Jackson Realty was founded in 1978 by Rex and Marilyn Jackson. The downtown building on the LaFayette Square was an old service station that was remodeled by Rex and served as the Jackson Realty office for the next 30 years. In 1995, Oliver and Lisa Heyer, the son in law and daughter of Rex and Marilyn, returned to La Fayette to take over the business after working in Atlanta selling real estate since 1986.
The original downtown building was located at 102 North Main Street and since 2007 Jackson Realty is located on the main intersection of Highway 27 North and the Highway 27 North Bypass.
Originally, Jackson Realty operated with Rex Jackson as broker, a few agents and a secretary. Now 30+ years later, we have the Broker, Lisa Heyer, Sales Manager, Joanna Jackson, Agent Support, Chris Keith, and 14 professional and trained sales associates covering all of Northwest Georgia and Chattanooga Tennessee. Many of our agents fall into the top 5% of all of sales in the Northwest Georgia market, with Oliver Heyer being the number 1 agent for many years in this market.
In 1978, on average, Jackson Realty sold approximately 25 homes. Now in the last 5 years, Jackson Realty averages over 200 homes sold each year.
When Rex and Marilyn started Jackson Realty, it was about providing a service to the community with a personal dedication to everyone served. Both Rex and Marilyn still practice real estate today and have taught many agents since 1978 that service is the key to success. In 1995, Lisa Heyer, the broker and daughter of Rex and Marilyn, wanted to make sure the same business practices continued and added increased market technology in the area. Lisa’s focus has been growing the business through making sure every customer or client is professionally serviced and personally cared for, plus offering the most up-to-date website and marketing structure available.
Jackson Realty has been known for its most user friendly real estate website in our market. Not only do customers use it, but other company’s agents have referred their customers to our site. Once again, family was involved in the website. Rex and Marilyn’s son and Lisa’s brother, Lamar Jackson, created the website in 1994 and has continued its success and updates throughout the years to keep it the “best” out there! Now once again, Lamar has created an even more updated and user friendly website which you are on now. This was created throughout 2011 and now is the newest version with our real estate information.
The family of Jackson Realty has built relationships through selling houses. Over the years, we are serving second and third generations of families. We have an incredible amount of repeat customers and families and are proud of the relationships we have built.
We continue to offer the best professional service and provide services for Residential, Commercial, Land and Lot sales. We guarantee we will do everything in our power to make your transaction as easy as possible. That isn’t always easy in today’s market, but we will promise to do our best. We will continue to work with the tools we take pride in... knowledge of the market, integrity, honesty and personal and professional service.
Jackson Realty has been voted top in real estate by Walker County.