Shearwater launches real estate agent certification program

Program features special guest Phong Nguyen, division manager for the Transportation Department of St. Johns County


Shearwater, the new master-planned residential community on County Road 210, held its first Shearwater Living Certification Program at its Kayak Club amenity center. More than 170 real estate agents registered to take part in the inaugural event.

The event included an overview of the community’s lifestyle programming and amenities and a presentation by keynote speaker Phong Nguyen, division manager for St. Johns County’s Transportation Department, on the latest infrastructure improvements coming to the area. 

“There are several benefits to being Shearwater Living Certified,” said Angela Tharp, broker associate with Watson Realty Corp. St. Johns County and newly certified agent. “You are the first to know about the latest news and events in the community and it sets you apart from others in the industry.”

Shearwater provides certified agents with exclusive benefits and resources, including Shearwater certification concierge wherein a staff member provides agents with personal service, a private landing page for materials, professional photos and event information and early access to Shearwater’s keynote speaker events, which feature local officials and influencers discussing issues affecting St. Johns County and its real estate market.

During the two-hour certification program, real estate agents gained key insight from guest speaker Phong Nguyen on the transportation and infrastructure projects impacting the area, such as the progress on State Road 9B connector to St. Johns Parkway and the CR2209 south extension.

Shearwater plans to host additional Shearwater Living Certification programs this year for interested real estate agents.

Those interested in learning more about Shearwater can visit the amenities information center, open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Model homes by David Weekley Homes, Lennar, Richmond American Homes and MasterCraft Builder Group are available for tours any day of the week. D.S. Ware Homes and Drees Homes will soon have model homes available to tour in Shearwater’s new gated neighborhood, The Woodlands. To learn more about Shearwater, visit