Our employees are not only the face of our company but also a direct reflection of what we stand for. Maryland native, Jeff Whiting has been one of our sales consultants for over five years. In his time with Trinity Homes, he has gone above and beyond to build long-term relationships with clients and help them in any way he can. Here are a few things you should know about Jeff.
Q: Where are you from originally?
J: Laurel, Maryland.
Q: What made you move to the Columbus area?
J: My dad’s job. He worked at The University of Maryland and eventually took a job at The Ohio State University. We moved when I was a senior in High School so I attended Dublin High School—now Dublin Coffman High School. Go Rocks! It’s been 30 years since we moved.
Q: What do you do on a regular work day?
J: During a regular work day I’m usually meeting new clients, showing homes, maintaining relationships with my current clients, marketing, and talking to clients about anything from school district value to home features that might work best for them.
Q: What was your most unusual job before working at Trinity Homes?
J: I owned a computer consulting company with a couple of colleagues.
Q: What made you want to switch careers?
J: I wasn’t very interested in computing so I talked to my colleagues and they bought my share of the company. After that, I started looking for a career that would make me happy; I found that with Trinity Homes. I love selling houses and working with people—it’s a lot of fun!
Q: Which communities are you currently selling?
J: Wyandotte Woods is my home location, but we can sell in any of our 35+ communities in Central Ohio.
Q: What is your Alma Mater?
J: The Ohio State University. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management.
Q: In your opinion, what area of Central Ohio do you see as the hottest selling point?
J: The cities outside the metropolitan area. Everything around Columbus is expanding and the Downtown concentration is decreasing. Galena, home of the 2017 BIA Parade of Homes, is one of the most popular residential areas in Central Ohio right now.
Q: Have you noticed any market trends among Millennials?
J: Absolutely. Most Millennials want the same thing; walkability. They want to live in a community where anything they need—supermarket, hair salon, restaurants—is only a short walk away.
Q: What is, in your opinion, the X-Factor of building with Trinity Homes?
J: Customization. We will customize any floor plan we have, from something as simple as adding a window to moving walls and adding rooms.
Q: What is the #1 feature Trinity Homes offers?
J: The quality of our homes, the standard features and products we use, and our transferrable warranty of 35 years.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
J: I have a couple boats on Lake Erie and when I’m not at work, I’m essentially living in one of them. I’m also a Cedar Point platinum pass holder—I’m there all the time.
Q: Do you have a favorite book?
J: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.
Q: If you had the chance to talk to anyone, who would it be?
J: Madonna. She’s one of my favorite artists so I would love to meet her and learn about her life from her perspective.
Q: Which TV-show character do you identify yourself the most with?
J: Michael Bluth from Arrested Development. Besides having similar personalities, he lives in a model home and I spend most of my time inside a model home—I find that pretty funny. However, I do have to say that our homes are of a much higher quality than the Bluth family homes—theirs break all the time.
Q: What is something clients should know about Trinity Homes?
J: That we all support one another no matter what. George Ailshire and I work together on everything and that is of a huge benefit to our clients; when one of us is not available, the other one is. Clients will never get a better follow-up or service than from us.
Should you need assistance building in our Wyandotte Woods community or any other Trinity Homes community in Central Ohio, connect with Jeff via phone: 614-889-7830, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on LinkedIn.