Jackie Wellwood has been involved with real estate transactions for over 35 years. Early in her career she assisted home buyers in the process of obtaining financing for their home purchase. As a loan processor, loan officer and builder finance manager, she was strategic in making sure the details were executed on time and accurately. After many years in customer service and sales in other industries she returns to the dynamic market of home sales. Jackie’s ease in working with people coupled with her attention to detail make her an excellent choice for new home buyers, families with children (she has seven of her own) and empty nesters ready to downsize. Particularly good at finding out what matters most to buyers and sellers, Jackie has a priority of simplifying the process while minimizing stress.
Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Jackie majored in Psychology at the University of Illinois and finished her four year degree in Business Administration at Elmhurst College. Elmhurst is where she met her high school sweetheart, Jim, who has been her husband for over 35 years. Their seven children are now grown which gives Jim time to join Jackie in the real estate industry as a home inspector. Together they enjoy the peace and quiet of a 10 acre farm north of Bloomington. Their seven children have various distinctions such as mother of twins, ER nurse, firefighter, union carpenter and more. Jackie loves her role as grandma and particularly excels in the area of arts and crafts. With 7 of the grandchildren under 6 years old, it is quite fun for all!
With many interests Jackie has had a variety of life experiences. Some of the highlights include becoming a published author in her 30s, running the Chicago Marathon at age 45, volunteering on a rural ambulance service in her 50s as well as serving as a personal trainer for a year. Recently, painting as a hobby has become an interest.
Jackie loves people and helping them achieve their goals. Being intuitive and sensitive to the needs of others allows her to succeed as she works hard for her buyers and sellers. Tenacity drives her to finish what she starts. Her most recent book is titled: Lead With Your Integrity which pretty much sums up her approach to real estate.