Sustainable and Affordable Property Care
We are all part of a community.
Exquisite Property Services believes that building a solid and healthy community begins with taking pride in each property. In addition, quality cleaning, clean up and preservation enhances the value of all properties within a community.
We deliver interior and exterior property cleaning for homes, businesses, and government properties. As a result, customers lower their property care costs and protect the environment. We are determined to make each customer experience, well, simply exquisite!
Meet Karima Jackson
Founder of Exquisite Property Services
Karima Jackson is the owner and operator of Exquisite Property Services (EPS). She describes EPS as the product of years of research and her experience as a lifelong Newark resident. She credits her commitment to the community to the matriarchs in her family who taught her and her siblings to live up to and embrace their responsibility to their neighborhood. Karima worked over a decade with the state of New Jersey before transitioning to nonprofit work.
She has a long experience collaborating with local and state government, private corporations, community residents, religious and nonprofit organizations to organize local clean-up events and improve the quality of life in a South Ward neighborhood in Newark, NJ.
Karima is no stranger to hard work and work-life balance. She is a doctoral candidate at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark. Her research focuses on constitutional governance and social equity. In addition, Karima is the mom of a beautiful little girl that loves to compost, garden, and clean the earth! Isn’t that exquisite?
Our Exquisite History
Working with commercial, residential, and government property creating cleaner communities.
In December 2014, my Aunt Mary lost her courageous battle with cancer, devastating my close-knit family to its core. In the middle of grappling with the gravity of our loss, we were also confronted with the Responsibility of handling the care of her real estate properties. Cleaning out the properties and hiring contractors proved cumbersome. Local bulk pick-up ordinances were inconvenient, recycling regulations were confusing, and contractors wanted way more money than we could afford for our clean-out projects.
As novice property owners, we paid out lots of money and wasted significant amounts of time navigating affordable property care services.
I knew I had created something that needed to be shared with the friends, family, and community I loved.
It did not take much before our savings, and available funds were utterly depleted. I thought there had to be something more. So I decided to research local, state, and federal environmental protection agencies, learn about regulations, understand pricing and ways residents could dispose of their waste.
Armed with my new knowledge, I began my own do-it-yourself clean-out projects, room by room. As an asthmatic, I ensured that the cleaning agents and dust involved in the projects would not jeopardize my health. It dawned on me that others would, too, if I had these issues, so I started my research again. First, I learned about the differences between cleaning agents and air pollutants. Then, I contacted industry experts to inquire about standards and best practices. I eventually learned about proper ways to conduct eco-friendly cleaning.
My family was completely surprised and excited about the research and work I managed to complete independently. I was proud to figure out how to handle the cleaning projects without costing the family tons of money. There was the added benefit that the work I completed was safe for my health and the health of my environment. It also felt rewarding to donate the family’s unwanted items to local nonprofits and senior homes rather than having the items end up in overcrowded landfills.
Interested in building up your community with clean and healthy property management?
- Women’s History Month
- City of Newark Landbank
- New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Responsible Appliance Recycle (RAD) Program
- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
- U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- New Jersey Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
- Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE)