A Kansas City native, Erin studied Fashion Merchandising at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. She coordinated large brand launches and fashion shows for new and upcoming designer collaborations while attending the Art Institute. She also managed a specialty boutique for several years before growing her client base to personal styling at Nordstrom. Over the course of 15 years of running several successful businesses and developing properties for her investor clients, Erin learned the value of commitment, collaboration, and entrepreneurial spirit.
After graduation, Erin returned to Kansas City and her entrepreneurial spirit was recognized by one of her personal clients. She was presented with an opportunity for portfolio and property management. Erin’s background in portfolio management is extensive and diverse, as she has managed properties such as Kansas City’s most cosmopolitan downtown lofts, government HUD housing, single family rentals, and large complexes with over 800 units.
Erin’s husband, Mark, was a builder and together they share the passion and expertise for investment rehabs and construction. In 2015, the Jessups purchased and remodeled a historic home in Hyde Park which they still share with their beloved Chihuahua fur-baby, Dixie.
Over the next few years, Erin and Mark worked for one of the largest remodeling companies in Kansas City. Erin was a brand ambassador and the coordinator for all company event marketing and planning for industry trade shows. Mark was the head of cabinet design and procurement, while overseeing all project management. In 2018, the Jessups formed a partnership with a local investor and purchased, renovated, and sold two Kansas City homes. Working through that process developed a passion in Erin for home improvements, design and real estate. As a natural progression, she then took her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for homes to the world of real estate, becoming a REALTOR and founding Jessup Homes Real Estate. Following her company’s vision and core values, Erin has built a reputation for outstanding service helping buyers and sellers in the Kansas City metro area.
As an accomplished liaison in the property management and real estate industry and with her background in design, Erin observes the world through the eyes of builders and investors. Because of her background and experience, she is also able to sense and appreciate the nuances of both sides of a real estate transaction. Her position has required her to have perseverance, tenacity, communication and negotiation skills as she has worked with an international client base that is diverse and high-profile.
Today, as a real estate professional with a unique background, Erin is bringing those same skills and talents to an equally broad spectrum of discriminating clients. A focused listener, knowledgeable advisor, and fierce yet fair advocate, Erin is known for her intuition and diligence. She is also known for her positive energy, encouraging approach and genuine concern as she seeks to create a positive experience for both sides in any property transaction. Her business approach is direct and successful: she listens to the clients’ needs and matches them to the right property, then assures an honest and efficient transaction. Her life-long residency in Kansas City and her wide array of contacts influence her enthusiasm and expertise, which also enhances her dedication to her clients.
Erin showcases her homes on her website and utilizes a team of professional stagers, painters, designers, handymen and inspectors to assist her clients’ buying and selling needs. She is communicative, thorough and detail oriented, and she’ll be alongside you every step of the way.