Meet Jay

Jay is a Seattle native (which is rare to find these days!) and has lived here his entire life. Currently, he and his wife Adrien, daughters Alexis and Alyssa, and their dogs Billy and Cora  live on Mercer Island. He knows King County like the back of his hand, and when Relocation people work with Jay, they tend to get a tour guide because of living here his entire life! 

Jay's been selling residential real estate since 1994. (He worked for Scott Paper Company in sales immediately before then). Jay consistently is ranked in the top 1%-3% in the industry in terms of production and has earned the coveted CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation held by only 4% of agents in the industry. In addition to this, he has been awarded with the FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction award through Seattle Magazine every year since 2005. This is based on a survey of recent homebuyers in the Seattle area, Seattle Magazine subscribers, and 350 mortgage and title company offices. He was also awarded BEST OF MERCER ISLAND (one of the top three real estate agents on the island) for 2010 and 2011. This was based on a survey through the Mercer Island Reporter newspaper. As a certified ePro, Jay is also very reliant on technology and his clients love this fact. He's reachable by phone/e-mail/text through his iPhone or email through his iPad. When you have a chance, you should check out his website! As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Jay also enjoys meeting the unique needs of seniors ready to transition. 

For Buyers 

  • Purchasing a home can be very difficult -- especially if you don't know what to look for or what steps to follow. Let me help guide you through the home buyer's maze! If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me. 
  • Here are the many benefits you receive when working me: 
  • I know the local market and can focus in on the areas that have the greatest possibilities for finding a home at the price you want. 
  • I will organize, expedite, and get documents to the appropriate places for you to save time. Homes that don't meet your specific needs are removed. 
  • I will make appointments, preview homes with you, and help you determine which homes best fit your needs. 
  • I have access to the multiple listing service (MLS), a service that provides access to thousands of homes for sale. 
  • I will supply information and make appointments to see almost any property listed for sale. I know how to get detailed information, or an appointment, even if the house is not listed with a Realogics Sotheby's agent. 
  • When you find the right home to buy, I will guide you through the negotiation process, the legal process, and the details that follow. 

For Sellers 

  • Selling a home needn't be stressful, if you know what to do and what steps to follow. Let me help guide you through the home selling process! If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me. 
  • Here are the many benefits you receive when working me: 
  • I know the market and will assist you in setting the right price. 
  • I also know what buyers want and the monetary motivation that will encourage the sale. 
  • I am a member of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a service that enables me to present detailed information about your home to the thousands of other agents helping buyers. 
  • Along with the MLS, I work together with other agents on a regular basis. We exchange information about new properties and fit enthusiastic buyers with the appropriate homes. 
  • I know how to swiftly separate the qualified buyers from the unqualified. Your home is shown only to serious buyers, which saves you time. 
  • One of the most important steps in selling your home is to accurately determine a price to sell it at. I will spend countless hours preparing a Competitive Market Analysis; analyzing past sales, current listings, and homes that are sold but have not closed. 

Our clients are awesome

"We have worked with Jay on the purchase of two homes. Our primary home and a vacation home. I cannot Read More Read Less
"We have bought and/or sold 5 houses with Jay over the last 12 years ranging in price from $300k to $ Read More Read Less
"Jay was a wonderful agent to work with. My husband and I hired him to help us find a new home on Mer Read More Read Less
"My wife and I are both physicians who just moved to Seattle. We were using Zillow to look at houses Read More Read Less