Watson Realty Corp

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Watson Realty Corp Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
14 Reviews

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    A Strong Market Leader in the Real Estate Industry with an Unsurpassed Commitment to Legendary Customer Service.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The market share, name recognition, family of services - which include; Heating & Air, Electrical, Plumbing, Title, Mortgage, General Contracting, Commercial, and Property Management. The affiliation with LeadingRE, of which only the top independent RE firms can be affiliated with affords for one of the most dynamic compilation of firms under one umbrella. Their 50 years in the business signifies stability, combine that with name recognition, it helps associates build their business and establish their own reputation. Training is consistent and they have a strong commitment to providing as much training to their associates as the associate is willing to absorb! Great leadership and culture.

    Cons

    Technology is slowly coming along, some recent tools are state of the art and exciting, other are old and/or cumbersome. Implementation of change is slow. Printers are in excess and unimpressive, they have black & White printers, color printers, separate fax/copiers - All of these should be combined in to one unit that can produce better quality and more diverse pieces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult with the feet on the street when choosing tools. Survey more, and ask more questions of the front line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    What a new agent should know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agent
    Current Employee - Agent

    Pros

    Watson is the market leader in central/north Florida. They have great name recognition and over 30 offices, and offer an array of additional services.

    Cons

    They do not provide mentoring or leads, and their training consists of lectures and power point slides, mainly focused on protecting Watson from liability in the form of agent errors. New agents need to know they are on their own in any success they will have and prospecting should be their highest priority which is totally on their shoulders to learn and initiate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more active role in the business growth of new agents. Their ability to hang on and generate business will diminish the need for such a dependance on recruiting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    World-Class Leader in Sales and Lifelong Customer Relationships

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Market Share Leader for 50 Years. Founded on tradition but focused and committed to the future. Strong moral and ethical leadership and values. Amazing staff and agents.

    Cons

    Not a CON but a need... Large organization that is still growing and expanding in a very dynamic marketplace. Continual need for strong salespeople, support staff, and future focused leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to seek out and hire the right people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Watson has the greatest market share for a reason

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Associate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Real Estate Associate in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    The company has been around for nearly 50 years, run with the same integrity it was back then. Mr. Watson is a leader in the industry.

    Cons

    Some people associate longevity with staleness so you have to overcome that impression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be afraid to toot your own horn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Didn't Waste My Time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has a good training program.

    Cons

    The broker did not show any support any of the new agents. The commission structure is a lot lower then other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To support their agents. I was only with Watson for a few months because there was not a support structure for their new agents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Stable and secure company with long standing history of success in assisting home sellers and buyers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Integrity and reputation of founder, number one market share. Ability to weather down markets successfully. Diverse Family of Services affiliates (mortgage, title, home improvement, property management) help close real estate transactions.

    Cons

    Size and organization of company sometimes contributes to delays in implementing proactive strategies to meet current and future market challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on all segments of agent needs in technology, training and marketing. Be open to additional innovation and creativity while maintaining quality customer service. Allocate resources to ensure market share is maintained and improved, based on the quality of the agent in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Associate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Real Estate Associate in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    A strong independent real estate company with good name recognition

    Cons

    The company is unknown by people outside of the area... no national identity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your staff and sales associates more and show it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    One of the best real estate brokers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Realtor in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    The education and support are unmatched by any other real estate company in Jacksonville

    Cons

    Commission structure needs to be addressed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit the commission structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Real Estate Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor  in  Fleming Island, FL
    Current Employee - Realtor in Fleming Island, FL

    Pros

    Top industry performer

    Access to all necessary resources for success including office space, phones, marketing tools and lead generation opportunities.

    Awesome training with close ongoing support

    Cons

    Very long hours, but that is the nature of the business.
    Pays a lower percentage split to agents than most of the competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and continue to emulate Mr. Watson's tremendous work ethic and enthusiasm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    This is an old company that needs to catch up with the times, especially in a down market.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    My dislike is for the upper management, but my boss (office broker) was awesome and we got along great. He was funny, pleasant, and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    The company starts their administrative staff off at an extremely low salary and it remains low. It was barely enough to pay for really crappy benefits they offered. Good things I had them from my spouse's company. The overall feeling/image that is perceived is that this company is outdated when it comes to its staff, decor in its offices, and in their policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit treating the Executive Assistants in your offices like secretaries. Seriously, what company owner in this decade, still requires their Assistant to wear a blazer with shoulder pads anymore?

    Doesn't Recommend

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