Jay Robertson is a 30-year veteran of the mortgage industry. As the former president of First Capital and Luther Burbank Mortgage in Los Angeles, he has overseen or personally originated over $20 billion in loans in Southern California.
Jay is known for being a trusted advisor who always puts his clients’ needs first. His honest and expert guidance, backed by decades of experience in real estate finance and luxury residential real estate sales, continues to define his personalized white-glove approach to service. “I believe in taking care of my clients,” he says. “It’s not about the volume of business I do. It’s about arming my clients with the most current information so they can make educated decisions about their future”.
Between Jay’s vast market knowledge, integrity, unshakeable attention to detail, and collaborative style, Jay creates instant rapport with his clients. Building loyalty and trust are his highest priorities — so he can foster lifelong client relationships.
A native of Detroit and a graduate of the University of Michigan, Jay developed a strong work ethic early in life. His belief in constant learning earned him many accolades and titles.
Jay has also held senior management roles at Coldwell Banker and Compass, two of the nation’s top residential real estate firms. He is also currently a member of the Los Angeles Board of Realtors. Together, this experience has helped solidify his knowledge of L.A.’s Westside neighborhoods, as well as the architectural, contemporary, builder spec and luxury niches.
Whether in business or in life, Jay believes in building meaningful relationships with good people. As the saying goes, “Show me your friends and I will show you your future.” To Jay, his personal connections are a direct reflection of who he is — as a professional, community member and friend. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is also a champion of Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, the first camp for children with cancer — where he has been a counselor, board member and supporter since 1984.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.
When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.
Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.
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