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  • ROOMS WITH A VIEW JULY 2016

    by Watson Realty | Jul 28, 2016
    Picturesque and panoramic, each one of these unique homes has something in common-- a view worth talking about. Guaranteed extraordinary living comes with the purchase of each of our selections for this month’s rooms with a view.

    250 E Silver Star Rd., Ocoee, FL

    Mediterranean style estate home featuring an impeccable custom interior and amazing water views on 2.5 acres.

    4776 Amelia Island Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

    Wake up to picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean in this luxurious Fernandina Beach condominium.

     

    1119 N Highland Park Dr, Lake Wales, FL 33898

    Welcome to the beautiful "Casa De Josefina", your very own castle in the heart of Florida.

     

    8633 Laws Rd, Clermont, FL 34714

    It's all about you and your lifestyle in this exquisitely detailed, Spanish style custom-built home. xp


    4105 Ortega Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Original character paired with modern living comfort fill this historic San Marco estate.  

  • Florida Equestrian Homes

    by Watson Realty | Jul 25, 2016
    Do you yearn for a multi-stall barn and livestock shelters or white-fenced paddocks and grazing pastures? As one of the most popular destinations for equestrian living in the United States (American Horse Council Federation), Florida provides more than just white sand beaches and endless sunshine. Each built by experienced builders and listed by Watson specialists, we present to you a grand collection of exceptional equestrian properties from across the state.


    1843 State Road 13, St. Johns, FL 32259
    4+ acres
    1237 SW 109th Dr., Gainesville, FL 32607
    ​​​4.61 acres


    2627 Canoe Creek Rd., Saint Cloud, FL 34772
    10.44 acres


    6134 Ocilla Loop, Clermont, FL 34714
    ​​12.54 acres

    5665 County Road 209 S, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
    20 acres
  • WATSON REALTY CORP. ASSOCIATES BUILD STRONGER COMMUNITIES WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

    by Watson Realty | Jul 22, 2016

    On June 29th over 50 Watson Realty Corp. sales associates and brokers joined together to give back to Orlando by assisting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area.

     

    The build took place in Butler’s Preserve, a Habitat for Humanity development that broke ground in 2014. This “new urbanism” community of 59 affordable homes is being constructed on a piece of property in the Malibu Groves area that has been blighted for more than 20 years. The Florida Green Building Coalition Certified homes will be completed by 2017 and recently began accepting applications for homeownership. Over 50 associates from the Oviedo, Longwood, Orlando SW, Wekiva/Longwood, Heathrow, Maitland and Orlando Regional offices participated.

     

    “Making a commitment to helping our community is an integral part of the Watson Realty Corp. mission,” said Jeff Fagan, Orlando regional vice president of Watson Realty Corp., “Habitat for Humanity is positively changing the lives of those less fortunate and we are humbled to be a part of the cause.”

     

    Watson is also helping with Habitat for Humanity of Lake and Sumter counties on their new build, Veterans Village. This community is a new Habitat for Humanity development spearheaded by Watson associate, Kent Adcock. The goal of the new community is to create a sustainable pocket neighborhood for American heroes. Watson is the featured listing real estate broker for the project located in Umatilla, Fla.

     

    Adcock joined Watson’s Mount Dora office last September. He is the CEO of Habitat For Humanity-Lake & Sumter Counties and has been with Habitat for over 30 years. Watson will be working with Kent on Veteran's Village, for veterans and widows of veterans, and will include over 19 single family homes. Watson Realty Corp. has generously donated their resources as a sponsor of the development. The groundbreaking ceremony will be in November 2016 and will include a Bob Hope USO show.

     

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

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Recent LeadingRE Graduates

    by Watson Realty | Jul 22, 2016

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

     

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

     

    Sam Sell – Amelia Island

    Kiti Cox – Atlantic Beach

    Bonnie McClearly – DeLand

    Rich Zeisel – Fleming Island

    Sara Conrad – Fort Caroline

    Susan Molly – Intracoastal

    Julie Bentley – Mandarin North

    Donna Daigle – Middleburg

    Amy Thomas – North Jacksonville

    Craig McCall – Orange Park Blanding

    Reina DeLaRosa Checo – Orlando Relocation

    Elaine Marigsa – Ponte Vedra

    Kimberly Robinson – Ponte Vedra

    Paul Tarleton – Ponte Vedra

    Gail Sneed – Port Orange

    Grayson Mitchum – San Marco/San Jose

    Linda Garner – South Beach

    Tammy Bowen – St. Augustine

    Rose Coyne – St. Augustine Beach

     

