Owner / Managing Broker
Valerie L. Cortez is the Owner and Managing Broker at JPAR Rocket City. She has a robust knowledge and understanding of the home buying & selling process, a passion for customer service and satisfaction, and a desire to deliver a rewarding experience to all she encounters. Valerie understands the process in-depth, the effect of the local economy on real estate, and most importantly, the customer service needs for both the buyer and seller. "A life of service" best defines Valerie. She served 8 years of active duty in the United States Navy and 10 years serving as a Finance Manager for Missile Defense Agency in the civil service. Real estate grabbed her attention in her early 20's as she bought and sold in every state she lived and became a landlord and investor flipping properties along the way. Valerie got licensed as a Real Estate Agent in 2013. Seeing the need for a new model for real estate brokerages, she started JPAR Rocket City in July 2020. In that short time (and in the midst of a global pandemic), JPAR Rocket City was tagged as the fastest-growing 100% commission brokerage and franchise in Alabama.