Carla Richards


Carla Richards

Gainesville Office

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS ®

(352) 745-0147 – Mobile (352) 377-8899 – Office
Carla Richards, Real Estate Agent

About Me

Hi, I’m Carla Richards. I’m a native to Gainesville and although I’ve lived in other areas at points in my life, this community is my home. It has been exciting to see how the Gainesville and surrounding communities have grown over the decades. My children were also raised in this wonderful, unique, and engaging community.   

My Commitment To You

I enjoy creating positive atmospheres, warm environments, and working to foster a sense of peace and harmony in both the outcome and process of selling and buying real estate. The nuances that accompany such large investments can be emotionally challenging, time-consuming, and overwhelming during periods of transition. One of my areas of expertise is to assist with navigation of this journey in the most efficient, effective, and conscientious manner. 

When hiring a Realtor©, what matters most is trust, respect, and expertise in being able to manage your real estate matters with care and diligence. The ideal professional will also work to ensure greatest value and an excellent experience while helping you and your family reach your goals. 

This vision varies from one individual to another and I enjoy getting to know my clients to assist with alignment of such desires and execution of a plan so this dream becomes a reality. 

Career, Education, Experience

My passion for real estate runs deep, as my Grandfather was a highly respected gentleman and builder/developer in Gainesville until his passing from cancer in 1994. At this point in time, with a newborn daughter and nearly three-year old son, I served as Executrix of the Estate. This provided me with the opportunity to manage several matters relating to legal, accounting, finance, investments, and wrap up of real estate business ventures—thus, I’ve developed a strong network of professionals (attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, etc.). I have experience with the purchase and sale of residential real estate, new home construction, and renovations. Home ownership truly is the American Dream. 

My professional career also includes demanding positions where I’ve served as a Finance / Human Resources Manager of a Port Destination Resort Development Firm, and in management roles in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. 

As a Rollins College Executive MBA graduate, I enjoy the variety of expertise necessary to carry out the administrative and creative aspects that accompany the field of real estate. 

Whether you’re selling or buying a home, I look forward to helping you maximize exposure to the market and celebrating with you upon the turning of the page to a new chapter in your life. 


  • Health and Fitness
    •  - Auxo Fitness (Barre/Bodyflow/Yoga)
    •  - Running
  • Gardening and Interior Design
  • Dog Sports and Bird Dogs
    •  - Tampa Bay Vizsla Club
    •  - Central Florida GSP Club
    •  - Vizsla Club of America
    •  - IACP – International Association of Canine Professionals
  • Beach, Boating, and Deep Sea Fishing
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My Listings

  • $79,000

    00 62nd Avenue
    Newberry, FL 32669
    • 3,332 SqFt

    Watson Realty Corp - NW 23rd Ave.


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