Jaki (Schlum) Underwood is a member of a small group of adults who can truly say Fountain Hills, Arizona is their “home town.” She is a product of the Fountain Hills School District, having attended here since her family located to the community when Jaki was a 5th grader.
Moreover, Jaki is a member of a family real estate dynasty that has been involved in nearly every aspect of Fountain Hills’ growth since the late 1970’s. She is part of the Schlum family, one of Fountain Hills most recognized real estate names. Her father, John, began selling real estate in Fountain Hills in 1978. Later, he and Jaki’s mother, Dawn, opened Dawn Realty and Property Management on the Avenue of the Fountains, a company they operated for many years. And, of course, there’s Jaki’s well-known older brother, former mayor Jay Schlum, who many refer to as Mr. Fountain Hills. Jay has been involved in the local real estate market throughout the last 20 years, and is currently one of Fountain Hills’ top producing real estate agents.
Jaki entered the business realm as a teller at Bank of America, working her way up to Branch Manager.
After raising her two sons Derrick and Nicholas here in the community, she re-entered the workforce with Mayo Clinic in Patient Services. During this time, she continued her education and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. With her two boys now through college and husband William enjoying his career as a Phoenix Police Department officer, she has set her sights on the career that has held her passion since she was a girl: Real estate in Fountain Hills