was born and raised in our community and is a graduate of the Wilmington Friends School. A third generation Delawarean and North Wilmingtonian, you may recognize the last name. For many years, Braunsteins was lovingly known as “The Fashion Capital of Delaware.”
Eric began his career in public service. After graduating from Naval ROTC at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Eric served as a NAVY pilot, logging more than 1500 hours and over 400 shipboard landings, and as a Naval Reservist at the Pentagon. In 2013, he retired with 20 years of service from the Delaware National Guard.
For the past 17 years Eric has been helping individuals and families attain the American Dream—the goal of homeownership. He knows first-hand how homeownership is key to economic growth and community stability.
As a volunteer with the Delaware Association of Realtors®, Eric is currently supporting efforts to reduce the real estate transfer tax for new homebuyers—a tax that was increased 33 percent last June 30. Homeowners shouldn’t have to pay more because our officials can’t sensibly balance the state’s budget.
Eric’s activism on behalf of First State homeowners began with his involvement with the New Castle County Board of Realtors and continues through engagement at the state and national level. He is a Broker with Keller Williams Realty in Wilmington. In acknowledgment of his volunteerism, Eric was named 2013 Delaware Realtor of the Year.
In supporting our community and our residents, Eric served as a volunteer instructor for the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute/The Money School, a nonprofit organization that brings community-based financial education to adults across the state. His topic? “Make My House Sell!” Eric is active with and supports several local charities including the Rotary Club of Wilmington, KW Cares and the Delaware Housing Opportunity Fund, Inc. He was a candidate for the 2012 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year and with the help from his friends, raised more than $10,000 over a 10-week fundraising campaign. He also served as co-auctioneer for an annual charity fundraiser raising over $40,000 to benefit the work of Delaware Hospice.
Eric currently resides in Arden with his wife, Lisa. His mom, Doris, and sister, Carol, reside nearby.