Leona DeCastro

REALTOR®

Leona DeCastro

Hidden Hills Office

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®

(904) 710-2163 – Mobile
(904) 641-9522 – Office
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Leona DeCastro - Watson Real Estate

Leona DeCastro brought with her to Watson Realty Corporation her experience as the Mortgage Area Specialist with Fleet National Bank in Bristol, Rhode Island covering Tiverton, Warren, Bristol and Newport.  Leona moved to Jacksonville (1983) to assist her parents run a Dunkin' Donuts franchise which then was left to both her and her husband Manny to run.  They then in turn self-developed four other franchise locations and successfully sold them in 2005. During this period of time she and Manny raised two sons MJ and Joshua who are now married and have blessed the family with five grandchildren.  Latter 2005 she joined Watson Realty Corp. bringing with her good work ethics, high integrity and having strong principals which has brought her great success working with the Watson family of agents over the past 13 years. Leona was taught by her Portuguese family to strive to do her best, no matter what job she was undertaking.  Their motto: “always reach to succeed!”  Leona provides complete customer satisfaction with her three steps to success that she follows:  caring, listening and following through.  She understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful and is often referred to by her customers as the "Hammer" providing her customers with the upmost direct approach and customer satisfaction.   Leona’s easy-going and fun personality will definitely make the experience as pleasurable as possible. Her goal is to make sure her customer’s needs are met and to save them time and money.  By accomplishing that, they have both succeeded!

Spoken Languages
  • Portuguese
Designations
  • Five Star
  • REALTOR®
  • SRES
Awards
  • Gold Pinnacle Club
  • President's Club
  • Silver Pinnacle Award

Leona DeCastro brought with her to Watson Realty Corporation her experience as the Mortgage Area Specialist with Fleet National Bank in Bristol, Rhode Island covering Tiverton, Warren, Bristol and Newport.  Leona moved to Jacksonville (1983) to assist her parents run a Dunkin' Donuts franchise which then was left to both her and her husband Manny to run.  They then in turn self-developed four other franchise locations and successfully sold them in 2005. During this period of time she and Manny raised two sons MJ and Joshua who are now married and have blessed the family with five grandchildren.  Latter 2005 she joined Watson Realty Corp. bringing with her good work ethics, high integrity and having strong principals which has brought her great success working with the Watson family of agents over the past 13 years. Leona was taught by her Portuguese family to strive to do her best, no matter what job she was undertaking.  Their motto: “always reach to succeed!”  Leona provides complete customer satisfaction with her three steps to success that she follows:  caring, listening and following through.  She understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful and is often referred to by her customers as the "Hammer" providing her customers with the upmost direct approach and customer satisfaction.   Leona’s easy-going and fun personality will definitely make the experience as pleasurable as possible. Her goal is to make sure her customer’s needs are met and to save them time and money.  By accomplishing that, they have both succeeded!

Spoken Languages
  • Portuguese
Designations
  • Five Star
  • REALTOR®
  • SRES
Awards
  • Gold Pinnacle Club
  • President's Club
  • Silver Pinnacle Award
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Leona was exceptional in her service and she was very proactive at every stage of the sale. In addition to Leona’s great service she made me laugh each time we spoke which made the experience great for me. Watson could use more agents like Leona! Regards,Mike 

Michael Shabla

Leona was exceptional in her service and she was very proactive at every stage of the sale. In addition to Leona’s great service she made me laugh each time we spoke which made the experience great for me. Watson could use more agents like Leona! Regards,Mike 

