Jason Merel, a veteran real estate broker, combines his love for the real estate industry with his passion for education.
He is an active broker with @properties and represents buyers and sellers on a day-to-day basis, and considers education of his clients an important part of his role as a REALTOR®. Bringing extensive knowledge and experience of the real estate market, Jason offers his clients an outstanding level of service. Honesty and integrity are two characteristics that have helped Jason build a business of repeat clients and referrals. He has negotiated tens of millions of dollars of real estate in Chicago and the suburbs and was given the honor of being a Five Star Professional in Chicago Magazine in 2015. Jason specializes in helping people making a local move selling their current home and purchasing another, but loves working with first time buyers as well! While the process can be stressful, Jason focuses on making the transition as smooth and stress free as possible by educating his clients and meeting their needs.
Before getting into the real estate business in 2003, Jason previously taught social studies at Jahn Elementary, Carter G. Woodson Middle School, and Nettelhorst Elementary School. There, he coached the Debate Team, ran the Student Council, and helped fundraise tens of thousands of dollars for trips to St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Jason has found that his passion for teaching generously applies to working with his clients. His patience, careful attention to detail, and problem-solving skills have translated nicely into helping clients buyand sell millions of dollars of properties.
When Jason is not selling real estate, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Annie, and 3 children, Lyla, Noah, and Logan. He loves cheering on his alumni, the Wisconsin Badgers, and plays intramural sports, like soccer and bowling. He enjoys reading, attending concerts as often as possible, loudly encouraging his kids at their respective sporting events, and hopes at some point to build a robot and participate in Battlebots with his kids - they’re all obsessed!
Clients are saying:
"We started working with Jason Merel because we knew him in high school and had similar connections, but thededication and perseverance Jason had during our house hunting extended beyond anything we would expect, evenfrom family. Jason worked with us for almost a year, and we were trying clients :-) He got to know exactly what wewanted, and tirelessly worked with us to uncover what we needed, as well. He always made our showingsworthwhile, and after we started with a broad search to determine our combined preferences, Jason helped to narrow our searches as the weeks (and months) went on, to guarantee we were seeing homes that may definitely be "the one", every time. Once we found it, he worked hard for us, and we felt as if we were all going through this together as one team. I will recommend Jason to everyone looking to buy or sell a home, and won't use anyone else for my future real estate needs.Thank you,Adrianna Schneider, LEED APSolutions Engineer - AECAdvanced Solutions, Inc."
"Jason,I would like to express a special thank you as a friend and my realtor. Jason as your client, you were extremely professional, courteous, informative and efficient in finding me a home. Your customer service showed to be above and beyond, frankly out of this world. For several months, you were proactive, diligent with sending me listings that were personalized in style based upon understanding my needs and what I was looking for. Following each phone call, I walked away more optimistic that my dream would come true in you finding me a home that I loved. When I was ready to give up, you listened to my concerns, addressed my needs, were persistent and diligent with finding inventory that was limited in the market. In addition, your forcefulness, compassion and professionalism along with out-going personality kept me on track with my dream, which proved to be successful! I firmly believe that if it was not for you, Jason Merel, I wouldnt be a current homeowner today. I am grateful for your services and friendship. I high encourage you provide my contact information to anyone looking to work with you. Its extremely important that consumers be educated and informed of their options and look no further, YOU, are the key to success in finding a dream home!Thanks again,Kelly GumbinerVice President/Branch Manager, Citibank"
"Jason Merel is a great guy to have on your team when you are buying or selling ahouse. Jason is relentless in his quest to get the deal done, and to get it done right. He has an absolutely amazing amount of energy, and will work, work, work till he finds a way to get the job done. I have done a number of deals with Jason as the cooperating broker, and each time he was not only a pleasure to work with, but the one guy who never lost sight of the client's ultimate goal. I have even used Jason myself as a listing broker, and was more than satisfied with his service and his commitment. We had a tough situation and Jason found a creative way to make the deal work for everyone. I'd highly recommend him for your real estate needs!"
"Jason Merel has been a business partner for years and has helped buy/sell real estate not only for my friends and family, but myself personally. Jasons experience and knowledge of the market got my Lincoln Park condo listed on a Friday and sold for full list price on Sunday after he ran multiple showings with multiple offers. He then parlayed that into an unbelievable offer for our new home in the suburbs. We got our house for over $50,000 BELOW list price and it would not have happened without Jason staying on top of the other agent letting them know he had buyers ready toclose asap. Whenever friends and family need a realtor to help navigate through the crazy world of Chicagoland real estate hes the first person I call."
"We were about a month and a half away from our wedding day, and thought we would start looking at some properties just to get our feet wet. However, Jason quickly found us a once in a lifetime townhouse in our favorite part of Bucktown. We jumped in with an offer while only a month out from the wedding. We never expected this, but he made the process so simple. Needless to say Jason helped us navigate this side of two stressful situations and we closed seven days after our wedding. Over a year later we couldn't be happier and are so thankful we put our trust in Jason."