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I didn't dream of becoming a realtor! From a young age, I was very competitive. I played about every sport imaginable. I dreamed of playing basketball, not selling houses.

During my senior year in college, I bombed a sales job interview. The job was for the school newspaper. A short time after college, I landed my first job. It was in sales, working for the Chicago Tribune. My small college newspaper didn't hire me, but one of the most read papers in the country did.

My journey into real estate started in the newspaper business. My clients were real estate agents. I got to know their different personalities. I learned this vital truth: who you work with matters.

The industry had my attention. I wanted the satisfaction of helping home buyers and home sellers reach their goals.

It wasn't a smooth transition for me by any means. Newspapers became a medium of the past! I knew at that point I wanted to become a realtor, so I took a class to get my license.

If you've ever been to the Midwest, you know winters can be brutal. Why would I want to sell real estate in such cold weather? The answer was... I didn't!

I moved to sunny California and started my journey fresh!

I worked a sales job while I got my license and started to learn the lay of the land. I fell in love with the landscape and architecture of Southern California.

I'd left everything back in Chicago, so at this point, everything was new and exciting. I landed in Hollywood and began sitting in open houses to meet potential buyers.

I didn't have a vast network at the time, but I've always enjoyed meeting new people.

A few years into my real estate career, I met my wife. We moved to the Valley to live with her two kids. My step-kids.

While Southern California has a laid-back vibe, it doesn't mean people aren't busy! I noticed my clients were all working professionals. All required a home that fits their lifestyle.

Buying and selling isn't a snap-of-the-fingers process. It takes time. What I began to see is that my clients didn't always have the time. I drew from my past experiences in sports and the newspaper business. So I created the My Next Home Method to help you create a game plan.

Like I mentioned earlier, I love meeting new people! If you think we would work well together, let's connect! It could be over a round of golf or a casual coffee. I'll work to make your experience remain positive. Your needs are my priority. The truth that I learned in my newspaper days is that who you work with matters, lives on.

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jaytremaine What can you do if you find yourself in this scenario? You’ve bought a house sometime in the last 10 years or so. The house’s value has gone up a good amount. You have an interest rate under 4%. You’d like to move, BUT your income hasn’t increased. Here are 3 possible solutions if this is you. The number one most important thing to do is to plan ahead. Start saving and preparing for a move. It might take some time, but a clear plan can make it more manageable. During that time, work on cutting unnecessary expenses, improving your credit, and putting together a savings plan. Set a specific amount to save each month and treat it like a bill you must pay. Use apps like YNAB or rocket money to keep track of your progress. Option two, you might not like it, but it’s to become a landlord. consider renting out your current home to help cover the cost of a new home. The third thing you can do if your home isn’t fitting your needs, is to consider renovations. Consider making improvements that will make your home more suitable to your needs. Send me a DM if you’d like to learn more about your particular situation. . . . . #mynexthome #thevalley #sfv #porterranch #granadahills #northhills
jaytremaine Is an emotional attachment to your home preventing you from seeing the benefits of moving? I think it’s safe to say that it’s very common and you should love and enjoy where you live. However, I believe there is one negative effect of having an emotional attachment to your home. When the emotional attachment to your home prevents you from recognizing the benefits of moving. So, how do you know if you might be too emotionally attached to your home? Here are the 3 signs Number one is that the thought of moving triggers negative emotional reactions. Just the thought of moving makes you stressed or anxious. The second is someone continuously putting off the decision to move despite recognizing some practical reasons for it. Lastly, we overlook the practical needs of moving. You ignore the need for more space or a terrible commute because you’re attached to your current home, and it’s what you’re familiar with. Hopefully, this is not you, but if you can relate. Message me I’d be happy to send you my free next-home method guide to get you into a home that better fits your lifestyle. . . . . . #mynexthome #thevalley #sfv #porterranch #granadahills #northhills
jaytremaine You’ve worked hard and bought a house! BUT how do you stay a successful homeowner? . Here are 3 things every homeowner should consider to avoid buyer’s remorse. . 1 Save for an emergency! If something needs repair, you’ll want to have funds saved. . 2 Avoid lifestyle creep if your income increases. . 3 Don’t rush it. Not everything has to be done upon moving in. Take your time and enjoy the process. . Save or send this to someone who might need to hear this advice. . . . . . . #thevalley  #buyingandselling  #moving  #sfv  #upsizer  #zillowreview  #newvalleyhome #porterranchrealestate  #granadahillsrealestate  #northillsrealestate
jaytremaine You've probably looked at home using apps like Redfin & Zillow. 🧐 Here's how to find the best homes when using those apps. What filters should you use, and why should you use them? Instead of endless scrolling and looking at homes that aren't for you. Try this instead. Set 4 filters that will narrow down your search. Remove the clutter and find the best homes for you. Check out this video to find out what those filters are. . . . . . #mynexthome #thevalley #sfv #porterranch #granadahills #northhills
blackbird_g35 Great advice brother!!

You're Probably Thinking You're Too Busy To Move.

So, How Do You Solve This Problem?

Step #1 -The Game Plan
Step #2 -The Dream Team
Step #3 -The Revel
Step #4 -The Go-Ahead
Step # 5 -The Celebration

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"I can’t say enough good things about Jay. He was so patient with us as we shifted what we were looking for and also where we were looking. Jay was super supportive and always had our best interests in mind. In the end, we got our dream home and are s
"Jay has been amazing to work with. He made our first time home-buying process smooth and easy. Jay made sure we understood every single step and legal document in order to make inform decisions. He also offered his advice based on trends in the marke
"Jay was wonderful throughout the entire home buying experience. This includes shopping while across the country DURING A PANDEMIC.Jay was knowledgable, insightful, tactical... and most of all. He listened to our needs and gave us the help we needed."
"Jay was a true delight to work with. He was a voice of steadiness and reason through our hectic search for a new home. We were moving across the country, and he did everything possible to accomodate. Between off-hour phone calls and patiently teac

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