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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Oakland, MD.
Jay was great! We were new to the area and he made us feel very comfortable. He also has been willing to help after the sale with questions and personal contacts!
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07/10/2014 - Susan Ortega
Bought a home in 2014 in Kearney, MD 21550.
Jay was awesome to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for property in the Deep Creek Lake area. He is super knowledgeable about the area, always available for our many questions, honest, and very fun to work with.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Swanton, MD.
If you are looking for a great real estate agent, we highly recommend Jay Ferguson from Railey Realty! From our first meeting to closing, we appreciated Jay's enthusiasm, communication style and expert advice. We were new to the Deep Creek area, and Jay was instrumental and helping us get acquainted with the area and identify our needs. He never rushed us to anything and provided excellent information on all of the listings that we considered, had a keen eye for potential issues and accommodated our schedule for all of the viewings that we attended. Jay even spent entire Saturday with us looking into about 15 houses. As a result we were able to quickly find a great community and house.
During the home buying process, Jay was very responsive to all our emails and phone calls and kept us posted on all the updates/changes related to our contract negotiations. He was watchful of all the related transactions, and alerted us when our financing company agent forgot to properly schedule closing. At the very last moment, Jay was able to do nearly impossible—arrange closing with a different settlement company.
We would highly recommend Jay to others and couldn't have asked for a better realtor.
Being that we have purchased several homes and investment properties with real estate agents and I was a real estate agent for a couple of years myself, I have worked with dozens and dozens of real estate agents. With that, Jay Ferguson, my most recent realtor, is by far the best agent I have ever worked with. Besides being genuinely a good guy, he is a true professional whose local knowledge is invaluable (especially to a non-local like myself). Jay's follow up and responsiveness was immediate and with any information requested by us, Jay went above and beyond to collect it. I would use Jay as my real estate agent again and would recommend Jay to anyone including my friends and family.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Swanton, MD.
We really enjoyed working with Jay. We found him to be honest and straight forward. He didn't pressure us to buy but was responsive to our needs throughout the process. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Deep Creek area. He was also well connected in the community which helped with answering questions and providing advice,
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Oakland, MD.
My wife and I were first time home buyers and were obviously very nervous about what the process was going to be like. Being in sales myself, I tend to be very critical and carry extremely high expectations for the sales people when I get the chance to be a buyer. Not only was Jay helpful, he exceeded any and all expectations I had and was very quick to make my wife and I comfortable. His knowledge of the area, homes, schools and ability to listen to our wants and needs was very surprising. A lot of sales people seem to listen briefly then push you in a direction they want you to travel. He even went as far as helping us set up a Power of Attorney so we would not lose any time. Jay took what we wanted and layed out several options that met our criteria. Through the entire process he did everything in his power to make the transaction go as smoothly as possible. My wifes work required her to be out of town through a majority of the process. Jay gave us several names and sources for financing and all of the inspections. He definitely gave us a wealth of knowledge that enabled us to make all the right choices. If I were to purchase another piece of property, I would not dream of calling another agent. One of the best buying experiences I've had.
Bought a home in 2012 in Sang Run, Mc Henry, MD 21541.
I have used Jay Ferguson as my realtor for the last 6 years and in that time, he has helped me purchase 3 properties. He's been a wealth of local knowledge and has a number for someone to fix or do anything you need. He's got insight into the rental market and knows what will rent well as an investment which keeps you from stepping on a landmine with the wrong property. He's also a pleasure to be around so that makes viewing properties with him less of a chore and more of something to look forward to. I've referred friends to him who have also purchased properties and feel the same about him. You won't just be a pay day to Jay like so many other realtors, Jay will be there for you before and after the sale so if you need a realtor do yourself a favor and call Jay. Don't just call a random guy/gal at the lake and hope you found a good realtor, KNOW you have a good one with Jay.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Oakland, MD.
We have worked with Jay in both buying a new home and selling our current ....we could not have asked for more! His professionalism and extensive knowledge of the real estate market helped make what can be a very stressful venture, so easy. I would recommend Jay Ferguson to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Garrett County, MD.