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John Jacobus, professional negotiator & marketing expert will work hard to ensure your real estate needs and goals are met as a buyer or a seller. With 40 plus years of experience in the Central Ohio real estate market, you will find his knowledge of the local market and home construction will work in your favor.

John is a graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI), considered the nation's number one real estate designation.  He is also a member of Council of Residential Specialist (CRS), the National Association of Realtors, Ohio Association of Realtors, Columbus Board of Realtors, and Harlem Township Civic Association.

John and his wife Cheri (Business Manager) have put together a team that includes office support staff, stagers, photographers, lenders, inspectors, and title companies.  His relationships with local business owners who service all your homeowner needs from painting, flooring, heating and cooling to handyman repairs, remodeling, windows, roofing and landscaping, makes him a one stop shop.  John and his team of professionals are ready to serve  you!

John was born and raised in Central Ohio.  He and his wife Cheri have 5 adult children (1 girl, 4 boys) and are very involved with their first grandson.  They are active members of Westerville Christian Church and enjoy being involved in adult bible study as well as the children's ministry.

John enjoys fishing, gardening and restoring his 1969 Camaro.  He likes Nascar, history and reading biographies of American leaders. Cheri enjoys creating memories with family and friends, cooking, reading and walking their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  She is also currently involved as a mentor mom for Mothers of Preschoolers. 

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(7)

Past Sales  

(155 all-time)
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Price
Sell-side
11/14/2014
$170,000

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11/14/2014 - Sell-side - $170,000

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Sell-side
11/03/2014
$160,000

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11/03/2014 - Sell-side - $160,000

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Buy-side
10/28/2014
$395,000

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10/28/2014 - Buy-side - $395,000

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Buy-side
10/24/2014
$175,000

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10/24/2014 - Buy-side - $175,000

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Sell-side
10/17/2014
$123,000

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10/17/2014 - Sell-side - $123,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

12/02/2014 - mikekray2
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Galena, OH.

Very professional and extremely helpful on both purchasing and selling a home. Gives great and friendly advice based on his expertise. Highly recommended.

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08/26/2014 - suden26
Listed, but didn't sell my home in 2014.

I hired Mr. Jacobus to sell my home due to my family living out of state. When we spoke and met initially he seemed like a great fit. After a few months on the market, I received an auto feedback response that potential clients did not want to go in because the home looked so bad. Upon contacting Mr. Jacobus, he went to the residence to check it out. The landscaping was not being done as promised. Mr. Jacobus never set eyes on the property like was in the contract, he continually stated that we needed to make more and more updates, despite knowing we were financially unable to do so. He offer to have his friends come take care of certain issues for an absurd prices ( such as taking care of the lawn - about 300 dollars to cut and weed flower beds). He did not meet any expectations that he set forth. He was very poor at negotiating when potential offers were on the table. I would not recommend Mr. Jacobus to anyone who is not living within traveling distance of checking on their property.  More Less 

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Response from John on 09/03/2014

I am surprised to read this review. Mr. Stewart expressed his appreciation many times for all the trips I made to the property ,consulting with him on improvements needed, checking on the property & meeting contractors there for him 7 times. The most significant defect was a block basement garage wall which was bowed in 4 inches. I advised that the wall would need fixed as neither a buyer nor an inspector would accept it. Not fixing it did cost us a buyer. I advised several times he was priced higher than similar homes, if he couldn’t reduce the price he should rent it. I offered to cancel the listing agreement to allow him to rent it. I referred J&J Basements for the wall repair & Reichle Brothers Landscaping for lawn care. Two of the best (and competitively priced) in their respective businesses. Again, I am surprised at Mr. Stewart’s review, he was always congenial and never expressed dissatisfaction with the market updates, my advice on repairs or that we had 34 showings.

 

  

02/25/2014 - BrianDavis58
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $250K in Galena, OH.

John sold our home and represented us in the purchase of a newer home. He sold ours in 8 days and handled the negotiations well, so that the transition from our old home to our next home was seamless, which was critically important to us, at the time, with a very young family - 2 kids under 5. John actively listened to our needs/desires and was adept at finding listings that matched what he heard from us, so we didn't waste a lot of time looking at homes not in our scope. He also pointed out important construction-related items, as well as aesthetics that helped us make well-informed decisions. I referred my brother and two close friends to John - all responded very favorably with respect to their experience with him.  More Less 

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