Robin Skaggs

Robin Skaggs
Mount Dora Office
639 N Donnelly Street
Mt Dora FL 32757
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Office Phone : (336) 689-7412
Mobile Phone : (336) 689-7412

As a native of North Carolina Robin hopes to bring a little more southern charm to Florida. With over 20 years experience she brings a wealth of knowledge to Watson Realty Corp. and to you the customer.  The areas of her expertise include: property management, new construction single family, luxury condo sales, general brokerage sales, listing agent and management. 

Robin followed the "Love of her Life" Stephen to Lake county where he accepted the position as Publisher of The Daily Commercial newspaper in Leesburg and South Lake Press newspaper in Clermont.  They have three teenage sons at home. The family resides in the town of Eustis.

She believes that every day is a gift, especially living in Lake County Florida and she looks forward to showing and sharing why our area is so special. The Golden Triangle which consists of Astatula,
  Mount Dora, Eustis,  Howey-in-the-Hills, Tavares, Mount Plymouth, Sorrento and Yalaha is poised for growth with the 429 expansion-Come  GROW with us!

Outside of family and work Robin is most passionate about volunteering by serving her community through local missions, church or wherever a need may be present. When time permits she loves to re-hab homes to improve neighborhoods and re-purpose furniture.  Her life motto: "To leave a positive footprint wherever I go".


Mount Dora FL Real Estate

The City of Mount Dora has a fascinating history. The large, beautiful lake upon which the City grew is named for Ms. Dora Ann Drawdy (1819-1885), who homesteaded in the mid-1800s and befriended federal surveyors with her warm hospitality.  In 1846, the surveyors named Lake Dora for her, and years later, in 1883, the small but growing town was named for the lake. 

Three years later, the town’s name was officially changed to Mount Dora to reflect the fact that the settlement rests upon a plateau 184 feet above sea level – an unusual feature in Florida.Mount Dora

A popular winter retreat for hunters, fishermen and boaters, The Alexander House opened in 1883 – a two-story hotel with 10 rooms. It was renamed Lakeside Inn and remains in operation today. Visitors included Presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.

In 1910, the town was granted a charter with Capt. John Philip Donnelly as its first Mayor. With 371 residents, Mount Dora boasted two general stores, a hardware store, a drugstore, two churches and a Townhall. The Mount Dora Voice became the town’s first newspaper.

The early 1920s marked a significant boom in residential growth and business development, and Mount Dora began the transformation from a country town into a city.

The town of Mount Dora was eventually incorporated into a city in 1953 and has experienced growth since that time. Today, Mount Dora is home to more than 10,000 residents. The City retains the flavor of a small town with many historic buildings, its large canopy oak trees and is known for its variety of antique and specialty shops and numerous special events throughout the year. 

Eight major annual events including the Mount Dora Arts Festival, an antique boat show, antique car show, sailing regatta, golf tournament, bicycle festival, crafts fair and the annual Christmas lighting festival draw thousands of visitors. Mount Dora evokes that quiet and comfortable “Southern” charm and hospitality of a lakefront community nestled amongst the gentle hills and orange groves of Central Florida.  

Whether you are looking for a respite from the pressures of life and seek solitude overlooking our beautiful vistas, or you desire active shopping and recreation to compliment our many festivals and community events, you can find it all in Mount Dora. 

There are many wonderful homes in this area, but you need a local market expert to help you. Watson Realty Corp is a locally owned company with over 40 years experience selling homes in the area.

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