Spending time in Michigan has been an important part of our family’s lives for as long as I can remember. Natives of Chicago, my wife’s parents called Traverse City home for well over 30 years and back in 2000 the time was right for our growing family to stake a claim in the Mitten State. Jay White helped us find a property on site at Crystal Mountain and we were hooked on everything the area had to offer.
Soon our growing family outgrew our first and second properties and it was time to find a place we could truly call our own; now with two grandchildren (another one the way) and four dogs. Little did we know that our ideal property was waiting for us on the third green of the Mountain Ridge golf course in the scenic Mountain Woods environment.
Jay was patient as we considered the numerous properties available – providing sound advice throughout the buying process. Jay knows what he’s doing and it shows. Beyond his knowledge of the housing market and buying process he is a professional who is looking out for your best interests. Jay takes care of his clients like family and ensures no stone is unturned to ensure complete satisfaction. I’d recommend Jay White’s counsel to anyone considering a home purchase in Northern Michigan.
--Greg & Katie Lestan
--Bob & Patty Reed
--Mary and Joe Kinzie
Our family had the opportunity to work with and be blessed by meeting Jay White in 2012 on the purchase of our vacation cottage in Northern Michigan. He demonstrated impeccable honesty, integrity, organization and timeliness. Our entire transaction was executed smoothly from the first showing to final closing without any issues. Jay went out of his way to anticipate any challenges and resolve them, so our experience would be flawless. He knows his market and strives to understand his clientele so that he can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Our family has been able to enjoy numerous wonderful family vacations at our cottage as a result. Along with gaining an exceptional agent in Jay – more importantly our family has gained a relationship with a great friend of outstanding character. Having done multiple real estate transactions over the past 25 years we can say that Jay, without exception is the best we have ever worked with, and we would readily choose to work with him again in the future.
--David, Lori, Rachel and Megan Westphal.
We have had the pleasure of working with Jay in three real estate transactions during the past 12 years. He helped us purchase our first cottage at Crystal Mountain. It was a great fit for our family and 12 years later when our needs changed we again worked with Jay to sell the cottage.
In 2014 we again contacted Jay to help us narrow down a search for a second home. We wanted to compare several lakes and even town living options. Jay was thorough and patient as he tirelessly canvassed a large area for us. It didn’t take long and by August we were enjoying lake living in our new house.
As a professional realtor, Jay White is someone who knows the tricks of the trade and as a human being he is very courteous. Easy to talk to, good at listening to his clients, easily available, and at all times quick at returning our calls or to respond to our queries. Above all, Jay is one Real Estate Agent who makes it a point to help you meet your purpose rather just fulfilling his goals.
We strongly recommend Jay White for your real estate needs.
--Doug and Carole Maibach
My husband and I worked with Jay to find a home in Benzie county. Jay was very patient with us as our requirements changed (purchase with other family members, then not. Specific lake, etc). Jay was very proactive in finding and reviewing potential properties for us. Jay gladly answered any questions that we had about properties. Even after the sale Jay has been most helpful. Suggesting reliable contractors and allowing us to borrow a trailer to move property. We only wish that we knew someone looking for property in the area so that we could refer them to Jay.
--John & Theresa McSorley