Sherman Bryan

REALTOR®

Sherman Bryan

Gainesville Office

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®

(352) 262-9319 – Mobile
(352) 377-8899 – Office
Sherman Bryan - Watson Real Estate

Greetings.  I am a native of Gainesville and have spent the last 30 years committed to providing unparalleled customer satisfaction. I am excited to combine this commitment with my passion for Real Estate and the established values and resources that Watson Realty Corporation has to offer to get results for my customers.

I feel fortunate to have been born and raised here in Florida. Having lived here all my life, I appreciate all that our community and the surrounding areas have to offer and I feel that I have a unique perspective that will benefit my customers whether they are buying or selling.  Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors, I love cooking and spending time with my family.

I grew up in a caring family with integrity and a strong work ethic.  I believe solid relationships are critical for success.  I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your trust and friendship, and to work with you to meet your Real Estate needs and goals for years to come.  I look forward to working tirelessly for you to accomplish your Real Estate goals. Please contact me so that I can get to work for you.

Designations
  • REALTOR®
Awards
  • Silver Pinnacle Award

Greetings.  I am a native of Gainesville and have spent the last 30 years committed to providing unparalleled customer satisfaction. I am excited to combine this commitment with my passion for Real Estate and the established values and resources that Watson Realty Corporation has to offer to get results for my customers.

I feel fortunate to have been born and raised here in Florida. Having lived here all my life, I appreciate all that our community and the surrounding areas have to offer and I feel that I have a unique perspective that will benefit my customers whether they are buying or selling.  Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors, I love cooking and spending time with my family.

I grew up in a caring family with integrity and a strong work ethic.  I believe solid relationships are critical for success.  I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your trust and friendship, and to work with you to meet your Real Estate needs and goals for years to come.  I look forward to working tirelessly for you to accomplish your Real Estate goals. Please contact me so that I can get to work for you.

Designations
  • REALTOR®
Awards
  • Silver Pinnacle Award
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Sherman Bryan is a must! I called up Watson Realty a couple of years ago to get an estimate on my home. My husband and I were looking to sell in the near future and wanted to know the value of our house. Looking for multiple opinions, Watson Realty was just one among several companies I called. I didn’t know it at the time, but I hit the jackpot when Sherman came out to take a look at my property. While he was professional, prepared, and fulfilled my expectations like most of the others, he was also genuine and easy to talk to. About a year later, I thought I was ready to buy, so with confidence I gave Sherman a call. He did not disappoint. Again he was very professional, came up with all sorts of listings that met my specifications, and took my mother and me all over Alachua county looking at various properties. I never felt rushed or like I was taking up his time. He was very patient and answered all of my questions to the best of his knowledge, and always researched the questions that stumped him. Through no fault of Sherman, I realized I was not quite ready to buy a home just yet. Finally, this past March, I called up the bank and got a loan approval letter. I was ready and determined to buy a house. Without a doubt, I called Sherman up again and it was like speaking to an old friend. Despite not having reached out to him in a long while, he remembered me. It was a Saturday afternoon when I phoned him. I assumed I would have to wait until Monday to get the ball rolling, but Sherman was 3 steps ahead of me. He started making phone calls and working on a contract for a home I had been eying for some time. I was concerned that my previous initiative to purchase a home made me come off as a bit of a flake, but Sherman certainly didn’t make me feel that way. I felt important and valued. The road to buying my home was long and arduous to say the least. While I imagine most buyers might have moved on were they in my shoes, I kept to it. Sherman was there by my side and was just as enthusiastic in the middle of the chaos as he was at the beginning. He was always steps ahead of me (and I take a lot of initiative in everything I do), and kept me abreast of everything no matter how small. He always had my best interest in mind. I imagine he would have worked just as diligently with me were I a close relative to him. This means a lot to me given that I am a full time teacher, student, and mother of three especially given that my husband and I do not have any family locally to help us. Our home buying situation was unique and a bit unpredictable, so it took a while to finally close on our home. But we finally did it and Sherman was at the finish line cheering us on. Despite the business transaction being over, Sherman has reached out to me a couple of times to see if I need help with anything. I have purchased several homes, and I can tell you that you simply don’t find service like that anymore. I needed to write this review because I feel like it’s the least I can do for him given all he has done for my family and me. Sherman is an absolute rare find and outstanding at what he does.

