Jason has joined the Willis Allen Metro family and brings with him over 30 years of experience in entertainment and corporate sales. As a natural problem solver, Jason’s top priority is helping clients achieve their goals, whether they are first-time homebuyers or looking for an investment property.
Q: Did you grow up in San Diego? If you’re not from here, when did you move and why?
A: “I was originally raised by my grandmother in a place called Nottingham. I used to visit my mother in London, which is about 122 miles away from there. In early 2015, I left London, moved to Williamsburg, New York, and made regular trips to Los Angeles. When I was sixteen I visited my aunt in San Diego and eventually moved here in 2016 for the climate and the people.”
Q: What motivated you to start a career in real estate?
A: “I had people who would ask me about Real Estate because of my personable attitude and demeanor, particularly in Los Angeles and in London. I’ve always been connected with people in a business and sales aspect and after so many people made the comment that I would be a really good Realtor, I decided to give it a try. I am fascinated by the Birds Streets in Los Angeles and all of the different pockets and styles of houses. I used to live in an old Victorian cottage so I am always fascinated by the new buildings and architecture, particularly in Orange County and when I drive up the coast to San Clemente and Dana Point I am always looking.”
Q: What has been the highlight of your real estate career so far?
A: “I recently closed a deal with Ayush Vats. This was such an exciting process from the inspections to the walk-through of the property. So, my highlight would have to be working with Ayush, a fellow Metro agent, and closing my first deal. I’ve also begun looking for a property for a friend’s mom in Los Angeles and I have really enjoyed using one of Willis Allen’s premier tools called RealScout. This tool is amazing and makes it possible for me to work with clients in London and Los Angeles so seamlessly and quickly.”
Q: Where’s your favorite place to get a meal in San Diego, and what is your favorite dish there?
A: “The Fish and Chips are off the charts at Nobu, which I also know from London. The batter is not too heavy or crisp, it is nice and right, and the chips are big starchy chips with this wonderful dipping sauce. The entire meal just melts in your mouth.”
Q: What are you most likely to be doing on the weekend when not showing houses?
A: “I go to a temple and meditate every morning for 40 minutes which helps me settle my feet. This helps me handle anything that gets thrown at me. I also read a lot. I’m currently reading “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman. Oftentimes, I read books several times to pick up on things that I missed the first time. I also enjoy riding my racing road bike at Shelter Island and from Imperial Beach to Coronado which is 25 miles.”
Q: If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, living or deceased, who would they be and why?
A: “Number one would be Buddha because I am a Buddhist. The second would be philosopher Epictetus and the third would have to be Margaret Thatcher. I’d like to pick her brains, a working-class woman who became the leader of the Conservative Party. I would be fascinated to ask questions to these three people with such distinct mindsets.”
Q: What’s a community volunteering experience of yours that stands out as something you’re especially proud of?
A: “I am a member of the ASPCA and happy to help with anything animal-related. I have a five-year-old Maltese and Yorkie mix named Ginger. Ginger has helped and taught me patience during the pandemic, she is the smartest girl. I find it fascinating that this little ten-pound girl can teach me so much.”
Q: If we looked at your Spotify account, what kind of playlists would we see?
A: “I have a very eclectic choice in music. I’m currently listening to Asser and British singer-songwriter, Jacob Banks. I also listen to a lot of classical music, such as Debussy and Claude Boone. When I lived in the UK, I used to open the back door on weekends and garden to classical music. It helps me decompress and calm my mind. A woman once told me that she sat outside listening to someone playing the most beautiful classical music. I didn’t let her know it was me, and I burned her a copy that I gifted to her.”
Q: Where’s the next travel spot on your list?
A: “I will be going to London at some point this year and my other two preferred travel spots are Barcelona and Switzerland. The wonderful thing about London is that you can travel very easily to other places.”
Q: What is the last book you read?
A: “The last book I read was “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann, which is a story about the power of giving. Ayush actually passed this book on to me.”
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: “I like to write. I am currently writing a true life screenplay and taking my time with it. Some days, I work one hour on it and other days two to three hours. It really depends on the feeling that I get. I also enjoy going to the gym and watching movies. My favorite movie right now is Death on the Nile. As far as big films go, I like Cleopatra and other Spanish-speaking films. I am currently teaching myself Spanish, which I think is important to know.”
Q: What’s your favorite holiday and why?
A: “My favorite holiday is Easter since I am an Easter baby and it is when Spring begins in England.”
Q: What was the first job you ever had?
A: “At age 17, I thought it would be cool to go work in the hairdressers with my friend. They taught me how to roll the hair and put the products on. The next certification was to learn how to color hair. I worked there for a couple of months and learned the job wasn’t for me. It wasn’t long before I got a door-to-door sales job selling window double glazing for homes.”
Q: What is your definition of success?
A: “Balance and Harmony, are the two hardest things for anyone to achieve.”
Q: What energizes you the most about your career?
A: “Simply the potential to help others solve problems. That’s why I love real estate, there are solutions for both the buyer and the seller. It works for both.”
Q: What’s one work-related thing you want to accomplish in the next 365 days?
A: “I want to close at least two more deals in the next year.”
Q: Who makes the best food in your family?
A: “My grandmother used to make soul food. Fried fish, dumplings, plantains, collard greens, and so much more. She used to make it in a way that it wasn’t too heavy.”
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