The following fanfare was written by just some of the satisfied clients I've had the pleasure of working with, many of them for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th time! These words are very gratifying and inspiring to me. It seems that in today's modern, everchanging busy world that there are people who still appreciate a friendly,, straight forward & honest approach. This plus 19 years of local knowledge and expertise I suppose has earned me many repeat customers and the referral of their friends & family - "Thank you to all, I appreciate and value your business!"
Carol & Stephen Bankes, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Jay is knowledgeable, honest, patient and approachable. He kept us informed throughout the selling process and provided sound advice. I would recommend Jay Agassiz to any one wanting to sell or buy."
G & L Sanders, Blind Bay (Buyer)
"Gord and I started looking at homes online last year but we knew when it came time to get serious with our house hunting we were going to need some help. We asked around for a good realtor and everyone told us Jay Agassiz was the best agent in the area. We contacted Jay and started looking for a property, being an out of town buyer has it's challenges, but Jay's knowledge of the area and the current market made the process easier. We finally found our house and Jay's knowledge was invaluable when it came to negotiating, and later when we had an issue with some damage to our new home Jay co-ordinated everything with the Seller's agent to resolve the problem. We are now in our new home and couldn't be happier! If anyone asks us for a recommendation we won't hesitate to give out Jay's name. Thanks Jay."
Taryn & Brenden Geall, Enderby (Buyer)
"Jay was very friendly and easy to talk to. He really listened to us when we told him what we wanted. He didn't waste our time looking at places we wouldn't be interested in. He showed us all over Salmon Arm and surrounding areas so we could decide exactly where we wanted to be. We couldn't be happier in our new home. It's absolutely perfect for us and we thank Jay so very much for making it happen."
Johanne Michael, Salmon Valley (Seller)
"Jay Agassiz @ Home Life Reality applied his long term knowledge and experience in the real estate field by negotiating a market price in a timely period. All aspects of my sale were thoroughly communicated to me by Jay, resulting in a satisfactory and stress free conclusion. I would recommend Jay Agassiz & Home Life Reality for any real estate needs."
Jesse & Lindsey Stark, Canoe (1st Time Buyer)
"Very patient! Jay showed us many homes and we never felt any pressure. He encouraged us to keep looking for the best fit. He is very honest and knowledgeable about the area and always does his homework before showing a home. Being first time home buyers, Jay taught us a lot and always made sure that we understood everything.
He is also on the ball setting up viewings when listings come, which is key when the market is hot. We are very thankful to have had such a positive experience buying our first home with the help of Jay and would gladly recommend him to our friends and family. "
Jonie Buchinski, Salmon Arm (Seller & Buyer)
"Everything went smoothly and fantastic. Jay Agassiz is very personable, knowledgeable and was fantastic to work with".
Lorne & Brenda Gorner, Blind Bay (Seller)
"Jay really knows his job and that's a bonus. We chose Jay because of his experience and it really paid off. Jay handled the final negotiations well. Made the whole process enjoyable. Jay really gave us the confidence that we were in good hands. Great job"
Clint Buchinski, Salmon Arm (Seller & Buyer)
"Jay is the first real estate agent I’ve ever had that didn’t annoy the crap out of me. He isn’t fake, just does his job and gets stuff done."
Stewart & Kristin Fells, Tappen (Seller & Buyer)
"Jay has exceeded our expectations as our realtor time and again. We have bought and sold with him, and would not consider working with anyone else for our personal real estate needs. We recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Shuswap. We are exceptionally happy with his work, and hope to continue our relationship for years to come."
LA Narayan, Salmon Arm (Seller & Buyer)
"I came across Jay as he was the listing agent of a property I was interested in. Jay's ethical and knowledgeable manner in showing the property helped me in making the decision to purchase. At that point, I felt comfortable with Jay's strengths and familiarity with the area and real estate expertise so listed my property with him. In regards to negotiations, Jay handled my purchase and then the sale of my property with skill and finesse. Negotiations were quick yet not rushed. Jay helped me make decisions that were based on current market values but with my budget and finances in mind."
