BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES CORY HAYS

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

Cory joins Florida Network Realty as a newly-licensed Realtor, having lived in Jacksonville for the past four years. Cory is retired U.S. Navy, and served for twenty years, primarily working in Intelligence and Operations for most of his career. In addition to this, Corry has an Associates from the American Military University.

With his solid connections to the military, and with such a large military presence in Jacksonville, Cory’s ability to understand the unique wants and needs that military families have is essential, and his ability to work within their – sometimes tight – timelines will allow his clients to find the house they can call home.

When not working, Cory enjoys going to the beaches of Northeast Florida, learning to surf, fishing, and just enjoying the sunshine. Cory is also the Scoutmaster of Troop 623 of the Boy Scouts of America.

“Cory makes a great addition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty team! With his focus and dedication to his clients’ goals, he is sure to excel here. We are thrilled to welcome him aboard,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Cory can be reached by phone at 336.456.2190 or at Cory.Hays@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: CHays.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 MARK STUART

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

“I am excited to welcome Mark to the Beaches office of Florida Network Realty. Mark is a very successful Realtor who is joining us from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. With over 100 million in real estate sales, his proven Private Client Services approach yields unmatched results for his clients. From your very first meeting to the final closing, Mark provides best-in-class service to his clients. He has the experience you can count on and the passion to make things happen even with the most challenging circumstances,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Mark Stuart can be reached by phone at 904.990.8140 or at Mark.Stuart@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: PrivateClientRealtor.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 SHARON QUALLS

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

Sharon is a successful local business owner, opening her coaching practice in 2009. Prior to this, Sharon founded and owned another small business, led a community-based nonprofit group serving women and children, facilitated healthy lifestyle education group for naval personnel, and collaborated on the production of life-changing workshops and training events across the U.S. and Canada.

With over thirty years of training and experience in communications, listening, self-awareness, individual and group process, and organizational psychology, Sharon is thrilled to use the skills and experience she’s gained to provide value to her clients’ experience of home purchase. When asked why she joined Florida Network Realty, Sharon states, “When looking for a company to begin my career as a Realtor, Florida Network Realty stood out immediately. They are a fine company, the value they place on service and developing relationships aligns completely with my own morals, goals, and desire for success.”

In her free time, Sharon enjoys volunteering with the local arts community, reading and studying human behavior, bicycling, the adventure of travel, the privilege of being a mother and grandmother, and being in nature with the ocean and the trees.

“Sharon 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 Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Sharon can be reached by phone at 904.327.4875 or at Sharon.Qualls@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: SharonQuallsRealtor.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 BENJAMAN (BEN) BLISS

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

Originally from New England, but a Northeast Florida local for over a decade, Ben joins Florida Network Realty with a strong business and athletics background, having worked as an Events Project Manager in the Sports Media Technology industry for the past three years.

As a Project Manager, Ben was responsible for maintaining positive relationships between local vendors and the PGA, CBS Sports, and more. Monitoring timelines, defining clear targets and goals to be met, and coordinating meetings on site between team members and vendors – located in multiple destinations around the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, and South Korea – has not only given Ben a strong base for success as a Realtor, it also made this transition a natural next step.

Ben is currently a travel baseball and strength coach in the area, and he has also previously worked as the Assistant Coordinator and Head Baseball Coach of the St. Augustine Baseball Club. An avid outdoorsman, Benjaman is also an expert alpine skier.

“Benjaman will make a great addition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty team! With his background and business and focus and dedication to his goals, he is sure to excel here. We are thrilled to welcome him aboard,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Ben (or Benjaman) can be reached by phone at 954.593.4851 or at Benjaman.Bliss@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: BenBlissRealtor.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 CLAUDIA COLASANTO

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

Born in Opoczno, Poland, Claudia and her family moved to Jacksonville in 1990. She graduated, with honors, from Bishop Kenney High School in 2001, and from the University of North Florida in 2005, with a Bachelors in Communications and an Associates in Fine Art.

Prior to becoming a Realtor, Claudia worked at Time Out Sports Grill and has a strong background in Hospitality Management, Customer Service, Marketing, HR, Scheduling and Event Planning. Buying her first home with her husband in Jacksonville ignited Claudia’s interest in real estate. Claudia’s dedication to her clients and passion for helping others is what motivates her and drives her as a Realtor. Naturally, Claudia loves the subject of architecture and art, especially the designs of mid-century modern icon Frank Lloyd Wright.

As a long-time resident of Jacksonville and a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, she, her husband, and their beautiful son enjoy the beaches and great weather all year long. In her free time, Claudia enjoys photography, arts and crafts, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family.

“We are very glad that Claudia has chosen to become a Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty. Claudia thrives on challenges and is passionate about helping her clients reach their goals, and I am sure she will go far in our company,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Claudia can be reached by phone at 904.891.0247 or at Claudia.Colasanto@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: CColasanto.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 KATY GUZMAN-CRUZ

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Katy Guzman-Cruz to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

Katy joins Florida Network Realty as an experienced agent, with over twelve years of working as a Realtor in Nicaragua, and has also lived in Northeast Florida for over a decade. Katy has a strong background in new development and lot sales, and she is eager to expand her reach to the residential real estate market of Northeast Florida.

When asked why she enjoys being a Realtor, Katy states, “I love the whole real estate experience! Being a part of someone’s home ownership journey and seeing the looks of satisfaction and happiness on the faces of new homeowners at the end of their transaction is what drives me as a Realtor.”