Angela C.

When I decided to move to Gainesville, I did not know a soul. A good friend referred me to Sherman, and almost immediately I recognized him as a guardian angel and tireless advocate. Before I came to the city Sherman had carefully identified everything I wanted in a home and had sent multiple appropriate listings to me to sort through. When I got to town he cheerfully spent hours showing property, even though at that time I really intended to wait a year before moving, and I had asked to meet him just to get the lay of the land. However, he did his homework so well that when we visited the perfect house at an almost perfect price I actually made an offer, and now it's my home sweet home. Sherman is low key and no pressure; a joy to work with. But Sherman did not stop there: he has helped with finding painters and handypersons and lawn services and insurance agents, and gone by the house several times to look at or find things I had forgotten to ask about when I was on site. He is a tireless, amiable, bright and professional Realtor and I highly recommend him to you. On a scale of 5 stars he is off the charts into the stratosphere.

Ellen Siegel

Mary Nell Ivey Never would have made it without you, Sherman Bryan. It was an emotional journey for me. It wasn't just a house to me, it was an anchor, a treasure chest of memories and my home. I had to let it go one finger at a time. Thank you so much for going above and beyond at at every turn. I know we've known each other just short of forever, but I know you are the very best at what you do because, all your clients receive the same level of over the top effort. There should be a "Sherman's List". I don't know if it's a good or bad thing that I've met so many people through you.😄 😄 😄 You know someone for EVERYTHING!Thank you, thank you, thank you! I know you were off to help another person find their perfect home or sell their labor of love. For me, I fell asleep, that was exhausting!!

Mary Nell Ivey
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Sherman Bryan is a must! I called up Watson Realty a couple of years ago to get an estimate on my home. My husband and I were looking to sell in the near future and wanted to know the value of our house. Looking for multiple opinions, Watson Realty was just one among several companies I called. I didn’t know it at the time, but I hit the jackpot when Sherman came out to take a look at my property. While he was professional, prepared, and fulfilled my expectations like most of the others, he was also genuine and easy to talk to. About a year later, I thought I was ready to buy, so with confidence I gave Sherman a call. He did not disappoint. Again he was very professional, came up with all sorts of listings that met my specifications, and took my mother and me all over Alachua county looking at various properties. I never felt rushed or like I was taking up his time. He was very patient and answered all of my questions to the best of his knowledge, and always researched the questions that stumped him. Through no fault of Sherman, I realized I was not quite ready to buy a home just yet. Finally, this past March, I called up the bank and got a loan approval letter. I was ready and determined to buy a house. Without a doubt, I called Sherman up again and it was like speaking to an old friend. Despite not having reached out to him in a long while, he remembered me. It was a Saturday afternoon when I phoned him. I assumed I would have to wait until Monday to get the ball rolling, but Sherman was 3 steps ahead of me. He started making phone calls and working on a contract for a home I had been eying for some time. I was concerned that my previous initiative to purchase a home made me come off as a bit of a flake, but Sherman certainly didn’t make me feel that way. I felt important and valued. The road to buying my home was long and arduous to say the least. While I imagine most buyers might have moved on were they in my shoes, I kept to it. Sherman was there by my side and was just as enthusiastic in the middle of the chaos as he was at the beginning. He was always steps ahead of me (and I take a lot of initiative in everything I do), and kept me abreast of everything no matter how small. He always had my best interest in mind. I imagine he would have worked just as diligently with me were I a close relative to him. This means a lot to me given that I am a full time teacher, student, and mother of three especially given that my husband and I do not have any family locally to help us. Our home buying situation was unique and a bit unpredictable, so it took a while to finally close on our home. But we finally did it and Sherman was at the finish line cheering us on. Despite the business transaction being over, Sherman has reached out to me a couple of times to see if I need help with anything. I have purchased several homes, and I can tell you that you simply don’t find service like that anymore. I needed to write this review because I feel like it’s the least I can do for him given all he has done for my family and me. Sherman is an absolute rare find and outstanding at what he does.

