Eric Bratten has lived in the Fort Wayne area for more than 30 years. His wife Melissa is a photographer and wonderful mother to their 4 children.
After more than a decade as an executive in the defense industry, leading sales, marketing, and training teams, Eric was finally able to fulfill his dream of a career in real estate.
Eric is a strong negotiator and advocate for his clients. Whether helping a seller maximize the value of their existing property, a buyer secure the new home of their dreams, or an investor diversify their portfolio, Eric enjoys all aspects of the real estate business.
As a Fort Wayne resident for more than 30 years, clients benefit from Eric’s extensive knowledge of the regjion and all it has to offer .
Having bought, sold, and custom built homes for his own family, he has an intimate understanding of the emotional, financial, and business elements involved in the buying, selling, and building processes.
Eric’s ability to apply strong business skills with personal experience and knowledge, produce an enjoyable, stress-free experience with positive results!
25 Things you don’t know about me
My wonderful wife and 4 kids are my world.
We have a dog (boxer mix) and cat, both rescues.
I’m a “meat & potatoes” guy. Few things are better than a great steak and glass of wine.
I have lived in Fort Wayne for over 30 years.
I have visited 17 different countries across 5 continents.
I have visited 29 states.
I love to barbecue and smoke food (and do so year round).
I have the greatest family a person could ask for.
I am a night owl.
I love family vacations at the beach (Fort Myers, Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach).
I enjoy woodworking & building furniture.
I’m a home improvement junkie and always have projects going on. Usually twice as many as I can finish in the timelines I promise my wife.
I am very competitive.
I have 5 siblings, two older brothers, two younger brothers, and one younger sister.
I enjoy shooting pool.
I got to meet Kevin James and be an extra in the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
I have ridden a camel.
I think pie is better than cake.
I enjoy country and classic rock music.
Christmas is my favorite holiday.
I love fireworks and am known to take 4th of July festivities to the extreme (sorry, honey; you’re welcome kids).
I learn more about life from my kids than they learn from me.
I believe fatherhood and true friendship are two of the greatest things someone can experience in life.
I like watching football and hockey (Colts, St. Louis Blues, Komets).
I love popcorn.