Contact Gidget Jackson for all of your Florida Keys Real Estate Needs!





Gidget Jackson
Broker-Realtor-Consultant-Notary Public
Over 28 years full time real estate experience in Florida.
Over 10 years as a broker-owner of a RE/MAX Franchise
Over 8 years negotiating and assisting owners in the short sale process
My website:   www.gidgetjackson.com Your connection to Florida Keys Real Estate

Today, I work for you as an independent contractor focusing my time, experience and efforts on your individual client needs.  Whether you choose to hire me to represent you or the transaction, I will use my knowledge of real estate and the local market to meet your real estate needs.


Luxury Home Marketing Press Release 2010: 

Gidget Jackson, Broker-Owner Realty Executives Florida Keys is an award-winning sales professional who has been in real estate since 1985 and now specializes in the Florida Keys Luxury Home & Commercial Vacation Rental Market. Gidget has been successful in a variety of markets for over the years in residential and commercial sales with extensive management and leasing experience. She has received lots of top listing and sales awards throughout her career. "Whether buying or selling, I put years of overall real estate experience to work for my clients and customers. Through the years and many markets I have sold small single family homes in all price ranges, condominiums and condominium developments, new construction, housing developments, residential and commercial short sales, bank owned properties, managed condominiums (CAM) and owned a 397 unit management and maintenance company while many of the units were for sale. I have been in good, bad and challenging markets and found success in the sales process. It's my goal in the coming years to provide advanced training to my agents and worldwide marketing to my clients as we expand throughout the keys."

LUXURY HOME MARKET SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Living, working and playing in the many islands of the Florida Keys lends itself to working with those that can afford an island lifestyle.  This segment of the market is unique and requires special skills to maximize return on investment or added value over time.  Whether buying a luxury home as a residence or portfolio investment knowing the market and trends is critical to making an informed decision.  I make it my business to keep my clients informed by providing  knowledge of the market and other information for my clients to make informed decisions in the real estate process.

I reach out to those that can afford to buy using powerful tools and information:

  • demographics of the affluent
  • lifestyle segmentation
  • trends and amenities in today’s luxury homes
  • creating a marketing plan for the multi-million dollar property
  • valuable networking contacts with other agents across the country who specialize in luxury properties
  • creative tools for promoting luxury homes and estates and new resources for finding buyer prospect

DISTRESSED PROPERTY EDUCATION & TRAINING  

Recent Distressed Property Certifications / Education / Conferences / Memberships: 

Luxury Home Marketing Advanced Certifications including REO & Short Sales
SFR: Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource  2012
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert 2010
HUD: Loss Mitigation Program Training 2009
CDRS: Certified Default Rescue Specialist (and trainer)  2009
CFS: Certified Foreclosure Specialist 2009
Commercial BOV/BPO, Marketing and Advanced Training
Traditional Short Sales Advanced Education
HomePath: Fannie Mae
HomeSteps: Freddie Mac
REO Trans:  Equator Platinum Certification
Res.Net
EquiTrax
 
Campbell Communications: Understanding the New Rules of the Short Sale Game:  What Major Players Are Doing to Increase Activity.  Participants: Inside Mortgage Finance Publications, Bank of America, Wells Fargo & Freddie Mac.

Bank of America and Wells Fargo Short Sale Training Seminars.  Approved Bank of America Broker

DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE:  


Palmetto Pine Estates
: From raw land to a gated luxury home subdivision, Gidget was involved as an investor, sales broker, CAM for the HOA and overseeing of construction.  Sites sold out in record time to the satisfaction of buyers and the investors.  Home sales came to a halt in 2008 due to the recession. Cape Coral, FL





Baypointe Yacht & Rachet Club: From the purchase by the investors to end user sales, Gidget established and coordinated the sales and property management division while setting up a rental program to coincide with 90 vacant units acquired by the investment group to ultimately sell out.  Ft Myers, FL



Terraverde Country Club
:  From the purchase by the investors to end user sales, Gidget established and coordinated the sales and property management division while setting up a rental program to coincide with 120 vacant units acquired by the investment group.  Ft Myers, FL.  
Developer and/or Accountant for these projects available for reference upon request.

