Kristin Doakes

Agent

Kristin Doakes

Ponte Vedra Office

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®

(904) 476-3721 – Mobile
(904) 285-6300 – Office
Kristin Doakes - Watson Real Estate

I moved to Jacksonville to attend college at University of North Florida from Lake City, Florida. After graduating with my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, I quickly broadened my skills into the marketing and public relations field. In my final year of college, I cheered in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars, where I enjoyed the charitable work the most. Shortly after, my alumni sisters and I formed a 501(c)3 non-profit and served on the Board, managing the finance, marketing, and operations for nearly 10 years. My favorite part was mentoring young girls through cheer & dance clinics around the Jacksonville community. I still get to do this now as the Middle School Cheerleader Coach at Valley Ridge Academy in Nocatee where I volunteer.

In my career I've had several unique jobs from Assistant to the Operations Manger at a JEA power plant, public relations and community education for new power plant technology, to starting my own marketing company and becoming the Marketing Director at a Commercial Real Estate firm. I've met so many people and had such unique experiences. I feel like every job I've ever had and every person I've met has prepared me to work as a Realtor with buyers and sellers, understand their needs, build relationships, and become an important part of each customer's transaction. I truly love what I do (cheesy as that sounds).

My husband, Quinton, a retired Navy Chief, and I have been married for over 15 years and have two daughters. After 20 years in the Navy, he joined me in real estate. We moved to St. Johns County because of the excellent school system and proximity to the beach, and have not been disappointed. Our oldest daughter graduated from Ponte Vedra High School and our youngest daughter will attend Nease High School next year.

We work with many buyers and sellers in real estate. My marketing background sets me apart from other agents and creating strategic marketing plans specific to properties has proven to be very successful to getting homes sold. Quinton's ability to relate to anyone and process numbers quickly from his military experience has made him an excellent buyers agent. Together, we've become a successful real estate team accomplishing top sales awards with Watson every year.

Certifications:

  • 2017 Silver Pinnacle Awards Winner
  • 2016 Presidents Award Winner
  • Florida REALTOR #SL3284400
  • Leading RE Marketing Specialist
  • Leading RE Service Expert
  • Leading RE Sales Specialist
  • Leading RE Relocation Specialist
  • Nocatee Certified Agent
  • Shearwater Certified Agent
  • Commercial Tenant Placement Specialist

Member Associations:

  • Committee Chairperson for Austin Park Architectural Review Committee: 2017, 2018
  • Member of the Watson Ponte Vedra Beach office Advisory Board: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
  • Northeast Florida Regional Association of Realtors® (NEFAR)
  • Northeast Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)
  • National Association of Realtors® (NAR)
  • Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR)
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Designations
  • NAR
  • NEFAR
  • REALTOR
Awards
  • President's Club
  • Silver Pinnacle Award

I moved to Jacksonville to attend college at University of North Florida from Lake City, Florida. After graduating with my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, I quickly broadened my skills into the marketing and public relations field. In my final year of college, I cheered in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars, where I enjoyed the charitable work the most. Shortly after, my alumni sisters and I formed a 501(c)3 non-profit and served on the Board, managing the finance, marketing, and operations for nearly 10 years. My favorite part was mentoring young girls through cheer & dance clinics around the Jacksonville community. I still get to do this now as the Middle School Cheerleader Coach at Valley Ridge Academy in Nocatee where I volunteer.

In my career I've had several unique jobs from Assistant to the Operations Manger at a JEA power plant, public relations and community education for new power plant technology, to starting my own marketing company and becoming the Marketing Director at a Commercial Real Estate firm. I've met so many people and had such unique experiences. I feel like every job I've ever had and every person I've met has prepared me to work as a Realtor with buyers and sellers, understand their needs, build relationships, and become an important part of each customer's transaction. I truly love what I do (cheesy as that sounds).

My husband, Quinton, a retired Navy Chief, and I have been married for over 15 years and have two daughters. After 20 years in the Navy, he joined me in real estate. We moved to St. Johns County because of the excellent school system and proximity to the beach, and have not been disappointed. Our oldest daughter graduated from Ponte Vedra High School and our youngest daughter will attend Nease High School next year.

We work with many buyers and sellers in real estate. My marketing background sets me apart from other agents and creating strategic marketing plans specific to properties has proven to be very successful to getting homes sold. Quinton's ability to relate to anyone and process numbers quickly from his military experience has made him an excellent buyers agent. Together, we've become a successful real estate team accomplishing top sales awards with Watson every year.

