Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Celebrates Leadership and Success at Annual Awards

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Celebrates Leadership and Success at Annual Awards

 For many, the word “motorcycle” conjures up feelings and thoughts of power, strength, and an undeniable conquest of the road. In that spirit, the real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently honored its real estate trailblazers with a thrilling ride at the company’s Annual Awards celebration.

Reveling in the theme, Leaders of the Pack, the celebration showcased denim, leather and lace, and a thundering fleet of new bikes. Jacksonville’s family owned and operated Adamec Harley-Davidson dealership professionally staged the setting, adding to the excitement.

“Without question, our company is the leader of the pack,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We’re not just a real estate company that lists and sells residential real estate. We have a complete home services team including residential real estate sales, corporate relocation, new home sales, property management, a title company, mortgage and home warranty company relationships. We are the very best at what we do and our clients are at the center of everything. We are focused on providing customers with exceptional service and individualized solutions.”

While the festivities honored serious business, those attending enjoyed a tremendous amount of camaraderie and entertainment. Company leaders shared their vision with energetic and insightful skits. Crafted in the humorous style and tone of a Saturday Night Live segment, the skits illuminated the company’s core values and ideologies: Advocate, Collaborate and Celebrate!

The production featured a video guest appearance from Earl Lee, who prior to his retirement served as chief executive officer for HSF Affiliates, LLC. During the program, the company voted on additional ideologies or ‘isms’ that best define the company, and enjoyed instant polling results that mapped out priorities for the rest of the year. Company leaders announced their commitment and investment to the team with specialized coaching and training available to all sales associates.

“We have the absolute best team of Realtors in the world and we can’t thank them enough for their loyalty and contributions to the company’s success,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer.

Company awards were presented throughout the program, highlighting numerous achievements including the Northeast Florida real estate firm’s remarkable success in 2016.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s 2016 average sales price increased by more than 10 percent over the previous year. Additionally, the company’s closed sales of homes priced above $500,000 in 2016 increased by 18 percent over 2015 results. The company outperformed the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which reported a 14 percent increase in 2016 closed sales priced above $500,000 over the previous year.

The annual awards celebration honored the company’s 2016 top producers for their performance, accomplishments and sales success. The Top Company Award Winners include:

Anita Vining of the San Marco office led as Top Producer with more than $34 million in closed sales.

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Stefanie Bernstein of the St. Augustine office was named Top Listing Agent. Bernstein also was honored as the company’s Top Transaction Agent with more than 190 transactions.

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Liz Bobeck of the Metropolitan office was honored as Top Sales Agent with 78 sales units.

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The Lisa Barton Team of the Ponte Vedra Beach/Nocatee office was recognized as the Top Producing Team with more than $27 million in closed sales.

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Brittany McGuire of the St. Augustine office was named Rookie of the Year.

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The St. Augustine Office, under the leadership of Broker/Manager Ann King, received the Chairman’s Cup, which recognizes over achievement of budget targets in a number of categories, including client feedback, recruiting, listing sides, closed sides, per person productivity, closed volume and profitability.

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The celebration will continue into February with the Top Producer “Bikers Ball” Gala, a special invitation-only party for more than 80 of the company’s award-winning Realtors at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.

“We are so proud of our team’s tremendous achievements and their unstoppable desire to serve clients,” said Sherrer. “We are excited and looking forward to an outstanding 2017, accentuating the values that made us extraordinary throughout our 28-year history.”

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10 Stories From Last Year That Made Us Love Jacksonville Even More

2016 was a good year for the city of Jacksonville. The community came together in poignant and significant ways, which generated so much positivity amongst the people that call Jacksonville home. Thanks to news outlets, we were able to learn about these incredible happenings throughout the city. Here are ten stories from last year that made us love Jacksonville even more.

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10. Police Officer Sneaks Gift Cards Into Traffic-Warning Envelopes

Officer William Torres brightened people’s day this Christmas, sneaking $15 gift cards to various restaurants in the area, into written warning envelopes during traffic stops in Neptune Beach. See the story here.

