BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES MIKE ROLEWICZ

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Mike Rolewicz to the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

Mike joins Florida Network Realty as an experienced Realtor, and with twenty plus years of experience starting and running a highly successful staffing firm. In 1995 Mike moved to Jacksonville and started On Call Staffing (later renamed Agility Staffing) along with Greg Huntington – one of the original 10 Jacksonville Jaguars signed in late 1994.

Over the twenty-three years of owning Agility Staffing, Mike grew the company to three locations and 1,000s of placed employees – in addition to this, Mike’s company was a three-time Jacksonville Business Journal Fast 50 award winner. Selling the company in February to a Tampa based firm looking to grow their footprint, Mike is eager to translate his skills and expertise as a business owner to a career in real estate.

When asked why he joined the Ponte Vedra office, Mike states, “When looking for a brokerage, I felt that Florida Network Realty was the only company that would give me the opportunity to provide clients the level of service and care that my team and I provided to our staffing clients over the years. I was a ‘professional matchmaker’ at my staffing firm, and helped clients grow by listening to their unique needs and finding them top talent in the market, and helped candidates find their dream career. As a Realtor, my job is to help my clients in much the same way – to find them their dream home so that they can grow and thrive in their community.”

When not working or spending time with his family, you can find Mike on the “Temporary Sanity,” his flats boat, fishing the Intracoastal Waterway for redfish and trout.

“Please join me in welcoming Mike to the Ponte Vedra Office! Mike’s potential as a Realtor is off the charts – from the moment you meet him, his drive to excel is evident. With his past success as a business owner, I know he will thrive, and succeed, in his career as a Realtor,” shares Kevin Waugaman, Broker/Manager of the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

For more information, Mike Rolewicz can be reached by phone at 904.477.5735 or at Mike.Rolewicz@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: pvhomeguide.com. The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office is located at 333 Village Main Street, Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES MEGAN TILIAKOS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Megan Tiliakos to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

Megan joins Florida Network Realty with a background in real estate from working at her husband’s local appraisal firm. Working as a bookkeeper for his business gave Megan invaluable insight into the process of appraising and valuing a home, and about the local real estate market of Duval and St. Johns counties.

After seeing the appraisal side of real estate, Megan began to discuss joining the industry as a Realtor, and soon after she obtained her real estate license. When asked why she joined Florida Network Realty as a Realtor, Megan states, “I ultimately chose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty because of the amazing resources in training that they provide. As a company, they spare no expense to make everything look and feel professional, make sure agents actually know what they’re doing out in the field, and ultimately provide an environment where everyone is willing to help each other.”

Megan moved to Jacksonville in 2008 to attend UNF, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to becoming a Realtor and working at her husband’s appraisal firm, Megan taught developmentally delayed preschool at spring Park elementary for four years. After her son was born, Megan stayed at home with him for eighteen months until she began working as an assistant at the appraisal firm. When not working Megan enjoys running, biking and spending time with her family – her husband, her stepdaughter Zeta, and her son Fisher. They enjoy participating in the numerous community events that Jacksonville has to offer, such as the parades, walks, and festivals all across Northeast Florida.

“Please join me in welcoming Megan to the Beaches office! She is highly motivated to start her real estate career, and will be a fabulous addition to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty family,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Megan can be reached by phone at 904.742.5740 or at Megan.Tiliakos@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: MTiliakos.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 Representing Villas Continental and Yacht Club

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty was recently awarded the listing for Villas Continental and Yacht Club.

Nestled among century old oak trees and offering stunning views of the St. Johns River, Villas Continental and Yacht Club spans approximately 7.5 acres with 720 feet of waterfront. The property consists of 60 of the 75 condominiums in 10 separate buildings and 24 waterfront apartments in two buildings.

“Villas Continental and Yacht Club is a turn-key income producer with a stable current tenant base, and the development possibilities of this property are endless,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realtor Liz Bobeck. “With only 15 individually owned condos, it affords a new owner a realistic opportunity to acquire the whole development.”

Villas Continental and Yacht Club’s amenities include a community boat ramp, fitness center and limited covered parking. Residents may join Club Continental for convenient access to the club’s amenities including a pool, tennis courts, a restaurant and bar.

