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  • Jacksonville Realtor® Recognized Nationally for Protecting, Investing in Real Estate Industry

    by Watson Realty | Apr 20, 2018

    The National Association of Realtors® has announced that Diana Galavis, a Realtor® from Jacksonville, Florida, has become a Golden R President's Circle investor in the Realtors® Political Action Committee. RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Jacksonville residents and across the country.

     

    Diana Galavis has supported RPAC for 7 years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors® since 2011. She holds the Graduate REALTOR Institute designation and is a Certified International Property Specialist, graduated from University of North Florida with a degree in Political Science, and lives in Jacksonville with her family. She is also Chair of NAR’s Global Business Councils Forum and a National Director.

    “I support RPAC because doing so is important to my profession and for property owners,” said Galavis.

     

    Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to elect officials who understand and support the interests of real estate professionals and their home buying, selling and investing clients. RPAC uses its resources to seek to elect candidates that understand and support real estate, and to develop public policies that allow consumers to own homes and build their communities through commercial investment. Diana Galavis’ investment will be applied to supporting homeownership, commercial real estate transactions, and the very future of the real estate industry.

     

    Current REALTOR priorities include working with the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on how the new Tax law will be applied and administered, working to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and preserving Net Neutrality.

     

    The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Appoints Susan Lowe Manager of Maitland Office

    by Watson Realty | Apr 19, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Susan Lowe has joined the company as Manager of its Maitland office.

     

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

     

    Jeff Fagan, Regional Vice President of Watson Realty Corp.’s Central Florida Region, announced Lowe’s appointment. “I am thrilled to welcome Susan to the Watson family,” said Fagan. “Susan is a hands-on leader and I’m excited to watch and assist her as she grows at the Maitland office.”

     

    Lowe established her career in real estate 16 years ago. She is a former Florida Licensed Mortgage Broker and has achieved over $32 million in real estate sales throughout her profession. As a previous resident of Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach, Florida, Lowe co-partnered a successful real estate brokerage firm in the area. She played an integral role in assisting her previous brokerage in expanding throughout the Central Florida market. While she was there, she also developed a boot camp training program that proved very successful.

     

    Lowe has extensive experience in earning consumer confidence, referrals and repeat clientele. She has enjoyed working with many satisfied mortgage customers in helping them fulfill their dreams of buying a home. With an immense passion for real estate, Lowe consistently strives to provide the very “best in class” service. She believes a positive attitude, intuition and listening skills are the most important qualities you can offer your customers and associates.

     

    “I am sincerely excited to be a part of the Watson Realty Corp. team,” said Lowe. “Through my experiences, I have learned it is paramount for associates to receive a solid foundation when starting their real estate careers in order to be successful. With all of the tools, resources and support offered here at Watson, there’s no doubt associates can flourish in growing their business!”

  • Four Incredible Outdoor Kitchens in Jacksonville with Summer Written All Over Them

    by Watson Realty | Mar 21, 2018

    As the last traces of winter finally bid us farewell, most southern residents are ready to get outside, crank up the grill, and start celebrating the beautiful warm weather. Cookouts are a great excuse to gather your family and friends and soak up the spring and summer sunshine, and nothing makes a cookout better than the perfect outdoor kitchen.

    The outdoor kitchen trend can be traced back to the summer kitchen concept utilized in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. While modern outdoor kitchens exist primarily as luxury add-ons, historically summer kitchens had a number of practical applications. They allowed the tremendous heat generated in the kitchen to be kept away from the main house to help with cooling during the summer, as well as reduce the risk of house fires.

    While the history of summer kitchens is interesting, there’s no denying how far the concept has come in the centuries since their inception. Check out these outdoor kitchens and start daydreaming about your first cookout of the season.

    Luxurious Cabana Lounge & Kitchen
    Atlantic Beach, FL

    This exquisite home features one of the most impressive backyards in all of Atlantic Beach. Pass through the French doors and enter the breathtaking outdoor living area, complete with swimming pool, cabana lounge, and fully-functioning outdoor kitchen. Offering a sink, grill, and two mini-fridges, this kitchen is the perfect space to grill up a delicious meal.

    Kick Back in This Mediterranean Revival Outdoor Space
    Jacksonville, FL

    Situated behind this five-bedroom masterpiece you’ll find more than just glorious views of the St. Johns River. An enclosed wing on the back of the home features a small oven and floor-to-ceiling windows to let in plenty of sunlight. Step outside and you’ll be greeted by a poolside grill and bar, making this backyard the ultimate cookout destination.

    The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen for Post-Jet Ski Relaxation
    13862 Bella Riva, Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Dreaming of preparing and eating a delectable brunch against the backdrop of the majestic Intracoastal Waterway? Then this large, open outdoor kitchen is practically calling your name. The covered space ensures inclement weather won’t ruin your good time. Plus, its close proximity to the home’s bulk-headed jet ski dock making this outdoor kitchen the perfect spot to refuel after a day out on the water.

    Custom Pool Home with Cozy Outdoor Space
    2754 Ashton Oaks, Jacksonville, FL 32223

    The cozy outdoor kitchen on the back of this upgraded house is equipped to handle everything from a special family dinner to a huge spring or summer barbecue. While you man the grill, guests will find plenty of space to kick back, whether on the comfortable couches underneath the covered patio area or po
  • Watson Realty Corp. announces new President of Watson Maintenance Services, Inc.

    by Watson Realty | Mar 05, 2018

    Jacksonville, Fla. (March 5, 2018) - Watson Realty Corp. is delighted to announce the selection of Gary Landschoot as the new President of Watson Maintenance Services, Inc., effective April 2.

    Gary Landschoot brings the company more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction management industry. Most notably, he served as senior vice president of Florida operations for an engineering and construction firm, managing eight offices and over 400 employees. As part of his appointment, Watson Maintenance Services, Inc. will undergo growth and expansion into new Florida markets.

    Wendell Davis, Watson Realty Corp. Executive Vice President and Director of Watson Property Management, announced Landschoot’s selection early this week.

    “We are excited to share this great addition with our team and express our commitment to the growth of Watson Maintenance Services, Inc.,” said Davis.

    Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,500 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services, Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

  • Robin Skaggs Named Watson Realty Corp. Broker of the Year

    by Watson Realty | Mar 05, 2018

    Jacksonville, Fla – March 2, 2018– Robin Skaggs, vice president and managing broker of the Watson Realty Corp. Mount Dora office, was named Broker of the Year last week at the company’s president’s meeting in Jacksonville, Fla.

     

    The Broker of the Year award recognizes the managing broker for criteria such as their extraordinary performance, contributions to the company, overall success of their office, use of the family of services, and sales production. As vice president and managing broker of the Mount Dora office, Skaggs is responsible for oversight, staff and sales operations for more than 38 real estate associates, with a 2017 closed sales volume in excess of $70 million. This is the first time Skaggs has been recognized as Broker of the Year.

     

    Skaggs joined Watson Realty Corp. in November of 2014 as the vice president, managing broker in the Mount Dora office. Skaggs is a licensed real estate broker with over 20 years of experience in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. In 2016, Skaggs won the Growth & Service award for her outstanding leadership, support and contribution to the development of her office.  In 2017, the Mount Dora office earned the number one spot for Listings and Sales among other local offices. Skaggs is a member of the Realtors Association of Lake & Sumter County.

     

     “I am privileged to work with the most professional group of real estate associates in Florida; they are exceptional and together we have created a dynamic team to serve the public,” said Skaggs. “Each day I aim to leave a positive footprint, to always serve where a need is present. My goal is to provide outstanding service to the residents and future residents of the region.”

