Watson Realty celebrates 50th anniversary


Watson Realty Corp., a Jacksonville-based real estate services provider serving Florida and South Georgia, celebrated its 50th anniversary last month on Dec. 16, 2015.

William A. Watson, Jr., the company’s Chairman of the Board and founder, graduated from Stetson University, majoring in real estate and insurance. He began with a small office in Jacksonville in 1965 and dreamed of a people-oriented company sensitive to the needs and concerns of its customers. With this philosophy and the talent to recruit top managers and sales associates, Watson grew the company into the top privately-owned real estate firm in Florida, according to REAL Trends 2015.

“Our anniversary speaks for itself and demonstrates Watson Realty’s commitment to legendary quality of service care for our customers,” Watson said in a news release. “It’s a good place to be when you’re known as the real estate company to contact for handling all real estate needs. I am proud and honored to be associated with each of our Realtors and part of the Watson team.”

Since its founding, Watson Realty Corp. has grown to encompass 1,300 plus sales associates, 450 employees and 47 sales offices, all united as a team. Watson Realty Corp. has also established several affiliate offices including Watson Mortgage Corp., Watson Title Services, Watson Title Services of Northeast Florida Inc., Watson Commercial Realty Inc., Watson School of Real Estate, Watson Referral Realty Inc., Watson Property Management, Watson Maintenance Services and Watson Relocation Services.

For more information about Watson Realty Corp., visit www.watsonrealtycorp.com.