Certifications:

  • 2017 Silver Pinnacle Awards Winner
  • 2016 Presidents Award Winner
  • Florida REALTOR #SL3284400
  • Leading RE Marketing Specialist
  • Leading RE Service Expert
  • Leading RE Sales Specialist
  • Leading RE Relocation Specialist
  • Nocatee Certified Agent
  • Shearwater Certified Agent
  • Commercial Tenant Placement Specialist

Member Associations:

  • Committee Chairperson for Austin Park Architectural Review Committee: 2017, 2018
  • Member of the Watson Ponte Vedra Beach office Advisory Board: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
  • Northeast Florida Regional Association of Realtors® (NEFAR)
  • Northeast Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)
  • National Association of Realtors® (NAR)
  • Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR)
nocateecertifiedagentbadgechambermembernefar
Designations
  • NAR
  • NEFAR
  • REALTOR
Awards
  • President's Club
  • Silver Pinnacle Award
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We moved from the United Kingdom and needed someone to help us find our ideal home and thank goodness we found Quinton and his wife Kristin. They were professional, quick to respond to communication, helpful, and had a personal knowledge of the area which was invaluable. I hate the 'hard sell' I feel very wary of the 'shiny sale' realtors out to get a sale no matter what. Quinton and Kristin are genuine, helpful, family orientated and completely understanding. They also know other links in the sale chain. When someone was lagging, they knew how to prompt and get the deal finished. They also knew what to look out for, gave us suggestions that we hadn't even considered. We would not have our dream house if it werent for them I highly recommend.

Marie & Andy Kervin

We loved working with Quinton And Kristin Doakes, very experienced and patient. Thanks for helping us find our dream home..we found peace and happiness here in Nocatee.

Deniz and Cem

We met Kristin and Quinton Doakes by chance through requesting to view a house on Zillow. We met Quinton first and had a great first impression. It didn’t take long to decide we wanted to work with this Team. Working with them was great all around! They helped us through the process of selling our old home and the purchasing/building of our new home. They gave expert advice when staging and selling our old home and we ended up getting offers over the asking price in record time! Their professionalism, expertise, and courtesy goes above and beyond! I would gladly recommend the Doakes Team to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Courtney & Drew Pilkenton
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We moved from the United Kingdom and needed someone to help us find our ideal home and thank goodness we found Quinton and his wife Kristin. They were professional, quick to respond to communication, helpful, and had a personal knowledge of the area which was invaluable. I hate the 'hard sell' I feel very wary of the 'shiny sale' realtors out to get a sale no matter what. Quinton and Kristin are genuine, helpful, family orientated and completely understanding. They also know other links in the sale chain. When someone was lagging, they knew how to prompt and get the deal finished. They also knew what to look out for, gave us suggestions that we hadn't even considered. We would not have our dream house if it werent for them I highly recommend.

Marie & Andy Kervin

We loved working with Quinton And Kristin Doakes, very experienced and patient. Thanks for helping us find our dream home..we found peace and happiness here in Nocatee.

Deniz and Cem

We met Kristin and Quinton Doakes by chance through requesting to view a house on Zillow. We met Quinton first and had a great first impression. It didn’t take long to decide we wanted to work with this Team. Working with them was great all around! They helped us through the process of selling our old home and the purchasing/building of our new home. They gave expert advice when staging and selling our old home and we ended up getting offers over the asking price in record time! Their professionalism, expertise, and courtesy goes above and beyond! I would gladly recommend the Doakes Team to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Courtney & Drew Pilkenton

Kristin and Quinton supported my wife and I through the purchase of a second home in Nocatee. This was a long distance pruchase which entailed one weekend and lots of collaboration by phone and email. After one weekend, they had a good idea of what we were looking for and stayed on top of the market for us to identify the perfect property. They were tops in negotiating for us and facilitating the whole process up through closing including regular video updates of construction progress, assisting with selections, and supporting us through close. They were a treasure to work with and we would recommend Krisin and Quinton to anyone.

Dan & Kim Meade

I have had the best experience with The Doakes Team Realtors as my realtors. Both Quinton & Kristin were very knowledgeable. Any questions I had, they were able to address. When I tell you...every time, I reached out to them— whether text or call. They were there to answer. I couldn’t have picked better Realtors in the Jacksonville area. If you’re new to the area and you’re looking to buy, give the Doakes Team a call!

Karen Sawyer

Quinton and Kristin went out of their way to help my family find our beautiful home in Ponte Vedra. They were very thorough and knowledgeable throughout the process guiding us throughout the process. The entire process was seamless and we could not have asked for an easier experience. We have  heard stories from friends and family of undesireable buying experiences. This was not the case with Quinton and Kristin! They were professional and everything they did was in done in excellence! They were personable and they took the time to get to know my family and our very specific needs with a house. Quinton went above and beyond in every aspect of the process. Kristin always was willing to research and give us very detailed information and thorough answers for all our questions. These guys are awesome and I can not express how grateful we are for how their work has invested in a positive lifestyle change for my family. We love our home and we are so appreciative of the Doakes family. They treated us like family! We cannot express how much we recommend Quinton and Kristin!

