Jason Mitchell - President
Jason Mitchell is a real estate powerhouse who is widely known and respected as an award-winning and top-producing agent in Scottsdale, Arizona. The entrepreneur and visionary founded Jason Mitchell Real Estate in 2006, which specializes in properties across metropolitan Phoenix and the greater Scottsdale area. The team behind Jason Mitchell, the Jason Mitchell Group, is currently the #1 producing sales team in the state of Arizona and has achieved more than $700,000,000 in real estate sales.
In 2016 and at 35 years old, Jason Mitchell was ranked the #1 producing agent in the state or Arizona, achieving more than $92,000,000 in sales. This milestone was the first time in history an agent under the age of 40 had achieved over $90,000,000 in sales in the state. Jason was also voted Arizona’s most influential millennial in 2016.
Jason is a leader in the real estate industry, mentoring real estate agents and young professionals while offering support to multiple charities. As a radio and television personality, Jason is a host on “Millennial Money Club” on Monday Radio 1510 AM, and has starred on HGTV’s “A Sale of Two Cities.” He has also appeared nationally in GQ magazine, ABC, NBC, BRAVO, CNBC and FOX.
With his sales and real estate finance background, Jason opened his own real estate investment firm, Desert Bridge Capital LLC in 2010. Since then, Jason has successfully flipped over $100MM in residential properties.
Jason earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance from Central Michigan University in 2003. The Detroit native began his real estate career in Michigan, and moved to Arizona in 2006. Since then, Jason has become one of the most respected business leaders in Phoenix.
Courtney Latshaw - VP Operations
Courtney’s main focus is helping our team members achieve their personal and professional goals. She is very hands-on with our clients, and enjoys meeting new people and helping out with the process of buying and selling. Providing excellence in all areas of customer service is a passion of hers. On a daily basis, she assists with marketing and developing the best possible systems and processes to enable the team's effectiveness.
Leon Gavartin - VP Sales
Leon Gavartin is the vice president of sales for the Jason Mitchell Real Estate Group, where he is in charge of one of the most productive real estate teams in the country. During the past decade, he has been directly responsible for amassing over $700MM in residential real estate sales between himself and his team.
Leon Gavartin is a seasoned executive with over three decades of experience in business operations, development, marketing, management and sales. Leon has held various ownership and management positions that include CEO, president and COO for various companies. For the last 10 years, Leon has been fully engaged in the Arizona real estate market. As a licensee, Leon acquired his knowledge from being engaged in the market and understanding the conditions that affect it.
Leon challenged himself and obtained his real estate broker’s license as soon as the time allowed, so that he could be more literate with real estate and could provide a valuable service to his clients as well as to assist other agents in progressing their careers.
In his personal time, Leon enjoys time with his two kids (Ben and Shayna), traveling, trying new foods and enjoying Arizona's perfect weather. Leon also sits on the board of trustees for Temple Solel, where he heads the Facilities as well as the Safety and Security Committee. Leon was born in Riga, Latvia, and speaks Russian fluently. Leon is a graduate of Northwood University, with dual majors in Management and Marketing.
Claire Gladstein - Sales Consultant
In 2016, Claire Gladstein closed over 70 transactions with a total sales volume of $18 million, earning her the distinction of being the #1 salesperson for the Jason Mitchell Group for the past three years consecutively. Claire has over a decade of experience in the Arizona real estate market, and is a highly specialized real estate agent who works tirelessly to educate home buyers and sellers about the home buying and selling process in Arizona. Claire and the rest of her team at the Jason Mitchell Group all share one common bond: they put their buyers' and sellers’ needs first at all times.
Stephanie Troy - Sales Consultant
Stephanie brings nearly 10 years of experience to the Jason Mitchell Group. Her highly professional approach combined with a talent in communicating, problem-solving and negotiating has proven to be a great asset for her clients, both buyers and sellers. Stephanie averages five home sales a month, making her a top producer at the Jason Mitchell Group. She takes pride in establishing and maintaining lifelong relationships with her clients, and proves time and time again that clients always come first.
Tina Lucas - Sales Consultant
Tina was in the healthcare industry for 15 years as a medical sonographer, specializing in maternal fetal medicine. Being such a big part of a very intimate time in a family's life was priceless to her, and having the responsibility of investigating the health of an unborn child taught her to be focused, driven and relentless. She brings those same qualities to her clients now in real estate. Celebrating others' success is a personal code she lives by, and being in real estate allows her to do that on a daily basis. She enjoys working with first-time buyers as well as seasoned buyers. Outside of real estate, Tina and her daughter volunteer at her church, and she enjoys staying active with her children. Her youngest daughter is very busy playing volleyball, and her son spends his free time practicing in his school's drum line as well as with other senior year activities.
Will Behrens - Sales Consultant
Will brings more than a decade of sales and marketing expertise to the team. He is a skilled communicator and negotiator, with a focus on addressing his customers' needs upfront so that their expectations are met throughout every step of the transaction. He has a true passion for helping people make wise and informed real estate decisions. Will is a Midwest transplant who loves the desert climate and scenery. He currently lives in the Biltmore area, and enjoys hiking the local mountain trails and biking along the canal. He and his wife Megan recently celebrated the birth of identical twin girls.
