Don Jaques, realtor, Whidbey island, Oak Harbor

Don Jaques ~ Real Estate by the Golden Rule

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Transitions, transitions...

Real estate transactions involve some sort of life transition: moving to or from one place to another, a job change, preparing for the arrival of a child, dealing with the grief and complicated process of settling a loved one’s estate, or one of many other reasons. Ever felt stress from a life transition? Allow me to fall back on my over 20 years of ministry experience to help reduce that stress as much as possible.

Real estate by the Golden Rule

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you can trust that I will listen to you, be available to you, and guide you through the process with integrity and a sense of adventure. The Golden Rule is a foundation for all my relationships, and you will be treated as I wish anyone would treat me. I will go the extra mile in making sure your expectations are exceeded, and do my best to keep you smiling along the way.

Life on Whidbey

I have had the pleasure of living my entire life in the Pacific Northwest, and moved to Oak Harbor in 2002. Since then I have invested my time and energy into this community not only as a real estate agent, but also as a pastor, non-profit administrator, school bus driver, youth soccer coach, and volunteering with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  I love cycling on Whidbey and enjoying the beaches and state parks with my family.

What my clients say

Master of marketing and property valuation


Don Jaques is a fabulous realtor who really goes the extra mile to ensure you get every penny of what your property is worth. Our home sold for the asking price in one week. Don is a master of marketing and property valuation. He has high energy and keen attention to detail, highlighting all of the potential and every positive attribute of your home. He expertly networks with other realtors, contractors, city planners, banks, title companies, surveyors and all the other key players that it takes to ensure that you have all the resources on hand to get the job done right the first time. He contracted with the best photographers and interior design stagers, and even created a video so that our property would be listed first on Zillow. Don is extremely ethical and works for YOU. Unlike some realtors, you can be assured that he is not looking for an investment for himself or a friend. He is professional, organized, super friendly and has unimpeachable integrity. When you're ready to sell your home, make the right move and call Don Jaques.

Professional and caring


Don was tremendous to work with. He was professional, caring, and concerned that we both understood the process we were going through as well as making sure that he represented what was important to us. I would highly recommend him to others looking to buy or sell a home in the area.

Goes above and beyond


Don was extraordinary. Completely erased any worry from my wife and my minds, while making the purchase of our first home smooth and painless. Going above and beyond constantly to make sure everything was perfect for us. 10/10 would always recommend. Thank you Don!!

Was by my side throughout the entire adventure


Don helped me navigate the process to buying my first home. Not once did I feel pressured. But, once I chose the right home he helped me understand the nuances that were involved in buying the house. He ensured I met all the deadlines and was by my side throughout the entire adventure. Thank you Don for helping me find my home. P.S. He has some pretty epic dance moves.

Truly cared about us and our needs


We trusted Don to help us sell our unique waterfront property on Whidbey Island. He was always professional, thorough in explanations, and delightfully personable. He responded immediately to our many concerns. We felt like he truly cared about us and our needs versus just making a sale. His marketing skills were impressive. We had a full price, cash offer in six weeks. He made it all look easy.

Extremely patient


Don is amazing! We were first time home buyers, we had no idea what anything meant or how the process of buying a home was. Throughout our whole experience, from the first home we walked into, to our home that we bought, Don was right there next to us explaining everything, helping us in any way we needed, and being extremely patient with us. We searched for months for the perfect house, and Don never got frustrated or wanted to give up! We wouldn't have found our dream home without Don! You will be lucky if you get to work with such an amazing realtor.