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Jill Johnson and Jim Basquette started selling real estate together in 2010. Jill primarily works with home buyers to help them find a home, negotiate the purchase and guide them through the home buying process. Jim primarily works with sellers to help them prepare their home for sale, markets the home, negotiates the sale and guides them through the home selling process. Both Jim & Jill are Certified Negotiation Exlerts (CNE).
Jim is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati and loves it. He has been married to the same wonderful woman since his early 20′s, Rita and has 3 Children, Cheri, Jill & Michael and 7 grandchildren, Kelsey, Kaitlyn, Rachel, Cade, Tyson, Juliet & Jackson. Family is a huge part of his life.
Jim earned his BSME from the University of Cincinnati and has worked for Procter & Gamble as well as several other large Cincinnati companies and founded PacTech Engineering Inc in 1986, which grew to 40 employees. He retired early and spent several years traveling, earning a black belt in karate, scuba diving and investing for his own account. He invested in real estate, stocks, options, commodities, futures and traded currencies.
As the real estate market started to decline in 2008, always enjoying a challenge, Jim decided to become a Realtor, Using his engineering training, he studied how agents listed and marketed homes and looked at improving each step of the home selling process. It worked and in his first year, Jim became the top selling agent in his office and one of the top 10 in his entire company of about 700 agents. He was named one of the “Top 50 Realtors on the Rise” in the nation in 2008 by Real Estate Magazine, an honor achieved by Realtors with up to 35 years in the business.
Jim specializes in the listing marketing and selling of residential property of all price ranges, but has special education and training in luxury and historic properties. He hired another agent to work with the growing number of buyers his listings attracted and kept adding to the Basquette Real Estate Group.
Chosen as “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” by Real Trends in partnership with Trulia – Top 0.1% of All Agents in the Nation
Voted a Five Star REALTOR® Cincinnati Magazine – Every Year
Voted one of the “50 Top REALTORS® in the Rise” in the nation
Ohio Assn of REALTORS® – Presidents Club – Every Year
Cincinnati Board of REALTORS® – Circle of Excellence – Every Year
Coldwell Banker – International Presidents Elite Award
Coldwell Banker – Certified Previews Luxury Agent
Coldwell Banker – Top 2% of Coldwell Banker agents in the world
Huff Realty – Chairman’s Club – Top 10 Agents in all of Huff Realty (about 700)
Huff Realty – Number 1 Listing agent - Most listings sold by dollar volume
Huff Realty – Office Leader – Every Year
Sold more consumer owned homes and condos than 99% of all agents in the Cincinnati Board of REALTORS® by dollar volume.
Full-time Licensed (Ohio) Residential Specialist
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
GRI – Graduate, Realtors Institute
CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
Coldwell Banker Previews Luxury Specialist Agent
CHMS – Certified Home Marketing Specialist
CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert
Trained in Historic Homes by The National Trust for Historic Preservation
ASP – Accredited Staging Professional
e-PRO – designation by the National Association of Realtors
SRS – Seller Representative Specialist
PSA – Pricing Strategy Advisor
SFR – Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
RFC – Residential Finance Consultant
CNHS – Certified New Home Specialist
RCC – Residential Construction Certified
Member of The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing
Graduate University of Cincinnati BSME
Past President & CEO of Engineering Corp.
Member of the Council of Residential Specialists
Member, Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
Member – National Trust for Historic Preservation
Member – Cincinnati Preservation Association
Member – AFC – Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati
Cub Scout leader for 5 years
Cincinnati Zoo volunteer for 2 years (scuba diver in manatee exhibit)
Newport Aquarium Volunteer for 6 years (scuba diver and presenter in shark tank)
Volunteer for the Eve Center – peer counseling for women www.evecenter.org (not a counselor)
Living Hope Transitional Homes – non-profit – Past President of the Board of Directors.
Traveling, dining & relaxing