Indian Meadows Premier Realtors
Donna Jacobsen - Owner/Broker/Realtor
Life is a spiritual journey. It's not
about being rich. It's about our relationships with each other," Donna
relates in sincere joy. She knows well the journey of life through her own
dedication to serving her family and the community.
Donna is the mother of five children raised on the edge
of the Wyoming wilderness with no electricity and hauling water from the
river. After a second marriage which brought her to Prescott, the illness
of her husband brought her to a career choice in real estate.
As a widow, she remained working as a Realtor until she
met her husband, Jake. After the sale of her broker's office, she decided
to pursue her dream of being a broker from the urging of some friends and
with the support of Jake, Indian Meadows opened in??? She says of her 20
plus years in real estate, "Although it's a rocky road sometimes, it's in
Donna loves people and knows she is a service person.
She finds it exciting to make the connections with their personality and
lifestyle to finding the perfect property match of their dreams.
Having Indian Meadows an independent real estate business gives her and
her agents the freedom and flexibility to work with clients on levels
other franchise offices cannot offer. This also affords a very high
ethical practice in dealing with agents and their families. She says from
her personal experience, "You just won't neglect their loyalty and needs."
Donna is proud of every agent who holds their licenses with Indian
Meadows. They really care about every person who comes in to list or buy,
whatever they need...we will be there for them... helping move vehicles,
whatever it takes to get people into their homes.
Despite the market trends, we don't lose our commitment
to service. Donna holds a philosophy of cooperation instead of
competition. Working together, they keep the team supporting each other in
success. Donna's five children and 11 grandchildren are grown, but she
still is there for them all. She delivers Meals on Wheels as her service
to the community. One wonders how she keeps it all going. "If I could live
this life all over, I would do real estate again...it's in my blood."
Jake Jacobsen - Owner/Manager/Realtor
"Ethics and integrity are the guiding principles extended to every client,
whether seller or buyer, who enters Indian Meadows Real Estate," says
Jake, a retired U.S. Marine Corps 'mustanger' officer. He maintains a
can-do attitude with a discipline for the details. He also insists that
these principles and the 'Golden Rule' be practiced by every agent
representing Indian Meadows.
Jake's role within the real estate industry has been to
sincerely serve the clients' interests and to be a watchdog of the
industry. On a personal level, Jake relates to folks looking for that
perfect place to settle into the rural lifestyle. He knows because it was
this same quest that brought him to the area 15 years ago. He specializes
in locating acreage across the state to meet the needs of a family,
retirees or a national company.
Jake started in real estate on a softer side as a
support to his seasoned professional Realtor wife, Donna. He became involved with improving the industry standards and during the nine years in the Arizona Association of Realtors has served as President in 2000 and 2006 while attending national, state and regional real estate gatherings. In his efforts to change the model of the real estate professionals, he has taken a progressive stance shifting to a positive image emphasizing responsible ethics. He has taken this mission worldwide by introducing these goals with the best in current communication using internet news blogs.
Jake's personal philosophy is to meet peoples' needs in a comfortable setting rather than corporate quotas thus respecting the goals and success for all.
Barger, Administrative Assistant
She is the first smiling face you see when you enter the office and
the cheery voice that will greet you when you call.
Kim is new to the office, but not so much to the real estate
business. Although awaiting her pending certification as a licensed
Real Estate Assistant, her skills as a support staff member is
always executed with kindness and professionalism.
She asks the right questions to assure each client is
kept in good communication with their agent.
Indian Meadows is Kim's second family and she feels
that working with these wonderful people is an incredible personal
accomplishment after recovering from a debilitating stroke. She
brings her great attitude for life when helping every person
looking to find their ideal home.
Buzz Fournier - "A Ranch specialist"
Buzz, affectionately referred to as the 'old guy' at Indian Meadows has
brought a lot of outstanding service skills with him from his years as a
high school teacher, sales representative and manager.
Buzz knows the lay of
the land and the good folks of the community and many locals knew him as
Farmer Buzz from 12 years of guiding tours to educate visitors at the family
owned and regionally famous Young's Farm. Buzz and his family,
numbering 12, bought a working cattle ranch in Dewey which has expanded to
deliver a slice of country life with a bed and breakfast. Although he says
he chose this area for the climate, rural town and slower pace of living,
one would not believe slow is a part of his days. He stays busy with opening
the local post office, has a 7:30 breakfast at a local diner and is
instrumental in running a Humboldt/Dewey foundation community group - as
well as working as a Realtor. It is important to him to keep an active
presence among neighbors.
Buzz joined the team
at Indian Meadows for two reasons. He really likes the small, homey personal
touch the office reflects of his personal life, and in turn, gains great
satisfaction from assisting people in facilitating their desire when seeking
to join the community as neighbors. Buzz is happy to locate any size
acreage or home to fulfill his clients' dreams and show you around.
