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Virginia began her love of real estate in Manhattan, when she purchased a stunning historic home in an 1880’s brick row house in Gramercy Park and became the co-op President.  In addition to that purchase, she has bought, renovated, and sold seven homes in five states including California, Connecticut, New York, Ohio, and Florida.  This experience has broadened her knowledge across state lines and she understands how difficult the purchasing and sales process can be without someone knowledgeable and available to assist you in the process. She spent the previous 12 years in retail financial planning – with retailers such as Brooks Brothers, Victoria’s Secret, and Williams-Sonoma.  Her previous fast-paced career honed her sense of humor, attention to detail and collaborative skills.

Virginia Thackwell joined Zephyr Real Estate as a Realtor in 2006 and became a Top Producer in 2009.   She has served on the San Francisco Association of Realtors Committees as follows:

2008, 2009: Forms Committee – Reviews and revises CAR and SFAR forms based on current needs of the industry.

2010, 2011: Grievance Committee – This committee reviews complaints against agents regarding adherence to the Realtor Code of Ethics.

Prior to college, she was enlisted in the Air Force as a Licensed Customs & Immigrations Inspector and Security Police officer.  She went on to achieve her certified Commercial pilot license with both instrument and instructor ratings and has completed multiple cross-country trips including two air races as the pilot-in-command.  Additional education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from U.C. Santa Cruz in Economics; and a Certificate of Completion in French from the Sorbonne University, Paris, FR.

Lastly, she volunteers with her dog, Fufu, in the SF Animal Assisted Therapy program – they visit hospitals, community centers, and senior facilities. She also does occasional volunteer work with the SF Botanical Gardens.


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