I have known Jay Martinez since early 2009. We hired Jay to help us find a home in Phoenix. Over the past 3 years, I have found Jay to be an honest and patient man. An example of his character could almost be summed up in one particular interaction. After looking at many homes and condominiums over the period of a year, we came across one particular home in Scottsdale. The home was just a few blocks from work, in a nice neighborhood and had everything we were looking for. It could have been a slam dunk sale for Jay. After he listened to us talk about everything we liked and how we could see ourselves in this home, he made this statement. "I too like this home and it really gives me a good idea of what you’re looking for but I am going to strongly advise against it. Behind the wall in the backyard, this home sits on a very busy street, right at a very busy intersection. The noise will be constant 7 days a week".
After we tried to convince ourselves we could live with the noise and we wanted to right an offer anyway, Jay said this: " I will write an offer on this home under one condition...that you will also sign a statement from me advising you not to buy this home because of the knowledge I have of this busy street and intersection". He then asked us to be patient and find the right home for us, at the right price, with everything we were looking for. We took his advice and 3 months later we found the perfect place! Jay walked us through the negotiations on a home with multiple cash offers. He then met with the seller, guided us through the offer and we were able to consummate a deal.
Bottom line it was Jay’s honesty and ethical behavior that led us to our perfect home. We ended up with everything we wanted, and saved almost $70,000 in the purchase of our home over the home we wanted on the busy street! I have since referred multiple friends and family to Jay and still seek his advice on certain real estate related issues as they arise.