About Melanie

Melanie was first licensed as a sales agent in Pennsylvania in 1975.  She joined the company founded by her mother Evelyn M. Jackson REALTOR® and became a partner in the firm in 1978.  She continues to remain an active broker and appraiser. She and her husband, Jim, operate Jackson Real Estate in Jersey Shore, PA. 

REALTOR® Background:

  • Inducted into the REBAC Hall of Fame as a trainer in November 2008
  • Licensed in 1975
  • Second generation REALTOR®
  • Agent, broker-owner, associate broker, appraiser, educator
  • Served local association, West Branch Valley Association of REALTORS®, as President, member and chair of numerous committees
  • Honored by local association on three occasions as: “REALTOR® of the Year”; “Spirit Award”; “Outstanding Achievement Award”.
  • Serve and have chaired numerous state association committees and task forces; served four years (two consecutive terms) as a District Vice-President for the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®
  • Certifications: ABR, CRB, CRS, E-PRO, CDEI, GREEN-CERTIFIED, GRI, RAA, RSPS, SRES, SRS

 

Education Background:

  • Graduate of Kenyon College, 1973, degree in English Literature, in first class of women to graduate from Kenyon
  • Began teaching real estate in 1978 at the local community college, which was taken over by Penn State and became the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
  • Awarded “Real Estate Instructor of the Year” in 1989 by Penn State
  • Have continued my real estate education by achieving numerous designations and other courses of study, the most recent being the “Green-Certified” designation from NAR

Training and Writing Experience:

  • Began teaching at the state level around 1990
  • Moved to regional level in the mid-90’s
  • National speaker by 2000
  • Have presented numerous designation courses, including RSPS and ABR at NAR conventions, as well as presenting her own courses at NAR, Triple Play, and numerous state conventions
  • Have written several courses, and two books;  most recent book written was a “Green Valuation” course/book for Hondros Real Estate Education. 
  • Inducted into the REBAC Hall of Fame as a trainer, November, 2008
  • Named RSPS of the Year in 2012 by the National Association of REALTORS(r)

Activities:

  • Continue to hold an active broker’s and appraiser’s license; work as a team with my husband, Jim, to sell real estate; we own and operate Jackson Real Estate in Jersey Shore PA
  • Teach, write and consult in real estate
  • Trustee for Pennsylvania REALTOR®S Education Foundation
  • Trustee for Jersey Shore Library