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    My Client Testimonials

    We love Jay Tenuta, or as we call him, Jay Tenacious! He is a hard worker and treats every property as though it were his own. He knows the market trends. He uses state of the art marketing tools necessary to get properties sold. He has a fresh, positive attitude, and is a tough negotiator when he needs to be for both his buyers and his sellers. He became more than a realtor to me, he is our family friend. I highly recommend him. HE GETS THE JOB DONE !!! Thanks Jay!!! - Diann Burns - TV Journalist
    I have everything good to say about Jay Tenuta. I had simultaneous transactions going on--buying one house and selling another, which creates mega-stress. In addition, there was a complication hours prior to selling the house I originally owned. Jay was the stabilizing, level-headed presence necessary to ease everything through and stave off a possible meltdown on my part. Hes savvy, knowledgeable, and amazing! Its a bonus that his staff are well trained, friendly, and efficient; plus their state of the art computerized systems are able to access information within minutesa necessity when youre buying and selling real estate. I highly recommend them. - Sharon Goodman
    As first-time home buyers, buying our first home with Jay and his team was a breeze! When we first met with Jay, we knew we were in good hands. Once he helped us find the perfect home, he coached us through the process of putting in an offer. When our offer was accepted, he worked closely with our lender and we heard from Jay on an almost daily basis. We always knew what was going on with inspections, documents, and repairs to the home. He has great relationships with everyone in the home-buying industry locally so we knew we were getting the best services throughout the home buying process. He also has many years of experience in interior design, so he even offered his opinion to help us make our house a home after closing. Jay made this process stress-free and now that we are in our home, we love it more and more every day. We couldnt have done it without Jay! Thank you! - Josh Moody and Laura Ryba
    Where can I begin to say everything good about Jay Tenuta. When I was put spontaneously in a position to sell my sister's home, I was overwhelmed to say the least. I didn't know where to begin, how to do it or what to expect. It seemed particularly difficult for me since I lived out of state. I had limited time and knowledge of the area let alone the housing market. From the first phone call, Jay was immediately there. Jay came to the house right away to instruct me on how to get started. Jay knew the market well, he had insightful direction on how to bring the house up-to-date to get the top dollar. Jay was very knowledgeable on how to price the house so we would get a quick sale for a good price and the buyers felt they were getting a fair deal and couldn't wait to take possession of their new home. Being out of state, I was a little worried about the transaction process, but Jay kept me informed of all the happenings that were going on. It was reassuring to have total confidence in a person who had integrity, enthusiasm, honesty and a great personality. The people I worked with in the La Porte office were outstanding. If I had a question they immediately responded to my emails. I was able to finish the transaction from my home in Minnesota without any difficulty. Without any hesitation, I would whole heartedly recommend Jay Tenuta to anyone considering buying or selling a home. - Susan VanVickle Sartell, MN
    My wife and I strongly recommend Jay Tenuta as a REALTOR. We found Jay very knowledgeable about the technology of listing a home in the 21st Century. He was very knowledgeable about all of the rules and laws that must be followed in La Porte County. Jay was in constant contact with us about the progress of the listing of our home. He helped stage it and also gave us references that we could use for repairs that were needed. Jay is creative, friendly and persistent in his approach. He was a breath of fresh air and sold our home in two and one half weeks. - John and Madelon Albert
    This was the first time I was selling a home; scared, no idea what to do or how to do it. Then I meet Jay! What a breath of fresh air! Jay was willing and easily by my side the whole time. He helped me stage my home and fix minor details I never even noticed! I trusted him. The pictures he took were amazing and we started instantly receiving an overwhelming response. It didn't just stop at that. Jay cared, kept me in the loop, set up open houses, made suggestions when needed, offered great support when offers came in and would just reach out to ask how the wedding planning was going. I can't thank Jay enough for making this so easy and enjoyable. Please take my word, Jay is your man and won't disappoint! He's earned me for life! Thanks Jay! - Jessica Walczak
    We were very pleased with the services we received from Jay Tentua. You and your staff were professional, prompt, courteous and a pleasure to work with; both on the sale of our home and the purchase of our condo. We would definitely recommend Jay. Thanks for your support and consideration. - Ron and Linda White
