
    Tiffany Hardy and Antoinette Jackson – North Jacksonville
    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding
    Gerard Nicholson – Orange Park Oakleaf
    Dana Davis – Palm Coast
    Elizabeth Brockelman – Ponte Vedra
    Chris Fields – Putnam County
    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose
    Jenny Curtis – South Beach
    Paula Carlson – Southside
    Team Johnson – St. Augustine
    Menton/Ballou Group – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Wanda Taylor – West/Chaffee Road

    Rookie of the Month
    Hans Roese – Rookie of the Month Jacksonville – St. Johns
    Toni Johnson – Rookie of the Month North Central – Middleburg

    Listers of the Month
    Debbie Shagnea – Lister of the Month Jacksonville – Mandarin South
    Nancy BarBera – Lister of the Month North Central – Keystone Heights
    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island
    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach
    Bryan Gates – Avondale/Ortega
    Justin Timmons and Sabrina Wickham – Baymeadows/Sunbeam
    Melissa Marro – Fleming Island
    Rick Beeson – Fort Caroline
    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville
    Leona De Castro/Andria Erickson – Hidden Hills
    Sharon Mills – Hodges
    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal
    Clair Corbett – Mandarin North
    Mary Singley – Middleburg
    Samantha Heflin – North Jacksonville
    Ellen Dittman – Orange Park Blanding
    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf
    David Alfin – Palm Coast
    Missy DeKay – Ponte Vedra
    Sandra Smith – Putnam County
    David Butler – San Marco/San Jose
    David Gatto – South Beach
    Will Vasana – Southside
    Team Johnson – St. Augustine
    Crum/Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach
    Betsy Picot – St. Johns
    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s
    Tammy Carter – West/Chaffee Road

    Central Florida Region

    Salespersons of the Month
    Gail Sneed – Salesperson of the Month – Port Orange
    Tom Popadak – Championsgate
    Kris Persaud – Clermont
    Terrie White/Brad Pavek – DeLand
    Edyta Olejnik – Heathrow
    Bill Sirigas – Kissimmee
    Eric Hansen – Longwood
    Tricia Ramsby – Maitland
    Linda Lake/Christine Tangusso – Mt. Dora
    Michael Fair – New Smyrna Beach
    Fran Zvaigzne – Oviedo
    Lori Clark – Port Orange
    Saida Ali – Southwest Orlando
    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Listers of the Month
    Linda Lake/Christine Tangusso – Lister of the Month – Mt. Dora
    Don Migliore – Championsgate
    Monique McGuire – Clermont
    Bruno Lodwig – DeLand
    Edyta Olejnik – Heathrow
    Bill Sirigas – Kissimmee
    Eric Hansen – Longwood
    Lee Cameron – Maitland
    Patsy Bradley – New Smyrna Beach
    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo
    Pat Shook – Port Orange
    Jay Kendall – Southwest Orlando
    Kathy and Phil Magin – Wekiva/Longwood

  • Watson Realty Corp. Visits Sea Glass Properties in St. Thomas

    by Watson Realty | Jun 12, 2015

    Watson Realty Corp. recently hosted 367 of its leadership team and sales associates for a 50th Anniversary cruise on the Royal Caribbean "Freedom of the Seas".  While in port in St. Thomas, Bill Watson and Judy Bissell, Relocation Director for Watson Relocation Services of Central Florida, took the time to visit with Michelle Hiebert, Office Manager, and Sarah Humphrey, Relocation Director, with Sea Glass Properties. They shared information regarding real estate activity in St. Thomas and Florida. 

    Sea Glass Properties and Watson Realty Corp. are both members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of premier, powerful and independently-owned brokerages. Through this organization Watson is able to network and build relationships with real estate companies internationally.

    During their time at Sea Glass Properties, Mr. Watson and Judy presented Michelle and Sarah with a custom, blown glass piece and Watson Realty Corp. jar openers. They also learned a fun fact that Michelle and Mr. Watson both attended college in Central Florida; Michelle at Rollins College in Winter Park and Mr. Watson at Stetson University in DeLand. Watson Realty Corp. has 13 area offices in the Central Florida region and 44 in Florida and South Georgia.

