Have you heard of the following programs offered by the State of Arizona?
You can buy homes up to $372,000 with “Down Payment Assistance” grants up to $20,000
Non-Repayable Grants cover 3% to 10% of your down payment
Hurry, While Funds Are Still Available!
Who Is Jay Lickus?
You are here because you want to buy or sell a home. I'm here to help you and be your "Trusted Advisor." My name is Jay Lickus and I am a Professional Realtor as well as a "Professional Blogger", "Baby Boomer Advocate" and the Owner and Developer of Survive55.com a website/blog targeted to my Baby Boomer generation.
What is Unique About Jay?
Personally, I am a devoted grandfather, music lover, motorcycle rider, vinyl record collector, Arena Football fan and lover of the simple things in life.
What is Jay's Background?
I was born in the mid 50's in the harmonious and affable Marquette Park neighborhood on the South side of Chicago. I attended 12 years of Catholic school in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.
My professional career began early with my first job as a paperboy (didn't we all) and I matured quickly working my way through numerous exciting and life shaping jobs - factory worker, kitchen helper, pizza maker (not a bad gig), shipping and receiving clerk and a house painter.
While in college, I started my own painting and contracting company, J & R Painting, with a focus on historical and Victorian restorations.
In the late 80's, I sold my business and moved to Los Angeles to begin building a successful career with several Fortune 500 companies in the paint and coatings industry.
I quickly advanced from a Store Manager for Fuller-O'Brien Paints in beautiful Anaheim, CA to a Warehouse Manager in Phoenix, AZ. I then advanced my career into Sales as a Representative for Glidden Paints and by 2000 I was promoted to a Regional Sales Manager with extended responsibilities for the states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Southern California.
Why Should Jay Be Your Realtor?
In 2012, after 25 years in professional sales and more than 12 years as a top performing Regional Sales Manager, I left the corporate world to find my true passion. I began this journey by first becoming a resource and life coach to many of my friends and business associates who had been discharged from their corporate positions to face an uncertain future as they found themselves building second careers. This led to my development of a website called Survive55.com as a guidebook for the Baby Boomer generation.
This year, I am positive that I came one step closer to finding my true "métier" by earning my Real Estate License and joining the HomeSmart team.
Although I will work many different avenues within the real estate industry, my focus will be on using my experience and expertise to help and guide fellow Baby Boomers through their buying and selling experiences.
I have lived in Arizona for over 25 years and currently live in the wonderful community of Surprise. I am active in the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Surprise Rotary and The Fraternal Order of Eagles as well as several other altruistic organizations. I am truly blessed to have 4 wonderful grown children and 7 glorious grandkids. Without a doubt, I can truly say I am one very happy man.