Jay Thompson began his real estate career in 2004 with a freshly minted Arizona real estate sales license. Three years later, he and his wife founded Thompson’s Realty, an independent brokerage serving the Phoenix, AZ metro area.
In March of 2012, Jay joined Zillow (now Zillow Group) as their Director of Industry Outreach. Chartered with serving as a liaison between the agent/broker community and Zillow, along with providing Zillow employees with a deeper understanding of what agents need from Zillow, Jay swiftly became recognized as a leading expert in brand reputation, monitoring, and response.
Retiring from Zillow Group in August, 2018, Jay remains a part of the real estate industry, offering consulting, speaking and writing services through Jay.Life, LLC, which he founded in January, 2019.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Jay is a life-long learner, who loves to share with others. He stays active in retirement by volunteering to staff a national sexual assault on-line hotline, promising to write more frequently on NowPondering.com, taking photos, sailing and traveling.