  • WATSON REALTY CORP. LISTING CHOSEN FOR HGTV ULTIMATE HOUSE HUNT 2015

    by Watson Realty | Jun 09, 2015

    A Watson Realty Corp. listing has been selected as a finalist in the HGTV 2015 Ultimate House Hunt in the ‘Tiny Homes’ Category.

    The home being featured is a petite, traditional home in the Englewood area of Jacksonville, Fla. This two-bedroom, one-bath home sits on a spacious lot surrounded by trees and foliage, and features upgrades throughout.

    This home is the only property featured in the contest located in North Florida and one of only thirteen properties in Florida out of 114 properties located throughout the world. Among the other properties featured in the tiny homes category are located in Rhode Island, New Mexico, Massachusetts and California. 

    Through Watson’s partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, this tiny home was able to get international coverage on the highly publicized network. All of the properties being featured in the contest are part of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), the largest global network of premier, powerful and independently-owned brokerages.

    The winner will be selected by popular vote from the general public. Help Florida get on the map with HGTV by clicking the following link and voting every day until July 7th!

    http://www.hgtv.com/design/ultimate-house-hunt/2015/tiny-homes

     

  • Protecting Your Home from Grill Fires

    by Watson Realty | Jun 04, 2015

    Did you know three out of five households own a gas grill? That may translate to a lot of tasty meals, but it also explains why there’s an average of 8,800 home fires each year related to grilling, says the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). But gas grills are not solely to blame–all types of grills pose risks for fires.

    The NFPA advises backyard chefs be diligent during cookouts. Keep in mind most grilling fires begin on a courtyard, terrace, patio, exterior balcony or open porch. Protect these areas by:

    - Checking for damage before using the grill for the first time each year;

    - Using propane and charcoal BBQ grills outdoors only;

    - Placing the grill well away from the home, deck railing and out from under eaves and overhanging branches;

    - Keeping children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area;

    - Keeping your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grates and in the trays below;

    - Never leaving your grill unattended.

    Source: NFPA
     

  • All of the Signs Point to Watson Realty Corp

    by Watson Realty | Jun 01, 2015

    It’s no secret- running a business is hard, starting from scratch to building an empire there’s no telling what you may run into along the way. William A. Watson Jr., the founder and chairman of Watson Realty Corp., may have started his company 50 years ago, but staying one step ahead of the industry for his customers has always been his main priority.

    From the day Watson Realty Corp. opened their doors in 1965 to half a century later, Mr. Watson recognized one aspect that would set him apart and that was marketing. As many companies expand and often steer away from their roots, Watson Realty Corp. has remained committed to their original philosophy while continuously innovating itself.  Mr. Watson has gone to great lengths to provide his associates with comprehensive training, up-to-date technology and the dedication to help them succeed.

    “When we first started out, someone told us we had to trim our marketing budget, that we were headed for broke,” said Watson, “It’s true that you have to have a lot of business to do a lot of marketing. But it’s also true that you have to do a lot of marketing to get a lot of business. We chose the latter.”

    Today, Watson Realty Corp. has an extensive portfolio of resources to market each house to its individual needs. With over 1,300 sales associates, the leadership team has been continuously revamping the amount of marketing materials every sales agent has access to. From the minute you walk into a home to the way you remember it, Watson makes a concerted effort to make an impact. 

    “It’s critical to identify the target market, and reach them in a way that resonates with the buyer.  Marketing materials and tone must convey the same sense of luxury and elegance you’ll find in the home,” said Jon Singleton, Watson Realty Corp. REALTOR® of the Avondale-Ortega office.

    Gorgeous imagery, quality print materials and interactive digital assets are among the extensive library of visual resources available to every person that walks in the door at any of Watson’s offices, located throughout North and Central Florida. Every sales associate is prepared with top quality promotional products to make listing and selling a property that much easier. Adding to this, digital signs and touchscreen listings outside some offices, commitment to digital marketing and their partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE®), a global network, there are no aspects of marketing that Watson doesn’t take seriously.

    With over 90 percent of home buyers searching online during their home buying process in 2014 according to The National Association of REALTORS®, it is no surprise that digital exposure has become a necessity to real estate agents. Watson has made a concerted effort to embrace the value of exposure and take full advantage of every opportunity, exposing each home to the top real estate websites and search engines available which can lead to a faster sell and higher closing price. In addition, Watson is able to bring the digital marketing of each home to an international eye, through their strategic partnership with LeadingRE’s powerful network, which extends to 50 countries across six continents.

