Watson Realty Corp

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Watson Realty Corp Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
16 Reviews
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    Watson Realty Corporation a home builder, provider, Community developer,Cooperative professional training, Networks etc.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistic Engineering Management in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Logistic Engineering Management in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Watson Realty Corp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a Community Developer, the concern of residents well being from home and shelter provisions, Job and Financial income based dependencies, support Professional trades and assistances oprovided for continue education to Residents

    Cons

    As to support of manufacturing of goods in-house within County, there are some industrial relational in performances despite the dependencies in some export products that we can not bypass are areas of which new emphasis are being placed as to be more localized industrial wise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Effective leadership have been via the benefits of group performances; in Real Estate many professions come to state of need of which buying and selling as to trading for best equity often are desiding factors of property transferes and exchanges, Durable materials that will have long term effective are always questions of best to use for foundation of area access of population with constant averaged group family. I am sure the grouped owner operator guarantorsip thus keep the business in its momentum.

    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good experience with poor management.

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

    I worked at Watson Realty Corp

    Pros

    It was my first corporate opportunity fresh from college.

    Cons

    Ineffective, and confusing management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you hire people who are trained for the positions they filled, heed their advice.

  3.  

    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

    I have been working at Watson Realty Corp

    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
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  5.  

    What a new agent should know

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

    I have been working at Watson Realty Corp as a contractor

    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
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    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

    I have been working at Watson Realty Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  7.  

    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

    I have been working at Watson Realty Corp as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    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
  8.  

    Didn't Waste My Time

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

    I worked at Watson Realty Corp full-time (less than an year)

    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
  9.  

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

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

    I have been working at Watson Realty Corp

    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
  10.  

    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

    I have been working at Watson Realty Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I have been working at Watson Realty Corp full-time (more than 8 years)

    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

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