     

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

     

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

     

    Lisa Stewart – Amelia Island

    Deborah Ems Krug – Atlantic Beach

    Sallie Meadows – ChampionsGate

    Shelly Zeisel – Fleming Island

    Martha Ensing – Gainesville

    Lou An Ruthven – Hidden Hills

    Susan Molly – Intracoastal

    Mary Anne Rolnick – Intracoastal

    Chyanna Woodard – Jacksonville Relocation

    Renea Downes – Mandarin North

    Sarah deMoville – Nocatee

    Amy Thomas – North Jacksonville

    Christopher Peace – Ponte Vedra

    Paul Tarleton – Ponte Vedra

    Jennifer Watson – Ponte Vedra

    Brian Walker – St. Augustine Beach

    Shirley Dugger – West/Chaffee Rd.

     

     

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

     

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

     

    Deborah Ems Krug – Atlantic Beach

    Belinda Leonard – ChampionsGate

    Charlie Willits – Corporate

    Shelly Zeisel – Fleming Island

    Kelli Crofts – Intracoastal

    Susan Molly – Intracoastal

    Mary Anne Rolnick – Intracoastal

    Wendell Yates – Intracoastal

    Cari Bishop – Mandarin North

    Reina DeLaRosa Checo – Orlando Relocation

    Cynthia Millard – Oviedo

    Christopher Peace – Ponte Vedra

    Paul Tarleton – Ponte Vedra

    Jennifer Watson – Ponte Vedra

     

     

    Twelve Watson Realty Corp. team members earned the LeadingRE Marketing Specialist (LMS) Certification through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Institute online training program during the month of June.

     

    Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing outstanding marketing expertise.

     

    Ellen Tidwell – Clermont

    Charlie Willits – Corporate

    Jennifer Tillson – Fleming Island

    Shelly Zeisel – Fleming Island

    Vladimir Leon – Heathrow

    Susan Molly – Intracoastal

    Nancy Martinez – Kissimmee

    John Eggers – Longwood

    Aldebaran Nartatez – Maitland

    Michael Williams – Mandarin North

    Donna Daigle – Middleburg

    Manuel Garcia – Property Management ChampionsGate

     

     

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

     

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

     

    Robin Skaggs – Mount Dora

    Paul Tarleton – Ponte Vedra

    Michael Walsh – Ponte Vedra

  • Watson Realty Corp. Celebrates Salespersons and Listers of the Month For June 2016

    by Watson Realty | Jul 18, 2016

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

     

    Jacksonville Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

    Debbie Shagnea Team – Mandarin South

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    John Richardson – Ponte Vedra

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    Sandy Miller Team – Intracoastal

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Neil Avery – Fleming Island

    Katherine Etheridge – Mandarin North

    Bay Team – St. Johns

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

    Rosener Team – Hidden Hills

    Sharon Mills Team – Hodges

    Shelby Holmes – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Beard Team – Ponte Vedra

    Angela Tharp – St. Johns

    Dream Home Team Jax – San Marco/San Jose

    Palmer Team – Atlantic Beach

    Misty Phillips – Nocatee

    Susan Krawczyk – West/Chaffee Rd.

    Pat Crossen – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Evelyn Martin – Intracoastal

    Kim Brown – Mandarin South

    Stephanie Henderson – Southside

    Keith Waldrip – Avondale/Ortega

    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    Don Bowman – Middleburg

    Pat LeRoy Team – Fleming Island

    Don Oxley – North Jacksonville

    Sue Holt – Hodges

    Colleen Bording – Hidden Hills

    Kay Stalvey – Duval Station

    David Gatto – South Beach

    Jean McCormick – Fort Caroline

    Melissa Pellerito – Keystone Heights

    Ann Wallace – Orange Park Blanding

    Foster-Nelson Team – Fort Caroline

    Impact Team – South Beach

     

    Listers of the Month

    Debbie Shagnea Team – Mandarin South

    Sandy Miller Team – Intracoastal

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

    Joanie Heighes – Mandarin South

    Pat LeRoy Team – Fleming Island

    The Get Smart Team – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Darlene Joseph – Mandarin North

    Susan Krawczyk – West/Chaffee Rd.