Lainey Neff - Sales Consultant
Lainey is an Arizona native with a huge love for her home state and all of the unique real estate the valley of the sun has to offer. Having grown up in the east valley and residing in downtown Scottsdale/Arcadia during her studies at Arizona State University, Lainey has developed a keen eye for high-end real estate. While attending ASU, Lainey was fortunate enough to work under one of the Valley’s great architects, where she developed a passion for kitchen design and remodeling. This experience in architecture and remodeling lends greatly to her true passion of real estate.
Prior to entering residential real estate, Lainey honed her abilities to build trusting, personal relationships with her clients in outside sales. Additionally, she got her feet wet in real estate working for a boutique real estate consulting firm in North Scottsdale. After being exposed to the real estate market in the consulting field, she knew that this was the industry for her and wanted to help people buy and sell their homes while fully immersing herself in the residential sector. Her primary realty locales are Arcadia and Paradise Valley, but her passion for helping all of Arizona's buyers and sellers sends her throughout the valley's entirety. Lainey's key competencies lie in space planning and getting homes market-ready!
Jonathan Leaman - Sales Consultant
Jonathan was born and raised in northern New Jersey. He frequently visited Arizona to escape the cold, and eventually decided to make it his permanent home in 2000. He currently lives in south Scottsdale with his wife and daughter. When he isn't busy selling real estate, he enjoys looking at model homes with his family, biking, being outdoors, playing ice hockey and doing CrossFit.
Real estate has always been a passion of his, from growing up visiting model homes and open houses with his parents to buying his first investment home at the age of 20. He has several years of real estate sales experience, and is very honored to be a part of the Jason Mitchell Group.
He will use all avenues to properly market your property and get you top dollar. If you are buying, he will work hard to help find you the perfect fit and negotiate the best price. He is there to help you the entire way through the transaction.
Dylan Bucknavich - Sales Consultant
Originally from the Detroit area, Dylan moved to Phoenix in 2000, where he fell in love with the outdoor lifestyle the valley has to offer. He has been married since 2012 and became a father in 2014.
With a background in home building and customer service, Dylan owned and operated his own home inspection company for 9 years prior to entering real estate. He inspected thousands of homes throughout the valley, relying on a referral-based network. His experience as an owner in a real estate-related business was priceless in his transition to a full-time real estate agent. He has lived throughout the valley, but currently calls north central Phoenix home.
He is an avid hockey fan, plays on a weekly league, and enjoys watching the Red Wings and Coyotes. Dylan spends any shred of free time he has with his family or at the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, where he enjoys hiking, mountain biking and trail running.
Justin Johnson - Sales Consultant
Justin Johnson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a graduate of Fresno State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
A member of Fresno State's basketball team, Justin brings the same work ethic that it took to play at a college level to his real estate arsenal when working with his clients. Having grown up in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, Justin is extremely familiar with the area, therefore making him a valuable asset for new home buyers. In addition, he has an extensive background in sales, technology, marketing, finance and accounting.
Teresa Smith - Sales Consultant
A full-time real estate agent, certified negotiation expert, and most importantly, a proud member of the Jason Mitchell Group, Teresa’s area of expertise focuses primarily in Scottsdale. She has diligently worked for years with a wide spectrum of clients to find the home that precisely met their detailed criteria, and at the best possible price. Whether it’s an Old Town Scottsdale high-rise condominium or spacious north Scottsdale luxury home, Teresa has consistently proven her determination to fulfill her clients' wishes. Teresa has personally toured and inspected just about every city in the Phoenix area. During her time spent at these locations, she has vigorously previewed a wide array of available properties and their adjoining locations to provide her clients with a sincere, unbiased impression of the area.
Mindy Perfette - Sales Consultant
Mindy joined the Jason Mitchell Group team after 8 years as a hairstylist, and has already had a tremendous amount of success. Her relationship-building skills and ability to give each client peace of mind throughout every step of the real estate process have enabled her to become a truly exceptional agent. Her professionalism and outgoing personality shine through when she's negotiating for her clients and walking them through the entire transaction. She’s skilled at creating a positive atmosphere, and will relentlessly work for you from start to finish. After one conversation with her, you'll know instantly that Mindy is the right agent for you.
Mindy loves spending time with her husband and their two boys. They are active in their home church of CCV, and love giving back to their community. Mindy was born and raised in northern California, but has made the valley her forever home.
Jarrod Kinman - Sales Consultant
With years of experience working both as a realtor and a working investor, Jarrod can guide you through any process. His warm, relational approach and care for his clients are two of his many strengths, and he brings unique insights that come from being an investor in the residential market. His home staging, floor plan design and marketing techniques are all tools that have been tested and proven through his personal involvement in over 20 investment properties in the last 24 months. He is a third-generation Phoenix native, and has seen a lot of growth in the valley over the years. Jarrod currently resides in Peoria with his wife and three kids. They are his "why," and the reason he's passionate about helping others reach their true lifestyle potential. He has also spent over 18 years volunteering and working with church ministries, non-profits and social causes. He has been a professional musician, singer and leader for many of those organizations--sometimes you might even catch him doing a gig with his band at a local brewery. Music, art and authenticity are a part of his DNA.
