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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 When you list your home with me... this is what happens: . Reach out however works best for you — text, DM, phone, email. . First step: An intro 15-minute Zoom meeting or phone call. . If it looks like a good fit and we agree to work together, we can schedule an in-home visit. . • Prep work: Before our meeting, I'll analyze your neighborhood, recent comps, and online records. . • Home walk-thru: During our meeting, we'll discuss your goals. Do a walk-thru, and address any questions you have. . • Plan your timeline: How do you see this process going? Determine when the best time to put your house on the market is. . • Listing strategy: You'll probably have a price in mind. I'll suggest a listing price range as well. If, at this point, we're in agreement, we can sign the paperwork to move forward. . If you're ready to go, I'll arrange for photos, write the listing, and start networking with other agents. . And the best part? You're in control every step of the way. Whether you want to pause, adjust, or move full steam ahead, I'm here to make it happen! . . . . . #mynexthome #thevalley #sfv #porterranch #granadahills #northills
jaytremaine It was a wild start. . My first job out of college was with the Chicago Tribune Newspaper. I worked on the 10th floor in the classified ads department, and I started to consider real estate as a career. . My job was in the Real Estate classified section. My clients were all realtors, and they placed ads in the newspaper each week. . Ads like......LINCOLN PARK: 3BR 2BA, LRG LR, DN & KIT. HDWD, HI CEILS, 2-STRY- $355k. . Take your best shot at understanding what any of that means. Their goal was to jam the most information into each line to save money, as you paid by the line. I then moved from Chicago to LA. I had a couple of sales jobs before getting my license, but that's a story for another day. . Starting out with a newly licensed real estate and lots of enthusiasm, I quickly saw how much I had to learn. . That first year...it was wild. . As a fresh face in the industry, I was staring down one hurdle after another — mostly of my own making. . I was feeling major imposter syndrome. Paralyzed by fear of failure and struggling with comparing myself to other veteran agents. Every day felt like my first day on the job. . In year three, things started to click. I found my groove, my people and I felt less like an imposter. . During those years, I was so lucky to have other agents to look up to. They gave priceless advice, wisdom, and sometimes the hard truth I needed to hear. . As great as things were, nothing is ever certain - especially in real estate! Deals unravel at the last minute and the market swings can give you whiplash. . The good news is that I'm a bit more seasoned now. I’ve learned to embrace the unpredictability without it rocking me like it used to, and most days. I see hiccups and setbacks as chances to put what I’ve learned to the test. . Today, I’m filled with gratitude and excitement for what lies ahead. I'm so thankful for the business I've built with the help of others. . So whether you’ve bought or sold with me, want to in the future, or are a friend and supporter, thank you. As I look ahead, I can’t wait to see what adventures the future has in store. . . . . . #mynexthome #thevalley #sfv #porterranch #granadahills #northills
saradeskinsgroup Ha! I used to make ads like that. Crazy how real estate has changed and evolved.
jaytremaine Just a few weeks ago, a client of mine was selling their property in Los Angeles while they lived out of state. . All our communication was over the phone or on Zoom. . We didn't meet in person till the very end. This isn't common for me. Typically, one of the first steps of my process is to meet face-to-face. . What struck me most was the power of breaking down the selling process into phases. . By dividing the selling journey into three distinct phases: preparation, listing, and negotiation. I wanted to eliminate any sense of overwhelm for my client that might result from not meeting face to face. . They knew exactly what to expect at each stage. Which I believe minimized stress and fostered a deeper sense of trust. . I focus on clarity and transparency. My goal is to guide my clients through the process and allow them to make informed decisions. . I've been passionate about streamlining the buying and selling process for ten-plus years. I now have guides for the buying, selling, and buying and selling process. . If you'd like a copy of my guide, message me directly, and I'll make sure you get a copy.

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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In the Words of our Clients

Success Stories

"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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