    Richard Bain – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Jan Shields – Atlantic Beach

    DeCastro/Erickson Team – Hidden Hills

    Evelyn Martin – Intracoastal

    Will Vasana – Southside

    Ken Sharpe – Orange Park Blanding

    Joseph Poletto – San Marco/San Jose

    David Carter – Nocatee

    Menton-Ballou Group – St. Johns

    Rhiannon Myers – Fleming Island

    Rosemarie Gabriel – Middleburg

    Reginald Fountain – Avondale/Ortega

    Lee Buck – South Beach

    Lynnette Piper – Hidden Hills

    Sharon McEleny – Hodges

    Patti Center – Duval Station

    Denise Miles-Tagami – Ponte Vedra

    Gina Sharp – St. Johns

    Beard Team – Ponte Vedra

    Juliette Vaughn – Baymeadows/Sunbeam

    Paula Pou Team – Hodges

    Rick Beeson – Fort Caroline

    Diann Peck – North Jacksonville

    Palmer Team – Atlantic Beach

    Foster-Nelson Team – Fort Caroline

     

    North Central Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island

    Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Jonathan Colon – Gainesville

    Katie Covey – Amelia Island

    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Jamie Jo Cribbs – St. Augustine Beach

    Ruby Sepulveda – Putnam County

    Megan Farrell Team – Palm Coast

    Julie Van Beek – Tioga

    Cornelia Downing Manfre – Palm Coast

    Marilyn Williams – St. Augustine

     

    Listers of the Month

    Crum-Gachet Team – St. Augustine Beach

    Deirdre Murphy – Gainesville

    Chris Fields – Putnam County

    Gaffney Team – St. Augustine

    Rita Hall – St. Mary’s

    Julie Van Beek – Tioga

    Gene Johnson – St. Augustine

    Pam Acosta – Palm Coast

    Elaine Wallace – St. Augustine Beach

    Exceptional Performance in Real Estate Team – Palm Coast

    Katie Covey – Amelia Island

    Farnsworth Team – Amelia Island

     

    Central Florida Region

     

    Salespersons of the Month

    White/Pavek Team – DeLand

    The Sister Team – Mount Dora

    Mike Long – Oviedo

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Eve Metlis – Orlando SW

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    Anne-Marie Ferraro – Longwood

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    Don Peknik – New Smyrna Beach

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    Team Simmonds – Clermont

    Brenda Anglada – Clermont

    Cheryl Hilty-Huth – Mount Dora

    Elisa Edwards – Maitland

    Becky Singleton – DeLand

    Tim Veigle Team – Oviedo

    Lydia Husbands – ChampionsGate

    The Custom Elite Team – Wekiva/Longwood

    Helen Weaver – Kissimmee

    Aistrop Team – Kissimmee

    Team Kasper - Maitland

     

    Listers of the Month

    Aistrop Team – Kissimmee

    Lynda Miller – Wekiva/Longwood

    The Sister Team – Mount Dora

    Weaver/Ricks Team – Oviedo

    Lainy McKain – New Smyrna Beach

    Lori Clark – Port Orange

    Cathy Reichel – Longwood

    Sue Webb – ChampionsGate

    Russie Weidl – Heathrow

    Becky Singleton – DeLand

    Frank Plesko – Orlando SW

    White/Pavek Team – DeLand

    Janet Hoffman – Clermont

    Elisa Edwards – Maitland

    Virginia Bellhorn – Oviedo

    Team Taylor – Clermont

    Bill Sirigas – Kissimmee

    Brian Biery – Mount Dora

    Alan Norris Team – Heathrow

    The Custom Elite Team – Wekiva/Longwood

  • WATSON WINS BEST MASTER RETREAT IN HGTV'S ULTIMATE HOUSE HUNT 2016!

    by Watson Realty | Jul 12, 2016

    With over a million votes cast and 11 countries featured, Watson Realty Corp.’s listing was chosen as a winner in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2016!