Angela C.

When I decided to move to Gainesville, I did not know a soul. A good friend referred me to Sherman, and almost immediately I recognized him as a guardian angel and tireless advocate. Before I came to the city Sherman had carefully identified everything I wanted in a home and had sent multiple appropriate listings to me to sort through. When I got to town he cheerfully spent hours showing property, even though at that time I really intended to wait a year before moving, and I had asked to meet him just to get the lay of the land. However, he did his homework so well that when we visited the perfect house at an almost perfect price I actually made an offer, and now it's my home sweet home. Sherman is low key and no pressure; a joy to work with. But Sherman did not stop there: he has helped with finding painters and handypersons and lawn services and insurance agents, and gone by the house several times to look at or find things I had forgotten to ask about when I was on site. He is a tireless, amiable, bright and professional Realtor and I highly recommend him to you. On a scale of 5 stars he is off the charts into the stratosphere.

Ellen Siegel

Mary Nell Ivey Never would have made it without you, Sherman Bryan. It was an emotional journey for me. It wasn't just a house to me, it was an anchor, a treasure chest of memories and my home. I had to let it go one finger at a time. Thank you so much for going above and beyond at at every turn. I know we've known each other just short of forever, but I know you are the very best at what you do because, all your clients receive the same level of over the top effort. There should be a "Sherman's List". I don't know if it's a good or bad thing that I've met so many people through you.😄 😄 😄 You know someone for EVERYTHING!Thank you, thank you, thank you! I know you were off to help another person find their perfect home or sell their labor of love. For me, I fell asleep, that was exhausting!!

Mary Nell Ivey

I worked with Sherman over the last year and he has helped us purchase two properties. He always looks out for our best interests and never pushes us to make a purchase. He really just presents all the information and gives us the pros and cons if we choose one way or the other. He is very thoughtful, ethical and honest in all his dealings. he is a real pleasure to work with and I hope life provides us the opportunity to work with him a few more times in the near future.

Franklin Parker

This is the fourth time I’ve bought a property and this is the best realtor I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Even though I’m a low spender Sherman made me feel just as important as if I were buying a million dollar home. That made al the difference. He is also super patient which is important because you don’t want a realtor who will rush you just for a sale. Highly recommended!

Anthony M.

We were given Sherman’s name by a family member and after speaking to him and seeing his knowledge of the market in the area we decided to let him list our house. Four short days later we were under contract. To say we are pleased with Sherman’s performance and the outstanding job he did for us would be an understatement. Sherman is a true professional he made the sale of our house a truly stress free endeavor for us. If you are looking for a person to represent you in the real estate market, Sherman is your guy!! Thank You Sherman! Greg & Patricia

Greg Stuart

If you’re looking for the #1 Realtor in Gainesville, look no further. Sherman Bryan is the absolute BEST!!! Selling your home is extremely stressful and emotional. I’m moving out of state and dealing with the movers is bad enough. Sherman took over showing my home and being there any time I had questions. All I did was tell him what price I hoped to get and he did just that!! I showed up for closing and collected my payment. LOOK NO FURTHER, HE’S THE BEST!!!

Millie Dix

Sherman was fantastic to work with as we looked for a new home! As out-of-state buyers, we greatly appreciated his life-long knowledge of the area and the different neighborhoods. He is always accessible and easy to contact for questions. He also devoted as much time as we needed when we made our short, house-hunting trip. Sherman is an expert at the process and stayed up until after midnight as we negotiated a offer -- unbelievable! After the closing, Sherman helped us line up contractors and got them into the house to give estimates. He has gone above and beyond, so we HIGHLY recommend him as a realtor!

Mike Loizzo

Sherman has just sold my 2nd home in the last 2 yrs. He absolutely takes the stress out of selling your home for you!! He handles EVERYTHING!! Calls you or emails you to keep you informed on everything that’s going on. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!!!👍🏻 Millie Dix

Millie Dix

Sherman has been the consummate professional real estate agent during my selling process. He excels in communication, keeping me posted on developments and getting back to me quickly with my questions. He is very knowledgeable in his business, which is so important in any business. I was selling from another state, so there was the added stress for me of not being close by during the selling process. Sherman reduced my stress by going the extra mile to take care of things so I did not need to worry about them. I am a very detail oriented person, so it was fortunate that he was my agent. He deserves praise for his extra efforts.

