Jason Mitchell is a real estate powerhouse who founded Jason Mitchell Real Estate in 2006. Since then, The Jason Mitchell Group (JMG) has achieved over $2 Billion in sales volume in Arizona. For the past 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018), Jason Mitchell has been ranked the #1 producing resale agent in the state of Arizona and has been voted Arizona’s #1 real estate team two years in a row (2016, 2017).
In 2017, Jason was awarded by AZ Big Media as Arizona’s Most Influential Millennial.
In 2018 at the age of 37, Jason Mitchell’s personal production set an Arizona state record at $130 million. The Jason Mitchell Group is also currently ranked as the #1 producing real estate team in Arizona and is ranked in the top 10 in the United States. In 2017, The Jason Mitchell Group set an Arizona state record and currently holds the title as Arizona’s #1 producing agent three years standing (2016, 2017, 2018).
Jason is the host of Money Radio’s, “Millennial Money Club,” and has starred on HGTV’s, “A Sale of Two Cities.”
Jason was recognized by Forbes as one of the nation's as #1 Professional and selected as a member of the Real Estate Council in 2018 and has been featured in GQ, The Wall Street Journal, and Realtor Magazine as well as on ABC, NBC, BRAVO, CNBC and FOX.
His first book “Planting the Seed. Understanding the Psychology of Sales” was published in 2018.
Jason serves as a national real estate speaker throughout the U.S. and a national real estate consultant for top corporations such as Quicken Loans; America’s #1 online lender and JD Power award winner 9 years in a row.
Jason and his team specialize in a referral-based real estate model and are the preferred real estate team for national corporations including: Rocket Homes, Open Door, New American Funding, Bank of America, Cardinal Financial, Referral Exchange, Homebird, Redfin, Zillow, and many others.
The projection for 2019: 1500 closings nationwide for over $5 million in production and spearheading national expansion. JMG’s current national presence includes marketplaces in Arizona, California, Washington, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina.
As one of the top 10 agents in the United States, Jason is also a keynote speaker across the country; educating realtors and lenders on best business practices.
Division President | Realtor
Scott Degnan began his real estate career in 2007 selling high-rise condo projects in San Diego. After only 90 days of proving his sales abilities, his company moved him to Los Angeles to work on a $1.2 billion project called Park Fifth. Currently, Scott is the Branch Manager of the San Diego branch for My Home Group, which INC. 500 ranked as the 7th fastest growing real estate company in the nation 3 years in a row. Prior to his real estate career, Scott spent 13 years in the mortgage business as a Sales Manager and Branch Manager for Great Southwest Mortgage and was the Responsible Individual (RI) from 2003-2007 for Quicken Loans, a Fortune 100 company. He was also a preferred lender for 9 Prudential offices in Arizona. By having this kind of experience, it gives him and his client the distinct advantage when structuring a deal in today’s competitive market.
In real estate, Scott believes he sets himself apart. "There are a lot of people who have their real estate license doing it on the side to make extra money, but as a “FULL-TIME” Realtor, I pride myself on professionalism and answering my phone late after-hours because I know the level of stress a move can bring and the importance of timing when buying or selling a home.”
For every client, I write a compelling letter to the other Realtor, so they feel a connection to my client. By doing the little things, my clients have benefitted from getting properties at a lower price because the Agent and Seller(s) felt that connection. For me, it has always been about building relationships and helping others. Growing up in the Midwest, it’s in my DNA to work hard and help others. To this day, I’m still friends with my clients, even speaking at the wedding for the 2nd client I helped get a home."
Scott also gives back to his community. Him and his friend in Scottsdale started a cancer fund called The Two Sons Cancer Fund to honor their moms who passed away from cancer. The organization has donated money to The Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona and Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The Two Sons Cancer Fund is always looking to help families effected by this horrible disease.
Vice President of 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.