Villas Continental and Yacht Club previously had a 30-slip marina in the protected yacht basin that new owners may be able to rebuild.

“Villas Continental and Yacht Club is located next to the prestigious Club Continental and presents an outstanding opportunity for the right buyer or buyers,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Realtor Josh Nugent.

For more information about Villas Continental and Yacht Club, contact Realtor Josh Nugent at (904) 962-5176 or Realtor Liz Bobeck at (904) 210-6399, or visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Announces its May 2018 Top Producers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty announces its Top Producing agents from each of our 9 office locations for May 2018.

“Congratulations to our top producers, each of you have risen to the top of your profession,” said Christy Budnick, Executive Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty. Linda Sherrer, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty adds, “You have consistently set a high standard in both professionalism and within the industry with performance and knowledge.  Congratulations to our May Top Producing agents.”

Avondale: Top Listings, Sales, and Transactions: Liz Bobeck; Top Production: Elizabeth O’Steen.

     

Beaches Intracoastal: Top Listings: Jennifer Sexton; Top Sales and Transactions: Beverly Hecht; Top Production: Lee Elmore.

          

Fleming Island: Top Listings, Sales, Transactions, and Production: Kathy Coletti.

Mandarin: Top Listings, Sales, and Transactions: Nicole Sherman; Top Production: Donna Hodges.

     

Ponte Vedra: Top Listings, Sales, and Transactions: Elizabeth Hudgins; Top Production: Deb Pettry.

     

San Marco: Top Listings, Sales, and Transactions: Lynne Ferguson; Top Production: Camilo Ramirez.

     

St. Augustine/Murabella: Top Listings, Transactions, and Production: Stefanie Bernstein; Top Sales: Christine Matthaei.

     


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES RANDY HUDSPETH

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Randy Hudspeth to the Mandarin/St. Johns office.

Randy joins Florida Network Realty after enjoying successful careers in business and education. He is also a retired U.S. Naval Officer, and the proud father of two sons currently serving on active duty in the Navy and Air Force. After his military retirement, he became the USS Alabama (BB-60) Battleship Memorial Park’s first Director of Development, and successfully lead an $8 million capital campaign to preserve their precious artifacts for future generations. As an educator he focused on at risk high school students, working to help them realize their full potential and achieve their dreams. Additionally, Randy served as a Campus Director at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, overseeing three Jacksonville area campuses.

When asked why he joined Florida Network Realty as a Realtor, Randy states, “I’ve been  interested in real estate for years, and when I decided to obtain my license, I was immediately  drawn to Florida Network Realty. Their company culture, focus on clients, integrity and  reputation fits in perfectly with my personal beliefs and principles. I look forward to helping my clients realize their dreams, and the unlimited potential – both personally and professionally – for building my career as a Realtor and a trusted real estate advisor for my clients.”

“Randy is a man of integrity. He has a huge heart for helping and a knowledge base for solving problems and the vision to see something coming to avoid the pitfalls all together. Randy’s clients will be pleased with the full real estate service he will provide. We are excited to have him join our team,” shares Christine Scalf, Broker/Manager of the Mandarin/St. Johns office.

For more information, Randy can be reached by phone at 386.209.2400 or at Randy.Hudspeth@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: RHudspeth.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Mandarin/St. Johns office is located at 11576 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32223.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES SHANE BRISENTINE

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

Shane joins Florida Network Realty with twenty years of retail management and business experience – including being the sole proprietor of Shane Alan Art Images, a landscape, and fine art photography business. As an avid traveler, he has visited twenty-seven states, three US territories, and five countries. He has lived in seven of those states, but chose to put down roots in Northeast Florida 13 years ago.

Shane loves the climate, natural beauty, and diversity of Northeast Florida – and he is eager to share that love of this area with his clients. Shane is looking forward to his future interactions with his clients, helping them to hunt for their perfect home in Jacksonville, and sharing the excitement of homeownership with them.

