Jim's family moved to West Seattle in December 1966. He was 13. His Mom loved to tell about how when he was in first grade Jim thought the reason he got so many school pictures of himself was to go around the neighborhood and sell them. So he did. Much later, in 1971, he graduated from West Seattle High School. Four years after that, in 1975, he became a licensed real estate agent and loves it.
Jim brings many colorful and unique experiences. He managed a prominent local real estate office of over 80 agents and staff. He soon realized his real passion is actually seeing how happy his clients are throughout the transaction. Jim has the experience of 400 closed transactions. Jim has earned and holds National Association of Realtor’s Senior Real Estate Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert, Certified Short Sales Specialist designations.
1975 Licensed real estate agent The Quadrant Corporation in Bellevue, Washington.
1977 Moved to Atkins & Associates in West Seattle.
1981 Joined West Seattle's Cayce & Gain Realty (C&G franchised with Prudential in 1996).
1989 First sales manager for Cayce & Gain Realty.
2000 Jim took over as Branch Manager for Prudential Northwest Realty's Jefferson Square office where he oversaw over 80 agents and staff. He was responsible for hundreds of transactions.
2005-2012 affiliated with Windermere Real Estate
2012 joined the RSVP Real Estate team of Professional Brokers
Some of the Education Completed
Seniors Real Estate Specialist Win-Win Negotiation
Relocation Specialist Real Estate Law
Real estate ethics Real Estate and the Internet
Agency Law Smart Internet Marketing
The Power of Analysis Showcasing Homes on the Internet
Agency, License Law & Contract Law Tools of the Trade
Business Management Statewide Forms
Fair Lending Consumer Protection The Green Home
Intro to Commercial Real Estate Baby Boomer Trends
Feng shui for buying and selling Buyer Counseling
The Short Sale Process It's All About Price
Identifying Sensitive Land Issues Financing First Time Buyers
Current Legal Developments
Jim loves everything West Seattle and graduated from West Seattle High School in the Class of 1971. He is an active member of the West Seattle High School Alumni Board. Jim enjoys road trips, practicing and learning the art of tai chi, and has fun bowling on a Senior League.
Jim is keenly interested in local history which he shares with his buyers as they make their way around the city searching for the right home. So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Seattle give Jim a call.