Vice President of Sales
As the Vice President of Sales for The Jason Mitchell Group, Leon Gavartin leads one of the Top 25 Real Estate Teams in the United States. During the past decade, he has been responsible for and involved with over $800 million in residential real estate sales amongst him and his team, earning him accolades including Top Producer and Salesperson of the Year for 2017.
Leon is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of real estate experience and 30 years experience in business operations, product and market development, marketing, management and sales. He is a graduate of Northwood University with a double major in Management and Marketing and has held various positions including CEO, President and COO for various companies domestically as well as internationally.
Leon genuinely enjoys providing guidance and service to his clients as well as assisting his team of agents in progressing their careers. With his vast real estate and business knowledge as well as his ability to navigate challenging transactions, Leon is an invaluable asset to his entire team.
In his personal time, he enjoys being with his two kids, Ben and Shayna, exercising, practicing yoga, traveling, as well as eating and having fun! Leon also serves on the Board of Trustees for Temple Solel, where he heads the Safety and Security Committee. Leon was born in Riga, Latvia and speaks Russian fluently.
Transaction Processing Manager
Cheryl has been working with The Jason Mitchell Group since 2014 and has an impressive 27 years of experience in the real estate industry. As the Transaction Processing Manager, she works diligently to keep files in order and ensure all broker files are complete, up-to-date and in compliance with Arizona state regulations.
Originally from Western Nebraska, Cheryl attended Chadron State College and spent many years in Southern California in an administrative role at a private elementary school. She moved to Arizona in 1991 where her career in real estate began.
As a parent to three children, she spent many years managing her daughter's soccer teams. Spending time with family and friends is a top priority for Cheryl. She is a die-hard Denver Broncos fan and in her spare time enjoys constructing puzzles and working in the yard.
Tom Mitchell born and raised in Detroit, MI. His main focus is making sure our clients are having a great experience while in the process with our team. Working as a Team leader in communications since 2016 in the mortgage industry, he has now taken on the role of being our Communications Director, Providing our clients with a very efficient and stress-free home buying experience. Tom is really known for his drive and finding ways to make our clients experience the best it can be. When Tom does have free time, you can find him on the water, playing hockey, or traveling.
Jamie was born and raised in Southern California. She has spent the last 20 years residing in Manhattan Beach. As a mother of three she prides herself in being very involved in their lives, whether that be volunteering in their activities, or helping them pursue their hobbies. Jamie started her real estate career in 2017 and loves working with first time buyers. Jamie’s passions outside of real estate include yoga, travel, and spending time with friends and family.
As a real estate professional, her focus is on developing a strong relationship, and she is always looking out for their best interest. Jamie always strives to give you the highest level of communication and professionalism. She knows that buying or selling a home can be a stressful life experience. As your real estate agent, she will guide you through the process step by step to ensure that every client has a successful outcome.
As a Southern California native, I can’t think of a place that I would rather live, it has something to offer everyone. I have been fortunate to have opportunities to live in various areas throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, from the heart of Los Angeles to the coastal cities. My exposure to real estate started accidentally when I was young since my father was a contractor and my mother a realtor. Having met many of my parents clients as I grew older, one thing became clear, ‘Home is where the heart is’. The pride of ownership and the memories created there make one’s home a special place.
With a background in real estate and finance, what I have learned from more than 20 years in assisting my clients, is that everyone’s needs are unique. It is essential to understand your needs and goals so that we can work together effectively to meet them. You also have my commitment to be there for you during the buying and selling process to answer your questions and make the experience as stress free as possible. My ultimate goal is your satisfaction. I look forward to working with you.
Hugo understands that the purchase of a home is for most people the largest purchase of their life and he takes the responsibility of selling or buying that home seriously and professionally. He prides himself in explaining the process to all his clients making it the best and most informed real estate experience possible. Hugo’s availability and quick response times to his clients are something his clients love about him. Hugo’s professional experience in consumer lending, negotiating contracts, and servicing properties gives him the knowledge needed to handle all types of real estate transactions. Hugo is fluent in Spanish and English which is a great attribute in Southern California’s real estate market.
