Jake Thomas

Real Estate Agent at United Realty Services

  • Office: (616) 710-2004
  • Cell: (616) 710-2004

License Info

Real Estate License 6501383762

Licensed in Michigan (7 years)

My Specialty

Caledonia, Byron Center, Middleville, Grand Rapids, Ada, Kentwood, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Jenison, Rockford, Lowell, Walker

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Jake Thomas Real Estate Agent

Hi my name is Jake Thomas and I specialize in the Real Estate market in the West, MI area. I have a true passion for the field and have been loving every minute of it. One of things that sets me apart from my competition is that I buy houses myself to either own and rent or flip so I know exactly what home owners need to do to get their house sold and how much renovations will cost. My clients also like that I am very good with technology and can do the entire transaction online with never having to meet in person if need be. I'm also a 24/7 Realtor meaning that I don't take the weekends or evenings off. I work hard to get my sellers top dollar and my buyers the most for their money. Real Estate is not a job for me but a passion and it really shows through with my services.

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Customer Reviews

Brittany : on October 11, 2017

Jake did an amazing job selling our home! He knew the market and let us know what we needed to do to get our house ready to list. He made sure we had professional photos done and that we had it staged properly. He was always on top of communication through the whole process and got us exactly what we wanted for our house. Jake really views real estate as a passion and not a job. Thanks again Jake!

Matthew : on September 01, 2019

Brittany was there every step of the way with my home buying process. Any house we looked at, she immediately put her insight in and helped me with my decisions. She was always willing to look at houses ...

Wade : on August 20, 2019

Brittany is great! She is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. She found the perfect home for me and was able to close the deal in 25 days! Brittany made the entire experience easy. I really feel like ...

Labriolakeystone : on July 18, 2019

As an investor, working with Jake was the best. He is incredibly knowledgeable on the different areas in Grand Rapids. We worked together on our first call to go over goals. Whenever an interesting property ...

Stephanie : on June 07, 2019

Brittany is very knowledgeable about the community and was very honest with us when in the process of searching for our new home. Brittany is very polite and friendly. She was able to help us find out ...

User827107 : on May 06, 2019

Jake and Brittany Thomas were nothing short of amazing during the home buying process! We couldn't have asked for a team more helpful during this exciting and stressful time. They were always quick ...

Jeffrey : on May 06, 2019

Jake was great to work with and helped me to better understand the home buying process. Always quick to respond and has house flipping experience so he helped me see things that I normally would've looked ...

Dlynnb20061 : on April 25, 2019

Jake was great to work with. He was very patient with us in taking 18 months to find/have our house ready. He was very flexible with listing. Responded very quickly when we had questions and communicated ...

Adayton20 : on March 11, 2019

Jake is a laid back, polite, and talented professional in his field of work. He went out of his way to get additional information for me and went the extra mile to negotiate with the seller on my behalf. ...

Zuser20160716143901147 : on March 10, 2019

I bought a house completely long distance using Jake and he was extremely helpful from start to finish. Being a competitive market where time is everything, he got into the house and wrote an offer up ...

Steve : on August 09, 2018

I canaEUR(TM)t say enough how awesome it was to work with Jake. He did such an amazing job in recommending locations to purchase and helped me find a property with my specifications within my price limit.

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Service Area

  • Caledonia, MI
  • Lake Odessa, MI
  • Byron Center, MI
  • Freeport, MI
  • Jamestown, MI
  • Zeeland, MI
  • Alto, MI
  • Clarksville, MI
  • Moline, MI
  • Dorr, MI
  • Hudsonville, MI
  • Grandville, MI
  • Middleville, MI
  • Jenison, MI
  • Wayland, MI
  • Lowell, MI
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Ada, MI
  • Hastings, MI
  • Allendale, MI

Frequently Asked Questions

The first thing I always tell all of my clients when they are looking to purchase a home is to get pre-qualified. I have had it where clients have fell in love with a home and then they go to get prequalified but unfortunately they weren’t qualified enough to purchase the home and they get heart broken. So it’s always great going in knowing how much they can afford. I also have a mortgage calculator that I use so I am able to tell my clients how much their payments will be each month. This gives them peace of mind when making an offer. I also work very closely with their mortgage lender every step of the way which makes for a smooth transaction.

I offer all of my clients a free home market analysis. What this entails is that I meet with the clients at their house and bring comparables over for them. This lets them know what other houses in their area are selling for. I also go over any repairs that the home needs. There are some repairs that are needed in order for homes to sell and others that aren’t. So my selling clients like to know what is worth fixing in the home and what isn’t. I also do all of my own repairs and therefore I can give my selling clients a good representation of how much repairs will cost them. I also have a list of contractors for them to use too.

I work with all clients. I work with first time homeowners that need some extra help because it’s their first time purchasing a home to seasoned investors to even clients that are looking for their second home. I have a skill set/base that allows me to work great with a variety of clients. I am familiar with all different loan types for example: VA, FHA, Multi-families (25% down), Conventional, Land Contracts and Cash.

It would be hard to pick just one transaction because I truly care about all of my clients and put 100% effort into all of them. Recently I had some clients that were first time home buyers and they were using VA financing. We put in over 15 offers on homes but kept being beat out by cash or conventional offers. I decided to put an Ad on Craigslist and local FB sites asking if anyone was wanting to sell their house in the zip codes they wanted to live in along with a price maximum. I had someone reply to one of my Ads that had been thinking about moving out of the area. I met with the seller first to ensure they were serious about selling and to make sure that the house was worth the price they were asking. I then brought my clients through and they loved it. The seller agreed to all of our terms and 30 days later the house was theirs. They were so excited that they wrote me a thank you and baked me a cake. Sometimes it’s just about going the extra mile for your clients.

I’ve always loved real estate in the way that you are helping to change people’s lives. You get to help them pick out a home that they will raise their family in, have birthday parties in, celebrate life together and sometimes even the possibility of making great equity in. Homeownership is such a privilege and fun experience that I always knew I wanted to be a part of it. I love seeing the excitement on my client’s faces when their house sells or when their offer is accepted, it’s so full of joy and happiness it’s truly infectious. I’ve loved every minute of my real estate career.

Yes I have a Bachelor’s degree from GVSU in business management. I am extremely great with numbers and helping my clients figure out monthly payments and what their net sheets will look like. I also do full rehabs on my homes and rental homes so I am very knowledgeable about inspections and building codes. I can help clients with renovation questions per example how much adding a bathroom will cost or redoing a kitchen.

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Location & Hours

Address

10168 Duncan Lake Ave SE

Caledonia, MI 49316

Office Hours

Personal

Hobbies/Interests

I love to scuba dive and go fishing. My wife and I love to travel.

Community Involvement

Habitat for Humanity

Family

My wife and I just had our first child, Skyler

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Credentials

Education:

BBA Grand Valley State University

Designations:

Awards:

Top yielding Realtor at my Brokers office, over 12 million in sales, number 1 in volume for Caledonia

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