    I wanted to say Thank You for your excellent care of Bud and myself in the sale of our home on Pennsylvania Avenue, and your help and great advice in the search for our new (to us) home. Your evaluation of our home for a speedy sale was spot on! Your assistance in finding a reasonably priced and appropriate house to make "ours" was invaluable too! We will sing your praises and gladly make referrals! You and your staff made everything go very smoothly. Thank you so much for everything! Cheers - Mary & Bud (Gordon) Forbes
    I am a retired widow that needed to sell my house and move to a new home that I could take care of. I chose Jay after my friends used him in the sale of their home and had nothing but praise about him. I felt safe and secure every step of the sale. Anything I didn't understand or needed to know was explained and my decisions were made with confidence. He made a stressful situation enjoyable, I sold my house and moved all within a very short period of time. Thank you, Jay, and your friendly and helpful staff. Sam Okeley
    Hello! We just wanted to drop a note regarding the sale of our home. The decision to sell a home is almost as difficult as finding the right agent/broker to represent your interests. We interviewed many agents before choosing Jay. We just cant say enough when it comes to Jay, but here are a few reasons WE chose to enlist his services. The team behind the scenes are folks who really care about people and understand whats at stake. Dealing with Jay Tenuta was reassuring and professional. Our broker was not only our agent, but also an owner of the company! Full time broker/agent means you get answers to your questions or concerns when you want them, not just when convenient. Web presence is not just local, but regional. Listing Activity Report updates sent weekly via email, with personal access online. We have watched the market and observed homes sit and remain on the market for many months in our area, and thats very scary (if you are timing your sale to a purchase). Our home was under contract within weeks not months! The representation from Jay made sure the closing was smooth and relaxing. Kudos to Jay and his team on a job well done!! Thanks again! - Peter & Sandy B
    "I accepted a job transfer with my company which involved moving my wife and two little girls three states away. Not knowing the area made it that much more difficult to find a place we would be happy with and safe for my family. We contacted Jay via phone as he was the listing realtor of a property that we were interested in. We told Jay what we were looking for. Before we knew it, he emailed us several listings to review as well as sending us a package in the mail on information of the town and school systems. At that time, we felt we were in good hands. After finding the home we liked, Jay fought for us to make sure we were getting the best deal and to insure it was move in ready. Communication was Jay's #1 asset during this transaction." - Justin Scott
    Jay Tenuta's attention to the timely details of our real estate transactions gave us the confidence in his ability to allow him to aggressively market our home. Jay's effort of gaining potential buyers feedback on our home enabled us to make the necessary adjustments that helped us sell our home in seven days, and then we packed. - Patrick M Feeney
    "I am writing to talk about my experience with Jay Tenuta, my realtor! Jay was hands down absolutely wonderful! This was my first time ever buying a home and Jay made this process not only smooth but exciting and fun! While I was working with Jay, I felt he treated me the same as if I were buying a million dollar house! He really showed that he cares for his clients best interest! If I had any questions or concerns Jay was there for me with a very quick answer! He made me feel very comfortable and calm about purchasing my home! Anytime I ever hear of anyone wanting to buy a home, I am for sure going to refer them to Jay! Thanks so much Jay for all your wonderful hard work, and I truly enjoyed working with you!" - Kristen Cains
    Think about it. You will probably only need a Realtor a few times in your life. Buying a house, having a baby; these are events that only happen to most of us a handful of times in our life time. Psychologists and science have hundreds of studies on stress levels. Buying a home is always near the top. Considering these facts, don't you feel that having the right Realtor can be a major decision? We did; that is why we chose Jay Tenuta. Jay was amazing; he has an incredible eye for detail and is extremely professional. He made our real estate purchase simple and painless. It was a relief to know Jay had our best interest during every step of the process. By the time we closed on our home, Jay not only was our Realtor - but our friend too. - Tiffany and Sean Mitchell
    First and always, it begins with excellent customer service. We were extremely satisfied with the service we received from Jay. Jay goes above and beyond what the average agent does and is, by far, the best of many realtors that we have worked with. As a direct result of Jay's superior marketing knowledge and hard work, our house sold very quickly and for not much less than our asking price. Jay is phenomenal! - Brian and Cristal Brisco