In his free time, Hugo enjoys playing soccer, baseball, and volleyball with his son. He also loves to travel and learning about other cultures.
Noosheen Detches is real estate professional with more than 14 years experience in Southern California, Dubai and Turkey. She helps buyers, Sellers and investors in global market. Her importance of caring for others early in her life is combination led her to nursing carrier, which she excelled at for 11 years before deciding to make a switch to real estate.
Through out of Noosheen’s success has been based upon the genuine care she shows her clients. She goes above and beyond for each client. She has been very supportive and attentive to the needs and satisfactory of each clients. Whether it's finding you a home, finding the best loan, or helping you getting the most out of selling your home or find you investment property, She is here to guide you.
In her free time Noosheen most enjoys spending time with friends and family while sharing a good bottle of wine.
Rebecca was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL but was raised all over the south. She is known in California for having that ‘Southern Charm’. She Graduated cum laude from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Moving to California in 2010 she began her career in the real estate industry. Rebecca has been married for 7 years now and her daughter is her pride and joy. Being in real estate has helped show her daughter that momma works hard and helps other families find their dream home. She is determined to provide the best experience to all of her clients from the beginning to the end of the buying/selling process. She is always available to answer any questions you have, with her positive attitude and attention to detail nothing will ever be overlooked. Rebecca has no problem with stepping outside of her comfort zone to get the job done for her client, and she takes a real interest in her client’s goals to find them the right home. She believes you are team mates and wants a winning outcome for the client every time.
Fun Fact: Rebecca is a licensed aircraft mechanic and for 6 years she tore apart landing gears and nose gears from 747 and airbus A300 planes. She enjoys camping, swimming, fishing and activities with her daughter in her spare time.
Marina moved to San Diego 27 years ago to attend SDSU and has lived there ever since. She began her real estate career in property management where she won numerous awards for increasing sales, NOI, and her my outstanding customer service, work ethic and dedication to clients and company. Altogether, Marina has been working in sales for 30 years and trained customer service for four of those years so she knows how to treat her clients with the best of care and professionalism. Marina prides herself in providing a genuine interest in her clients needs and works hard to achieve the results they want. Satisfying the client is Marina’s number one goal as an agent first and foremost.
Thomas served in the United States Air Force for 10 years in Security Forces. Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, Thomas was afforded the opportunity to live in Germany and the Netherlands with his father who proudly served in the Air Force for over 24 years. Thomas trained extensively for this position and his unit was deployed to Iraq and other foreign countries. His 10 year tenure instilled a deep sense of integrity, service before self and a great attention for detail. His deployment presented opportunities to perform a multitude of duties that would prove to be immeasurable experience upon his return.
Thomas holds an Associate in Science in Criminal Justice as well as his Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Thomas worked as a federal police officer stateside until transitioning into a full-time career as a licensed Realtor. Thomas relocated to San Diego in May of 2017. Answering the call to assist with volunteering to serve the veterans of the San Diego community. Thomas then delivered much needed furniture and household items to veterans transitioning from homelessness to a place to call home. In addition to his growing career in Real Estate, Thomas enjoys spending his free time outdoors, fishing, traveling, and enjoying the many local activities. He is enjoying the many opportunities that living in California provides. Above all, Thomas relishes the strong family bond he was raised with, and takes every opportunity possible to spend time with his family.
Cesar Gonzalez was born and raised in Northern California giving him in depth knowledge of the Sacramento Real Estate Market and started his Real Estate career as a loan officer's assistant in 2006 as well as being able to help the Hispanic community with his Spanish speaking ability. Mr. Gonzalez is very proficient and experienced with all aspects of Real Estate Contracts and is known for developing quality working relationships with our clientele; relationships based on respect, integrity, and trust. I am proud to have developed beneficial relationships with lenders, inspectors, contractors, and a wide range of housing professionals. Mr. Gonzalez spent time as a Legal Administrator for various law firms in California, providing him with an insider understanding of property practice.
