Davidson agent Matt Roberts bridges passion for home improvement with real estate success

July 18, 2018

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After Matt Roberts renovated his home in 2012, he realized he was hooked. It wasn’t long before Matt recognized that home buyers and sellers could benefit from his passion for renovation.

 

When Matt and his wife bought and renovated their Jacksonville Beach home, he was working as an automotive service advisor. Matt completed his first project and immediately set out to learn more, teaming up with business partner and Someday Homes CEO Branden Adams. Matt studied the ins and outs of renovating homes so he could take on his next project.

 

“I quickly learned that I enjoyed doing renovations and working on houses more than I liked my full-time job. We started working on friends’ primary homes and rental properties that they wanted upgraded or had problems with,” said Matt, who was putting in 16-hour days between work and renovating.

 

After friends began asking him about the real estate side, Matt decided to take his hobby to the next level and earned his real estate license in 2016. He joined the team at Davidson Realty and launched his new full-time career, helping customers to buy and sell primary and investment properties.

 

Matt’s most recent renovation is located at 2858 Loran Drive West in Jacksonville, near University Boulevard West. Said Matt, “The location of this particular home is what first caught my eye. Once I got inside, saw the layout and potential for what it could look like, I was sold.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt credits valuable partners like Adams and friend Ryan Wetherhold with helping him manage the renovation process, including planning and budgeting, design, vendor coordination and construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loran Drive is Matt’s third total renovation. He listed the home on June 13 and had multiple offers on the first day. The home was under contract the next day.

 

Matt now looks forward to taking on his next project.

 

Said Matt, “Starting out on the renovation side helped me understand homes from the inside out.” He said this enables him to pass along insights to buyers on potential issues and upgrade costs, as well as recommend trusted service providers.

 

Contact Davidson Realty agent Matt Roberts at (727) 488-6529 or mroberts@davidsonrealtyinc.com.

HAVING A HEAT WAVE

July 17, 2018

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Summer is sizzling – both weather-wise and development-wise. Things are heating-up, and we all know that not everyone takes it with the same resolve or with the same long-term outlook that things are destined to change, usually for the better.

 

The pace and character of new development is a case in point.

 

A common reaction is to take the not-in-my-backyard approach to news about coming development – when one could easily and most assuredly consider the news to be about “coming attractions”, i.e., positives that strengthen the values of our area and neighborhoods.

 

There are numerous, new neighborhoods in the works – from south Duval County to south St. Augustine. Many are already under development with their initial phases. Others are in rapid roll-out or on the cusp of ground-breaking.

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Add these 3 essential items to your hurricane prep kit

July 10, 2018

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There are countless lists floating around the internet to help residents prepare for the possibility of a hurricane. These lists advise stocking basic supplies like water, flashlights and batteries. However, there are a few items that are easy to overlook, yet are crucial when the winds pick up and things go south.

 

Once the power and internet go out or evacuation orders are issued, you will need access to important information that most of us store in our computers, phones or on the cloud. Accessing and printing this information ahead of a storm can make the ordeal much less stressful.

 

  1. Important phone numbers.I don’t know about you, but I’ve only memorized three phone numbers by heart (and one of them is 911). Take a few moments to create a document with phone numbers of:
  • Family and friends (especially those also affected by the storm)
  • Auto and home insurance agent (and claims department)
  • City number for local updates (630-CITY for Jacksonville, 825-1001 for St. Augustine)
  • Local hospital/family doctor
  • Local hotels (in case you cannot stay at home)
  • Work contact (or your boss’s cell number)
  • Landlord number (if you are a renter)
  • Other emergency contacts

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Congrats to our Top Realtors for June & Second Quarter of 2018!

July 9, 2018

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June was sizzling and our best month this year with over $13 million in closings. I want to recognize our top performing agents for the month and quarter.

 

All three top awards for closings, listings and sales, go to Suzy Evans for the month. Suzy had $1.2 million in closings and $1 million in sales. Congratulations!

 

 

Our top producing team for closings and sales is The Nemethy Group. Shelley and Tim had a great month. They also are the top producers and sales for the 2nd quarter.

 

 

Our Jacksonville Beach office is coming on strong with Margherite Myers as our top producer and Steve Rodriguez as top sales.

 

 

The 2nd quarter was very good with $36 million in closings.

 

Mirtha Barzaga continued her amazing year by achieving all three top awards for the quarter, top producer, listings and sales with $3.2 million in closings and $3.4 million in sales.

 

Jennifer Todd was our Jacksonville Beach office top producer with $3.1 million in closings and top sales for the quarter.

 

 

Thanks to our entire team for an awesome month and quarter!

Shannon Rodriguez shifts from nursing to real estate at Davidson Realty

July 3, 2018

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Shannon Rodriguez has joined our talented team of agents! She has a background in nursing and offers expertise in military relocations.

 

“Shannon has a practiced dedication to helping people that is the foundation of real estate sales,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. “We are happy to welcome her to the team.”

 

Shannon worked as a nurse prior to pursuing a career in real estate. As a military spouse, she gained extensive know-how in buying, selling and relocating having lived in Japan and multiple locations around the U.S. Shannon and her family settled in St. Augustine and she now helps other families navigate the real estate process.

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