Rick McHone - Sales Consultant
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Rick's previous career took him all over the country including upstate New York prior to arriving in the Phoenix area in 1996. With a background in food sales where he managed a $100 million annual sales team, the transition to real estate was a natural change in 2012. Relationship-building is the key to Rick's success as an agent, and his father was a broker who instilled exceptional work ethic within Rick at an early age.
Rick's hobbies include photography and video production, which he loves to do for small businesses he meets. A father of three grown sons, he's proud to have watched his children pursue careers in animation, music and video.
Kyle Perfette - Sales Consultant
Kyle Perfette was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Kyle brings a unique set of skills to the real estate industry, with a previous career as a firefighter for the city of Phoenix. Kyle has been helping people for years in the first-responder world, and is looking forward to helping others with their real estate needs. Kyle goes above and beyond for people, and will continue to do that in real estate. Kyle is very good at explaining every bit of the process whether you're buying or selling your home, and is very familiar with the cities of Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. Kyle is married to Mindy, another agent on the Jason Mitchell Group team, and together they have two young boys. Kyle and Mindy work together as a duo to make ensure all of their clients are fully satisfied with the purchase or sale of their home.
Thomas M. Gremo - Sales Consultant
Originally from Massachusetts, Thomas moved to Arizona in 2007 to attend Arizona State University where he majored in Business Communication with a minored in Marketing at the W. P. Carey School of Business. He graduated from ASU and found a position working with the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. In January of 2015, he made the leap into a career in Real Estate. Thomas loves to help first time home buyers and finds great satisfaction when he is able to make his clients dream of owning real estate a reality. He is great at building relationships with his clients and is always looking out for their best interests by putting them first. He is very creative and often thinks outside the box when it comes to marketing or when his negotiation skills need to come into play. He lives in Tempe, but his central location allows him to work all across the Valley. He is a student of his profession and is always eager to learn more.
In his spare time, Thomas loves to follow Boston sports teams such as the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. Along with his passion for sports he also enjoys art and woodworking and often time mixes the three together. He is very active, loves to hike and also travel when he can find the time. He also still volunteers his time to the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation when available and is very active within the CRC Foundation as well.
Ashley Thompson - Sales Consultant
Ashley grew up moving all over the Midwest but has called Arizona (specifically the east valley) home fox sixteen years now. Ashley graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a degree in Sociology and has spent the last ten years working in the hospitality and golf industry. She has used the skills she has made working with people and developing relationships to help kitckstart her real estate career. She is passionate about helping people find their dream home, especially first-time home buyers. Her strong work ethic, positive attitude and attention to detail make her a valuable asset to clients. She loves supporting and working with local businesses to help build their brand and create value for customers. Ashley's hobbies include golfing, traveling, going to sporting events, and trying new restaurants around the valley.
Ashley Habermel - Sales Consultant
Originally from Minnesota, Ashley decided to relocate to the Valley in order to enjoy her love for the outdoors year-round. She finds the Southwest to be an ideal place to pursue her hobbies of horses, camping, hiking, golfing, and biking. Since her move, she has gained a great appreciation for the desert and considers Arizona home. Her Midwest values can be seen in her dedication to her clients with unwavering ethics, integrity, charisma, and tenacity. With a genuine desire to provide her clients the best experience possible, she is savvy in anticipating their needs. Having come from a family with a background in construction, land development, and commercial real estate, her familiarity and knowledge of the industry began early-on. What continues to keep her passionate about real estate is the variety and endless growth opportunity. She finds it thrilling, overcoming obstacles and troubleshooting problems to produce successful transactions and satisfied clients. Ashley feels truly fortunate to be able to meet and work with so many amazing clients and professionals, every day.
Will Barnes - Sales Consultant
Will is originally from North Carolina & he brings over 13 years of sales & marketing experience to the team. His wife Katie and their two children fell in love with Arizona since moving in 2015. Will understands that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it's a life-changing experience. He’s dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service to every client. He takes great pride in building client relationships and works relentlessly on their behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. Will is a trusted resource that can guide buyers & sellers through the complex world of real estate. Will’s extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best service is sure to be your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice.
Chris Marx - Sales Consultant
Chris has worked in and around the real estate industry for more than a decade. During that time he has seen many changes and has experienced many different market trends.His industry associates include many of the best and most experienced individuals in their respective fields enabling him to provide you with accurate (up to the minute) information from the beginning to the end of the buying and/or selling process. He surrounds himself with the best so that you have the resources available to make well informed decisions throughout your transaction.Chris is also service driven to the extreme, including absolute accessibility to his clients.He understands that when you reach out to him with a question that you would like an answer NOW, if at all possible. Chris will make that happen.