Becky Kuczwal & Richard Millard (Seller & Buyer)
"Jay is an honest, caring, knowledged man... he also is equipped with tremendous local knowledge!! We are very greatful for him helping us through the transition of selling our quaint little home. He is also a great advocate. The sellers agent attempted to "bully us" into giving her more commission but thankfully Jay had our back!! We would definitely utilize Jay's services again and recommend him to anyone who asked!! Thank you again Jay!!"
Vicki Garrett, Tappen (Seller)
"I highly recommend Jay to anyone hoping to sell a property. Professional, friendly, informative and approachable. I made the choice to sign with Jay and Homelife on the basis of the testimonials of friends and neighbours. I was very pleased with his efforts to sell my house and the successful results."
Chris and Michelle MacKay, Blind Bay (Buyer)
"We had the privilege of working with Jay Agassiz for the purchase of our new dream home in Blind Bay. Right away we knew was going to be a great realtor with his friendly outgoing demeanor. He is extremely knowledgeable of the Columbia Shuswap real estate market which was a great comfort for us as we were relocating from the lower mainland. Jay truly has his clients' best interest at heart and goes out of his way to do his due diligence on the prospective properties. He is very honest and we quickly knew we could trust his advice. Jay is also very resourceful and assisted us throughout the purchase when removing the subjects. He is very patient and spent a lot of time with us from viewing properties right up to closing. We would highly recommend Jay to assist with your next real estate transaction. Whether you are buying or selling,Jay will guide you every step of the way for solid real estate decisions."
David Dyball, Salmon Arm (Buyer)
"Unbelievable service and effort in all aspects of finding us a home!"
Chase Jorgensen, Salmon Arm (1st Time Buyer)
"I did not think it would be so easy but with Jay it was."
Olive Dodd, Salmon Arm (Seller & Buyer)
"Jay is a top notch realtor. He is personable, communicates well, uses technology to enhance communication, is down-to-earth, honest, hard worker, and puts in extra effort to help. He was recommended to my by several friends and I'm glad I chose Jay. I felt he looked after my best interests. I would highly recommend Jay to anyone looking for an excellent realtor."
Phillip & Mary Grandy, Sunnybrae (Seller)
"Jay was a Professional in every meaning of the word plus very understanding of all aspects of your personal needs with excellent recommendations which resulted in positive ending. Thank You Jay"
Al Gorley, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Jay demonstrated a careful and highly competent approach from start to finish. The result was a quick sale at a price we were happy with, and no stress for us".
Carla Wessely, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Jay is very knowledgeable and helpful. He was always available and quick to respond when we had questions. He is friendly, professional and very approachable. His marketing is great! We appreciated always receiving feedback from our showings. Jay was very efficient during the closing of our properties and was quick to complete the necessary paperwork. I would and have reccomended Jay to friends and family and will be calling him again for future purchases or sales. Thanks for all you hard work you made the sale of our properties smooth and stress free!!!"
Lori Levitt, Blind Bay (Buyer)
"I was considering retiring in the Shuswap area with some specific ideas about what type of home and area that I wanted to live in. I met Jay Agassiz's daughter and son-in-law at a show in Vancouver. After expressing my interest in moving to the Shuswap, I acquired the contact information for Jay Agassiz. I contacted him and we met to discuss my interests. I felt very comfortable talking to Jay. He is honest, knowledgeable and truly cared about what my "dream" home would look like. Jay is also a very good problem solver. Buying a home is very stressful. Jay had a calmness about him that helped me settle down when issues seemed worse than they were. I am now living in a great home in a great neighbourhood... all thanks to Jay Agassiz. Jay was interested in my needs as a client and has a sense of humour which made for a great experience all around! I would recommend Jay Agassiz as the #1 reltor in the beautiful Shuswap. Jay will not disappoint!"
Connie & Del Zorn, Salmon Arm (Buyer & Seller)
"Jay was great!"
L& B Friesen, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Jay your professional, informed and respectful transaction with regard to the sale of our father's house after his recent passing is sincerely appreciated. At all times we felt informed yet unencumbered due to your diplomatic transaction through to completion. It was a pleasure doing business with you."
