Ryan Nix was recently appointed to lead the Beaches office of Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty after serving as director of market development for the Avondale office.
Can you please briefly tell us about your background?
My entire career has been highly focused within two industries: marketing/advertising and real estate. After 15 years of helping local business owners and developers with their marketing and advertising, I became very excited about helping my wife and I find our first home. It was difficult for us to find a great agent at that time. I realized that my work ethic and helpful personality were perfect for this industry, and I quickly obtained the necessary licenses and started my business. After working as a realtor for 15 years, management opportunities were presented to me and I have found this to be one of the most rewarding periods in my career.
What are your goals in your new role?
I am very excited to provide support to each realtor and top producing agent in the Ponte Vedra office. Support comes in many forms at Coldwell Banker Vanguard, be it working with an agent to develop his or her business plan, continuing education opportunities, marketing services and career coaching. We all perform at our very best for different reasons, and I thrive on helping agents reach and surpass their goals by helping them take advantage of all we have to offer at Coldwell Banker Vanguard. In addition to my role with current agents, an important part of my position is to attract smart and talented professionals who are looking for the highest level of training, marketing and business support that is only available here at Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty.
What are some of the trends you’re seeing in real estate in the Beaches market?
The Beaches area is the most competitive market in Northeast Florida. Our agents have found that being able to build trust quickly makes a big difference in having success in finding the right home. There are many short-term and long-term investors competing for the same homes as our empty nesters or first-time home buyers. It is HOT, and your agent better be HOT too or you may not get the home you really wanted.
You’ve lived in the Jacksonville area since 1993. What are the biggest changes you’ve seen here over the past 25 years?
We’ve seen tremendous growth and changes to our infrastructure over the past 25 years with the Better Jacksonville Plan in place. The continued revitalization the city is experiencing will continue to have a positive effect year after year. People are moving to Jacksonville from around the country and in the past five years, the influx of new residents from other cities in Florida has been increasingly evident. Realtors who were top producers 25 years ago have begun to “pass the torch,” and we are experiencing tremendous growth as a company because our resources and training have empowered our agents to earn more than their fair share of the business created in our vibrant market.
What do you enjoy most about living on the First Coast?
As an avid fisherman and conservationist, I am very much at home in Northeast Florida. We have more navigable water than any other city, and access to this wonderful resource makes Jacksonville a great place to live. Our weather is beautiful, and the sense of community is very strong in all parts of Northeast Florida. If you talk to most anyone about where they live in our region, many of them will provide great examples of why. Jacksonville has a great economy, great job opportunities and many fun things to do with friends and family.
What do you like to do in your free time?
First and foremost, I love spending time with my wife and my three boys. As a business owner, it is very important to find a work-life balance and that is always a top priority for me. I love relaxing at Atlantic Beach Country Club with our friends and family. We have raised our children at the beach and whether we are fishing, surfing, bicycling or just relaxing in a chair watching our 3-year-old wear himself out chasing birds, the beaches are one of our favorite activities.