Julie Jones is the “JJ” in JJ and the Z. Julie learned the nuts and bolts of real estate – literally – from her father, a real estate investor. That means she can see beyond a home’s surface to its true potential and value to help her clients get the best deals for their homes.
At The Hartford Insurance Company, Julie spent 10 years in Customer Relations focusing on the details of customers’ needs yielding great experiences. In 2007, after several years of real estate investing, Julie started her career as a real estate consultant and sales agent. Given the difficult market conditions at that time, she learned the value of good communication and persistence. JJ quickly became a multi-million dollar producer in residential sales. She brings a serious business mindset to the real estate business, along with a strong work ethic that drives her to put herself on the line for every client.
JJ is a Florida Native and has resided in the beaches, Downtown, and Northeast areas of St Petersburg for more than 20 years. Currently living on the water in Northeast St Pete, her knowledge of the area and the diverse community is a great benefit to her clients. She holds degrees in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Florida State University.
Kathryn Krayer Zimring is the “Z” in JJ and the Z. She gets a thrill from the people side of real estate, from the variety of clients and deals, to the challenge of negotiating complex transactions. When you’re working with the Z, you can count on fun being part of the process in selling your home. Maybe that’s why she still counts so many of her clients as friends.
Kathryn was born in St. Pete and has lived here all of her life, gaining insight that gives her team a huge edge. In addition to knowing everything there is to know about schools and life in the city, her connections often enable her to match a seller with the perfect buyer before homes even hit the open market. She’s also seen enough change in the city to help her clients chart the right course, whether in real estate or on the open water –the Z understands the lifestyle that draws people to St. Pete.
Kathryn graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Business Marketing and Advertising. She spent 7 years in pharmaceutical sales and 14 years in building materials, contracting, and interior design. She has also built two houses, so her personal and professional experience give her insight, Moreover, her creative streak allows her to help make a home look its best and sell fast.
Tyler Jones comes from a sixth generation St. Petersburg family, going back to forebears who built the very first schoolhouse in Pinellas County. Tyler has continued the family tradition of building St. Pete — literally, with his extensive experience in construction, and figuratively, in his longtime commitment to developing St. Pete’s arts community. He brings a deep sense of commitment to community in real estate, and strives to find people homes that will help make them part of one of the most exciting cities in the country.
Tyler trained as an actor and visual artist and served as an art teacher in many capacities before shifting gears into construction. He spent 4 years at Jabil Circuit in Project Management, followed by negotiating high-level municipal contracts as part of a renewable energy start-up. With his more than 5 years’ experience in construction management, Tyler gained technical knowledge of homes, home construction and development. Combined with his natural gift of negotiation, Tyler’s skill set gives him the right tools to get his customers what they need, at the price they want.
Tyler graduated from University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Theater and Art. He remains engaged in promoting and growing St. Pete’s arts community. He’s not just selling you a house – he has a vested interest in continuing to make St. Pete a better place to live.
Kaitlyn Kellin is a buyer’s agent for JJ and the Z. She is a St. Pete native, and loves being part of a team that treats their customers and each other like family. She lives in Downtown St. Pete where she is able to take full advantage of the activity and vibe of the city. She uses her past team management experience to assist in marketing the team’s growing business. Kaitlyn’s commitment to excellence is a part of every single interaction, and she finds great satisfaction in assisting clients with the purchase of their home.