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  • Paula Carlson Earns Short Sale and Foreclosure Certification

    by Watson Realty | Jul 30, 2012
    Vice President/Managing Broker Crissie Cudd, ABR, CDPE, CSP of the Watson Realty Corp., Jacksonville Southside office is pleased to recognize Paula Carlson, ABR, CDPE, SRES, REOS for earning the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFRâ) certification.  With this added knowledge and training, Carlson is now uniquely qualified to assist customers with buying and selling properties that meet the criteria for short sale or foreclosure.

    Paula has called Northeast Florida her home for most of her life and loves sharing this great area with customers as a relocation specialist.  A licensed REALTORâ since the mid 80s, Paula entered real estate after a successful career in sales and business.  Her professional experience also includes new construction home sales and working in the mortgage industry.

    To read more about her training and qualifications or to view listings, Paula Carlson can be reached by phone at (904) 704-1808 or at

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  • Gabi Haenni Earns CIPS Designation

    by Watson Realty | Jul 19, 2012

    Carmela “Gabi” Haenni of the Watson Realty Corp.™ St. Augustine Beach office was recently awarded the esteemed Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation.  Haenni joins a worldwide network of elite global real estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clients as well as serving the growing multicultural population in the United States.    

    “We are so very proud of Gabi and this accomplishment.  She brings a very high level of professionalism and serves her customers with utmost care.  We congratulate her on achieving this prestigious designation,” shared Vice President/Managing Broker Paula Silberberg, Watson Realty St. Augustine Beach office.  

    To earn the CIPS designation, REALTORSÒ complete rigorous coursework devoted to learning cultural differences and international business practices.  Designees must also prove achievement in international real estate transactions. By completing the requirements, Haenni now has membership in a distinguished society of over 2,000 real estate professionals throughout the world with the CIPS designation.               

    To learn more about Gabi Haenni or to view current listings, email, call (904) 494-2606 or visit   For more information on the CIPS designation, email or visit

  • New Manager Named at Watson Realty Corp. Westside Office

    by Watson Realty | Jul 18, 2012

    Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to name Mike Matthews as the new manager of the Westside/Chaffee Road office.  Watson Realty President Ed Forman announced the promotion of Matthews, a sales associate in the Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island office since 2008.

    “Mike’s business skills combined with his successful record in sales made him a great choice to lead the Chaffee office,” stated Forman.

    Matthews launched his real estate career four years ago after retiring from 15 years of service in law enforcement.  He held positions with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, City of Gainesville Police Department and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.  The decision to pursue real estate as a career after retirement was influenced by a family history in the real estate business dating back to the 80s.   Matthews leaves a great team at the Watson Realty Fernandina office but looks forward to working with the Chaffee office.

    "I am very excited to have been selected to manage the Chaffee office. Mr. Watson has built an organization over many decades with a national and international reputation for quality and service. To be involved with leadership in such a company is truly a special moment in my career,” shared Matthews.       

    A native of Jacksonville, Matthews and his wife, Amy, have been married for 22 years and are the proud parents of two teenage sons.

    For more information about Mike Matthews and the Watson Realty Westside/Chaffee Road office, or to view listings, please call (904) 772-9800 or visit

  • Watson Realty Corp., Launches Online School of Real Estate REcampus website.

    by Susan Roche | Jul 13, 2012

    The Watson School of Real Estate will be celebrating its status as a recognized leader in real estate education for thirty years this coming September. We are privately run, but that has not hindered our success. We are recognized because of our outstanding service, excellent teachers, and our quality courses in and out of the classroom.


    The Watson School of Real Estate recognizes that not everyone has the time to come to the classroom, which is why we have partnered with the online portal, REcampus, to help provide you with the highest quality online education courses and give you a more user friendly experience. We offer online courses such as:


    • Pre and Post-licensing Courses for Sales Associates and Brokers
    • State Exam Preparation
    • 14 Hour Continued Education for Sales Associates and Brokers
    • Florida License Reactivation Course


    Visit the new site at

  • Watson Realty Welcomes Bill Martin to Atlantic Beach

    by Susan Roche | Jul 05, 2012

    Managing Broker Ann Shahin is pleased to welcome William “Bill” Martin to the Atlantic Beach office team.  Martin recently returned to the First Coast from Southern California after completing a successful management career in the logistics industry.

    In the course of rising to the executive ranks, Martin traveled extensively across the United States, providing him with a background to the benefits of owning property here.  As a former resident of Neptune Beach, his love for the Florida seacoast drew him back.

    “I truly believe that Florida is one of the most unique and exciting places to live,” shared Martin.

    With the added advantage of his business background, Martin understands the importance of top notch customer service and strives to go beyond the expectations of his customers. 

    For more information about Bill Martin and the Watson Realty Atlantic Beach office, or to view listings, please call (904) 349-3804 or visit