     

    Watson Realty Corp. has been the trusted name in real estate for over 50 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm with over 1,500 sales associates and 52 sales offices in Florida and South Georgia. Watson Realty Corp. also provides a fully-integrated family of services including, Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Inc., Watson Title Services of N. FL., Inc., Watson Commercial Realty, Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty, Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services, Watson Relocation Services, Florida Insurance Concepts, and Pinnacle Association Management.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates 2017 Performance At Central Florida Region Awards Ceremony

    by Watson Realty | Mar 02, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. recently celebrated sales associates in the Central Florida region for their exemplary performances in 2017 at the 52nd annual awards ceremony, held at The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North. The Central Florida region had an outstanding year in 2017, attaining more than $963 million in closed volume. This helped the company to achieve more than $3.4 billion in closed volume for 2017!

     

     

    Rookie of the Year Award

     

    The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the sales associate with the highest closed volume in their first full year associated with Watson Realty Corp.

     

    Daniel Dupont – Heathrow

     

     

    President’s Award

     

    The President’s Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $3-$5 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Kelli Meza - DeLand

    Maritza Jimenez - SW Orlando

    Bob Brewster - Port Orange

    Dianne Wodz - DeLand

    Janet Hoffman - Clermont

    Charlie Cuccia - Oviedo

    Christine David - Oviedo

    Erica Crockett - Ormond Beach

    Cindy Hudson - Heathrow

    Anne-Marie Ferraro - Longwood

    Joanne Kebeck - Port St. Lucie

    Barry Steinhart – Wekiva/Longwood

    Judy Huff - SW Orlando

    Tom O’Brien - Heathrow

    Noel Lawrence - Clermont

    Jo Ann Larsen - Mount Dora

    Beverly Stanton - SW Orlando

    Carla Cottrell - New Smyrna Beach

    Chandra Maraj - ChampionsGate

    Deborah Perry - Longwood

    Lee Cameron - Maitland

    Kelly D’Errico - DeLand

    Bob Stein - Port Orange

    Karla Ryan - SW Orlando

    Ana Zitnick - Mount Dora

    Tatiana Kholodtsova - Maitland

    Maria Henao - ChampionsGate

    Susan Davis - Mount Dora

    Jeanette Camerden - New Smyrna Beach

    Lynn Hackett - DeLand

    Sanjeev Malik - Heathrow

    Carmen Quintana - Oviedo

    Daniel Dupont - Heathrow

    Terri Lynn Brearey - New Smyrna Beach

    Terri Misek - Longwood

    Theresa Ward - Mount Dora

    Melissa Horbal - Mount Dora

    Camille Ruiz - Clermont

    Marjorie Palmer - New Smyrna Beach

    Dexter Copp - Port Orange

    Bill Sirigas - Kissimmee

    SueEllen Blanchard - Kissimmee

    Lucinda Moore - Heathrow

    Denise Gregorie - SW Orlando

    Jeananne Barbee – Wekiva/Longwood

    Barbara Coy - Longwood

    Patty Vanyo - ChampionsGate

    Patricia Shook - Port Orange

    Shahrin Alam – Oviedo

    Jim Wright – Watson Relocation

    RuthAnn Costa - DeLand

    Cheryl Hilty-Huth - Mount Dora

     

    Teams

     

    Martinez Team (Rafael & Nancy Martinez) - Kissimmee

    Team Taylor (Colleen & Mike Taylor) - Clermont

    Owens Team (Breezy & Elliott Owens) - Mount Dora

    Pierce Team (Larry & Denise Pierce) - Mount Dora

    Nieves Team (Hector & Gloria Nieves) - Kissimmee

    Weaver-Ricks Team (Lorraine Weaver & Jason Ricks) - Oviedo

     

     

    Silver Pinnacle Award

     

    The Silver Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $5-$10 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    TJ Jarosik - Ormond Beach

    Stephen Gardner - Port Orange

    Monica Menegay - DeLand

    Gail Sneed - Port Orange

    Lisa West - Mount Dora

    Stacy McCallister – New Smyrna Beach

    Paul Hutton - Port St. Lucie

    Kris Persaud - Clermont

    Sarah Bosch – Wekiva/Longwood

    Helen Weaver - Kissimmee

    Chris Bunnell - SW Orlando

    Shari Lawrence - DeLand

    Monique McGuire - Clermont

    Patsy Bradley - New Smyrna Beach

    Cliff Clover - Kissimmee

    Frank & Gloria Plesko - SW Orlando

    Carla Robles - Heathrow

    Lisa Bertossa - Oviedo

    Jane Dennis - ChampionsGate

    Wyatt & Diane Reeley - Heathrow

    Sue Webb - ChampionsGate

    Zachary Lay - ChampionsGate

    Chuck Shaver - DeLand

    Becky Singleton - DeLand

    Lainy McKain - New Smyrna Beach

     

    Teams

     

    Kistler-Ward Team (Beverley Kistler & Diane Ward) - Oviedo

    The Veigle Group (Tim Veigle & Heather Sikes) - Oviedo

    Team Goldenberg (Sandee & Frank Goldenberg) - Kissimmee

    Team Simmonds (Sandy & Tom Simmonds) - Clermont

     

     

    Highest Number of Listings Sold

     

    Individual Sales Associate

     

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

     

    Team

     

    The Sister Team (Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso) – Mount Dora  

     

     

    Top Offices

     

    Office with 2nd Highest Volume: Heathrow  

    Office with Highest Volume: DeLand

     

     

    Gold Pinnacle Award

     

    The Gold Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $10-$25 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Chris Young - Vero Beach

    Virginia Bellhorn - Oviedo

    Elisa Edwards - Maitland

    Lori Clark - Port Orange

    Jay Kendall - SW Orlando

    Eve Metlis - SW Orlando

    Fran Zvaigzne - Oviedo

    Cindy Walker - New Smyrna Beach

     

    Teams

     

    Jensen-Foster Team (Tracy Jensen & Desirae Foster) - DeLand

    Alan Norris Team (Alan Norris, Amir Badakhshan, Sue Carl & Clair Strutt) - Heathrow

    The Jim Ruddy Team (Jim Ruddy & Maggie Patek) - Longwood

     

     

    Top Producers 

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    2nd Highest Production: Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Highest Production: Russie Weidl – Heathrow   

     

    Teams

     

    2nd Highest Production: White-Pavek Team (Terrie White & Brad Pavek) – DeLand

    Highest Production: The Sister Team (Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso) – Mount Dora  

     

     

    Watson Title Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Closings: Russie Weidl – Heathrow  

    Team with Highest Number of Closings: The Sister Team (Linda Lake & Christine Tangusso) – Mount Dora 

    Office with Highest Number of Closed Units: DeLand

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Heathrow  

     

     

    Watson Property Management Awards

     

    Associate with Most Referrals to Property Management: Kris Persaud – Clermont   

    Office with Most Referrals to Property Management: DeLand   

      

     

    Watson Relocation Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Outbound Closings: Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood   

    Office Performance Award: ChampionsGate   

     

     

    Watson Mortgage Awards

     

    Top Referring Associate: Jay Laing – Ormond Beach

    Office with Highest Closed Volume: Longwood   

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Ormond Beach   

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates 2017 Performance At Jacksonville Region Awards Ceremony

    by Watson Realty | Feb 21, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. recently celebrated sales associates in the Jacksonville region for their exemplary performances in 2017 at the 52nd annual awards ceremony, held at The Renaissance at World Golf Village. The Jacksonville region had an outstanding year in 2017, attaining more than $1.7 billion in closed volume. This helped the company to achieve more than $3.4 billion in closed volume for 2017!

     

     

    Rookie of the Year Award

     

    The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the sales associate with the highest closed volume in their first full year associated with Watson Realty Corp.

