Jay Villella, Realtor

Real Estate Services


Buyer Representation

You don't have to be a first-time buyer to be both excited and nervous about your search for a home. There is a lot of information online about properties for sale and the ins and outs of the process. As your agent, it's my job to help you find a home, give you advice about the market, help you negotiate,  connect you to a network of related professionals, and ensure that your home buying experience proceeds smoothly.

I'm an accredited buyer representative, which means I have additional education, training, and experience as a buyer's representative. Before going out to tour properties, I offer a free, no-obligation consultation. At this meeting, we can discuss everything and come up with a plan to find the right home for you. Contact me any time and I'll be happy to meet with you either at our office in East Liberty, or anywhere convenient for you.

The main kitchen in a home I sold on Southside

The main kitchen in a home I sold on Southside

Seller Representation

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For many people, selling a home is the largest single financial transaction of their lifetime. A home is also usually a very large portion of a family's net worth, so it is of the utmost importance for the home to sell at the highest value within a reasonable amount of time.

As the listing agent, I'll use my cutting-edge professional marketing strategy to connect with as many willing and able buyers as possible. It's also my job to help you price the home, coordinate showings, advise your negotiations, and ensure all relevant regulations are upheld.

I am a high-tech and high-touch agent: I use technology to give your home an advantage in the marketplace, but I also believe face-to-face selling and top-quality customer service are the buildings blocks of a successful sale.


My Team

My day-to-day team includes the support crew at RE/MAX Select as well as Jesica Sharp-Crewe, my transaction coordinator. Jesica is there to make sure everyone is on track from the moment a contract is signed until we all get to the closing table. When she's not expertly managing the flow of each transaction, she's a pro bass player.

I also rely on a fantastic network of photographers, videographers, design pros, lenders, inspectors, title agents, attorneys, and contractors who have delivered good results in the past for my clients. I'm happy to suggest these providers as options, but the decision is always up to you.


"Jay is diplomatic and kind. His honesty shines  through, time and time again. On many occasions, and as newcomers to Pittsburgh, Jay provided us with local and practical insights. He knows his market and will make sure his clients are treated fairly and working in their own best interests."

/ Priya A. - Point Breeze /