Davidson Networking Spotlight: Ashly Koike of 9Round

March 18, 2019

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Ashly Koike knows balancing work and family with a healthy lifestyle is incredibly challenging. The owner of 9Round, a specialized fitness center offering 30-minute kickboxing workouts, launched her franchise in June 2017 to help others achieve this balance and feel great.

 

The working mom made the shift to business owner after spending more than 20 years in the travel industry. “I have always been into fitness and made it a part of my lifestyle,” Ashly said of her decision to open 9Round.

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Davidson Realty offers brand new Buffini real estate course for agents

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Davidson Realty invites all local real estate agents to attend Pathway to Mastery, a newly launched training course from Buffini & Company. The firm will host the eight-week course at two locations:

  • World Golf Village office, every Monday from March 25 to May 13 (9 to 11 a.m.)
  • Jacksonville Beach office, every Wednesday from March 27 to May 15 (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.)

Buffini describes the Pathway to Mastery course as “a deep dive into lead generation, negotiation strategies, buyer and seller tactics, and more.” The production-focused course was developed for new and experienced Realtors. Buffini reported more than 6,000 enrollments since its launch in January.

 

In addition to instruction, students will have access to Buffini’s Online Resource Center and contact management tool, Referral Maker® CRM.

 

The course will be led by Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and Sales and Training Manager Andrea Gallagher. Both are Buffini & Company Certified Mentors.

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Davidson Agent Mirtha Barzaga receives Seven Star industry award

March 12, 2019

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Davidson agent Mirtha Barzaga was recently honored with a 2019 Seven Star “Certificate of Excellence in Real Estate” by Broker★Agent Advisor. The annual recognition goes to experienced real estate agents with consistently stellar service and at least 24 annual closings (or 50+ lifetime closings).

 

Seven Star is the program’s highest level of achievement, above Rising Star and Five Star.

 

“I’m thrilled to accept this award,” said Mirtha. “To me, awards for providing great service are more rewarding than production awards because it means I’ve created happy customers.”

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License to Party! Mirtha Barzaga hosts Bond-themed customer bash

February 26, 2019

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Davidson Realty’s Mirtha Barzaga hosted her 7th Annual Customer Appreciation Party on Saturday, February 9, at the Slammer & Squire clubhouse in World Golf Village. Mirtha invited her customers and business partners to join in the festivities.

 

The party was set to a James Bond theme including table names like “Casino Royale” and “The Spy Who Loved Me.” Attendees were also asked to “dress to kill”. Everyone enjoyed the dinner, desserts and dancing.

 

“This year’s party was a blast and I was thrilled to show my gratitude to those who helped me make 2018 a success,” said Mirtha. “I appreciate everyone who came out to celebrate with me!”

 

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Davidson top producer Mirtha Barzaga honored with NEFBA Laurel Award (again!)

February 11, 2019

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Congratulations go out to Mirtha Barzaga, who recently brought home her 12th NEFBA Laurel Award! She earned this year’s award in the category of “2018 Top Producer: Real Estate Agent Representing a Buyer (Individual).”

 

Mirtha’s 2018 production topped $16 million and she was recently presented with our 2018 Gold Award and Triple Crown (top closing agent, top sales agent and top listing agent).

 

“As one of the hardest working agents I know, Mirtha truly earns every accolade she receives and we’re always glad to have her on our team,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty.

 

Mirtha has won numerous Laurel Awards including Million Dollar Circle: Individual Realtor Representing a Buyer (2010-2017), Excellence in Marketing (2016), Best Realtor Promotional Event (2017) and Top Producer (2012 and 2018).

 

The annual Laurel Awards are presented by Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) to Realtors, builders and industry service providers for their efforts in design, construction, marketing, production and overall excellence.

 

Mirtha accepted her award at the Laurel Awards ceremony on Friday, February 1, at TIAA Bank Field in downtown Jacksonville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valued Davidson business partner Bank of England Mortgage also earned two awards including Gold Award for Best Print Ad and Silver Award for Best Overall Advertising Campaign. All winners are listed here.

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