Over the last two decades, Jonathan has been able to build a distinguished reputation amongst the buying and selling public, as well as within the close-knit community of local real estate professionals. Jonathan is known for his ability to transform a property in preparation for market, and visually represent his clients’ properties in such a way that “the story is effectively told” long before the prospective buyer ever sets foot in the home. This very focus led to a symbiotic relationship with Encore Sotheby’s International Realty in 2011. Jonathan knew he could do an impeccable job preparing homes for market, and that Encore would do an incredible job presenting them. He holds an Indiana Real Estate Broker Associate license, is a proud 19-year member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors, the Indiana Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Jonathan has also held his American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP) designations, and his design work has won local, state, and national awards, and been published in Indianapolis Monthly on multiple occasions.
Jonathan grew up in Carmel, graduated from Carmel High School, and earned his degree in Architecture from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Prior to residential real estate, Jonathan worked as an intern-architect for Browning, Day, Mullins, Dierdorf, as well as, J.W. McQuiston Architecture + Interior Design. In his leisure time, Jonathan enjoys sampling Indy’s best restaurants as a self-diagnosed “foodie”, spending time with his family in Michigan and the Caribbean, and taking on residential design projects. Mid-Century Modern enthusiasts, the Eriksens currently reside in their fourth mid-mod, a 1960’s Avriel Shull design in Ladywood Estates. Jonathan is a community leader, serving as past-President of Ivy Hills Residents’ Association and the Greater Allisonville Community Council. Jonathan and his wife, Stephanie attend SOMA Church, are members of Devon Country Club, and avid supporters of Park Tudor, where their children, Natalie and Henry, attended school.
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Years with Encore Sotheby’s: I am in my 9th year with Encore
What makes a house a home to you? A house is a home when it’s truly a reflection of the personalities that live there. If it says nothing about you, it’s an AirBnB, not a home.
#1 tip for a new homeowner: Great lighting makes all the difference in a space – even as simple as trading out awful blue/green fluorescent/LED sources for warm/crisp LED/halogen sources. If your home looks like an aquarium from outside at night, something’s not quite right.
Favorite thing to do or eat in Indy: It’s holiday time, so Stephanie and I are looking forward to spending Christmas Eve touring Winterlights at Newfields with our kids, followed by dinner at Geraldine’s Supper Club downtown. We’re pretty big foodies, and this place is relatively new on the Indy food scene, so we’re excited to try it as a family.