Katy has been married for thirteen years and is the mother to two sweet girls. She is also bilingual – fluent in Spanish and English – and loves to travel and meet new people in her spare time. Katy comes from a large family and being able to get together with everyone is her favorite time.

“Please join me in welcoming Katy Guzman-Cruz to the Beaches Office. I have great expectations for Katy. Her drive and commitment to excellence are right in line with the service we provide our clients at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Katy can be reached by phone at 904.414.0816 or at Katy.Guzman@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: KGuzman-Cruz.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 MARIO RUIZ-BALSA

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Mario Ruiz-Balsa to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

Mario joins Florida Network Realty as a Realtor with over twenty years of experience in the real estate field, having been licensed for the first time in the state of Florida back in 1996. Mario has a proven track record of successfully working with both the resale and new home construction environments, representing buyers and sellers alike.

One of Mario’s advantages that he has a Realtor is that Mario is also a former Mortgage Broker, and therefore has a firm understanding of all the details of financing a home purchase. He worked for major lenders like Washington Mutual, often as a Preferred Lender, facilitating loans primarily for families purchasing new homes directly from builders and land developers.

Years later, during the market decline, Mario was instrumental in instructing homeowners on how to keep their homes; he organized free seminars for the public to teach the direct application of Bankruptcies, Short-Sale, Deed in Lieu, Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modifications and many other strategies. He worked directly with several non-profit organizations and major law firms in Orlando to detain foreclosures and to keep homeowners in their houses – an agent who strongly advocated to introduce new legislation in Florida to protect homeowners from future deficiency judgments.

Mario is also well versed on all Income Tax matters, as a former Internal Revenue Enrolled Agent, he truly understands the direct impact the taxation code has in our lives, such as the application of your Personal or Corporate income tax in the sale or purchase of a home.

Born and raised in Cuba, Mario migrated shortly after he finished school and obtained a degree in Telecommunications and Data Systems. It’s been said that buying a house is the single biggest item you’ll purchase in your life and that buying a home can be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. Mario strongly believes that this process should be simple and be the “most gratifying moment,” and he wants to be there with you when you do make this “biggest purchase.”

“Mario’s experience working on all sides of the real estate marketplace will surely put all of his clients at ease. No matter their situation, Mario has experience that he can share to make the process comfortable and easy for his clients. I’m excited to welcome Mario to Florida Network Realty,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Mario Ruiz-Balsa can be reached by phone at 407.300.0013 or at Mario.Ruiz-Balsa@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: MRuiz-Balsa.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 LAURA MASSINELLO

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

Laura represents honesty, hard work, and heart in all that she does.

Laura grew up in sunny West Palm Beach and graduated from the University of North Florida receiving her BA of Business Administration in Marketing. She proceeded to work as a manager in the fast-paced retail industry working for several high-end brands. There she showcased her commitment to excellence in customer service. Her main focus has always been centered on making her clients feel comfortable and at ease. Quality, attention to detail and understanding value are her cores to delivering whole solutions.

During her free time, you will find Laura enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful Jacksonville beaches, spending time with her loved ones and caring for her fur-baby, Valerie. Laura is enthusiastic about making the leap into the real estate industry and ready to bring her passion for helping others achieve their goals to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty team.

“Please join me in welcoming Laura to the Beach office. We are extremely excited to have Laura as a new addition to our Florida Network Realty family and feel confident she will be invaluable to our team,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Laura can be reached by phone at 561.635.6064 or at Laura.Massinello@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: LMassinello.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 JESSICA BRYNN ALLARD

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Jessica Brynn Allard to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

Jessica is an experienced Realtor who joins Florida Network Realty from an affiliate company in Georgia – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. After moving to Jacksonville – her husband’s hometown – with her family, Jessica joined Florida Network Realty as an agent, stating, “I loved working for Georgia Properties, and the professionalism and company culture that I loved in Georgia is more than evident at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty as well! The training, support, and tools offered to their agents is fantastic, and made my move to this new brokerage easy!”

Before becoming a Realtor, Jessica revamped and opened salons as a Business Development Consultant in Atlanta, GA. In this role, Jessica worked as a direct liaison between Marketing and PR Firms and the salons that were remodeled and updated – including event planning for the openings, managing continuing education for employees, and working closely with the salon’s owners during this process.

In addition to this, Jessica has also worked in administrative and managerial roles – for over eighteen years – in companies ranging from non-profits to large corporations. Working in these fields, Jessica has gained experience in organization, event planning, marketing, public relations, project administration, customer service and especially in sales. Jessica knows that her attention to detail and problem-solving skills gained through these jobs are sure to help her in her career as a Realtor.

When not working, Jessica loves cooking, quilting, bike riding, and singing. In addition to this, Jessica enjoys homesteading – growing her own garden, foraging, making everything from scratch, and more!

“We are excited to announce that Jessica is joining the Florida Network Realty family! Joining us from Georgia Properties, Jessica’s transition into working as a Realtor in Northeast Florida is natural – she’s a great fit! We are happy she has joined our company, and are excited to see her success in real estate,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Jessica can be reached by phone at 754.208.6521 or at Jessica.Allard@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: JAllard.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 SERGE NIKOLICH

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

“I am excited to welcome Serge to the Beaches office of Florida Network Realty! Although newly licensed, Serge has a strong background working in Marketing. This work experience will help Serge easily transition into his career as a Realtor, and I feel confident he will succeed in her career in real estate,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Serge can be reached by phone at 904.999.7880 or at Serge.Nikolich@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: SNikolich.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office is located at 375-1 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233.