     

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

     

     

    President’s Award

     

    The President’s Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $3-$5 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Kyle Williams – Avondale/Ortega

    Shelly Zeisel – Fleming Island

    Josette Joseph – Fleming Island

    Myrna Gatenby – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Rudy Pabustan – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Hans Roese – St. Johns

    Heather Gill – Avondale/Ortega

    Donna Quarto – San Marco/San Jose

    Rick Mehaffey – South Beach

    Faye Parker – Southside

    Norita Birdsong – Atlantic Beach

    Rana Dexter – Mandarin South

    Glenn Voisine – St. Johns

    Jeff Broekman – Intracoastal

    Pam Skipper – Hodges

    Russell Grooms – Avondale/Ortega

    Geri Weisman – Intracoastal

    Jill Chappano – Mandarin North

    Carol Veal – Atlantic Beach

    John Inama – Nocatee

    Michael Hayley – St. Johns

    Teresa Clark – Mandarin South

    BJ Weyer – Southside

    Ben Perry – South Beach

    Janine Basford – Southside

    Heather Granby – Mandarin North

    Ron Braatz – Fleming Island

    Gwen Templeton – Ponte Vedra

    Ellen Dittman – Orange Park Blanding

    Bryan Kallam – Fleming Island

    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding

    Elizabeth Brockelman – Ponte Vedra

    Neil Bridgers – Avondale/Ortega

    April Bliss – South Beach

    Mary Williams – Intracoastal

    Fran Littleton – Duval Station

    Shirley Dugger – Chaffee Road

    Toni Randall – Hodges

    Lisa Martinelli – Mandarin South

    Peou Khun – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Tyrone Townsend – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    MaryBeth Murray – Nocatee

    Olga Smirnoff – San Marco/San Jose

    Leah Adams – Southside

    Gina Sharp – St. Johns

    Misty Phillips – Nocatee

    Christine Gaskill – Fleming Island

    David Neves – St. Johns

    Missi Howell – Ponte Vedra

    Patti Center – Duval Station

    Wanda Taylor – Chaffee Road

    Laura Rosener – Hidden Hills

    Sonila Crisp – San Marco/San Jose

    Karen DeLoach – Ponte Vedra

    Diana Kelly – Ponte Vedra

    Shimon Meir – Mandarin North

    Christine Ragazzo – Mandarin North

    Cari Bishop – Mandarin North

    Liz McMahan – South Beach

    Lynnette Piper – Hidden Hills

    Sharon McEleny – Hodges

    Kelly Perkins – Hodges

    Delores DeLuca – Fleming Island

    Debbie Miller – North Jacksonville

    Ruby Newman – Ponte Vedra

    Joyce Smith – Fleming Island

    Antonio Spence – North Jacksonville

    Kim Dove – Chaffee Road

    Marilyn Stewart – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Kathy Peters – Intracoastal

    Luis Perez Roman – Southside

    Laura Brannen – Mandarin North

    Mary Davis – Duval Station

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    Gary Harlow – Mandarin North

     

    Teams

     

    Dream Team Jax (Jacky Reid, Willadean LeBlanc & Katrina Leek) – Fleming Island

    Paula Carlson Team (Paula Carlson & Ernest Vickers) – Southside

    Herbkersman Team (Nancy & John Herbkersman) – Ponte Vedra

    Impact Team (Millie Kanyar, Diana Galavis & Will Williams) – South Beach

    Hudnall Team (Brenda & Tim Hudnall) – Southside

    Ard/Neldner Team (Kimberly Ard & Pat Neldner-Stevicks) – Atlantic Beach

     

     

    Silver Pinnacle Award

     

    The Silver Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $5-$10 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Will Vasana – Southside

    Kim Kowal – Avondale/Ortega

    Denise Miles Tagami – Ponte Vedra

    Judy Lassiter – Nocatee

    Camie & Rob Hastings – Chaffee Road

    Ada Hajdini – Intracoastal

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Sharon Sherwood – Intracoastal

    Mary Espling-Gonzalez – Mandarin South

    Jill Marquez – Hidden Hills

    Stephanie Henderson – Southside

    Paige Covington – Mandarin North

    Belinda Felscher – Avondale/Ortega

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    Sherry Martello – Hidden Hills

    Merrilee Agana – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Harold Isgette – Hidden Hills

    Stephanie Olsen – St. Johns

    Julie Bentley – Mandarin North

    Sharon & Danny McMullen – Hodges

    Lisa Benedict – Mandarin South

    Jared Holm – Mandarin South

    Margaret Hall – Mandarin North

    Tom Moore – Intracoastal

    Rhonda Gummerman – Ponte Vedra

    Evelyn Martin – Intracoastal

    Kay Stalvey – Duval Station

    Darlene Joseph – Mandarin North

    Kim Martin – St. Johns

    Kimberly King – Mandarin North

    Flo Bliss – Avondale/Ortega

    Amy Terry – Atlantic Beach

    Gerard Nicholson – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Terri Lundgren – Mandarin North

    Pamela Hodges – Hidden Hills

    David Podvia – Mandarin North

    Lori Loving – Intracoastal

    John Warner – Fleming Island

    Jennifer Cate – Mandarin North

    Colleen Bording – Hidden Hills

    Dawn DuBose – Mandarin South

    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra

    Gerry Williamson – South Beach

    Thomas Hammond – Ponte Vedra

    Renea Downes – Mandarin North

    Angie Clausen – Intracoastal

    John Richardson – Ponte Vedra

    Paula Powell – Intracoastal

    Suzanne Schinsing – Ponte Vedra

     

    Teams

     

    Team Kaprelian (Mark Kaprelian & Kasi Koslowska-Eldle) – St. Johns

    Bowen Team (Felicia & Greg Bowen) – Avondale/Ortega

    The Waldrip Group (Keith Waldrip & Terri Cornell) – Avondale/Ortega

    Charles Anno Team (Charles & Lorna Anno) – San Marco/San Jose

    Foster-Nelson Team (Carol Foster & Inge Nelson) – Fort Caroline

    Doakes Team (Kristin & Quinton Doakes) – Ponte Vedra

    Pondo/Miller Team (Oksana Pondo & Maureen Miller) – Nocatee

    Kennedy Team (Keith & Blake Kennedy) – Atlantic Beach

    Kay Kennedy Team (Kay Kennedy & George Lewis) – Ponte Vedra

    Sallie Ross Team (Sallie & Fred Ross) – Fleming Island

    Ray Team (Richard & Cammy Ray) – Ponte Vedra

    Mohr Team (Patti Mohr & Julie Williams) – Ponte Vedra

     

     

    Highest Number of Listings Sold

     

    Individual Sales Associate

     

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

     

    Team

     

    Palmer Marketing Group (John Patrick Palmer, Janet Palmer & Joan Fanton) – Atlantic Beach

     

     

    Top Offices

     

    Office with 2nd Highest Volume: Mandarin North

    Office with Highest Volume: Ponte Vedra

     

     

    Gold Pinnacle Award

     

    The Gold Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $10-$25 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Katherine Etheridge – Mandarin North

    Lane Manis – Avondale/Ortega

    Betsy Picot – St. Johns

    Kim Brown – Mandarin South

    Angela Tharp – St. Johns

    Jon Singleton – Avondale/Ortega

    Sharon Mills – Hodges

    Neil Avery – Fleming Island

    David Gatto – South Beach

    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

     

    Teams

     

    Dream Home Team Jax (Michael Leachman & Eleana Carrion) – San Marco/San Jose

    Ash and Rose Team (Linda Ash, Robert Rose & Zandra Quintana) – Nocatee

    Krawcyzk Team (Susan Krawcyzk & John Hardin) – Chaffee Road

    The Get Smart Team (Justin Timmons, Sabrina Wickham & Mable Washington) – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Walker-Vergales Team (Angela Walker, Howard Vergales & Rob Stevenson) – Mandarin North

    Beard Team (Murray & Elise Beard) – Ponte Vedra

    DeCastro/Erickson Team (Leona DeCastro, Andria Erickson & Cassandra Brown) – Hidden Hills

    Luxury Leaders Team (Jim Zeller, Linda Ostoski, Jeanne Towgood, Carol Light Manning & Patti Atwill) – Ponte Vedra

    Palmer Marketing Group (John Patrick Palmer, Janet Palmer & Joan Fanton) – Atlantic Beach

    Randy Martin Team (Randy Martin, Lisa Verrino & Daniel Schmidt) – Mandarin South

    David and Clair Team (David Butler & Clair Corbett) – San Marco/San Jose & Mandarin North

     

     

    Platinum Pinnacle Award

     

    The Platinum Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $25-$50 Million in 2017.

