Jacklynn Tekippe Realtor

Ancona Realty

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?

I was a barista here in Miami prior to getting my license. I love coffee and the craft behind it. Plus I loved getting to talk and meet so many interesting people.

Where did you grow up?

Dubuque, Iowa.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

As a child I was obsessed with all things art. I always thought I would be an artist or an interior designer.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

My absolute favorite way to relax is hot yoga. Working out in a room set to 90 degrees is the best way to decompress and there are so many interesting studios here in Miami.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

I would love to meet the artist Pablo Picasso. When I was younger most of my art was inspired by his work, specifically his blue and rose periods.

Where is South Florida’s best-kept secret?

As someone who loves art, I have to say Superblue. The immersive take on art is so interesting and unique.

What do you love most about the industry?

I love project developments and being behind the scenes of these new buildings. In the future I hope to work on these development teams.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

The hardest part of this industry is starting. For a while, you are consistently working to set up a foundation without seeing any reward. You really have to trust in yourself and keep going. Once you take that initial leap of faith, there is no challenge that cannot be solved.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

You have to stay consistent. The more you talk to people the more likely you will receive a response.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

Currently, I am watching Million Dollar Listing New York. I love to obsess over city and skyline views.

What’s your favorite meal in South Florida?

PLANTA in Miami Beach has to be my favorite. As a vegan, I am a sucker for restaurants that are completely plant based. Plus they have some really interesting drinks.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in South Florida?

The Waldorf Astoria. I absolutely love how the downtown location allows for stunning views. Not to mention the 10′ floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for these dramatic views.

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?

I have moved two times by myself at age 18 and 19. The most impressive was when I moved to Bologna, Italy, at just 19 and did not speak Italian. The experience was amazing, and I wouldn’t have changed it for anything.

What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?

Italy. Amazing food, stunning views and a beautiful language.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Stay consistent, network everywhere, and trust yourself.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

@peterjancona, he is a great mentor.

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