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Julie Hackworth Production Realty

We are excited to welcome Julie Hackworth to the Production Realty Team.

Julie Hackworth Production RealtyProduction Realty welcomes Julie Hackworth to the fastest growing firm in the area.

Julie is absolutely dedicated to her profession of real estate. She is an incredibly hard worker and her clients just love her. It is not uncommon to receive emails from her well into the evening.

Julie has built a business out of treating her clients well. Her clients routinely send all of their friends and family to her as well as continue to use her with their own repeat business.

In a business where most new realtors fail within 2 years, Julie sold 30 homes in her second year, and has decided to take her career to the next level by joining Production Realty.

Julie is just as dedicated to her family as she is her career. She has a great work/life balance. Her young children are so much fun, we love when they visit the office.

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Learn more about Julie and see her Active Homes For Sale

Julie Hackworth, REALTOR
Production Realty
1201 Greenwood Ave
Jackson, MI 49203
Call/Text: 517-206-6426

“I am a full-time REALTOR serving Jackson County and our surrounding areas. I have lived in Jackson County my entire life and happy to share a lifetime of local knowledge with you!

Whether you are first time homebuyer, relocating or upgrading, we offer a variety of programs to help assist you in the process. 

Thank you for visiting! I look forward to guiding you through the home buying or selling process.” -Julie Hackworth

Buy with Confidence, Sell with Success!

  • Professional Photographer. First impressions are everything, make it count by having your property stand out from the rest by showcasing your home with professionally taken photographs.
  • Over 30 years of Jackson County Knowledge. I have lived in Jackson County my entire life and happy to share a lifetime of local knowledge with you.
  • Masters of Business Administration. I have an extensive education background, professional work experience and training to be able to operate a successful real estate business.
  • Committed to Serving You!  I provide top notch service at the highest level of professionalism for real estate service.


After 33 Years, Historic Downtown Jackson Building Changes Hands

After 33 years, the historic Forner Building in Downtown Jackson Michigan has sold. The iconic building located at the corner of S Jackson St and Pearl St is at the epicenter of Downtown Jackson’s revitalization. There are several construction projects going on all around the buildings location.

Jackson MI Horner BuildingLocal real estate investment company, NEI Properties, purchased the building in September of 2017. The building is home to City Crepes, The Blue Julep, Evolution Hair and Skin, WHC, and a couple of residential loft apartments.

NEI Properties is owned by David and Sadie Bradley. They were represented by The Gilpin and Gaston Group from Production Realty.  The Seller of the building was represented by The Brokerage House.

“This is an exciting time in Jackson, and we look forward to being a part of the revitalization of Downtown.” -Sadie Bradley

Downtown Jackson

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Home Values in Jackson MI Continue to Rise.

Home values in Jackson MI are up 15% according to the Jackson Area Association of Realtors MLS Statistical Reports. This continues a multi year trend of value increases in the Mid-Michigan region.

Home Values in Jackson MI

The average sale price in Jackson County is now just above $147,000. Current trends show that this will go even higher. This is a 15% increase from last years average sale price of $127,000. Homes are flying off the shelf as well in Jackson County. The average days on market for a sold home is only 104 days. This includes the time that the home is pending. Homeowners that are selling this year are seeing record sale prices due to low inventory and high demand. Homeowners in Jackson County can expect to receive an offer on their home within weeks, and many times multiple offers.

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Press Release: Rookie Realtor Sells Over 1 Million Dollars in First Year.

Kevin Reeve, Realtor with Production Realty in Jackson MI has hit a goal that very few agents ever hit. In one of the most competitive industries to break into, Kevin Reeve sold 1.2 Million Dollars of real estate in his first year. While 85% of new agents drop out of the business within 2 years, Kevin’s dedication to his clients has made him stand out.

Congratulations! We love our new home!” Sheri S. – Client

Kevin Reeve Realtor

Kevin Reeve, who is also a successful race car driver on the side, knows what it takes to be a winning Realtor.

Whether selling or buying real estate, Kevin has your back.

Watch as he races to the top of the real estate industry.



Kevin Reev Realtor Production Realty

Kevin Reeve Realtor

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Huntington National Bank – Local Branches For Sale

Huntington National Bank


Production Commercial Realty Michigan

Production Realty, along with CBRE is proud to help The Huntington National Bank in the strategic disposition of select branch facilities in Mid-Michigan.

10903 M-52, Manchester, Michigan 4811810903 M-52Manchester, Michigan 48118


4515 FRANCIS ST, Jackson, Michigan 492034515 FRANCIS STJackson, Michigan 49203


125 W MAIN ST, Parma, Michigan 49269125 W MAIN STParma, Michigan 49269

For all available branches across the country, please visit CBRE Cleveland.