Claudine is an accomplished Bay Area agent who brings a strategic yet personable approach to the home buying and home selling process. Drawing from years of experience in the Real Estate and Appraisal industry Claudine has built a reputation for her refreshingly friendly customer care and proven ability to guide buyers to obtain the best value for their dream home and to assist sellers to a smooth, stress-free sale of their home. A Bay Area native, Claudine has extensive knowledge of the different cities and neighborhoods across the East Bay.
Constantly focused on the interest of his clients, Amir Mafakher is known for his tenacious work ethic, pleasant demeanour and capacity for building relationships. A specialist in the marketing and sale of residential properties throughout SoCal, Amir has excelled as a result of his talent for networking and focus on providing his clients the resources they need to make informed decisions.
Offering professional assistance in English, and Farsi, Amir has the capacity to work with international as well as domestic clients. Amir insists on being hands on in every need of his clients providing his sellers with high sales prices and match his buyers with the perfect home to fit their needs. Whether they are buying a home, selling a home, or just looking for help in solving any problems while in their homes, he is always available to assist them in any way possible. Amir is a skilled negotiator with a strong belief in the value of following through and providing his clients with the best experience throughout their transaction.
Aside from his passion in real estate, Amir is involved in a number of charities, including Real Estate Photography and Spanish Guitar is his passion.
Sarah Marchese is one of North America’s top real estate agents with over $2 billion in sales. Between her boutique agency in Canada where she’s specialized in selling skyrise condominiums for international developers since 2000, and her diverse portfolio of west coast clients at Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills, Sarah represents individuals in all aspects of the industry. Real estate might just be in her DNA. Growing up, Sarah spent weekends helping her mother grow her Toronto-based real estate empire. In high school, she began rising through the ranks, starting at front desk reception as a teenager before becoming an office administrator and learning all the backroom legalities of the industry. Soon, she became a new development sales expert, followed by a residential resale agent. Early in her career, Sarah attracted numerous partnerships with the best of the best in Canada including Minto Group Inc., Mod Developments, Graywood, Daniels, Great Gulf Homes, CamrostFelcorp, and Monarch Developments.When the market destabilized in 2008, she recognized an opportunity to create a new hybrid business by combining her years of new developer experience with her knowledge of resale. Leveraging proven relationships with builders who were stuck with their remaining unsold inventory that was priced higher than the market value, Sarah took all remaining builder inventory and listed it on the MLS.
The results? With zero overhead, she saved her partners millions of dollars in operating expenses and sold all properties for what is still considered the highest price per square foot in Canada. Consequently, the Canadian housing market recovered much more quickly than in the U.S. Today, Sarah’s Toronto-based boutique agency has expanded into a full slate of services including listings, open houses, and resale. After moving to Los Angeles in 2011, Sarah diversified her experience when she started working with one of the top vacation home leasing firms in Beverly Hills dealing in $10,000-100,000 leases in the beautiful neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Hollywood Hills, Sunset Plaza, Malibu and The Palisades. In 2018, her Los Angeles-based business supports a diverse clientele with real estate goals and needs that are unique to the individual. Passionate about delivering exceptional customer service, impeccable attention to detail, and building lifelong, trusted relationships with clients and partners, Sarah’s skills are both impressive and diverse. Whether buying or selling, upgrading or relocating or breaking ground on a new development, clients consider Sarah a trusted partner who supports them every step of the way.
Anthony Martinez epitomizes integrity, energy, forward planning, hard work, and creative service in every detail of one of the largest financial decisions you’ll make. Anthony Martinez is the trusted professional you want guiding you through the real estate process. With Seventeen years of experience in the mortgage/real estate industry, he is uniquely qualified to assist you. Hands on experience with loan applications through the closing of escrow on buyers’
side or the selling of properties. Anthony and his team are known for their tech savviness, as well as their ability to structure a custom loan that accomplishes your home or commercial purchasing goals. Both his clients and industry associates appreciate his problem-solving skills and willingness to go above and beyond expectations while providing you with a low-stress, satisfying property Selling/purchasing experience.
