Jacksonville’s Root Realty: Where Women’s Empowerment Meets Real Estate Innovation

By Sabrina Stocker Sabrina Stocker has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on September 21, 2023

In the heart of Jacksonville, Florida, a real estate brokerage is redefining the narrative. Root Realty, under the visionary leadership of MaryAnne Rodriguez, isn’t just another player in the real estate game. It’s a movement, a testament to the power of women in business.

From Personal Struggles to Professional Triumphs

MaryAnne’s journey is emblematic of the challenges many women face. Raised in a single-parent household alongside two brothers, she’s intimately familiar with the balancing act women often perform. This personal history laid the groundwork for Root Realty, a boutique real estate brokerage exclusively powered by women.

But MaryAnne’s ambitions stretch beyond property lines. Root Realty is a beacon of community involvement. The firm’s flagship event, “The Run Home 5k,” is more than a race—it’s a clarion call to address homelessness in Jacksonville. Additionally, the “Daughters Without Dads” scholarship is a nod to MaryAnne’s past, offering financial relief to young women from similar backgrounds.

Recognition on the Rise

The industry and community have taken note. The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce’s nomination of MaryAnne as a Small Business Leader of the Year is a testament to her and her team’s relentless drive. With accolades like Best of Jax by Folio Weekly and a three-year streak as Best Real Estate Brokerage in the 904 by Void Magazine, Root Realty’s star is undoubtedly on the ascent. Their recent spotlight in USA Today? Just the cherry on top.

A Word to the Wise

For those venturing into the real estate realm, MaryAnne’s advice is refreshingly straightforward: “Be unapologetically you.” In a sector often swayed by market trends and sales figures, her emphasis on authenticity is a breath of fresh air.

The Root Realty Distinction

What sets Root Realty apart isn’t just its all-women roster. It’s their unwavering commitment to quality, community engagement, and unparalleled customer service. As boutique brokerages become rarer in Jacksonville, Root Realty stands tall, championing a quality-over-quantity ethos.

MaryAnne’s legacy vision is clear and resonant: Women are not just participants but leaders, capable of achieving and having it all. Through Root Realty, she’s not merely facilitating property transactions; she’s crafting a narrative of empowerment and innovation.

By Sabrina Stocker Sabrina Stocker has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Sabrina Stocker is a Features Columnist at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, she is originally from the UK and has a storied career in the events and awards business.

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