Jason Felker, owner of RE/MAX Advantage, brings new meaning to the term “full-service REALTOR®”. He has been serving buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in the Phoenix Metro Area since 2009 and is well known for going far above and beyond to serve his clients.
It would be difficult to pinpoint just one or two qualities that generate the kind of loyalty that he enjoys from past clients, but caring and communication probably head the list. Jason cares about his clients and always puts their best interests first. For him, that means communicating well, keeping them fully informed, and educating them about the process, so they can make wise decisions, relax, and enjoy the process.
Along with this dedication, Jason brings an impressive set of skills to his role as a REALTOR®. Prior to attending Arizona State University and graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, he was in sales for the world’s largest trade distributor of plumbing and heating products. That position gave him extensive knowledge of home building, along with skill in sales, negotiating, communication, time management, and organization.
Jason’s attention to detail, his quest for knowledge, and his insistence on excellence combine to give his listing clients a distinct advantage in the marketplace. His market knowledge and the time he spends researching and calculating value adjustments mean that his listings are priced correctly. Then he adds exceptional marketing, including professional photography, 3D tours, floor plans, magazine-style property brochures, websites, open houses, and extensive print and internet exposure.
Past clients remember Jason as the owner of Talka International Realty, which he and his wife Stephanie founded in 2009. In 2019 they purchased the rights to a RE/MAX franchise and converted Talka International Realty to RE/MAX Advantage. Why the change? Because RE/MAX is the worldwide real estate industry leader, with a global network that offers competitive advantages to both buyers and sellers. This exposure matters, because many of Jason’s clients are international buyers and sellers.
Jason holds the Certified International Property Specialist designation, earned through an intensive five day course with attendees from all over the world. In addition to an Arizona Broker’s license, he is licensed in Sonora, Mexico and has previously been licensed in British Columbia, Canada. He has long been known for his expertise in assisting international buyers and sellers as they navigate real estate complexities and regulations far different from those in their home countries. One of those complexities is Jason’s experience helping foreign owners of US property navigate the IRS’s Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act “FIRPTA”.
His dedication to excellence in serving his clients is well recognized. In both 2018 and 2019 he was among the select REALTORS® receiving the “Top 40 Under 40” award presented by the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®. He is also a member of the invite-only Top Agent Network, whose members include only those within the top 10% of Scottsdale area REALTORS®.
Education plays a significant role in Jason’s life. He’s dedicated to continually learning and improving so he can offer the best technology, products, and services to his clients. His commitment to ongoing education and certification keeps him ahead of the ever-changing real estate market. Both Jason and his wife Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arizona State University with the distinction of having achieved Summa Cum Laude. Additionally, Stephanie earned her Juris Doctor of Law (JD) from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Jason’s leisure time activities include working out at the gym, relaxing at the pool, BBQing, golfing, watching sports, and taking his Boxer, Rocky, on walks. He, Stephanie, and Rocky also enjoy taking off in their motorhome to visit other wonderful places in Arizona and the surrounding states.
When you’re seeking excellence in real estate representation in the Phoenix-Metro Area, call Jason. You’ll soon know why his past clients say they wouldn’t choose anyone else.
YEARS IN BUSINESS
MILLION IN SALES
Jason Felker’s Real Estate Awards & Designations
2018 & 2019 Top 40 Under 40 REALTOR®
Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®
Based on business success, professional leadership, community engagement and industry involvement, Jason Felker was selected among Scottsdale’s top young business professionals as a recipient of the 2018 and 2019 Top 40 Under 40 REALTOR® award by Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS)
Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agent who has earned it has the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence he requires. As a member of the Institute who holds the CLHMS designation, Jason has documented performance in the TOP 10% of his markets and has successfully demonstrated his expertise in the luxury home and estate market.
Members of The Institute
Members of The Institute are knowledgeable professionals who have undergone extensive training in analyzing the luxury home market, providing quality service, and achieving effective results in the high-end residential market. By choosing Jason, a member of The Institute, you know you are getting a real estate professional who actively seeks out the latest training in marketing strategies, stays on top of the changing market conditions, and knows how to handle the special needs of elite clientele.
Million Dollar Guild
Million Dollar Guild members are specialists who have verified success in the million-dollar and above market. Your exceptional property demands an exceptional professional. As a Guild member, Jason has established his expertise and abilities in helping individuals buy and sell the world’s most exclusive residential homes and estates.
Certified Negotiation Expert® (CNE)
The Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) is the highest designation of its kind specifically for REALTORS®. It provides a comprehensive range of foundational concepts, planning and research tools, and applied techniques. This results in better results for clients. Negotiation is a blend of collaborative approaches to help identify and create value for all parties, and competitive approaches that help capture wanted value components. Using the dynamics of collaborative and competitive negotiating helps achieve better results for clients.
Certified International Property Specialist® (CIPS)
The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is the only one of its kind in the real estate community. It’s synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective, and a distinct understanding of a global buyer, and comes with powerful brand recognition with designees in nearly 40 countries. By working with Jason, a CIPS certified REALTOR®, you instantly align yourself with the best in the business and gain exposure to my influential network of international professionals. With RE/MAX Advantage, we take your listing to the global level.
Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist® (RSPS)
The Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is an education-based certification program. The RSPS certification was created by the National Association of REALTORS® to better serve the growing second-home and resort real estate market. RSPS is recognized as an official NAR certification and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a REALTOR® who specializes in resort and second-homes to assist them with their search.
Accredited Buyer Representative® (ABR)
The Accredited Buyer Representative ABR® designation is only awarded to licensed real estate professionals who complete specialized training that gives them the edge in understanding a buyer’s perspective and protecting and promoting their buyer-clients’ interests. Before earning the ABR® designation, buyer’s reps must also demonstrate proven experience in representing buyers. When you work with Jason, an ABR®, you’ll be served, not sold. He’ll make your home buying experience go as smoothly and successfully as possible.
Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES)
Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES) designees are REALTORS® qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+. The SRES® Council awards the SRES® Designation to those members who have successfully completed its education program. By earning the SRES® Designation, Jason has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. Jason has received special training, gets regular updates, and is prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life-changing decisions.
Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE)
A Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) has a thorough understanding of complex issues in today’s turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships. Living through financial difficulties poses a challenge for any family, so why make the process of finding a qualified real estate professional difficult too? Select Jason, an agent with the CDPE designation, to ensure you have a trained professional to address your specific needs.
Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource®
A Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certified REALTOR® is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, SFR REALTORS® are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today’s market, specifically if you are in a distressed or negative-equity situation.
Certified Short Sale Negotiator® (CSSN)
The Certified Short Sale Negotiator (CSSN) is verification that a REALTOR® has taken the initiative to become an educated and prepared advocate on behalf of a homeowner in distress. Earned by completing a comprehensive curriculum through the Real Estate Negotiation Institute, real estate agents with the CSSN designation are equipped with the expertise and training to understand and satisfy each parties need in the short sale system.
Transnational Referral Certification® (TRC)
The Transnational Referral Certification (TRC) was developed to help real estate professionals better serve clients and customers who are looking to buy or sell real property outside their own country. TRC certified real estate professionals are trained not only in the mechanics of cross-border client referrals, but also in how to work in the client’s best interests in the same manner they would a domestic client. Cross-border transactions can be complex, so it is important to involve a professional who understands local market business practices and market conditions. Jason is well prepared to provide quality service to buyers and sellers with international real estate transactions.