    During an incredible real estate recession and slump, Jay Tenuta sold our house in six months! Jay went the extra mile to do what it took to get our house sold. The sale got complicated and Jay was always there and always accessible to us. As an added bonus, Jay is a great, fun guy. We loved working with him, and yes he got the job done! - Jeane Bock and Vinod
    As a first time home buyer, I was initially overwhelmed with the daunting task of finding a home near my new job, 100 miles away from my friends and family. Jay came highly recommended by my new practice manager. She described him as "on the ball" and "very professional", which is exactly what I needed in order to relocate in my limited time frame. It was absolutely the best recommendation I've ever been given! Jay brings a whole new meaning to the term "overachiever". He went out of his way to make himself available to answer questions, schedule showings, and handle paperwork long-distance. He listened to my needs and did his research to narrow down the list of homes that met my criteria. Jay is organized, efficient, and he took what started off as a very stressful situation and made it so much fun! He guided me through every step of the process--from browsing listings to closing, even reminding me to turn on my utilities and helping me select new paint colors! I am thrilled with my new home and my fabulous realtor! - Amanda Mink, DVM
    We became acquainted with Jay after finding our lake home online. The moment we met him, there was an immediate sense of ease, as we were first time home buyers. From day one, he took the time to explain the process, at times more than once. Our confidence in the Realtor/Buyer relationship has only grown! He is incredibly professional, and pleasantly aggressive when necessary. It really was a smooth and quick process because of his vast experience. THANK YOU JAY!!!!!!!!! - Mark & Nicole
    Jays extensive knowledge of the real estate market was invaluable in our search for a new home and he quickly found us the one we purchased. Every aspect of the buying process was done in a professional manner. Jay is a tough but fair negotiator. As a result, when it came time to list our home, we had no doubts that Jay was just the man to get the job done. His vast experience enabled us to sell our house quickly. Our experience with Jay was well beyond expectations and we could not be more satisfied. We recommended Jay to friends of ours who were relocating and had not been successful in getting showings on their home. Within a short time of getting Jay onboard, the home sold. Whether you are buying or selling a home, Jay Tenuta will work tirelessly on your behalf to get the best possible results. - Thor and Lori Thordarson
    As newcomers to the La Porte area, we solicited multiple recommendations from people in the community for who the best realtor was. The same name kept coming up: Jay Tenuta! We were so impressed from the start with his professionalism, warm personality, and tireless work ethic. I dont think a single text message, email, or phone call ever went unanswered for more than 5 minutes! In the end he found us our dream home. Thank you Jay! - Sean and Megan Quinn
    Dear Jay, Thank you for helping us find and buy the home of our dreams. The whole process, thanks to you and your office, was very quick and without much of the stress normally associated with buying a house. Your quick responsiveness, your assistance in all the details, and the follow up that you did was very much appreciated by my wife and I. Thanks to you, our transition back to the north to be closer to all of our family is finally done and with a home we can enjoy with everyone for the rest of our lives. If we ever have anyone that is looking for a home in your coverage area, you would be our first and only recommended realtor. Feel free to use us as a reference for anyone that may be looking for a truly knowledgeable and caring professional to assist in finding a home of their dreams. Thank you again. - Tim and Jan Whiteman
    As a first time seller, I especially appreciated that Jay was patient and reassuring with my many nervous questions. Professional, efficient, and incredibly knowledgeable in every aspect of putting our Mothers home on the market from first contact to closing and turning over the keys- Jay was fantastic! I would recommend him to anyone in need of a realtor! - Yvonne Horvath
    We had a very positive experience working with Jay Tenuta when selling my father's Greenacres home in La Porte, Indiana. Jay was extremely patient and understanding working with a senior citizen, making sure my dad understood the individualized marketing plan for the property. The house was sold within a few weeks after Jay took the listing. Jay provided sound guidance through the transaction process, including completing the sales documentation and communicating effectively while my father was out of the country, and he continued to work closely with him through closing. My family would recommend Jay very highly for his patience, integrity, and deep knowledge of the market. - Tamara Boston Anderson