     

    Team

     

    Sandy Miller – Intracoastal

     

     

    Top Producers 

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    2nd Highest Production: Missy DeKay – Ponte Vedra

    Highest Production: Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach  

     

    Teams

     

    2nd Highest Production: Menton-Ballou Group (George Ballou, Jamie Ballou, Lisa Menton, Stella Alexander, Dave Kenyon, John McClure, Melissa Naldzin, Jody Steele, David Carter & Alexis McDaniel) – St. Johns

    Highest Production: Debbie Shagnea Group (Debbie Shagnea & Lori Whitman) – Mandarin South

     

     

    Watson Title Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Closings: Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Team with Highest Number of Closings: Krawczyk Team (Susan Krawczyk & John Hardin) –Chaffee Rd.

    Office with Highest Number of Closed Units: Mandarin North

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Nocatee

     

     

    Watson Property Management Awards

     

    Associate with Most Referrals to Property Management: Josette Joseph – Fleming Island  

    Office with Most Referrals to Property Management: Fleming Island 

      

     

    Watson Relocation Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Outbound Closings: Debbie Shagnea – Mandarin South  

    Office Performance Award: Fort Caroline and Orange Park Blanding  

     

     

    Watson Mortgage Awards

     

    Top Referring Associate: Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Office with Highest Closed Volume: Mandarin South  

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Mandarin South 

     

    Watson Commercial Award

     

    Commercial Real Estate Associate of the Year: Bill Little
  • Get Cozy with these Superb Master Suites

    by Watson Realty | Feb 21, 2018
     

    Looking for some inspiration on how to give your master suite more elegant and refined flair? Check out the incredible master suites in these enviable luxury homes to see what you can do to upgrade your space.

    Spread Out in this Spacious Suite
    1965 Lake Markham Preserve, Sanford, FL 32771

    Enjoy sprawling out with the wide open spaces in this master suite. Minimal furnishings define the layout of this space, with a spacious bed taking center stage. Large windows let in loads of natural light, and a door to the balcony gives you direct access outside. The master suite is even in its own wing, allowing for ultimate privacy.

     Bedside View of the Ocean
    2061 Beach, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

    For a more artistic take on luxury living, look no further than this beachside abode. Bold architectural choices and an open concept influencing the living areas and master suite give this home a unique identity. The master suite comes equipped with a stunning ocean view balcony and spa bath – enough to make anyone feel like they live in paradise.

     A Lakefront Paradise
    118 Lake Geneva Road, Crescent City, FL 32112

    This massive single-family home could just as easily double as a family compound as it stretches across more than 3,300 square feet. While its lakefront location is surely enticing, there’s no denying the star of this home is its master suite. It comes replete with a cozy bed, colorful couches, an entertainment corner, and even a miniature kitchen outfitted with a sink, mini-fridge, and microwave. Even with so much more house to explore, you’d be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave this fully equipped suite.

     Stunning St. Augustine Spa Estate
    705 Standish Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32086

    Treat yourself to the spa experience whenever you want with this breathtaking Intracoastal estate home. The enormous master suite found in this house features all the usual luxury trappings you’d expect – huge King size bed, comfortable design touches – and then some, like the attached sauna. Who needs a spa day when you have your own personal retreat just feet from your bed?
  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates 2017 Performance At North Central Region Awards Ceremony

    by Watson Realty | Feb 13, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. recently celebrated sales associates in the North Central region for their exemplary performances in 2017 at the 52nd annual awards ceremony, held at The Renaissance at World Golf Village. The North Central region had an outstanding year in 2017, attaining more than $688 million in closed volume. This helped the company to achieve more than $3.4 billion in closed volume for 2017!

     

     






    Rookie of the Year Award

     

    The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the sales associate with the highest closed volume in their first full year associated with Watson Realty Corp.

     

    Whitney Redford – Putnam County

     

     

    President’s Award

     

    The President’s Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $3-$5 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Pam Richardson - Palm Coast

    Whitney Redford - Putnam County

    Cindy Balla - St. Augustine Beach

    Jennifer Barona - Gainesville

    Robert Holmquist - St. Augustine Beach

    Sharon Ford - St. Augustine

    Michele Scarponi - St. Augustine

    Kathleen MacDowell - Gainesville

    Rachel Diaz - Gainesville

    Brandi Burton - St. Marys

    Deborah Hatcher - Middleburg

    Leslie Andree - Amelia Island

    Sam Sell - Amelia Island

    Andrea Pittenger - Palm Coast

    Deirdre Murphy - Gainesville

    Pam Acosta - Palm Coast

    Doug Tackett - Middleburg

    Karrie Guthrie Forrester - Middleburg

    Mike Weseman - Gainesville

    Richard DeCeglie - Palm Coast

    Marilyn Williams – St. Augustine

    Jackie Frye - St. Marys

     

    Teams

     

    Williams-Higginbotham Team (Kathy Williams & Kaylee Higginbotham) - Amelia Island

    Coastal Home Team (Dave Hewett, Glenda Hewett, Jen Tucker & Caitie Culleton) - Amelia Island

    Johanson Team (Bob & Barbara Johanson) - Palm Coast & Hammock

    Team Green (Danny Green & Nicholas Ford) - Palm Coast

     

     

    Silver Pinnacle Award

     

    The Silver Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $5-$10 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Sheila Clark – St. Augustine

    John Lawrence - St. Augustine

    Gayle Logan - St. Augustine Beach

    Sherman Bryan - Gainesville

    Debby Duenow - St. Augustine

    Scott Friedlander - Amelia Island

    Cornelia Downing-Manfre - Hammock

    Angela Garcia - Amelia Island

    Idy Rodriguez - Middleburg

    Bonne Jones - St. Augustine Beach

    MeLissa Pellerito - Keystone Heights

    Debbie Krantz - St. Augustine Beach

    Deborah Barclay - Amelia Island

    Tara Presser - St. Augustine Beach

     

    Teams

     

    Mako Real Estate Team (Chris Kaufman, Brandon Canipelli & Thomas Waller) - Palm Coast

    Bandelin/Hagan Team (David Bandelin & Heather Hagan) - Amelia Island

    Your Holm Team (Tim Holm & Gigi Scoates) - Middleburg

    Gonzales Thomas Real Estate Team (Michelle Thomas & Regina Gonzales) - St. Augustine

    Caryl Culbertson Team (Caryl & Brent Culbertson) - St. Augustine

    Collins Team (Julie Collins & Bob Miller) - Amelia Island

    Tatro-Marine-Scarponi Team (Barbara Tatro, Madalan Marine & Doug Scarponi) - St. Augustine

    Preuss Team (Hazel Preuss, Jeremy Paetsch & Greg Prey) - Amelia Island

     

     

    Highest Number of Listings Sold

     

    Individual Sales Associate

     

    Rita Hall – St. Marys

     

    Teams

     

    Dawn Gaffney Team (Dawn Gaffney, Brad Barfield & Cheryl Dziurzynski) – St. Augustine

     

     

    Top Offices

     

    Office with 2nd Highest Volume: St. Augustine

    Office with Highest Volume: St. Augustine Beach

     

     

    Gold Pinnacle Award

     

    The Gold Pinnacle Award recognizes those Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and teams who closed a volume of $10-$25 Million in 2017.