Mike and Yessenia Buckley

Our experience with the Doakes Team was nothing short of exceptional. Since we were doing a long distance move, and couldn’t view all properties, the team was prepared and willing to meet all of our needs. From taking videos of properties to keeping us updated at all times on new properties to  providing endless support for any of our questions as well as their own input, the Doakes Team truly helped us find our dream home. Even after we closed, the team was still supportive in such areas as setting up utilities. I strongly recommend the Doakes Team for any real estate need.

Tom & Leah Durrett

We live out of state, and it was the biggest blessing for us to work with realtors as professional, knowledgeable, dependable and willing to go the extra mile as Kristin and Quinton. We can't thank them enough. They expedited the entire process of getting our home ready for market after a renter  had pretty much destroyed it. Within two weeks they had taken care of getting all of the repairs done, including getting multiple vendor quotes and negotiating the best prices with the highest quality, having the home cleaned, painted, landscaped, staging, photographed and on the market. We received an offer on the home in less than a week of putting it on the market, and it would not have happened without their diligence. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for realtors who care and will go above and beyond the call of duty.

Keisha Wicks

5 stars! Kristin Doakes provided great Nocatee home buying service over a period of several weeks - very knowledgeable and patient - she made herself available based on our needs and challenging travel schedule to/from Georgia. Our Doakes Team and Watson Realty experience was great.

Tom and Sue

It was a pleasure to work with Kristin to find our dream home in St. Augustine, FL! Accommodating, personable, knowledgeable and professional are some words that come to mind with regard to our experience with her. She certainly is one of the overall reasons why we had success in our home search. She dedicated her time when she said would, gave us great insight into the area (being from out of town) and provided much appreciated insight/suggestions into the offer process, securing a great home inspector and options for financing that worked out very well! I would say putting your trust in Kristin to find your home is certainly a great decision. We feel very lucky our initial search led us to working with her!

Iliana Abreu

My husband and I couldn't have asked for better realtors. Kristen and Quintin have walked and guided us through the process which was a challenge for us since it was a long distance move. They were available every time we came into town and picked up on our needs and wants early on. They even started anticipating our next moves. They were an advocate for us the whole way through to the point they helped and guided us with the sale of our home in Miami. Highly recommend this power couple for all and any needs. Thank you Doakes team for making it easier to find our dream home in Nocatee. We couldn't be happier to start enjoying our new town.

Diana

Quinton and Kristin were amazing! They were always available to discuss the process and any questions we had. In fact, most of the processes were taken care of online. Quinton and Kristin went the extra mile in assisting with staging and the best-of-the-best in showing the house! The help of  Quinton and Kristin staging the house, and addressing any and all concerns online, and over the phone was head and shoulders above their competitors. Resulting in the house we selling in record time. If I had to go through this process again, Quinton and Kristin would be my first and only call! The finest service in Real Estate! We would definitely recommend this wonderful couple to anyone looking at buying or selling a home!

Roxane & Al Nelson

Kristin and Quinton were amazing. They were always available to discuss the process and any questions I had. In fact, the house I ended up purchasing, Kristin sent me at about 1am! Talk about service!! Her husband showed me the house first thing that morning and our offer was accepted! I definitely recommend this wonderful couple to anyone looking at buying a home.

Stephen Cummons

Kristin is amazing. She was our realtor for our first home we just purchased in October 2016. I'm so thankful we had Kristin to help us every step of the way - as we quickly learned that purchasing a home can be a very overwhelming process. Kristin guided us through each step, really taking the time to thoroughly answer our never ending list of questions. I appreciated her process of helping us find the perfect home for our growing family. She truly listened and helped us narrow down our needs vs our wants. She did a great job of helping balance me and my husbands differences in what we loved about the houses we toured. She was readily available to us and made good use of our time when touring listings. Her communication was excellent from start to finish. We never felt pressured and felt Kristin always had our family's best interest in mind. Once we found something we loved, Kristin worked with astonishing speed from the moment we wanted to extend an offer to ensure a timely close. She was incredibly thorough and knowledgeable, and most importantly we fully trusted her. We also really appreciated her recommendations for other professionals needed to complete the transaction, and we were never disappointed with her referrals. Overall Kristin is professional, dedicated, and an absolute pleasure to work with! With the help of Kristin, we found the perfect home to raise our family in. We couldn't be happier with choosing Kristin as our realtor and can confidently recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.

