I work with buyers and sellers in Cincinnati. My specialty is marketing Luxury and Historic Homes. Voted one of the "50 Top Realtors on the Rise" in the nation by Real Estate Magazine
Get to know Jim Basquette
Chosen as one of the "50 Top Realtors on the Rise" in the nation for 2008 by Real Estate Magazine
I am a full-time Realtor® and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BSME. I am a member of the Cincinnati Board of Realtors®, the Ohio Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®.
I have the following certifications/designations
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
GRI - Graduate Realtors Institute.
CLHMS - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
CHMS - Ceritified Home Marketing Specialist
PSA - Pricing Strategy Advisor
SFR - Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource
RFC - Residential Financial Consultant
e-Pro certification by the National Association of Realtors®. This designation is all about using the Internet for marketing and using technology to improve service to clients. See my web site for more information.
SRS -Sellers Representative Specialist
ASP - Accredited Staging Professional This is all about preparing your home for sale. Staged homes sell quicker and for more money. See my web site for more information.
REW certification, Real Esatate Webographer which is another step into marketing real estate using technology including websites, virtual tours, electronic forms, neighborhood searches and more
CNHS - Certifed New Home Specialist
RCC - Residential Construction Certified
Jim Basquette's Blog Posts
Residential Home Marketing
Luxury Home Marketing
Testimonials for Jim Basquette
Chris & Anna Florkey- White Oak07/18/2014
Jim was excellent in helping my wife and I purchase our first home. Even though our financing and approvals took longer than expected Jim continued to show us homes and contact us about new listings. Jim was always positive and understanding with the delays on our end.
Dave & Reyan Jardine - Pleasant Ridge07/13/2014
f you are looking to buy or sell a home you could do no better than have Jim Basquettee handle that for you. I have observed some other realtors in our area and found them sadly lacking in all the skills Jim has in abundance.
Jim was very important in dealing with us, his understanding of our needs and situation was paramount in helping us look and find just the right place we wanted. I feel we would not have accomplished that without his guidance, knowledge,& the caring he had and used so very often.
Jim surpassed all of the above ratings beyond the excellent level.
I had many questions that Jim fielded with expertise. He answered every one and if he did not know the answer, he found it out so he could respond to me asap.
I found I needed NO ONE else to help us in finding the house we wanted, he quickly exhibited all the ability needed to do so.......
You can feel safe and trust in his ability to help you.
Mike & Teresa Gagnon - Colerain07/13/2014
Jim Basquette was awesome from beginning to end of the sale of our property and the purchase of our new home. Jim Basquette was always personally available either by email, text or phone to discuss every little detail of our sale and purchase. Never once did I have to talk or leave a message with a receptionist or other office staff.
Jim Basquette is an outstanding person and realtor. We would highly recommend him to everyone that is interested in selling their home. Our selling and buying situation was very unique and a little crazy at least to us because it was quick, in the middle of one of the worst winters and my husband was out of town for the duration of this time. Even on days we were totally stressed, Jim was always very supportive of us and made things go very smoothly. Not sure if we didn't have Jim's calming personality if we would have made it through the craziness.
Thank you Jim Basquette for everything you did for us.
Geri Perrino - Clifton Gaslight District07/08/2014
Jim did an incredible job of selling my property in the Clifton area of Cincinnati. I thought it might be a difficult property to sell, but Jim got it sold in a month or two. He spent a lot of his time with all of the multiple viewings and multiple offers! He worked very hard to get the house sold as quickly as possible....and succeeded! I will HIGHLY recommend him to anyone I know needing a quality realtor!
He did an awesome job staying on top of EVERYTHING!
Stan Dyck - Liberty Township12/26/2012
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!
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.
Flip Bodine - West Chester10/23/2012
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.
Jim & Andrea Baker - Wetherington in West Chester08/30/2012
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.
Eric & Jen Ilse - Springdale06/26/2012
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,
Tina Finke - Colerain06/22/2012
Working with Jim Basquette was a great experience. He was completely professional. I felt comfortable working with Jim and his knowledge of the real estate market put my fears at ease. My first experience with listing my home was with another realtor. It yielded 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.