Michael Shabla

Hi Leona, Here is the testimonial    We first met Leona when she knocked on our door and said she heard we were going to sell our home.  Having a background as a real estate agent and broker, I was impressed with her for being willing to do a cold call by knocking on our door.  We needed a good real estate agent, and in talking to Leona we became convinced she was not only a good agent, but an exceptional agent.  Here’s why.  She knew the real estate market in our area, she was affiliated with an excellent residential real estate company,  she offered us excellent advice on staging on the interior and landscaping on the exterior.  Above all else my wife and I were convinced that if she listed our home, she would give us the advice we needed to economically maximize our home’s appeal.     When the house was ready and properly staged., we listed our home at near the top of the market price for our area.  Leona had the Watson office caravan our home on a Tuesday morning had an open house event on the weekend and then----Two weeks later we had two full price offers, one buyer with all cash and the other buyer with a conventional loan offer with a significant down payment.  Within 30 after listing our home with Leona the our home was closed and the moving truck was loaded.   Steve and Mahala Wright 8/16/2019 

Steve Wright
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Leona was exceptional in her service and she was very proactive at every stage of the sale. In addition to Leona’s great service she made me laugh each time we spoke which made the experience great for me. Watson could use more agents like Leona! Regards,Mike 

Michael Shabla

Leona was exceptional in her service and she was very proactive at every stage of the sale. In addition to Leona’s great service she made me laugh each time we spoke which made the experience great for me. Watson could use more agents like Leona! Regards,Mike 

Michael Shabla

Hi Leona, Here is the testimonial    We first met Leona when she knocked on our door and said she heard we were going to sell our home.  Having a background as a real estate agent and broker, I was impressed with her for being willing to do a cold call by knocking on our door.  We needed a good real estate agent, and in talking to Leona we became convinced she was not only a good agent, but an exceptional agent.  Here’s why.  She knew the real estate market in our area, she was affiliated with an excellent residential real estate company,  she offered us excellent advice on staging on the interior and landscaping on the exterior.  Above all else my wife and I were convinced that if she listed our home, she would give us the advice we needed to economically maximize our home’s appeal.     When the house was ready and properly staged., we listed our home at near the top of the market price for our area.  Leona had the Watson office caravan our home on a Tuesday morning had an open house event on the weekend and then----Two weeks later we had two full price offers, one buyer with all cash and the other buyer with a conventional loan offer with a significant down payment.  Within 30 after listing our home with Leona the our home was closed and the moving truck was loaded.   Steve and Mahala Wright 8/16/2019 

Steve Wright

We were extremely happy with Andria's and Leona's services! They took the stress out of this potentially very stressful process of selling a home. They told us on their first visit: "Don't worry! We will take care of everything!" And they did! The pictures of their photographer were stunning! We  had a buyer under contract in less than one day after listing our home. We listed our home in mid December of 2017 and sold it (signed the contract) at the end of January 2018. Andria and Leona did everything to ensure a smooth process. Working with them was terrific! We highly recommend them!!!

JMRMM

Selling and/or buying a home is usually a very stressful time due to the multitude of details and different variables that are part of each process. My experience with Leona was by far the best I’ve had. She made the experience very easy and rewarding. Her attention to detail and relentless  attitude to make sure every aspect of the process was handled with urgency made me feel informed and comfortable at all times. Her communication with me was consistent and her experience was instrumental in all preparations to sell my house and buying my new one. In summary, Leona was a true professional and delivered results far above my expectations. She listed my house and had 5 offers in 48 Hours. Also assisted me with finding a new home which was exactly what we were looking for and made sure our buying experience was nothing short than exceptional.

J. Negron

Very friendly and very knowledgeable! Couldn’t ask for anyone better! Saw a home and closed in less than 40 days! Leona and team were very helpful. Will definitely recommend to friends and family or use again in the future

mzksturk

I moved to a new location, knew nothing about the place, and bought and moved in les than two months. The experience was awesome. I'd recommend this team to anyone looking.

bsturk510

Bought our 1st Home and our 2nd Home with this Team and Could Not Be Happier! They came highly recommend by a friend and they are the Only ones I have recommend to my friends and family. They Truly go above and beyond!

maddeusdoggeus

They are the best!! I have had the pleasure of using the DeCastro and Erickson Team for 2 home purchases and just recently sold a home. They provided all the services I needed and selected the best lender, surveyor etc...I am more than happy with their services and will use them again and again. I  also refer family, friends and anyone looking to buy or sell.

