48 Years of Central Ohio Real Estate Experience.
48 Years of Central Ohio Real Estate Experience.
THE ABUNDANCE REALTY TEAM
I grew up in Massillon, Ohio and graduated from Kent State University with an Aerospace Degree and Commercial Pilot License. I studied my MBA at Central Michigan University. I also was a Captain in the USAF from 1971 to 1978 and Crew Member on KC 135 refueling aircraft at Rickenbacker AFB, Columbus, Ohio.
I was licensed as a Realtor in 1975 and became a Real Estate Broker in 1979. My first owned Company was Bickis, Young and Assoc. In 1992 I changed the Company name to Bickis Realtors and in 2007 again changed the name to Abundance Realty. In 1989 I became a member of the Columbus Board of Realtors 25 Million Dollar Club.
I currently have eight Real Estate Agents with some dating back to 1975. My wife Donna Bickis is an Agent with the Company and has been licensed for over 30 years. We work as a team quite often.
Abundance Realty represents Buyers, Sellers, Property Owners and Tenants in the Residential and Commercial Markets.
We also represent Clients in managing their Residential and Commercial Investment Properties.
We have two offices. The main office is in Reynoldsburg, Ohio where we have been since 1975 and another office on 5th Ave. in downtown Columbus, Ohio where we also manage most of our Rental Properties.
We are not the biggest Real Estate Company in the Columbus Area but have been here longer than most Real Estate Companies. I know that our size and length of service allow us to give you more personal attention. I like to think of our Agents as family and we all work together to create a professional and comfortable atmosphere for our Clients.
We appreciate your business and always will be working to help you achieve your goals.
Donna Bickis is a dedicated and determined Business Woman and a Leader in the Community. Donna is a member of countless organizations and a Professional in many Industries. Donna has achieved Diamond Executive rank with Mona Vie, is a Health and Wellness Expert, and a Professional Networker. As a testament to her extensive networking background, Leadership values and Community interests, Donna has been the President of the Lancaster Network Professionals and is currently President of Ordinary Women Making a Difference. She has been a member of WOW (Women of Winchester), BPW (Business Professional Women), TTN (The Transition Network), Dames Bond, AWB (Awesome Women in Business), and many other Organizations. Donna is also a former member of the Chamber of Commerce in Gahanna, New Albany, Licking County, Lancaster, Canal Winchester, Pickerington, and Hocking Hills in Logan. Donna has been involved in every Community she resided with a real desire to improve herself and the lives of those around her. Donna has made herself and those around her very successful in life using a recipe of limitless faith, education, loyalty, and experience.
From the beginning of her adult life, Donna has worked her way to the top of every Industry she has desired. First, she was employed with the State of Ohio, Administrated Services and later Restaurant Management. Never satisfied and always wanting more for her family, the Entrepreneur in Donna turned a License to sell Real Estate into part Ownership in a Real Estate Property Management Company. Donna saw a way to grow and a way to save her clients money by establishing yet another Company, a Maintenance Company. Donna became an Investor herself and purchased twenty plus properties. Donna achieved the CBR Million Dollar Club Award in her first two years of Real Estate and Sales Person of the year for many years to follow in her over 20 years of Real Estate experiences.
Chris Thompson has been an entrepreneur since his teens, and at the age of 19 started his own company. For the next twenty years, he led the enterprise to become a successful paving company with annual sales of approximately 9 million. While serving as the owner and president, he started purchasing rentals. His great uncle and mentor purchased and developed properties around The Ohio State University campus, and he talked to Chris about the value in real estate, both financially and personally. Chris bought his first 10 unit apartment building in 2003.
With a keen eye for selecting lucrative investments, his property inventory grew more profitable, and in 2005, he sold his half of the asphalt company. By 2009 he left the paving industry and continued to expand his property inventory. Investing in distressed homes in communities with revitalization programs was not only financially rewarding, but also personally satisfying. He currently owns 120 rental units and is well known in the area as a fair and compassionate landlord.
Always looking to grow professionally, Chris earned his real estate license in 2010. This license expanded Chris’ role beyond just renovating and renting homes. He is now actively engaged in Listings, working with home buyers and working with people connecting them with the right home. This experience is critical for his role working with Abundance Realty, which allow him to take his abilities to scale.
Blending market knowledge with his global design perspective, Wil skillfully guides clients through the often challenging real estate transaction process. He listens carefully to clients to determine their goals, paying close attention to details. He does critical research needed to address client goals and works to develop a creative strategy that will provide a result that rises to meet their expectations.
Wil’s ability to highlight the best features of a home is an exceptional benefit for selling clients to attract prospective buyers. He works to make each real estate transaction flow as smoothly as possible, but knows that the buying and selling process is sometimes stressful for clients. In stressful times, Wil has a calm demeanor and a can-do approach that makes him an exceptional resource.
When Wil is not working on behalf of clients, he enjoys spending time with his real estate partner and spouse and his teenage son. He also enjoys time with family and friends as well as being involved in activities that improve the lives of others in the community.
Jason R. George was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in a real estate family. He has over 15 years of experience in real estate and property management in the Columbus market. Jason has been honored with several company awards including “Rookie of the year”, “Realtor of the year” and the “Can Do!” award for property management.
A positive, can-do attitude and a friendly personality are among Jason’s greatest strengths. His clients continue to use him over and over because of their relationship and trust in his abilities. Whether you are looking to find your next home or to sell your current home, Jason values your needs above all and will work hard on your behalf.
Jason is an enthusiastic member of the community. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling and showing his clients the best that Columbus has to offer.
We started in 1975 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio and was know as Bickis Realtors until 2010 when we moved to Pickerington and changed the name to Abundance Realty. The Broker Robert S Bickis Sr is a member of the CBR 25 Million Dollar Club. We work with buyers and sellers as their agent. We also manage and rent properties. Our background is residential, commercial , investment properties, short sales, HUD properties and bank owned properties. Our specialty is service and accountability.