There's no place like home! There's no place like home! Wait a minute - the Lake of the Ozarks sounds pretty appealing when you're in the midst of a very cold and snowy winter in Iowa! Though we still love our hometowns, we decided warmer temperatures, rolling hills, and a lake unlike any other, is where we wanted to be. Lake of the Ozarks, the "Midwest Coast" called to us in our dreams, so here we are!
Brian calls Cedar Rapids Iowa his hometown and Dee Dee was born and raised in Des Moines. We had both spent over ten years in corporate telecommunication sales and had risen to the top of our fields. Still, we needed a new challenge. We wanted something more. We wanted something for ourselves.
In early spring of 2006 we we're approached with a business opportunity to purchase an existing real estate team at RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks. For us, working hard with a specific purpose and goal in sight was nothing new. But now, we had the opportunity to focus our efforts on helping other people achieve their goals and dreams. It was clear to us that entering into the Real Estate profession would be a perfect fit. We had already grown to love the lake area on our vacations and weekend retreats, so we made the decision to make a life changing move. We said goodbye to Iowa and hello to The Lake of the Ozarks!
Since then, we've formed Jacobs Real Estate Partners, with RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks. Currently, we have four other full time sales agents on our team and are in the process of the recruiting one additional sales agent. We are please to have a full time administrative staff to assist in all closings and facilitate all of our property listings. Together as a team, we have taken the real estate market by storm and are now recognized as not only a top ranking team within RE/MAX, but a top ranking team in the state of Missouri.
We attribute our success and rapid ascent to a very simple philosophy: We have a responsibility to work with dedication, honesty, and integrity, in order to provide the very best experience for our clients. www.jacobsREpartners.com Brian Cell: 573-216-2073 Dee Cell: 573-216-0809
Sam became a full-time resident of the Lake in June of 2015, after serving ten years as a Pastor in the United Methodist Church. As a long-time lake property owner, he dreamed of living here full time. After retirement, Sam decided to make a major life change and live the dream.
Prior to being in the ministry, he spent over thirty years working in the computer industry. Sam also served in the US Air Force and graduated from Central Methodist University with a BA in Business Administration.
Sam is a "newlywed." He and Peg Lorden married at Willmore Lodge on November 26th. Standing in front of the lodge windows overlooking the lake at sunset, made a beautiful setting for their wedding. Sam loves the lake life style, especially when his six children and 13 grandchildren come to visit and share the fun with him.
Over the years, Sam bought and sold seven personal homes. His experience as a buyer and seller of real estate plus his genuine enjoyment of meeting new people drew him to the real estate profession. He is excited to bring "customer experience" and his people skills to RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks and the Jacobs Real Estate Partners team.
Steve comes to RE/MAX with a long history of buying and selling real estate in several different parts of the country including Missouri as well as right here in Lake of the Ozarks. His leadership background in business, industry and community activities provides a wide range of unique experiences that Steve brings to Jacobs Real Estate Partners. He knows how to get things completed correctly and timely. His strong work ethic and high ethical standards have always delivered results the right way.
Steve has a long corporate background in Human Resources. Steve and excels in discovering his client's needs and working closely with them to meet their goals. The ability to pull all parties together to complete any real estate transaction comes naturally to Steve.
Steve and his wife have been a condominium owner in Lake Ozark for 9 years. In 2015 the Buckley's moved into a home making the lake their permanent home. Steve graduated Cum Laude from Widener University in Pennsylvania in 1984 with a bachelor degree in Political Science and Management. Steve elected to join RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks because of the strength and experience of and within the organization and Jacobs Real Estate Partners.
Dennis, a Missouri native, has lived at Lake of the Ozarks since the early 1990's. At the age of 13 Dennis was mowing grass at rental properties his father owned in the summer time and helping his grandfather remodel, paint and maintain homes in Central Missouri. After one summer of hard work Dennis purchased a Jet Ski with his savings and a little help from his parents and became hooked on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.
When Dennis joined the Bagnell Dam Association of Realtors in the mid 1990's he was the youngest Broker member at the time. Dennis started his career off at Lake of the Ozarks with Krantz & Associates Re/Max Lake of the Ozarks in 2000. Dennis is the recipient of numerous awards for production and client service. One who believes in practicing what he preaches Dennis owns numerous investment properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
Also an entrepreneur Dennis and his wife Tanya have owned several successful businesses and real estate investments including most recently Burnt Ends BBQ, Blondies Burger Bar and Alley Cats Pizza. Having recently sold these properties and others has put Dennis at a crossroads in his career.
Discussions with Brian & Dee Dee Jacobs whom showed excitement about having me join their team left me feeling like I was going to the right place! The resources, marketing, processes and education offered at Re/Max Lake of the Ozarks made it the best choice for me at this stage in my career and looking forward I am excited to start representing my clients with all the additional services available to me at Jacobs Real Estate Partners."
Peg is our Office Manager and is responsible for overseeing the listing and closing process. Originally from New Jersey, Peg has over 23 years real estate and relocation management experience. She started her real estate career as a sales associate in St. Louis but after taking a management position in the broker's relocation division, she became interested in corporate relocation management. Peg then worked in the relocation management industry for over 15 years.
In 2004 Peg moved to the Lake of the Ozarks to be close to family and joined Jacobs Real Estate Partners, RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks as Listing and Closing Coordinator. Peg is active is several civic organizations, particularly Citizens Against Domestic Violence.
Courtney is our Marketing Director/Coordinator she has lived in and around the Lake of the Ozarks for her entire life. She also owns a photography business, "Divine Moments Photography", and is skilled in web design, marketing strategies and desktop publishing. Courtney is also certified in Adobe/Corel editors and is kept busy through out the day designing flyers, postcards, working on all of our social media outlets, and keeping our website up to date with active listings. When she isn't at her desk or out taking photos of listings she is at home with her two children, Marley and Baron.