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I am a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, earning a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Digital Communications and a Masters of Science Degree in Marketing, Customer Analytics and Insights. The combination of these areas of study equips me to take a unique, data-driven approach to navigate today’s competitive market. My sales portfolio ranges from $120k condos​ to $7.3 million dollar beachfront estates. Working with me gives any seller/buyer access to the Ferguson Dechert network of resources that have been built with a customer-first focus since 1982. My market knowledge, non-pressured sales approach, and attention to detail are sure to help you find or sell your piece of the shore. 


B.A - Saint Joseph's University 

M.S - Saint Joseph's University, Haub School of Business 

Cape Atlantic School of Real Estate


National Association of REALTORS®

New Jersey REALTORS®

Cape May County Association of REALTORS®

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance

Real Estate License Reference Number: 1862911

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As a professional, full-time Real Estate Agent in Cape May County, I have guided many happy clients through what can appear to be a daunting process. Explore some reviews below to see what some recent customers have to say about their experience in partnering with me.

"My husband and I worked with Jake for two years before we were able to find our dream home. Jake was not discouraged by our long search and kept us well informed of what was available in our price range. His professionalism, knowledge of the area, and positive attitude were also very instrumental in making the buying and closing process as smooth as possible. We would recommend Jake to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home!"

Roe C.

Just purchased a home in Sea Isle City, NJ and Jake was our buyers agent. (Closed 7/22/22) We met Jake by chance when calling Ferguson Dechert in Avalon and he quickly acted on finding us a property that fit what we were looking for. The entire process was very smooth and we will definitely work with Jake in the future. We were able to purchase the property at a very good price in a very competitive market without any hiccups. Highly recommend!

Rick B.

Jake met with our family and provided excellent, thorough, and timely information that helped us to sell our home quickly at a good price. He was honest about all matters and skilled in his search to find a buyer who would be a great candidate to love and maintain our home in the same manner that our large family had for many decades. As his family has also been on the island for a few generations, he knew the market well, priced our home well, and was upfront about all possible issues that could have created a delay in the process. He was never pushy and negotiated a fair deal for us, better than what was offered by other agents and other agencies. He responded to all queries within a few hours after carefully researching answers to make sure we were on the same page with the buyer so the sale could be a win-win for all involved. We only met Jake through making an inquiry at his office, but we could not have found a humbler and more responsive realtor anywhere. He is the best of the best. Since our sale, Jake has also been outstanding in his efforts to assist us in finding summer rentals on the island for his coming summer and we have booked through him. He knows what you need and will really put in the time to make sure your needs are met. You cannot go wrong working with Jake. He will be our Southern NJ realtor for life.

Susan D.

Jake worked nonstop for 5 months to help us find the perfect home within our budget. I can not say enough good things about him. He was very knowledgeable of the market, immediately informed us of new listings, was always available to show properties, answer questions and made a stressful search an enjoyable, positive process! I am generally resistant to "salespeople" but Jake was honest and straightforward throughout. I highly recommend him as your agent.

Cheryl C.

Jake's timeliness and ability to help navigate a frantic market allowed me to close on a dream property in a short period of time. His professionalism and responsiveness makes all communications smooth and productive whether through email, phone calls, or text. I'd recommend Jake to anyone looking for a smooth real estate experience.

Matt B.

Jake was an unbelievable advocate for our family as we explored the possibility of buying a shore house. He was knowledgeable about all the south Jersey beach locations, was spot on with assessments for comps and proper asking prices, has great relationships with banks and mortgage brokers, and is a really wonderful person. Couldn’t have asked for a better agent to help our family find our dream vacation home.

Ted R.

I contacted Jake Callahan to purchase of a vacation home at the Jersey shore back in 2019. He lined up five properties the first weekend, and I found a Condo in the location, and at my desired price point.

Frank B.

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Market Leader - Avalon and Stone Harbor

Ferguson Dechert is the name you know for real estate at the shore. While most real estate brokerages in Avalon and Stone Harbor have sold to national chains, we remain the market-leading, family-owned and operated agency. With a network of thousands of rental tenants, landlords, buyer and seller contacts, we consistently maintain dominant market share. Ferguson Dechert has been trusted by investors, families, and vacationers alike since 1982. This relationship and network within the local community is important to our company culture and makes a difference in terms of getting deals done.

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