Jason Jakus is the Owner-Broker of NextHome Advisors, an innovative and consumer centric real estate company with over 45 REALTORS® in 3 offices in Lee County Florida, specializing in Luxury and Waterfront homes. Jason served as the 2015 President for the Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach and as District Vice President for Florida Realtors® in 2016. Jason is the 2018 State President for the Florida Real Estate Business Institute. In addition, Jason has served as Chairman for several committees such as YPN, MLS, Technology and Broker Exchange and he served on the Finance Committee for 5 years.
Jason has served as a Director for Florida Realtors® since 2011 and a National Association of Realtors® Director since 2014. Jason has chaired committees for Florida Realtors® including the Business Trends and Technology Forum and Property Management Committee. Jason is a “techy” and his passion is everything Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and prides himself on staying on top of current profession issues and trends like AMP and UPSTREAM.
Jason is a highly sought after National Speaker and Real Estate Instructor, and has authored several courses including “Avoid the Hack”, “Survive and Thrive”, “Building Your Business Pipeline”, and “Master Negotiation Techniques”. Jason is also a Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) instructor for Florida Realtors and teaches “Sales & Marketing”, “Contact to Contract”, “Goal Setting & Business Planning”, “Personal Promotion” “International Real Estate” and “Technology Tools”. Jason has averaged 98% on his Instructor Evaluations and has built his entire speaking success on referrals, just like he has done in his own real estate business.
Jason has earned his Council of Residential Brokerage Managers (CRB), Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI), Council of Residential Specialist (CRS), ePro, Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) and Short Sale Foreclosure Specialist (SFR). Jason is a Real Estate Instructor and approved to teach GRI Courses for Florida Realtors®. Jason has a passion for Risk Management and Realtor® Safety and is certified to teach the REBAC NAR Safety Course.
In 2012 Jason was awarded Realtor® Of the Year by the Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. Jason was also awarded a Quilly Award by the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors® for his contribution for his best selling book “Cracking the Real Estate Code”. Jason won the highest honor and award for NextHome in 2016, the Excellence Award, which is Awarded to a NextHome member who exemplifies the ideals, passion, production, leadership and reputation that embody the NextHome culture. Jason was awarded “Broker of the Year” by the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association in 2017. The Florida Realtors® awarded Jason with the “Realtor® Achievement Award”, the second highest honor given a Florida Realtors® member.
Over the past 14 years, Jason has been a speaker for State Realtor® Conferences, the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the National Retail Federation.