9. Community Groups Collaborate On Hurricane-Relief Fund

This past October, the First Coast Relief Fund was established in Jacksonville to help raise money for housing, medical costs, and other expenses due to the tragedies left behind in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. See the story here.

8. Transplant Recipient Uses New Heart To Spread Love To Others

In 2015, mother of five Laquisha Mathis received a heart transplant that saved her life, after being told she only had six months to live. In November, Mathis took this new lease on life and became a licensed foster parent in order to help others. See the story here.

7. Deputies Throw Surprise Pizza Party For 7-Year-Old Girl

After several police officers lost their lives in July, seven-year-old Kennedy Rose Booker brought chocolate to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to thank the department for their service. They were so touched by her act of kindness they hosted a pizza party for her a couple of months later. See the story here.

6. Jacksonville Family Gets Shopping Spree For Christmas Feast

Thanks to the people at Winn-Dixie and News4Jax, the Sloan Family in Jacksonville were provided with all of the fixings to prepare a holiday feast. Steven and Shameka Sloan were high school sweethearts, he was born deaf and she now works as a sign-language interpreter. They have two children and foster a set of two-year-old twins. See the story here.

5. Lee High School Students Meet President Obama at UNF

The students involved with the EVAC movement at Lee High School strive to bring change to Jacksonville’s community. In November they were given the opportunity to meet with the president, which inspired them even further in their hope to bring the community closer together.  See the story here.

4. 7-Year-Old Raises $2,500 To Help Kids With Cancer

Seven-year-old T.J Dahlem from Jacksonville organized a Virtual Fun Run at his school that raised $2,500 for the Tom Coughlin’s Jay Fund Foundation, an organization that offers financial and emotional support to families in Jacksonville that are tackling childhood cancer. See the story here.

3. Soldier Surprises Son At River City Science Academy

Army Staff Sgt. Marina Harrison surprised her son, who is a fifth-grader at the River City Science Academy, by coming back from deployment and showing up during lunch time at the school. He was not expecting to see his mother for another month, and was thrilled to have her back earlier than expected. See the story here.

2. Nonprofit Builds House For Homeless Military Family

After being hurt in an accident earlier in the year, recon Marine Christopher Natto, along with his wife Sydney and their son Rhett, were left without a place to live due to high medical bills. Lennar Homes and Builders Care came together to build the family a home, and now they have a place they can call their own again. See the story here.

1. Special Gift Given To Young Man Paralyzed By Rare Condition

Tory Griffin was tragically paralyzed from a rare condition almost two years ago. This November, he was given the gift of a room makeover, thanks to the organization Designs From The Heart. The surprise came just in time for Griffin’s twentieth birthday celebrations. See the story here.

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES ANITA KING

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Fleming Island, FL Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Anita King to the BHHS Florida Network Realty Fleming Island/Orange Park office.

“We are extremely excited to have Anita as a new addition to our family and feel confident she will be invaluable to our team,” shares Linda Benson, Broker/Manager of the Fleming Island/Orange Park office.

For more information, Anita can be reached by phone at 904.607.1321 or at Anita.King@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website:AnitaKing.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Fleming Island/Orange Park office is located at 3535 Highway 17, Suite 10, Fleming Island, FL 32003.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES LYNN MATTINGLY

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Atlantic Beach, FL– Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Lynn Mattingly to the BHHS Florida Network Realty Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

Lynn joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with business experience and savvy under her belt. Currently, Lynn and her husband are real estate investors, with experience in investment property purchase and sales, renovation and property management.

Previously self-employed as a professional organizer, Lynn is taking her career to new a new level. Using her skills and knowledge as a professional organizer, Lynn is eager to advise her clients on how to get their homes in the best possible condition before putting them on the market. Citing the love of the excitement and joy that comes along with moving into a new home, this passion for helping others is evident in all that she does.

