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Bought a Single Family home in 2009 in Newark, OH.
Jim was actually the sellers realtor when we bought our first house and as the sellers realtor I was skeptical as expected, but he was upfront and truthful with all the information he provided. He's very knowledgeable with the north east Columbus area. He drove a hard but fair bargain and I wouldn't hesitate do business with him from either side of the table any time. He is one of the reputable ones out there folks.
Thanks for your help with our first time home purchase Jim, it was a pleasant experience in what could have otherwise been a chaotic and stressful time.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $225K in Granville, OH.
As first-time homebuyers, we tried to do our research, but we knew there was still going to be a lot we didn't know. We feel so lucky to have found Jim! He really, really knows his stuff. He knew as much as could be known statistically about our small market, plus historic building trends, which furnaces were more efficient, whether old windows were high-quality by looking at them, what features and floor-plans would be easier or harder to re-sell in our area, and which things on the building inspection report a relatively handy family member could fix without professional help. And when he didn't know things, he did research. He got follow-up information from the house inspector, the company that pumped the septic tank, and a home improvement store. Plus, anyone around town who recognizes his name smiles.
Jim was also a huge help with the offer/counter-offer process. He showed us a really detailed market analysis and helped keep our excitement from working against us.
At first we were worried that he didn't get back to us as quickly as other agents had, but it didn't take long to realize that he was just really busy because he was giving all his clients such incredible service. Jim is the best!
Jim was highly supportive in a difficult process of selling a house that had been in the family 36 years. He was sensitive to my needs and very helpful in navigating what could have been a much twistier process without him. He is *very* knowledgeable about real estate in general, and the Licking County market in particular. I especially value the importance he places on caring for the environment, and seeing real estate transactions as part of a larger social and economic framework.