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"You did a professional and thorough job.  Thank you for helping me through an unfamiliar and complicated process.  I made the right choice when I chose you to be my realtor." June

"Jay made the process of selling our home very smooth. He’s ready and willing to answer questions about the buying or selling process, which minimized any stress for us. He also communicates very well with other agents, which allowed our sale to be easy and efficient."
Caitlin & Ben

"We chose Jay Budge as our relator for both the sale of our condo and the purchase of a new condo. Jay
was attentive to our needs throughout the process ensuring that we understood each step of the way.
Jay was extremely thorough in reviewing the details of the transactions to make sure closing were
smooth and timely. We experienced a couple covid challenges; however, Jay personally helped us to
close on the scheduled date. THANK YOU for the thoughtful care in helping us find our beautiful condo."
Brian and Travis

“Jay is someone with a wealth of knowledge and experience in real estate. He has been with people as they make life changing decisions in their big purchase of a home. Take his advice because he knows what he is doing! He can also save you money.”


“Our experience with Jay was terrific. He was a huge help in getting us in very early in the showing so we could line things up to make a successful offer on the house of our dreams. He was most helpful in coaching us on the

workings of the current market, the buying protocol, and process. Without Jay's integrity, professionalism and knowledge gained from decades of experience, we could have had a negative experience. Ours was positive!!"

Jerry and Cathy


"We chose Jay Budge as our realtor for the sale of our condo because we knew of his good reputation and we were not disappointed. He took care of all the details and issues involved in the sale and always kept us well-informed of what was going on. Everything went very smoothly, even though there was a significant geographic distance between the buyer and seller. One thing we noticed was that he treated the buyer as respectful as he treated us and conveyed the message that he was interested in their satisfaction as well as ours. We would certainly recommend Jay Budge as a realtor to anyone." - Ray and Sally

"Sara and I began looking for a different living arrangement about five years ago, in 2015. We were reaching an age when maintaining a house, and climbing stairs, was becoming increasingly unappealing. I called Jay Budge to ask if he was interested in working with us, knowing that we may be difficult to please. He was patient and flexible throughout our long search. We looked at many properties over the years, and finally made an offer that was accepted. At every point in the process, Jay helped us through the various steps of the decision without being overbearing. I would work with Jay again."  John and Sara

"My mother passed away and I was appointed personal representative of her estate. One of my tasks was to sell her Lexington Riverside condo which had been in my family for nearly 45 years. After interviewing several realtors, I talked with Jay Budge, a real estate broker who lives in the twin building to my mother’s. I made the decision to hire Jay at the end of our meeting. We received a very favorable purchase offer and closed within 30 days of the offer, with Jay guiding the process smoothly from beginning to end in his professional, friendly manner. I would recommend Jay Budge without qualification to anyone looking for a broker. I could not be more pleased with the final outcome and the service rendered by Jay that was essential in achieving that outcome. Great job from a professional of the highest caliber." Mary

“We have worked with Jay in the purchase of two homes and the sale of one. He has been fantastic to work with whether we have been buying or selling. His experience, knowledge of real estate, and professionalism are unsurpassed. We highly recommend Jay for your real estate needs, whether you are buying or selling a home.” Charley and Terry

“Working with you was a pleasure! You are personable and professional! Thank you for making the sale of our home smooth and stress free. You were very thorough explaining every step in the process and guiding us from pre- listing to the final closing. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!” Liz and Ben


“To whom it may concern: Jay did a great job selling my Lexington Riverside condo. He lives there and attends all the board meetings, so he knows all the ins and outs of the place. I would recommend him to any potential client.” Tom

“I found Jay to be knowledgeable and highly competent. He helped me find a well driller, a snow removal company, a lawyer and an insurance agent. We had three offers and sold $4,000 over asking price in the first week. Jay always responded immediately to all calls and emails. My family and I remain most appreciative and grateful for his service.” Phillip

“Jim and I want to say that the listing and everything Jay has done is first class!” Jim and Rita


“Working with Jay Budge to sell my mother’s property could not have gone more efficiently. Jay took care of everything and made the process easy. It was fun to work with such professional competence.” Joe Soucheray


"Thanks for everything Jay. You can definitely put me on your list of satisfied clients!" Drew


“What I really wanted to say is how grateful I am to Jay - I know you're proud of him and that I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.  His patience, attention to detail, integrity and overall professionalism contribute to him being a top-notch guy!  I tried to tell him myself but being a humble guy, he just said, ‘it's my job.’  And a tough one it is!” Deb


“Jay was very patient and supportive of my house-hunting process. I worked with him over a three year period, changing directions multiple times along the way. He provided good recommendations on different housing options. He also helped me sell my townhome for a great price!” Heather


"Buying my first home was less stressful and far more enjoyable because Jay was my real estate agent. He listened to what I was searching for and was prompt about setting up home showings. He was organized and thorough with all of the details involved in buying a home. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to purchase a home, whether it's their first home or their last." Caitlin


"Six Time Seller/Buyer “As always, you have acted with nothing but integrity and professionalism.” Robin


“Jay was instrumental in both the sale of our house, and with the purchase of our new house. We were very pleased with Jay's professionalism, responsiveness and attention to detail. Jay is a true veteran of the real estate industry.  He knows how to facilitate either side of the transaction professionally and fights in your best interests.” Brandon and Heidi


“Having known Jay and Kathy for many years, I turned to Jay for my real estate needs without hesitation. There were those usual and even unusual snags of real estate. However, we persevered and Jay moved it through escrow in a successful and orderly fashion. I am glad to have the personal relationship and confidence of Jay, who helped me maneuver through the stress of real estate. I definitely recommend Jay!” Lew B.