Moving is something that Lynn knows well – as a Navy family that has moved seventeen times, from East to West Coast and all the areas in between, she has finally retired to Atlantic Beach with her husband and children. Before starting her family and

the subsequent moves around the country with the Navy, Lynn also sold real estate in Jacksonville. Now, Lynn and her family have found their forever home in Northeast Florida, and she is eager to help her clients find theirs as well.

“With her personal experience moving as a military family, she is able to not only sympathize with the tight deadlines and needs that military families have, she’s lived them, and this personal experience is truly an asset for all of her clients. We are excited to have Lynn join our Beaches family” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Lynn can be reached by phone at 904.482.7017 or at Lynn@LynnListsJAX.com and website: LynnListsJAX.com. The Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office is located at 375-1 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233.


Atlantic Beach Luminaria Raises $3,700

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Launches New Annual Tradition 

The inaugural Atlantic Beach Luminaria, presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, raised $3,700. The funds were donated to Boy Scout Troop 15 – St. Paul’s Catholic Church in support of My Brothers’ Keeper and the Beaches Town Center Agency for Beaches area community improvements.

“It was so incredible to see the streets of Atlantic Beach, throughout the community, lined with luminaria, magically transforming our city into a night of lights and a celebration of the holiday season, like it has never seen before,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Realtor Lee Elmore. “I personally want to thank everyone who volunteered and participated, to help make the inaugural Atlantic Beach Luminaria a huge success. We are looking forward to even bigger participation in the years to come. We will be adding Neptune Beach to the event next year, so get ready for an even bigger night of lights.”

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Modeled after the popular luminaria in Riverside Avondale, the Atlantic Beach event produced a beautiful holiday glow throughout the community, providing a spectacular setting to bring friends and neighbors together to share in the magic of the holiday season. Proceeds from the event were raised from luminaria kits sales and community donations. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty plans to expand the luminaria event to neighboring Beaches communities in the future.

“Our team loves to be a part of events that bring our communities together while making a positive difference in the lives of many,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We appreciate the tremendous support we received from the Atlantic Beach community and we are especially proud of our Atlantic Beach/Intracoastal West/Southside branch office team for making our inaugural luminaria event a terrific success. We are already looking forward to a bigger and brighter event in 2017.”

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About Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty
Under the leadership of Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer and Executive Vice President Christy Budnick, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is one of the most dynamic and respected real estate firms in Northeast Florida. Founded in 1988, the company has a team of more than 365 real estate professionals in eight branch offices throughout Northeast Florida. The company operates a corporate relocation division, a new home and condominium sales division, Florida Network Property Management, Gibraltar Title Services, and is in a mortgage relationship with EverBank. During the past decade, the company has sold more than 35,000 homes valued at more than $9.3 billion. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty ranks as one of the Top 25 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com or call (904) 296-6400.                          

       


 
                               

 


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES LAURA ALLAHIARI

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St. Augustine, FL Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Laura Allahiari to the BHHS Florida Network Realty St. Augustine office.

Laura is a determined and goal driven individual, daily seeking out ways to raise the bar. What appealed the most to Laura about Berkshire Hathaway was their culture, leadership, and in-depth training. She states, “I like the idea that being a Realtor would allow me to take people through an experience – not just a sale. People should feel great about selling or buying their homes, and I want to be the one to leave that positive footprint. Berkshire Hathaway is guiding me to make that experience possible!”

Even in her personal life, Laura always seeks to challenge herself – from adrenaline sports like surfing to DIY projects at home. She also enjoys painting, gardening, but most of all being the mother of her three-year-old son, Koa.

 “With a background heavy in Marketing and Technology, Laura knows how to help her client’s homes sell in the new fast-paced real estate market. I’m very eager to see Laura shine at our office and in this company. With her determination, she will be sure to go far,” shares Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine office.

