NAR currently defines a REALTOR® specializing in resort & second-Home markets as "a real estate practitioner who facilitates the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination."
Howard “Chip” Watson III has been coming to the Jersey Shore since he was a small boy. Spending his summers in Stone Harbor at his Grandparents house, he has seen the changes that have evolved on all of the islands. He currently lives in Wildwood Crest with wife Helen-Ann, son Maximus, and daughter Halle.
Chip understands real estate investing. His personal investing experience began in his mid-twenties. He owns commercial rental property, seasonal and year round residential rental properties. He has developed raw land into single family homes and has personally flipped a few equitable title interests.
Chip’s professional experience includes extensive knowledge of real estate development. From negotiating the initial land acquisition, demolition, new construction, marketing, and out sales of the new project, he has assisted many developers, both large and small through this process. Chip possesses extensive knowledge of various financing vehicles available to the real estate investor and has personal experience dealing with 1031 tax deferred exchanges.
He has a very realistic vision of the Wildwood’s real estate market. He recognizes that purchasing an investment property or second home can be a big step and a very emotional decision for many people. It is Chip’s goal to guide his clients thru every step of the way to ease their concerns and make the process stress free.
He is a passionate golfer, loves sport fishing and also spends much of his free time traveling and exploring the world. He is a charter member with the Resort & Second-Home Specialist and a winner of the NJAR Circle of Excellence Award. His continuous drive for further education, excellent communication and listening skills allow him to successfully provide his clients with the information necessary to help them make informed decisions.
“I have found that a lot of Realtors make plenty of promises. But do they always keep those promises? Therefore I make NO promises, ONLY COMMITMENTS. I will hold myself accountable...accountable to you, to your future, to your family, and to your investment in buying or selling a home. It is my sincere intention to serve your real estate needs for life, not just one time. I intend to deliver the kind of service that makes you feel secure in your decision to use my services both now and for life!”