Tracey Velt

Editor of Publications

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The Storyteller

Talk to her about: REAL Trends’ monthly newsletter, Housing Market Report, press inquiries, LORE magazine, REAL Views, REAL Trends blog

After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Central Florida, Tracey set out in the real world at Florida Realtors in 1994 as a communication assistant, working her way up to editor in chief of Florida Realtor magazine. In 2004, she left the association to start her freelance writing and editing business. One of her first clients was REAL Trends, and she started working for the organization in 2005.

In 2014, Tracey was promoted to editor in chief of publications for REAL Trends. She handles the writing and editing of all REAL Trends publications, including LORE Magazine, the REAL Trends newsletter and the blog.

Tracey is married with two children. On weekends, she enjoys watching her daughter, Sofia, play tennis and volleyball, and attending Bucknell University games to watch her son, Jake, play football. She’s an avid runner (stress relief, she says!). She also has an eye for fashion and loves to travel to the mountains to ski with her family and to New York to savor the Broadway musicals and tasty food in the restaurants. Rent, Aida, and An American in Paris are just a few of her all-time favorite musicals. Don’t be surprised if you catch her with a Diet Coke in her hand or using her Wunderlist app; these are the two things that keep her sane in the hustle and bustle of life.