About Gay & Tom Weekes
Gay has been a salesperson and in real estate most her life! In high school she sold so many ads for the school paper (and won an award!) that the typesetter had to stay up all night. She also worked her way through some college years as a salesperson in a department store where she sold so many jammies that the full time clerk made her turn over sales to her so she wouldn't look bad.
And real estate was always in her blood. Liked to buy property but sometimes had a hard time letting it go. She manages the two rental properties she and Tom Weekes (her husband and partner in Real Estate) own in Florida. They also have lots of construction experience having totally rebuilt their 1890's home in Tellluride, Co. Upon relocating to Punta Gorda, they had their new home constructed on their lovely waterfront property in Punta Gorda Isles.
Tom and Gay were married 32 years ago in Thousand Oaks, CA where they lived for more than ten years. Originally a Californian, Gay graduated from UCLA and received a Masters from Cal State Northridge. Later Gay received her Ph.D. from International College in Westwood. The education she received prepared her for the ability to LISTEN to what the customers want, expertise in law and ethics plus organizational and leadership skills. As an educator and school counselor for twenty years..Gay honed her sales skills...needed every day in that business!! She was a licensed real estate agent in California before becoming a Broker agent in Colorado.
In Telluride Gay sold the "True Grit Ranch" in Ridgway, CO. This is the site where the original movie was filmed and a rickety old set could be found on the property. The Gardners who purchased it (owners of Cintas) wanted to buy land surrounding the ranch "as far as the eye could see". Gay did her best to accomplish that for them and they purchased several hundred additional acres. She also gained some experience in commercial real estate; one of her customers was an heiress of Crane Plumbing and Howard and Judy Keel (the marvellous movie star with an incredible voice of the past.)
The Weekes are AVID boaters and enjoy having their cruising boat behind their home...and enjoy it even more when they get out and about to the nearby islands and land ports to the north and south. Their favorite trips are going south to Key West up the West Coast to Jupiter and then east across Lake O. and the various canals and locks. That truly makes them the "boater's realtors". We are tagged as "The Navigators" always helping our customers to navigate the "waters" of real estate transactions.
Tom and Gay belong to the "Cruising Club" of Punta Gorda Isles and the Isles Yacht Club.
Currently Gay is a Director of the women's group for PG Isle Yacht Club. While in Telluride she was president of Business and Professional Women. She received the "Woman of the Year" award from that organizaion.
First licensed in California, Gay has been licensed in Colorado and currently Fl. She was a licensed Psychologist in Colorado as well and that liscense is still in place. This was her opportunity to help persons who were experiences distress. She carries the GRI designation and was a Broker Agent in Telluride. Tom supplements with his Short Sale designation. In addition Gay has had specialized training in working with foreign buyers and have customers/contacts in England and Canada.
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