Originally from the east coast, Jay served on active duty in the USMC as a Non-Commissioned Officer for 5 years between 1994 and 1999. After being stationed all around the world, Jay made Colorado his permanent home in 1997. He began practicing real estate full time in 2000. Jay was the #1 RE/MAX Agent at the #1 RE/MAX Office in all of North America in 2015 and 2016 before leaving RE/MAX to start LISTINGS.COM in 2017. Over the course of Jay’s 19 year career, he has closed over +1600 residential real estate transactions totaling more than $550,000,000.00 in sales. In 2005 Jay started a property management company now under the Listings.com brand and is managing a residential portfolio worth +$90,000,000 with over +280 single units. To date, Jay has successfully executed over +2500 leases with an average vacancy rate of .03%, the lowest for any property management company in Colorado. After 3 years as a solo agent, in 2003 Jay started his real estate team and discovered a passion for shaping the careers of new agents and helping them achieve success. Jay and his team consistently serve the residential real estate needs of all buyers, sellers, and investors in the Denver metro area by helping everyone - from first time home buyers to the most seasoned real estate investors - achieve their real estate dreams. At any given time Jay’s team is averaging 4+ ongoing 1031 exchanges, and his experience with investment property is unmatched in Colorado. His expertise also encompasses residential development, single family and multi-family, new construction, fix-flip, fix-rent, and buy-hold. Jay invented the concept of crowd-funded real estate investments for detached single family fix and flips and launched it in Denver more than a decade before the market widely adopted the practice. Jay was also instrumental in developing the first i-buyer program in Colorado, years before anyone else, and enabled his buyers and sellers to use this tool to compete with an enormous advantage in the ultra-competitive Denver real estate market to achieve their goals. Always client focused, Jay and his team have deep long standing relationships with the best in the business in the Denver market for everyone you will need to successfully complete a real estate transaction including lenders, inspectors, appraisers, insurance, title, architects, bankers, attorneys, CPAs, contractors, and much more!