    As a busy professional with a large family, squeezing in time to find a vacation home wasnt easy. Jay took the time to understand what we were looking for and found us the perfect property! He helped my husband and I weigh the pros and cons of the location and determine a fair price. Once the contract was signed, Jay was instrumental in keeping us on track with the lender to ensure a smooth closing. He knew what we should expect from the lender and when. His expertise and attention to detail made our whole experience very positive. Our family and friends love the time were spending on Pine Lake! We couldnt have done it without him. I have highly recommended Jay to many friends seeking to find the perfect vacation home THANKS JAY!!! - Erica O'Malley | Partner Grant Thornton LLP
    After living in La Porte for ten years, we found ourselves having to relocate with my husbands company. It was a down market and just before the holidays but that didn't slow Jay down. The Relocation Company gave us two realtors to choose from and I am glad we chose him. Jay Tenuta was sympathetic to our situation and he got things started right away! He and his team were discreet with information since my husband was out of town most of the time. I was also impressed with the way he kept us informed on showings and on feedback. Working with a relocation company requires extra paperwork and concessions from the realtor and Jay took it all in stride. The house took less than six months to sell due to Jay's experience and tenacity. He was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you Jay! - Jim & Carrie Roberts
    I am a recently divorced woman and was looking to make a home purchase. Jay was very attentive and understanding to my needs and wants in a home. He was very prompt in finding the perfect home for me in my price range. I knew the home I was going to purchase would need some TLC and updates. Jay was very understanding and knew how much I could handle. Jay knew from his design background that a few of the properties we looked at would have had far too many repairs and costs for me to handle on my own. That is when I realized he was not there to make more money from a bigger sale , he wanted me to be comfortable and happy in my new home. Jay has a very unique and calming way with people, and is one of the best Realtors in this area. Thanks Jay!! - Cindy Adams
    Jay, We just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for helping us find and purchase our beautiful home in the country. You made everything SO easy; and making it such a fun experience for us, you took out all the worries for us. From day one, you made it your goal to help us find what we were looking for; constantly e-mailing properties that you felt matched what we wanted (and they did!), always going out of your way to make sure we had all the information, providing the friendly service that is often hard to find these days. You were always great to point out the pros and cons for every house we looked at, which made our decision much easier. You were extremely patient, always smiling and willing to help in any way possible. No matter what the obstacle was you found a way around it!! You were never pushy to get the sale and always looked out for our best interest. You provided so much additional advice and information for our home after the sale, including decorating tips. In the future, when a relative or a friend mentions that they are buying or selling, Jay Tenuta will be the very first words out of our mouths! You are the best! - Teresa and Howie Freeland
    I contacted Jay Tenuta and asked him to represent me in selling my home. My good friend had highly recommended him. I was very pleased from the first meeting. Even though my home was older and not in the same league as many homes that Jay represents, he gave me his full attention and guidance. Because of Jay's marketing and advice, my less than perfect house sold in only two months! I now enjoy a lifestyle free from the stress of constant repairs and upkeep that an older home requires. Thank you Jay !!!! - Lisa Sharp
    We couldn't have asked for a better experience! Right from the start, Jay was respectful, professional, honest, and focused. Jay got our stamp of approval when he honored our request several months earlier to let us contact him when we were ready to list our home. Once we were ready, Jay promptly went about his job. He gave us a thorough understanding of the real estate process from the sellers' perspective as well as the typical process from the buyers' perspective. We have no doubt his straightforward and caring honesty was a significant factor to the quick sale of our home. At every step of the way, he kept us informed and on task. Communicating with Jay was a breeze and his responsiveness was commendable by any standards. Selling the "dream home" we designed, built, and raised our children in was not always a "happy" proposition and Jay was respectful of the sentimental attachment we had to release. At the same time, he supported our efforts on the other side of the equation as we looked to purchase a new home in Ohio. His willingness to work with our travel schedule in getting our two kids settled in their respective new environments and the two of us living in different states could not have been easy. Thank goodness for electronics! Our process was smooth and efficient, all thanks to Jay. - Jody and Curtis Passafume
