The Best of the Best – Davidson Realty 2021 Awards

March 14, 2022

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The Davidson Realty Team closed out another successful year.From involvement in various charity events to their top-notch real estate services, we are so proud of all the incredible things our team accomplished in 2021,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. “The passion and dedication our team possesses is inspiring.” The Davidson Realty family recently got together for their annual Awards Banquet. A huge thank you to the awards committee: Amy Thornton, Bonnie Cherhoniak, Matt Burkhart, Mirtha Barzaga, and Andrea Gallagher!  

 

Terri Apodaca

Davidson Property Management – Most Rentals

Davidson Property Management – Most Properties Referred

5 Million Dollars Closed 

6 Million Dollars Sold

 

Max Reyna 

Davidson Property Management – Rookie Agent of the Year

 

 

 

Jeanne Denton-Scheck

5 Years of Service

 

 

 

Rebecca Schaffer

5 Years of Service

3 Million Dollars Closed

4 Million Dollars Sold

 

Vern Shadowen

5 Years of Service

 

 

 

Andrea Gallagher

10 Years of Service

 

 

 

Caitlyn Hawkins

10 Years of Service

3 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

Shirley Barber

15 Years of Service

 

 

 

Laura Hendricks

Value People First Award Winner

 

 

 

Liz Pappaceno

Value People First Award Winner

5 Million Dollars Closed 

5.5 Million Dollars Sold

 

Lynn Whitley

Value People First Award Winner

 

 

 

Reba Barkley

Break Out Year Award Winner

7.5 Million Dollars Closed

10 Million Dollars Sold

 

Tammy Peacock

3 Million Dollars Closed 

4 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

Jennifer Todd

5 Million Dollars Closed 

4.5 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

Candy Gil

6 Million Dollars Closed

6 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

Margherite Myers

8 Million Dollars Closed

7.5 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

Suzy Evans

15 Million Dollars Closed

15.5 Million Dollars Sold

$7,500 Bonus Recipient – 3rd year

 

TEAMS

 

Shelley & Tim Nemethy

15.5 Million Dollars

18 Million Dollars Sold

$5,000 Bonus Recipient – 2nd Year

 

Mirtha Barzaga

17 Million Dollars Closed

22 Million Dollars Sold

2021 Closing Agent of the Year

2021 Sales Agent of the Year

2021 Listing Agent of the Year

$10,000 Bonus Recipient – 5th Year 

 

We would also like to recognize our amazing staff for all their support throughout the year: Shirley Barber, Matt Burkhart, Matt Davidson, Sam Davidson, Rochelle Richardson, and Andrea Gallagher. 

 

Additionally, we’d like to give a big thank you to our property management team who help take care of all our owners and tenants: Laura Hendricks, Bonnie Cherhoniak, Amy Thornton, and Judy Kashou.

 

The Davidson Realty Team is proud of all the hard work and dedication displayed in 2021 and strives to have an even more successful 2022. These achievements would not be possible without the trust and loyalty of Davidson Realty clients. Thank you for choosing us as your real estate experts. If you are interested in experiencing the Davidson Realty difference, contact us at (904) 940-5000.

Davidson Realty Welcomes New Agents Jennifer Collazos, Michele Wiedenhaefer, and Julia Dean to Team of Experts

February 4, 2022

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Davidson Realty is constantly growing as we help individuals and families achieve their real estate dreams. “Davidson Realty is proud to be one of the top real estate brokerages in Northeast Florida. Our focus on people first above all else sets us apart,” shares Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. The team at Davidson Realty is proud to introduce three new members to our family! 

 

Jennifer Collazos

Jennifer Collazos was born in Colombia and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Jennifer understands the importance of speaking both languages and has instilled that value in her daughters. Jennifer currently lives in Fleming Island with her husband and two young daughters. Together they enjoy bicycle rides and visiting the vast array of restaurants that Fleming Island has to offer.

 

Before moving to the sunshine state, Jennifer lived in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. She fell in love with real estate a few years ago when she helped her parents purchase a home after going through a financial crisis. The joy her parents felt of finally owning a home and getting back on track was priceless for Jennifer.

 

Jennifer is committed to supporting her clients, making sure they are well represented and is focused on a successful outcome in every transaction.

 

Jennifer holds a Marketing degree and utilizes her education to help her clients. With her knowledge in advertising coupled with her passion for helping others and attention to detail, Jennifer is a tremendous resource for those interested in buying or selling a home. 

 

Michele Wiedenhaefer 

As an agent, Michele Wiedenhaefer brings a strategic yet personable approach to the home buying and home selling process. Michele attributes her success to not only her passion for real estate but also to her intuition regarding the psychology of buying and selling properties.

 

One of Michele’s unique skillsets helps clients transform their current home into a “market ready” property that will entice buyers across the board. Years of staging and recreating spaces throughout her own projects have helped her develop a knack for achieving the right look and feel for any home within a desired saleable market.

