Meet Jim Biava 

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.

 

     Genuine Qualifications

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 

 

 Other Interests

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.

 

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