Like everyone else, my “story” has included a series of personal transitions, which have formed the person/professional I am today. A former "Navy Brat", I spent most of my youth moving between R.I. and VA every few years. A year after I graduated from Mount Vernon H.S. in Alexandria, VA, my dad was transferred to the NROTC unit at Auburn University, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design in 1973. I moved to Jacksonville and worked for several architectural firms doing commercial space planning and interior design before opening my own Interior Design Firm, Integrated Design Services, Inc. in 1977. I married my former husband in 1980 and my three amazing children, Forrest, Megan and Mandy arrived over the next 6 years. I loved being a stay-at-home mom, designing occasional free-lance projects, as we raised our children in NW St. Johns County where all three excelled in the local public schools and went on to earn college scholarships. Forrest now lives here in Jacksonville and is a trial attorney, Megan lives in Austin TX where she is a successful Life Coach, and Mandy, also self-employed, her husband, Josh, and my Grandson, John, live in Denver.
I spent 20 years in and out of the design field, and earned my MBA from Jacksonville University in 1995 as my marriage was coming to an end. I started a new career as the Senior Construction Project Manager facilitating the total realignment of over 1 million square feet of office space for the Barnett Bank transition to Bank of America for 6 stressful years. I finally left the corporate world to start my "dream career" selling residential real estate in 2003. Now I apply my marketing, design and management skills to helping my clients prepare their homes for market and/or helping them find or build the perfect home for them. I love the constant challenge, but unlimited potential my real estate career offers, and enjoy the ability to meet and work with a diverse group of buyers and sellers, many of whom I now consider friends.
These days I especially enjoy working with clients interested in new construction, a niche market where I can use my design background to help them select and design their new home and my real estate experience to get them the best deal. Most importantly, I can protect their interests in an exclusive, single agent capacity, while the site agent represents only the interests of the builder.
Lynn Abbott, Broker-Associate, GRI, SRES, CNE
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Florida Network Realty
11576 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223
Cell: (904)233-8901; Fax: (904)292-2060
Web Site: www.LynnCares4U.com
Career: Licensed REALTOR, Broker-Associate, BHHSFNR: 2014-present; Coldwell Banker: 2003-2014; Construction Project Manager for Bank of America: 1995-2002; Licensed Interior Designer: 1973-1993
After working many years in various capacities within the commercial real estate field, I made the decision to apply my 40-year knowledge of the Jacksonville market, interior design and project management expertise, and most importantly, my compassion for people, to a career in residential real estate. I am continually striving to expand my knowledge and develop creative new ideas for improving the service I provide, based on what I would personally expect from a real estate professional.
Education: BA of Interior Design: Auburn University; MBA: Jacksonville University
Specializations: Concerned Advocate for Seniors in Transition and First Time Home Buyers, Staging, New Construction
While I have always enjoyed all aspects of residential real estate, I recognize the specialized needs of my fellow Baby Boomers, from helping our kids purchase their first home, to downsizing at retirement, to helping our parents to transition from the family home to a more senior-supportive environment. I feel a special calling to help those needing more patient and hands-on involvement in their search for a new home, and I coordinate with my vetted team of professionals to assist with everything involved in the marketing and sale of their current homes, from staging, estate sales, clear-out and move coordination, to financing and even estate and financial planning considerations. I have lived in Jacksonville and the surrounding counties for over 40 years, and do business in Southern Duval, Clay and St. Johns County where I raised my three children, Forrest, Megan and Mandy, now grown.
Designations: Licensed Real Estate Broker-Associate, GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute), SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), AHWD (At Home with Diversity)
Interests: Choir and active Member at Mandarin Presbyterian Church, Interior Decorating, Guitar, Swimming, Cooking, Sewing & Crafting
“We thank God for Lynn Abbott. Not only is she a great professional, but now a member of our family. When the road got bumpy, she went above and beyond for my family and we love her for that.” T. Conners
“We were really impressed with how much advertising (your company) put into selling our home. We were especially impressed with Lynn and her thoroughness. She was always on top of everything, which gave us one less thing to worry about. You can tell that Lynn is one of your seasoned sales reps. We were concerned at first about listing and all of the commissions, but now that we’ve seen what you could do for us, helping us get close to our asking price, we are glad we listed with you.” B. Gomez
“When it came time to sell my house, I wanted an agent that would get results. I was so glad that I chose Lynn Abbott! She worked tirelessly on my behalf, from the initial listing appointment, right through closing. They were always available to me and kept me well informed all along the way. I highly recommend Lynn and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for the very personalized, professional, service that you’ll get if you’re buying or selling a home.” J. Fitzpatrick
“Lynn is a true professional who puts her heart and soul into her work!! Due to an emergency situation, the closing was actually conducted in the emergency room at Flagler Hospital-- Talk about resourceful! Everyone should be treated the way Lynn treats her clients!” K. Morse
“Lynn went above and beyond what we could have ever expected of her. Lynn’s assistance in our search for a home was invaluable. Our home viewing tour was exceptionally well coordinated, which allowed us to see a large number of homes in less than two days. As a result of Lynn’s efforts, we are confident that the selection we made is the right house, at the right price, in the right neighborhood, and in the right school district. We understand that the process of buying a home is always subject to being stressful and frustrating at times but having Lynn Abbott as our Realtor certainly minimized the negative effect of the rough spots.” J. Brummett
“As a first-time home buyer, I was blessed to have been put in touch with Lynn. Lynn went the extra mile to ensure that I understood the process of purchasing my home. Additionally, she was patient and considerate to my needs for a new home, appropriately recommending areas of the city that might offer the best value. I will definitely recommend Lynn to other home buyers, first-time or experienced, who are looking for an attentive and responsive agent! Bravo, Lynn!” A. Swindell
“Lynn Abbott exceeded our expectations by far as we purchased our 1st home. She is very knowledgeable and made this process much easier than we thought possible. A great person! We cannot say enough about her — She’s the best!” The Nocoms
“I hope that Berkshire Hathaway realizes how lucky they are to have someone of your caliber on their team. Your dedication, hard work, patience and thoughtfulness place you in a category above and beyond all of the rest!” L. Lopez