To me, the practice of real estate means more than just helping someone buy or sell a home — it’s an opportunity to change a life through a meaningful relationship.
My career began in 2003 as a Buyer’s agent working several years for the top agent in our office before establishing my own business. A native of Columbia, SC, I have lived in Atlanta since 1997. Prior to my real estate career, I successfully managed sales teams and my personal portfolio of business for various gift and accessory manufacturers.
Active member of Northpoint Community Church, participated as a small group leader for the Middle School Ministry and presently serves on the Host Team.
I am experienced in all fields of real estate including investment properties, short sales, foreclosures, building and construction, residential financing, business brokerage, real estate trends, and buying and selling strategies. I provide strong market analysis. I am a strategic negotiator in real estate transactions who has a complete understanding of real estate contracts and requirements. I continually network to build extraordinary relationships with many top brokers and agents.
My mission is to serve Buyers and Sellers at the highest level by listening to their needs, communicating honestly, and caring enough to stay in the game until a Win-Win is achieved for all parties. 93% of our business comes from past clients and referrals. The satisfaction of our clients is very important for our future business.
Jay specializes in Real Estate Sales, Investments, and Business Brokerage. He has achieved the CDPE and CBB designations (Certified Distress Property Expert and Certified Business Brokerage), and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top business brokers in the state by the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.
Jay is currently a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® and the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, where he is currently serving as Vice President.
Michael Bogatay is a versatile team agent for the Fenello Real Estate Group, who specializes in military relocation to and from the greater-Atlanta area.
Michael served in the US Navy submarine service for over eight years during which time he was stationed at several bases around the US and overseas. As a result, Michael has first-hand knowledge and understanding of the PCS relocation process and has experienced the challenges posed to the service member and family. Prior to joining the Fenello Group, Michael retired from the defense industry.
Michael is a certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP) and a member of the Cobb Association of REALTORS®.
Whitney Smith is the Team Agent for The Fenello Real Estate Group. She works as both a Buyers Agent and Listing Agent. Whitney also assists our team with administration, marketing, and sales support. She provides the high level of service that clients of the Fenello Group deserve, and is committed to providing it.
In addition to having almost six years of real estate experience, Whitney studied Elementary Education at Kennesaw State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree.
Whitney is a member of the Cherokee Association of REALTORS®.