John Mark McAfee

Sherman was great right from the start! He listened to what I was looking for and really delivered. He was encouraging and supportive every step of the way. I never felt silly asking any questions I had about the process. I have recommended him to everyone I know looking for or selling a house.

Monica Gordon

Working with Sherman was truly a pleasure. He made house hunting a easy experience since I was coming from out of state. We worked together for a year & half as there was limited inventory in my price range & the things I was looking for in my new home. Once I was able to decide on location, Sherman greatly helped with communication between builder & also helping me to find financial assistance with mortgage company. Though the journey we have become friends & plan to stay in contact with each other. I would be more than happy to recommend Sherman & Watson Realty.

H Hoggle

We have been very pleased by the effort to help sell my dad's house. Hoping for an offer soon.

Darlene Erdman

I’ve had very little contact with realtors but, SHERMAN was by far the best and made this process so easy and painless for me... He was there every step of the way and helping me with all the decisions. My house, with his expertise, sold within 30 days of listing. If you’re buying or selling, please request SHERMAN Bryan at Watson’s Realty.

Millie Dix

We live in Charlotte, but were looking at real estate in Gainesville. Sherman came highly recommended and didn't disappoint. He is professional, understands the marketplace, and is less worried about the "deal" and more concerned with building trust and doing the right thing always! We had a great experience, would highly recommend Sherman, and feel blessed to have had him help us through this process!!! Tim and Elise Hennessey

Tim Hennessey

Sherman was reccomended to us by a mututal friend, and he turned out to be one of the best introductions we've ever had. He was constantly in persuit of maing us happy and always willing to go the extra mile. We're proud to call Sherman a close friend and thankful everyday that we were given the opportunity to work with and be guided by him through the process of purchasing our home. To add, Watson Realty as a whole has been absolutely amazing and I couldn't imagine purchasing a home with the help of anyone else.

Kyle Miller

Sherman truly goes above and beyond. I have never dealt with any business person before that is so readily available. He knows the answer to your every question, or finds it. He must have a contact list a mile long. If you need something repaired, he knows someone who can do it well and for a fair price. When you're selling a home this knowledge is priceless. Sherman recently sold a home for us and made a potentially stressful sale very smooth. Sherman's integrity is impeccable and I highly recommend him.

Mary Ivey

Sherman took all the worry and anxiety out of selling my home in Gainesville especially as I am living so far away in Europe. Everything was sent to me in a timely manner and I had total trust in him. He has the knowledge and a wealth of experience. He is very dedicated to his job and puts his client 1st in every situation. I would highly recommend Sherman to anyone who is thinking of selling their home. Maura J Maura

Maura Jacob

WOW! What a great opportunity it has been to work with Sherman! He was kind, curtious, responsive and above all- I truly felt he had my best interest at heart. He started as the sellers realtor, but when I found our dream home...he took me on, walked me through the process seemlessly and helped both me and the seller with the sale. It has been a true pleasure working with Sherman! I will be recommending him to all of my friends and family- he's a true gem in the world of real estate! My boys and I are super happy with the outcome and are loving our new home!

Jen

You will not be disappointed with Sherman. He is very knowledgeable and honest with all aspects of the sales process and will work very hard day and night to support your needs and ensure that you are treated fairly at all times. We sold our home quickly and at a fair price thanks to Sherman's expertise. I highly recommend Sherman for your real estate needs. 5-Stars is my rating.

Greg G.

Sherman did an amazing job in helping us to find our ideal home. He is very attentive to details and makes sure that your home buying process evolves without incident . He is always prompt and ready to assist in anyway . With Sherman I never felt pressured but felt confident that he really wanted the best for my family and I. I highly recommend Sherman to anyone looking to buy a home in Alachua County and surrounding areas.

