Jim and Ruth Jacobs: When it comes to real estate, experience counts. But it's not just experience that matters, life experience can be equally important. The team of Jim and Ruth Jacobs are not only successful real estate professionals, they have been equally successful in life. Both are innovators, adventure seekers and world travelers.
Jim spent years in Alaska, working as a training supervisor for Arco. He has also lived and worked in China. He is a licensed pilot and Maritime captain who has had his real estate license since 1977 and a broker's license since 1979.
Ruth is also a licensed pilot who co-holds the record for flying around the world in a single-engine airplane, landing on all seven continents. This feat put her in the Guinness Book of World Records. She ran a gravel pit while Jim was working on the North Slope. Ruth received her real estate license in 1976 and broker's license in 1978.
Both Jim and Ruth have been involved in all aspects of the real estate industry from working with buyers and sellers to running their own office and from project development to building. For the past eight years, the pair has called North Palm Beach their port of call. Both have learned one thing very well -- customer service is the best way to market real estate. They spend the time to find out their customer's need and wants, counsel, research and help with information for the customer to make the best decisions. They will go the extra mile for their clients to have a seamless transition.
They are experienced in making short sales happen, with several short sale designations including CDPE and SFR.
|"Dear Jim and Ruth, As you know I own an investment property in Palm Beach that I decided to rent rather than sell and we recently rented to a second tenant without skipping a beat. Your help has been invaluable. Your dedication to resolving issues and solving problems goes beyond what I expected a broker to do. You have quarterbacked a process which makes ownership of this property easy as opposed to difficult and truly makes me able to focus on my day time job and not worry about the property. Anyone with property on the market, renting or selling would be lucky to have you as their agent and broker. Thanks."|
|Robert and Nancy Leonetti|
|"Over the past 38 years, business has caused us to move numerous times across the U.S. We have bought and sold 10 homes. During this time we deal with a number of realty companies and have had our share of problems. Of all the agents we have worked with, the most outstanding couple without a doubt was Jim and Ruth Jacobs of Quantum One Realty. Their patience was outstanding. It took us nearly a year to decide to finally buy our first Florida home. It was our first experience with maintaining two homes (Illinois and Florida). During that year Jim and Ruth were courteous and very professional at all times and we never once felt any pressure from them. After 5 years, they helped us in purchasing our retirement home here in Florida, and we have been very pleased with the home they found for us. We are full time residents of Florida Now. (Not Snowbirds any longer). We are in hope that several of our family members will be moving here to Florida and we wouldn’t consider any one else to represent them in their house hunting quest but Ruth and Jim Jacobs."|
|"I found my home at PGA National through Jim and Ruth Jacobs, in August 2011. The home was one week on the market when Jim showed it to me...and I instantly made an offer on the spot. It was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Thanks to Jim's efforts and expertise was able to secure the perfect property in the best location that has already appreciated considerably in less than 2 years! It was a most pleasant experience being represented by Jim, who undoubtedly is one of the best, hardworking and honest Real Estate professionals in Palm Beach County."|
|Warren and Vicki Cronacher|
|"Dear Jim and Ruth: I think it’s about five years since Warren and I "found" The Ultimate Team. How lucky are we! Thank you both for all the attention and care you have given us as managers of our property in Palm Beach Gardens. Our lives would be so much more complicated (living in Naples), driving back and forth across Alligator Alley, if we didn't have Our Team to call upon to assist. You are the first line of defense when a tenant needs a new microwave, or the repair of a broken pipe, or the TV stops working. We could never handle, long distance, the many issues that invariably arise during the course of owning a rental unit, i.e., a vacancy, the lease agreement, the negotiations, the cable company, a furniture replacement, and on and on. And then there is the issue of trust. Ruth and Jim, you have proven yourselves to be competent, caring, dependable realtors, but most of all, you've proven to be honest and above-board in all dealings we've had with you in the last five years. You're the best of the best! And, we thank you."|
|Lin and Olivia|
|"Dear Jim and Ruth, We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your time and services provided to us. We were introduced to you through your former client in Canada who bought a property from you in 2009. Since then, wonderful things have happened to us. First, you helped us to make our dream come true – to own a property in the sunshine state for our future retirement as snowbirds. Second, you helped us to own another property in the best price available on the market at the time, which made us very happy investors. Your professionalism/expertise and prompt information has the intangible as well as the tangible benefits for us: having engaged you as our agent and property manager was a truly comforting experience; and the properties were rented and cared for and it’s making money$. We want you to know that we sincerely appreciate your services and your honesty as well as your profound knowledge in real estate and related legal field, which is so important for foreign investors. Your sound advice along the way helped us immensely through the journey. Your regular updates on the status of our rental units give us a peace of mind. We thank you for everything! Best Regards"|
Ruth Jacobs, with her husband Jim Jacobs, are The Jacobs Team and they have been helping clients buy and sell Real Estate for over 36 years. Helping clients in Northern Palm Beach County.