Congratulations to Britton Jackson! She is celebrating her 16-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this spring and is based in our Upper Market office.
Britton Jackson came to San Francisco as network director for a dot-com back in the previous millennium, and when the bubble burst she put her incredible problem-solving and sleuthing skills to good use by becoming a REALTOR® with Zephyr Real Estate. She caught the real estate bug early in life, moving seven times by the age of 17 and when she was old enough, enjoying the house hunting process with her parents and her sister. Britton has been a travel writer, editor, and high-school teacher at various points in her professional career. What every career has had in common – and why she’s so successful as a REALTOR® – is her ability to meet people where they are and help them meet their goals through her personable disposition and tenacious commitment to doing the right thing.
Britton currently serves on the Standard Forms Committee for SFAR and in past years has helped negotiate differences between CAR (California Association of Realtors) and SFAR forms. She also serves on the Event Planning Committee and is a keen follower of local politics.
When not hard at work on the SF Modern Condos team, Britton is likely to be found at a local farmer’s market, traveling with her husband, or trying out a new recipe behind the burners of her stove.
We got to know Britton a little better when catching up with her about her Zephyr anniversary.
1. What city/neighborhood do you live in & why? How long have you lived there and what do you love best about it?
“Before moving to the Inner Sunset about 15 years ago, I lived in Noe Valley and Mission Dolores. Mother nature’s air-conditioning in the Inner Sunset makes for great sleeping weather, and after spending years in the sweltering Texas heat, I’ve got a fondness for its cooler weather. Living in the city with a dog can be a challenge, but the Inner Sunset’s proximity to Kezar triangle, Golden Gate Park, and Mt. Sutro open space makes for an almost infinite combination of dog walks.”
2. What do you love to do in your spare time? Do you have a favorite place to hang out in the Bay Area?
“My dogs, Maddie and Bowie, came to SF from a Central Valley rescue. As a Realtor, I’m pretty busy with clients on weekends but I love to take the pups to Crissy Field a few times a week and watch them frolic in the water. With the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands in the background and two adorable pups chasing a ball on the beach, it’s pretty hard not to leave the beach in a very good mood.”
3. What neighborhood or city have you seen change most in the Bay Area?
“In the almost 20 years that I’ve lived in San Francisco, I’ve seen a lot of neighborhoods change. Hayes Valley comes to mind — when I started as a REALTOR® the central freeway through Hayes Valley had yet to be torn down and it was a neighborhood you drove through, not to. The rebirth of Hayes Valley as a destination with Patricia’s Green, ProxySF, amazing restaurants, and the in-fill of so many freeway parcels with new housing is truly remarkable.”