IRENE ARRIOLA has practiced real estate full-time in St Augustine and St Johns County for over 16 years. From the outset she recognized the unique aspects and free-spirited nature of the area, and so associated herself with independent firms like Saltwater Property Group that had the flexibility and imagination to meet the challenges of providing top-notch services for such a community and its consumers.
The result of this personal business plan has consistently placed Irene among the top five producers in the county. Her marketing skills have put her services and her properties at the top of nearly everyone's list, and her talent for turning a phrase and bringing descriptions to vibrant life has taken print advertising to the level of art.
Not one to take without giving back, Irene is generous with her community service. She provides the Council on Aging with pro-bono representation on a regular basis. From time to time she acts as Realtor for the City of St Augustine as well. She is also Secretary for the St Johns Housing Partnership and serves on the Board of Trustees for the new St Augustine Public Montessori School. In addition, she is on the advisory board for Old City Life Magazine and pens the popular Downtown Neighbors column for the St Augustine Record.
Irene has been chosen by her community Realtor of the Year three times and her proudest achievement remains the O.E.Barnes Humanitarian Service Award presented by her peers.
Irene has the distinct honor of being chosen five times by the residents of St. Augustine as a “Five Star Real Estate Professional.” Respondents were asked to consider real estate agents they knew through personal experience and to evaluate them based on the following criteria: Customer service, direct and honest communication, finding the "perfect" home, integrity, effective negotiation skills, marketing efforts, industry and market knowledge, dedication and overall satisfaction. These are, in fact, the suite of skills that Irene has become widely known for commanding.
Irene specializes in selling homes in downtown St. Augustine as well as waterfront property.
Certifications: Graduate of the Realtor Institute, At Home With Diversity, and Certified Distressed Property Expert.
5960 A1A South ST AUGUSTINE BEACH, FL 32080; $1,495,000; 5 BR; 3 full BA; 2650 sf;
OCEANFRONT COMPOUND Enjoyed by the same family and a multitude of its beach loving friends for over three decades, the circa 1972 oceanfront house evolved over time into a compound spread out on two lots totaling 1.2 acres fronting sand and sea. Main house is set up as two separate and almost identical spaces with living, dining, kitchen, utility, 3/1 and covered patio downstairs. Upstairs 3 bedrooms and 2 baths join open living, dining and kitchen along with 12' x 44' covered porch looking out to the ocean.A third floor lookout sundeck is just the spot to greet the morning sun and watch the moon sparkle over the waves - the ultimate antidote to stress! In 1991 a 900SF detached garage was built with a 2/1 apartment above. Set on the south side, this welcome addition has an unobstructed view and a generous deck for outdoor living. The masonry fort adds another 864SF to the mix and it's a rare thing to have such a solid flex building at the beach. A barn door makes it easy to move things in and out and the transom windows provide natural light. Stow your cars, fishing gear, bikes and boards and there's still room for ping pong, pool or whatever you please. All three buildings perch on the dune top and a long driveway adds another measure of privacy from A1A. All the living takes place on the ocean side and there's an abundance of green space on either side of your dune walkover. A wide beach with soft sand and lapping waves waits at the other end inspiring daily walks with happy bare feet. The main house doesn't offer any of today's desired features and appointments but you can decide whether to update or build something new according to your time line. The apartment makes a great HQ from which to oversee construction when you're ready to start, and with a little effort and money, you can generate a steady income stream from vacationers while you plan your next move. 1.2 acres on the ocean, 2 great outbuildings, 5-10 minutes from most everything you need and want -
Offered by Irene Arriola of Century 21 Saltwater Property Group
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