BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES VANESSA DEAP

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Vanessa Deap to the Metropolitan office with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

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“I’m pleased to welcome Vanessa to the Avondale office of Florida Network Realty. Vanessa has lived and worked in Jacksonville for twelve years and joins us with a year of experience as a Realtor from working with another local brokerage. Vanessa is also bilingual, speaking both English and Khmer fluently. With the support and training that Florida Network Realty provides, and the determination and drive to succeed that Vanessa has, I’m sure that her career as a Realtor will flourish with us,” shares Josh Cohen, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Vanessa can be reached by phone at 904.405.3097 or at Vanessa.Deap@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: VanessaDeapHomes.com. The Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco are located at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and 1983 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES TERESITA TAYLOR

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Teresita Taylor to the Metropolitan office with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

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Teresita  joins Florida Network Realty eager to grow her career as a Realtor. When asked why she joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty she states, “I wanted to join a family-oriented company, one that was involved in the community, and the training and support that Florida Network Realty offers its new agents is right in line with my goals and desire to learn and grow as a Realtor.”

Teresita  has a Creative Writing Degree from Jacksonville University and a Masters of Business Administration from Davenport University. Teresita Taylor is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish fluently, y dice, “Me encanta ayudar a mi comunidad hispana obtener sus sueños de comprar casa por primera vez. Si usted se ha mudado desde otro país, estado, o ciudad al estado de Florida, sería un privilegio para mí servirle a usted y a su familia.” She is also the mother of three beautiful children and enjoys spending time with her family on the beautiful beaches of Northeast Florida.

“Teresita  makes a great addition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty team! With her focus and dedication to her goals, she is sure to excel here. We are thrilled to welcome her aboard,” shares Josh Cohen, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Teresita can be reached by phone at 423.747.9309 or at Teresita.Taylor@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: TMTaylorHomes.com. The Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco are located at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and 1983 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES NICOLE BISHOP

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Nicole Bishop to the Metropolitan office with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

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As a Realtor, Nicole’s goal is to help her clients – whether buyers or sellers – avoid as many stressors as possible during each real estate transaction. She states, “I want to help my clients avoid some of the pitfalls, misunderstandings, frustrations, and problems that I have encountered in my own home buying experience, and to help improve upon the good experiences I’ve had.”

With previous experience as a Realtor at a local real estate company, Nicole is taking her skills in real estate to a new level by joining the San Marco office of Florida Network Realty. Her goal as a Realtor is to create strong relationships with her clients that leave them feeling confident about the real estate process.

Before becoming a Realtor, Nicole was a local business owner – owning and operating a cosmetic and beauty store for eight years. During this time, Nicole received many awards and trips for being top in sales, and sales increase for her area and nationally.

When asked why she became a Realtor, Nicole states, “So many things have pointed me in the direction of being a Realtor. For years I’ve dreamed about getting into the real estate market, and have purchased property for resale at a profit, and have owner-built a home,” she continues, “In 2016 it became apparent that my husband and I would be moving and relocating, and I began learning everything there was to learn about the market, house hunting, and the process of buying and selling. Working with my Realtor on our relocation, I began to feel confident that I could not only get my license to become a Real Estate Agent but could also provide excellent service.

When not working, Nicole loves to get outside and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Northeast Florida – boating with her family, snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding, and kayaking. Nicole and her husband also enjoy riding motorcycles – she started riding in 2014, and Nicole loves that sense of freedom and empowerment it provides. One of Nicole’s newest hobbies is photography and she enjoys learning how to better capture her subjects. Pictures of nature, sunrises and sunsets, shorelines, boats, and the bridges of Northeast Florida are just some of Nicole’s favorite things to photograph.

“Please join me in welcoming Nicole to the San Marco office. With Nicole’s strong background in sales, both as a Realtor and as a business owner, she has the skills to help her clients through each and every real estate transaction. I am excited that she has joined Florida Network Realty, and she is ready to take her career to the next level,” shares Josh Cohen, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Nicole can be reached by phone at 386.804.8977 or at Nicole.Bishop@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: NBishop.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco are located at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and 1983 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES DAWNE F. MCCAIN

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Dawne F. McCain to the Metropolitan office with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

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“I’m delighted to welcome Dawne to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty – she is an excellent agent who puts her clients first, and provides the highest level of service in all of her real estate transactions. Dawne has four years of experience in real estate investment and sales. Her areas of expertise also include corporate housing, business development and corporate training,” shares Josh Cohen, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Dawne can be reached by phone at 904.553.0685 or at Dawne.McCain@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: DMcCain.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco are located at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and 1983 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.


