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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!
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I have an educational background in Graphic Design, Fine Arts and Special Education. I grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin and have now lived in Chicago since 2001. In the past 21 years I have lived and experienced many neighborhoods in Chicago. I have always loved Real Estate and have a dream to eventually flip houses in my future. I grew up watching my dad fix things and remodel our home and I was always right beside him learning what I could. A home is a place where your story begins.
In being a special education paraprofessional, I have learned to have an abundance of patience and understanding. I am here to help you find your ideal place that fits all of your needs.
I have lived in many neighborhoods throughout the city but have been in North Center for the last 6 years with my three daughters. I have twins who attend Universtiy of Illinois-Urbana and a 14 year old in 8th grade. I have a dog Kingsley and a cat Kitty. I enjoy exercising, painting and staying active outside. I love to be hands on and fix things around the house and also repurpose furniture. I am looking forward to helping you find your home.