Davidson Realty Shares Stories of Coming to America

July 20, 2010

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american-flagAt the Davidson Companies we have a unique, diverse team of professionals who work together as a team, sharing their collective experiences.  In honor of Independence Day, at our weekly sales meeting of staff and agents, five individuals from Columbia, Cuba, Germany and England shared their stories of “coming to America”. 

Carol VonRabenstein from Columbia, Ed Gil from Cuba, Mirtha Barzaga from Cuba, Jurgen “Jerry” May from Germany and Vanessa Cunningham from England all described the journey that brought them to America.  We were all “moved” in more ways than one, of the hardships that some of them endured and had an overwhelming sense of respect for the tenacity, strength, fortitude and resilience it took for them to leave their home and come to a completely different country. One thing rang true in all five cases; they were so thankful to have made the decision to come to the US.  They are all now American citizens and they love our country as much as if they had been born here.

As our group listened to and contemplated the international stories, we realized, that sometimes perhaps we take for granted how lucky and blessed we are to live in such a wonderful country.

Davidson Referral Network

September 28, 2009

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Homes in St AugustineAs the world of real estate is ever changing, so are the Davidson Companies.

First, there was Davidson Development – the master developers of World Golf Village. Then, Davidson Realty was created to sell real estate in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fl.  In 2006, Davidson Property Management was formed to manage the homes that needed to be rented and to take care of properties for investors and out-of-area owners. On October 1, Davidson Referral Network will be launched to answer the demand for an alternative for licensed real estate agents. This new realty company will provide an option for:

  1. Agents that want to keep their license active, but are not going to work in the field full time.
  2. Agents with an inactive license that would like to earn extra money by referring family and friends to a Davidson agent.

Regardless of which option you select, you will be able to work with us in one of two ways. Option one is you can be an agent who occasionally makes a Read more

The Davidson Companies Named one of the Best Companies to Work For in Florida

August 26, 2009

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Courtyard at Davidson CompaniesEarlier this month, the Davidson Companies was named the number two best company to work for in Florida by Florida Trend magazine.

The first statewide Best Companies list, The Best Companies to Work for in Florida appeared in the August issue of Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.

The company is extremely proud of this honor. As a small business, the talents, skills and contributions of each and every one of their employees is respected and valued. Therefore, the company has worked to build an environment that makes its employees feel respected and happy in their jobs. “But without great, dedicated employees, that environment would not exist,” says vice president Sherry Davidson. “So this honor is really for each of our employees; who make The Davidson Companies one of the best to work for.”

The Best Companies To Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group. Companies that participated in the program underwent a two-part survey process that evaluated each company’s Read more

Davidson Named Best Place to Work

August 9, 2009

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Sherry_Davidson_with_Jacksonville_Business_Journal_AwardThe Davidson Companies – Davidson Development, Inc., Davidson Realty, Inc. and Davidson Property Management, Inc. – were named by the Jacksonville Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work” in northeast Florida.  We ranked first in the small business category.

This is really exciting news for our team. We have made the list four years in a row, but this is the first time we’ve been listed as “the best.”  And, it is really thanks to our employees! To be honored with the Best places to Work, your employees must nominate you.  A certain percentage of employees must participate in a survey and results are scored by Quantum Workplace.  Our score was a 98.6 out of 100!

This award is very special because it recognizes every person in our company. Our agents and employees are the ones who make this a great place to work.

Davidson Realty