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Inspiring Conversations with Jackie Steed of Reliable Realty

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jackie Steed.

Hi Jackie, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
After moving to the OC from Ireland over 30 years ago, I was in awe of the sunshine, the beach, the access to everything you could possibly need. One thing was missing, the sense of community. My husband had family that lived in Temecula so we would visit occasionally. When it came time for us to buy a home, we were priced out of what we wanted in Orange County. Temecula had what we needed, affordable housing, exceptional schools for our kids and a small-town feel. It has been 20 years since we moved here, a lot has changed. The community has grown, our kids have grown but so has our love for Temecula. It really has the community feel that we were searching for. It’s great to know the local store owners and restaurateurs. We feel safe when we go for walks and our boys have thrived because of the foundation it has given them. Our business community thrives with support from the local Chamber of Commerce and our many nonprofits work hard to make sure that local causes are shared and supported.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
As always moving to a new area has its challenges. My husband commuted to OC for the first ten years, which was incredibly difficult. Getting to know new people is always a challenge but once you find your tribe life becomes so much easier. Temecula as a growing community has also had its challenges, keeping up with traffic congestion, learning to adapt to a new presence of a homelessness population and of course providing homes to new and current residents. We are fortunate enough to have a great city management team and city council that have always been progressive thinkers. They have worked hard to ensure that all members of the community feel included and involved. Their latest endeavor has been forming the new REDI commission so the underrepresented feel like they have a voice.

As you know, we’re big fans of Reliable Realty Inc. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about the brand?
I am an agent with Reliable Realty Inc. I picked that brokerage to hang my license as a more intimate office environment is a better fit for me. I have no desire to be one of 300 agents, instead being one of approx. 30 agents gives me more access to my broker and closer relationships with my associates. From the start of my business, my goal is never to be the highest seller to the person that makes the most in commission. My goal is always to be able to provide the best service to my clients. As long as I know I am representing my clients in the best possible way, it truly makes it all worth it. I have a personal relationship with all of my clients so I truly understand what their needs are. I love what I do and I get to do it with great people.

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
Taking the time to explain the Real Estate process is so important, once people have a clear understanding, they are less likely to be frustrated. Also, patience is definitely a virtue, not everyone thinks the same so taking a deep breath and making sure that everything falls into place at the right time is very important. I have learned so much from this community, mostly that there are so many people willing to give back and make sure that the less fortunate are taken care of, it is a beautiful thing.

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Most of the pictures I took, Ashlee Bee Photography took the legacy one of Habitat that was just a week ago. Pictures include various non profit events, visitiing Sacramento with Habitat for Humanity, etc

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