ksenior9

The team found us the perfect new home, negotiated a great price, advised and assisted with obtaining the mortgage including spending time after hours scanning and emailing documents. They staged our old home, suggested appropriate servicemen to fix what needed to be fixed, even buying blooming plants to brighten the yard. The Decastro and Erickson Team definitely worked overtime on our behalf to effect a quick sale of our old home at a good price so we didn’t have to carry two mortgages.

user0299342

Great communicator and superb attention to detail. Understood the market and worked hard to do all they can to represent you in a top-notch fashion. Leona was by far the best agent I have dealt with so far. She was enthusiastic throughout the process. Definitely will recommend. 

J. Negron

Mrs. DeCastro was very nice, on point, and always available. Very professional!

T. Alexandre

They are a great team to work with! Reliable, dependable, always available for our needs. We’ve developed a friendship out of it. Always willing to go the extra mile for us! We had a wonderful experience and would recommend them to friends/family/anyone. 

M. Fisher

Andria and Leona provided professional service and spent hours to assist us with our home search and mortgage needs. 

H. Malone

Amazing amazing amazing! By far and away, the best in this business. They have a knowledge base that far surpass most agents I have ever met. If they don't know, they have contacts who do. Their connections with everyone in the industry make them a hard team to beat. They are honest to a fault!  They won't put you in a house that they themselves wouldn't put their own families in. They treat YOU like their family, working around the clock, fighting your fights, easing your stress, dealing with contracts and negotiations and everything else! In both selling AND buying, they truly are the best combination of agents and are one of a kind. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with them and I will never have a desire to use any other set of agents!

M. Warren

We had a great experience with the listing and preparation of my home at Ashley Manner. The DeCastro and Erickson Team staged the home quite tasefully and we had several offers the first day of listing and accepted a full listing offer the next day. They were also very helpful with coordinating  the minor list of requested repairs.

D. Lluberas

My husband and me used the DeCastro and Erickson team for both a home purchase and home sale. They are both professional and knowledgeable. They took the stress out of the process. I would gladly recommend them to anyone.

kdashabliss

Leona and Andria were a pleasure to work with. They helped us buy our new house and sell our old. From putting in a last minute offer on the new house and helping stage our old house, we couldn't thank them enough! We are thankful for all of their help!

K. Henry

Leona provides excellent knowledge and support!

R. Steffek

They went over and above our expectations, and even staged our house. Excellent job!

J. Graves

Very willing to help us with all our needs and worked well with our realtor in Sarasota. 

T. & S. Pickul

Leona and Andria were wonderful. They met us last minute and helped us to make an offer quickly and efficiently. 

C. Van Deusen

They were efficient and professional; always available when I needed to speak to them. They were excellent! 

J. Thompson

Extremely satisfied with the service, they handled all the details and had good communication. 

G. Meadors

They are so kind and relational. They do whatever it takes to sell the home and make the process easy, going above and beyond to serve their clients. 

C. Jackson

Leona was a true professional and went above and beyond on our behalf. It was wonderful personal service! Five stars!

R. Grant

They are the absolute best! We used them to buy and then sell our first home. This team will bend over backwards to help you accomplish your goal. They are so relational and on top of everything that needs done. I honestly cannot recommend them enough!!! I wouldn't want to use any other realtor  team!

C. Evans

Professional, compassionate, and kept my stress level low throughout the process. 

K. Hoffman

They were very professional! They kept us informed on the status of our home and were available to answer questions. They always kept us informed and always returned our calls if we had questions. 

R. Stewart

They’re the best! Friendly and always available. Drove all over two counties to help me find my new home. They could do nothing to improve, Andria and Leona are amazing!

F. Allison

The team not only did an amazing job, they stepped in to assist and do the buyer's agent's job when there were difficulties with the buyer's financing. They went far above and beyond and would highly recommend this team.

