Fayetteville Flyer founders launch new local real estate company


In case you haven’t heard, the folks behind the Fayetteville Flyer have gotten into the real estate business.

Flyer co-founders Todd Gill and Dustin Bartholomew (that’s us) have partnered with our longtime friend and awesome local Realtor Jay Downing to create a full-service real estate company in Fayetteville called Flyer Homes.

If you’re familiar with what we’ve built with the Flyer, you know we try to provide our readers with a little bit more that what they expect from a local publication.

More interesting stories. More quality pictures. More helpful links. Just more.

With the new company, we’ll apply those same principles to helping folks buy and sell homes in some of our favorite Fayetteville neighborhoods.

Who is Jay Downing?

Jay Downing


Jay is a northwest Arkansas native who recently moved back to Fayetteville after a brief stint in LaCrosse, Wisconsin working for the largest Century 21 franchise in the country.

In his first year, specializing in the sale of residential and investment property, he was voted “Rookie of the Year” by the leadership of the 38 offices within that franchise. By the end of his second year, he had become part of that leadership as Managing Broker of the La Crosse office.

Last year, Jay helped Todd and his family through the sale of his previous home and the purchase of a new place. He had a great strategy for selling Todd’s house, and had the place under contract within 48 hours of it hitting the market. This allowed Todd to quickly purchase an awesome place in his favorite Fayetteville neighborhood.

We liked his style.

In addition to being an incredible real estate agent, Jay also brings over 10 years of experience in marketing and graphic design to the table, doing high-level design work for some of the largest companies in the world while working in the northwest Arkansas offices of the statewide CJRW advertising agency.

Combined with the skills Todd and I have, we think that makes a pretty unprecedented level of marketing firepower to apply to the local real estate market. It’s going to be awesome.

What does that mean for the Flyer?

Created by Fayetteville Flyer founders Todd Gill and Dustin Bartholomew, and veteran real estate broker Jay Downing, Flyer Homes is a full-service real estate firm serving all of northwest Arkansas, with a specific focus on helping residents and newcomers buy and sell homes in Fayetteville.

Phone: 479-601-5453
Address: 205 N. College Ave., Fayetteville
Web: flyer-homes.com

Good things, we hope. Todd and I will continue to write the same stories you’ve come to expect through the years, while continuing to seek the most relevant local sponsors to help support the creation of that content. Also, it’s possible this new venture could bring an additional revenue stream that could lead to the ability for the Flyer to expand its coverage.

Aside from our day-to-day work at the Flyer, we’ll also help Flyer Homes clients to promote their listings using our skills as photographers, web designers, and social media marketers.

We’re thrilled to enter the real estate market in Fayetteville, and are incredibly excited to apply some of our talents in new ways, while ultimately getting to know some of our awesome reader community outside of the virtual world we’ve created here.

If you’re looking to sell a house in Fayetteville, choose us and you (and all the rest of our 60,000 unique visitors per month) will see your house advertised on the Flyer.

If you’re looking to buy a place, no one knows this awesome city better than we do. Let us set up an auto-alert for places that meet your criteria, and let’s start looking at some cool houses. With us, you’ll get them way before they’re available on sites like Zillow and Trulia.

We look forward to working with you guys. Wish us luck.