HORIZON WEST With lots of developments come lots of Realtors, and Century 21 Blue Sky is among the most recent company to enter the West Orange real estate boom.
With its headquarters in Celebration, Century 21 Metro Lifestyles recently acquired existing Century 21 offices near Davenport and Windermere, which office manager Katie Acosta said was an opportune moment to change the realty group name to Century 21 Blue Sky.
“When we acquired the Windermere and Davenport offices, we had already been talking about changing our name,” Acosta said. “In fact, the idea of us changing our name to Century 21 Blue Sky Realty Group has been in the works for a little while.”
The idea of Blue Sky is to freshen the group’s identity and to fit the area atmosphere, Acosta said.
“When you think of Florida, you think of that sunshine,” she said. “You think of that blue sky. So we really want people to look at our name and think of positivity and happiness that comes along with living the Florida lifestyle.”
Blue Sky staff celebrated the grand opening of the office on Winter Garden-Vineland Road Oct. 15, complete with a West Orange Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting.
“One of the greatest things we did recently that I think was a wise decision on our part was — when we first took over the acquisition, we were advised to join the West Orange Chamber of Commerce,” Acosta said. “We’ve had nothing but phenomenal success with them through our grand opening and through just the amount of opportunities that are available to us through networking.”
Luxury homes of various special types are one of Blue Sky’s specialties, now with lakefront houses and golf communities among their offerings. In West Orange County, they cover Winter Garden and all around but have a particular focus on the Windermere and Dr. Phillips areas, Acosta said.
“The idea of having an office in Windermere was a very easy one for us because of our already higher-end type of clientele that we were handling in Celebration,” she said. “We went ahead and acquired the offices in July. We decided that October would be a fantastic time for a grand opening with a little bit of a flow as far as not a lot of tourists in town.”
Beyond that, the passion of Blue Sky’s agents sets the group apart from the rest, with widespread positive feedback and awards to back it up, Acosta said.
“Our agents enjoy what they do, and you can really see it in how satisfied our customers are,” she said. “We are constantly winning awards for our quality service. We have the top service awards for our office, and that's important to us. I think it's because we have happy agents, which leads to happy customers.”
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