Selling Your Home? Enjoy Success and Benefits with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

Ann King, Stefanie Bernstein, Anita Vining, Sheron Willson

Selling your home is quite possibly one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. With so much information available online, many sellers wonder why they should hire a real estate agent, instead opting to sell their home as a ‘For Sale by Owner’ without representation.

Now more than ever, it is vital to have a professional experienced Realtor on your side helping you to market and sell your home. A Realtor has the knowledge to price your home properly, advise you on the sale, review contracts, assist in negotiations, maneuver through regulatory changes and ensure a smooth sale.

“While there are many Realtors from which to choose, there are more reasons to hire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty,” said Sheron Willson, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco. “Our company is well known for delivering exceptional customer satisfaction and results, and can help sellers profit on a sale.”

The company’s Metropolitan office ranked as the No. 1 producing office in both volume and units in 2015. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty had 24.7 percent of the market share in volume with the closest competitor at 13.6 percent.

Along with helping sellers find the most qualified buyer and navigate the home selling process, the company’s single agency representation provides the highest degree of accountability and works to serve the best interest of its clients. As a single agent, the broker has a fiduciary relationship and owes complete allegiance to his or her client.

“Our real estate agents have a single goal – to serve the interest of their client and create a win for the clients we represent,” said Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine office. “Single agency representatives provide their clients full representation, loyalty and confidentiality, which can increase the success for the client during the transaction.”

In January, the St. Augustine office’s days on the market totaled 68, while its competitors averaged 118 days on the market.

In addition to selling a home in less time, the company’s agents have access to the most comprehensive marketing plans, including global exposure and social media. They are also connected to the industry’s most advanced technology platforms.

“My website lead generation platform gives my customers the potential to have virtual viewings of their property as soon as the information is entered into MLS (Multiple Listing Services),” said Realtor Stefanie Bernstein of the St. Augustine office, who was named the company’s top agent in listings and the top transaction agent in 2015.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s success is a direct reflection of the company’s professionalism and collaborative team of services approach. The company’s agents receive the highest level of training and support, and they have a team of professionals to assist their clients in every aspect of the transaction.

“Our company’s dedication to our buyers and sellers is unsurpassed,” said Anita Vining of the Metropolitan offices who was named the company’s top producer in 2015 with more than $38 million in closed sales. “We offer the finest customer service, state-of-the-art tools and expertise to help clients achieve the most positive real estate experience possible.”

Whether you are buying or selling, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty can help you take advantage of the best opportunities in the market. The Northeast Florida real estate firm is home to the area’s most productive, experienced and successful agents.

Connect with the best at www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.

 

Written by Clockwork Marketing


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Congratulates Camilo Ramirez – Honoree Alternate Council Member for 2016/2017

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced the selection of nine new members to its REthink Council, a national group of 15 top-producing, motivated young agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerages around the country.

The REthink Council seeks to enhance the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and advantage real estate professionals with the skills to succeed. Camilo Ramirez, REALTOR® of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Metropolitan offices with locations in Avondale and San Marco, was selected as an “Honoree” alternate council member for 2016/2017.  Meaning, if for any reason an appointed council member is unable to perform their duties, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService will call on him to fill the vacated seat. Members were selected through a nominating process for their professional achievements and contribution to their communities and offices; each member is an exemplary agent or broker with outstanding innovation, participation and leadership within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Camilo strongly represents the qualities of a REthink Council Member. We congratulate Camilo for being recognized for this honor!

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For more information, Camilo Ramirez can be reached by phone at 954-805-0428 or at camilo.ramirez@floridanetworkrealty.com and website: camiloramirezgroup.com. The San Marco/San Jose office is located at 1983 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207.

 


Limited Opportunities Available to Purchase a Piece of Jacksonville History

A very limited number of homes remain available for sale at the historic and fully-renovated John Gorrie a condominium, located in popular Riverside where property costs are on the rise. A Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) approved residence, qualified homebuyers at The John Gorrie can obtain a low down payment and fixed-rate mortgage at competitive rates, allowing them an opportunity to purchase a piece of history. Owners also receive an ad valorem tax abatement toward their homeowner’s tax bill through 2021.

