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Jay Unger

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Jay Unger passed away in March 2024, leaving behind his wife and two children. Jay was a remarkable REALTOR that was highly regarded by his peers and clients. Jay's real estate legacy continues with his business partner of 20+ years, Phil Sykes

Jay grew up in the Charleston area on Edisto Island. After graduating from Episcopal High School, he completed his Bachelor of Arts at Wofford College in 1996.

Jay became a full time real estate agent in 1996. He has been a recipient of the Realtor of Distinction award at both the Executive and President Circle levels. He has also been repeatedly listed in a Diamond Society, and received a Lifetime Achievement award for selling over $100 million in the Charleston area.

Jay resides with his family in Mount Pleasant, and enjoys spending time traveling and boating. He is a member of St. Michael's Church, Carolina Yacht Club, and Hobcaw Yacht Club.



FAVORITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK Spending time with family, traveling and boating

FAVORITE LOCAL PRODUCT Callie’s Charleston Biscuits

FAVORITE ANNUAL EVENT Preservation Society Fall Tour of Homes



"We had such a wonderful experience working with Jay Unger and the Cassina Group to buy our new home on Johns Island, SC. We were recommended to him by my new job and gave him a try on our first house hunting visit. We knew right away he was the right realtor for us. He was extremely prepared and knowledgeable about the area, and had researched properties that fit the description we gave. He showed us several properties and listened to our feedback, eventually helping us land in such a perfect spot. He is low-pressure, so helpful and friendly, and made us feel so at ease with the process even though we are first time home buyers. I would recommend Jay and Cassina Group to anyone!" --Jessica Hartman

"We had a great experience with Jay Unger at the Cassina Group.  He was extremely knowledgeable, very responsive, and helpful!  We have worked with him for our previous home purchase, and were very happy again with this one!  He is great, I'd recommend him to my family and friends!"--Elizabeth Knabb Sparks

"We worked with Jay Unger at The Cassina Group. Jay is awesome! He lets you know that you are important. Jay really listens to what you are looking for and is always working to find the right place for you. We could not be happier with our home purchase. Not only did Jay help us find our perfect home, he walked us through every step of the process. Jay is extremely responsive and quick to answer any question. He has tremendous industry insight and experience. We knew we could trust Jay at every turn, and that is invaluable!" --Stefanie Tonrey

"Our realtors Phil Sykes and Jay Unger were very professional and skilled with assisting us in the prep and sale of our house.  Their services were indispensable, providing all the guidance, communication and transactional guidance required to list and sell our house as quickly as we could keep up!" --Andrew Lamar

"It is hard to beat Jay Unger! This was a long and traveled road and Jay was with me from the beginning until the very end! This was not an easy process, many ups and downs, as well as a lot of competition in a really tough market. We came out on top and Jay was able to be patient to get what I wanted and where I needed to be for the price I was looking for. He is professional, knowledgeable, and sincerely dedicated to helping you find a new home. Anytime I needed Jay, he was there. As if I was his only client. Looking forward to living in my new home! Thanks Jay!" --CH

""Me and my husband had the pleasure of working with the Cassina Group in search of our home when we moved to the Charleston area last year. Specifically, we were assisted in all our home-buying needs by Jay Unger and from the very beginning, he was amazing! He helped us find a great house and made sure we were always up-to-speed on all the nitty-gritty of home buying. Thanks to his efforts, we were able to close on our dream house in a beautiful neighborhood just a few months ago without a hitch." --Natalie & Sriram

"Jay and Phil did an amazing job securing a quick sale on our home.  All the various processes to closing were handled with ease." --Susan Baham

"My family's experience with Jay Unger was fantastic. Jay was responsive to our needs and was flexible in showing us homes both in person as well as over Zoom! Jay is knowledgeable about the Charleston area and offered great insight into the pros and cons of different areas around Charleston and Mt. Pleasant. The market in and around Charleston is super crazy right now with inventory moving fast! Jay was instrumental in helping us buy a home in the area we were looking for and helped us all the way until our closing date! I would recommend this realtor and The Cassina Group without reservation!" --The Antes Family

"Great experience working with Phil & Jay! They are very knowledgeable and professional whenever it comes to anything real estate related. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs assistance with their real estate needs. Give them a call! You won't be disappointed!" --Joe Drolet

"Jay Unger is the best! His knowledge and contacts in the area were so helpful in choosing the right house and making our transition smooth. Jay was able to accommodate every time we were in town and was an amazing communicator." --Meghan Lyons

"Jay and Phil provided an excellent home selling experience from start to finish. This was the second property they assisted me with, both times it went smoothly and quickly. Their experience shows." --J. S. Gaynor

"Jay has helped me with the sale of several homes and has always done a fantastic job." --Michal Collins

"I had an excellent experience with Jay Unger at the Cassina Group. He quickly sent new listings and I ultimately purchased a condo." --Jay Mckay

Jay Unger of The Cassina Group is an exceptional real estate agent. He has helped us many times, and we have always found him to be knowledgeable, professional and very dependable. Thank you, Jay." --Ann Romeo

"Jay Unger was a great asset in our search for a second home in the Charleston area. He has an incredible grip on the market. Once the closing process was in place he made the process seamless. He was always available to help, full of insight into what needs to be done prior to closing, and always had our best interest in mind. I would highly recommend Jay if you are looking for a home in the Charleston area." --Joe Collins

"Jay Unger with the Cassina Group is a fantastic real estate agent!! His knowledge of all the Mount Pleasant areas was invaluable, and really helped us narrow down to the neighborhoods of interest. He goes above and beyond to try to find the right home, and his responsiveness is so impressive. It was a hard market, but Jay helped us find our home and we are forever grateful." --Cassandra Edwards

"Jay & Phil were fantastic! My husband and I were all over the map for about a year- trying to figure out what and where we wanted to be… they were so patient with us as we were on a search for our dream home. Ultimately, we found it. Jay and & Phil made everything as painless as possible - scheduling inspections and giving us excellent local businesses for all our needs in purchasing our home. Thank you, guys! We are happy as can be with our new home!" --Susan Daily

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