Bringing the Golden Rule Back to Business
I live by the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Shouldn’t that be the key to service in any industry? Its an easy enough idea, but still so many do not follow through. Treat people how you want to be treated.
I believe in being upfront and straight forward with people, because that is how I would want to be treated. I do not beat around the bush about anything. I am a no-nonsense person who believes that integrity and strength of character should be at the top of your list when deciding who to work with. You want someone that you can trust and depend on to help you achieve your real estate goals.
My name is Amanda Johannes and I have lived and worked in the Jacksonville area since 2005. I have worked with homeowners in a wide variety of capacities throughout my career. My first job right out of high school was working in homeowner’s insurance at a nationwide carrier in California. When that company restructured in 2005, I decided to relocate to Jacksonville. After a few years I decided that I wanted to get out from behind the desk and get out into the community. I start working as a Community Association Manager for a friend and neighbor of mine that owned a small management company. As a CAM, my focus was in making the entire community better for the residents that lived there. I focused on projects that would enhance the appearance of the community and bring up the property value as well as things that would save the community, and in turn the residents, money in their association dues. As a community manager, I became very well versed in the different areas of town and the communities there as I managed a portfolio of several communities at a time. I am a member of the Community Association Institute which focuses on educating homeowners and managers regarding Florida laws for Homeowners Associations. I was voted “Chapter Member of the year in 2014” for my volunteer work for the chapter serving and being the chairperson for several different committees.
While I love serving these communities, I felt the need to dive into something that I feel is a greater service to the families I work with. I decided to switch my focus from the community to helping the individual families. Working with communities for over ten years, I discovered just how important it is for a family to find the right community for them.
I am happily married to my high school sweetheart and together we have seven daughters. Yes, almost enough for our very own softball team. We spend a lot of time with the girls at their sports events and school functions. I keep my family in mind with everything I do in my career. Because of them, I understand how important it is to want to find a place that your family can grow and build lasting memories.