Tameka

Like many husbands, I am less than enthusiastic when it comes to home shopping. In my 40 plus years I have never met a realtor as outstanding in every way as Sherman. He is truly interested in what is best for you and your family. Within a few days he was not only my realtor but a friend of the family who happen to have an expertise in helping families get the most for their dollar, staying clear from potential pitfalls and most importantly finding their ideal home! As a physician I know the importance of listening and doing your absolute best for the people who intrust in-you. Sherman shares these values and made the whole process flawless. I give Sherman my absolute highest recommendations with no reservations !!!

Erich T Wyckoff, MD, FACOG

Thanks to Sherman Bryan with Watson, I had a great experience closing on my home. It's been 20 years since I purchased a home and needless to say, there was a lot I did not remember or go through the first time around. Sherman was great, he helped guide me through the process, he was there for support, assistance and answered the many questions I had. He was very prompt, informative, on top of all of our deadlines and a great advocate as well! I know everyone does not have an opportunity to experience what I did with Sherman. He is great! I highly recommend him for your home purchasing/selling needs. You won't be disappointed!

Vanessa F Hutchinson

When I had to get my home ready for sale, I hired Sherman on a recommendation. He showed up at my house and gave me great tips on what to do to ready for my house for sale. AND.....his tips would not break the bank. Sherman doesn't just sell a house. He's there for his client. Living and working 100 miles from the home I was selling, I could not always be there to let a contractor in. Not to worry, Sherman was always gladly there. Not only to let a contractor in but to inspect their work to ensure the job was done properly. He stayed in contact with me throughout the process and kept me informed of anything of significance. Finally, Sherman was able to get top dollar for my home. I was very pleased with the selling price he was able to negotiate. Thanks Sherman!!!

Stephen Sapp

Sherman is an incredible realtor. He worked incredibly hard to find us the perfect home. He has so much experience that he found things in the home that the inspector missed. We always felt he had our best interest in heart and we just closed on our dream home. Sherman is now a part of our family and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home. We plan on using him for all our real estate business in the future.

Kathleen and Michael Green

Sherman sold a condo for me and his knowledge of the market was dead on. Everything happen just like he thought. I'm glad I had him on my team.

Lea Burt

Hi my name is Mark Eiland ,Sheraman sold our house for us in 45 days and would hire him again he was easy to deal with and would use him again ,we had another realtor for a year and were not please he is a very good realtor😀

Mark eiland

Chrissy and i had been searching for 8 months. Sherman only took 1 day and we had a contract. He helped and checked on us through the whole process. He would call almost daily or text and email. We were dealing with a third party and the money transfer went to wrong address. He took care of that quickly and helped us get our money back for the transfer. Hes not just our realtor now , hes also now our family friend. Hes a Great man to work with,thoughtful,attentative,and friendly. Thank you Sherman From Chrissy and Jimbo Alden God Bless and stop by anytime at our New Home..😆👫🐕🐹

james alden

Sherman was absolutely attentive to our needs, and was even able to provide suggestions outside of our requests based on his rapport with us. 100% recommend.

Clif Roberts

Sherman is the ultimate professional. He is awesome to work. He is always prompt, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything will work out. He is very detail oriented and organized. I bought a condo as an out of town investor. Sherman's knowledge and experience in the Gainesville area and of the University of Florida helped me feel comfortable with buying an investment property 4 hours away. If you need a realtor Sherman is your guy. He is absolutely the best I have worked with. 5 Gold Stars. He will exceed your expectations!!

Alex Chang

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Meg Mcclain reviewed Sherman Bryan at Watson Realty Corp at Tioga Town Center — 5 star

July 22 at 7:42am ·

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Mr. Sherman has stuck with my husband and I, found our" forever home" for us. He said he knew it was for us as soon as he stepped in it..and he was right... He has been there to answer questions and or concerns. We close Monday and I am so excited/ready! If you're reading this you have impacted our lives and we owe you so much. When you could have walked away and said there's nothing more you went above and beyond and I am grateful you didn't leave our side.. You have turned into not only the guy we trusted to find our forever home..our kids adore you and so do Dave and I!We also found a forever friend, lots of laughs and aggravation but we are at the finish line. So,thank you Sherman
 

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I am so glad that Sherman is now part of the Watson Realty family. He is definitely a great asset to our firm.

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