Jesse Donovan was raised in Ashland where he graduated from Ashland High, going on to Southern Oregon University where he studied sports medicine and played soccer. Jesse then joined the National Guard which enabled him to spend time in Saudi Arabia, Asia, and Hawaii. After his military stint, Jesse decided to stay and work in Maui for a while. There, he managed a large hospitality enterprise, though soon drawn to the world of photography art. Within a short time, Jesse began work as the International Director for a renowned landscape photographer, traveling extensively once again, opening galleries, hiring and training new staff, and indulging his love for film photography. After five years, he opened his own gallery in La Jolla, CA. But when he and his wife started a family, they made the decision to move back to his hometown, where he is now a second generation real estate agent with Ashland Homes.
Jesse’s experience in contract negotiations, closing transactions and working on teams gives him a special strength to complete his real estate transactions with impeccability. He has a special set of gifts: attentive listening, professionalism, class, efficiency and a fabulous sense of humor. Laughter accompanies the fine work that clients experience with Jesse.
Buyer: We felt Jesse was so dedicated to us, his clients. It took us a very long time to find just what we wanted. He was patient and never pushed us. He was always responsive to whatever we needed and when we finally made our decision we could count on him to take care of anything that came up. He has lived in the area for a long time and not only knows what is going on but also how to work with others.
Buyer: We so much enjoyed working with Jesse. He has lived in the area his whole life and knows the market and the value of the properties. He can help with contractors if you need to remodel. He was a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend him!
Seller: Over the course of 40 years we have bought and sold 20 times. Jesse and Marika are by far the best realtors that we have dealt with EVER! They anticipate problems, take care of problems, research information, and best of all the COMMUNICATE and all the while they stay calm. Our last sale (Ashland, OR area) was very difficult, but not for us!
Seller: When I made the decision to sell my home, I did the research and spent the time selecting and interviewing several realtors. While many were good, none could compare with the quality I sensed immediately from Marika and Jesse. From the very beginning, their knowledge of the market and neighborhood, sense of honesty, integrity, and forthrightness impressed me. If there was a challenge, they jumped in to help me resolve it. If I needed information or had questions, my phone calls or emails were returned almost immediately. They priced the house correctly and brought an offer to me in four days. I could not have been more pleased with the work they did to make the sale go so smoothly. Simply stated, Jesse and Marika are simply the best. I would not hesitate to use them again. They even helped me find a realtor in my new location. They are beyond full service. You would be fortunate to have them working for you. Thank you.