Theresa Millwater, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Jay Agassiz was very helpful in the sale of my house. Thank you!"
Mike & Jane Webster, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Jay was encouraging through out our sale, was positive when things got a little slow. In the end we were able to sell within our price range. Thanks Jay. Your A1"
Kerry & Cheryl Oberg, Sorrento (Seller)
"We saw Jay's ad in the local paper and liked that he had sold all the homes he had listed. We had two sales with Jay on our same property! The first sale failed to close on the final day because the Buyer's home sale fell through at the last minute. We gave them a month extension to sort it out but after that didn't happen we ended up having to re-list it again. Thank you Jay for finding another Buyer so soon, your support during this very difficult journey was much appreciated. Jay is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and did a great job featuring our home. He was always available to answer our questions and concerns. Jay it was a pleasure working with you and your team at Homelife Salmon Arm Realty."
J & J Tracy, Salmon Arm (Buyer & Seller)
"Jay made buying a home more fun and easy to do"
Travis & Zan Alcock, Salmon Arm (1st Time Buyer)
"We first looked through a property listed by Jay Agassiz and saw how genuine and knowledgeable he was about the area. We then continued our search for a place with Jay. We explained to him what we were looking for and not long later he found us our place. As first time home buyers we enjoyed our experience and would recommend Jay to anyone. Thanks for the help Jay!"
Rob and Natalie Jobe, Blind Bay (1st Time Buyer)
"Jay made our first home buying experience great! His patience, knowledge and guidance through the process really helped. Thanks so much Jay!"
Leigh & Tiffany, Salmon Arm (1st Time Buyer)
"Jay was amazing when we bought our first house. He listened to us and found what we were looking for (we bought the first house he showed us!). We would use Jay Agassiz again in the future and we will highly recommend him to our friends and family"
Nancy Parrott, Tappen (Seller)
"I retained Jay Agassiz as my realtor for the sale of my acreage. I must say he is very professional, understanding, and considerate of my feelings during the sale of my property. I would HIGHLY recommend Jay for any one considering listing their property. I felt confident in him at our first meeting and am very happy with the outcome. Thank you, Jay... You're the best!"
Don McCulloch, Salmon Arm (Buyer & Seller)
"I have known Jay for over 10 years now. He has helped me through a few sales and purchases and has always been great at helping me understand the market. My last sale with him was all by email and phone as I was living 5 hours away from Salmon Arm. He went over and above helping me empty my condo, making thrift store drop off runs, took items to the landfill and made sure my place was presentable to clients. I would highly recommend Jay and will be using him again when I come back to Salmon Arm in the future."
S & K Fells, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"We had no idea that selling our home could be so painless! Jay spent as much time with us as we needed and gave us exactly the right advice to make sure that our home sold quickly. When we started receiving offers we felt comfortable knowing that he was advocating on our behalf to get the asking price that we wanted. Now that we are looking for our new home he has worked around our busy schedules and is always able to give us honest and valuable insight into each property that we view. He truly has had our best interests at heart and I believe he would forego making a sale before he would let us make a purchase that isn't right for us. Thanks Jay!"
David New, Tappen (Buyer & Seller)
Myself and partner Allison wanted to wholeheartedly thank Jay Agassiz for making the selling of our home one of the most seamless and worry free real estate transaction we have ever made. Jay’s professional manner, attention to detail and true interest in providing us with excellent service make him a real estate agent I would highly recommend."
Mark & Meg Kohlen, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"We recently sold our house with Jay. His local knowledge and passion resulted in a fast and enjoyable sale. Thanks Jay for going above and beyond!"
Fay & Alan Dobson, Sunnybrae (Buyer)
"Jay was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Purchasing a home from another province can be difficult and stressful with all the different laws. Jay's constant communication, arranging appointments and suggestions on how to update the property helped alleviate most of the stresses. We would not hesitate to recommend Jay as a realtor!"
Steven Tiainen, Salmon Arm (Buyer)
"Jay was excellent. Assisted us is getting a house in a short time frame. I recommend him unreservedly."
