Maria Jackson grew up in Germany, but the first time she saw Cocoa Beach’s surf and sand, she knew she was home. That date was December 24, 1983, and although she goes back to Germany to visit often, she has never regretted her decision to stay here permanently.
Maria worked in several fields over the next few years, but they all had some link to the real estate industry. She finally realized that was the career she was looking for and in 2004 she obtained her real estate license. In 2017 she joined Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE). “I’m pretty tech savvy,” she says, “and I liked that DSRE is so up to date with the latest in marketing tools and internet sales. I love using Social Media including Facebook, Twitter and the DSRE app. I believe it’s important to utilize every tool at my disposal to market my customer’s listings.” Maria recently closed on a $700,000 home and credits the marketing tools to her success.
She wakes up each morning excited about what the day will bring. “Every day is a new day, a new client, a new listing. I love the variety of learning something new every day. I’m a really good communicator and even better at being able to see the whole picture, even when my client doesn’t. Sometimes clients think they want one thing but I can point something out to them and they will do a complete reversal. It’s my job to point out all the details that sometimes they don’t see.”
Maria, who is fluent in English and German, has worked extensively with local and international investors. Although she lives in the charming Canaveral Growth community, she manages listings and transactions throughout all of Brevard County.
Maria and her husband have three grown daughters and three grandsons. They love family get-togethers and spend as much time on the water as possible. Maria devotes her volunteer time at a local elementary school and has helped host fundraising benefits for local residents in need.
Maria’s feelings haven’t changed since that first day she set eyes on the beach; she continues her love affair with Cocoa Beach and the surrounding area and knows that she made the right decision in calling this new place home all those years ago.