Crystal Horton

Kristin Doakes is an excellent realtor!!! She not only met all of our expectations, she knew what we wanted and went above and beyond to make the long distance house buying process easier for us. Kristin, is considered a true friend and continues to help us transition. Sincerely, Keith & Sheila Chauret

Keith & Sheila Chauret

Kristen has helped to me to lease two homes and buy my current home. She is an outstanding agent, in fact the best I have worked with in all of my previous house buying and selling activities in other states where I have lived. I recommend anyone from out or in town to reach out to Kristen. She's on top of your home buying needs, knows the area well, responsive, timely and a great negotiator. I would absolutely call on her again should I buy or sell a home. She's an ultimate professional who will get the job done and the best realtor I've ever worked with.

Joyce Bloomfield

Kristin Doakes is the ultimate professional who has mastered the art of selling real estate. I utilized Kristin as my agent 3 times and each and every time she looked out after my interests and delivered on my high expectations every time. In all three cases, she exhibited courage to ask for more  in an appropriate and proactive way. I had a unique situation in that I needed temporary short term housing twice within a 7 month period and Kristin was on the lookout to assure that we met my goals timely both times. She also helped me to find a permanent home in the Ponte Vedra area. She took initiative in every way to negotiate the best deal and was there for any question at anytime. I wouldn't think of going to any other agent in the Jacksonville area. She's calm under pressure, honest, credible, the real deal and you can trust Kristin to get the job done!

Joyce Bloomfield

Kristin was my agent and represented me (the seller), she was a steady hand through a extremely difficult transaction. Kristin was awesome and successfully navigated all of the twist, turns, and roadblocks that were placed in front of us, none of them due to the seller or the sellers agent. Kristin  is hard working and honest with excellent communication and negotiation skills. I would highly recommend her for any real estate needs. She will be my realtor from now on

John Roach

Kristin was amazing. She took the time to understand what we were looking for both in our home and in the neighborhood. She was excellent at explaining her thought process as we looked at homes. There were several times we looked at homes where she wanted me to look at the layout or the features  so that she could get a better understanding of my preferences. This helped me to consider options and to get to know the local market better. She had a high degree of attention to detail as we were looking at homes, all they way through the closing process she would notice things and question if they didn't seem right. She knows the local market well which helped me to be informed. Instead of deciding for me she would share her knowledge and let me decide what was a good fit, and I really appreciated this aspect of her style. She negotiated hard for our price and features, which was awesome because she thought of details I never would have considered, she also knew where the seller would bend and had wiggle room so could push on them to give. She was very responsive to questions, even after the sale was complete. On top of all this, she was energetic and enthusiastic about finding the right home for my family. I strongly recommend her to anyone that is looking at buying or selling a home. She is very personable and went above and beyond to meet our expectations.

Ryannon Frederick

We just recently relocated to the Ponte Vedra Beach area from New Jersey and were fortunate enough to find Kristin Doakes at Watson Realty. Having someone on our side that is so familiar with the area and knows what each community has to offer was so incredibly helpful. Kristin guided us through  many homes in many different communities and took the time to really investigate what we needed as well as what we wanted in our new home. She expertly guided us through the process of buying a home in Florida and went above and beyond on our behalf since much of the process was done from a distance. We were happy to have her as our realtor and even happier to have her as a friend in our new hometown

Laura and Paul Snook

My family and I relocated from New Jersey to the Ponte Vedra area earlier this year. Meeting Kristin was a God send and I strongly recommend her. She is organized, knowledgeable about the market, and was persistent in keeping our home buying process on track. I especially want to thank her for  helping reducing much of the anxiety I expected when relocating a family to a new area. While my focus was on the new job and helping my family adjust, it was comforting to know Kristin was at the helm in dealing with the new home purchase.

Jennifer Mitchell

Kristin was very friendly and helpful with our purchase in Walden Chase. She recommended people to assist us with our purchase and spent quite a bit of time helping answer many questions with much patience. She has been the most honest and caring realtor I have had the pleasure to with.

The Holmes Family

From our first meeting, Kristin has been professional, knowledgeable about the market, organized, determined and readily available. Her work ethic and professionalism make her a true asset to Watson Realty. We have worked with other realtors in the past and she has surpassed all of our expectations of how an agent should perform. We presented Kristin with many challenging situations along our home buying journey and she met everyone with a positive, "can-do" attitude and a willingness to work it out. She is genuine, fair and maintains great attention to detail. She kept us on track and helped us work through the process of our unique situation. She should be commended for going above and beyond for her clients. Her sense of professionalism and drive in her field is something that you just don't see in this day and age. Because of our experience, we will recommend her and your agency to other home buyers and sellers in the area. We could not have asked for a more positive experience and attribute that ALL to Kristin! We know who we will be calling for our next home buying/selling transaction!

Amy and Mark Molzer

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