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James Akers, Jr

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Agent

17 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Professional (10 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

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James was born and raised in Lexington, NC (the BBQ Capital of the World!). For more than five years, he worked as a store manager, then a district manager for a wireless retailer, managing stores in Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Concord, Pineville, Matthews, Spartanburg, and Greenville. After living in Charlotte for three years, James moved to Greenville and fell in love with the Upstate.

In 2004, James attended the Wyatt Institute of Real Estate and obtained his real estate license. Prior to joining The Marchant Company, James was affiliated with another local company where he sold over 100 homes in five years.

James served as the First Vice Chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party in 2011-2012 as well as a Greenville County and South Carolina Delegate for Hillary Clinton in 2008. In January 2012 James was ranked as one of the top five twitter accounts to follow for SC Presidential Primary news and was featured in a Washington Post story about the use of social media in modern campaigns. James has served on Greenville Forward's Inclusion Task Force Committee as well as the Buildings & Grounds and Communications Committees at the yWca of Greenville. He is a Charter Member of Greenville Rotaract and served as the Social Media VP in 2011-2012. James currently serves on The Board of Directors for The Julie Valentine Center, formerly The Greenville Rape Crisis & Child Abuse Center.  Prior to that in 2012, he joined the Julie Valentine Center's Run2Overcome 5k/10k Committee and is the 2013 Committee Chair. In 2009, James was selected as one of Greenville's Best and Brightest 35 and under by Greenville Magazine.

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About James Akers, Jr: <p>James was born and raised in Lexington, NC (the BBQ Capital of the World!). For more than five years, he worked as a store manager, then a district manager for a wireless retailer, managing stores in Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Concord, Pineville, Matthews, Spartanburg, and Greenville. After living in Charlotte for three years, James moved to Greenville and fell in love with the Upstate.</p><p>In 2004, James attended the Wyatt Institute of Real Estate and obtained his real estate license. Prior to joining The Marchant Company, James was affiliated with another local company where he sold over 100 homes in five years.</p><p>James served as the First Vice Chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party in 2011-2012 as well as a Greenville County and South Carolina Delegate for Hillary Clinton in 2008. In January 2012 James was ranked as one of the top five twitter accounts to follow for SC Presidential Primary news and was featured in a Washington Post story about the use of social media in modern campaigns. James has served on Greenville Forward's Inclusion Task Force Committee as well as the Buildings &amp; Grounds and Communications Committees at the yWca of Greenville. He is a Charter Member of Greenville Rotaract and served as the Social Media VP in 2011-2012. James currently serves on The Board of Directors for The Julie Valentine Center, formerly The Greenville Rape Crisis &amp; Child Abuse Center. &nbsp;Prior to that in 2012, he joined the Julie Valentine Center's Run2Overcome 5k/10k Committee and is the 2013 Committee Chair. In 2009, James was selected as one of Greenville's Best and Brightest 35 and under by Greenville Magazine.</p>

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  • Sold

Active Listings  

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Past Sales  

(26 all-time)
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Seller
04/08/2015
$152,000

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04/08/2015 - Seller - $152,000

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Seller
04/06/2015
$173,000

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Seller
03/05/2015
$105,500

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Seller
02/13/2015
$330,000

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02/13/2015 - Seller - $330,000

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Seller
01/22/2015
$230,000

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01/22/2015 - Seller - $230,000

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Ratings & Reviews

In my experience James Akers was a very attentive and hard working real estate agent. I appreciated the innovation and forward-thinking that he brought to marketing my home. He was not satisfied with the status quo. He was always very upbeat and any marketing materials he created were very high quality.

  

07/03/2013 - alistorm
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2011 in Greenville, SC.

In my experience James Akers was a very attentive and hard working real estate agent. I appreciated the innovation and forward-thinking that he brought to marketing my home. He was not satisfied with the status quo. He was always very upbeat and any marketing materials he created were very high quality.  More Less 

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06/12/2013 - ChasityGonzalez
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Greenville, SC.

Our experience with James was very pleasant from beginning to end and I am certain that our reason for choosing him as our agent, which were his marketing techniques and knowledge of the area, are what helped to generate so much interest in our property and what ultimately sold our home in such a short period of time in a difficult market.  More Less 

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05/21/2013 - jcrowther
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $200K in Greenville, SC.

My wife and I had a tremendous experience working with James as both our buyer & seller agent. His insight and understanding of the current market and how our home fit into it allowed us to formulate a strategy that had us under contract in only 6 days. He was very patient, diligent, and responsive during the hunt to find our new home and provided great insight and knowledge along the way. We eventually ended up getting a tremendous value on a home we are absolutely in love with.  More Less 

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