Davidson Realty Agent, Lynn Whitley, Earns Gold Key Certification

April 5, 2022

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Davidson Realty takes pride in the incredible team of agents that strive to provide expert real estate services in Northeast Florida. Learning and development never stop. On March 3rd, Lynn Whitley, one of Davidson Realty’s agents, earned the Gold Key Certification through the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR). The Gold Key Certification is earned by completing a course that equips Realtors ® with the tools to establish lasting relationships with their real estate colleagues, business partners, and customers.

 

“Since earning my license in the late 1990s, it has been my goal to provide a real estate experience that exceeds my customers’ expectations. Becoming Gold Key Certified offered a learning experience to target ways to increase my level of service and make buying and selling easier for the individuals involved,” shares Whitley. “The course covered a variety of topics including honesty, integrity, handling criticism, practicing humility, and learning to listen. The training received in the process of earning the Gold Key Certification will serve to make me a better communicator, listening to needs and rising to the expectations for high-quality customer service, in addition to making moral decisions concerning my customers’ housing needs and respect for confidentiality.”

 

Whitley, along with thirty-three other real estate professionals, was a part of the sixth NEFAR class to earn this prestigious certification since the program began a year ago. The class is taught by Cynthia DeLuca, a well-known instructor from Orlando. 

 

“Providing quality real estate services is a top priority at Davidson Realty. I am so proud of Lynn for successfully completing the Gold Key Certification course for both her own knowledge and for her clients’ benefit. Lynn is an exceptional agent and we are so fortunate to have her on our team,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. 

 

To learn more about the incredible accomplishments of the Davidson Realty agents, visit our team page.

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.

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.

The Winning Team – Davidson Realty 2020 Awards

February 19, 2021

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2020. The year of adapting to the unknown. A global pandemic, millions of jobs lost, and a volatile economy, did not stop the real estate market from being swarmed by millions of Americans hoping to take advantage of the positive market trends and record-setting numbers.

 

The Davidson Realty Team powered through the uncertainty, the “social distancing”, and changing market trends to deliver quality real estate services to their clients. “Our team at Davidson Realty continued to stay connected to our customers during the crazy Covid year we had”, shared Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. Agents gracefully navigated 2020 as they were presented with multiple offer situations due to the competitive nature of the market. Along with the excellent real estate service the Davidson Realty Team was providing, they continued to serve the Northeast Florida community, when they perhaps needed it the most. “Our team organized and participated in food and toy drives, Davidson Cares Clay Day, and Deck The Chairs. The passion our team has for serving others is inspiring. With all that our team faced in 2020, I am proud that the Davidson Realty team has matched the 2019 closing volume of $100,000,000 and exceeded 2019 sales volume by 16%,” continues Sherry. With such an exceptional year for the Davidson Realty team, it is only right that their best and brightest are recognized for their accomplishments in service and performance. The success of this team is made in part by the incredible leadership team at Davidson Realty, notably Sherry Davidson and Davidson Realty Sales and Training Manager, Andrea Gallagher.

 

Last month, Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson was named the 2020 Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) Circle of Honor award winner for her exceptional service and contributions to the real estate community both locally and statewide. Sherry has served NEFAR in various capacities including on its Board of Directors. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Builders Care, a charitable arm of the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA). Throughout her 30-year career in real estate, Sherry has supported real estate agent education and promoted the importance of the real estate industry’s involvement in the community. Sherry truly has led by example as she has supported various causes in Northeast Florida including NEFAR Fights Hunger and Davidson Cares Clay Day. Known throughout the First Coast as an industry leader and an authority in residential real estate, the Davidson Realty Team continues to flourish under her mentorship.

 

 

Terri Apodaca

Davidson Property Management – 2020 Most Rentals

Davidson Property Management – 2020 Most Properties Referred

5 Years of Service 

3 Million Dollars Closed

3 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

Reba Barkley

Davidson Property Management – 2020 Rookie of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Cherhoniak 

5 Years Service

 

 

 

 

 

Lori Burton

5 Years Service

 

 

 

Pam Lareau

5 Years Service

 

 

 

 

Kirsten Lightfoot

5 Years Service

 

 

 

 

Matt Davidson

20 Years Service

 

 

 

 

 

Delilah Salameh

2020 Sales Rookie of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

Candy Gil

3 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Pappaceno

3 Million Dollars Closed

3.5 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Todd

3 Million Dollars Closed

3.5 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

 

Caitlyn Hawkins

3 Million Dollars Closed

3 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

 

Margherite Myers

3 Million Dollars Closed

3.5 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

Lynn Whitley

4 Million Dollars Closed

4 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

 

Ron Savarese

4 Million Dollars Closed

4 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

 

Steve Rodriguez

4 Million Dollars Closed

3.5 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

Tammy Peacock

4 Million Dollars Closed

4 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

The Braddock Group – Michael Braddock & Sarah Poehler

3.5 Million Dollars Closed

4 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

 

Suzy Evans

11 Million Dollars Closed

11 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

Shelley & Tim Nemethy

16 Million Dollars Closed

18 Million Dollars Sold

 

 

 

 

Mirtha Barzaga

17 Million Dollars Closed

17 Million Dollars Sold

2020 Closing Agent of the Year

2020 Sales Agent of the Year

2020 Listing Agent of the Year

 

 

Sam Davidson

2020 President’s Award

 

 

 

The Davidson Realty Team is proud of all the hard work and dedication displayed in 2020 and strives to have an even more successful 2021. These achievements would not be possible without the trust and loyalty of the Davidson Realty clients. Thank you for trusting us as your real estate experts. If you are interested in experiencing the Davidson Realty difference, contact us at (904) 940-5000.

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