The Virtual Realty Group
607 Boylston Street, Suite 815 Boston, MA 02116Email Me
BORN IN CANADA, Jim's education took him from his home in Victoria, Canada, to the Sorbonne, in Paris. After graduating with a degree in education, he began teaching. After many years in the classroom, Jim relocated to Texas, where he found a career in which he could utilize the skills he had cultivated as a teacher -- patience and the ability to listen. That career was real estate. Soon after obtaining his Texas real estate license, he discovered his way of working with people and his high standards made him an instant success. Over the next period of years, Jim obtained licenses to practice real estate in Missouri, Ohio, and in Massachusetts, where he now resides. Jim likes to joke about having licenses to do damage in four states; but, his clients will tell you otherwise!
JIM SERVED as President of the Greater Lewisville Association of REALTORS® and was elected its 1998 REALTOR OF THE YEAR. He has also earned these coveted real estate designations - ABR, CRS, and CNE. He has also served the community as a volunteer chaplain, ministering to prisoners in the state and county jails.
HE IS MARRIED and has two grown children - Brian and Kylara. Brian is a massage therapist in New York City and Kylara lives and works in Cincinnati.
JIM ACHIEVED the coveted Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation in 1997. Fewer than 5% of all Realtors nationwide have been granted this designation by the Residential Real Estate Council. The requirements for this designation, sometimes called the doctorate of real estate, include documented real estate transactions and special real estate courses and testing. You may see other agents with the initials "GRI". Jim did not apply for the designation of Graduate of Real Estate Institute since it is a lower designation than that of CRS.
REBAC Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council) is North America’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate consumer. There are only 30,000 active members of the organization throughout the United States and Canada, out of thousands upon thousands of real estate agents worldwide, and Jim is one of the few designees. The designation, ABR, stands for Accredited Buyer Representative.
Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you should be looking for more than a friend or stranger you "connect with". You want someone who will not only "look out" for your best interests but one who knows how to negotiate in your best interests. Informed clients will not only seek out a REALTOR with the ABR and CRS designations, but will also demand a Certified Negotiation Expert.
Jim has relied upon client satisfaction and word of mouth advertising over the years - a business model with a "By Referral Only" mindset - which, has kept Jim busy through the years. Here are the
Jim has streamlined the process of buying or selling a home to make it easier for you! He has built a team of industry experts to make sure you have access to local home inspectors, contractors, interior designers, service providers, property managers, lending professionals, attorney and title companies, painters, gardeners, plumbers, electricians home warranty companies and more to provide you with the best service possible!
We are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date market data in the area. Jim is a caring, knowledgeable professional who works tirelessly to help you with the home buying and selling process.
Contact us today to find out how we can be of assistance to you!