“I’m excited to welcome Shane to the Avondale office of Florida Network Realty. With such a strong background in business, and a passion for helping others that is evident from the first time you meet him – I am sure that Shane will succeed here in his career as a Realtor,” 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, Shane can be reached by phone at 904.699.6196 or at Shane.Brisentine@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: SBrisentine.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 Named ‘Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year’ in 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

Consumers also tap the network as ‘Most Trusted Real Estate Brand’ in study, which included input from more than 77,000 U.S. consumers.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks which includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, recently announced their network was recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 30th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study.

More than 77,000 U.S. consumers rated 3,000 brands in about 300 categories in the online study earlier this year. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices received the highest ranking in the Real Estate Agency category based on consumers’ perception of its brand familiarity, quality and purchasing consideration, among other qualifying factors.

“We are honored to be recognized by consumers in the respected Harris Poll EquiTrend® study,” said Gino Blefari, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices president and CEO. “It’s a tribute to our franchisees’ tireless work and support of clients and the exemplary way they represent our brand in the marketplace.”

This year’s EquiTrend® study reflected an emerging trend in consumer behavior – the push to simplify and align with brands they know and trust.

“We’re so proud that the Harris Poll EquiTrend® study acknowledged the undeniable strength of our brand,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “Coupled with the skills and talent of our agents, we truly are an unstoppable force in the market.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has momentum in eyes of consumers. The brand was recognized for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study.

The 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study measures and compares the brand health of companies. Respondents offer their perceptions of brands, gauging their emotional connection to them plus brand awareness, influence and familiarity.

“Our brand stands for strength, integrity and trust, and we offer the best talent, experience, assets and relationships to our clients – sellers and buyers alike,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “Our Realtors bring our strong reputation and access to the best resources to help their clients in all phases of their real estate transaction.”

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.


Florida Hurricane Network

Welcome to The Florida Hurricane Network! Unlock all the tools you’ll need to stay safe this upcoming hurricane season, right at the click of a button.

Hurricane season starts on June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30. No matter when you access our site, you’ll find helpful information to guide you through the stages of the season.

Before a hurricane strikes, it’s important to prepare an Emergency Kit. This will be a helpful time-saver when you have to prepare your house a few days before the storm.

Navigate through our website and discover the steps needed to be taken During and After a hurricane. Staying safe is one of the most important things you can do. Follow our safety tips on these pages to protect yourself and your family.

We want to make all information accessible to you no matter where you are on the site, that’s why you’ll be able to access the Find My County page on any page of the website. Check out our interactive map to find out what flood zone you’re in so you can accurately prepare as well as our live weather map so you can always stay up-to-date.

Our hurricane site is perfect for the kids too! Click on the Kid Zone tab on the homepage to access educational videos on hurricanes and hurricane safety as well as hurricane-themed games so your children can keep busy during the storm.

FloridaHurricaneNetwork.com provides an extensive amount of resources to effectively prepare you and your family for the next Florida hurricane. Be sure to check it out!

 

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12 Neighborhoods That Are Set To Grow In Jacksonville During 2018

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Jacksonville, located in Northeast Florida along the banks of the St. Johns River, is a beautiful place to call home, and everyone that lives here will agree. Jacksonville has an array of beaches, charming water views, and entertaining things to do. It is also home to some great neighborhoods, many which are growing into very popular places to set up shop and settle down in. Here are 10 neighborhoods that are set to grow in Jacksonville in 2018.

1. Avondale

The history surrounding Avondale makes this neighborhood charming and full of culture. Even so, it’s not stuck in the past. There are many houses boasting modern designs, upscale apartment buildings, and incredible waterfront homes at a range of price points. Urban living is at its best in Avondale, where the bohemian lifestyle is as present as the progressive one.

2. The Beaches

Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach are some of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city, no doubt due to the proximity to water. Locals can usually be found biking, surfing, running, and rollerblading around town. Outdoor activities reign supreme in The Beaches. Home to a mix of people, from young professionals to families, to retirees, and anyone else who wants to be close to the Atlantic Ocean.

3. Springfield

The up-and-coming residential area of Springfield is a historic neighborhood. The late-19th- and early-20th-century houses are home to families with kids, first-time homebuyers, and retirees. You can find scientific and cultural documents at The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. The emerging craft brewery scene in this area has created a lot of growth in the area.