    My husband and I had been saving for a home for five years and we decided that we were now ready to start looking at houses. We looked all over the internet and there was nothing that the both of us could agree on. We were in no rush and just wanted to start getting ideas of what we both wanted in a home. We finally found one online that we decided we both were interested in. We called the realtor and went to look at the home. We did not like the location and the home wasnt exactly what we thought. We told the realtor what we were looking for and that we were not working with anyone else. I explained that we would love any help they could offer. We waited about a week and heard nothing back from the realtor and continued working on our own. We found another home we wanted to walk through and thats when we got in touch with Jay. From the very beginning, I knew Jay was going to be the realtor to find our home. He first contacted me and asked me to tell him our story. This made me feel so comfortable and like I was talking to a friend over a realtor. Different from the other realtor we talked to, Jay was very informative on ways we could go about getting what we wanted. Since this was the first home we were purchasing and we are from Chicago, there were a lot of things we did not know about Indiana. Jay always made us feel comfortable with any questions we had and made sure that we knew exactly what to expect in the process. Within two days of talking to Jay Tenuta, he had found a home that fit my husband and I perfectly. I knew that he had truly listened to me and really took into consideration what we wanted. We saw the home and both of us fell in LOVE! We put in an offer two days later! We were in the just looking phase and were planning on moving in about a year or two. We have family members that looked at houses for over three years before they found one, why would our experience be any different? Never did we imagine this process to be so fast and simple! I credit that completely because of Jay. He was amazing to work with and only cared about what was best for us. In this process, I realized we were not working with a realtor, we were working with a friend. Jay Tenuta has become someone who will forever be in our lives and I have every intention of having him work with other family members in the future. I hope to be in our home for quite some time, but if and when the time comes to move, I know he will definitely be my first phone call. We have been in our house for a few weeks now, and we could not be happier! We know that we made the right decision and are excited to start this new chapter in our lives. - Leanne and Tim Quinn
    Jay Tenuta listed our commercial building for sale. He was so professional and knowledgeable in every aspect. I would often call him with different questions and he always gave me reassurance and answers. I knew that Jay was the right one to list our property. His communication, marketing, and professionalism is one of a kind. I would recommend Jay Tenuta to anyone!!!! - Kris Forker
    "My husband and I have moved many times in the past nine years, and I can honestly say that Jay Tenuta was the best realtor we have ever had! With this particular move, I was in another state and my husband was already in the area working. So, communication and attention to details, were extremely important for my husband and me. Jay was always willing to pre-screen homes that were a 'probable'. His sense of humor, attention to detail and his ability to hear and listen to what we wanted and needed in a house, was extremely appreciated and highly valued. Thank you, Jay, for helping us through our transition period and finding us a home. We appreciated all your hard work!" - Jodi and Rob Ives
    When my husband and I decided it was time to retire and downsize we agreed that we would contact a realtor that wasn't a relative, someone we knew or a friend of a friend. When we met with Jay Tenuta, we were impressed from day one and all of our questions and concerns were addressed. Jay was never more than a phone call, text or email away. His professionalism, knowledge and energy was amazing. Jay's experience in the real estate market was invaluable in our unique situation. I could not have ask for better representation from listing to closing. Although my husband and I agreed in the beginning that we did not want a realtor that was a friend, our realtor Jay Tenuta, became our friend. Thanks Jay!!!! - Cheryl & Willis Sheperd
    Jay, I wanted to let you know how much we love the area. You did a wonderful job for April, the boys and me. We truly do appreciate how patient you were with us (me). I know that I am not easy to work with, and I really appreciate your willingness to call April and describe the houses to her over the phone. It made the decision a lot easier. Once again, thank you; if you ever need anything, please let me know. - Paul Steffeck & Family Community President Bank of Indiana, N.A
