JTHS Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS - Jupiter, Tequesta, Hope Sound

     

                

  • JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans Organization on 9/11

    Aug 10, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host its 32nd annual JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 11 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Partial proceeds will benefit the Renewal Coalition, a Jupiter-based organization that assists wounded veterans and their families.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 240 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    May 16, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 240 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of the JTHS-MIAMI Leadership Academy’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market Attracts Top Experts, Panels

    Mar 09, 2017
    Palm Beach County real estate will continue outperforming the national average because of continued population gains, a growing economy and spectacular amenities, South Florida top brokers and real estate analysts said at the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) Rock the Market conference on Feb. 28 in Jupiter.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors to Host Rock the Market in Jupiter

    Feb 27, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. The conference is designed to equip local Realtors with the latest market information, services and trends so they can better serve their clients.
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  • Lynne Rifkin Elected 2017 JTHS President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 10, 2017
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Lynne Rifkin, Broker Associate, ABR, MRP, PMN, SRES as the 2017 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2017 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 2 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • JTHS Realtors Collect More than 500 Holiday Toys for Local Children

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
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  • JTHS Realtors to Host Educational Breakfast with Palm Beach Schools Superintendent

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will host a “Make a Connection” Breakfast with Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa as the featured speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • YOUR July Minute with the JTHS President

    Jul 29, 2016
    Announcing Important Upcoming Events
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  • Jupiter Broker Patti Fitzgerald Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission

    Mar 03, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® is honored to have one of its members, Patti Fitzgerald, named to the Florida Real Estate Commission, which administers and enforces real estate license law. Fitzgerald is a past president of the statewide Florida Realtors association and is currently a real estate broker associate and manager for Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound.
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  • YOUR February Minute with the JTHS President

    Feb 18, 2016
    We are halfway through February. Time goes by so quickly. Our JTHS Leaders continue to focus on goals to maximize our Member's strengths. Our Professional staff continue to make enhancements to products and service offerings.
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  • Sue Gaieski Elected 2016 JTHS Council President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 18, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Sue Gaieski, e-PRO, SFR as the 2016 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2016 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 11 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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Jupiter Realtor Helps Colleagues Get Tech Savvy

by | May 12, 2016


By Chris Umpierre/

MIAMI Staff

After 17 years in the computer technology and business management field, Susan Gaieski wanted to launch a new career.

Gaieski obtained her Florida real estate license in October 2006, but soon learned technology was a fast-growing requisite there as well. Today, more than 90 percent of consumers start their home search online.

“Here I was trying to get away from technology when there was a clear and definite link between the two careers,” Gaieski said.

A Realtor who specializes in gated golf communities, Gaieski spends most of her time these days helping Realtors get tech savvy. She’s continuing that movement and drive as the 2016 Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound Council president of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®. The JTHS Council guides and oversees the real estate markets in Palm Beach and Martin counties. JTHS has approximately 2,000 members in Palm Beach and Martin counties. 

 “I want to pay it forward,” Gaieski said. “I want to help real estate professionals to embrace technology and not be afraid of it. I want to assist them to use it every day in their branding.”

Maria Wells, who was Gaieski’s former employer at Lifestyle Realty Group in Stuart, said Gaieski has a unique drive to help others.

“Susan was always looking for new ways to help other Realtors market themselves,” said Wells, the broker/owner of Lifestyle Realty Group. “Technology was her thing. If you had a question and she didn’t know the answer, she would research it and get back to you.”

Helping Realtors Get Tech Savvy

In addition to her role as Realtor at Water Pointe Realty Group in Tequesta, Gaieski instructed Water Pointe’s Realtors in their use of social media for their branding and internet marketing. She focuses on helping brokers and Realtors use the Internet to improve their brands and brokerages.

Gaieski stresses three points to Realtors: complete real estate agent Internet profiles, create real estate videos and blog about local communities.

“If customers are using Realtor.com and other sites, you want to make sure your profile is consistent across all platforms,” Gaieski said.  

A quick video, whether done at an open house or as a walk-through video, can help Realtors get ranked higher in Google searches. Content blogging provides value to their communities while also branding Realtors as expert real estate professionals.

Paying It Forward in her Community

Gaieski, who found a niche in buying and selling property in golf course gated communities, continues to assist Realtors with online branding. She has also helped local businesses in Martin County.

Gaieski, the business owner of Martin County Social Media Group, provided hyper-local community and business content. Gaieski enjoyed working with local stores, helping them grow their businesses.

In 2012, Gaieski’s community involvement helped her earn the “Making Change Award” from CashMob.com, the leading promotions and marketing website. Gaieski hosted a Progressive Cash Mob Event — which included consumers watching a fashion show while dining at a local gourmet restaurant, walking to the local store to purchase their fashions, shopping at other local storefronts and then eating dessert at a local ice cream parlor — in Martin County.

All proceeds went to the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

“Being active in the community is a big part of being a Realtor,” Gaieski said.

Wells said Gaieski stressed that during her time at Lifestyle Realty Group in Stuart.

“Susan joined a national online news source feed, that allowed other Realtors to participate,” Wells said. “It brought local community information to our Realtors’ feeds. She was the first to jump on board with those practices.”

Serving the Association

As JTHS president, Gaieski wants to increase communication with members, engage brokers, increase membership and grow the association’s young professionals network.

“We made a promise this year to visit every JTHS Broker member office,” Gaieski said. “We want to communicate all of the services we have under MIAMI. We need to go to the brokers and ask them what services they value most and match the services to those needs.”

Gaieski is working with Coral Gables broker and MIAMI YPN Chairman Jorge Guerra Jr. and the current JTHS YPN Team. Both of these groups making the connection together can take advantage of and share networking and technology ideas in the Miami, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin markets.

Guerra Jr.’s Real Estate Sales Force (RESF) firm is known for leveraging the Internet, immersive HD video and grassroots marketing.

Gaieski’s background includes serving the JTHS Board of Directors as treasurer, secretary and vice president. She has participated on numerous Florida Realtor committees. Gaieski has served as a Florida Realtors State Director for the past three years and is serving as a National Association of REALTORS® director. She has high goals for her JTHS presidency.

“We want to communicate and market our association the very best we can,” Gaieski said. “The bottom line is it’s all about our members.”

GAIESKI BIO

Name: Susan Gaieski

Board position: 2016 JTHS Council President

Employment: Realtor and Director for Social Media & Technology at Water Pointe Realty Group in Tequesta.

Achievements: In 2006, Gaieski was named a Top 20 Real Estate Apprentice Rookie. In 2011, the JTHS Association of Realtors honored her with a Special Recognition Award. She also graduated from the Martin County LEADERship Program in 2011. In 2012, Gaieski’s community involvement helped her earn

the “Making Change Award” from CashMob.com, the leading promotions and marketing website.

Did you know? Gaieski has an extensive background of more than 17 years of computer technology and business management experience.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Getting to Know MIAMI Leaders highlights the 2016 presidents and chairmen of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®. The leaders are: Chairman of the Board Mark Sadek, Residential President Carlos Gutierrez, Commercial President Maria G. Juncadella, Broward President Donna Reid, Young Professionals Network Chairman Jorge Guerra Jr. and JTHS President Susan Gaieski.