Upon graduating from the University of Kentucky, Jessica took a few years to travel the U.S. before deciding to plant roots back in her hometown of Louisville to explore her passion for real estate. In 2004, she became a Realtor. From 2009 to present, she owns & runs a successful brokerage which consistently ranks among Louisville’s highest volume real estate companies (Louisville Business First).
Jessica is a multi-million dollar producer & consistently ranks in the top 1% of Louisville Association Realtors for closed sales volume. Having worked in both big and small offices, she truly understands all aspects of this ever-changing business and what you need for a successful move. Jessica’s honest enthusiasm, relentless drive, and sincere devotion to each and every client truly set her apart. Her proactive, hands-on & communicative style is a refreshing approach that achieves results.
Jessica also loves purchasing and renovating homes to sell. Her vast experience allows her to build a strong network of professionals including appraisers, attorneys, contractors, builders, designers, inspectors, stagers, structural engineers, trades people & more… all professionals she knows & trusts. These relationships allow Jessica to get questions answered and issues resolved quickly which is vital to keeping any real estate transaction moving forward successfully.
Jessica currently resides in the Glenview area of Louisville. She enjoys outdoor concerts, weekend road trips, hiking, travel, a good glass of wine, and sampling Louisville’s ever-growing list of restaurants & hot spots. She loves exploring Louisville’s diverse number of parks and trails with her two miniature dachshunds & mini pig: Bear, Bean & Noodle.
Broker's License, KREC (KY Real Estate Commission) #62574
Realtor Member, GLAR (Greater Louisville Assoc of Realtors) #20532
Realtor Member, NAR (National Assoc of Realtors #430012398
Realtor Member, KAR (KY Assoc of Realtors)
BA in English, University of Kentucky
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Consistently ranks in top 1% for Louisville Assoc Realtors for closed sales volume
Louisville Gaines Real Estate published consecutively in the annual ranking of top real estate companies for closed sales volume in Louisville Business First, Louisville’s definitive source for business news.
Connected. Jessica's vast experience allows her to build a strong network of professionals including appraisers, attorneys, contractors, builders, designers, inspectors, mortgage companies, private lenders, stagers, structural engineers, trades people, & more… all professionals she knows & trusts. These relationships allow Jessica to get questions answered and issues resolved quickly which is vital to keeping any real estate transaction moving forward successfully.
Communication. Rare ability to listen before speaking and sincerely relate to many different personalities & situations. Jessica formulates a plan WITH her clients rather than talking AT them. She offers well-outlined options so she & the client may choose the best strategy together allowing the client to remain an engaged decision-maker throughout the process.
Market Knowledge. A Louisville native w/a vast personal sales history & even more renovation and investment know-how. Neighborhood to Neighborhood. Street to Street. Jessica can offer accurate, solid advice that only nitty gritty experience can produce.
Unmatched Loyalty. This girl will promote your best interest with complete devotion. Without fail, she is honest, thoughtful, knowledgeable, constructively supportive, never rash, a perfect devil's advocate, totally candid, extremely well-connected, & 100% down-to-earth. She never thinks about the money or bases any advice on what she has to gain or lose from a deal.
Problem-Solving. Before you've finished asking your question about that crack in the foundation, she's already snapped a pic & sent it to her inspector for advice. A successful real estate transaction is nothing but problem solving. And you must do it quickly. Confident, but thoughtful decision-making balanced with a deep understanding of the 'flow' of real estate make Jessica an irreplaceable asset.
Negotiation. Having negotiated through 100s of contracts, Jessica understands buyers' motivations, sellers' motivations, how scenarios 'tend' to go, all sides to a multiple offer situation, negotiating with bank owned vs short sales, and can articulate all of the above quickly and decisively to get you to your goal. Even knowing who the agent is on the other side, their personality, their negotiating style, how many deals they typically close a year, and knowing how to effectively apply that information can be a deal-maker or breaker!