    As seasoned home buyers and sellers due to multiple work relocations, we assumed our next sale and purchase would be nothing but typical. That was before we met Jay Tenuta. Little did we know how much Jay would go over and beyond to not only sell our current home, but to find exactly what we were looking for in a new location. Our initial contact with Jay allowed new insight on how to stage our home and how it should be marketed. It definitely worked as our home had a contract in under a week! After, Jay worked diligently to find and help us put an offer on a new home. Our transaction with the new home was not easy as there were multiple out of state sellers and many prerequisites involved, but that never stopped Jay. He dealt with the situation in a professional manner and always kept the lines of communication open with us. Jay was on our side and gave us ongoing support and guidance through countless documents, inspections, and requirements. He knew how much we wanted the home, and did everything in his power to see that we got it. We strongly feel without Jays experience and persistence, this complicated transaction would not have come to fruition. Theres not a doubt in our minds that after dealing with close to a dozen realtors over the past 20 years in various parts of the U.S., that Jay Tenuta is by far the most driven, competent, and accessible realtor we have ever dealt with. It was truly a pleasure to be his clients. - Karl and Lanette Butz
    Dear Jay, We felt it was important to put in writing how your service as our real estate representative (i.e. buyers broker) was exemplary. In every stage of our house search and purchase, you proved to be a consummate professional addressing each and every concern, challenge and request we had. During our initial research we examined many real estate offices to work with in northwest Indiana to complete our home search. We selected Jay over other competitors for two reasons: first, Jay holds an excellent reputation in their marketplace; and second, the positive can do attitude from our first meeting forward and the attention to detail made us feel that nothing was more important than our home purchase. - Daryl Palmer
    We began working with Jay over 2 years ago. We did not intend to sell our home, or move; but when our "dream home" went on the market for the second time, Jay pulled everything together. After our offer was accepted, Jay sold our current home in 30 days! No one knows the market better, and the communication was outstanding and very timely throughout. Thanks for everything! - Luke and Tammy Vandercar
    Dear Jay, Had to let you know that you are a joy to work with! You are an absolute professional, and you and your team worked diligently to sell my property. Knowing that you keep abreast of all real estate happenings and use the latest technology to sell properties is a comfort to a client. You have a great sense of humor that helped me through tense times. You responded to my many calls almost immediately; thus, I never felt uninformed. Since I was selling this property alone, as well as being out of town, that was of utmost importance to me. I would highly recommend you and I heartily thank you. - Rhonda Hall
    After frustrating attempts to sell our house on our own, we turned to Jay. His background in design and sales helped us market our house to its fullest potential. He has a mastery of modern marketing techniques that make him the most qualified mover of property we have ever had the pleasure of working with. After listing with Jay, we had a line of prospective buyers almost immediately and were out of the house in a few short weeks. His tireless efforts, attention to detail, ready availability and constant communication have made him far more than just our agent, but also our friend. We couldnt have gotten through this without you Jay, thanks a million! - Jason and Hilda Scott
    My husband and I needed to sell our house quickly. I felt discouraged with the process of selling our home. We called realtors in the area and Jay contacted us right away. We explained to him our situation and he understood we needed to sell our house fast. From the start, Jay had compassion for our situation. He looked around our home, and he guided us on preparing the home before listing the property. We took his advice; when we finished, our home looked like a model home. Once the house was listed, the advertisement was more than we could have imagined. Our house was sold in less then 3 months, which included the whole process. Along the way, Jay was in constant communication with us and very honest with each and every detail. Not only did Jay prepare our home, but he also prepared us. I feel his heart is in his work; you just don't get that very often in customer service and sales today. We did a lot of praying and Jay was an answered prayer for us. Jay is not just our realtor, but he has become our friend. I can not thank him enough! it is clear to me, as I hope it is clear to you, that Jay is a realtor to get the job done. I whole heartily recommend him. - The Love Family
    We knew from the moment we met Jay, that he would be a great realtor! He was enthusiastic about our home and had great suggestions for making it attractive to buyers. He was always available as needed and through his many contacts we found just the right buyers. We are now living in sunny New Mexico and thanks to Jay Tenuta for helping us make our dream come true! - Cindy and Ray Fontaine
    Jay Tenuta met and vastly exceeded my expectations for realty services. It had been more than 17 years since I last transacted real estate, but Jay was the consummate professional in explaining every element of realistic pricing, describing current effective marketing strategies, and practical, no-nonsense advice. He was prompt in responding to my (many) questions with patience and explaining all of the different options that would ensure the best result for me, as a client; placing my needs before the needs of his office. His staff were always polite, friendly and professional. The other realtors in the office worked seamlessly together in planning and scheduling open houses, were prompt to report the results and gave constructive feedback on presentation, showing & staging. Jay and his awesome staff of real estate professionals should be everyone's "1st Choice"! - Larry
