Member Monday: Meet Melissa Rigdon!

Progressive communities and caring neighbors? Sounds like a CoWork Jax slogan, but it's actually member Melissa Rigdon's goal as the President of All Real Estate Options, Inc. Located in one of our Innovation Suites, we think Melissa has the best real estate in town! 

Company name & brief description of company:

Our company's name is All Real Estate Options, Inc.  We're a locally-owned real estate company. Our aim is to build stronger, more progressive communities and to find new ways to create neighborhood wealth. We strive to attract clients who prefer living and working in communities where people interact and care for each other. 

Your role/job description:

I am the President of the company and I basically do everything from training the agents, selling homes, finding new ways to make the office run smoother, paying the bills -- everything that needs to be done! 

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Fun, curious, happy.

Are you from Jacksonville, if not where?

I was born and raised in Jax. My husband served in the military, so we lived up North for awhile, but we found our way back home after his enlistment. 

What's your favorite part about working in a coworking space in downtown Jacksonville?

Oh man. I love so much, but if I had to choose one thing it would be the people who come here to work, whether it's once a month or every day. It's fun!

Childhood dream job?

I have a journal from the 4th grade I found awhile back where I wrote that I wanted to be a real estate sales lady.  It's crazy to me that I wrote that and here I am now an owner of a real estate company.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?

Europe. There are so many great countries I would love to visit there.

A favorite quote?

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

  -- C.S. Lewis

Favorite place to grab lunch downtown?

I have three: Chomp Chomp, Chamblins, and Cafe Nola.

Any special talent?

I can do four tongue tricks.