     

    The Tuscan-inspired Getaway was chosen as the winning listing in the Master Retreat category of the competition. The home features five bedrooms and five bathrooms located in the prestigious community of Glenn Kernan Golf & Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla., listed by Jan Shields of the Atlantic Beach office. The homes chosen for the Master Retreats category all feature "luxurious multi-room getaways with beautiful bedrooms, spa-like baths and fashionista-worthy walk-in closets that put the sweet! in suite," according to HGTV.​ Villa Serena provides privacy and tranquility with top of the line finishes, gorgeous wood floors and woodwork, and stunning brick archways throughout this 7,754 square foot home. The winning feature of the home, the master suite, provides intricate details and a contemporary sense of style with a layout designed for easy everyday living.  A spectacular pool in an enclosed screened room with teak ceiling and a custom life-size chess game all on over half an acre lot overlooking the golf course and lake round out the property.

     

    The winning homes were selected by consumers who voted for their favorites among a select group of finalists in eight distinct categories featuring homes in the United States and beyond. Villa Serena and the rest of the winning homes will also receive additional editorial exposure on HGTV.com.

     

    Watson Realty Corp. gained a spot in the running through their affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (Leading RE). HGTV partnered with Leading RE and Luxury Portfolio International for the 2016 house hunt — as it has since 2014 — and all featured homes are members of the exclusive network.

     

    Thank you to all who helped Watson Realty Corp.’s listing nomination become a winner. Find out more about this spectacular listing and see if any of your favorites made the cut: http://www.hgtv.com/design/ultimate-house-hunt.

  • WELCOME HOME: DAYTONA BEACH

    by Watson Realty | Jul 12, 2016

    Situated on the east coast of Central Florida, Daytona Beach provides a unique quality of life. The area is experiencing groundbreaking growth and is increasingly becoming a world-class playground. With drive-on beaches, outlet shopping, festivals, concerts at the Bandshell and a recently renovated Daytona International Speedway, there is something for everyone. National motorsports events like the Daytona 500® capture audiences from around the world. Official Bike Week, Biketoberfest® and Jeep Beach encourage enthusiasts to hit the road and make their way to Daytona at minimum once a year. A definite advantage for personal and business relocation – Daytona Beach boasts resorts, attractions and fun for friends and families alike. The area is home to six universities and colleges, a nationally recognized K-12 system, a nationally accredited museum, an international airport and two major interstate highways.

    Daytona Beach continues to be comparatively one of the more affordable Florida destinations. According to the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS, the average sales price of residential, single-family homes is $214,468 and residential condominiums are $210,023. In fact, compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living in Daytona Beach is 15 percent lower than the national average.

    If you are looking to sell or buy real estate in the Daytona Beach area, stop by Watson Realty Corp.’s New Smyrna Beach or Port Orange office today!

     

     

  • WATSON REALTY CORP. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF PHIL LAMB AS MANAGING BROKER

    by Watson Realty | Jul 07, 2016
    Watson Realty Corp. announced today the appointment of Phil Lamb as managing broker of the Nocatee office. Ed Forman, president of Watson Realty Corp., looks forward to working with Lamb who will be managing day-to-day brokerage operations to further the company’s overall success and growth. Lamb comes to Watson from San Marcos, California.

     

    “We are so excited to have Phil as a member and leader of our team. Phil has been part of the Southern California real estate community for over 20 years and is one of its most highly respected brokers,” said Forman. “I am pleased to have him join our team.”

     

    Lamb brings to Watson extensive knowledge and years of experience in the real estate industry. Additionally, he brings a unique background of training and coaching including a passion to give people an opportunity to grow, share and be successful. Nocatee attracts sophisticated homebuyers who expect the pristine service of experienced professionals. Lamb’s impeccable coaching methods are known throughout the industry, which has led to great success not only for himself, but also for the people he serves.

     

    “Phil has made a name for himself in the real estate industry,” says William A. Watson, Jr., owner and chairman of the board, Watson Realty Corp. “We are thrilled for him to share the valued integrity and discipline that he is so well-known for with our team at Watson Realty Corp.”

