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A few months ago my wife and I interviewed Jim as one of several potential realtors to sell our home in the Cincinnati area. I found Jim through an online search looking for top producers in our area. Although new to the bus and despite the recession, Jim was getting about the best results in town.
I was impressed by his multi-faceted entrepreneurial background and keen understanding of digital marketing.
A few weeks ago we listed our home with him. He brought expert staging and professional quality photography plus outstanding use of web and social media to the table. Sold for full price in 17 days in a tough market after 9 showings.
His knowledge, strategy, responsiveness, flexibility, personableness and resourcefulness are simply unsurpassed. Results speak for themselves. Highly recommend! Thanks Jim!
From Stan Dyck via LinkedIn.com - Liberty Township
Jim was outstanding as my realtor for a recent sale of my family home. He understood the emotional ties as well as the need to get best value. I felt like he had my back throughout the process.
I would highly recommend Jim to list and sell your home or business.
From Pat Searle via Linkedin.com - White Oak
Jim is the total professional we were looking for. The experience of finding a home was easy and enjoyable. His advice and counsel to my wife and me throughout the process was invaluable and he very capably handled all the details and paperwork up to and including our closing. For anyone needing Real Estate services, I highly recommend Jim Basquette.
Flip Bodine via LinkedIn.com - West Chester
We hired Jim after having our house languish on the market with another agency for 10 months. Within weeks of taking our listing we had more showings and better feedback than we had compiled in 10 mos with the previous listing agency. We had an offer within 6 weeks of listing with Jim.
In this market you cannot just post your listing and wait for the phone to ring. That is why Jim agressively markets your home across a wide range of electronic services online. He tracks and follows up on every hit, call and inquiry never leaving it up to an answering service to answer questions a prospect may have about your property. And no annoying answering services when you need to speak with him, he answers your calls personally as well.
If you are seeking a results oriented professional with your interest at heart, Jim is your go to guy.
Jim Baker via LinkedIn.com - Wetherington, West Chester
Working with Jim Basquette was a great experience. He was completely professional. I felt comfortable working with Jim and his knowlege of the real estate market put my fears at ease. My first experience with listing my home was with another realtor. It yeilded no results with the house on the market for three months.
With my house listed with Jim, it sold in under 35 days! The photos that Jim took of the home and put on the website were outstanding. He accentuated the positives of the home and made it look great. I was unable to repair the home to add value and Jim completely understood this and worked around it. He was always available and communications were frequent and productive. Jim even drove me to the closing so I wouldn't be inconvenienced. Jim gave it his all and I would work with him again.
Tina Finke - Colerain via email
It was so fantastic working with you on the sale of our home!
I’ll admit when we were initially referred to you by family members (their home sold in just 3 days!) my husband was skeptical. He didn’t think choosing a Realtor based on marketing and sales record was as important as choosing someone who was based in the area because he felt a familiarity with the surroundings was most important. Well, he definitely thinks differently now! Not only were you able to market our house to bring in numerous showings, but the first offer we received only happened because you were able to play up the benefits of our location versus that of a comparable house in a somewhat less desirable area.
It was a genuine pleasure to work with you both and we were truly impressed by how much communication we received and your willingness to guide us through the process. As you know, our house needed some updating before it was ready for sale and we truly appreciated your willingness to come out and discuss which repairs would add the most value and different staging ideas before we had even signed an agreement with you. Rita is a whiz with color schemes and I loved some of them so much I will be incorporating them into our current house as well. The photos you took were amazing and truly reflected your years of experience as everyone I talked to said they made the house appear spacious and welcoming (usually in photos the rooms seem small because there isn’t a great place to stand to capture the whole space).
