Julie McCracken, Real Estate Professional
Julie McCracken is a breath of fresh air in the real estate industry. As many professionals are floundering, she takes a realistic approach regarding the local market when clients consult her about investing in property in Nassau County, Florida. Property values are beginning to stabilize, some market corrections needed to be made, but if the home is priced right and in good condition‚ it will sell.”
Born and educated in Britain, Julie spent most of her youth on the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. She grew up to be one of only five woman police officers on her island that is home to the Manx, the tailless cat. Having traveled up and down the US east coast, she adopted our community as home when she moved here in 1992. Her early experience in real estate had her managing a Coldwell Banker office in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is not really a 9 to 5 personality type, so she soon realized she would enjoy the flexibility being an agent would bring. As a Graduate Real Estate Institute professional, Julie has earned an intensive continuing education designation that less than 5% of realtors have received.
McCracken exposes a sincere smile when she reflects on her career, “I enjoy meeting different people. They each bring their individual needs and challenges.” She likes to learn about their hobbies and interests. Whether they are transferring to the area, looking for investment property, a first time buyer or purchasing a second home, it is their lifestyle and their culture that she blends with her knowledge of Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island when she takes them to look at properties. A common misconception she notes is when some people want to rule out visiting a location because there is no virtual tour available. “You have to get to know and trust the realtor you work with. Realtors know about the new listings and the hidden jewels.” Julie’s background in mortgage and finance compliments her understanding of the entire process.
Working with Prudential, Chaplin Williams Realty, Julie enjoys embedding herself into the community and is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Nassau County and she is involved in the Rotary Club.
Julie McCracken is someone who makes you feel comfortable, you sense you have known her for years. Her mild English accent is attractive and her smile is contagious. If you are looking for someone to guide you through buying or selling in this uncertain market, or you just want some insider advice about our real estate community, give her a call, you’ll be glad you did! Julie can be reached at (904) 415-2241 or via email at BritishJulie@gmail.com. If you are in the area, Prudential, Chaplin Williams Realty is located at 5472 first Coast Highway on the south end of Amelia Island.