     

    Originally from Tennessee, Lamb has been a Southern California resident for over 20 years. He holds a master’s in coaching psychology from John F. Kennedy University and is fluent in English and Spanish. In the early 1990s, Lamb kick-started his real estate career, having a personal production of $33 million in his first three years. He went on to gain experience in teaching and leadership at Hobbs Herder Advertising, a distinguished real estate advertising agency, and Agent Power Up, Inc.,  a real estate coaching company founded by Lamb. Phil has an extensive background with Coldwell Banker and, most recently, was a team leader with Keller Williams in California for the past two years.

     

    “Joining the Watson Realty Corp. team is a truly significant milestone in my real estate career. I'm looking forward to serving my team at Watson Realty Corp. and serving the growing community of Nocatee,” says Lamb.

  • Watson Realty Corp. Welcomes New Sales Associates

    by Watson Realty | Jul 07, 2016

    Watson Realty Corp. would like to welcome the sales associates and managing brokers who joined us last quarter (April-June 2016). Congratulations on joining our team of over 1,300 sales associates dedicated to providing Legendary Quality Service!

     

    Jacksonville Region

     

    Deborah Ems-Krug, Kiti Cox, Angelica Collins, Mariana Cosa – Atlantic Beach

    Tonya Hendrix – Duval Station

    Adrian Norton – Fort Caroline

    Louan Ruthven, Kimberly Tanner – Hidden Hills

    Christine Baker, Dennis Heald, Zukhra Sermeno, Yanjun Chen– Hodges

    Luis Figueroa, William Moore – Intracoastal

    Jaime Nutter, Jesse Degroat, Arlene Adelson, Shanna Scott, Robert Stevenson – Mandarin North

    Daniel Schmidt, Julie Bavington – Mandarin South

    Curtis Whiting, Phil Lamb, Beverly Blunck, Lafayette Gross, Sadie Demoville – Nocatee

    Niam Dickerson – North Jacksonville

    Andrew Lee, Abigail Moore – Orange Park Blanding

    Steve Pena, LaTosha Martinez – Orange Park Oakleaf

    Larry Scalia, Gayle Brown – Ponte Vedra

    Michael Garcia, Grayson Mitchum, Olga Smirnoff – San Marco/San Jose

    Lyndsey Lee – South Beach

    Joni Stout – Southside

    Kimberly Worbington, Annette Blackford – St. Johns

    Linda Scott, Amanda Misco, Janet Rizk, Robert Browning – West/Chaffee Road

     

    North Central Region

     

    Donald Lyons, Robert Lisandrillo, Wesley Spires, Lisa Stewart – Fernandina Beach

    Michael Still, Marie Stewart – Gainesville

    Deborah Hatcher – Middleburg

    Phillip Johnson – Palm Coast

    Craig Leathers, Michael Edwards, Susan Holland – Putnam County

    Melissa Cruz, Brent Culbertson – St. Augustine

    Joseph Rawdan – St. Augustine Beach

    Brandi Burton – St. Mary’s

    Shelley Chappell, Michael Shane Carter – Tioga

     

    Central Florida Region

     

    Mara Rodriguez, Sallie Meadows, Fabio Brim-Brown – Championsgate

    Nicola Nilsen, Janet Hoffman, Sherri Mabe, Bridget Day – Clermont

    Clair Giles, Jennifer Martins, Beatriz Flores, Monica Sanchez, Valerie Tumminello – DeLand

    James Price, Doreen Alicea, Christina Jimenez, Ana Somers, Vladimir Leon, Bill Gulbrandsen – Heathrow

    Doris Menendez – Kissimmee

    Lizbeth Ortiz Lopez, Barbara Coy, Alexandra Beeman, Alice Sulzer, Denise Hendickson – Longwood

    Eric Robinson, Maria Leathley – Maitland

    Tim Barlow, Jean Barlow, Kristie Baumgartner, Sean Boyd – Mt. Dora

    Jay Byars, Kimberly Adorante, Debra Miller – New Smyrna Beach

    Alex Burrell, Irma Nieves, Jonathan Perry – Orlando Southwest

    Donna Watson – Port Orange

    Dean Armstrong, Manal Youssef, Dela Armstrong – Wekiva/Longwood

  • Rooms With A View: June 2016

    by Watson Realty | Jul 07, 2016

    Whether you’re basking in the sunshine on the First Coast, taking in the sights of Central Florida or enjoying serene lake views, an outdoor experience adds a special touch to very room. Explore this month’s collection of rooms with a view of panoramic landscapes from around the state.
    58 Sandpiper Dr., Saint Augustine, FL 32080
    This fully renovated oceanfront estate built with a raised elevation allows amazing views throughout.


