Hi, my name is Will Vasana. As a local area expert in Jacksonville Florida, I offer the highest level of professional services, luxury condo savvy, extensive residential experience, and intensive knowledge about Jacksonville neighborhoods and the overall market in the pre-construction and luxury development.
I was awarded 2022 Best Real Estate Agents in Jacksonville by Expertise.com. I was voted Winner of 2019-2021 Best Real Estate Agents in Jacksonville by LocalBest.com, 2018 Top 5 Agents in Jacksonville by LocalBest.com and 2016 Top 3 Real Estate Agents in Jacksonville by ThreeBestRated.com. I received "Humanitarian Award 2006" from NEFAR for community service and Tsunami volunteer work in Southeast Asia. I was named "Outstanding Newcomer of the Year 2004" out of 5,426 Realtors® by Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® (NEFAR). I was voted FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent in 2007, 2009-2011, 2013-2023 out of 19,245 realtors in the market and based on 19,000 recent homebuyers suvey in Jacksonville conducted by Crescendo Business Service, a national independent research firm. High visibility for me means high impact for your property search or listing.
I specialize in residential homes, condominiums, waterfront properties and new construction homes in Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties. I can assist you with properties in family neighborhoods, gated communities, golf and country club, beach condos and marina communities including estate homes and mansions, with dockage for the boating and yachting enthusiasts. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Northeast Florida, I can give you my undivided attention.
As a recognized top producer, I bring the advanced marketing expertise, proprietary database and network of influentials to your buying or selling transaction in Florida's First Coast. I've made it my business to know anything that can influence the purchase, value and saleability of your home, from the intricacies of Jacksonville's luxury home and condo properties, to changing market trends and developments, and important legal conditions, like foreign sellers' and buyers' regulations subject to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA).
In my real estate career I have earned several distinguished designations including the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation which is awarded to members who offer advanced expertise to global clients and have global perspective and distinct understanding of international buyers. The CIPS Network comprises of only 2,000 real estate professionals from nearly 60 countries and is the specialty membership group for global business practitioners of the National Association of REALTORS®. The CIPS designation prepares REALTORS® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, and legal issues. To earn the CIPS designation, REALTOR® must complete rigorous coursework devoted to learning cultural differences and international business practices, and must prove achievement in international real estate transactions.
The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation from the Council of Residential Specialists recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. It is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 4% or 40,000 Realtors nationwide have earned the credential.
The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) is a nationally recognized professional real estate designation. The GRI is a real estate industry designation similar to various industry designations such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Senior Escrow Officer (CSEO), Charter Life Underwriter (CLU), and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). The GRI designation is considered the nation's number one real estate designation, which can only be earned after successfully completing a rigorous educational program. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.
A REALTOR® with the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification understands the specific needs and timetables of U.S. service members and their families and veterans, making the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful; has the knowledge and skills for working with veterans and active duty military members to ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible; and helps their clients find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support that are available.
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) is awarded only to REALTORS® who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions. They also draw upon the expertise of a network of senior specialists, such as estate planners, CPAs, and eldercare lawyers, and are familiar with local community resources and services. Their mission is to help seniors and their families navigate the maze of financial, legal and emotional challenges that accompany the sale of a long-held family home.
A Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today's market, specifically short sales.
Certified Probate Real Estate Specialists have been specially trained by MTI Education on the process of selling real estate through the probate process. Probate is a court-regulated and often complicated series of steps that must be carefully monitored and managed. Legal deadlines are unforgiving, the documentation is very unique and the courts oversight must be adhered to throughout the marketing, negotiation and escrow periods. A Realtor with the prestigious CPRES designation is in high demand and understands the unique complications, the time-sensitive process, and adheres to the the best practices necessary to navigate the potentially treacherous transaction to completion and help the estate realize a win-win-win transaction.
A Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) program is recognized by the National Association of Realtors as the premier educational tool to teach Realtors how to work effectively with complicated transactions involving foreclosures, short sales, properties at auction, and bank-owned properties.
A REALTOR® with the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures, direct distressed sellers to finance, tax and legal professionals, qualify sellers for short sales, develop a short sale package, negotiate with lenders, limit risk and protect the buyers.
The e-PRO certification program helps Realtors master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today and increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.
Prior to a real estate career, I served as Director of Marketing, IT and E-commerce Manager for Fortune 100 companies, including Time Warner and Comcast Cable. I graduated from the University of Tampa in Florida with an MBA in Marketing (1995) and MBA in Finance (1997). I studied arts and foreign languages, including Italian, German, Chinese, and Japanese. My ethnic background is Thai and an early interest in Chinese classical literature led me to the study of feng shui for over two decades. I have been practicing real estate in Florida and traditional feng shui for several years. I continue to work as a real estate professional, as well as carrying out feng shui consultations for a range of high-profile professional and company clients.
I'm a Realtor with Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty. Founded in 1983, Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the world's largest real estate company by agent count, with more than 1,000 offices and 180,000 associates across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States.
Fast Company has named Keller Williams the #1 Most Innovative Real Estate Company in 2019. Keller Williams was ranked as the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world on the Training Top 125 in 2017 and 2015 and held the No. 2 spot in 2016 and 2014.
We work with hundreds of brokers across the globe to identify homes for executives relocating to Florida First Coast, and buyers for executives departing the area. We can help you relocate anywhere in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day, you need a professional that understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the game.
I listen to your needs. I can help you find a home that meets your requirements and help you obtain financing to buy it. If you or someone you know is moving to the Greater Jacksonville area, just call or e-mail me with the names and addresses and I'll send them material about our community, homes and property.
Because I'm totally immersed in my profession, I can often find you information that you might not be able to locate otherwise. For example, I frequently know of homes that are coming on the market before they are advertised. This can be particularly useful if you are looking for a home in a highly desirable location. Often these homes will be sold almost before they are advertised. Having a good agent can save you a lot of disappointment.
I know that we will find the right house for you and your family. Please remember that if new construction is the path you decide on, my services can still be of value in that process. There are numerous issues that come up in the building of a house and having an advocate to iron out difficulties can reduce the stress that you and your family may encounter. As with the purchase of a pre-owned home, you do not incur the costs of my services. This will still default to the seller or builder and working alone does not result in any savings to you. Builders are well aware that purchasers will be working with realtors and welcome the assistance in this process. I continue to search the MLS for properties that may meet your families needs.
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Contact me with confidence! I guarantee your privacy will be respected. As your trusted, professional real estate partner, I will help you find the best home in your area within your price range. And together we will sell your home, for as much as the market will bear, and as quickly as possible.
Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest events in your life. You deserve a professional real estate agent who you can count on and produce the results you need. I have the experience and track record you are looking for. Please let me help.