Alexa Wheeler Broker
The Coconut Grove native has a keen understanding of the local real estate market – not just as a Realtor but as an owner and investor in commercial and residential properties – and she uses that expertise to help buyers and sellers reach their investment goals.
After graduating from the University of Florida in 1970 with a degree in business administration, Alexa became a licensed Realtor in Gainesville, Fla. She spent two years in the business there before moving to Key Biscayne – where her husband had grown up – to conduct research for a commercial/residential real estate company. In 1975, Alexa decided to take the plunge into her own business venture, as the owner and manager of wholesale and retail gasoline companies. It was one of the highest volume independent stations in South Miami.
By 1983, Alexa and her family were ready for another change. She, her husband Barr and son Chuck moved to Islamorada, where she started Jerry Egan’s vacation rental program. It wasn’t long before she realized that there was a huge need for a full-time, professional vacation rental company to connect visitors with the vacations of their dreams. And Freewheeler Vacations was born.
Several years later, she branched out to create Freewheeler Realty, now the leading real estate brokerage firm in the Upper Keys. In addition to her extensive knowledge of real estate in the Upper Keys, Alexa is an instrument-rated pilot with a license to fly fixed-wing single engine planes. Having grown up on the water, it’s inevitable that she also loves boating. She started out sailing prams as a youngster in Coconut Grove and eventually moved up to the 33-foot sport fisherman that she and her husband own today.
Want to see the Keys from the air or from the water? She’s got you covered. If you’re more adventuresome, she can also show you around on the back of her Harley. (More traditional modes of transportation are also available!).
Whatever you need – however you get there – Alexa is willing and able to help you get the 24/7 care you want in purchasing or selling properties in the Upper Keys.