The follow-up throughout the entire process was amazing! I absolutely loved the little emails you sent after each showing listing the feedback from potential buyers. Whenever I called with a question, you answered, even if it was at 9 pm when I was calling from Lowe’s to ask about paint J. My husband also liked that you sent the mailer cards to local apartment complexes with the comparison of what the mortgage payment to own our house would be compared to their rental prices. We could not believe it when we had an accepted offer within the first week! Unfortunately that one did fall through and we were so bummed thinking it might be awhile before we got another offer. WRONG. You just continued to work your magic and just like that we had a second accepted offer a month later and closed after the house had been on the market just 2 months…..AMAZING!!!! Both offers were right at our asking price (minus a small amount for closing concessions) and in this economy, that is a sure sign you had us priced appropriately because most buyers try to haggle you down well below the asking price these days. I would certainly recommend you to anyone looking to sell their house quickly at a fair price. You really helped to guide us so much and I think we ended up in a much better position with more money in our pocket for having you on our team!!!
Wishing you all the best and many thanks for being so incredibly wonderful,
Jen & Eric Ilse - Springdale via email
As out-of-town (out-of-country) purchasers, we had no information on the property market or the processes involved in purchasing real estate in Cincinnati. Jim led us through every step, giving highly numerical information whenever requested on market trends and comparables in the different areas we were looking at. His whole performance was excellent. As well as being totally professional, he is wonderfully personable.
When we sell the property in Cincinnati, we hope Jim will help us once again.
Daniel and Susan Moreira - The Verona in Walnut Hills via Zillow.com
Jim is the most professional agent we have ever worked with. Actually, he is the most professional and most responsive person we have worked with in any field. No one is better at communications. I can't remember ever calling his cell phone and not getting through to him immediately. Anything and everything we asked him to help with, he did. He is extremely knowledgeable and if he doesn't know an answer, he'll get it and get back to you within a day. He is always in a great mood, always smiling, and always courteous. On a one to 5 scale, he is a 10. We would use him again and have referred him to others.
Dave and Becky Neiheisel - Palisades, Delhi Township via email
My husband and I were very pleased with our Huff Realtor, Jim Basquette. With Jim's help, we were able to sell our house quickly and for full asking price. In today's market, that says alot. We could not have asked for anything more. Jim was quick to answer our many questions and was always available when we needed his assistance.
Many thanks to Jim and Huff Realty!
Jeanne & Kevin Bartmess - Harrison via email
Jim was wonderful to work with and very responsive to all of my needs. He is a good communicator and always kept me up to date on what was going on. I would recommend him to anyone.
Lesa Carpenter - Delhi Township via email
Early on Jim embraced all the Power Marketing principles found in my 3 books and I am so proud to have such an outstanding consumer advocate as one of my earliest subscribers. Because of his focus on what serves the consumer and gets the highest price, Jim stands above the crowd and aligns himself with the precious few who know their stuff, invest in their future, and serve the public with marketing techniques that make them extraordinary. Let Jim dazzle you with competence and performance. My highest recommendation
David Michonski - Luxury Homes Realtor and Author - via LinkedIn.com
Jim brings expertise as both an agent and a real estate investor to his business relationships. We found him very responsive (unlike some agents), knowledgable, but with the flexibility to listen to our ideas and suggestions. We were also pleased with his skills as a negotiator, and with his ability to anticipate our preferences and priorities. He comes with our highest recommendation.
Bruce Drushel, Colerain via LinkedIn.com
My family contracted Jim to sell our mother's home after she passed away. We had another agent listing our home, which this agent grossly overpriced, for 6 months, and then we thankfully found Jim. Myself and 3 siblings were instantly impressed with his honesty about what our listing price should be, as well as his marketing strategies. We appreciated his honesty and knowledge about what the home could realistically sell for and he was spot on what he said we'd probably get out of it. His pictures for the website were excellent - and he had a great eye for how to showcase the home photographically. Most of all, I loved his style of communication. He almost always answered our calls, and when he couldn't, he returned the calls or emails immediately. He also was very informative about feedback from showings, the selling process once we had a bid, etc. We would highly recommend Jim to our family and friends who need a real estate agent in the future.