Marketing. Just like you hiring Jessica, she hires professionals as part of your listing team. A photographer to take her photos, a stager to prepare your home, an appraiser to verify square footage... She manages contractors, & negotiates estimates when needed.. and it's all complimentary because that's what it takes to sell a house in today's market for the most amount of money in the least amount of time.
Legal. When in doubt, ask a real estate attorney! Jessica's connections with top real estate litigators, title attorneys, & mediators including those real estate attorneys who write all the Realtor approved contract forms allow her to get quick answers, contracts reviewed, and problems solved and without high attorney's fees! It's all complimentary when hiring Jessica.
Renovation & Design. Jessica loves to buy, renovate, & sell properties and she loves helping clients do the same. She will guide you every step of the way with what property to buy, how much to spend, what renovations to complete, her contractor connections, what to sell it for, & then make it all happen. This skill comes in handy during any of her real estate transactions. Since this knowledge is at her fingertips, it allows buyers and sellers to get specific answers to questions that help make their decision.
|Buying your first home can be an un-familiar & stressful process. The hard work and confidence Jessica provides makes the experience comfortable, less stressful and exciting. We always felt she was looking out for our best interests & was always available when needed. We enjoyed working with each member of her team and will most definitely use Louisville Gaines Real Estate in the future."
|Jay & Lynne
|Jessica was so helpful as we sought to find our 'just-perfect' first house together. She was friendly, knowledgeable, & truly represented us beyond our expectations. We're happily settled in our new home!
|Alan & Jeanie
|Ms. Gaines is very knowledgeable about the local areas and has always given us sound advise about our purchases. Ms. Gaines has always gone above and beyond to make Home Buying effortless.
|Jessica is the absolute BEST! She worked very hard to find me homes within my budget. We looked at so many homes and she was always very willing to show me any house whenever I had time to go. Once she helped me find my dream home, being a first time home buyer, I had a TON of questions. Jessica never got frustrated with me or my questions and answered them thoroughly and made sure I understood everything which was very comforting. When it came to choosing a mortgage broker, she recommended Century Mortgage and went with me each time I had to meet with them and was always there to hold my hand through it all. I highly recommend Jessica to first time home buyers or even if it isn't your first house - she knows what she is doing, knows the market and knows how to treat people. Best experience ever and if I ever sell my little dream home, I will absolutely use her again.
|Eli & Lindsey
|Jessica was very helpful with selling our condo. She worked around our schedule and was quick to respond to our emails and texts. We used Jessica to purchase our home as well. We would highly recommend her services.
|The Burke Family
|We just wanted to thank you again for going so far out of your way to help us during this stressful transition. There is no way we would have been able to find a house without you, of that we are sure. Thank you for returning every phone call, text, and email immediately. Thank you for your time and expertise. We are so appreciative of everything you have done and feel very blessed to have you on our team.
|Jessica is a true expert when it comes to the field of Real Estate. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that she is willing to share with the community. When it comes to the decision to hire a Realtor, she should be at the very top of your list. Go with a trusted experienced Realtor. She is the best choice.
|Shawn & Wendi
|We can't begin to say how satisfying our experience was with Jessica Gaines Jarboe from the first meeting to closing, She was professional, knowledgeable & motivated. She was always willing to go above & beyond the call of duty. Never did we hesitate to call with questions or concerns, as we knew she would be there to assist us in any way they could. Our house sold faster than we thought possible thanks to their hard work. Jessica took care of everything from beginning to end & helped make our move a success.
|Jo & Jamie
|"Louisville Gaines Real Estate made our house buying experience painless and smooth. Jessica offered honest opinions about properties and kept us updated throughout the process."
|I have heard horror stories about buying a house, but this was not the case for me. The buying experience was very easy, quick & painless & this was because of Jessica. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house.
|Wayne & Rebekah
|What a team you make! You've made a fine art out of the real estate business & you know what it takes to sell a house. I liked how you came in and explained your process and got busy. Thanks for your attention to detail, professionalism & knowledge.