Sandra & Gordon Chorley, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"We recently had the pleasure of working with Jay Agassiz to sell our home in Salmon Arm. We can say with no hesitation that Jay is an excellent Realtor. Jay relayed feedback on our house after each showing, and offered a realistic and honest evaluation. We would hifghly recommend Jay to anyone who is looking for a professional, honorable realtor, plus he has a good sense of humor! Jay was a pleasure to work with and we recommend him highly."
Robyn & Edward Jespersen, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Thanks for the awesome service and speedy sale Jay! We sure appreciate everything you did for us and look forward to working with you again in the future."
C. Whiting, Salmon Arm (Buyer & Seller)
"I really appreciated Jay's professional attitude. He explained every step of listing right through to completion of the sale very clearly. He kept in constant contact and made every effort to accomodate our needs. I would recommend Jay to my family and friends"
L. & G Galley, Sorrento (Seller)
"Felt that Jay was truly interested in selling our property. He knew all the property details and really marketed all the property's advantages really well."
J. Rhodes & K. McDonald, Salmon Arm (Buyer)
"Straight forward approach, no nonsense feedback and knowledge of different areas and houses we considered. For us it was an excellent experience Jay was a great advocate when we entered negotiations with a difficult Seller."
Art & Louise Leowski, Eagle Bay (Buyer & Seller)
"Jay is one of the Friendliest Realtors we've met. He is patient and helpful in every way possible. And we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!"
J & W den Biesen, Salmon Arm (Seller & Buyer)
"Both Willy and I would like to express our appreciation for the assistance you have provided us before and during the selling and purchasing process. You gave us the confidence, backed up by factual information, to make, what we believe, was the right decision and choice. Thank you very much for you professional and very friendly help."
C & D Maslyk, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Jay Agassiz was very easy to work with so the sale went thru quickly and easily. He was available at all times to help with any questions or problems. He supplied ideas of what to do or not what to do to help improve a quick sale. I would definitely recommend him to anyone interested in selling or buying."
D. Colombe & A. Pearce, Salmon Arm (Ist Time Buyer)
"As first time home Buyers, my husband and I were unsure of what to expect in our price range and what a realtor would be able to find for us. After viewing many different properties with other Realtors we felt confident that Jay had our best interests in mind and so we chose Jay as our Realtor. Being patient, honest and encouraging, Jay helped us make what we feel was the best possible decision for our first home. Our experience was great and we'd highly recommend Jay as a Realtor to anyone."
Trevor English, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Can't say enough good things about Jay. If you need a Realtor there is none better. Thanks for everything Jay. You truly stand head and shoulders above every other Realtor I have dealt with."
Olive Dodd, Blind Bay (Seller)
"I would highly recommend Jay Agassiz to anyone looking for a top-notch professional realtor with attention to detail. He is down to earth, innovative, and a pleasure to work with. Jay always responded quickly to my questions, and kept me informed with honest feedback on my showings. Jay worked above and beyond to help me sell my house and the negotiations were smooth sailing. Thanks Jay for all your work on my behalf."
Stephen Lowry, Salmon Arm (Buyer & Seller)
"We were in Salmon Arm with a very short time-line and Jay was instrumental in arranging viewings, making suggestions and ultimately arranging the finalization of our purchase when we were back in Ontario. Additionally, he made suggestions regarding home inspection and other ancillary services."
Penny Pratt, Salmon Arm (Buyer)
"I appreciated that you showed me only the type and price of real estate I had said I wanted to view. I also appreciated your arranging the meeting with the developer. I ended up with money in my pocket thanks to you knowing what to offer and counter offer in our dealings.Thanks again Jay, and do drop by for a visit in a few weeks when I will be settled!"
Judi Ashley, Tappen (Seller)
"Thanks to Jay and his amazing websites and contacts we had a Buyer for our home within 15 days of listing our property. Jay's commitment to us his clients, his integrity and passion for the details of our sale make him a person we would highly recommend when buying or selling your home."
Clive & June Bryson, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Jay, Both June & I would like to thank you for helping us sell our home in “Country Hills”. Throughout the process you have demonstrated integrity & fairness and have been patient with us through our frustrations. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others as a top notch real estate agent. Thanks again!"