Debbie Toerner - Colerain via Zillow.com
Jim Basquette really saved my financial life by handling the sale of a home in Cincinnati that I had previously occupied, then rented out after I moved out of state. I could not act as a responsible landlord or seller from this far away, and Jim handled everything I needed via phone and email. In the flat Cincinnati market, Jim managed to help me sell a home that had become a financial liability....thanks, Jim and crew! -
Beth Albro Stigleman - Pleasant Ridge via email
Jim helped us sell our condo in a horrible market. We were the first condo sold (out of about 30 on the market) in our community in months! I give full credit to Jim's abilities to market and sell home along with Rita's abilities to stage a home. Bravo!
Christy & Tim Hague - Colerain via Zillow.com
Jim was the listing agent for a property that I represented the buyers. The transaction could not have gone more smoothly. Jim is a very conscientious and professional realtor and I look forward to working with him on many more sales.
Dawne Chapman - Realtor via LinkedIn.com
Our large historic home had been listed intermittently with two experienced local realtors for nearly two years before we chose Jim Basquette to market it. Up until that time we’d received no offers.
Immediately upon accepting our listing, Jim introduced a “stager” who guided us in highlighting the houses’ significant features. Jim took eighty-five photos, interior and exterior, of the house to display its full charm when posted on a variety of web sites. Less than ten weeks after listing we accepted an offer only 1.5% below our asking price and as much as 15% higher than outcomes projected by other agents.
Jim’s guidance through the negotiating and closing process was calm and insightful. We’ve been impressed throughout by Jim’s communication skills, his technological ability, delightful personality and energy.
Roger & Suzanne Losekamp - Clifton Gaslight District via LinkedIn.com
No one is more Thorough than Jim Basquette when it comes to listing a home on the market. Jim gets it when it comes to making your home visible on the internet. From the high quality photos, to the massive amount of links that Jim connects your home listing to, his work is at the top of the field. He also is one of the most down to earth, easy to work with realtors out there. I see it not only in my dealings with Jim but also with the many others I have seen him work with. Jim is constanatly recognized as one of the top agents around and he proves it every day by his work ethic, great personality and the results he produces for his clients!!
Rob Wetterstroem - Home Inspector AVHI - via LinkedIn.com
After our house had been on the market for a year, we hired Jim as our new Realtor. He did his homework and explained to us that our pricing was the reason that our house wouldn't sell in the current market and location. The decision was up to us, but we decided to trust him. Jim took great pictures of our home and even helped us stage it at no additional cost. He kept in appropriate contact and always responded to emails and phone calls promptly. My wife and I felt completely secure with Jim's candid nature and ability to answer any and all questions, following up on the ones he needed to. When our house sold after just a few weeks, Jim was instrumental in helping us negotiate both the price and the repairs to the home. After the sale, Jim went the extra mile in helping us find a place to stay temporarily until we moved out of state.
Brad Williams - West Price Hill, via LinkedIn.com
Jim provides terrific marketing and a professional and personable approach. We were able to sell our home in a very difficult market within a reasonable amount of time. He carefully considered our perspective and was very attentive to details. Jim is a good communicator, and always responded promptly to questions or concerns. We are totally satisfied! -Linda and Bill Hartmann - Bridgetown via email
Jim is a real go getter! I met Jim just a couple of years ago and had the pleasure of assisting him with a transaction involving our two companies. Jim is patient, thorough, and responsive to client needs. Our agents hold Jim in high regard and love to do business with him.
Bob Neal, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Unlimited via LinkedIn.com
Jim was able to sell my home in 49 days after it was listed for about a year by another top agent without reducing the price. High end homes, were not really selling in this market, but Jim's marketing, exposure and great photos made it stand out and sell.
I listed a second home with him and it sold in 6 days. I highly recommend him because of his expertise, integrity, work ethic and communication skills
R.C Lintz - Palisades, Delhi Township via hand written note
Overall, Jim has been wonderful! Great experience, realistic, professional, friendly, and loved the home-stager. We wondered how big of a difference that would actually make, but they sold our home quickly, so it must have made a petty big impact. Great communication! He was easy to reach and got back to us asap, which is a big deal, especially when your talking hundreds of thousands, the quicker you know, the faster you can get it off your mind and move on with life, literally.
