The team

Jenifer Scanlon

Jenifer fell in love with The Brokerage House in 2011 and quickly became a big part of the future of the firm. Mentored by Bob Simmons and nurtured by Sandy Simmons, she gained knowledge and experience that was complimented by her work ethic and innovative ideas. From professional staging and unique marketing idea to creative buyer strategies & very personalized customer service, Jenifer ensures a world class experience for all of her buyer and sellers. Working for the small, yet mighty Brokerage House was a natural fit for this small town girl with big ideas. Now the proud co-owner and associate broker, Jenifer is excited to mentor agents and grow The Brokerage House to ensure that it serves the community for generations to come.

Sandy Simmons

Sandy Simmons has been the backbone of The Brokerage House for over 20 years and she is now the Principal Broker and Co-Owner. Crossing T’s and dotting I’s is her specialty! Sandy can read legal descriptions and contracts like some would read a juicy novel- she does not miss a thing! This is crucial to her agents and clients. Her warm heart, wise mind and thoughtful attention to detail is a HUGE part of what makes The Brokerage House what it is today!

Robert Simmons

(517) 788-8733

In 1980 Bob Simmons partnered to establish The Brokerage House, INC. Over 40 years later his requirements of excellent customer service, ethical agents and smooth transactions, are still the cornerstone of The Brokerage House. His rich history in development (both commercial and residential), in and around the Jackson area, has had a profound impact, that will be felt for generations to come! A constant mentor, Bob stays on board at The Brokerage House to ensure that the community is being well served, and quite frankly we refuse to let him fully retire! 

Clint White

As a commercial Airline Pilot, I have been lucky to explore the world and meet new and  interesting people.  Aviation taught me many great lessons.  Such as, patience and communication while working with many diverse groups of people.  Time management and problem solving skills during weather and maintenance delays. The resilience to complete the mission, getting family, friends, and loved ones to their destination was always my best reward. Being a pilot has also allowed me time freedom to pursue other interests, such as, coaching my children’s sports teams, working on home projects, and now a career in real estate. I am one of the lucky ones to have been able to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a pilot. I am equally lucky for the opportunity with The Brokerage House family, where I can help you find the perfect home or business location. Their 40 plus years of experience was built by establishing relationships based on trust and the commitment to deliver value. The real estate industry is a complex changing environment much like the airline industry. My professional training and experience will help meet all of your real estate needs. How can I help?

Cliff Cole

(517) 581-2100

With over 40 years experience in the real estate industry, Cliff Cole is an Associate Broker and is the resident storyteller at The Brokerage House. He has seen it all in our ever changing market and is the perfect steady hand for your real estate transaction. Cliff finds great satisfaction in meeting the needs of his buyers, sellers and his beautiful grandchildren! He would love to be a part of your real estate story. 

Jackie Bernstein

(517) 812-9970

It is with great excitement that I announce that I have obtained my Real Estate License. My 30 plus years of experience in the title/real estate business will be very beneficial in starting this exciting new chapter of my life.  I look forward to taking my experience and using it to help my future clients in fulfilling all their real estate needs. The Brokerage House of Jackson has welcomed me on board as a Realtor. They are a great fit for me with their wealth of knowledge, experience and reputation. I will have ample support and guidance to ensure growth in my skills and best serve my clients. If you are considering selling or purchasing property, please let me know if I can be of any assistance with your Real Estate needs.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Jaimie Mercer Thomson

Being born and raised in Jackson,  I have a deep sense of passion for this community and the people that are a part of it. Having moved to larger cities after college only led me to appreciate it more! I am thrilled to be back and to begin serving my hometown though the Brokerage House. I have been practicing real estate for almost five years and in that time, I have gained a wealth of knowledge helping both buyers and sellers. While residential real estate is where my experience lies, I am looking forward to getting involved in the Commercial side as well. I strive to do everything in my power to ensure a smooth and easy transaction for all. Real estate allows me to combine my passion for people along with my background organization and planning. I am thankful to be a real estate agent and proud to say I love what I do! Please don’t hesitate to reach out, I would absolutely love to work with you! 

Kristen M. King

(517) 240-3836

These past five years in real estate have been incredibly exciting!  It was actually during my own experience while selling and purchasing our family home that I caught the real estate bug; it became a hobby that I could not get enough of! My previous experience of nurturing and educating (for many years) in the classroom has naturally applied to the world of real estate.  I take pride in defining each client’s needs and strive to exceed expectations as soon as possible!  My attention to detail, patience, keen eye and strong work ethic, coupled with my love for this business and helping others is sure to serve my clients well. As a fully licensed and experienced Realtor, home staging expert and Assistant to Jenifer Scanlon, (Broker, Co-owner of The Brokerage House), I will continue to be “Committed to Excellence” as The Brokerage House has been for over 40 years!  Additionally, we have established relationships with marvelous agents across Michigan and out-of-state that we can connect you with if the area is unattainable.  Let me help you!  Contact me today! years!  Let me help you!  Contact me today! 

Martin Griffin

Marty has served the community he grew up in for decades as a public servant, elected official, city employee and as a real estate professional. The Brokerage House is proud to have been his brokerage of choice for almost 10 years. Marty is a residential expert and has always been essential to the commercial real estate side of our business. His knowledge and love of the area, coupled with his strong work ethic make him a wonderful resource for your buying and selling needs. 

Sydney Hendrickson

Sydney is a dynamic young professional that is eager to serve her community in real estate and beyond. She loves the Jackson Area and loves helping others discover and explore her hometown. While working on her degree in Business Administration, Sydney also completed the real estate training courses and became a licensed Realtor so she could put her degree to work right away! She is wise beyond her years and is ready to assist with your buying and selling needs. 

Erica Valinski

(734) 672-1515

Erica’s love affair with real estate started almost 20 years ago and her love for lake property dates back even further! Whether you are looking for a professional to help explore real estate investing options or looking for your dream lake home, Erica is YOUR REALTOR! We call her the private detective of the group, because she leaves no stone unturned and will get all the information you need to make an informed decision, she will also hunt tirelessly for the perfect home or property that will meet the needs of her clients. Erica is organized, professional and a joy to work with!

Johnna Maurer

(517) 936-8083

I have lived and worked in the Jackson area most of my life, I attended Spring Arbor University to obtain
my Masters in Business Administration. I have worked in the banking industry all of my working career in
both retail and commercial, which gives me some unique experience and is where I realized I have a
passion for excellence and customer service. I love helping people and I want to help make their dreams
come true by helping them find the perfect home for their season of life. I want my clients to have the
best possible experience. When I am not busy helping clients I love to spend time with family, get
outdoors and serve the community, I am also a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson.

Darin Shaw

(347) 624-1338

Born and raised in Hillsdale County, Darin is excited to come home and share his years of New York real estate experience. Over the span of his 16 year career in the industry he has sold everything from beach cottages to multi-million dollar NYC apartments. Every buyer and seller receives the same World-Class care and customer service experience.  

Darin Shaw does more than just list your property; he goes above and beyond to create the smoothest sale experience. Darin maximizes the potential of every listing to sell your home at the highest price in the shortest timeframe possible. Extremely detail oriented yet creative in his approach, he gives sellers and buyers a sometimes needed design boost to help them envision their home in a more appealing way, or see themselves investing in a space based on its potential. In work, and in marketing, he believes in always playing to your strengths and optimizing the appeal of every property. “Small differences set you apart and help you stand out. Striving to always be #1 is important. The home that is #1 in price, appearance, and exposure is the house people are going to fight for. My goal is to help make your home that #1!”