ABOUT THE TEAM
Wendy Griffis grew up in Jacksonville, and set down roots, when she married her husband, Jason, in 1996. Wendy started her career in Real Estate in 2000, after she built her very first home, and through her relationship with her agent at the time, caught the bug that would change the direction of her life forever. Starting as a buyers agent for new construction buyers, Wendy learned about home ownership, and the excitement that the home buying/building process brings to a family. As she developed and grew her skills, those clients would sell, and buy again with her, and Wendy learned how special it can be to “be the family realtor” – and get to serve clients for a lifetime. Honing her skills during the difficulties of the real estate recession, Wendy used her analytical skills from her degree in Statistics and Business Administration to really understand the price positioning process, and how to successfully market a home, even in the most difficult of markets. Wendy is a lifetime learner, and believes that it is important to remain humble, and always know there is something new to learn – so she actively pursues training and growth opportunities to better serve her clients, under all market conditions. Wendy has the knowledge to provide solid consultation/advice, the skills to negotiate as an advocate, and a deep understanding that real estate is not just “selling homes” – that peoples lives are affected by how well she does her job; she has made a commitment to serve her clients to the deepest level possible, before, during and after the sale.
Marybeth Baumann, left the snow and cold in Wisconsin, and moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1996. Married for over 25 years to David Baumann and the proud Mom to one son, Andrew Baumann, and cute as ever dog, Roman. Marybeth started working for Wendy Griffis Group in 2005, as a coordinator, assisting in many capacities. As our team grew, she was promoted to Transaction Manager, handling all buyer and seller transactions from contract to close, as well as marketing/projects and planning events throughout the year for client appreciation parties. Marybeth has an eye for detail, and knows how to “juggle” the many intricacies of “what ifs” and “how tos” during a real estate transaction. She also has a deep care for our clients – many whom she doesn’t meet until we have a client party; but always makes sure our clients know we are here as their advocate during the process, and here to help things go smoothly. She is invaluable to our team for keeping our clients up to date, and the contracts proceeding seemingly effortlessly.
Julie Haines is a long time native of Jacksonville. Her background includes over 15 years’ experience at a non-profit services agency, where she put her stellar organizational and process implementation skills to work. While there, she met her husband Steve, a member of the Florida Army & Air National Guard HRO, and they have two boys Nicholas & Nathan. Julie is an avid nature lover, enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and has two cats. Julie began working for Wendy Griffis Group in 2013, and is the Operations Manager for the team. Her invaluable support provides the foundation that allows us to serve our clients with deeper connections and quick responses during the initial phases of the home buying & selling process, assuring our operations are running smoothly.