Travis and Barb Kohlbrandt - Westwood
Working with Jim was a great experience. Buying my first home was a rough first experience but Jim made me feel like I was his only client. I felt like he was available anytime even at a moments notice." -Allison Lawhorn -
Jim Basquette is the best, most professional realtor my wife and I have ever dealt with. We've bought and/or sold homes about eight to ten times in the last decade alone, in Germany and the United States, and Mr. Basquette stands easily head and shoulders above every real estate agent or broker with whom we have had any dealings. - Job Brown - East Price Hill via email
I would recommend Mr. Basquette to anyone, and I don't think I would be willing to buy or sell a home in the Cincinnati area without his help. I can't praise him highly enough. We are indebted to him. - Don & Carra Demrow - Amelia
Jim Basquette was extremely knowledgeable of our area that we lived in as well as other homes within the same general area. I found Jim to be extremely honest in his approach and would offer his opinion/advice only when asked. At no time did I feel as though my realtor was pushing my partner or myself into a decision that we didn't want or weren't sure of. - Darrall - Colerain via email
Above service, Jim has an excellent eye for opportunity, knowledge of the business, and technical expertise. he knows south western Ohio well, and he should, being a proud son of sw Ohio.
All 5's without hesitation. Jim held back no time from me. when I had questions, he immediately gave answers, more answer than I expected. when he found what I was looking for, he gave me more options and more time to explore them. i am sure he had other clients, but I can't imagine when he gave them time, because it seemed like his time was consumed with me. I am sure his other clients feel the same way, I just don't understand how he does it. - Andy
Jim is a great realtor and also a great person. Jim helps in getting what the sellers and buyers are looking for. He does the research and gets all the facts for you making the process of selling or buying very painless. He is very easy to talk to and always responsive whether it be in person, over the phone or email. Anytime our family will be selling or buying again, we will always use Jim.
Chris Shaw, West Chester via LinkedIn.com
I gave Jim a 5 in all categories. Jim's knowledge and his unique marketing strategies in particular, I think, are the key to his success and helped in selling my house as quickly as it did. I appreciated Jim's patience in considering my opinions and willingness to work with me as a team.
Sheli Tobias - Amberley Village via email
Jim was very helpful and we trusted him to help us with our home purchase. He was friendly and didn't hesitate to answer our questions or get back with us with the answers we needed. I would be happy to recommend him to others because he helped us find our dream home.
Melissa and Rick Ryan- Palisades, Delhi Township via email
Jim has been an absolute blessing to us as we searched for a home. We actually got burned by a prior agent with a short sale and were pretty bummed out about the whole process. Jim worked with us everyday looking at different house and was a weekend warrior with us until we found the perfect house in Maineville. They say that 90% of the real estate sold is done by 10% of the realtors, where the other 90% of the realtors have the job just to drive a Cadillac and have somewhere to go. Jim is one of those 10%! I would recommend him to anyone that talks about purchasing a new home and as a matter of fact, I do! He is at the top of his game and taught us things about this industry that I don’t think a lot of agents even know or haven’t learned.
Clay McKee, Mainville via LinkedIn.com
Jim was extremely helpful in our home purchase and was always willing to rearrange his schedule to work with ours. Always very timely in his responses to our questions on homes that we looked at and was extremely helpful getting us up to and through the closing on our new home. I have a realtor for a long time to come if needed in Jim. - Jeff & Cathy Millard- Colerain
Jim was fantastic! His responses were timely and he shared his time freely as we dragged him all over the city. His knowledge is second to none.
He took the time to get to know my husband and I and understand our definition of a dream home. He even offered to show us homes on Easter Sunday!!
I would gladly recommend Jim to anyone who wants a successful and fulfilling experience buying or selling their home!
Brenda Herman via LinkedIn.com