Jay Kendall is a FULL-TIME REALTOR with Watson Realty Corp. I was born in Franklin, Kentucky. After graduating from high school, I enlisted in the United States Army. I was assigned to Fort Drum New York's 10th Mountain Infantry Division and was fortunate to have gotten to see many parts of the world during my tour of duty. After my enlistment with the Army was up, I moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University, double-majoring in Political Science and History. Upon Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A), I attended Nashville School of Law and received my Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) in 2001. I began the practice of law in a general practice law firm, where I remained for the first two years of my legal career. I then accepted a position as a litigation attorney with a nationally-recognized law firm, a position which I held for nearly 8 years. In this position, I served as litigation counsel for many of the nation's leading banking and lending institutions. My primary focus was in assisting lenders and borrowers with working out loan modification agreements, short sales, and deeds-in lieu of foreclosure, so as to help borrowers to avoid bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings. I also served as a closing and title attorney for the firm's closing and title divisions. I served in the US Army and Army Reserve for a combined 21 years of service, retiring in August 2013. I achieved the rank of Captain and proudly served in the Middle East in support of both Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom from June 2005 through February 2007. I served in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as the Company Commander of a Mobile Recon and Redistribution Team (MRRT) and later served as an Operations Officer on the Staff of the Commanding General. I am married to my wife Michelle, an area manager for an engineering and consulting firm. She was offered the opportunity of a lifetime with a promotion to area manager of the company's Orlando office in 2012, which prompted our move to Florida and the Orlando area. The first time we came to Orlando for a site visit, we instantly fell in love with the City Beautiful and the surrounding area and made the decision to call Orlando home. We are residents of Cypress Landing in the Dr. Phillips area and have two energetic and fun-loving Labs named Samson (Sam) and Delilah (Lila), who love their new Florida home. I enjoy almost any outdoor activity and especially enjoy working out and running. My real estate experience includes previous investments in and owning rental properties as a landlord. I also have purchased, remodeled, marketed, and re-sold properties prior to joining Watson Realty. Military life has given me a great, first-hand understanding of the difficulties associated with moving from city to city, state to state, and even country to country. With Watson Realty's world-wide network of realtors and cutting-edge, industry-leading technology, I can help you sell your current home or assist you in buying your next home.
- U.S. Military on the Move Certified Military Specialist