Cornelius appears in the Top 100 People in Real Estate Magazine

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Cornelius L. Jackson

Owner/Realtor: CLJ Realty Group




As a highly successful realtor, broker, credit repair expert and former law enforcement officer, Cornelius Jackson uses his wealth of skills and experience to run his company, CLJ Realty Group.  Cornelius considers himself a true “marketing broker” because he does not just list a property and forget about it – he expertly markets the listing to get the best sale possible.

Cornelius has worked in real estate for fourteen years and started his company, CLJ Realty Group in Orange County, California, just over four years ago. He created his business with the original intent to assist asset managers with selling REO properties (property that the lender has repossessed for non-payment of the mortgage loan) - but he shifted his focus and explains, “While going through the process, I saw a lot of people lose their house so I shifted gears and started helping people in pre-foreclosure by using my unique marketing techniques to help them sell.” So in addition to selling these properties, he helps people that may be losing their homes.

Cornelius also expanded his focus to assist people with bad credit and help them rebuild, so they can become homeowners.  A year ago he partnered with a nonprofit organization and formed CLJ Financial, a financial literacy and credit restoration organization. There, he coaches and mentors people while helping them get ready to close on their first home. He adds that he truly cares about people and wants to see them do well, so he offers the guidance that they need to be financially successful and independent. As a retired law enforcement officer, Cornelius truly understands his clients’ needs, especially from a security perspective. This experience translates into helping his clients make the right decisions and help themselves.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Cornelius is a Master Instructor in Taekwondo and the vice president of his local chapter of National Association of Real Estate Brokers, which strives to promote black home ownership within the community.  He is also especially proud of being the only African American speaker at the California Association of Realtors (CAR)  Broker Conference in 2017.



Cornelius L. Jackson

CEO and Broker of CLJ Realty Group

9891 Irvine Center Drive - Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92618

DRE# 01824362

O: 949-299-1969  |  |  

Download the Top Top 100 People in Real Estate Magazine and check out Cornelius' feature on page 35.