A true California native, Jackie was born in San Francisco and raised on the Peninsula in the suburb town of San Carlos. After graduating from the University of San Francisco in 1976 with an elementary credential, she was faced with a downturn in the education system with schools closing and teaching jobs scarce. Wanting to use the degree she obtained, she searched for a position in the corporate world where she’d not only be an employee but educator as well.
Always fascinated with construction and property, she landed her first job with Century 21 Real Estate in their Regional Office in San Francisco where she oversaw the company’s real estate school; scheduling classes and managing the students, as well as acting as activities coordinator organizing events for the 144 franchises.
In 1979, a new marriage took her to San Diego and another real estate firm, only this time it was as an Asset Manager for The Koll Company, a real estate investment group. Her projects were the Rancho San Diego Shopping Center, with seven major stores and forty small “mom and pop” business. It was her responsibility to see construction was done on time, move the tenants in, and manage the rents. Her next project was The Bank of America Building in downtown San Diego, a twenty-two story high rise.
In 1981, Jackie moved back to the Bay Area with her children’s father to start their family and raised four children in Los Altos. Twenty-three years later, in 2004, as her last child left the nest, Jackie knew her talents would be best served to help others with the largest investment they ever own, their home, and became a residential real estate agent.
In her practice, she prides herself on acting as a consultant, not a salesperson. Her duties to her clients include the education necessary for making the proper decisions when buying or selling a home, as well as serving them above and beyond their expectations. She works to bring her sellers top dollar and guide buyers to properties that will not only have resale value but a home where memories are created, shared and last a lifetime. Her primary goal is to make realty a reality.
With her Senior Real Estate Specialist designation, she works closely
with the older population and their families making transitions in their life smooth and stress-free. She also holds a certification in dealing with distressed properties.
Jackie still resides in the same home in Los Altos. In her spare time, she volunteers at the YMCA, helping adults and children reach their fitness goals; is a mentor with Partnering for Next Generation guiding high school students towards college; and spends her free time raising money for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, and The 100 Women Foundation.
Jackie is also a published author. Her first book, My Life in a Tutu, a memoir, was launched in June 2015 with WriteLife Publishers. She is currently working on her next project, The Promise I kept, and is a columnist for the Los Altos Town Crier newspaper with her column Haugh-about-That, covering newsworthy and human interest stories