Anacortes, Washington REALTOR® Jacalyn “Jacki” Mayo Earns Her Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification

I was really excited about the opportunity to become a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) because it opened up more avenues of information for me to help my Military clients.
— Jacki Mayo
ANACORTES, WASHINGTON, USA, May 14, 2015 / -- Jacki Mayo first learned about the National Association of Realtor’s Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification while taking classes to become a VA Military Real Estate Specialist (VAMRES©). She says, “I was really excited about the opportunity to become an MRP because it opened up more avenues of information for me to help my Military clients.”

Living 13 years in Hawaii around the Military helped her to have an understanding of some of the challenges Military families face. She says, “I think that the Military life is a hard life because it requires tremendous sacrifice and a lot of moving across the country and around the world. I feel good about making the process as smooth and effortless as I can for my Military clients.”

While in Hawaii, Jacki obtained her Real Estate license. She began in a difficult, declining market due to the Japanese investors selling properties, but managed to soar to “Rookie of the Year” in 1989. “I loved the beaches and the diversity of cultures. It was a very beautiful experience.”

With two young children, Jacki began to look for better educational opportunities, mainland living, and more diverse seasonal changes which led her to the beautiful area around Leavenworth, Washington in 1992.

Moving in Real Estate is akin to starting all over. The first 3 to 5 years require many hours and little money, but being a strong self-starter, Jacki was off and running in no time at all and became a top producer of a 23 agent office for multiple years, until family pulled her to the Midwest.

Jacki settled in the rural outskirts of Madison, Wisconsin, purchased 9 acres and built a custom home. “We were our own contractors with my husband being in the trades. I was involved with the entire process, which added a new dimension to my knowledge on home building and lot purchasing. A valuable education I couldn’t have obtained any other way.”

While in Wisconsin her children graduated from high school and her daughter Anya, joined the Military and was deployed to Iraq shortly after training. She returned, after traveling all over Iraq for over a year, alive and in one piece and settled in Washington State near her brother James. He had gone off to culinary school after graduation and opened a small unique and very successful restaurant in Anacortes, Washington.

With her family now living in Washington, what else was Jacki to do but to join them? “It’s such a beautiful State, the majestic Cascade Mountains, the snow capped Olympic peninsula and the golden wheat fields of Eastern Washington. Now I’m in the best place ever - Fidalgo, Whidbey, the San Juan Islands, and don’t forget the little island of Guemes! It’s fun to sell Real Estate in such a healthy place to live – which is also filled with great outdoor activities and recreation.” says Jacki.

Moving the many times her life has required, and surviving as a successful Realtor for over 26 years, she has proven to be a self-starter with a lot of perseverance. She says, “Real Estate creates financial and family stability. In a healthy economy – with a gradual increasing stable market – Real Estate is a very good investment. It will always have its ups and downs but in the long run it has shown consistent growth. I want to guide my clients to make wise decisions in their Real Estate investments.”

As luck would have it, Coldwell Banker Bain had an opening for a Certified Mover’s Advantage agent, and Jacki was the only qualified candidate for the position. This opened doors to Military referrals from USAA and Navy Federal, which motivated her to obtain her Military Relocation Professional, VA Military Relocation Real Estate Specialist, and Certified Residential Specialist designations.

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (NAS) is the primary Military base that Jacki services and covers a wide geographic radius around this base. Jacki says, “This is such an exciting time to be a REALTOR® with an MRP Certification! The NAS is expanding and moving a whole new fleet to Oak Harbor. Rents will go up, a mortgage is a fixed cost that won’t change and with interest rates so low, many times rents will be higher. Later on when they PCS to another location, they can either rent or sell their home, and I will be here for them when that time comes. It makes sense because being a homeowner gives you much more stability than anything else, a better quality of life and an opportunity to gain equity.”

Indeed, Jacki’s number one priority is to understand the needs of her clients, due to the fact that buying a house is such a personal purchase. She constantly educates herself to learn more about different nationalities, same-sex couples, religious beliefs and more, with her “At Home With Diversity” designation. “Everyone has their own needs, unique situations, and housing requirements. The more I educate myself, I can better understand, be more sensitive to these needs and better serve my clients” explains Jacki.

Moreover, Jacki is adamant about learning all the knowledge she can in her chosen profession. “It’s a challenge to keep up with all of the new technological changes.” She says, “It’s amazing how the Real Estate industry has changed in my 26 years of experience, as well as the Real Estate structure. But with all the change in the industry, my focus has remained consistent… The process of finding a home and securing a purchase for my clients is all about them, their wants, their needs and what their goals are. My job is to guide them through it all to the best of my ability.”

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