CONDOMINIUM CONVERSION TO SALES EXPERIENCE:


Lapalapa Condominiums
: Listed, managed and coordinated conversion of the 14 apartment building that was originally deeded as a condominium and converted it to individual condominium unit sales, managed the condominium and bookkeeping for investors until turn over.  Sales included options for upgrading units which required coordinating vendors for repairs and upgrades. Cape Coral, FL

Barclay Bay Condominiums: Listed, managed and coordinated conversion of the 14 apartment building that was originally deeded as a condominium and converted it to individual condominium unit sales, managed the condominium and bookkeeping for investors until turn over.  Sales included options for upgrading units which required coordinating vendors for repairs and upgrades. Cape Coral, FL

Miramar Arms Condominiums
Listed, managed and coordinated conversion of the 30 apartment building that was originally deeded as a condominium and converted it to individual condominium unit sales, managed the condominium and bookkeeping for investors until turn over.  Sales included options for upgrading units which required coordinating vendors for repairs and upgrades. Cape Coral, FL


Victoria Arms
:
Listed, managed and coordinated conversion of the 20 apartment building that was originally deeded as a condominium and converted it to individual condominium unit sales, managed the condominium and bookkeeping for investors until turn over.  Sales included options for upgrading units which required coordinating vendors for repairs and upgrades. Cape Coral, FL

Malabar Arms Condominiums
:
Listed, managed and coordinated conversion of the 28 apartment building that was originally deeded as a condominium and converted it to individual condominium unit sales, managed the condominium and bookkeeping for investors until turn over.  Sales included options for upgrading units which required coordinating vendors for repairs and upgrades. Cape Coral, FL

Courtyards South Condominiums
:
Listed, managed and coordinated conversion of the 72 apartment building that was originally deeded as a condominium and converted it to individual condominium unit sales, managed the condominium and bookkeeping for investors until turn over.  Sales included options for upgrading units which required coordinating vendors for repairs and upgrades. Cape Coral, FL

Developer and/or Accountant contact information for these projects available for reference upon request.

 Mid-Cape Commercial Center:  Took over management, increased occupancy & rents for seller to sell at a profit.

PERSONAL INVESTMENTS

Palmetto Pine Estates: I owned 25% of the investment in a 26 lot single family gated community.  The vacant land was purchased, developed and lots sold out in record time.  My duties were to coordinate all the marketing and sales, partnership reporting,  HOA documents, website development, assisted in site work as needed, bookkeeping for HOA and partnership, managed HOA and Architectural Review until turn over, assisted in lender correspondence for draws, coordinated accounting with CPA and finalized bookkeeping for partneship. 

Investor: Single Family Home Purchase - Repair - Resale.  Over the years I have purchased run down properties, made necessary repairs and resold the properties for a profit.  Many times I did some of the work myself and hired vendors for the work I could not perform.

Business Owner: Over the past 25 or more years I have owned and managed various businesses from a full service insurance agency, real estate brokerage, property management company (397 units), maintenance company, home watch company and small investment companies.


INVESTOR EXIT STRATEGY EXPERIENCE:

In the late 90's and early 2000 many investment groups were liquidating their real estate investments due to the changes in the market including the tax law changes for passive income.  During this time I was listing agent for these group's investment properties that varied from single family, duplexes, 4-plexes, 8-unit apartments, 20 unit complexes and large numbers of units within different complexes.  As agent, listing broker, property manager and CAM manager, I coordinated the sale of these units using a balance between sales and rentals to maintain unit values and income to the investors as the properties sold.  As CAM manager I setup the condominium associations for the various complexes that were setup as condominiums.  I was hands on in the rental process, CAM management, investor negotiations with mortgage refinancing, maintenance of the assets and ultimate sale of the units as-is and with upgrades.  


LICENSING & EDUCATION & AWARDS

Licensed Full Time Real Estate Broker since 1989.
Loss Mitigation & REO Training 2009 and continuing.
Notary Public, State of Florida, June 1985 to present.
Property Manager License, City of Marathon 2012` to date
Property Manager License, City of Key Colony Beach 2010 to date
Community Association Managers License - CAM, Community, past.
CCIM I & II, Commercial Investment Managers Designation Course 1-2  to present.
Association
 Managers School, Miami, Florida, Dec. 1991.
Mortgage Brokers License - Independent, Bert Rogers School of Real Estate, Tampa, Florida, exp 1990.
Real Estate License - Salesman: Pasco Hernando Community College, Dade City, Florida, 3-21-1986.
Florida Insurance Institute, Lakeland, Florida, May 1987.
Insurance Agents License - Life & Health, 2:18. 1985 - 1990
Insurance Agents License - Property & Casualty, 2:20, Sante Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida, March 1984 - 1990.
Associate Arts Degree: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 1982. – majored in accounting and psychology.
Graduate: Pasco Comprehensive Senior High School, Dade City, Florida, June 1979.

