Since 1992, repeat customers, loyal clients and friends, who trust us to create win-win situations by following the Golden Rule, are the reason for our company’s success,” said Mike Deck, Broker/Owner of ERA Real Estate Links and leader of Team Deck in Carmel, Indiana.
Specifically, that means that “We rarely post our sales numbers, and my face is seldom found on display anywhere. It’s not about us. What we do is about our customers, and we put our marketing dollars toward our clients, not toward ourselves,” he explains.
For Mike and his team, this strategy proves to be very attractive to clients and agents alike. While Team Deck is comprised of seven members, ERA Real Estate Links has more than 30 agents, is ranked in the top 1% of more than 3,000 ERA offices nationwide and is one of the leading real estate companies in greater Indianapolis. Team Deck is the top ERA Broker Team in the country and consistently ranks in the top 5 in the city.
Mike grew up in Carmel and graduated from Carmel High School. He has an extensive network within the community and industry. After graduating from Hanover College, he worked in the corporate world for a while, but his desire to remain in his community and his growing love of construction brought him to real estate. His warm personality, Golden Rule philosophy, and value of strong relationship building have certainly contributed to the success of ERA Real Estate Links.
“Our success is based on our relationships. We are heavily involved in the builder community, and I’ve made it a point to surround myself with ethical and professional people,” Mike said.
Mike and his team are currently busy working with several leading builders in new developments. The two communities Mike is most passionate about are the upscale golf communities of The Bridgewater Club and The New Chatham Hills. Both are located in Westfield, which is where Mike and his family live. Over the past several years, Team Deck has sold more homes in Westfield and East Carmel than any other agent or team in the area. Real Estate Links has been and continues to be the #1 office in Westfield.” We feel confident that our customers are provided the personal attention afforded by a hands-on agency combined with the expansive resources of the ERA International Network,” Mike said.
Mike is passionate about giving his time and efforts to support his hometown and surrounding communities. He served on the original board that helped form and create Westfield’s Grand Park, which is the largest family sports complex in America. He also supports Grace Church, The Matthew 25 Center at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Riley Children’s Hospital and Open Doors in Westfield.
As the father of five children, Mike knows the challenges and blessings of being a parent. “My wife and I are so grateful that we are raising our children in such a fantastic community,” he said. Mike’s faith, family and friends are without a doubt the most important things in his life.
INTEGRITY, COMMITMENT, AND CUSTOMER SERVICE are the reasons Team Deck and ERA Real Estate Links have prospered. The vision of Team Deck is to treat each transaction as if it were their own. This approach to customer care is one key to why they have so many referrals and why clients keep coming back.
SUPPORTING MIKE IS A TEAM OF SIX ADDITIONAL MEMBERS:
AMBER HAWKINS | REALTOR® · BROKER · EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
AMBER HAWKINS joined ERA Real Estate Links in August 2006. She is the Executive Assistant to Mike. Licensed since 2003, Amber is responsible for all of the behind-the-scenes transaction management for Mike’s sellers and buyers. She is known throughout the industry as one of the best— if not THE BEST— at what she does.
MARK HUMPHREY | REALTOR® · BROKER · DEVELOPER
MARK HUMPHREY joined ERA Real Estate Links in May 2006 and has vast experience in the Indianapolis building and real estate markets. Mark’s role is to spearhead high end listings, land development and new construction for ERA Real Estate Links while being an integral part of helping clients find the home of their dreams.
NICK HAWKINS · REALTOR® | BROKER · CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
NICK HAWKINS serves as the Chief Financial Officer for ERA Real Estate Links and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. The resident internet guru is also a Zillow expert, making ERA Real Estate Links a Zillow Premier Agent. This brings with it innovative and powerful features aimed to generate more traffic to the company’s listings. Nick is also a licensed closer with Title Links, ERA Real Estate Links’ in-house title company, providing a seamless home-buying or home-selling experience from start to finish.
MATT DECK | REALTOR® · BROKER
MATT DECK is a graduate of Purdue University with a background in Logistic Management. With the plethora of information available to sellers and buyers via the internet, Matt’s background in logistics planning, implementing and coordinating the details is invaluable in connecting the dots for those sellers and buyers of homes. He lives in Westfield with his wife Janel and daughters, Lindsay and Natalie.
JOEL VANAGS | REALTOR® · BROKER
JOEL VANAGS began his real estate career in 2006 after graduating from Indiana University and is the most recent addition to Team Deck! He comes to Team Deck with a strong success rate of converting Zillow leads and his top-notch expertise in Customer Service. He understands that, for most, to sell or buy a home is the biggest investment people make. “I do what I say I am going to do, my clients know that they are my #1 Priority,” said Joel. Joel graduated from Carmel High School and has an extensive network within the community and industry.
KATHY DECK | RELOCATION DIRECTOR · OFFICE MANAGER
KATHY DECK is not only Mike & Matt Deck’s Mom, but she has also been the Office Manager for ERA Real Estate Links since 2008. Kathy recently joined Team Deck as Relocation Director. If you have family or friends anywhere in the world who are thinking of buying or selling their home, we would appreciate the opportunity to introduce them to a qualified Realtor.
Team Deck is committed to delivering excellent services. “Our clients receive top priority status. Our goal is not only to meet our clients’ expectations, but to exceed them. We customize every service to meet our clients’ needs,” said Mike.
For more information about Mike and Team Deck, call 317. 805.HOME (4663), visit RealEstateLinks.com or contact a member of the team:
MIKE DECK: 317.339.2830 / email@example.com MATT DECK: 317.903.9333 / firstname.lastname@example.org
AMBER HAWKINS: 317.805.4663 / email@example.com JOEL VANAGS: 317.408.1298 / firstname.lastname@example.org
MARK HUMPHREY: 317.640.2721 / email@example.com KATHY DECK: 317.805.4663 / firstname.lastname@example.org
NICK HAWKINS: 317.815.4441 / email@example.com » 4630 LISBORN DRIVE / CARMEL, IN / 46033