Anthony will take the time to educate you about the many loan options offered by various lenders. Next, he’ll listen to your personal wants and needs to help provide you with the right property, so you will be able to make a confident and informed decisions. Once the real estate process is underway, he and his team will keep you and all parties up-to-date on the progress of the transaction with a timely close. Anthony’s team is fluent in English, Spanish and
Born in Daly City, Anthony is a long-time resident of the bay area from San Francisco, San Jose, Gilroy up to Dublin, a member of the San Francisco Association of Realtors®. As a graduate of College of Southern Nevada, Anthony has a strong back ground of personal/business finance, business management and book keeping. An athlete by nature, in winter he is snow boards on half pipes, mountain biking and is his spring to autumn but throughout the year you will find him in the kitchen cooking. He’s also an active volunteer in local community programs, parliamentarian of
local school PTA and is extremely proud of his own daughter’s accomplishments as a student and an athlete.
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.
Rafael was born in Mexico and moved to San Diego in 1995. Rafael is a seasoned professional with over 13 years of experience in the Real Estate Industry. He started his career with Wells Fargo as an Account Executive Assistant in 2002. His ability to manage, network, and commitment to his clients quickly promoted him to oversee and administer all broker accounts. In the midst of the real estate crisis, he had a lot of success helping families negotiate loan modification and short sales directly from the lender. Rafael vast knowledge in real estate and the mortgage industry gives him a unique advantage to his clients. He has passion and pride on the work he performs for his clients. He believes in educating his clients, specially new buyers, providing facts and making the process a pleasant experience. He understands how complicated a real estate transaction can be sometimes but his unique ability to problem solving is second to none. Rafael was raised in a conventional household with values and he truly understands the responsibility and trust you put on him when you decide to work with him.
A Michigan native and a current Southern California, Temecula resident, Colleen Nichols attributes much of her success to the foundational values instilled in her while growing up in the Midwest. As a child, Colleen was a competitive figure skater and continues to share her passion as a professional instructor in the Southern California area. Being a professional athlete has brought an additional level of work ethic to every aspect of Colleen’s life. Those values, which continue to guide her today in every facet of her real estate career, include honesty, integrity, trustworthiness and a strong work ethic.
With over 33 years of real estate experience as a licensed agent and broker in multiple states, Colleen provides every one of her clients with a world-class real estate experience that far exceeds her client’s expectations. As a California recognized,“Certified Team Leader,” Colleen’s focus is on educating and providing client support to relieve the stress and confusion that can be overwhelming for many real estate clients. Colleen specializes in first time home buyers - creating a win/win scenario for all involved leading to a very smooth and successful closing process.
In addition to real estate, Colleen has a lifelong passion for residential architecture, design, and building. With multiple degrees; Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and Associates degree in Architecture; Colleen has an advantage over most other Realtors when advising and supporting clients with their real estate transactions due to her understanding of structure and design. Helping families find their dream home while guiding them through the process, has been Colleen’s lifelong passion.
As a San Diego native, Shelly O’Neil has spent her life enjoying the best that Southern California has to offer. From the endless hikes to the days spend watching the surfers, Shelly spent most of her time with friends on the sunny beaches of San Diego. While Shelly appreciated her proximity to the water, she found herself settling mid-coastal in Santaluz because of the school district. As she contemplated a career that would allow her the freedom to be her own boss, Shelly decided to become a Real Estate agent, which ultimately lead her to also obtain her brokers license shortly after.
As a licensed Realtor, Shelly gained a reputation for her dependability, communication and trustworthiness. With a primary focus on residential sales and investment properties, Shelly also works with a multitude of clients, expanding her history of sales through each client and their
unique needs. “Shelly has a superior grasp on the San Diego market, making her a valuable resource, not only to her clients but also her peers. Her communication skills are finely honed, and her sales history just adds to her realtor tool kit", says her former broker Rich Johnson co-founder of Windermere Homes & Estates.