Davidson Realty Welcomes New Agent Kim Baum

November 19, 2020

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What qualities do you expect from your realtor? Experience? Commitment to understand your needs? A willingness to provide you with a level of service that ensures you will refer them to your friends and family? An understanding of your community and what makes your home valuable? Our new Davidson Realty Agent, Kim Baum, checks all of those boxes.

 

Kim comes to Davidson Realty after an extensive career in education, most recently in the St. Johns County School District, and as a previous owner of several rental properties.

 

“After my first meeting with Kim I knew she would make an excellent addition to our team and was hoping she would choose Davidson Realty,” shares Andrea Gallagher, Davidson Realty Sales and Training Manager. “With her level of commitment and past years’ experiences working in our local school and community she embodies what we deem essential in being a great real estate advisor which is putting people first.”

 

The feeling was mutual as Kim felt right at home at Davidson Realty and truly respected the brokerage’s outstanding reputation. “I chose Davidson Realty because of their extensive training and mentor programs. They have a wonderful team of supportive agents and foster a family atmosphere which I really loved,” shares Kim. “I feel so grateful to be a part of the Davidson Realty team.”

 

After moving to the World Golf Village area of St. Augustine in 2004, Kim fell in love with Northeast Florida. “I truly enjoy living in Northeast Florida as it provides the perfect climate and an attractive pace of life. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the area with my clients and welcoming newcomers to Northeast Florida!”

 

In her free time, Kim and her husband enjoy traveling the world and playing golf together as much as possible. Kim also has a huge heart for animals and has rescued many dogs, cats, and horses over the years.

 

Kim works out of the Davidson Realty World Golf Village Office. If you are interested in buying or selling your home, give Kim a call today!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP PRODUCERS FOR OCTOBER

November 10, 2020

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Davidson Realty’s team ended another spectacular month of real estate transactions. Davidson Realty’s team of real estate experts at our St. Augustine and Beaches offices wrapped up the month of October with thirty-three closings for a total of more than $11.6 million and twenty-nine sales for a total of more than $9.3 million in sales. Join us in congratulating Davidson Realty’s October Top Producers!

 

 

The Top Producer and Top Buyer Sales Agent for the month was Mirtha Barzaga. Mirtha had more than $1.3 million in closings and $1.1 million in buyer sales. Mirtha continues to thrive at Davidson Realty and is regularly recognized as a top producer.

 

 

Suzy Evans was Davidson Realty’s Top Listing and Top Overall Sales Agent for the month of October with more than $1.5 million in total sales. Suzy’s knowledge of the local housing market and inventory, along with an extensive network of contacts, and her caring positive attitude are just a few reasons to choose Suzy for your real estate needs.

 

 

Davidson Realty’s Top Sales and Top Producing Team for the month of October was The Nemethy Group. Shelley and Tim Nemethy had more than $2 million in closings last month. The Nemethy Group takes pride in offering personalized service for their customers, along with a team approach in meeting their customers’ real estate needs.

 

 

Candy Gil was Davidson Realty’s Jacksonville Beach office Top Producer and Top Sales agent last month. Candy had more than $500,000 in sales and closings. Candy’s first priority is always her clients and works hard to ensure their needs are met.

 

 

Congratulations to the entire Davidson Realty team and especially to these Top Producers! If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Northeast Florida, call one of our experienced agents today!

Real Estate Market Update

October 14, 2020

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“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Christopher Reeve

 

2020 has certainly presented some overwhelming obstacles and I have seen many heroes step up to help others. Many generous people are supporting our Davidson Cares Clay Day on October 29th and the charities are so grateful. You can still register to shoot or buy raffle tickets at DavidsonCares.com.

 

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors market stats for September show continued strong demand for homes in Northeast Florida. There were 3,307 pending sales in September 2020 which is 36% more than the 2,436 in September 2019. We are up 9% year-to-date over the same period last year.

 

The inventory of homes for sale of 5,869 is down 39% from last September. This is the lowest level of inventory we have seen in this market. During the 2003 to 2005 timeframe when inventory was very low, there were still around 7,000 homes on the market.

 

The month’s supply of inventory is at 2.0 months. A balanced market is 5 to 6 months of inventory.

 

The median sales price is up 8% and the average sales price is up 10% year-to-date due to the increased demand and low supply.

 

Dr. Brad O’Coonor, the Florida Realtors Chief Economist provided some insight at the recent Florida Realtors convention. “The pace of residential building is still behind last cycle’s highs, and while building has continued through the pandemic as construction was deemed an essential occupation, costs of materials and labor have increased. Safety protocols for workers, some disruption in supply chains, and increased demand for materials all have translated into cost increases. Coupled with some uncertainty in lending, relief on the supply side is not coming from new construction.  For existing homes, the tap is dwindling to a dribble as current homeowners are living in their homes for an average of 10 years compared to only seven during the early 2000s. Uncertainty in the economy is also prompting people who can to stay put. That said, demand continues to be strong, as those who were sitting on the sidelines are feeling the pull to jump into a home for the first time or finally trade up, fueled in large part by record-low interest rates and the desire to upgrade to more “pandemic friendly” homes and locations. This all leads to an imbalanced market with demand outstripping supply, particularly in the single-family home category.”

 

It is a great time to sell your home! If we can be of any assistance in understanding the market or the value of your home, please let us know.

 

Enjoy the baseball playoffs and all the other great sports. Go Braves!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP PRODUCERS FOR AUGUST

September 18, 2020

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Davidson Realty’s team ended another incredible month of real estate deals. Our team of real estate experts at our St. Augustine and Beaches offices finished the month of August with more than $9.5 million in closings and more than $10.5 million in sales. Congratulations to Davidson Realty’s Top Producers for their dedication last month! 

 

The Top Producer for the month of August was Suzy Evans. Suzy had more than $2 million in closings. Suzy has been a licensed Realtor® since 1992. With her extensive knowledge of real estate in Northeast Florida and many years of experience, Suzy is a natural! 

 

 

 

Davidson Realty’s Top Sales Agent for the month of August was Liz Pappaceno. Liz had more than $1 million in buyer sales and is eager to help more clients find their dream home. Thanks to her involvement in Davidson Cares and other charities, she has also been recognized as one of Davidson Realty’s most philanthropic agents.  

 

 

Mirtha Barzaga was Davidson Realty’s Top Listing Agent with more than $975,000 in listings sold. Mirtha is a Certified Negotiation Expert which is the premier designation in real estate for advanced negotiation skills to help clients achieve their goals. 

 

 

 

For the sixth month in a row, Davidson Realty’s Top Producing Team was The Nemethy Group with more than $2 million in closings. Together, Tim and Shelley, have had more than $30 million in sales since The Nemethy Group was established in 2018. 

 

 

 

The Braddock Team was the Top Sales Team in August. Michael Braddock and Sarah Poehler had more than $1 million in sales. The Braddock Team specializes in investment properties and property management while striving to ensure a positive experience for homeowners and tenants by streamlining the rental process. 

 

 

 

For the second month in a row, Davidson Realty’s Jacksonville Beach Real Estate office had Caitlyn Hawkins as their Top Producer. Caitlyn had more than $1.2 million in closings. Born and raised in Ponte Vedra, Caitlyn has first-hand experience of all the wonderful things the First Coast has to offer. 

 

 

 

Candy Gil was Davidson Realty’s Top Sales Agent for our Jacksonville Beach office last month with more than $700,000 in sales. Candy believes open and clear communication is the key to a successful relationship with her clients.

 

 

Congratulations to the entire Davidson Realty team and especially to these Top Producers! If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Northeast Florida, call one of our experienced agents today! 

 

 

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