For more information on the above branches:
Ben Latocki
Production Realty Commercial Division

Production Realty now has Google Street View on Google Maps

Production Realty is the First Google Street View Trusted Real Estate Firm in Michigan.

Google street view Production Realty

Production Realty’s Virtual Reality (VR) Technology is now approved for Google Maps. Our listings are featured on the worlds largest map, Google Maps.

“Home Buyers are using Google Street View to research a neighborhood, now they can also check out the inside of our listings.” – Ben Latocki, Broker/Owner of Production Realty

With our 360 Degree Virtual Reality Tours on Google Maps, Home Buyer’s can tour our listings the same way they tour a neighborhood. 

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Sam Crawford Awarded Rookie of The Year in Jackson MI

Sam Crawford Realtor Rookie of the Year

Sam Crawford Awarded Jackson Michigan Realtor Rookie of  The Year 2016

The Rookie of the Year award is granted to a first-year real estate licensee and first year Association member who has closed at least $1,000,000 in sales their first year, served on an Association committee and has been involved in the community.

This year’s Rookie of the Year has:

  • Closed over $1,000,000 in sales their first year in the business.

  • They have been actively involved with JAAR committees.

  • They have been actively involved with the Jackson Fitness Council.

  • They have helped with Earth Day Neighborhood Clean-up.

  • They have been actively involved with the John George Home.

  • They have been actively involved with the Grand River Environmental Action Team.

The 2016 Rookie of the Year is Sam Crawford of Production Realty.

Congratulations Sam!Sam Crawford Realtor Rookie of the year

Production Realty has won an unprecedented 2 years in a row Rookie of the Year Award. Our commitment to only hiring the best of the best, one on one training, along with a focus on giving back the community has turned out the area’s best new Realtors like Sam Crawford. Our philosophy of quality beats quantity works. Would you rather work with a firm that hires new agents all day long or a firm that only takes on the best new Realtors?


Cory Latocki Named REALTOR of The Year in Jackson MI

Cory Latocki Realtor of the YearOne year after being named Rookie of the year, Cory Latocki has been named Realtor of The Year in Jackson MI. In addition, he has been nominated for Realtor of The Year for the entire state of Michigan for 2016.

The Realtor® of the Year Award is the greatest honor bestowed upon a Realtor® by their peers. The award recognizes a Realtor® for meritorious contributions to the advancement of their profession and the real estate community at large.


The REALTOR of the Year award is granted to a REALTOR® who has made an extraordinary effort over the past year to better their profession, serve their customers and clients and their community by demonstrating high principles and faithfulness to laws and regulations of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and to demonstrate to the general public, by these outstanding examples, the work done by REALTORS®. The 2016 Realtor of The Year is Cory Latocki of Production Realty.Cory Latocki Realtor of The Year Jackson MI Continue Reading →

Production Realty Welcomes Kevin Reeve Realtor

We are excited to welcome Kevin Reeve Realtor to the Production Realty Team.

Kevin Reeve Realtor

Production Realty welcomes Kevin Reeve Realtor to the largest non-franchised firm in the area.

Kevin is a consummate salesman. In fact, he’s been selling most of his life. Kevin has spent the last 10 years as a successful salesman for a family-owned trucking company.  When the opportunity to become a real estate agent arose, Kevin jumped at it! This has been a lifelong vision for Kevin, and he was finally in the position to make the big move. While this is a new adventure for Kevin, his dedication, negotiation skills, and trustworthiness will allow him to thrive.

By living in Hanover his whole life, Kevin has developed his expertise in the area by being a member of  the community.   He spends his leisure time traveling around the state of Michigan and Ohio racing his dirt Late Model. Through these adventures, it has given him the opportunity to build relationships with a wide range of individuals and businesses.

With the knowledge of the Production Realty team behind him, not only will he achieve his dreams, but so will you.

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Kevin Reeve Realtor
1201 Greenwood Ave
Jackson, MI 49203


Production Realty Welcomes Russ Gaston Realtor

We are excited to welcome Russ Gaston Realtor to the Production Realty Team.

Russ Gaston RealtorProduction Realty welcomes Russ Gaston Realtor to the largest non-franchised firm in the area. Russ bring many years of experience working for the area’s largest employer, Consumers Energy. His connections within the community are numerous. His motivation to succeed, along with his love of technology will make him a great addition to our firm.

“I was lucky enough to marry my incredible wife Karen in 2004 and we have two wonderful children Avah and Bennett.  We love to travel and are a sports loving family.  I love to coach youth sports, especially baseball, I enjoy working out and I’m an avid reader. I have an Associates Degree from Jackson College as well as a Bachelors Degree from Spring Arbor University.” -Russ



For more information on Russ, visit, and follow him on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.

Russ Gaston Realtor