|"In a challenging market Jessica shined. With past experience in the real estate business myself, I know my transaction had many hurdles to overcome. When it came to crunch time we got the deal done on the house I wanted. Thank you."
|~ Ora Mae G. (Seller)
|Thank you for all your help. You were a stabalizing force for me during the sale of the house. You are a true professional at seeing all the I's are dotted and the T's crossed.
|Tim & Dana (Sellers)
|"Jessica goes way beyond the call of duty to make sure you are happy with your purchase. She's extremely knowledgeable and works around your schedule to sell your home for the best possible price."
|~ Maria A. (Buyer)
|As a first time home buyer I needed a lot of extra help with the home buying process & Jessica impressed me from the very beginning. What impressed me most was after the sale. I was given great referrals for work I wanted to do. She proved that she truly cared about me & was willing to make things right instead of just making the sale. Her professionalism, attention to detail, knowledge of the area, & dedication to clients shows in everything she does. I tell all my friends & family how great Jessica truly is at what she does.
|Jeremy & Laura
|Jessica sold our home in two days and found our dream home for us! She made the process easy and hassle-free! I recommend her to everyone!
|~ Madison M. (Buyer)
|"I recently bought my first house! I was very nervous & unsure of how to begin the process of buying a home. Jessica was terrific & helped me greatly. I am very happy with my purchase & I couldn't have done it without her! Thank you Jess!"
|I was purchasing a home on my own after many years of marriage and was a bit nervous. Jessica was great! She made the process much easier. I had a tight schedule, juggling kids, schools, kids' sports, and work, but somehow, Jessica was able to work with me on my schedule. I was always greeted witha smile and lots of great advice. With all the help they provided, I'm in a great home with my kids.
|Mark & Meg C
|"Our experience with Jessica made purchasing our first home a true joy. She went out of her way to be available whenever we needed her & her knowledge of Louisville helped us find the perfect home for us. We look forward to working with her again in the future."
|~ Seth & Amy W. (Buyer)
|"We felt lucky to have Jessica guide us through the home buying process. We never felt rushed or pressured. It was like shopping for a new home with good friends"
|~ Rob & Stacy N. (Buyer)
|"Thank you for all your efforts & time in helping Rob & I find a home. You were so thoughtful & sincere & I could truly tell you wanted to find us the perfect home & not just make a sale. This is a quality that sets you apart from many Realtors."
|"I loved Jessica's goal-oriented, upbeat attitude. It was nice to work with people who are excited about their job. Also, having a team working for me really felt like I was being taken care of. Thank you both for making this such a positive, exciting experience. I wish I had more house for you to sell!"
|Murray & Erin B
|We were moving to Louisville from Chicago & were unfamiliar with the area. Jessica was so helpful, professional, & efficient. Shehelped find the perfect home for us in a great location & for less than we set out to spend. She talked us through every step of the way & really eased our concerns as first time home buyers. It truly couldn't have been a better experience!"
|"At a time when the condo market was in a real slump you managed to sell my condo. Everything from the listing of my home to the closing was handled professionally. There was excellent communication throughout the whole process. You all work extremely well as a team and I could not have asked for harder workers. Thank you so much!"
|~ Andrea C. (Buyer)
|"You all did an awesome job. Everyone says buying a home is a chore, but I was shocked at how smooth and easy you both made it! Thank you so much! I would recommend Louisville Gaines Real Estate to anyone I know!"
|"My experience with Jessica and Louisville Gaines Real Estate amazing. They made my home search personal and as important to them as it was to me. After looking at several homes I felt like they knew me and what I was looking for. I appreciate all the time they spent with me and the heart they put into their work. I will definitely recommend them to my friends!"
We felt lucky to have Jessica guide us through the home buying process. We never felt rushed or pressured. It was like shopping for a new home with a good friend.