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This team was always there when I needed them. They answered every question I had and were extremely fast in their replies. They worked really hard to find a home for us and I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a home

J. Powers

These two professionals promptly returned calls and kept me in the loop each step of the way. They exhibited professionalism and a down-to-earth personal touch.

D. Dowling

Very well versed in the local market and trends. Responded to all questions and addressed all concerns. Patient and flexible. Completed a sale with profit without ever meeting in person. Sale completed within 90days of listing

M. Dodds

I sold my home with Andria and Leona’s help and I couldn’t have been happier with the job they did. Throughout the entire process they were professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. They help me understand the process thoroughly and answered (honestly and candidly) every dumb question I could come up with. They definitely listened to me and explained every potential point of concern; at no point did I feel any pressure to accept an offer on my home that wasn’t perfect. I quickly came to trust their instincts completely after they reviewed a couple different offers with me and explained the pros and cons of each. They were always available when I would email or phone with questions, and were more than happy to provide answers to any question that I had. In such a competitive market as Jacksonville this kind of availability was crucial. Once I received the best offer; Andria & Leona’s team was invaluable in helping me prepare all the documents needed to close. They kept in constant communication with the buyer’s agent which made the closing go off without a hitch. Without their help I would not have been able to sell my house. In addition to Andria & Leona, every other Watson Realty employee I worked with was equally professional and knowledgeable.

M. Hosea

Guided me through the sale of a rental property. Provided expertise to make the house attractive to buyers. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the market.

L. Pusey

We have bought 2 houses and sold one with this team and they were amazing, patient and professional. Leona was there whenever we needed her and answered every phone call in minutes. Highly recommend +++

user7544341

Leona helped us find the perfect house to make our home!! She kept us updated through the whole process and made sure we were satisfied with every aspect of the house. She went above and beyond every expectation we had!

A. Tookes

My wife and I really loved the attention, professionalism and energy this team applied to our home search. Everyone should be so lucky, and if not, find these talented agents!

brucebradley

Appointments, contracts, information messaging and showings were performed promptly, thoroughly and courteously; Arrangements and appointments with the DeCastro & Erickson Team were always accommodating and convenient mutually to suit our schedules. The selling experience with this team was a  pleasure. Ted Schneider

ted.schneider46

If there is a Realtor Hall of Fame I nominate Andria Erickson to be in it! Not only did she help us Short sell our home, but I was so impressed with her professionalism and overall grace and kindness that I referred 3 other Navy families to her after they had all been transferred out of state and  needed to Short Sell their homes too. Literally within a few weeks of each house being listed, it had a Buyer! Andria does her due diligence and knows exactly what price to list at that it will attract attention but not insult the bank and everyone can walk away a winner. Not only does she know what she's doing professionally, but personally she is a wonderful person and truly cares. I have honestly never had the pleasure of meeting her since we first started working together in the Spring of 2012, we were already in Virginia and our home in Florida when another friend referred me to Andria. Thru emails, texts and phone calls she "held my hand" and took me thru the process. She also had a pest company come in and eradicate a flea problem from my renter, she contracted someone to mow my grass and she deep cleaned the house to get it presentable to Buyers. It blew my mind all the extra measures she would take, especially for someone she had never met. That is why I think the world of her and have and will continue to refer her to my friends!!! While I did not have any interaction with her partner Leona, I know she was working hard for me to too and it was so appreciated! Thank you ladies!!

bluiz818

Andria and Leona were truly a great working team. We were not the typical clients and it took us an extraordinary amount of time to decide on a home. Dispite numerous obstacles with the closing process, Andria went above and beyond to assist in getting the deal done. We love our new home thanks to  them!

Brian Lasoff




Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $250K in East Arlington, Jacksonville, FL.




Andria and Leona were truly a great working team. We were not the typical clients and it took us an extraordinary amount of time to decide on a home. Dispite numerous obstacles with the closing process, Andria went above and beyond to assist in getting the deal done. We love our new home thanks to  them!
 

Brian Lasoff

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