Second-Generation Realtor Ryan Jennings Grew Up In The Wellington Area


Wellington The Magazine – June 2016                                                          Second-Generation Realtor Ryan Jennings Grew Up In The      Wellington Area

Story by Matthew Auerbach • Photo by Abner Pedraza

An extensive knowledge of the area is a Realtor’s greatest advantage; a secret weapon that gives an edge over the competition. Ryan Jennings of Keller Williams Realty knows this well — and his expertise in Wellington comes from a lifetime in the community.

“I grew up in Wellington,” he said. “I moved here with my family (mom, dad and two older sisters) back in 1980, and went to preschool, Wellington Elementary School, Wellington Landings Middle School and Wellington High School.”

After graduating in 1995, Jennings attended Florida State University, majoring in hospitality management. He moved to Atlanta for a while, but returned to Wellington after three years and began his real estate career. That move surprised no one.

“I’m a second-generation Realtor,” Jennings said. “My mother, Nancy Jennings, has been selling real estate in Wellington since 1985, so real estate was always in my blood, and I grew up around it. Coming from the hospitality industry, it was a seamless transition into the service-based industry of real estate.”

Jennings’ ties to Wellington and the surrounding areas are at the core of his real estate team.

“We specialize in the western communities of Palm Beach County: Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, The Acreage and West Palm Beach,” he said. “We have a strong focus on Wellington and love serving the community and receiving referrals from friends and past clients. We know the value of living in Wellington.”

Keller Williams Realty provides Jennings with the latest technological tools, affording him the opportunity to do his job at the highest possible level. This isn’t something he takes for granted.

“I have a deep appreciation of technology and how it can help my clients in their home search,” Jennings said. “We also utilize it when selling our clients’ homes. We offer a complete marketing solution that was developed from more than 12 years of experience that is customized for each property. Our slogan is ‘Buy with Confidence… Sell with Trust.’ We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations every day with great service and outstanding results.”

Although Jennings and his team specialize in all of the western communities, he can’t help but have a particular soft spot for Wellington.

“Wellington is so special,” he said. “It has always been a family-friendly community since I moved here in 1980 with my family. As a Realtor for 12-plus years, I have been in every area of Palm Beach County, and I can truly say that Wellington is the best value in the county when it comes to an affordable place to live, great schools, excellent location and great family environment.”

So what does this self-professed “Wellington boy” see for the future of the local real estate market? Let’s just say the outlook is good. “It’s a healthy market,” Jennings said. “It’s definitely a market where price is king. Buyers will often have to compete for the homes that are priced right, and a seller can sell their home quickly if they have it priced right. One thing we always make sure to tell our buyers: If you see the right home, don’t wait… it could be gone tomorrow.”

Keller Williams Realty is located at 12008 South Shore Blvd., Suite 201, in Wellington. To contact Ryan Jennings, call (561) 313-2627.