Leek met with Vice President and Division Manager Gary Zalepa Jr. of Royal LePage Real Estate Services – Johnston and Daniel Division. The meeting was beneficial to Leek as she learned about the latest news and information about the Canadian real estate market from Zalepa.
Leek discovered that Watson Realty Corp.™ and Royal LePage operate in a similar manner in that they offer many services all under one roof, including a mortgage company and a construction division.
For her other Canadian visit, Leek met with another fellow LeadingRE member, Sally McGarr, owner of Sally McGarr Realty Corp. Leek and McGarr discussed real estate trends in Northeast Florida and Niagara, as well as interest rates in both areas, and how the Ontario banking system works. McGarr, who visited Jacksonville, Fla. more than 30 years prior, shared fond memories of her trip with Leek.
Leek took pictures at both visits, which are posted on her business Facebook page in effort to advertise the international connections that Watson Realty Corp. has abroad. Both Canadian hosts, Zalepa and McGarr, agreed to do the same.
In addition to trusted referrals, members of the network provide exceptional marketing advantages and knowledge to their buyers and sellers. Watson Realty Corp. (http://www.WatsonRealtyCorp.com) is honored to be a founding member of LeadingRE (http://www.LeadingRE.com) and a three-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award.
Gary Zalepa Jr. serves on the Canadian Real Estate Association Board of Directors as the chairperson of the MLS® Technology Council (MTC). Zalepa believes that organized real estate is at the threshold of a very rewarding moment of change.
Sally McGarr is a Broker of Record, and has been a licensed Realtor® since 1982. McGarr started her own office in 1988 and has had a very active career in the real estate industry from all aspects of the business.
Katrina Leek has been a Realtor® with Watson Realty Corp.™ for three years. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Leek retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. Visit http://KatrinaLeek.WatsonRealtyCorp.com or call (904) 945-5610 for more information. The Watson Realty Corp. Fleming Island office is located at 4729 US 17 S. in Orange Park, Fla.