Marilyn Smith has been a licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate since 2004. As the spouse of a career military officer, she offers the perspective of her real life experience of 14 moves for her family in 30 years, including buying and selling homes in Monterey, CA, Burke, VA, Gales Ferry, CT, Boston, MA , Cape Cod, MA, and of course Key West, FL. She will tell you that she knows the risks of attempting "for sale by owners" and the merits of 1031-exchanges. She is a Florida Registered Paralegal and a Notary Public with a graduate degree (M.Ed.) from the University of Hawaii. In addition, she has QuickBooks training and continuing education credits in 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges and Marketing with Microsoft Office. Her work experience in real estate has been as assistant to Jim Smith, broker associate, in the FLORIDA KEYS REAL ESTATE COMPANY. They serve buyers and sellers in the Florida Keys in finding their dream home, vacation or investment property.