For more information, Laura can be reached by phone at 904.599.6440 or at Laura.Allahiari@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: LauraRoya.com.  The St. Augustine office is located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES CINDY BENJAMIN

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Atlantic Beach, FL Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Cindy Benjamin to the BHHS Florida Network Realty Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

            A self-described “problem solver,” Cindy is ready to help each of her clients find their place to call home in Northeast Florida. With an extensive background in both customer service and managerial-oriented positions – especially within the medical community – Cindy’s passion for helping others is evident. Both her skills that she’s honed, and her desire to help her clients sell or buy their dream home are sure to propel Cindy’s career as a Realtor to new heights.

            Cindy is not only a world traveler – having visited Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Gibraltar, Mexico, Canada and many parts of the United States – but she has also lived in Sicily, Washington state, Virginia and Connecticut. When not working, Cindy enjoys playing tennis, baseball, trying golf and socializing with friends – as she says, “She’s never met a stranger.” Cindy also loves growing vegetables in her garden for her husband, who’s a chef, to cook.

“We’re very excited to have Cindy join our Beaches office family. Her unique perspective on the neighborhoods of the beaches – having been born and raised in Arlington and the Beaches – will be invaluable to her clients,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Cindy can be reached by phone at 904.704.6009 or at Cindy.Benjamin@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: CindySellsJax.com. The Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office is located at 375-1 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES SCOTT ALLEN

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Atlantic Beach, FL Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Scott Allen to the BHHS Florida Network Realty Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

            Scott joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices FNR eager to grow his career in real estate. Previously the Director of Technical Services at Duos Technologies, Scott is a self-described “geek” when it comes to technology, and is eager to share his knowledge with his clients, helping them to more effectively market and sell their home.

            An active sports enthusiast, Scott enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two girls. Scott also enjoys traveling in his free time, especially to visit with his family and friends.

“We are very excited to have Scott join the Beaches family. With his background and passion for technology, I am excited to see the innovation that Scott will bring to being a Realtor to help make his client’s transactions more enjoyable and stress-free,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Scott can be reached by phone at 904.923.9401 or at Scott.Allen@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: SAllen.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office is located at 375-1 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES NICHOLAS MAGINSKY

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St. Augustine, FL (12/07/16)Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Nicholas Maginsky to the BHHS Florida Network Realty St. Augustine office.

A Connecticut native who is – in his words – grateful for the weather of St. Augustine, Nicholas joins BHHSNFR with high expectations not only for himself, but with eagerness to learn about local real estate, and the opportunity to grow his career.

With a Bachelor of Communications from Flagler College, Nicholas not only knows St. Augustine and its neighborhoods from a unique perspective, he also has the skills needed to help market his client’s properties and help them purchase their dream home.

“Nicholas’ goal-driven attitude, his career as a Realtor is sure to thrive. We are excited to have him join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices FNR family, and I am eager to see him shine,” shares Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine office.

For more information, Nicholas can be reached by phone at 860.709.7545 or at Nicholas.Maginsky@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: NicholasMaginsky.com. The St. Augustine office is located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES BARBARA FULLER

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St. Augustine, FL Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Barbara Fuller to the BHHS Florida Network Realty St. Augustine office.

With a mantra of, “When things go wrong, take the next right,” Barbara embraces positivity in all that she does. Self-motivated, with a positive disposition, Barbara seeks to focus on awareness and development in both her personal and professional life.

Barbara believes that people have a better understanding with each other when humor is present, allowing them to create a connection between them and she always looks to humor for inspiration. Bringing this positive outlook on life into her work as a Realtor, Barbara’s clients are sure to have a comfortable and stress-free home buying or selling experience.

“Barbara’s background in management, with a focus on building, training and delivering high-quality custom care service that supersedes expectations is sure to help Barbara go far in real estate. Her clients can look forward to being taken care of, and gently guided through each step of their home buying or selling experience,” shares Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine office.

For more information, Barbara can be reached by phone at 423-598-3909 or at Barbara.Fuller@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: www.barbararfuller.com. The St. Augustine office is located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080.