My Goal for the Watson Realty, Putnam Office: My goal is to build an office of top producing agents who work hard for their customers while maintaining a team spirit second to none. I am always looking to add successful people to our team. Our office continues to be among the top offices in our area both listing properties and matching buyers with sellers. If you have ever considered a career in real estate, I encourage you to call me to find out why Watson Realty Corp. has continued to be the number one independently owned real estate company in our region for 50+ years. With our resources, training and name recognition you can build your real estate career with confidence.
My Career Path: My management background began in 1990 working in retail in Jacksonville, Florida. I obtained my real estate license in 2004 and searched out a company that I thought would give me the absolute best training in the industry. That led me to join Watson Realty Corp. In following with my career goals, I obtained my broker's license in 2006 and became the managing broker of the Watson Realty, Putnam County office in March of 2009. I continue to believe that great customer service is the number one reason that companies are able to stay in business and look for associates who keep this a top priority followed by education and training in all aspects of their field. We continue to build our office one customer at a time and one agent at a time offering more than 50 years of doing business THE WATSON WAY.
My Personal History: I grew up in a small town just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. I moved to the Jacksonville area in 1989 and the rest of my family soon followed. I found my way to beautiful Putnam County and San Mateo after meeting my husband. We are in the perfect spot to take day trips to anywhere that we enjoy visiting in Florida. Palatka and Putnam County have so much to offer including trails through the national or state forests, the beautiful St. Johns River, and the quaint shops in Palatka and Crescent City. Come for a visit... You'll decide to stay!
The agents and I look forward to sharing this great community and helping others find their way to great Florida living.
Introduction to Putnam County and the Palatka, Florida area…
Located in the bend of the St. Johns River, Palatka has played an important part of Florida’s history since the early 1800’s. The name originates from the Seminole-Creek name of Pilotaikata which translates to “boat crossing”. The city became a port of entry into the state and eventually a popular tourist destination in the early 1900’s. The mild weather brought many of the rich and famous to the area including Thomas Edison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, President Grover Cleveland, and Babe Ruth. Rev. Billy Graham is another notable figure who graced the shores of the St. Johns in Palatka.
Life in Putnam County, slow paced and relaxed. However, during the spring the county comes alive with festivals ranging from the Azalea Festival in March, to Crescent City’s Catfish Festival in April on to the famous Memorial weekend Blue Crab Festival in downtown Palatka. In between, people come to watch sailboats in the Mug Race or participate in various Bass Tournaments on the beautiful St. Johns.
Activities in your back yard and beyond. Putnam County offers many spots for recreational activities for all ages. Including Dunn’s Creek State Park, the Ravine Gardens State Park and the Rodman Reservoir. The Ocala National Forest and Welaka National Forest both offer hiking trails and great opportunities for bird watching. If you are looking for something else to do, it will not be far away. You will find Florida’s beaches and amusement parks within a short distance for day trips.
Moving forward. Putnam County implemented the Better Place Plan and has made improvements that impact everyone in the area, from improvements to local parks and community centers to a new Emergency Operations Center. Many of the historic buildings in Palatka that host visitors were included in the improvements. Many private homeowners have also refurbished their homes to their historic grandeur. Some, such as Fern Court’s owner, have opened their doors to you for overnight lodging and special occasions. Visit http://ferncourt.com for information on visiting this local Bed & Breakfast.
Watson Realty Corp. has found its way to Putnam County and has been successful in the area since 2004. Our agents are ready to meet your needs whether you are looking for a weekend fishing retreat, second home, riverfront retirement or a place to raise your family. Our area offers waterfront fly-in communities to horse ranches. Whatever lifestyle you are looking for, we can help you find it.
With several "Rookie of the Year" awards over the time this office opened, our training and coaching has helped build a successful office. Recognized in Watson Realty's North Central Region over the years for several production awards, our agents are building their careers to levels of success that they want for themselves as well as for their families. If you are looking for direction in building your real estate career to the next level, we may be the perfect fit for you! Our team works together to be successful while having fun. Take time to learn and time to enjoy your career and your family.
Call for a one on one meeting to see if Watson Realty's Putnam office is right for you 386-326-3500.