C & A Yates, Canoe (1st Time Buyer)
"Thank you Jay for assisting us in purchasing our first house! Jay made the process very easy, and made us feel so comfortable through out everything. We couldn't have asked for a better or more personable realtor than Jay. If anyone is in need if a GREAT realtor just give Jay a call! We appreciate all your guidance, help and time you put into making our first purchase a breeze. Thanks!"
Maria Otting, Salmon Valley (Buyer)
"What can I say...you have restored my faith in Realtors! It has been such a pleasure going through this home buying process with you. You thought of everything, never missed an opportunity to look out for our best interests and saved us so much time and money in the future, by covering everything BEFORE the deal was done. Your thoroughness, attention to detail and general concern for us will not be forgotten, you are certainly at the top of your profession. Buying a house from a distance can be a challenge and if you didn't already personally know all the best people in town to help us complete our checklist, it could have been a very different outcome. Please be advised that you are now 'our' realtor and I will most sincerely seek opportunities to pass on your contact info. to anyone I know who is looking to buy or sell, and wants the least amount of stress doing it. Thank you Jay Agassiz! "
Ryan & Katie Mostat, Salmon Arm (Seller & Buyer)
"Simply saying 'thanks' or 'great job' really does not express how Ryan and I feel with what you have done for us. We have spent countless hours wondering when and if we would ever sell. Your patience and expert knowledge really has helped us through all the frustrating times. We were thrilled when we got the S-O-L-D sign on our home and on the new house we purchased! Hands down, there is no realtor like you and we will be recommending you to all our friends!"
Sylvia & Quinton Lindgren, Sunnybrae (Buyer & Seller)
"We have bought and sold at least four places through Jay's office and are very impressed with Jay's commitment and integrity. He is totally up front about issues with the property and is very thorough with the legal and title information. When we bought our White Lake property through another Realtor he did not tell us (assuming he didn't know) that we needed a water license to draw water from the lake. When we sold that property Jay found out that the water license had not been transferred to our name and helped us get it done so the new owners would not get stuck with a problem."
B & J Leblanc, Salmon Arm (Seller)
We hired Jay to sell our condo and were very pleased with his performance throughout the whole process. He is very efficient and kept us up to date on all the viewings and progress thereof. He is very nice to deal with and highly personable and we would highly recommend him to everyone wishing to buy or sell a property. It was a great experience for us throughout the whole process!"
George & Norma Geall, Sicamous (Seller & Buyer)
"Jay was referred to us by the Adams and Mostat families, and what a great recommendation! Jay was very positive from our first meeting, always knowing the market conditions, giving us feedback from each showing, very easy to talk to and would always return our calls. We would recommend Jay to anyone looking for a professional Realtor who has a great personality. Thanks Jay for all you have done - greatly appreciated!"
Randy & Lesley Durand, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"We found Jay to be a great Realtor! Very thorough in his approach to listing our home. Always kept us informed of the market. We would recommend him to any of our friends. Thanks Jay!"
Shirley & Dennis Adams, Salmon Arm (Buyer & Seller)
"We would like to thank Jay for his hard work during the sale of our home of 40 years and for finding the perfect family to live there! His work ethics, patience and immediate replies to any inquiries we had, went above and beyond. His service was always with a friendly smile..therefore, making the adjustment so much easier for us. We would recomend Jay any time to anyone, looking for a dependable Realtor! Thank you Jay."
Sharon Thorpe, Salmon Arm (Buyer & Seller)
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jay both as a buyer and a seller and was impressed with his honesty and integrity. I would definetly recommend Jay as a real estate agent that is professional and trustworthy."
Jason Bennett, Salmon Arm (Seller)
Dawn & Doug Petersen, Sunnybrae (Buyer & Seller)
"Thanks Jay for everything you have done for us over the years. You were efficient as always with the recent sale of our home. We have now bought 2 homes with you and sold 2 homes. You gladly helped us a few years ago to find a realtor in Kamloops to assist us with buying a home there. Because of your knowledge you have made the process smooth for us. Thanks again as it has been a pleasure working with you!"
