Jackie Scheller’s entrepreneurship gene inspires her to open local real estate broker office

Jackie Scheller, Stockbridge’s newest real estate broker, opened Performance Realty in September 2020. Office is located in the Back Street Building on North Center Street. Photo and image provided by Jackie Scheller.

by Mary Jo David

Jackie Scheller of Stockbridge is a woman who has worn many hats, but her most recent “retirement hat” didn’t agree with her, so she decided to pursue her real estate broker’s license. Effective September 14, 2020, Scheller founded Performance Realty with an office located in the Back Street Building on North Center Street in Stockbridge.

Many in the Stockbridge area have probably crossed paths with Scheller, whether it was in her teaching days, through her years as a Realtor, or when she was an owner of the Back Street Bar & Family Restaurant in Stockbridge. With such a varied background, how is it that Scheller made the decision to come out of retirement as a real estate broker?

“I have a lot of business background. Even when teaching, I taught business management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. As a third-generation entrepreneur, I’ve owned a number of businesses. Real estate broker fits in well with my ‘serial entrepreneur’ mindset!”

Scheller has 25 years of experience selling real estate, the last ten of which she spent at Charles Reinhart in Chelsea and Rock Realty in Gregory. “The freedom of managing my own team was appealing, so I decided to pursue my broker’s license.”

Pursuing that license in 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, was not easy. “If not for the pandemic, I would have been able to open my business two months earlier,” the newly minted broker speculated. “Just getting to take the test was an ordeal because the testing group was only open for testing medical personnel during part of the pandemic.” Scheller also cited hold-ups at the state level as the State of Michigan updated its website and then had to deal with a backlog of applications.

But all of the red tape is behind her, and Performance Realty is focused solely on clients in both the residential and commercial real estate markets. She is joined by licensed Realtors Robyn Sludock and Mary Wolff. Looking ahead, Scheller projects that in the next year she will be expanding her license to sell real estate in the Tampa area of Florida as well.

To reach out to Jackie Scheller at Performance Realty, call 734-707-8774 or email scheller.performancerealty@gmail.com. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please call ahead for an appointment. To learn more, you can visit www.performancerealtymi.com or the broker’s Facebook page at Jackie Scheller Real Estate.

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