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Hello and welcome to The Jay Ettinger Group. Great to have you here!

The Jay Ettinger Group is ready to welcome you home. With over 20 years of experience, Our team represents and assists their clients with selling, buying, and investing in real estate. They meticulously follow the market, work uniquely with buyers and sellers at various levels, from first-time home buyers to experienced investors, they guide clients through the entire buying and selling process, and utilize their knowledge on what is trending in the market, location, and value.

The Jay Ettinger Group was founded on a commitment to service. If you are considering a move, take the fear and confusion out of it all by bringing the experts in. Jay and Sena will educate you on the market, recommend your best options, both financially and geographically, and do the legwork to provide a true pathway to your home. The Jay Ettinger Group knows that love makes a home…let us find you a place to love.

Jay Ettinger

Jay brings over 20 years of real estate experience in working with buyers, sellers, and real estate investors. His commitment to authentically representing his clients has resulted in over 600 closed real estate transactions to date. Born and raised in Mendota Heights, Jay has lived  on each side of the river and knows the Twin Cities metro area like the back of his hand.

Jay is passionate about philanthropy. He serves on the Board of Directors for both his local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Northside Boxing Club, a nonprofit organization which helps underprivileged youth. Jay also annually sponsors “Firefighters for Healing” and Camp Odayin, an organization for kids with heart disease. Jay proudly promotes events and fundraisers for these organizations, devoting personal time and energy to bringing public awareness and funds to their causes. His most recent fundraiser raised over $90,000, far surpassing their goal of $50,000, for Northside Boxing Club. Additionally, Jay is greatly invested in public safety and has developed relationships with local authorities and public figures to help make Minneapolis a safer place.

True success in real estate is the culmination of understanding the business, anticipating the market, and mostly importantly, sincerely caring about the best interest and well-being of your clients. While working with Jay, you can rest assured knowing that he has your best interest in mind and will do everything in his control to ensure that his clients are receiving the best service and expertise this industry has to offer.

Sena Neilitz

Sena joined The Jay Ettinger Group in spring of 2018. However, her real estate background stemmed from working in the title industry since 2013. She says, “Having a background in title has been an immensely useful tool and source of knowledge in my real estate career. In those 5 years, I embraced the opportunity to learn the closing process from start to finish and I gained an understanding of all the moving parts that need to come together to create a seamless experience for the client. At the same time, I learned the (not so glamorous but necessary) intricacies in the numbers, documents, financing, taxes, liens, marketable title, insurance, assessments – the list goes on. This background has allowed me to provide our clients with a deeper level of service and understanding that took years to build.” 

Prior to working in title, she attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. While in her undergraduate studies, she obtained a position in financial services where she learned the value of business etiquette and developed interpersonal skills requiring a high-level of professionalism. Her background in financial services and the title industry made for an easy transition to real estate.

She believes work ethic, communication, and integrity are key in building great working relationships and is incredibly excited to be a part of a team that has the highest standards for excellent service.