 

Michele has spent the last ten years working in all facets of the real estate industry. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, she enjoyed many years in the home renovation industry. She worked with property investors and was involved in the complete process of buying and selling more than 100 homes. Michele’s specialty was finding outdated properties and overseeing the renovation and transformation process of the properties to create warm, inviting spaces ready for eager buyers.

 

Michele has the distinct ability to guide sellers through a smooth, stress-free sale of their current home and to obtain the very best value for that home. Furthermore, she helps assist buyers in the procurement of their next dream home by using her acquired home-buying skills to purchase the absolute best property for the least possible outlay.

 

Julia Dean

Julia Dean was born and raised in Jacksonville (Mandarin), Florida, and has lived in St. Johns County for eighteen years. Julia has spent most of her career in corporate sales management but has always had a passion for real estate. Julia and her husband have purchased several homes, investment properties, and vacant land over the years which lead her to make the move to become a full-time real estate agent. Julia believes in providing excellent customer service and building strong relationships. She will guide you through the process from start to finish whether it is buying your first home, selling your current home, buying your dream house, or finding an investment property. She will go above and beyond in every transaction and is looking forward to working with you.

 

Julia and her husband Kevin love the outdoors, football, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. On the weekends you will typically find her somewhere on the water, either fishing or boating with her husband and their two Labrador retrievers, Kady and Kinley.

 

If you are interested in a career in real estate with Davidson Realty, call us today at (904) 940-5000.

Selling Across Northeast Florida

January 12, 2022

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Since 1989, Davidson Realty has established itself as one of the leading real estate brokerages in Northeast Florida. Davidson Realty attributes much of their success to their value of people above everything else. With more than forty dedicated agents, Davidson Realty has served thousands of clients across Northeast Florida and is grateful to have had the opportunity to service the entire First Coast in 2021.

 

“Looking back 2021 was a crazy year,” shares Mirtha Barzaga, Davidson Realty Top Producing Agent. “The fact that the market was hot didn’t mean more sales and less work. On the contrary, the lack of inventory and the inflated prices drove a lot of buyers into remission.” With a market that proved to be competitive, Davidson Realty ensured their clients received TOP dollar for homes across Northeast Florida.

 

World Golf Village

945 Registry Boulevard Unit #302, St. Augustine, Florida 32092

With the help of Mirtha Barzaga, this beautiful, well-maintained, furnished unit in King & Bear sold for $232,000. Its lovely views and cozy balcony captivated home seekers. The extensive community amenities were the cherry on top to help this listing sell quickly. 

 

220 Presidents Cup Way Unit #204, St. Augustine, Florida 32092

In the heart of World Golf Village, you will find this upgraded and updated condo in The Legends. There was a lot to love about this home from the glass-enclosed lanai to the custom closets throughout. Lynn Whitley was the listing agent for this home which sold for more than $240,000. 

 

250 Holland Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32095

This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home went through more than five weeks of improvements before going on the market. The hard work paid off when it sold in a flash for Rebecca Schaffer and her California-based clients. 

 

Ponte Vedra Beach 

695 A1A North Unit #117, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082

After being on the market for only NINE days, this move-in-ready Ponte Vedra Beach condo in The Fountains sold for $5,000 over list price thanks to listing agent Suzy Evans. Being just steps from the beach and near the large amenity center certainly helped attract attention to this property. 

 

Northside

319 Northside Drive South, Jacksonville, Florida 32218

Behind the gates of Pine Lakes, you’ll find this spacious, open floorplan home that sold in only EIGHT days and for $7,000 over list price. Yana Austin and her clients piqued prospective buyers’ interest with the property’s three-car garage, close proximity to the amenity center, and low HOA fees. 

 

Middleburg

2985 Chase Ridge Drive, Middleburg, Florida 32068

Listed by Shelley and Tim Nemethy, this brick beauty in Middleburg sold for $351,500 in October. This meticulously maintained cul-de-sac home had captivating features including an updated kitchen, thoughtful layout, and enormous fenced backyard.  

 

Palm Coast 

500 Canopy Walk Lane Unit #535, Palm Coast Florida, 32137

Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway you’ll find this three-bedroom, two-bathroom end unit that provides stunning panoramic sunrise views. This window-lined unit draws in plenty of natural sunlight making it the perfect place to relax. Listing agent Mirtha Barzaga helped her clients sell this property for $440,000. 

 

Mandarin

12160 Chaseborough Way, Jacksonville, Florida 32258

In just THREE days this beautifully renovated pool home in Greenland Chase SOLD for more than $12,000 over list price – thanks to listing agents Shelley and Tim Nemethy! Positioned on a cul-de-sac and complete with stunning white cabinetry and granite, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home quickly received multiple offers.

 

Intracoastal West

13176 Wexford Hollow Road North, Jacksonville, Florida 32224

Nestled between the 11th and 12th Jacksonville Golf and Country Club golf green, you’ll find this stunning executive estate. With more than $250,000 recently spent on renovations, this six-bedroom and four-bathroom, received multiple attractive offers. Caitlyn Hawkins was the listing agent that secured the sale of this home. 

