September 16, 2010

Learn 10 Quirky Things About Kathy Mrkvicka

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DRI Blog - Kathy PicDavidson Realty has an incredible team of Realtors – and support staff! In fact, the staff is one of the things that really sets Davidson apart in the Jacksonville, FL real estate community. From marketing professionals, landscaping experts and financial gurus, Davidson Realtors have access to a brilliant team that can make buying or selling your home a wonderful experience. We will be introducing you to this team by asking them a series of quirky questions and sharing them on this blog over the next several months – or maybe years since it is a rather large team!We will start with the glue that holds Davidson together – the all important office manager. Meet Kathy Mrkvicka…

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Waking up in my own comfy bed with my husband and the dogs to sunshine, open windows with a warm breeze, the birds singing and our butler, Mr. French, bringing us waffles with ice cream for breakfast.

2. what is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Shyness.

3. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Indecisiveness.

4. What do you dislike the most about your appearance?

My nose.

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August 12, 2010

Davidson Starts Facebook Contests!

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20_Year_Anni-530x354For over a year now, Davidson Realty has been learning all about social media. We have been blogging on all the events we do, the people we meet and the trends in North Florida real estate we see. We have been hosting monthly webinars and creating a library of them for you on our web site. We have been posting on our Facebook page and tweeting quite a bit too. We even started a LinkedIn group for the real estate industry in Northeast Florida! And, quite frankly, we have been having fun doing it all!  

Hopefully, the information we have shared has been beneficial to you. But now we want you to have fun too! So we are starting to have contests on our Facebook page. This month it is Trivia Time! Every other month, we will ask a question on our Facebook page. If you don’t automatically know the answer, you can always find it on our web site. The first person to answer it correctly wins a fabulous prize! This month the question will be posted tomorrow and the prize is tickets to see Toy Story 3 at the IMAX.

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July 23, 2010

100 Days to Greatness® Program Helps Agents Boost Business

Sherry-PicWhen I assumed Davidson Realty’s sales management responsibilities earlier this month, it was one of my goals to provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to our Agents. After more than 20 years in the real estate business, I’ve certainly seen my share of lead generation, training, networking and other real estate programs. But never have I seen a program as effective as Buffini & Company’s 100 Days to Greatness® program.  It’s designed to help both new and seasoned agents jump-start their business and I’m thrilled that Davidson Realty is offering it to our Agents.  The 100 Days to Greatness® program teaches the fundamentals of real estate lead generation by referral, helping Agents produce a steady stream of high-quality leads and referrals. 

I became a Buffini & Company Certified Mentor™ following an intensive two-day training and serve as the group Facilitator. The 100 Days to Greatness® program is a 14-week, step-by-step training course that combines training from industry expert Brian Buffini, video role-playing, exercises and live accountability sessions – creating a comprehensive, practical learning experience. Our Davidson Realty “students” learn how to build and maximize relationships in order to cultivate advocates for life and accelerate their business. We already have several Agents enrolled, but my hope is for ALL our Davidson Realty Agents to participate.  Please join us for the next class on July 26th.  Give me a call to register, or learn more about the program.  I look forward to seeing you there!

July 9, 2010

Davidson Realty Looks to the Future!

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Sherry Pic“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” ~Raymond Chandler

This quote rings true to me. In fact, its points have been proven to me again and again throughout my career. I think of it now as I assume the sales management responsibilities for our company and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity. Over the last few months, I’ve been working more closely with several agents, providing training, coaching and general support. It’s been so energizing. Hopefully, for those agents as well. Dottie, Jennifer, Ted and the rest of the team: hope your heads are nodding in agreement!

The benefits of consolidating the sales management responsibilities under my purview are substantial for both the company and the whole Davidson team. Of course, consolidating the sales function is more efficient and cost-effective. But there are even greater benefits than the cost savings. Having day-to-day responsibility for the sales function keeps my finger on the pulse of the Jacksonville, FL real estate market so our company is able to respond quickly to market needs and changes. I’ve already seen the benefits in coaching agents as it’s influenced our marketing choices, CDPE training efforts and other decisions.

Better communication with our agents has given us great insight and ideas! Frankly, during the toughest real estate market our company has faced, being more hands-on in the sales arena has been integral to our overall company health and prosperity. Looking ahead, I relish the opportunity to work one-on-one with all our talented and dedicated agents. I look forward to hearing your ideas, challenges and feedback. And I am committed to providing you the support and guidance you need to succeed. My door is always open.

May 27, 2010

10 Things You Don’t Know About Ashley Wood

Ashley_Wood_BC_2_May 2010[1].pdf - Adobe ReaderDavidson Realty is very proud of the St. Augustine and Jacksonville Realtors we have on our team. And we want you to get to know all of them, so from time to time we will post a blog about one of us! Today we are going to introduce you to Ashley Wood. Although she loves listing and selling houses in St. Augustine, she has many other interest too. Here are 1o things you may not have known about Ashley…until now!

1. Ashley started playing the trumpet in the 7th grade. 

2. She currently plays in the St. Augustine Community Orchestra. (Did you even know we had an orchestra? Better yet, they are good!)

3. Ashley is a red belt in Tae Kwan Do and expects to get a black belt by December 2011.

4. She recently won a gold and bronze at the state Tae Kwan Do competition.

5. And she is determined to win two golds when competing in the Tae Kwan Do nationals at the end of June.

6. The premature birth of her daughter made her decide to be a stay at home mom…she realized no one could take care of her children the way she could!

7. Ashley got her real estate license in 2005. 

8. She decided to work at Davidson Realty at World Golf Village because she loves the family atmosphere we have here.

9. Ashley believes her best business attribute is giving great customer service and maintaining the relationships long after the sale.

10. Ashley is unique and she loves it! When Davidson Realty took a personality test, she was the only one in the “Explorer” category!

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