Dream Home Detroit - Eric
Your Realtor of Choice
Yesterday we closed on our new home…super excited. I want to give a high recommendation to the Dream Home Detroit team Eric Mendieta and Jason Ries. The amount of knowledge and support that comes with these two gentlemen is incomparable. Always staying in contact constant support no matter the time or what they are doing even if that means on a vacation. These two individuals have to be the best realtors anyone can have in their corner.
My experience was amazing from day one!!! Eric and everyone involved made the whole process smooth and stress free from the original offer to the closing. I could always count on him to be there for whatever I needed whenever.. Very professional, helpful and kind. It was like working with family.. This was a scary time for me but he made it so easy and fun! I found my dream home!!
Eric went far beyond our expectations in the home-buying process. When we were buying a new home, my husband and I had a lot of complications with our mortgage. Eric was a great resource to help us navigate our stress and managed to keep the sellers with us, despite the process taking three times longer than expected. As first time home-buyers, we had a lot of questions. He was very knowledgeable when answering all of our questions about what we need to do when buying a home.
Eric also sold our old home. He sold our old house in less than a week! That was beyond even our most positive expectations. I *highly* recommend Eric to anyone buying or selling a home
These reviews perfectly sum up the kind of Realtor Eric is, and the type of Realtor he continuously strives to be for his clients. He was taught at a young age that if you want something in life, you have to work for it. So that’s what he did. And he worked hard.
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.
Eric was referred to us by a friend who purchased a house from him and he completely exceeded our expectations. He went above and beyond to ensure that my wife and I found our perfect forever home. I have worked with other agents in the past who came off as very pushy and were only concerned about making a quick commission. Eric was extremely patient with us and answered every question we had. He is an extremely nice family man who understands the stressfulness of the home buying process and will worked with you every step of the way. I will definitely be recommending him to all my family and friends.
- G. Sarkisyan
Eric was great to work with. He displayed a high level of professionalism and was beyond courteous. He was very knowledgeable about the areas and houses we visited which made finding the right home very easy. He was attentive to our specific needs and taste and did his best to match us with the right home. Eric ensured that the closing process ran smoothly. I'm am very grateful to have worked with him. Thank you Eric!
From start to finish Eric was so helpful and always available to answer all my questions. Eric is an excellent agent and I would highly recommend him for any of my friends or family members. Thanks again for all you have done!!
- C. Spezia