Jackie Smith is originally from Fairfield, Connecticut and had lived in SE Virginia for over 10 years before making her way to Naples, Florida over 16 years ago. She currently resides in the community Autumn Woods.
“I love anything outdoors; I enjoy walking my dog, running, cycling, paddle boarding, going to the beach and feel blessed to live in beautiful Naples, FL. In my spare time I love to read, travel, spend time with friends and family, enjoy restaurants entertainment, and go shopping at the Mercato, 5th Ave and 3rd Street.”
Before entering the world of real estate Jackie was a flight attendant for TWA (Trans World Airlines) and was based out of New York. With a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Rhode Island she then moved on to work in the environmental consulting field for 10 plus years with major oil companies and industrial facilities.
Jackie calls herself a second generation Realtor. She dabbled in the industry while in 1992, buying land, building and designing her personal homes. Then with her move to Naples in 1998 she truly dedicated herself to the business.
“I enjoy working with people and am dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to my buyers and sellers.”
She made the switch over to the Amerivest Realty family in September of 2014, after being referred by a friend and having experience working before with the company’s managing broker, Bill Coffey.
“I was very impressed by Bill Coffey’s introduction, in regards to the marketing/sales plan that includes a personal website, marketing reports, newsletters, new listing announcements, and more.”
Jackie has one son, Ryan, who is a 17-year-old senior at Barron Collier. She is very proud of him, calling him intelligent (holds a 4.3 GPA) and talented (a member of the Barron Collier football team since his freshman year). She also has a Jack Russell Terrier. It is her favorite breed of dog, having owned one since 1992. In reference to her pooch, “She brings such joy and happiness to my life and it helps that she is ‘hyper’ like her momma.”
Jackie likes to stay an active individual. In addition to taking care of her family, working as a Realtor, and enjoying the outdoors whenever she can, Jackie can be found volunteering for charities/causes that support children, animals, and environmental issues. Two in particular she is devoted to is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.