    5601 Lake Griffin Rd., Lady Lake, FL 32159
    Located on five, very private, acres, this home was designed by an industrial architect with an astute eye for detail and quality.


    2025 Beach Ave, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

    Indulge in endless views of the Atlantic in this contemporary oceanfront retreat.


    11000 Harbor Cay Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32225
    Welcome to waterfront living at its best with attention to detail from the driveway to the dock.

     1505 1st St. S APT 402, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
    A modern, bright and open floor plan compliments the sweeping ocean views from this luxurious condominium.


    ​​407 Oceanwalk Dr. S, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

    Uninterrupted views are just one of the many features of this architecturally magnificent home designed by renowned architect, William Miller.

     

  • DEBBIE SHAGNEA OF WATSON REALTY CORP. NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP 1,000 REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS BY REAL TRENDS, AS ADVERTISED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    by Watson Realty | Jul 06, 2016

    Debbie Shagnea of Watson Realty Corp. was named one of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. She is now a member of “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal.  Shagnea is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1.1 million Realtors® nationwide.

     

    The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 24, 2016, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in: 

    • Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume
    • Individual Sales Professionals—Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)
    • Team Professionals—Sales volume
    • Team Professionals—Transaction sides 

    For the second year, REAL Trends has added two new categories to The Thousand ranking based off of average sales price. This new category is broken down into the top 50 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in: 

    • Individual Sales Professionals – Average Sales Price
    • Team Professionals – Average Sales Price 

    According to The Thousand, Shagnea had transaction sides totaling 167.2, ranking 126 in the nation.

     

    “The best individual agents and teams—including Shagnea’s award-winning efforts—were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenges in today’s complex housing market,” said Steve Murray, founder of REAL Trends, a Denver-based consulting, publishing and communications company and The Trusted Source that compiles the yearly, third-party verified list.

     

    “Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Shagnea did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal.  “Her efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1.1 million Realtors nationwide.”

     

    “I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand,” said Shagnea, who serves clients primarily in North Florida.  “It’s incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

     

    The ranking of The Thousand can be found at: www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com

  • William A. Watson, Jr., Inducted into Sigma Nu Hall of Fame

    by Watson Realty | Jul 01, 2016


    William A. Watson, Jr., will be inducted into the Sigma Nu Hall of Fame on July 1st, 2016, during a banquet and award ceremony at The 67th Grand Chapter in San Diego.

     

    A graduate of Stetson University, Watson was inducted into Delta Mu chapter during his undergraduate and has remained an active member in the organization. He founded Watson Realty Corp. December 16, 1965, which just celebrated 50 years in business. Serving North and Central Florida, as well as South Georgia, Watson Realty Corp. has 46 sales offices and achieved over $3 billion in real estate sales in 2015.

     

    “I am honored and flattered to receive the Hall of Fame recognition from Sigma Nu National.  The Sigma Nu Fraternity has been very important to me and my success in my life and in my business,” said Watson.

     

    Headquartered in Lexington, Va., Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded in 1869 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. The fraternity currently has 163 chapters and colonies and has initiated more than 235,000 members since its founding.

     

    “We are very appreciative of Mr. Watson’s belief in and support of our mission to develop ethical leaders for tomorrow,” said Brad L. Hastings, Sigma Nu president, Sigma Nu Educational Foundation “He has given generously of his time and resources to the Delta Mu Chapter and it has made a lasting impact on the men of the chapter over the years.”

     

    In 1982 the Fiftieth Grand Chapter at Snowbird, Utah, authorized the establishment of the Sigma Nu Hall of Fame. As a complement to the Hall of Honor, the Hall of Fame is awarded biennially to those alumni, living or posthumously, who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields, thus bringing credit to the fraternity. Other notable inductees for this prestigious honor include Harrison Ford, Eli Manning, Bear Bryant and Bob Barker.

     

    Sigma Nu’s annual Grand Chapter takes place from Wednesday, June 29th to Saturday, July 2nd, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, and includes business sessions, educational workshops and presentation of awards.

     

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