Carla Richards

Agent

Carla Richards

Gainesville Office

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®

(352) 745-0147 – Mobile
(352) 377-8899 – Office
Carla Richards - Watson Real Estate

About Me

Hi, I’m Carla Richards. I’m a native to Gainesville and although I’ve lived in other areas at points in my life, this community is my home. It has been exciting to see how the Gainesville and surrounding communities have grown over the decades. My children were also raised in this wonderful, unique, and engaging community.   

My Commitment To You

I enjoy creating positive atmospheres, warm environments, and working to foster a sense of peace and harmony in both the outcome and process of selling and buying real estate. The nuances that accompany such large investments can be emotionally challenging, time-consuming, and overwhelming during periods of transition. One of my areas of expertise is to assist with navigation of this journey in the most efficient, effective, and conscientious manner. 

When hiring a Realtor©, what matters most is trust, respect, and expertise in being able to manage your real estate matters with care and diligence. The ideal professional will also work to ensure greatest value and an excellent experience while helping you and your family reach your goals. 

This vision varies from one individual to another and I enjoy getting to know my clients to assist with alignment of such desires and execution of a plan so this dream becomes a reality. 

Career, Education, Experience

My passion for real estate runs deep, as my Grandfather was a highly respected gentleman and builder/developer in Gainesville until his passing from cancer in 1994. At this point in time, with a newborn daughter and nearly three-year old son, I served as Executrix of the Estate. This provided me with the opportunity to manage several matters relating to legal, accounting, finance, investments, and wrap up of real estate business ventures—thus, I’ve developed a strong network of professionals (attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, etc.). I have experience with the purchase and sale of residential real estate, new home construction, and renovations. Home ownership truly is the American Dream. 

My professional career also includes demanding positions where I’ve served as a Finance / Human Resources Manager of a Port Destination Resort Development Firm, and in management roles in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. 

As a Rollins College Executive MBA graduate, I enjoy the variety of expertise necessary to carry out the administrative and creative aspects that accompany the field of real estate. 

Whether you’re selling or buying a home, I look forward to helping you maximize exposure to the market and celebrating with you upon the turning of the page to a new chapter in your life. 

Hobbies

  • Health and Fitness
    •  - Auxo Fitness (Barre/Bodyflow/Yoga)
    •  - Running
  • Gardening and Interior Design
  • Dog Sports and Bird Dogs
    •  - Tampa Bay Vizsla Club
    •  - Central Florida GSP Club
    •  - Vizsla Club of America
    •  - IACP – International Association of Canine Professionals
  • Beach, Boating, and Deep Sea Fishing

About Me

Hi, I’m Carla Richards. I’m a native to Gainesville and although I’ve lived in other areas at points in my life, this community is my home. It has been exciting to see how the Gainesville and surrounding communities have grown over the decades. My children were also raised in this wonderful, unique, and engaging community.   

My Commitment To You

I enjoy creating positive atmospheres, warm environments, and working to foster a sense of peace and harmony in both the outcome and process of selling and buying real estate. The nuances that accompany such large investments can be emotionally challenging, time-consuming, and overwhelming during periods of transition. One of my areas of expertise is to assist with navigation of this journey in the most efficient, effective, and conscientious manner. 

When hiring a Realtor©, what matters most is trust, respect, and expertise in being able to manage your real estate matters with care and diligence. The ideal professional will also work to ensure greatest value and an excellent experience while helping you and your family reach your goals. 

This vision varies from one individual to another and I enjoy getting to know my clients to assist with alignment of such desires and execution of a plan so this dream becomes a reality. 

Career, Education, Experience

My passion for real estate runs deep, as my Grandfather was a highly respected gentleman and builder/developer in Gainesville until his passing from cancer in 1994. At this point in time, with a newborn daughter and nearly three-year old son, I served as Executrix of the Estate. This provided me with the opportunity to manage several matters relating to legal, accounting, finance, investments, and wrap up of real estate business ventures—thus, I’ve developed a strong network of professionals (attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, etc.). I have experience with the purchase and sale of residential real estate, new home construction, and renovations. Home ownership truly is the American Dream. 

My professional career also includes demanding positions where I’ve served as a Finance / Human Resources Manager of a Port Destination Resort Development Firm, and in management roles in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. 

As a Rollins College Executive MBA graduate, I enjoy the variety of expertise necessary to carry out the administrative and creative aspects that accompany the field of real estate. 

Whether you’re selling or buying a home, I look forward to helping you maximize exposure to the market and celebrating with you upon the turning of the page to a new chapter in your life. 