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    Ali Burchfield – St. Augustine Beach

    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville

     

    Teams

     

    Pat LeRoy Team (Pat LeRoy, Debra LeRoy & Anne Milanes) - St. Augustine & Fleming Island

    McEwen Team (Susan & Sarah McEwen) - Amelia Island

    Farnsworth Team (Gary & Frances Farnsworth) - Amelia Island

    Jacalone Advantage Team (Teresa Jacalone, Mark Jacalone Sr., Mark Jacalone Jr. & Marcia Jacalone) - St. Augustine

     

     

    Top Producers 

     

    Individual Sales Associates

     

    2nd Highest Production: Rita Hall – St Marys

    Highest Production: Elaine Wallace – St. Augustine Beach

     

    Teams

     

    2nd Highest Production: Dawn Gaffney Team (Dawn Gaffney, Brad Barfield and Cheryl Dziurzynski) – St. Augustine

    Highest Production: Crum-Gachet Team (Greg Crum, Rebecca Crum and Peggy Gachet) – St. Augustine Beach

     

     

    Watson Title Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of Closings: Richard DeCeglie – Palm Coast

    Team with Highest Number of Closings: The Johanson Team (Bob & Barbara Johanson) – Palm Coast & Hammock

    Office with Highest Number of Closed Units: Palm Coast

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Palm Coast 

     

     

    Watson Property Management Awards

     

    Associate with Most Referrals to Property Management: Catherine Nelson – Gainesville

    Office with Most Referrals to Property Management: Gainesville 

      

     

    Watson Relocation Awards

     

    Associate with Highest Number of LeadingRE Outbound Closings: Dee Hawkins – Palm Coast

    Office Performance Award: Putnam County

     

     

    Watson Mortgage Awards

     

    Top Referring Associate: Ali Burchfield - St. Augustine Beach

    Office with Highest Closed Volume: Palm Coast

    Office with Highest Capture Rate: Palm Coast

     

    Watson Commercial Award

     

    Commercial Real Estate Associate of the Year: Bill Little

     

    Watson Realty Corp. recently celebrated sales associates in the North Central region for their exemplary performances in 2017 at the 52nd annual awards ceremony, held at The Renaissance at World Golf Village. The North Central region had an outstanding year in 2017, attaining more than $688 million in closed volume. This helped the company to achieve more than $3.4 billion in closed volume for 2017!

     

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. Receives Marketing Awards at Global Real Estate Conference

    by Watson Realty | Feb 07, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. was presented with multiple Marketing Awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate firms. The awards were presented during the LeadingRE Annual Conference, which took place January 29-February 2 at Wynn Las Vegas. The conference was part of LeadingRE Conference Week, a series of events that has attracted a global audience of nearly 3,000 real estate professionals from 24 countries.

     

    The award winning entries were chosen for excellence in creativity, quality and overall presentation and effectiveness.

     

    Watson Realty Corp. received the following:

    • 1st place for Internal Promotions - recognizing outstanding marketing of LeadingRE programs to the company’s internal audience.
    • 1st place for Referral Promotions - recognizing superior marketing relating to referral contests and programs, helping raise awareness of the company’s global real estate capabilities through its affiliation with LeadingRE.
    • 2nd place for Interactive Media – recognizing originality in consumer materials, interactive media and/or video.
    • 2nd place for Best Overall Use of New LeadingRE Brand – recognizing materials that showcase the firm’s LeadingRE affiliation and incorporate the new LeadingRE brand and story.
    • 3rd place for Business Cards, Letterhead and Specialty Marketing – recognizing superior Business Cards, Letterhead and Specialty Marketing in recognition of its creative and effective collateral materials.

    “We are very proud of our affiliation with LeadingRE and it is very rewarding to receive top honors for our promotion of that affiliation,” said Watson Realty Corp. Executive Vice President Carlotta Landschoot. “Our marketing team strives to ensure our associates are well versed in the additional benefits our affiliation affords their customers and clients.” 

     

    “The winners of our Marketing Contest have earned distinction by developing highly creative materials and campaigns that showcase the distinctive character of their companies, using compelling content, original graphics and effective delivery,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Our visual display of these award-winning materials is always a highlight of our conference, providing inspiration to all of our members.”

     

    Watson Realty Corp. is an affiliate of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a founding member of LeadingRE, Watson Realty Corp. provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.       
  • Watson Realty Corp. Relocation Services Director Receives Top Individual Honor at Global Real Estate Conference

    by Watson Realty | Feb 06, 2018

    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) – Feb. 6, 2018 - Tammy Vlah, vice president and director of Watson
    Relocation Services,
    is the recipient of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
    President’s Service Award, a top individual
    award from Leading Real Estate Companies of
    the World®
    , a selective global community of the highest quality
    independent real estate firms
    The award was presented during the
    Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 
    (LeadingRE) Conference Week, a series of events that drew an impressive audience
    of 3,000 real estate professionals
     from 24 countries.

     

    The President’s Service Award recognizes Vlah’s dedication, commitment and expertise in relocation services, and her contributions to the LeadingRE network of affiliates. This is the third time Watson Relocation Services has been recognized for this prestigious honor.

    “I am honored and humbled to receive this award and to join the past recipients who I have long admired and respected,” said Vlah. “Providing the highest quality of service to customers is at the core of Watson’s company values, and central to my personal philosophy of success.”

     

    “Our community is built upon the generous contributions of our members who share their talent, time and expertise to support the success of their fellow members, as well as our collective network,” LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor said. “Being able to honor the Member Achievement Award recipients, who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment through years of service to LeadingRE, is a true pleasure and a privilege.”

     

    Watson Realty Corp. is a Florida and south Georgia representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Watson Realty Corp. provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.

     

    For more information about Watson Realty Corp., please visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com

  • WATSON REALTY CORP. CELEBRATES SALESPERSONS AND LISTERS OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER 2017

    by Watson Realty | Jan 19, 2018

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

     

    Jacksonville Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Ash-Rose Team – Nocatee

    John Richardson – Ponte Vedra

    Debbie Shagnea & Associates – Mandarin South

    Mohr Team – Ponte Vedra

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Flo Bliss – Avondale/Ortega

    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North

    Gerry Williamson – South Beach

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    Laura Rosener – Hidden Hills

    Neil Avery – Fleming Island

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Betsy Picot – St. Johns

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    Mary Williams – Intracoastal

    Norita Birdsong – Atlantic Beach

    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Myrna Gatenby – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Foster/Nelson Team – Fort Caroline

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Judy Lassiter – Nocatee

    David and Clair Team – San Marco/San Jose

    Idy Rodriguez – Middleburg

    Sharon McEleny – Hodges

    Carlson Team – Southside

    Sandy Miller Team – Intracoastal

    Your Holm Team – Middleburg

    Dream Home Team Jax – San Marco/San Jose

    Paula Pou Team – Hodges

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    Austen-Hermann Team – Atlantic Beach

    Mark Feagle – Orange Park Blanding

    Senada Sejdic – Southside

    Christina Molteni – West/Chaffee Rd.

    Waldrip Team – Avondale/Ortega

    Maurice Martinez – Ft. Caroline

    Susan Krawczyk Team – West/Chaffee Rd.