 

Agents like Barzaga had to be extremely efficient and creative in this very competitive market. “I had a client this year from California who was looking for an investment property. I was able to write the contract remotely, complete their inspections, closed the transaction by mail, and put the property on the rental market for them – all this without them coming to Florida,” said Barzaga. “2021 was an interesting year in real estate, every day brought new challenges that the Davidson Realty team worked to overcome together.”

 

From Middleburg to Palm Coast and everywhere in between, Davidson Realty has the real estate experts to help you buy or sell your home with ease in 2022. There is no question Davidson Realty is equipped to serve you. Call the Davidson Realty team today at (904) 940-5000. 

Our Agents Answer Six Common Real Estate Questions

November 8, 2021

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For nearly two years, seemingly every industry has had to deal with unprecedented changes. The real estate industry is no exception as inventory of homes for sale and interest rates were at historic lows causing the market to be fiercely competitive. As the story of the real estate market continues to unfold, it’s vital to have an experienced real estate professional by your side. Northeast Florida real estate experts at Davidson Realty are answering some of the most common real estate questions. 

 

When is the best time to sell a home?

Quite a few people have asked me this lately and, honestly, in Florida or at least in our area, our selling season is year-round. Especially with the low inventory, we are experiencing, there doesn’t seem to be a wrong time to sell your home. Buyers are watching the market very closely for new listings to pop up. Some markets may slow down in the winter, but we have snowbirds who begin their search in January,” shares agent Shelley Nemethy

 

With the current market, should I still buy a new home before I sell my old one?

“If your current home is in an active community and in excellent condition, buying a new home before selling your current home could certainly be an option. However, if it is too much of a financial risk to put yourself in, in the event you had to carry both mortgages, I would advise against it,” shares agent Jennifer Todd

 

Is it still a seller’s market?

“It is still a seller’s market. Until we begin seeing a more balanced inventory in homes available, it will continue to be a seller’s market,” continues Nemethy. 

 

How should I prepare my home before selling it?

“Pack away or get rid of all clutter. The removal of clutter and items that you don’t need on a daily basis will enlarge your home. Eliminating excess furniture can also make a huge difference in how a home shows, “ shares agent Lynn Whitley. “You will recoup the cost of renting a storage unit and you will be a step ahead on packing when you accept an offer.”

 

What is your best advice for current home sellers?

“I suggest pricing your home to the current market and letting the market take the price to where it should be,” continues Todd. “ Always have your home spotless, no one wants to buy a dirty home!”

 

What is your best advice for current homebuyers?

“Hire an experienced real estate agent that knows how to help a buyer bid and win in this current competitive market. You’ll be glad you did,” continues Nemethy. 

 

If you are interested in buying or selling a home or have further questions about the market, contact Davidson Realty at (904) 940-5000.

Davidson Realty Welcomes New Agents Yana Austin, Julia Simon, and Melissa Lampugnano to Team of Experts

July 7, 2021

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Davidson Realty is constantly growing as they help individuals and families achieve their real estate dreams. The team at Davidson Realty is proud to introduce three new members to their family! 

 

Yana Austin

Yana Austin comes to Davidson Realty excited and eager to help her clients find their dream homes. As a resident of North Florida since 1995, Yana loves sharing all the wonderful things that make the First Coast such a wonderful place to live with her clients. “Yana is a wonderful addition to the Davidson Realty Team. She treats her clients like family and is a wonderful advocate for them through the process of buying and selling a home. Yana’s passion for people makes her a joy to work with,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. Prior to moving to the Sunshine State, Yana lived in Belarus and is fluent in Russian. When she is not working, Yana is likely cheering on her two kids on the soccer field! 

 

Julia Simon

With more than a decade of managing and planning experience, Julia Simon is joining the team of real estate experts at Davidson Realty. Julia has a passion for service and, as an active member of the Northeast Florida community, is ready to serve her clients as they find their next home or investment property. “Davidson Realty is excited to welcome Julia to the team! Julia is hardworking and will go the extra mile for her clients to ensure they truly love where they live. Julia’s knowledge of the area along with her heart for service will be true assets to her clients,” shares Davidson. 

 

Melissa Lampugnano

Melissa Lampugnano comes to Davidson Realty with more than twenty years of experience in the field of internet technology. Along with her extensive experience in technology, Melissa enjoys networking and meeting new people. In 2021, Melissa established her own business dedicated to helping businesses connect to the community through various events. Melissa’s now making the transition to real estate and ready to bring her multitude of talents to serve her clients. “Melissa is dedicated and a tremendous resource to her clients. She is a professional and we are proud to have her represent the Davidson Realty brand,” shares Davidson. Melissa is dynamic and ready to build her real estate career. 

 

If you are interested in a career in real estate with Davidson Realty, call us today at (904) 940-5000.

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