Real Estate Broker
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Bill graduated from the University of Tennessee with a business degree in Economics and Finance. Following graduation, Bill spent two years on active duty in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Captain during his tour of duty.
In 1968, Bill enrolled in Florida State University College of Law and graduated with honors in 1970. After graduation, Bill joined the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando, Florida. His practice focused on commercial real estate transactions and corporate law. Bill was Chairman of the firm for eight years prior to his decision to relocate to Brevard, North Carolina in 2000.
Bill's community activities have included Trustee of University of Central Florida Foundation (Chair from 1998 - 2000), Member of the Economic Development Council of Mid-Florida, and Co-Chair of Friends of Fine Arts of Brevard College.
Bill and his wife, Marnie, reside full time in Connestee Falls.
Real Estate Agent 2002-2004, Broker 2004-Present
Born 1942 in Knoxville, Tennessee
University of Tennessee, B.S.B.A. 1966, Major in Economics
Florida State University, College of Law 1970 with Honors
U.S. Army, 1966-1968, Captain
Akerman Senterfitt Law Firm, Orlando, FL. 1970-2000; Chairman 1988-1996
Areas of practice included real estate and construction litigation, commercial real estate development and corporate representation.
University of Central Florida Foundation Trustee 1991-2000
Chairman of Foundation 1998-2000
Economic Development Council of Mid Florida
United Way of Central Florida
Brevard College Board of Visitors
North Carolina Real Estate Practice
Bill Martin has been my realtor for about 10 years, and has represented me in multiple real estate transactions. That alone speaks to my endorsement of him. Specifically though, Bill meticulously tracks every detail of the transaction, from start to finish. And even after the closing! Just three examples of Bill going 'above and beyond': When I had roof issues prior to a closing, Bill went to the property to oversee the work, to ensure that it was completed to his satisfaction. When I had problems with a garage door opener shortly after closing and could not reach my repairman, Bill came to the house and worked on it - and fixed my problem - himself. And lastly, when a home inspection showed that I needed to have some deck repair work done, he coordinated with the repairman (after the closing) to ensure that the work was done to my satisfaction. I share these three examples because any realtor can work with clients as they go through the home selling/purchasing process. To stay in constant communication during the process though, and even to continue to provide such stellar customer service after the sale is not usual. It is extraordinary. In addition to using Bill Martin as my own realtor, I have recommended him to others. They have, unfailingly, reported back to me that they had the same outstanding experience. Just as I have recommended him to friends moving into Brevard, I offer my highest recommendation to you as well.
- Susan Cothern
I wish to advise you of the exceptional service Bill Martin provided during the selection and purchase of a lot in the Stone’s Lake community. Bill Martin demonstrated integrity and commitment to exceptional service throughout our purchasing experience. As a highly qualified, respected agent, Bill used his process expertise and in-depth local knowledge to help us find the ideal property for our future retirement home. Leveraging his broad professional network, Bill provided valuable recommendations to our requests for local service providers including builders, architects, surveyors and more. He is a client-motivated, proactive communicator with an engaging personality and focus on ensuring the best customer experience. Many thanks to Bill! We will recommend him to colleagues and family with real estate needs in the Brevard area.
- Sarah Salmonowicz & David Eckerd
We bought 2 houses with Bill Martin's help, and thought the experiences could not have been better. Bill is the perfect combination of professional and friendly. He points out things in the homes (good and bad) without hanging over your shoulder or trying to influence. He is efficient without rushing you. The experiences were very easy and very enjoyable, and we would absolutely recommend Bill to anyone looking for a home or wanting to list one.
- Virginia and Mike Bibliowicz
We asked Bill Martin to list our home at 79 Brandy Ridge Rd. this summer (2017). We made the right decision to list with Bill based on the ultimate scorecard; Bill sold our home in less than 100 days! The thing that really impressed us about Bill was his professional attitude while being very personable throughout the process. Bill provided us with continuous updates, followed up on all potential buyers and provided quick feedback to us. Once we had a contract on our home Bill listened and delivered on our wishes to purchase a home in downtown Brevard. Bill is a great asset for Steve Owen & Associates, a valued citizen for Brevard and a good friend to us. Thank you.
- Sonny and Robin Aldy
Bill Martin was not recommended to me, so it was my good luck that resulted in our working together for my condo purchase. The process was different for me in that the condo was not finished, but simply a space with exterior walls. Bill was knowledgeable about the building’s prior sales, tracked down any needed information, and was instrumental in creating an acceptable offer. His attention to detail made the process move smoothly. It was my good fortune to work with such a professional, experienced agent.
- Carol Holmes