    Marilyn Stewart – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Dream Team Jax – Fleming Island

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Sandy Miller Team – Intracoastal

    Luxury Leaders Team – Ponte Vedra

    Debbie Shagnea & Associates – Mandarin South

    Keith Kennedy Team – Atlantic Beach

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Barbara Maple – Ponte Vedra

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    David Gatto – South Beach

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Walker-Vergales Team – Mandarin North

    Darlene Joseph – Mandarin North

    Carrie Clark – Hidden Hills

    John Warner – Fleming Island

    Christina Molteni – West/Chaffee Rd.

    Nimia Dharssi – Southside

    Angie Clausen – Intracoastal

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    Neil Bridgers – Avondale/Ortega

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Idy Rodriguez – Middleburg

    Marilyn Stewart – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Sharon McEleny – Hodges

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    David and Clair Team – San Marco/San Jose

    Stephanie Olsen – St. Johns

    Ash-Rose Team – Nocatee

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Misty Phillips – Nocatee

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    David Maloney – Orange Park Blanding

    Carlson Team – Southside

    Impact Team – South Beach

    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Anne Milanes Team – Fleming Island

    Susan Krawczyk Team – West/Chaffee Rd.

     

    North Central Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Rita Hall – St. Marys

    Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Bonne Jones – St. Augustine Beach

    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island

    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville

    Michele Scarponi – St. Augustine

    Angela Garcia – Amelia Island

    Andrea Pittinger – Palm Coast

    Mako Real Estate Group – Palm Coast

    Craig McCall – Tioga

    Smith-Fields Team – Putnam County

    Johanson Team – Hammock

    Jenifer Smith – Putnam County

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Michael Mooney – Tioga

    Coastal Home Team – Amelia Island

    Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville

    Charlene Garra – St. Augustine Beach

    Sheila Clark – St. Augustine

    Rita Hall – St. Marys

    Kathleen Nadeau – Putnam County

    Smith-Fields Team – Putnam County

    Nancy Rossiter – Amelia Island

    Sherron Skibo – Palm Coast

    Team Green – Palm Coast

     

     

    Central Florida Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    Cindy Walker – New Smyrna Beach

    Pierce Team – Mount Dora

    Eve Metlis – Orlando SW
    Robert Cruz – DeLand

    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo

    Sue Webb – ChampionsGate

    Kris Persaud – Clermont

    Foster-Jensen Team – DeLand

    Team Goldenberg – Kissimmee

    Weaver Ricks Team – Oviedo

    Fran Bove – Kissimmee

    Team Ruddy – Longwood

    Team Simmonds – Clermont

    Cheryl Hilty-Huth – Mount Dora

    Chris Young – Vero Beach

    Catherine Branham – Ormond Beach

    Michelle Sellgren – Longwood

    Beverly Hanna – Port St. Lucie

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Chuck Shaver – DeLand

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Bill Sirigas – Kissimmee

    Lainy McKain – New Smyrna Beach

    Foster-Jensen Team – DeLand

    Gayle Alliston – Ocala

    Pierce Team – Mount Dora

    Monique McGuire – Clermont

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Karen Chmilnitzky – Oviedo

    Frank Plesko – Orlando SW

    Lawrence Adcock – Mount Dora

    Nieves Team – Kissimmee

    Shirley Steidle-Bear – Port Charlotte

    Jan Fitzgibbons – Port Orange

    Zachary Lay – ChampionsGate

    Jay Laing – Ormond Beach

    Terri Misek – Longwood

    Kistler-Ward Team – Oviedo

    Nicholas Romero – Maitland

    Team Ruddy – Longwood

    Eliud Perez – Port St. Lucie

    Sue Meyers – Vero Beach

    Team Simmonds – Clermont

  • Cook at Home More This Year with These Amazing Luxury Kitchens

    by Watson Realty | Jan 17, 2018

    Like many people, there’s a pretty good chance you made a resolution to be healthier in 2018. Whether your version of getting healthy means hitting the gym more or trying out a new diet, there’s one easy way to improve your health that’s worth committing to this year: cooking at home.

    Even if you don’t like donning your chef hat and manning the stove, there’s no denying the allure of a home-cooked meal. But when you’re in one of these awesome luxury kitchens, cooking feels more like an adventure than a chore.

    Sprawling Kitchen Perfect for Hosting

    If you love hosting large dinner parties, this spacious kitchen will impress and exceed your expectations. With plenty of space to spread out with the preparation island and ample counter space, this gorgeous kitchen is a host’s dream. Luxurious touches like soaring ceilings, elegant lighting, granite countertops, and a hidden refrigerator ensure this kitchen still feels like a gourmet kitchen, even if you’re just whipping up a small meal for the family.    


    Dual Ovens Creates a Baker’s Paradise

    Looking for a kitchen that appeals to your inner confectioner? Look no further, as this cozy luxury kitchen has everything you need to make a delicious baked good, from extra counter space for mixing to the high-end, gas cooking dual ovens that can hold twice as much. And of course, there’s plenty of room in the attached dining area to dig in to your latest fresh-out-of-the-oven treat.

     
    A Modern Kitchen Fit for a Trendy Restaurant

    This home’s custom designed and recently built kitchen is perfect for those seeking something a little more contemporary. The modern color scheme, stainless steel Thermador appliances, and gorgeous marble countertops contribute to the kitchen’s chic look while elevating it into luxury status.  Gas cooking provides a high-end touch to all your meals, while the adjoining wet bar features a wine cooler for added luxury and convenience.

     

  • Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS Retains Prestigious RELO® Quality Certification

    by Watson Realty | Jan 16, 2018

    Jacksonville, FL (Jan. 15, 2018) – Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS has successfully completed the re-certification process for the prestigious RELO® Quality Certification by Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.  The RELO® Quality Certification (RQC) was the first program in the relocation industry to quantify and qualify what true relocation service excellence means.  Modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige national quality award, it was created by the network to provide measurable standards for the pursuit of relocation excellence.

    Under the guidance of Tammy Vlah, Vice President, Director of Relocation, Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS has demonstrated that it continues to meet the specific criteria used to evaluate performance and production, staffing, training and continuing education, quality and scope of relocation service, program marketing, customer satisfaction, technology resources, office facilities, and more.  

    After earning the certification, a company must complete a re-certification process every five years to ensure it continues to meet the program’s rigorous standards and remains current in terms of technology, relocation trends and other relevant areas.

    “We are incredibly honored to achieve this re-certification and remain among such an elite group of brokers committed to a pursuit of relocation excellence,” said Vlah.  “Our entire company, especially our Relocation Department, is exceedingly humbled by this prestigious honor which renews our focus on delivering legendary quality of service.  I’m thrilled to showcase our team’s expertise through this process and proud to represent them every day.”

    Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor credits Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS for its dedication to excellence in relocation.  “Being re-certified for the RQC reflects Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS’ ongoing commitment to delivering a superior level of service to its relocation clients and operating a highly efficient and responsive program that is among the best in the business.” 

    For more information on Watson Realty Corp.’s local and national relocation services, contact Tammy Vlah, Vice President, Director of Relocation for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, at 904-596-5900 or toll free at 1-800-529-7356 or Judy Bissell, Vice President, Director of Relocation for Central Florida and Central East Coast at 407-774-4040 or toll free at 1-800-888-0836.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Names New Regional Vice President of North Central Region

    by Watson Realty | Jan 12, 2018

    Watson Realty Corp. is thrilled and honored to announce the promotion of one of its own, Mark Rosener, to the position of Regional Vice President of the North Central region. Rosener was previously the Vice President and Managing Broker of the St. Johns office, where he was named “Manager of the Year” for 2015.

     

    In his new role, Rosener will lead and oversee regional operations for 15 Watson Realty Corp. offices, including real estate sales, staff operations, and training for more than 380 associates spread throughout seven north Florida counties.

     

    Ed Forman, President of Watson Realty Corp., announced Rosener’s promotion early this week. “Mark Rosener is a very talented leader with a strong track record of success. He is a great addition to our executive leadership team,” said Forman.

