Serving Clark and Cowlitz County, Jay has been praised by his clients for his expertise in Marketing homes for Top Dollar in a tough market.
During the last 10 years of economic downturn, Jay has specialized in finding the best deals on Bank Owned, Foreclosures, Estate Sale, Short Sale/pre-foreclosures for buyers and in avoiding Foreclosure through Short Sale negotiations.
Now in the improving economy, he has specialized in helping investors, many that were once his clients as first time home buyers, to invest in rental property. Jay has been using his specialized training, investment experience and love for everything real estate, to teach many how to secure their retirement by building wealth through real estate investing.
As an owner of many rentals himself and an active member of the Clark County Rental Association, Jay is able to teach and pass on his experience in analyzing and purchasing/selling and managing both multi-family and single-family properties.
Jay believes in continuous and up to date education as necessary in today's market to bring real value to home buyers and sellers. You deserve more than just a friendly smile. You need and deserve real knowledge and experience. Not more BS!
An important part of continuing education was to complete the extensive training in evaluating investment properties in order to acquire the National Association of Real Estate Advisors designation, REIA, Real Estate Investment Advisor.
Passing the very tough Washington Managing Broker exam in 2013 on the first attempt was extremely satisfying as the additional legal knowledge gained has been of great benefit to his clients.
Jay has earned the CRS designation, the highest designation awarded to a residential REALTOR, held by less than 4% of all REALTORS. Jay is also an ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative, holds a GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute, SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SFR, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, and CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert designation.
His past experience in finance, lending, marketing, home building, remodeling, land-lording and over 30 years of negotiation on behalf of clients brings money-saving skills to your most important and expensive transactions.
As an Organic farmer, Private Pilot and former Ballroom Dance Competitor, Jay understands the importance of careful attention to detail and brings that same attention to detail to the buying or selling of your home, or investment property.