Professional & Civic Organizations

MLKAR, Marathon & Lower Keys Association of Realtors - MLS, Past Director
MAR, Miami Association of Realtors, Member
CBSCF, Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation - past Director
REBAC, Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council, Member
LHMI, Luxury Home Marketing Institute, Member
NAR, National Association of Realtors, Member
FR aka FAR, Florida Association of Realtors, Member
PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI Nitrox Certification

Additional Experience/Education

2012 - ABR: Acredited Buyer Representative
2012 - RSHPS: Resort & Second Home Property Specialist
2012 - Professional Standards
2012 - AHWD: At Home With Diversity
2012 - SFR: Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
2012 - ePro:  Real Estate Technology and Social Media Marketing Certification (NAR)
2011 - CLHMS: Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (Pending Designation)
2011 - Equator REO & Short Sale Platinum Certification
2010 - CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert 
2009 - CDRS: Certified Default Rescue Specialist / Trainer
2009 - CFS: Certified Foreclosure Specialist
2007 - Buffini & Company Mentor School Training - Certified Mentor Program|
2000 - RE/MAX International Management Training
1992 - Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) I, Florida Association of Realtors, Cape Coral, Florida.
1991 - Principles of Management, Bert Rogers School of Real Estate, Fort Myers, Florida.
1991 - Investment Analysis, Bert Rogers School of Real Estate, Fort Myers, Florida.
1990 - Professional Standards Seminar, FAR, Dade City, Florida.
1990 - PIA Commercial Casualty Insurance School, Tampa, Florida.
1990 - PIA E&O Loss Prevention Seminar, Tampa, Florida.
1990-91 - Elected President, Dade City Board of Realtors, Dade City, Florida.
1989-90 - President Elect, Director, Dade City, Board of Realtors, Dade City, Florida.
1989-90 - Chairman, Nominations & Awards committee, Dade City Board of Realtors, Dade City, Florida.
1987-88 - Member, Professional Standards Committee, Dade City Board of Realtors, Dade City, Florida.
1986-87, 1987-88 - Secretary, Director, Dade City, Board of Realtors, Dade City, Florida.
1986-87, 1987-88 - Chairman, Public Relations & Programs Committee, Dade City, Board of Realtors.
1987 - Finance Seminar, Dennis Creps, Lakeland Board of Realtors, Lakeland, Florida

Awards

2013 - May - Coldwell Banker Top Producer 
2013 - Feb - Coldwell Banker Top Sales Agent Award
2013 - Jan - Coldwell Banker Top Listing Agent Award
2012 - Nov & Dec - Coldwell Banker Top Listing Agent Award (Nov 2012 joined Coldwell Banker)
2010 RE/MAX Commercial Top Producer Award
2009 - #3 Top Producer in Commercial Real Estate for RE/MAX Florida Region
2009 RE/MAX International Top Producer Award: Executive Club
2000 - 2008 RE/MAX Top Producer Award: 100% Club
1995 1997 - Multi-Million Dollar Producer for Listing & Sales
1993 - April - Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, Inc. Top Sales Agent
1993 - March - Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, Inc. Top Listing Agent
1992 - The Prudential Campagnolo Group Realtors Top Listing Agent
1988 - 1989 - Outstanding Accomplishments and Service, Dade City Board of Realtors, Dade City, Florida
1987-88, 1988-89 - Award of Appreciation, Dade City Board of Realtors, Dade City, Florida
1987-88 - Chairman of the Year, Dade City Board of Realtors, Dade City, Florida
1987 - ERA Certificate of Achievement, ERA Agent Training Course, Tampa, FL, Mngmt, Oklahoma


Certifications & Designations

Real Estate Broker 1987
Salesperson License 1985

Luxury Home & Commercial Marketing Specialist 

ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative 2012

e-Pro: Internet Specialist Certification 2012

CLHMS, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - Pending Designation

RSHPS, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist 2012

AHWD, At Home With Diversity, NAR 

SFR, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource

CDPE, Certified Distressed Property Expert

CDRS, Certified Default Rescue Specialist (Short Sale Trainer)

CFS, Certified Foreclosure Specialist

City of Key Colony Beach Property Manager 2010

City of Marathon Property Manager 2012

Florida Notary Public 1989