We worked with Jay on our recent home purchase, and quite simply, he and his team are the best in the business. Jay is incredibly professional and invests in getting to know and befriend his clients in a really genuine way, taking care of them from the first phone call through well after they move in. He's always available to arrange for showings/answer questions/provide advice and insights, and is really proactive in getting his clients a great deal and making sure they are happy with their purchase. We would absolutely work with Jay again and strongly recommend him to others looking to buy or sell!

Anita R.


Jay is really really awesome! Would love to work with him every time I am buying or selling real estate!!!

Raj C.


I selected Jay to sell my DC condo based on his credentials, his network and contacts, his successful sales history, his familiarity with my area and most of all, his knowledge of what it would take to sell my unit.  I left DC when my condo went on the market and was thankful Jay was able to cover for me in my absence.  Not only did his sales strategy work but he always handled himself professionally and was extremely helpful to me all through the process.  What more can I say as a recommendation to anyone looking for a realtor.

Mary M.


Jay was our agent when we sold our  unit back in 2011.  We moved out of state and didn't expect to come back to DC.  Even when we were away Jay kept in touch. His loyalty to his customers is sincere.    When we unexpectedly moved back to DC, Jay found us the perfect unit to move back to.

He is passionate about what he does and the relationships he fosters and maintains.  In my opinion there is no other agent to work with in DC. I highly recommend him and the company.  You will not be disappointed.



Jay was referred to by a friend, and I can't imagine that I would be able to close on the house without his help. He was extremely professional, always available for advice, pro-actively addressed my concerns and make sure the whole process was seamless. He even addressed issues outside of the normal close process to make sure that we get everything in order to ensure the buy. I really appreciate his informal attitude, and his get-it-done mindset. Great job to the Bauer team!

Titus E.


I highly recommend Jay. After having my place sit on the market for 60 days with no offers, Jay parachuted in, revised the listing, and got two offers *without any reduction in price.*  Many will assume, as I did, that the listing agent does not make any real difference.  Jay proves that wrong and gets the job done.

Joseph S.


Jay, Kristen and the rest of the Compass team were great to work with on the sale of my Penn Quarter condo.  

This is my 4th real estate transaction in 4 years and Jay's team has been the best I've worked with.  Anyone can facilitate a sale, host open houses, and run closings, but agents earn there commission is in their intelligence and knowledge of the city and building specific markets, which this team has in spades.  I listed and closed in 2 months at my target price, 20 days before my tenant moved out so I didn't have any cashflow gap.

Like another reviewer I was selling while out of state and therefore couldn't be as hands on I would have liked.  Jay and team picked up the slack and were always available to talk with me on price and marketing, worked with my tenant to show, dealt with inspections and even handled all pre-close fixes and cleaning.

Top notch team, top notch experience.

Stanley H.


Jay recently helped me sell my condo in DC.  We met almost two years ago and I immediately felt that Jay was a friend of mine. Even though I resisted in staging my place, it was the right advice.  Jay had my place under contract within a week and got me the price that I wanted. Jay won't BS you...  He knows that market and he knows what he can and cannot do.  I like it when my friends are upfront with me!   I highly recommend Jay to anyone buying or selling a home.

Niraj M.


Jay deserves all of the praise and 5 star reviews he receives. Quite simply, my experience selling my condo in Columbia Heights exceeded all expectations.

I live in California, so selling from across the country is not without some distance-related anxiety...but Jay's knowledge, experience, responsiveness and no b.s. communication style put me fully at ease and made the sale process a real pleasure. We formulated a strategy, stuck to the plan, and navigated the challenges of a softening market to successfully close the sale painlessly.

Jay was instrumental in advising on the pricing, marketing, and staging - which was staggeringly beautiful. The listing was a work of art! He worked tirelessly to find a buyer and it felt like he was as invested in the sale as I was. When the inspection required some minor maintenance, Jay rolled up his sleeves and actually did the work himself!

I'm critical by nature so it's really a pleasure to be able to write a 100% positive review of someone that is just plain good at their job.

Jim J.


I rarely give out 5 star reviews, but Jay deserves it. Any half-decent realtor can sell a nice condo but I have not encountered one until now that actually is so proactive, from getting down on hands and knees to fix something in the unit, to coordinating and supervising contract work.

Working with the Compass team is efficient and seemless and Jay always took my calls and answered emails very promptly, no matter what time or when I contacted him.

I'll be using him again and referring to my friends. All around good vibes and great work.

Anton E.


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