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Who We Are

Jay Brown

Listing Specialist
Realtor® and Owner
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Jay’s 20+ years of sales and management experience led him to a career in real estate and ultimately to owning his own real estate firm. In Jay’s first year as a Realtor®, he earned the “Rookie of the Year” award and he went on to win other multi-million dollar producer awards. Jay strives to foster community involvement, whether it be through encouraging entrepreneural connections throughout the Catawba Valley or participating in local events. Jay loves to spend his free time with his two children and wife Aspen. Some of their favorite things to do are hiking in and around Catawba County, playing in the backyard and heading to the movies.

Candace Tait

Buyer’s Specialist
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Candace Tait has taken a career in the hospitality and event planning industry and revitatlized it into a successful real estate career. Her time spent catering to other’s most important days gave her amazing insight into helping client’s find their forever home. As a Licensed Buyer’s Specialist with Jay Brown, Realtors, Candace walks clients through each step of the process, ensuring that they have been professionally represented. Candace resides in Granite Falls with her husband and young son. They enjoy spending time together and hiking with their dogs.

Aspen Brown

Realtor® & Marketing Director
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As a Catawba County native, Aspen is a natural advocate for our area’s exciting and diverse community. A graduate of Appalachian State University and Marketing Coordinator at Jay Brown, Realtors, Aspen strives to implement effective marketing strategies for listings and coordinates all company events. She is also a licensed Realtor, allowing her to stay on top of the market’s current trends. She lives in Hickory with her husband Jay and their two children. Aspen enjoys reading, running and photography.

Donna Whisenant

Contracts to Close Coordinator
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A Lenoir, NC native, Donna joined the team with years of experience as closing coordinator for a busy real estate team on the coasts of NC. Her experience has helped develop effective systems for Jay Brown, Realtors. Donna enjoys being a constant point of contact for clients throughout the buying and selling process. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and grandchildren on the weekends. 

Autumn Hight

Listing Coordinator
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Getting your home on the market can be a daunting task but Autumn’s position as Listing Coordinator at Jay Brown, Realtors® helps to ensure this process is as uncomplicated as possible. Autumn has lived in North Carolina for the past 15 years with her husband and daughter. Autumn enjoys teaching yoga and is involved with youth exercise programs in the Catawba Valley.