After selling my successful auto service companies in 1987, I began a career in real estate sales and development as part of the Crystal Mountain Resort team. In 1993 I was named the company’s Vice President of Real Estate Sales, became one of Benzie County’s top realtors and earned the reputation as a highly regarded industry professional. In my 30 year tenure as Sales Associate and Broker at Crystal Mountain I closed over 1,400 sales that totaled $195MM and was a key member of the development team that created 10 new residential projects at the resort resulting in $55MM in sales.
Upon retirement from Crystal Mountain in 2014 I embarked on a new path. With a distinctive background and extensive knowledge in second home and recreational property sales combined with a passion to better serve my buyer clients, I began studying the emerging trend for buyers to be represented in a real estate transaction. I successfully completed the National Association of Realtors – Accredited Buyers Representative course (ABR) and added this specialty to my business card. I opened my own brokerage under the name of Land Consulting Services at that time and specialized as a Buyer's agent.
Jay lives in Frankfort with his wife, Jody. His daughter Kari also a REALTOR with d3 realty and had worked with Jay previously at Land Consulting Services.