    Watson Realty Corp. has been known for their one-of-a-kind service and commitment to building relationships with each customer they serve, but they have taken this a step further by building relationships with high-end printing companies that provide quality pieces for any Watson listing. The organizations Watson has chosen to partner with offer a wide-range of products to fit each home’s unique needs. With Watson’s new luxury marketing materials, many associates have had great success selling homes at all price points in a luxurious and professional way.

    One of the biggest issues today, as agents flood back into the real estate market, is going up against companies that over promise and under deliver. As the top residential real estate brokerage firm in Florida, Watson’s presence in the market and leverage in the community sets them apart as a leader in the industry and a force to be reckoned with.

    For more information, go to www.joinwatson.com or call 904-596-5959. To find out more information about Watson’s luxury marketing materials, visit your local Watson office today.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Recent LeadingRE Graduates

    by Watson Realty | May 22, 2015

    167 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.

    Cindy Austen – Atlantic Beach
    Channing Bernreuter – Atlantic Beach
    Janet Boone – Atlantic Beach
    Judd Cheyney – ChampionsGate
    Brett Getter – ChampionsGate
    Amber Shultz Schray – Corporate
    Jacqueline Thompson – Corporate
    Haze Bergman – Corporate/Accounting
    Clara Berry – Corporate/Accounting
    Barbara Grimes – Corporate/Accounting
    Penny Groom – Corporate/Accounting
    Lynette Harvey – Corporate/Accounting
    Dedra Smith – Corporate/Accounting
    Valerie Stewart – Corporate/Accounting
    Beverly Theis – Corporate/Accounting
    Marlene Thompson – Corporate/Accounting
    Rachel VanZandt – Corporate/Accounting
    Wendy Wright – Corporate/Accounting
    Adam Claypool – Corporate/IT
    Keith Gontz – Corporate/IT
    Marvin Gray – Corporate/IT
    Mike Hayslip – Corporate/IT
    Susanne Maynard – Corporate/IT
    Graylen Tarpley – Corporate/IT
    Jason Vaughn – Corporate/IT
    Sabrina Yocum – Corporate/IT
    Courtney Clayton – Corporate/Marketing
    Shayna Eldridge – Corporate/Marketing
    Alena Kendall – Corporate/Marketing
    Sara True – Corporate/Marketing
    Nicole Wright – Corporate/Marketing
    RuthAnn Costa – DeLand
    Kelly Derrico – DeLand
    Danielle Diana-Morgan – DeLand
    Lynn Hackett – DeLand
    Carolyn Hewitt – DeLand
    Monica Menegay – DeLand
    Janeen Morse – DeLand
    Brittany Murphy – DeLand
    Mary Acampora – Fort Caroline
    Monica Scates – Fort Caroline
    Francine Simplice – Fort Caroline
    Betsy Bayram – Heathrow
    Nadia Burza – Heathrow
    Marisol Escobar – Heathrow
    Pari Eskandari – Heathrow
    Aurora Millado – Heathrow
    Connie Sherman-Gonsalves – Heathrow
    Clair Strutt – Heathrow
    Olena Vlasyuk – Heathrow
    Cassandra Brown – Hidden Hills
    John Clements – Hidden Hills
    Lynnette Piper – Hidden Hills
    Nichole Powell – Hidden Hills
    Geri Weisman – Jacksonville Real Estate Services
    Misty Williams – Jacksonville Real Estate Services
    Heather Jackson – Jacksonville Relocation
    Wendy Painter – Jacksonville Relocation
    Barrett Thomas – Jacksonville Relocation
    SueEllen Blanchard – Kissimmee
    Sharon Douglas – Kissimmee
    Lee Cameron – Maitland     
    Lillian Gonzalez – Maitland
    Laura Hanlon – Maitland     
    Melissa Luciano – Maitland
    Albert Abbatiello – Mandarin North          
    Melody Bennett-Smith – Mandarin North 
    Gerri Bradford – Mandarin South  
    Vera Hartley – Mandarin South       
     Rose Gabriel – Middleburg
    Rebecca Mark – Middleburg           
    Scott Parker – Middleburg  
    Dwight Moody – New Smyrna Beach
    Frank Dahlstrom – Orlando Relocation
    Ivan Aldea – Orlando Southwest
    Don Bolinski – Oviedo
    Jenny Borschel – Ponte Vedra
    Patricia Davis – Ponte Vedra
    Teri Lyn Sharpe – Ponte Vedra
    Novelyn Shepherd – Ponte Vedra
    Michael Walsh – Ponte Vedra