    We bought our first home with Jay four years ago. This March, we decided to purchase a new house out of state before selling our current home. I was very nervous about how long my house might sit on the market. As it turns out, there was no reason to stress. Jay had my house under contract for a fair price in under 48 hours after listing! He guided us every step from counter offers to home repairs. Jay's experience and connections made everything go smoothly. Not to mention he is an absolute pleasure to deal with. I would recommend Jay to anyone looking to buy or sell! - Amanda Mink, DVM
    We bought our first home with Jay four years ago. This March, we decided to purchase a new house out of state before selling our current home. I was very nervous about how long my house might sit on the market. As it turns out, there was no reason to stress. Jay had my house under contract for a fair price in under 48 hours after listing! He guided us every step from counter offers to home repairs. Jay's experience and connections made everything go smoothly. Not to mention he is an absolute pleasure to deal with. I would recommend Jay to anyone looking to buy or sell! - Amanda Mink, DVM
    "Jay did an extremely fantastic job marketing and selling our home! He is outstanding in remaining in contact from the first meeting through post closing and he is punctual. Jay is outstanding in attention to detail and knowledgeable of applicable laws governing all aspects of real estate transactions." - Scott Nielsen
    Recently we closed on a house we listed with Jay. Knowing the house was unique and would attract a unique buyer, we appreciated the patience which was extended to us by Jay and his staff. We gained a great deal from the guidance given us in marketing the house and walking us through the process of closing. At no time did we feel any pressure which we experienced in selling other properties we owned. The result was a healthy and satisfying experience, wisdom gained and mutual respect earned. All of this we were grateful for and would recommend Jay and his staff to anyone who might care to consult us. - John & Carol Peterson
    It was actually a fluke that Jay Tenuta turned out to be my agent. I had actually signed up with another agent in his office, but the agent up and left and Jay took over his accounts. What a blessing that turned out to be!! I actually sold two properties (one a rental and the other a vacant lot with a garage). Jay reached out to his network of various agents about these two properties.  He continuously kept me informed as to what was happening with each - if one sat too long with no showings, he would discuss with me the possibility of lowering the price to make it more attractive. Once I did that (still keeping it within the range I was wanting), both properties sold immediately.  Jay Tenuta really is easy to work with, goes out of his way for his client. I highly recommend Jay and his office. - Linda West
    We listed three properties with Jay Tenuta in 2017. He is professional, very knowledgeable, friendly, supportive, and thinks outside of the box to get the property Sold... Jay has a unique way, from his choice of words and what to say to relay his thoughts to make you feel good about your property and yourself. He was incredibly understanding and helpful during my husbands illness and passing, forwarding all documents to our son's office for review. Jay always kept us updated... Traffic Reports, Showings, Open Houses... via emails, texts and phone calls. He would check in on occasions to say.."Here's what I am thinking, what are your thoughts about listing price, activity, etc." I am thankful for Jay Tenuta, and God's blessings for bringing Jay our way. Without hesitation I recommend Jay Tenuta for your listings, and if I ever have another listing in La Porte area it will be with Jay Tenuta!!! All three properties Sold quickly! - Sue Davis
    As a home seller, I was extremely pleased with the service I received from Jay Tenuta and would enthusiastically recommend him to assist others selling their home. Initially, I was a little uncertain about the prospects for selling my house. While I had thoroughly updated it and prepared it for sale, it was a custom built home on a large piece of property and was vacant without any furnishings.  From the very beginning after meeting Jay, I felt confident he knew what he was doing and how to package and sell real estate. I found Jay to be totally professional and extremely knowledgeable of the local market and the various regulations surrounding local real estate sales. From the professional photography, brochure and listing price assistance; to the numerous open houses and showings, I felt Jay did an outstanding job marketing my house. Once we received an offer, I found Jays input extremely helpful finalizing the contract. As someone who lived outside the local area, Jays organized approach, great attention to detail and superb negotiating skills were invaluable helping me remotely work through the numerous necessary inspections, repairs and administrative details right up to closing. I wholeheartedly, without reservation, recommend Jay Tenuta to anyone considering selling their home Douglas Fitzgerald
