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Experience World-Class Golf Every Day at The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village

Misty morning KingBear smHomeowners at St. Johns County master-planned golf community The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village enjoy world-class golf right in their backyards every day, with two award-winning golf courses, the King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire.

Nestled between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Fla., World Golf Village offers 36 holes of golf, top notch practice facilities and delightful dining options. To top it off, homeowners at World Golf Village enjoy exclusive benefits with their membership at King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, with priority and reserved tee times, dining room and pro shop discounts, private clubhouse use privileges, play for cart fees only, VIP guest invitation to the Hall of Fame induction and invitation to member exclusive events, such as leagues, tournaments and social events.

King & Bear at World Golf Village is an 18-hole course featuring loblolly pines and open meadows on the front nine with 200-year-old live oaks complementing the back nine. The signature feature of this course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, is placid lakes edged with large coquina rock. King & Bear hosted the 2001 and 2002 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, a Champions Tour Event, as well as a Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf match between Palmer and Nicklaus in 2000. It has also hosted both The PGA Tour Qualifying School and The Champions Tour Qualifying School.

Slammer & Squire is an 18-hole course designed by Bobby Weed with design consultants “The Slammer” Sam Snead and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen. The course features two distinct nines with generous fairways, contoured greens, and plenty of water hazards along with impressive views of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The course was the host site of the Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, a Senior PGA Tour Event and currently hosts an array of other golf events such as the Legends Tour event, Handa Cup.

What sets the golf courses at World Golf Village apart from the others is that no detail has been overlooked, from the GPS-equipped golf carts to the iced towels and chilled apples on the first and tenth tees. The staff at both courses know every member by name and the courses are impeccably maintained to the highest standards. In addition, the courses are designed to keep players focused on the game, with no road crossings at Slammer & Squire and only one on King & Bear; and double and triple adjoining fairways that help minimize the impact of real estate on the courses.

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BHI Road Show Comes to Jacksonville

social media iconsThe real estate industry’s social media guru Carol Flammer returns to Jacksonville this week as part of the Builder Homesite, Inc. Road Show on Friday, October 9th. (Shhhh – don’t tell, but Friday is Carol’s birthday!)  Presented by Buildtopia, BHI and mRELEVANCE.

Are you getting qualified traffic through your door using the Internet, mobile devices and social networking?  As one of the Road Show’s fast-paced, expert presenters, Carol will present numerous case studies of how builders and developers are effectively using social media. Learn ways to netweave various social media applications to move your company forward.

Erik Cofield of BuildTopia will once again capture the attention of NEFBA SMC members as he leaps on stage and demonstrates how to manage leads like a super hero.

Not sure the Internet can make a difference? Check out the results achieved by Highland Homes in Lakeland, Florida and Atlanta-based Bowen Family Homes

To register, visit http://www.smcnefba.com/…. If you can’t make the date but would like to have Carol consult with your company or present a Social Media Lab, contact Carol Flammer at 770-383-3360 x20 or visit www.mRELEVANCE.com

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Sneak Peek Saturdays at World Golf Village

WGV Entrance smallPut it on your calendar. In less than two weeks, The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village will hold its first “Sneak Peek Saturday” at the community October 3rd. Prospective homebuyers, real estate agents and neighbors are invited to attend these open houses hosted by The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village staff the first Saturday of every month from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. The events will be held in different homes in different neighborhoods each month. Refreshments will be served in one home, registration for great prizes will be held in another home and attendees will be able to meet The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village staff, ask questions and get more information about the community in a relaxed and informal setting. At the first one, October 3rd, visitors will enjoy football-themed goodies and prizes in keeping with the increasingly exciting fall football season.

The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village is a masterplanned, golf course community in St. Johns County between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Sneak Peek Saturday visitors will able to visit the twenty neighborhoods from the $200,000s to $2 million within the community and are certain to find something that will suit their needs and preferences better than any other masterplanned community.

Sneak Peek Saturday visitors can pick up a map at the Davidson Realty office, which is at the main entrance to World Golf Village, or at the Gate House, which is at the entrance to the King & Bear golf course, three miles west of the main World Golf Village entrance.

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Davidson Realty Names August’s Top Producers

Davidson Logo RedNortheast Florida real estate company, Davidson Realty, Inc. recently announced their top three producers for August 2009 in three different categories. Dottie Lay was named Top Producer with the top number of closed listings and sales at $808,000 for the second month in a row. With 25 years of real estate experience it’s no wonder that she came in at the top. Lay specializes with first-time homeowners and distressed properties which means she works with properties that may be facing foreclosure. She was also named Top Sales Agent in the first quarter and Top Lister in the second quarter of this year by Davidson and continues to show dedication to the industry.

Jock Ochiltree was named the Top Sales Agent with the highest dollar volume of sales with sales close to $550,000. Ochiltree has gained a lifetime of experience working with golf communities, and he has developed a great love for the game. This has led him to specialize in golf communities. He also specializes in distressed properties too.

The Top Lister with the highest dollar volume of listings sold was Pauline Cake. Cake had two listings and one shared listing selling at $710,000. She has been with Davidson for seven years and her hard work has paid off as she has received this award multiple times. Cake is a Certified Distressed Property Expert and works with two other Davidson agents to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. She lives in and specializes in The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village.

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The Davidson Companies Named No. 2 Best Company To Work For in Florida

DR Staff 08 09Huge congrats to The Davidson Companies, which was recently named the number two best company to work for in Florida by Florida Trend magazine.

One-hundred companies were recognized. The rankings are the first statewide Best Companies list and appear in the August issue Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.

Companies that chose to participate in the Best Companies To Work For in Florida awards program underwent a two-part survey process, evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics and employee satisfaction.

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Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer Kicks Off Davidson Realty 2009 Speaker Series

Davidson Logo RedDavidson Realty is hosting a speaker series free and open to the public this Fall. Held on the second Thursday of each month at the company’s World Golf Village headquarters, the events include a complimentary wine and cheese social and an opportunity to learn about current issues and trends affecting the real estate industry and homeowners.

This month’s event kicked off the series with attorney and counselor at law Stephanie Harriett, P.L., who discussed estate planning, probate and elder law. Harriett explained some of the common issues she encounters in probate law, the process of  handling the property of a deceased individual and distributing property to its rightful heirs, including the different probate processes, home mortgages, homesteads and the significance of correct home titling, what to do if minors are involved in the process and the importance of a will.

The remaining programs are scheduled:

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Northeast Florida Golf Community Gets Social

World Golf Village FacebookSocial Media that is!  The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village has fully embraced social media marketing to help community staff and management, homeowners and homebuyers to connect in new ways.

The northeast Florida golf community’s social media presence includes popular online networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter; as well as real estate sites Trulia and ActiveRain.  World Golf Village has already seen a fantastic response, with close to 250 Facebook fans within two weeks of launching its page.

For more information about The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village, visit www.worldgolfrealestate.com, Fan them on Facebook www.Facebook.com/WorldGolfVillage or Follow them on Twitter www.Twitter.com/WorldGolfVillag.