    Anthony Colon – Property Management Sunbeam
    Kimberly Cooney – Property Management Sunbeam
    Anne Fletchall – Property Management Sunbeam
    Leah Johnson – Property Management Sunbeam
    John Jones – Property Management Sunbeam
    Suzanne Kast – Property Management Sunbeam
    Patricia Prince – Property Management Sunbeam
    Sandra Prince – Property Management Sunbeam
    Caran Jones – Property Management Beaches
    Carol Jones – Property Management Beaches
    Donna Schiffer – Property Management Beaches
    Lillian Johnson – Property Management Orange Park/Middleburg
    Layton Langley – Property Management Orange Park/Middleburg
    Lucas Lockerbie – Property Management Orange Park/Middleburg
    Linda Schaefer – Property Management Orange Park/Middleburg
    Lisa Smejkal – Property Management Orange Park/Middleburg
    Michele Brassard – Property Management North Orlando
    Margaret Fiori – Property Management North Orlando
    Dawn Slaughter – Property Management North Orlando
    Kathleen Bourke – Property Management Daytona/Ormond Beach
    Christine O'Connell – Property Management Daytona/Ormond Beach
    Paula Fishman – Property Management DeLand
    Barbara Stewart – Property Management DeLand
    Nicolle Crim – Property Management Southwest Orlando
    Lanny Lee Frederick – Property Management Southwest Orlando
    Desiree Pogue – Property Management Southwest Orlando
    Jennie Boymer – Property Management Gainesville
    Sharon Giddens – Property Management Gainesville
    Eric Herrero – Property Management Gainesville
    Gregory McQuillan – Property Management Gainesville
    Kelly Mickey – Property Management Gainesville
    Sherry Patrick – Property Management Gainesville
    Sydney Ricker – Property Management Gainesville
    Jessica Williams – Property Management Gainesville
    Elizabeth Bledsoe – Property Management Hidden Hills
    Jessica Swearingen – Property Management Hidden Hills
    Patricia Truss – Property Management Hidden Hills
    Jody Georgius – Property Management Ponte Vedra
    Leisa Pate – Property Management Ponte Vedra
    Lisa DeBenedetto – Property Management St. Mary’s
    Melanie Johnsen – Property Management St. Mary’s
    Gayle Aljets – Property Management Westside
    Dolores Elbaz-Dragic – Property Management Kissimmee
    Tracy Green – Property Management Kissimmee
    W. Mastera – Property Management Kissimmee
    Nubia Saenz – Property Management Kissimmee
    Karen Stine – Property Management Kissimmee
    Carolyn Coleman – Property Management Port Orange
    Clay Mears – Property Management ChampionsGate
    Luz Silvera – Property Management ChampionsGate
    Gina Jenkins – Property Management Oviedo
    Elaine Langford – Property Management Fleming Island           
    Lillian Scarborough – Property Management Fleming Island    
    Mike Scarborough – Property Management Fleming Island       
    Zoe Tischbein – Property Management Fleming Island  
    Susanne Armstrong – Property Management Palm Coast
    Linda Bellapianta – Property Management Palm Coast  
    Marc Bellapianta – Property Management Palm Coast   
    Susan Matthews – Property Management Palm Coast     
    Christopher McQuade – Property Management Palm Coast       
    Jean Sachs – Property Management Palm Coast  
    Cynthia Severance – Property Management Palm Coast 
    Bart Bartel – Putnam County
    Wayne Colbert – Putnam County
    Butch Puryear – Putnam County
    Jonna Faeth – San Jose/San Marco
    Michele Scarponi – St. Augustine
    Cindy Balla – St. Johns
    Brittany Brazell – St. Mary’s
    Edgar Carbaat – St. Mary’s
    Ernestine Fulse – St. Mary’s
    Daniel Nash – St. Mary’s
    Tom O'Shaughnessy – St. Mary’s
    Svea Pollock – St. Mary’s
    Rob Belue – Sunbeam/Baymeadows
    Don Anderson – Watson Maintenance
    Kelly Baum – Watson Maintenance
    Richard Bella – Watson Maintenance
    Paul Cubilla – Watson Maintenance
    Glenn Kellett – Watson Maintenance
    Lisa Lyght – Watson Maintenance
    Douglas Scarponi – Watson Maintenance
    John Strickland – Watson Maintenance
    Doug West – Watson Maintenance
    Katie Atrat – Wekiva
    V. Mickie Rodriguez – Wekiva