The John Gorrie a Condominium

“We had first toured The John Gorrie in February 2014 and absolutely fell in love with the space,” said Blythe Duckworth and Denys Zayets. Awaiting The John Gorrie’s FHA approval, the couple revisited in January 2015, hoping approval would be closer. “We selected the home we wanted and crossed our fingers it would still be available once the FHA approval came through. Lucky for us, it worked out.”

As the building’s ornate Mediterranean Revival architecture demonstrates, the former John Gorrie Junior High School was constructed in 1923 and was designed by noted Jacksonville architects Roy A. Benjamin and Mellen C. Greeley. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 before closing in 1997, community advocate Delores Barr Weaver and her husband purchased the former school with plans to renovate and restore the historic buildings, transforming them into what is now The John Gorrie a condominium.

The John Gorrie consists of 68 residences with luxurious contemporary amenities including 12-foot ceilings, expansive windows, stainless steel GE appliances, CaesarStone countertops and hardwood floors. The John Gorrie offers one- and two-bedroom residences and two-story townhomes priced from the upper-$100,000s. The community’s amenities include private gated parking, a private courtyard, custom fitness center, elevators, a resident reading room and Wi-Fi Internet access.

“Every home is unique because Mrs. Weaver was determined to retain as much of the historical aspect of the building as possible, yet each home has modern amenities,” said Valerie Williams, owner at The John Gorrie. “I was very impressed that the building still had the feeling of being a school. Original doors, window frames and radiators align the hallways and some of the homes even have original wooden floors from the former gymnasium and classrooms.”

The John Gorrie is home to young professionals, retirees and families alike, and to the owners’ delight, pet-friendly. Scheduled to break ground by December 2015, The John Gorrie Dog Park at Riverside Park will be located near the condominium in the northwest corner of Riverside Park. For more than three years, the Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) has been working in partnership with Weaver and community partners to establish the two-acre, off-leash dog park as a neighborhood amenity.

“One of my favorite things about life at The John Gorrie is the convenience of its location. On any given afternoon I can grab a cup of tea, stroll through Memorial Park, take in a matinee movie, eat Asian-inspired street fare and pick up some light reading at the book store – all without having to get in my car,” said homeowner at The John Gorrie, Mark Pariani.

Accolades that The John Gorrie a condominium has received include the Grand Aurora Award at the 2012 AURORA Awards in its “Remodeling, Rehabilitation or Historical Renovation” division; the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission’s 2012 Preservation Award for the restoration and renovation of the former John Gorrie Junior High School into condominium homes; an Outstanding Multi-Family Renovation award from RAP in 2012; and in 2013 Delores Barr Weaver was awarded the prestigious Urban Land Institute North Florida Award for Excellence in the Reuse/Repurpose category for her work on The John Gorrie’s transformation.

“Restoring a historic building as special as John Gorrie Junior High School and transforming it into a home for many was truly a labor of love,” said Weaver. “Thank you to the community for supporting the project and renovation process.”

For more information about how you can secure your piece of history and be part of The John Gorrie community, call (904) 383-3688 or visit www.TheJohnGorrie.com.


The Apex of Luxury Real Estate

The Swisher San Marco riverfront estate is a beautiful piece of Jacksonville’s history and part of Northeast Florida’s 2015 notable real estate of record.

Swisher San Marco Riverfront Estate

Originally built in 1929 for John Swisher of Swisher Cigars, the home on River Road is situated high on a bluff overlooking the St. Johns River. Designed by the prestigious Marsh and Saxelbye architectural firm, the palatial Mediterranean Revival-style home has been extensively renovated over the years. It includes four bedroom suites, six-and-a-half baths, a pool, pool house, deck and covered boathouse on the St. Johns River.

Highest Priced Single Family Home

The magnificent, approximately 10,000-square-foot estate represents one of the largest single-family homes sold in Duval County this year. The estate, which sold for $4.2 million in June, was listed and sold by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Realtor Anita Vining.

“The key to our continuing success is the dedication and professionalism of our incredible sales team paired with a brand that commands respect in the luxury sector,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “We have the marketing network and established relationships in place to reach buyers of luxury real estate throughout the world.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is Northeast Florida’s luxury leader. The company has the largest market share of homes listed and sold at $500,000 and above, and commands the highest average sales price as compared to major real estate brands in Northeast Florida. Additionally, the company’s Realtors consistently outperform the market, obtaining the highest productivity of any company in Northeast Florida.

