Seniors Real Estate Specialist
August 2016 Jay and his wife Darla relocated from Carmel, Indiana to become residents of The Villages Retirement Community in Central Florida where Jay affiliated with RE/MAX Premier Realty.
Jay, a veteran paratrooper who served in Army's 82nd Airborne Division has been continuously licensed in real estate since 1987 when he became a real estate agent near his birthplace in Southern California's San Fernando Valley. As an agent, Jay specialized in residential real estate sales. 2 years later Jay earned his real estate broker license and eventually moved into management. Jay went on to own a small real estate brokerage. In 2002, a few short years after meeting his mortgage broker wife Darla, Jay & Darla relocated to Darla's home state of Indiana.
Once in Indiana, Jay & Darla filled a huge need when they started a home inspection business working with Realtors serving home buyers. They ran this business for 10 years. Darla eventually returned to mortgage lending and today is a Sr. Mortgage Underwriter. Now retired from the home inspection business Jay says "As a healthy active baby boomer, everything I have done in my working career has prepared me to launch a successful "encore career" serving my community as a real estate consultant. I work with the greatest Realtors in The Villages and surrounding communities, under the greatest brand, RE/MAX, in the great state of Florida. I feel very thankful and blessed."
In addition to their careers, Jay and Darla also enjoy travel, RVing and spending time with family and friends. They have 3 adult children between them, 3 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, and 6 great step-grandchildren. Jay enjoys Freemasonry and is a Past Master of Larrabee Lodge #131 in Stilesville, IN.