Jay Canty | Dickens Mitchener

About Jay Canty

REALTOR®/Broker
Licensed in NC & SC

Areas Served

  • North Charlotte – Northlake, Huntersville, University, Lake Norman, Davidson
  • South Charlotte – Ballantyne, Matthews; Indian Land, SC & Fort Mill, SC

About Me

  • Jay is originally from Southern CA. His father spent 25 years active duty in the Airforce in which the family lived all over the US & the world.
  • Married 8 years & has a son.
  • "IT Geek" has been his unofficial title for 20+ years, the last 10 of which he's spent as an IT Consultant. His military upbringing & consulting career has played a role in how to effectively connect, communicate, & establish relationships with people from all different walks of life.
  • He volunteers with several non-profit organizations in Charlotte to serve the underprivileged within the inner-city communities.
  • Jay's experiences in the inner-city opened his eyes to the enormous affordable housing issue in Charlotte. This led him to leave his career in IT Consulting to focus on real estate & find a way to address the housing affordability issues in Charlotte – 1 family at a time.
  • Passion to Give Back - He founded Seek First Kingdom, Inc. which buys, renovates, & leases single-family homes at fixed-rates to low-income earners in the Charlotte Metro area. Contact him to learn how using him as a broker in 2021 can help provide a home for a family

Fun Facts

  • Attended 3 high schools, ran cross country and track at each, & enrolled at Western Carolina University on a collegiate sports scholarship. Graduated from WCU with a BSBA in Computer Information Systems.
  • Moved to Charlotte, NC in 2004 & has enjoyed his “adopted home” ever since. Collected over 55 of the Starbucks “You Are Here” Collection cups for each place he has traveled – including Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Tokyo, & England.
  • He & his wife have traveled together to most major cities in the US, London, France, Italy, & Greece. Their favorites are the wine Country in Northern CA & Santorini, Greece.
  • Learned to drive a manual stick-shift car while on vacation in Zakynthos, Greece. He enjoyed it so much that after returning to the states, he purchased a manual drive and now owns a Carolina Panthers blue Jeep Wrangler.

Milestones & Memberships

  • Seek First Kingdom, Inc. – Founder
  • Seeing And Believing – Board Director
  • Volunteer at One7 Ministries, The Dream Center Charlotte, Beds 4 Kids, & West Blvd Ministry
  • Canopy Multiple Listing Services
  • Canopy REALTOR® Association
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • North Carolina Association of REALTORS®
  • South Carolina Association of REALTORS®