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The company takes a fluid and flexible approach to marketing by creating innovative strategies that are carefully executed across multiple platforms to reach and influence prospective buyers. All Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty listings are automatically supplied through The Wall Street Journal at WSJ.com, Europe.WSJ.com and Asia.WSJ.com. All luxury properties priced at $1 million or higher are showcased on MansionGlobal.com.

San Jose Riverfront Estate

Launched in May 2015, Mansion Global is a standalone, global luxury real estate website that brings together high-end property listings from brokerages and developers around the world with comprehensive news and data. The digital destination connects affluent buyers with luxury real estate listings, insightful articles, multimedia features, video, data analysis, syndicated content and in-depth analysis.

In addition to engaging the luxury real estate enthusiast, Mansion Global is designed to empower international buyers to make intelligent purchase decisions. The site features English, Spanish and Chinese-language editions. Mansion Global is a part of Dow Jones, but independent of The Wall Street Journal newsroom.

“Mansion Global is a game changer for the luxury real estate market, providing a global reach unlike any other,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “The site connects affluent real estate buyers with Northeast Florida’s finest homes and provides our luxury property sellers with exclusive international exposure.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty also partners with Unique Homes, the most widely recognized luxury real estate magazine in the world, and Prestige Magazine, the luxury publication for the company’s Luxury Collection Specialists.

“Our company delivers a marketing program with unparalleled exposure not offered by another Northeast Florida real estate firm,” said Budnick. “Our team is the most experienced, productive and results-oriented, and they are connected to the best opportunities in the market.”

Northeast Florida’s economy is supporting impressive growth in the upper end real estate market as the area is attracting an increasing number of high-paying executive level professionals as well as international buyers seeking upscale homes.

Those seeking the apex of luxury should turn to the real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty. The firm is the area’s luxury market leader and the leading real estate company for expert assistance in Northeast Florida. Connect with the best at www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES WELCOMES AMANDA LYNCH

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Amanda Lynch to the Metropolitan office of BHHS with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

Amanda Lynch Real Estate

With four years of real estate experience, Amanda has the skills to successfully navigate today’s marketplace. She has the ability to efficiently assess market values when working with sellers and find just the right home for prospective buyers. Amanda has expertise in the areas of coastal and residential investment properties, and she is passionate about building long-term customer relationships. With a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, she uses her creative skillset to craft state-of-the-art marketing strategies that work to swiftly connect buyers and sellers. http://www.askfloridanetwork.com/berkshire-hathaway-homeservices-welcomes-amanda-lynch/ http://www.askfloridanetwork.com/berkshire-hathaway-homeservices-welcomes-amanda-lynch/Apart from work, Amanda enjoys running, practicing yoga and exploring Northeast Florida’s state parks and beaches.

“Amanda makes a great addition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices team! She has true focus and dedication to her goals. We are thrilled to welcome her aboard,” shares Sheron Willson, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of BHHS with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Amanda Lynch can be reached by phone at 850.324.3922 or at Amanda.Lynch@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: AmandaLynch.Realtor. The Metropolitan office of BHHS with locations in Avondale and San Marco is at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES WELCOMES SHAUN LEWIS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Shaun Lewis to the Metropolitan office of BHHS with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

Shaun Lewis Real Estate

Shaun received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Management from Jacksonville University. His knowledge of business will give clients a competitive advantage when it comes to navigating the real estate market. Shaun cherishes the opportunity to help people accomplish their goals, whether they are buying or selling their home. His knowledge of Northeast Florida along with his marketing skills will allow him to meet and surpass his clients’ expectations time and time again.

“Having played football for most of his life, Shaun is able to work well under pressure and rapidly adjust to new situations. With that mentality, Shaun will quickly adapt to the real estate industry and constant changes in the market. He is eager to learn, and I am eager to watch him grow. We are so happy that Shaun decided to begin his new career with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty!” shares Sheron Willson, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of BHHS with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Shaun Lewis can be reached by phone at 347.219.5613 or at Shaun.Lewis@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: SLewis.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Metropolitan office of BHHS with locations in Avondale and San Marco is at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205.