Hobbies

  • Health and Fitness
    •  - Auxo Fitness (Barre/Bodyflow/Yoga)
    •  - Running
  • Gardening and Interior Design
  • Dog Sports and Bird Dogs
    •  - Tampa Bay Vizsla Club
    •  - Central Florida GSP Club
    •  - Vizsla Club of America
    •  - IACP – International Association of Canine Professionals
  • Beach, Boating, and Deep Sea Fishing
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  • $79,000

    00 62nd Avenue
    Newberry, FL 32669
    • 5 Beds
    • |
    • 3,332 SqFt
    Watson

    Watson Realty Corp - NW 23rd Ave.

Working with Carla Richards was an absolute blessing. As first time home buyers, we were brand new to the process and were a bit uneasy from past experiences with other realtors. Carla went above and beyond to be sure to thoroughly answer all questions, make sure we understood every aspect of the process, and had all of our requirements met (and then some!). Carla worked at all hours to be sure every deadline was met ahead of schedule. Through and including closing, Carla made our home buying experience absolutely seamless and as stress free as it could possibly be. Anyone who works with Carla is incredibly lucky to work with a realtor who truly cares about her profession and her clients! Carla will definitely be the only realtor we will be using in the future; her dedication and passion has made us longterm (and very happy) clients!

Brandon and Nicci

Carla conducted a comprehensive market analysis for us and was very responsive, well-informed, and professional. She helped us make decisions on property improvements and with understanding the buying and selling atmosphere in our area. Her work is top-notch, trustworthy, and reflective of a solid understanding of our needs and interests. My husband and I highly recommend her for all these reasons, but especially for her work ethic and personal character. When we are ready to take the next step she will be our first and only call.

Heidi Saliba

I have know Carla personally and professionally for many years. She is bright, charming and overall a delightful person. She is a pleasure to be with in any situation. I am sure she will be as successful in the real estate field as she was in the health care field where I first came to know her. I can highly recommend Carla personally and professionally.

Nancy Giunta
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Working with Carla Richards was an absolute blessing. As first time home buyers, we were brand new to the process and were a bit uneasy from past experiences with other realtors. Carla went above and beyond to be sure to thoroughly answer all questions, make sure we understood every aspect of the process, and had all of our requirements met (and then some!). Carla worked at all hours to be sure every deadline was met ahead of schedule. Through and including closing, Carla made our home buying experience absolutely seamless and as stress free as it could possibly be. Anyone who works with Carla is incredibly lucky to work with a realtor who truly cares about her profession and her clients! Carla will definitely be the only realtor we will be using in the future; her dedication and passion has made us longterm (and very happy) clients!

Brandon and Nicci

Carla conducted a comprehensive market analysis for us and was very responsive, well-informed, and professional. She helped us make decisions on property improvements and with understanding the buying and selling atmosphere in our area. Her work is top-notch, trustworthy, and reflective of a solid understanding of our needs and interests. My husband and I highly recommend her for all these reasons, but especially for her work ethic and personal character. When we are ready to take the next step she will be our first and only call.

Heidi Saliba

I have know Carla personally and professionally for many years. She is bright, charming and overall a delightful person. She is a pleasure to be with in any situation. I am sure she will be as successful in the real estate field as she was in the health care field where I first came to know her. I can highly recommend Carla personally and professionally.

Nancy Giunta

Carla and I were MBA classmates and I found her to be very thorough, hardworking and had great attention to detail. If you are looking for a realtor I am certain she will follow through on everything you are looking for and deliver great results.

Doug Medcalf

I have known Carla for more than 20 years on both a personal and professional level. She strives to make her clients happy. She is friendly, knowledgeable, professional and very motivated. If there is something she doesn't know, she stops at nothing to find out. If you ever get the chance to work with Carla, you won't ever want to work with anyone else.

Summer Jeter

Carla is one of the most genuinely caring people I have ever met. She is a deep listener, service-centered and treats people like they are family. She is extremely dependable, trustworthy and someone who puts client delight at the front of priorities.

Jason Goldberg

Carla is exceedingly kind, courteous, and always professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone!

C. Brower

I first met Carla at a professional dog conference and was immediately drawn to her engaging and effervescent personality. Since then we have been in communication on several projects. She is always timely on responses, a great communicator and very professional . I love that she is an organized individual with good attention to detail, but most importantly she is a pleasure to work with!

Lesley Zoromski

I had the pleasure of working with Carla at the University of Florida during her tenure administering the UF Health Contract Team. I know Carla to perform her duties with distinction, as she is well organized, detailed, dependable, and conscientious. Most of all, she is solution-oriented and works hard to eloquently make things happen in a timely manner while communicating well throughout the process.

Rupa S. Lloyd

Carla is the sweetest and most genuine person you'll meet! Talk to her for 2 minutes and you will see what I mean. I worked with her at UF pediatrics and she was not only diligent and efficient but an absolute joy to be around. Even in tough situations she remained calm, focused, and positive. She is customer service driven and a true gem in our society.

Cherish Monahan

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