As a native Floridian, Karla Ryan has lived her entire life in Florida. She was born on the world's most famous beach in Daytona. She has grown up on the beach and in the hospitality industry, with her family owning a hotel directly on the ocean. After spending 18 years in Daytona Beach and learning the family business, she decided to study Hospitality Administration at Florida State University. In 1993, she moved to Orlando after graduation and accepted a job with The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel and was a resident of Central Florida ever since. Her professional experience in the local Hospitality Industry includes 14 years of working in the Hospitality Industry with exceptional companies like Starwood Hotels and Universal Studios Orlando. As a happily married, mother of three boys, they moved from the hustle and bustle of downtown Orlando to the quiet suburb of Windermere to raise their boys. Over the years, she has acquired personal experience with real estate investments, property management as well as a passion for real estate.
It was natural for Karla to join a Florida born real estate firm when she selected Watson Realty as her Brokerage. They have over 50 years in the industry with 51 real estate offices through out Florida and South Georgia. Watson is a locally owned, family business that started in Jacksonville Beach. She was inspired by the great Floridian success story of Bill Watson the founder, president and CEO. The Watson corporate environment maintains high standards of quality, integrity and honesty in an industry that struggles with those ideals. It is what attracted her to this firm. Learning from an industry leader with an impeccable reputation was of the utmost importance for her real estate career.
Watson Realty's affiliation as partner in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and their Luxury Division, Luxury Portfolio, offers global reach to over 565 firms, 130,000 sales associates in over 70 countries, an undeniable network to ensure her success and yours!
Karla has been recognized with the recipient of the prestigious Watson President's Award in 2017 and 2016. After 26 years in Central Florida, she has a lot to offer her customers in navigating the local real estate market. Whether it's her mom experience with local schools and sports, or her global reach as a real estate professional, her experience and knowledge will be a benefit to you as you navigate the local market.