    43 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.

    Judd Cheyney – ChampionsGate
    Brenda Anglada – Clermont
    Julia D’Arts – Clermont
    Jeannie Fowler – Clermont
    Danielle Diana-Morgan – DeLand
    Brittany Murphy – DeLand
    Regina Murzycki – DeLand
    Rob Sueter – DeLand
    Kim Hitchew – Fleming Island
    Nadia Burza – Heathrow
    Denise DeVoe – Heathrow
    Cindy Hudson – Heathrow
    Aurora Millado – Heathrow
    Connie Sherman-Gonsalves – Heathrow
    Clair Strutt – Heathrow
    Lee Cameron – Maitland
    Tom Canterbury – Maitland
    Lillian Gonzalez – Maitland
    Melody Bennett-Smith – Mandarin North
    Betsy Born – Mandarin North
    Brian Grund – Middleburg
    Jared Lindroth – Mt. Dora
    Darlene Lawrence – Orlando Southwest
    Blanca Sanchez – Orlando Southwest
    Dorothy Thompson – Palm Coast
    Jenny Borschel – Ponte Vedra
    Rhyanna Bottom – Ponte Vedra
    Patricia Davis – Ponte Vedra
    Carol Gorey – Ponte Vedra
    Missi Howell – Ponte Vedra
    Justin Mikle – Ponte Vedra
    Teri Lyn Sharpe – Ponte Vedra\
    Novelyn Shepherd – Ponte Vedra
    James Smith – Ponte Vedra
    Michael Walsh – Ponte Vedra
    Brittany Brazell – St. Mary’s
    Daniel Nash – St. Mary’s
    Rob Belue – Sunbeam/Baymeadows
    Jerry Hatley – Wekiva
    Brian Heafy – Wekiva
    Georgina O'Bryan – Wekiva
    V. Mickie Rodriguez – Wekiva
    Andrew Vold – Wekiva

    34 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.

    Bob Miller – Amelia Island
    Cynthia Nelson – Atlantic Beach
    Lynn Hackett – DeLand
    Jennifer Tillson – Fleming Island
    Francine Simplice – Fort Caroline
    Marisol Escobar – Heathrow
    Fran Bove – Kissimmee
    Lee Cameron – Maitland
    Lillian Gonzalez – Maitland
    Melissa Luciano – Maitland
    Leanne Ralph – Maitland
    Melody Bennett-Smith – Mandarin North
    Christine Tangusso – Mt. Dora
    Terry Ward – Mt. Dora
    Carol Jones – Property Management Beaches
    Jenny Borschel – Ponte Vedra
    Rhyanna Bottom – Ponte Vedra
    Theodore Bottom – Ponte Vedra
    Patricia Davis – Ponte Vedra
    Ricardo Fornos – Ponte Vedra
    Theresa Gonzalez – Ponte Vedra
    James Smith – Ponte Vedra
    Jonna Faeth – San Jose/San Marco
    Michael Leachman – San Jose/San Marco
    Rick Mehaffey – South Beach
    Danny Ebersold – St. Augustine
    Sheri Lynn Brideson – St. Augustine Beach
    Robin Hoffman – St. Augustine Beach
    Deborah Scogin – St. Augustine Beach       
    Dolley Brawner – St. Johns
    Ann Wallace – St. Johns
    Daniel Nash – St. Mary’s
    Rob Belue – Sunbeam/Baymeadows
    Jerry Hatley – Wekiva

  • 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/