     

    Rosener began his real estate career in 2005, after more than 25 years in retail store management. In his first few years, Rosener enjoyed success in both the Southside and Hodges’ offices, before becoming the Managing Broker of the St. Johns office in 2009. He has served in various leadership capacities with NEFAR, NEFMLS and recently as Florida Realtor Director since 2016.

     

    “I am very excited about the opportunity to partner with the leadership team in the North Central region to build on the current momentum for outstanding future results. It is an honor to be a part of the executive leadership team of Watson Realty Corp.,” said Rosener.

     

    Mark Rosener’s appointment to Regional Vice President of the North Central Region encompasses a large geographic region throughout north Florida, including offices in Jacksonville, St. Johns, Ocala, Palm Coast, Gainesville/Tioga, St. Augustine, Middleburg and Putnam County.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Orlando Managing Broker Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission

    by Watson Realty | Dec 28, 2017

     

    ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 26, 2017) – Fla. Governor Rick Scott appointed Guy Sanchez, Jr., vice president and managing broker of the Watson Realty Corp. Orlando office, to serve as a Commissioner on the Florida Real Estate Commission, Dec. 21, in Tallahassee during an announcement of appointments to multiple state boards.

     

    The FREC is responsible for oversight and regulation of real estate professionals, licensees and corporations in Florida.  The Commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. Sanchez is nominated to succeed outgoing Commissioner, Claude Boring, effective Dec. 21.

     

    Guy Sanchez was born and raised in Florida, and has more than 28 years of real estate experience in Florida. Since 2017, he has been the managing broker and vice president for the Watson Realty Corp. SW Orlando office, where he manages 30 associates in providing legendary quality service to customers who seek to buy and sell real estate. With eight different real estate professional Realtor certifications and multiple active ties to the community, Sanchez is expected to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Commission during his appointed four-year term. This is the second time Sanchez has been appointed to the Commission, having previously served from 2000-2005, including as Chairman from 2004-2005.

     

    “I am honored that Gov. Scott chose me to serve on the FREC. I pride myself on my integrity, my commitment to the Florida real estate industry, and my loyalty to the citizens of Florida. I am looking forward to establishing trust and providing the highest levels of professionalism and customer service for the public and for the real estate profession.” said Sanchez.

     

    Sanchez is a decorated Marine Corps veteran and has built his real estate career along with his wife Katherine Figueroa, also a real estate professional, who served on the Puerto Rico Real Estate commission, and as a past president of the Puerto Rico Association of Realtors. Katherine is a Watson Realty Corp. broker associate in the ChampionsGate office with over 25 years’ experience in the real estate industry.

     

    Guy Sanchez, Jr. is expected to be confirmed by the Florida Senate in early 2018. For more information about Watson Realty Corp., please visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com.

  • WATSON REALTY CORP. CELEBRATES SALESPERSONS AND LISTERS OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER 2017

    by Watson Realty | Dec 15, 2017

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

     

    Jacksonville Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Sharon Mills – Hodges

    Suzanne Schinsing – Ponte Vedra

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Debbie Shagnea & Associates – Mandarin South

    Sandy Miller Team – Intracoastal

    Doris Arnold – Mandarin North

    David and Clair Team – San Marco/San Jose

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Susan Krawczyk Team – West/Chaffee Rd.

    Walker-Vergales Team – Mandarin North

    Luxury Leaders Team – Ponte Vedra

    Anne Milanes Team – Fleming Island

    Pamela Hodges – Hidden Hills

    Idy Rodriguez – Middleburg

    Ash Team – Nocatee

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    Paula Pou Team – Hodges

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    John Warner – Fleming Island

    Paula Powell – Intracoastal

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Luis Perez Roman – Southside

    Jon Singleton – Avondale/Ortega

    Craig Williams – South Beach

    David Faehnrich – Orange Park Blanding

    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Camie Hastings – West/Chaffee Rd.

    Stephanie DeAngelo – North Jacksonville

    Jodee Akers – St. Johns

    Your Holm Team – Middleburg

    Impact Team – South Beach

    Debbie Moore – Keystone Heights

    Carrie Hatton – Duval Station

    John Inama – Nocatee

    Sara Conrad – Ft. Caroline

    Hudnall Team – Southside

    Marilyn Stewart – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Palmer Marketing Group – Atlantic Beach

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Randy Martin Team – Mandarin South

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Katherine Etheridge – Mandarin North

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Rick Beeson – Ft. Caroline

    Kim Dove – West/Chaffee Rd.

    Dream Home Team Jax – San Marco/San Jose

    Sharon Sherwood – Intracoastal

    Sara McGraw – Duval Station

    Don Bowman – Middleburg

    Walker-Vergales Team – Mandarin North

    Olga Smirnoff – San Marco/San Jose

    Lane Manis – Avondale/Ortega

    Ray Team – Ponte Vedra

    Neil Avery – Fleming Island

    Judy Lassiter – Nocatee

    Diana Kelly – Ponte Vedra

    Sandy Miller Team – Intracoastal

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Debbie Miller – North Jacksonville

    Gerard Nicholson – Orange Park Oakleaf

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Paula Pou Team – Hdoges

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    Kennedy Team – Atlantic Beach

    Lesley Mackie – St. Johns

    Sheryl Appleget – Hidden Hills

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Sharon McMullen – Hodges

    Cameron Bracewell – Orange Park Blanding

    Susan Krawczyk Team – West/Chaffee Rd.

    Janine Basford – Southside

    Foster/Nelson Team – Fort Caroline

    Darby Duo – Fleming Island

    Hudnall Team – Southside

     

     

    North Central Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Leslie Ferro – Gainesville

    Rita Hall – St. Marys

    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island

    Sherron Skibo – Palm Coast

    Bonne Jones – St. Augustine Beach

    Melissa Cruz – St. Augustine

    Smith-Fields Team – Putnam County

    Mako Real Estate Group – Palm Coast

    Brad Martin – Amelia Island

    Miles Patterson – Tioga

    Jenifer Smith – Putnam County

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Rita Hall – St. Marys

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Smith-Fields Team – Putnam County

    Heather Surrency – Gainesville

    Paul Wenglowsky – St. Augustine

    Angela Garcia – Amelia Island

    Michael Mooney – Tioga

    Mark Hansen – St. Augustine Beach

    Richard DeCeglie – Palm Coast

    Preuss Team – Amelia Island

    Whitney Redford – Putnam County

     

     

    Central Florida Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

     

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Jay Kendall – Orlando SW
    The Sister Team – Mount Dora

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Foster-Jensen Team – DeLand

    Janet Hoffman – Clermont

    Team Ruddy – Longwood

    Stacy McCallister – New Smyrna Beach

    Helen Weaver – Kissimmee

    Valery Perry – Oviedo

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    Kip Ripper – Longwood

    Chuck Shaver – DeLand

    Team Nieves – Kissimmee

    Melissa Horbal – Mount Dora

    Jay Laing – Ormond Beach

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    Cici Homsuwan – Maitland

    Chandra Maraj – ChampionsGate

    Paul Hutton – Port St. Lucie

    Weaver/Ricks Team – Oviedo

    Maryanna Zito – Port Charlotte

     

    Listers of the Month

     

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Kelly D’Errico – DeLand

    Foster-Jensen Team – DeLand

    Eve Metlis – Orlando SW

    Susan Davis – Mount Dora

    Allen Mates – Clermont

    Helen Weaver – Kissimmee

    Terri Lynn Brearey – New Smyrna Beach

    Chris Young – Vero Beach

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    The Sister Team – Mount Dora

    Kathleen Ciaffone-Wasch – Maitland

    TJ Jarosik – Ormond Beach

    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo

    Weaver-Ricks Team – Oviedo

    Sterling Rachal – ChampionsGate

    Martinez Team – Kissimmee

    Kip Ripper – Longwood

    Maryanna Zito – Port Charlotte

    Team Ruddy – Longwood

    Joanne Kebeck – Port St. Lucie

    Team Simmonds – Clermont

    Gayle Alliston – Ocala

  • 7 Awesome Bookstores in Jacksonville

    by Watson Realty | Dec 06, 2017

    What better way to spend a chilly winter night than snuggling up with a hot beverage and a good book? Sure, Florida isn’t exactly a frozen tundra during the cold months, but there’s no denying the joy of a relaxing night in and getting lost in a new page-turner.

