The Team

Core Realty

Ryan l Courson

Managing Broker/Owner

Managing Broker/Owner of Core Realty, LLC with experience since 2003 in Bank Owned(REO) Foreclosures, Short Sales, Pre-foreclosures, Broker Price Opinions(BPO), Property Management, Investment Analysis, Renovation Processes for REO listings, Listing Homes, and Serving Buyers. I enjoy the challenges of Real Estate and creative thinking involved in every transaction. I will personally handle your property. I am a Florida Native and Jacksonville University Graduate (Bachelor of Science Degree) who has lived here since 1999 with strong networking capabilities and personal contacts.

Hobbies: Ironman Triathlons, Ultra Running, Marathons, Fishing(IFA Redfish), Golf, Softball, Played Baseball for Jacksonville University – Go Dolphins!

John Magdon

John Magdon


John joined Core Realty’s LLC REO team after having spent 8 years as a full-service real estate expert for Duval County, St. Johns County, and the surrounding areas. As a trained member of Core Realty’s LLC REO team, John is skilled at providing comprehensive valuation, rehab, listing and sale of REO assets. His goal is to deliver the maximum return in the shortest possible time from foreclosure sale to the successful settlement or close of escrow. John believes that doing the right thing is as important in business as it is in life. Hobbies: John Enjoys Boating, fishing, and hiking in his free time.

Cesar Tavares

Cesar Tavares


Su Amigo en Real Estate
Cesar M. Tavarez is a native of the Dominion Republic, Cesar moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1986, where he began his sales career in both the Telecommunications and Healthcare Industries. Cesar, has always been a successful entrepreneur owning and developing his own businesses, Mi CASA Cuban American Cuisine located in Atlantic Beach, FL, North Florida Motors, and CMT Investments. Cesar has been a licensed sales associate since 2002, and is dedicated to helping his customers. His expertise includes:Foreclosures, Preforeclosures, Property Managment, Investments, Residential, Commercial, Listings and Servicing Buyers. He has achieved many awards, Cesar is known for honesty and professionalism and is dedicated and plans to continue in servicing his customers real estate needs.
Sandi Chambers

Sandi Chambers


Sandi Chambers started her Real Estate Career in 1998 after 15 years of working retail management. A Jacksonville resident since 1989, originally from Indiana, she studied Teaching at Ball State University. With over $200 million in sales Sandi built her business from referrals and satisfied customers who became friends. Sandi works as a Listing agent and a Buyer’s agent. Providing professional friendly service she works with Investors, Buyers, Sellers, Military Transfers, Relocations, New Construction Buyer’s Agent, and First Time Home Buyers. With two grown children, Sandi likes to spend time with her family and enjoys the beach.

Kim Bushong Petrillo


Kim is a graduate of Florida State University and completed duel degrees in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance. In 2015, she completed her Masters of Science degree from Boston University in Insurance Management. Kim has over 13 years of experience in the insurance industry. She currently works for her father’s business as Vice President of Coastal Insurance Underwriters, Inc. (Coastal) which is program administrator specializing in insurance products tailored for condominium and homeowners associations and golf and country clubs. Kim has over 7 years of commercial underwriting experience and holds multiple insurance designations including Charted Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

She also holds the Associate in National Flood Insurance (ANFI) designation recognized by FEMA and NFIP which allows her to understand the nuisances of the National Flood Program and keep up-to-date with legislative changes.

She plans to utilize her insurance and underwriting knowledge to work together with her husband to sell real estate in the Pone Vedra Beach community.

Kim was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She grew up in Ponte Vedra Beach and returned back to the area after completing college. Kim is a local and advocate for the beaches area, so much that she recruited Nick to move here. Kim and Nick recently got married in April 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Nick Petrillo


Nick graduated from the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2010. He also received a Master of Science degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from University of South Florida in 2014. Over the last six years, Nick has been an executive recruiter for Management Recruiters International (MRI). His strengths include contract negotiation, sales/ marketing, the ability to assimilate complex issues quickly, as well as the ability to solve problems logically. Prior to recruiting he worked as a business analyst for the workflow software company, Clarifire. Nick was an intermediary between the client and IT programming to assist in the automation of workflow for mortgage foreclosures. His entrepreneurial spirit and background is a natural fit in the real estate industry.

Nick currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife, Kimberly Bushong Petrillo. Nick was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Clearwater, Florida. He lived in the Tampa metropolitan area after finishing college. He moved to Ponte Vedra in 2014 and got married in April 2017. Nick enjoys living in Ponte Vedra Beach where he spends time running and surfing.

Helen Martins


I was born in Brazil, Italian descendant, in a small city located in the State of Minas Gerais. As a teen I moved to Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and  went to high school there and became an elementary teacher. Few years later, I moved to Rio de Janeiro and went to university where I met my husband, a Portuguese guy, and we both graduated in Economic Sciences. We lived in Portugal, France and moved to The USA, where we arrived in the beginning of the 80’s

We have two children: Felipe and Carolina; I have been working in real estate for many years, and I love it. I am an extroverted person; I enjoy reading, traveling, going out with friends, watching movies, etc.  I also enjoy Nature and I love going camping with my family and friends.

Sports that I like: Tennis and golf.

Idiomas that I can speak: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and a little bit of Italian.

Steve Idels

Steve Idels


Steve Idels has been active full-time in the local real estate market for over 25 years as an investor and realtor. He enjoys finding the ideal property to suit anyone’s needs and wants. There is no aspect of local residential real estate that he is not familiar with. He enjoys spending his spare time with his children.

Ryan Combs - Realtor

Ryan Combs


Ryan graduated from Florida State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science – Geography.  Over the last 12 years, Ryan has been in Software Account Management/Sales – most recently as Enterprise Account Executive at Bluebeam, Inc., a PDF markup and collaboration company focused on the AEC industry.  He is consistently a top performer, winning numerous sales contests along the way.  He is known for having an unsurpassed commitment to quality and professionalism, directly impacting company image and customer loyalty. Ryan’s expertise in contract negotiations, relationship building, and customer service is a perfect fit for the real estate industry.

Ryan currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife, Kellie, and their 4-yr old Mini Goldendoodle, Derby.  He is a native of Jacksonville, FL is an avid University of Kentucky basketball and football fan.  He enjoys attending sporting events, golfing, and relaxing on the beach with family and friends.

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4110 Southpoint Blvd.
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Jacksonville, FL 32216


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