4. San Marco

San Marco is artsy and so are the people that live in this neighborhood – it’s home to many creative types, young married couples, and single professionals. The area was built in the 1920s to resemble Venice, Italy, and still maintains many historic features from that time. But thanks to trendy dining, shopping, and entertainment options, San Marco has quickly become a contemporary and exciting place to live.   

5. Riverside

Riverside is a short commute from downtown and the St. Johns River, it’s also notoriously one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Riverside is home to the St. Vincent Medical Center, and many old doctors’ offices were converted into professional spaces. That, along with the hip restaurants and trendy shops, has made Riverside a fun youthful neighborhood that attracts a young crowd.

 6. Orange Park

Orange Park offers residents reasonable housing prices in a quiet rural setting. You’re less than an hour away from downtown, so you’re removed from the hustle and bustle but still close enough to everything you could need and want. The wooded areas and large acres make this neighborhood feel pleasant and peaceful, which is why so many people want to call Orange Park home.

7. Murray Hill

Murray Hill is known for being artistic, diverse, and a wonderful place to live. It’s one of Jacksonville’s most social neighborhoods, with community gardens, thriving art centers, sprawling green spaces, and great nightlife. There are many fun bars, cool coffee shops, eccentric boutiques, and family-owned businesses. People move here for the community-oriented vibe and the beautiful architecture.

8. Beach Haven

Because the exciting neighborhood of Beach Haven is home to the University of North Florida, there is a youthful atmosphere that is only continuing to flourish in this area. Not only is it Jacksonville’s intellectual core, there’s also a diversity of eateries and shopping, nature trails, as well as access to the beach. It’s the perfect neighborhood for those who are young or young-at-heart.

9. Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a neighborhood in the downtown area of Jacksonville. As the city’s central business district and the site of mixed-use developments, there are historical buildings as well as corporate offices – a perfect mix of old and new. There’s an array of home designs and prices to fit every taste and budget, with Italian Renaissance and Art-Deco style architecture.

10. Arlington

Due to the fact that it’s steeped in so much history, including being home to the famous Kingsley Plantation, Arlington is an interesting place to live. You can hike and fish at the 46,000-acre historic preserve and there are many historic landmarks in the area. Arlington is growing rapidly, with plenty of shops, restaurants, golf courses, and community parks for residents to enjoy.

11. MuraBella

Located in the World Golf Village area of St. Augustine, MuraBella is a new community with a high end shopping mall, an arena, a roller skating rink, a movie theatre, a waterslide, two championship golf courses, a playground, the World Golf Hall of Fame, a state-of-the fitness center, and so much more. Only a 30-minute drive from downtown Jacksonville, the MuraBella area has all the amenities you and your family would want and need.

12. Bartram Park

Bartram Park is known as the Southern Gateway to Jacksonville. It is one of North Florida’s fastest growing areas and is an ideal community for people of all ages. Due to the interchange on Interstate 95, there is direct access to downtown Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and the Jacksonville Beaches. There are many multi-family and single family residential units under development in the area.

 

Sources:

https://www.neighborhoods.com/fl/jacksonville

 


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES TERRE ULM

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Terre Ulm to the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

Terre has lived in Northeast Florida for thirty-one years and has had her real estate license since 2007. Building relationships with people in her community, and helping them to achieve their goals of homeownership is what drives Terre as a Realtor, and she is eager to grow her business at Florida Network Realty. When asked why she joined the Ponte Vedra office, Terre states, “When I was looking for a brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty seemed to be an obvious choice to me. They are a well-respected and trusted firm in our community, and the training and support that they offer their agents is outstanding!”

Terre lives in Ponte Vedra with her husband, who is a Custom Home Builder, and they have two grown children and two wonderful grandsons. When not working, Terre enjoys playing tennis, golf, and being outdoors.

“Terre has a strong desire to help her clients achieve their home buying and selling goals. We are very excited that she has decided to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty,” shares Kevin Waugaman, Broker/Manager of the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

For more information, Terre can be reached by phone at 904.534.9014 or at Terre.Ulm@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: TUlm.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office is located at 333 Village Main Street, Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082.