Enjoying a simpler life brought Dick to Dewey and Indian Meadows. Upon
retiring from working in the nuclear power field as a fuel analyst, Dick was
ready for change in lifestyle and careers. He always had an interest in land
and houses along with an aptitude and vision from gardening/landscaping,
surveying and building placement and decided to try his hand at real estate.
This has proven not only to be a great advantage to his clients in locating
land, but in working out the appropriate logistics for ease of building.
Dick also feels his
time in the area has given him the training to educate others on the
terrain, geology and natural vegetation. He loves the opportunity to share
an appreciation for the land. Holding his license at Indian Meadows
affords him the independence to work with no high pressure sales tactics,
gives a personal and comfortable environment so clients understand the
principles of rural life from the very start of their decision to buy in the
Dick says jokingly,
"Working because his wife kicks him out the house to do something, isn't the
main reason I work in real estate." He feels the rewards of matching a home
or land with a buyer who finds a sense of peace and belonging in the area to
Robbin spent 20 years in the high tech industry as a business analyst in a
semiconductor firm in California when she and her husband, Jerry, decided
to leave it behind in a one-year RV trip across the U.S. and into Canada.
They had planned a retirement home in the Prescott area and not only had
bought a lot, but a number of rental duplexes. When they arrived back to
check up on their properties, someone told them that an RV park was up for
sale. Jerry said, "Wouldn't it be great to own our own RV park?" It
happened and they have been a residents of Cordes Junction ever since.
Robbin has been in
real estate for four years and at Indian Meadows for nearly two years. She
was referred to their office by a broker who told her 'Donna and Jake
would be some the best people she would ever meet.' Robbin says, "They
definitely are the best!" She has enjoyed the association with their
office, the good people there and their business attitude toward serving
their clients. Her co-worker shave dubbed her the Cordes Junction/Cordes
Lakes expert. Robbin loves houses and property. She sets aside the
time to investigate and evaluate what is on the market and where to better
find the 'fit' for clients looking for the perfect home. She also uses
this knowledge help clients who are listing their homes by suggesting
improvements and current trends for higher marketing strategies. She stays
on the leading edge for buyers and sellers because... she just loves
houses. Robbin listens to what the clients desire and streamlines
the search. She feels that in helping people find the property
and/or home that suits them best is what motivates her to keep doing what
she is doing.
Robbin loves this
area - the ideal climate, the people and the unique balance of rural
privacy and big town offerings within a reasonable drive through some
pleasant terrain. Robbin says, "When you love what you are doing and
love where you are living, it's easy to share the enthusiasm of being in a
great place with others looking for the same."
Long time Prescott area real estate specialist. Specializing in the Williamson Valley horse ranch area. Lives in Prescott and owns his own real estate appraisal company and is currently a Master Certified, one of the few in Arizona, appraiser.
Looking for a piece of Arizona history? Bobby knows it...from geology,
mining, terrain, government from its beginning as a territory to the great
state it is today. Bobby is a native Arizonan and has lived a diverse
life across this state. He knows cattle and horses from his childhood years
on a ranch in Sonoita.
As an adult, he met a
gal whose father was a highway patrol officer. One ride with him and he knew
this is what he wanted to do. He drove the roads throughout the state
from border to border for 22years. As Bobby was nearing retirement, he
received his last duty station in Black Canyon City and discovered this was
the place he had to stay. The rich historical values prompted him to
start a jeep touring company to share the fascinating sights and stories in
the exploration, settlement and growth of Arizona with others. He made
frequent visits to a friend's real estate office for photocopying led to the
inevitable suggestion to become a realtor. Obviously, his friend could see
how his knowledge of the land and area could be a spectacular asset to a
person working in real estate.
personal studies on state history with real estate has given Bobby the upper
hand in knowing and selling 'dirt.' His extensive background on historic
properties, mining claims, mineralogy and government surveys has made him
the statewide expert on this type of land.
Bobby came to Indian
Meadows six years ago and holds a real loyalty to Jake, 'his real estate
Godfather,' and Donna and to the ethical principles by which they guide the
business. "Allowing each of us to be ourselves provides an environment where
every talent and personality can coexist for the good of the varied clients
we serve," he says. Bobby enjoys working with directly with people,
especially those who can appreciate the knowledge, research and effort he
makes to find the 'right spot' to suit each buyer. He listens and
understands clients' special needs - extreme allergies/chemical
sensitivities - and will evaluate areas that provide ease of living. He
extends consideration to those with physical disabilities so all may have
the lifestyle they deserve. He is very involved with the folks looking
to sell by actually lending a helping hand to get their property looking its
best. Bobby's best rewards are the smiling faces and friendships that
have been created along the way with happy clients.
On a closing note,
Bobby is the proud father of twin sons who enlisted in the Navy and have
served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bobby found the woman of his
dreams, Donna, and married her three and a half years ago. He and Donna are
also very proud to be the grandparents of five beautiful granddaughters.