Jason & Eric - Dream Home Detroit
About Jason & Eric
As a trusted advisor with over 16 years of financial industry experience spanning multiple markets, Jason has earned a reputation built on honesty, integrity and respect! With a broad range of experience and an ethical foundation, you can trust and be confident knowing that he'll always keep you and your family's best interests at heart. Jason specializes in all aspects of real estate; working with everyone from first-time and seasoned home buyers and sellers, to both local and national home builders. Adding to his expertise is a network of trusted advocates, partners and professionals with extensive market knowledge and ability to deliver at all levels. Jason is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, where he played men's varsity soccer. While not working Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being active enjoying the great outdoors.
Raised in Orion Michigan, as child Eric was either riding his dirt bike, playing soccer, pond hockey or any other game outdoors with childhood friends and never remembers a day where he made it home before dark. It was this rough and fun play that gave Eric aspirations of owning his own business.
As the years went by, he worked his way from serving coffee in high school and college, to managing retail stores as a Field Training Manager for the Vitamin Shoppe where he saved enough money and started his very first business, a network of DVD kiosks, which he owned and operated as it expanded across Michigan. While operating his own small business Eric also took a role at JPMorgan Chase bank in Auburn Hills, obtaining his Series 6, 63 and Life Insurance licenses. He began helping other business owners as a Banker – SBS (Small Business Specialist) never wavering in his resolve to become the best version of himself he paid his way through college graduating with a degree in Business.
Before his first child was born and while working at the bank, Eric moonlighted as a firefighter for the city of Auburn Hills where he learned to work well under pressure. He graduated from the Fire Academy and obtained his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license as well. After his kids arrived, he chose to serve his city in a different capacity and became a Planning Commissioner for the city of Auburn Hills. It was his experience representing the residents of Auburn Hills and assisting clients at JPMorgan Chase Bank with their real estate lending needs that sparked his interest in residential real estate.
Eric decided on learning and pursuing real estate as a career several years ago when he combined his entrepreneurial spirit with the work ethic and skills he acquired working at JPMorgan Chase. The high-pressure situations he encountered as a firefighter translated well into the fast paced daily negotiations in the life of a Realtor.
In his first full year in real estate, Eric became partners with Jason Ries, who he had worked with for several years prior in a different capacity at Chase Bank. Together they helped 60+ families, clients and friends; five times more than the industry average. And have since been involved in facilitating the transfer of over twenty-five million dollars of real estate between buyers and sellers. As his career advanced, Eric obtained his Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation and co-founded DreamHomeDetroit.com, a real estate resource serving Oakland County and Macomb County. It was then that Eric identified a segment of the real estate market in need of the specialized knowledge he possessed.
Eric found his stride working with families in probate and inherited home situations. He put together a team of experts and resources in Oakland & Macomb County that specialize in helping people and families navigate the probate and trust process. He and his team can help you coordinate an estate sale, clear the home of personal property, sell a home quickly for cash or maximize equity in the home with a full renovation and use the estate proceeds to pay for it at closing so nothing comes out of pocket. He accomplishes this in the shortest amount of time possible while preserving the most amount of money in the estate for the heirs.
Throughout his career, Eric has earned numerous accolades, including:
● Achieving his Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation & Certified Probate Expert (CPE) Designation
● Top 5 Teams in Metro Detroit – Real Living Kee Realty 2017
● Top 50 Team in Closed Units Nationwide – Real Living Real Estate 2017 & 2018
● Top 50 Team in Sales Volume Nationwide – Real Living Real Estate 2017 & 2018
● 360 Degree Service Award – Maintaining a 98% or better customer satisfaction rating
Eric lives in Auburn Hills with his wife of 10+ years, his three kids Emilia, Eli and Eva and two Boston Terriers. In his free time, he enjoys time with family, getting in the gym, practicing jiu jitsu, and being outdoors. Eric aims to provide the highest level of service to his clients and takes deep pride in helping them achieve their real estate goals.