Jay has resided on the Boston North Shore area since 1975. Before that he lived in Vermont where he attended Vermont Technical College and majored in Architectural Engineering. He lives in Hamilton with his wife Linda and their two Welsh Terriers - Ozzie & Harriet. Specializing in the North Shore area has enabled Jay to assist his clients with all their local real estate needs and he remains current with the legal, financial and market conditions in the area. His belief in being a well-informed and educated professional is reflected in the numerous positions he has held within the REALTOR community and the designations he has earned. In addition to earning the GRI (Graduate, REALTOR Institute) designation, Jay earned the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation, the CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) designation, the RECS (Real Estate Cyberspace Specialist) designation and the SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation which are collectively earned by less that 1% of all Realtors in the world. He is also the first Coldwell Banker agent on the North Shore to be certified as a PREVIEWS International® Property Specialist.
Jay opened and managed the Beverly office of The DeWolfe Company (now Coldwell Banker) in 1990 and a second office in Marblehead in 1993. He was elected President of the Multiple Listing Service in 1992 and President of the North Shore Association of REALTORS in 1994. He was named the North Shore REALTOR of the Year and Company Associate of the Year in 1995. In both 1997 and 1998, Jay won the Community Newspapers' Reader's Choice Award as the #1 Choice for Real Estate Agent on the North Shore and he was was honored as one of the Leaders Making A Difference by Banker & Tradesman in 1997 and again in 1999. He is a member of Coldwell Banker's International President's elite and the Exemplar Society.
Jay's personal interests include: Fly fishing, camping, barbecuing, traveling, and canoeing. He and Linda like to vacation in New Hampshire, Maine and France.
Jay was elected and served on the Hamilton Planning Board and the Hamilton Housing Authority and sits on the Steering Committee of Citizens For Fiscal Responsibility in Hamilton and Wenham.