    With so many novels to choose, from across hundreds of genres, the biggest challenge might just be finding the next book to dive into. Luckily, there are a few awesome local bookstores beyond the typical big-name chains in Jacksonville where you can discover your next literary obsession. 



    Chamblin Bookmine
    4551 Roosevelt Boulevard
    215 North Laura Street

    Chamblin Bookmine is a used book institution in Jacksonville. The ancient bookstore has been serving voracious readers since 1976 with an inventory sitting at more than two million books. Chamblin claims its inventory is 98% used and rare books, so it might be the perfect spot to unearth a few classics you can’t find anywhere else.

    San Marco Bookstore
    1971 San Marco Boulevard

    This cute bookstore is a staple in the charming San Marco neighborhood, and for good reason. Within its cozy walls, you’ll find a massive selection of new and used books, unique kids toys, Papyrus greeting cards, and plenty of friendly allure that makes San Marco such a special neighborhood.

    The BookMark
    220 1st Street

    Originally established in Atlantic Beach in 1990 before moving a few blocks south to Neptune Beach, The BookMark is one of the premier independent bookstores located in Jacksonville’s beaches region. Browse The BookMark’s carefully curated selection of new fiction, non-fiction, and more the next time you’re in need of a beachside reading session.

    Superhero Hive/Superhero Beach
    Superhero Hive: 2724 Park Street
    Superhero Beach: 1124 North 3rd Street

    Maybe you’re looking for reading material that’s of the caped crusader variety? If that’s the case, check out Superhero Hive and Superhero Beach. The Riverside-situated Hive and its sister location at the beach offer the week’s newest comics alongside dozens of classic books like Marvel, DC, Image, and so much more.

    Black Sheep Books
    9735 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 20

    Black Sheep Books boasts a collection of gently used books spanning all genres and styles. Its cozy atmosphere and homely decorations make for a comfortable browsing experience for any bookworm.

    Gotham City Limits
    3733 Southside Boulevard, Suite 7

    Gotham City Limits is another of Jacksonville’s popular comic book destinations. This haven for all things superhero and sci-fi has comic books, graphic novels, and manga in spades, plus a huge selection of collectibles covering just about every corner of fandom. Gotham City Limits recently announced a change in management, so now’s the time to pay this revitalized comic shop a visit!

    2nd & Charles
    4972 Town Center Pkwy. Suite 100

    2nd & Charles is a new addition to the bustling St. Johns Town Center, having just opened its doors in September 2017. This sprawling superstore is the closest you’ll find to a chain on this list, but 2nd & Charles has enough personality and independent spirit to earn its spot here. In addition to towering rows of new and used books, 2nd & Charles expands its offerings to everything from movies and vinyl records to retro video games and niche collectibles.

  • Watson Realty Corp.’s Robin Skaggs Visits LeadingRE Brokerage in Belize City, Belize

    by Watson Realty | Nov 27, 2017

    Robin Skaggs, VP/Managing Broker at Watson Realty Corp.’s Mount Dora office, recently traveled to Belize City, Belize on an anniversary trip with her husband. While she was there, she served as an ambassador for Watson Realty Corp. and connected with a fellow Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) brokerage, Vista Real Estate, to learn more about their real estate market and practices.

     

    Skaggs met with Vista’s Nadimi Blanco, Customer Care Coordinator, and Jeanine Vernon, General Manager, at the Vista Real Estate office, a lovely boutique style office in the premiere side of town on a marina where cruise ships come in. They discussed pricing in Belize and exchanged literature, home guides and relocation guides on Belize and Central Florida.

     

    “I knew we had a partner in Belize so I wanted to stop by because I was curious and also wanted to make a potential referral connection,” said Skaggs. “The ladies were very courteous and professional.”

     

    Through this opportunity, Skaggs learned that home prices are much higher in Belize than in Central Florida. “You cannot really purchase anything for under $200,000, and buyers really need to spend upwards of $500,000,” said Skaggs. “But what we do have in common is that our offices are warm and inviting, where customers are always greeted very professionally!”

     

    About Vista Real Estate

    Vista Real Estate is a full-service real estate company proudly serving Belize with the highest level of real estate services. Though Vista Real Estate is mostly known as a land, residential, commercial, office and industrial real estate brokerage firm (sales and rentals), the company also offers property valuation, research, marketing and consultation, investment analysis, retirement planning and property management services. With a primary office located in Belize City, Vista works with agents and brokers throughout Belize to ensure that customers have access to excellent and reliable real estate services in any area of Belize that interests them.

     

    For more information about Vista Real Estate, please visit http://www.belizerealestate.bz

  • Featured Luxury Homes Near the Beaches

    by Watson Realty | Nov 21, 2017

    The beaches of Jacksonville – Ponte Vedra Beach, Jax Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Neptune – are some of the city’s most popular destinations, and it’s no great mystery why. With picturesque white sandy beaches, warm weather year-round, and plenty to do away from the water, this region is not just a great place to visit; it’s also a great place to live.

    Given its paradise-like qualities, it’s also no wonder that the Jacksonville beaches area is home to some of the city’s most gorgeous luxury homes. Take a look at these five extravagant homes to get a glimpse of the perfect beach life. 



    Island-Style Living Without the Island

    Address: 112 Cypress Lagoon Court, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

    Listing Agent: Suzanne Schinsing

    This island-style home offers tranquility and luxury in equal measure. Take in the peace and quiet out back next to the saltwater pool or try out a new recipe in the dreamy kitchen; no matter how you spend your time in this elegant house, you’ll be in love.

     6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, One Happy Family

    Address: 256 Auburndale Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081

    Listing Agents: Keith Waldrip & Teressa Cornell

    Stretch out in this spacious Mediterranean home and enjoy a life of pure luxury. With six bedrooms and five bathrooms, you’ll never struggle to find space for visiting friends and family. Meanwhile, the stunning foyer and unobstructed lake views are sure to give your guests major house envy.

    A Golfer’s Dream Home

    Address: 1649 Atlantic Beach Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL 32081

    Listing Agent: Jan Shields

    If your weekly routine involves counting down the seconds until your next tee time, this home might be one for you to take a look at. Situated on a gorgeous fairway, this single-family house’s location ensures you’re never too far away for at least a quick 9 holes. With an open great room and upgraded kitchen at your disposal, there’s plenty to do when you’re not out on the green, too.

    Beach Living at Its Finest 

    Address: 3306 1st Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

    Listing Agent: Missy Dekay

    It’ll feel like summer never ends in this marvelous coastal house located just a few minutes walking distance from Jax Beach. When you’re not spending your time soaking up the sun at the beach, you’ll enjoy entertaining guests in the lovely kitchen and living area.

    Stunning Condo with an Oceanic Backyard  

    Address: 1031 1st Street South, #803, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

    Listing Agent: Gerry Williamson

    Stepping into this sophisticated condo, the first thing you’ll notice is the awe-inspiring view of the ocean in the living room. That’s not the only stunning part of this home, though; the spacious bedrooms, luxurious master bathroom, and decked-out kitchen combine with the beachside location to make this one of Jax Beach’s most magnificent luxury condos.