Having gotten my real estate license in late 2004, I started with Long Realty in February 2005. I transitioned from a family Surveying/Land Development company into being a full time Realtor. My previous job gave me insight into real estate from another perspective. I watched as a subdivision was taken from raw land to platted lots, assisted with AutoCad drafting, county research, interpreting legal descriptions, and of course got to work with the crews surveying everything from vacant land to grading for new development. I began real estate on the land side and transitioned into residential homes & land. Education has always been important in my life. I went to college with the intent to teach high school English. I graduated Cum Laude from Fort Lewis College with a degree in English Education. After moving to Arizona (being born and raised in Colorado) with my then fiancé, now husband, teaching lost its luster for me and I turned my attention to real estate. Since it’s important to me to understand any new project or venture I undertake, my goal is to help educate my clients through all facets of the real estate process, mortgages, title, escrow, contract law, local trends and more. So my teaching license did come in handy, just not in the way I expected at the time! My philosophy as a Realtor is to educate, present all options, pros & cons to my clients to help them have the tools to make the best decisions for them. Even though I love helping my clients buy and sell houses, I do have other interests. As I’ve gotten older, I have transitioned from an avid softball player to an avid golfer. I love games and competitions of all kinds whether it’s cards, pool, ping pong, corn hole, darts and most other interactive social games. I also enjoy reading, cooking, baking, landscaping, and always have improvement projects around the house. I have so many interests and am always excited to try something new!
Jill Pilling, The Jill and Akala Team REALTOR®
Graduate, Realtor Institute - GRI, Short Sale Knowledgeable Buyer Agent - SSB, Short Sale Knowledgeable Seller Agent - SSS, Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource - SFR
10222 E. Rita Road, Suite 170
Tucson, AZ 85747