    Jay Tenuta and his team did a tremendous job in assisting me to liquidate all of the property in my mothers estate. As the Trustee of my mothers estate, I had a significant amount of property to liquidate. Having worked with Jay Tenuta and his team previously on other properties, I knew he was the right person to assist in the sale of her house and acreage. In talking with other professionals in the community, I learned he also came highly recommended for the job of selling the undeveloped property she owned as well. I could not have made a better choice! From his research and recommendations at the beginning, the guidance through the sale of the house and five additional properties, to the facilitation of long-distance closings, Jay and his team made the entire process efficient and smooth. With Jays expertise, I was able to close out the estate much more quickly than I had anticipated would be possible. - Jody Passafume
    I want to thank Jay and his team for making the buying of my new home and selling my old home of 42 years a very smooth transition. I was able to view and sign many documents right from my computer saving time and trips to the office. I received phone calls from Jay for every change and/or updates. A Big Thank You Sherry Riehle
    I purchased my first home with Jay Tenuta in 2012 and had a stress free and easy buying experience. Jay made the buying process simple to understand and answered any questions I had quickly. Being impressed by the buying experience I had with Jay Tenuta. I came back to him in the fall of 2017 to sell my home and he sold it in less than a day! Searching for my second home, Jay went with me to all the viewings I wanted and was very honest with the many homes I viewed. Finally, he found the perfect house for me and I couldnt be happier! Jay knows the industry and I would recommend him and use him again without hesitation. Thank you again! -Joe Pravecek
    Im really impressed with how this entire process flowed from start to finish. Jay Tenuta has been a great ally each step of the way in selling our beloved rural property. He was always available to communicate with us from listing to being under contract and through closing. Jay made it easy to arrange showings, appraisals, etc Professional and considerate are the words I would use to describe our interactions. Highly recommended! All the best, Doug Fogelson
    Jay Tenuta became the realtor of our choice at the end of 2015 when we decided to put our La Porte home on the market. Several reasons we picked him: We really liked him! He and his company came across as very professional and his company is represented in Indiana and Michigan. Our home in La Porte would be difficult to sell and we knew it; its a large, unique property in the middle of farmlands. He, however, appreciated what we had to offer and felt strongly about presenting it to the right people. Many showings were scheduled and in the end he found us the right buyer. And as frustrating and lengthy as the selling process was, he kept us sane and optimistic; and in the end, helped to finalize the deal. We can recommend him as the best in the La Porte area, especially if you have a unique property to sell. Jan and Anneke Dekker
    Jay and Rosie did a fantastic job of taking over our listing and getting the job done. Their communication skills, which I value more than anything, are excellent. Almost immediately they established a team environment that allowed us to quickly make strategic decisions and get our home sold. Without question, we will be enlisting their services when its time for us to buy. Thomas Mender/Home Seller
    We have to give a big thanks to Jay for all he has done to make our dream home become reality. Working with him has been a godsend as his expert advice not only directed us to our new home, but also assisted us in sorting out some surprise issues we had with selling our previous home. Being in our dream home is really still quite surreal. Again, thank you Jay! You really have gone above and beyond. Its been a real pleasure working with you. Phillip and Stephanie Gehlhausen
    Our experience with Jay Tenuta and Coldwell Banker 1st Choice was very professional with a great personal relationship as a bonus. We put two multiple unit apartment buildings up for sale in May, and we signed the paperwork for the last one just 4 months later. Selling rental real estate is a little tricky, as showings have to be managed with people living in their apartments. We were always given adequate notice, and we only had a couple of no shows (which was on the part of another real estate agencys clients.) There was good presence of advertising in the internet market and we were given routine report sof the traffic and demographics. Communication was frequent when necessary and Jay has a great staff that are very knowledgeable about all kinds of things. One building has been a fairly complicated transaction, and we waded through the process together. We would recommend Jay Tenuta and Coldwell Banker 1st Choice highly. Tom and Fran MIlo

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