“Jay is an exceptional person and we have been fortunate to have him as our real estate representative. He listened to our needs and desires and worked tirelessly on our behalf. We had confidence that Jay consistently had our best interests in mind. We highly recommend him to others. We enjoyed working with you Jay” Matt and Cheryl


“Working with Jay was a pleasure!  He helped us narrow down possibilities based on our needs quickly, which was helpful since we were new to the Twin Cities area.  In addition, our offer had a few contingencies.  Jay helped us resolve every single one in a timely manner, and we cannot recommend him enough.  He listens, he knows the area inside and out, and he attends to every detail.” Tom and Rachel


“Thank you for all your help, you were awesome!”  Nikki

“WOW!  You know how to give customer service.” Bob


"The house is treating us very well and the dog loves the backyard!  We want to thank you again for all the work you did in helping the deal go through.  If we know if someone who needs a house we'll send them your way.” Chris and Bre


“Thanks for all your help throughout my relocation.  You really made moving to MN easier than expected and my wife and I appreciate the extra effort you put forth to make all of this happen.”   



"Doug and Mary want you to call them concerning the sale of their home. I told them that you are the only realtor that I would ever recommend or use again." Darwin


"You are the only agent that followed up with me promptly, asked why I was even looking in the area, and then made sure that I was happy.  I am very impressed.  It says a lot when I am either buying or selling my home.  Thank you."  KC


"I was very satisfied with the service I received from you with respect to selling my Condominium. You were able to handle my somewhat unique situation. Indeed, you managed 95% of the transaction while I was in Geneva, Switzerland.  Everything progressed as smoothly as if I were in the next office.  Thanks Jay!"   Brett


"Nancy and I would like to thank-you for your excellent service in selling our home. Despite our short time frame, you were able to create a great deal of interest in our home, leading to a quick sale. As always your level of support and integrity was unsurpassed. Good luck on your future sales."  Drs. Steve and Nancy


"I want to thank you for your aggressive and persistent efforts to sell my home. Because of this I was able to get an excellent selling price in a reasonable period of time. You can be assured that I will refer my friends and colleagues to you."   Lynn


“Jay, we greatly appreciated your help in finding our home – we’re very comfortable, happy, and it’s the perfect house for us. I really appreciated the extra effort in seeing so many homes in such a short period of time. And, Jay, your help with our closing was also appreciated because I didn’t have my husband there to turn for advice. Thank you for your honesty and your opinions – both were great help in all the final decisions.”   Jan and Larry


"Thanks for so many different things. Thanks for being such a nice realtor. I'll never forget running into Kathy at Best Buy and saying 'Just sell my house would ya!' and you did!   Roseanne & Mike


"Jay was alert to key issues as well as the fine points and was a helpful advisor. Jay had attention to details and resourceful thinking. Jay did a fine job for us, worked very well with us, and we strongly recommend him to anyone considering selling their home."       Wes & Deirdre


"I just want to express my satisfaction with the work of Jay Budge, with whom we sold our property. Before deciding on an agent, we called in a few and were immediately impressed with Jay's professionalism. Jay helped us to achieve our goals. My family and I appreciated the work done by Jay. I have already recommended him to a couple of other people but, because we are leaving town, I hope this letter will encourage others to talk to Jay before they list with a Realtor."   David


"Jay, I would like to express my personal thanks to you for the pleasant cooperation throughout the sale of this house, including your knowledgeable advice and prudent guidance. I will certainly pass on your name to any of my friends who may have need for real estate services."    Hans


"We felt we just had to write and thank you for all your excellent work. Your quick response to all of our phone calls and questions was very comforting during that stressful period. Also, we feel that your hard work and sound advice definitely contributed to the quick sale of our property. All in all, we are very pleased and appreciate the fact that you were able to get such an excellent price for our home."    John


"Being strangers to both the Midwest and the Twin Cities we felt somewhat like immigrants on a new planet. Our real estate requirements and desires were both peculiar and demanding of you. You responded with great dedication, patience, and professionalism. Not only did you find us our home, you provided us with an education in the neighborhoods and culture of the area. I would welcome the opportunity to recommend your services to anyone wishing to buy or sell in the Twin Cities Area."  Bob


"Thank you for your patience in dealing with my mother-in-law, and our long distance requests for you to jump through hoops. The frustration of having to purchase a home in a distant market was more than I was willing to deal with, especially since we were being unreasonable in our expectations. Your guidance in finding the house which we purchased was handled most professionally, and I want you to know that I truly appreciated your efforts."    Rick 

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