2017 Interview with Jay and Gil

Jay & Gil | JG Homes has proudly ranked consistently among the top 3 producing teams at the Compass West Hollywood/Sunset Strip office among 100+ agents specialized in the Los Angeles - Westside. Most recently, JG homes received the #1 Team ranking spot for the first quarter of 2021, representing over 12 Million in successful sales so far this year. 

 

     Our team, which at the time of its inception 10 years ago was one of the youngest in the industry, has rapidly risen to the top through its commitment to understanding its clients and their LONG TERM goals. We work carefully to put together the right plan for success, whether it be preparing your home correctly for market to achieve the highest possible sales price or helping you find and negotiate your next dream home maximizing your chances winning in LA's competitive market. 200+ past clients over the last 10 years have trusted us (and praised us, thank you!) for providing results where other agents have failed (we partly specialize in re-listing properties and getting them sold.)

 

    Our commitment to delivering the right results to you is deeply rooted in our desire for "jumping" when you expect us to, before, during, and after the sale or purchase of your home. This commitment is a declaration of how much we care for our clients' lives and their long term success in real estate. Your Home Is Our Passion, such is our motto.  We look forward to assisting you in such a way to be the resource you think of for ALL your real estate needs (Selling, buying, remodeling, refinancing, buying/selling out of state, helping your friends, you name it we have the solution backed by an extensive network of contacts to help you.)

   Jay lived in over four continents throughout his childhood and adult life before moving to Los Angeles 14 years ago, and speaks French and Spanish fluently. Prior to being invited to join Pacific Union international in 2014 (formerly Top LA Real Estate Firm John Aaroe Group and most recently acquired in 2018 by COMPASS), he took on - early on in his real estate career - team leader roles at two top producing firms (Sotheby's International Realty and Keller Williams Realty) managing small teams of agents upholding the utmost standards of communication and service for clients. Armed with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance with minors in Civil Engineering and Statistics, Jay uses a logical and calculated approach when analyzing properties and clients' needs to create successful and trusted for years representation.

   Jay's strength lays in providing a thorough and astute understanding of the market specific to the home you're looking to sell or buy, communicating to you effectively buyers' or sellers' behavior in today's market to help you negotiate successfully,  preparing a listing for market with attention to strategic detail to beat the competition, and  presenting a property with passion and energy to capture buyers' emotions.

     At last, Jay's added background in Information Technology arms JG Homes with the ability to use COMPASS's most advanced tech tools to reach the largest amount of buyers both locally and globally to help you sell your home in record time at highest possible price. Jay’s emphasis on clear communication and always putting his clients' interests first are the staples which have grown JG Homes's repeat business over the years.

Jay Martinez 

Realtor Founder, Partner

Cell: 323-377-8332

jay@jmteamhomes.com

DRE 01905744

Gil Dirige, CPA

Realtor, Partner

Cell: 310-801-0317

gilbert@jmteamhomes.com

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  Gil's rich corporate accounting background lends a key competitive edge to JG Homes, providing substantiated research and thorough methodology to find properties as they enter the market and deliver the most comprehensive market analyses. Originally from the Philippines, Gilbert graduated with distinction earning a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from San Beda College in Manila, moving thereafter to the US to follow his dreams of “traveling, seeing the world and finding happiness.” He worked as a corporate accountant for fifteen years, starting at Ernst and Young and eventually becoming a senior accountant for investment companies in private equity and hedge funds at Coast Asset and Kayne Anderson in Los Angeles. His decision to transition into real estate 8 years ago was prompted by a desire for self fulfillment which he saw he could achieve by making clients happy finding the home of their dreams. Gilbert’s blend of integrity, professionalism, and technological knowledge complements his grounded and informed approach to give clients a sound advantage in a competitive, ultra-evolving market.

Iris's deep appreciation for design began at an early age and ultimately led to her earning a degree in History of Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. That appreciation carried over first to a career in the fashion industry. In that luxury sales environment, she cultivated many skills that now support her real estate business. She has a discerning eye, a knack for identifying trends in the marketplace and the ability to be a sharp negotiator. 

Iris' passion for constantly expanding her knowledge of the LA market, neighborhoods and architecture gives her a unique and informed insight to identify opportunities. Iris appreciates being able to combine her skills with the resources at Compass to deliver results for both buyers and sellers. In her free time, you will find Iris dancing salsa all over LA or researching her next international adventure. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, or just curious about the current real estate market, or even the best place to salsa dance - Iris is looking forward to speaking with you. 

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Iris Trent Siff

Realtor

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Brent is an Estates Agent at Compass, specifically a Senior Associate Partner with LHspaces. With nearly a decade of real estate experience, Brent has had the opportunity to collaborate with high-end building companies not only in sales, but also as a designer. Brent’s experience of running a successful team team of five has established him as a hands-on agent who is caring, persistent, and knowledgeable about luxury real estate. 

When it comes to Los Angeles, Brent is passionate about the city’s endless opportunities. “I love the history and endless possibilities in real estate here,” he says. “Working in Los Angeles real estate has allowed me to meet some of the most interesting individuals. I’m constantly surrounded by such talented people. I can’t help but learn and be inspired by each of them.” With his clients, Brent is passionate about building lifelong relationships. 

Although he is a perfectionist, he also describes himself as a people pleaser who is always conscientious of his clients’ questions and concerns. “I want my clients to feel like I’m an invaluable resource during a transaction. I love hearing my clients tell me ‘You’re the best that I’ve ever worked with.’” 

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Brent Fuchs

Realtor

DRE 01846975

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Karen Chiu
Mortgage Specialist
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Karen always delivers, never promises. She is very knowledgeable and a great resource to anyone who needs financing. She will provide you with the most extensive programs and best rates available tailored to every borrower's financial profile.

  • NAMMBA Top 100 2020

  • New American Funding Top Gun & President's Council 2019

  • Top 1% Mortgage Originators 2019 in America (Mortgage Executive Magazine)

  • Most Loans Closed 2019 (Scotsman's Guide)

  • Top Purchase Volume #252 2019 (Scotsman's Guide)

  • Top Dollar Volume #412 2019 (Scotsman's Guide)

  • AREAA A-List 2019 Top Originators

  • New American Funding President's Council 2018

  • Top 1% Mortgage Originators 2018 in America (Mortgage Executive Magazine)

  • Top Women Originator #143 2018 (Scotsman's Guide)

  • AREAA A-List 2018 Top Originators

  • NAMMBA Top 100 Mortgage Loan Originators 2018

  • AREAA A-List 2017 Top Originators

  • New American Funding President's Council 2017

  • Top 1% Mortgage Originators 2017 in America

  • AREAA A-List 2016 Top Originators

  • New American Funding President's Council 2016

  • New American Funding President's Council 2015  2017 President's Council  

Lyndi Mallory
Mortgage Specialist
NMLS# 236144
BRE# 1735217

Lyndi Mallory has been a trusted mortgage professional since 1999. One of Lyndi's many strengths is her ability to fund loans as a direct lender through Surety's mortgage bankor as a broker through her preferred lender network. This flexibility enables her team to provide a broad array of products at competitive pricing. You can be sure your client is reaching their full borrowing potential and you'll be closing on time. Lyndi has built a reputation on creating custom mortgage solutions, delivering the ultimate in personal service, and offering the best rates on the market.

 

  • A Direct Lender With Local Underwriting

  • 21 Day Purchase Closings

  • Wholesale Broker ability

  • In-house Appraisal Management Company

  • Stated Income Loans

  • Jumbo Interest Only loans

  • Foreign National no US credit needed

  • FHA Full Eagle Banker- Fico cores as low as 640

  • Private Money