Karen Noble, Tappen (Seller & Buyer)
"We couldn't be happier with your service Jay! It was a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to having our new neighbours!"
Gwen Nickel, Eagle Bay (Buyer)
“Jay worked closely with us in our house purchase and was helpful and attentive to our needs even in cases where it didn't benefit him personally. He was personable and friendly; he was professional and paid attention to details. We have every confidence in him and would recommend him to anyone needing real estate help in the Shuswap area.”
B & M Clayton, Salmon Arm (1st Time Buyer)
"I want to extend a huge thank-you to Jay for being such an amazing realtor! As first time home buyers, my sister, Marlene, and I didn't have much experience with the real estate market, nor did we have a full understanding of the process of buying a home. Jay made the transition easy and painless in a time efficient and understanding manner. Jay was always so quick to accommodate us, as Marlene and I both work full time, by meeting during lunch breaks, after work, and after hours, showing us house after house and ensuring all our questions and concerns were addressed. We have finally found our dream home and we couldn't have done it without his help. I would highly recommend Jay to all, whether buying or selling, he is professional, helpful, and all around a wonderful person to deal with. Thanks Jay! "
Shirley Adams, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Thank you so much Jay for another job well done! Your patience and understanding made our decisions so much easier, along with your eagerness to help any way you can. So proud to call you our Realtor and will recommend you to everyone that is looking for a Realtor that is dependable and easy to deal with. Your work ethics speak for themselves".
Jess & Alyssa Wilbur, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Huge thanks to Jay for selling our trailer, when it looked like we would be bunking down for the winter we got a call and worked with it. Now here we are one month to Christmas and three weeks to move out. Best Christmas present ever, thanks again Jay!!!!!"
Chris and Kealy Arnason, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Hi Jay! We wanted to say a big thank you for everything you did to sell our house recently. You were very accessible and quickly gave us feedback after every showing. As well you recommended a great agent to help us find our new home in Kelowna. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking or selling in the Shuswap area-it was an absolute pleasure doing business with you!"
Linda & Rob Appleby, Tappen (Buyer & Seller)
"Sometimes you meet someone that goes above and beyond what is expected of them and that is what we found with Jay Agassiz. He listened to what we wanted in a place, both me and my husband, and then looked for a mix of both desires. He provided excellent advise about places and made sure it was always in our best interest not in the sale. Jay was quick to respond to questions and concerns and made things happen. All the people at Homelife were wonderful to deal with. If you want your real estate transaction handled smoothly by an experienced, knowledgeable person, I highly recommend Jay and his team. Go where you are a client not a dollar sign, go Homelife, Salmon Arm."
Anne-Marie Molgat, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"This is in appreciation for the successful sale of our (estate) condo. Jay presented himself in a professional, friendly manner, very knowledgeable and considerate of our needs. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and guidance through the negotiations. Sincerely wish you continued success and am pleased to recommend Jay without hesitation."
Marlene Fried, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"It's been a real pleasure having Jay as our Realtor. He has been friendly, punctual and always tried to give me advanced notice for showings. Our ad was featured in the papers a lot and I always got feedback after showings. Jay also worked very well with our tenant in our basement suite. Keep up the good work!!"
Ildy & Jody Deboer, Blind Bay (Buyer & Seller)
“Jay is superb! We worked with Jay both when we bought our home and when we sold it (4 years later). He is very approachable and easy to contact... he'll get back to you within minutes! Jay is a hard-worker and does his best to get the results you're looking for. My husband and I have been very pleased with his services and cannot recommend him enough!”
Roland & Shelley Balloun, Salmon Arm (Buyer)
“Jay Agassiz had comprehensive knowledge of the real estate situation within the greater marketing area coupled with property specific detail information and knowledge. Professional at each and every step with helpful opinion and advice along the way. I would recommend him to a friend.”
Terry Noble, Tappen (Seller & Buyer)
"Thanks for a great job Jay!"
Doug Knuff, Salmon Arm (Seller)
"Jay got my condo sold in short order for a good dollar. What else can you ask of your Realtor? Thanks Jay!"