Realtor, California Broker License (22 years experience)

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

Ratings & Reviews

Jim handled both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. We could not have found a better realtor! We went through four before I happened upon Jim. We have a large family of 6 kids and we were on a budget. Other realtors wanted us to compromise on certain things that we felt we must have for the kids (such as a yard), but Jim immediately began the search and encouraged us the entire time stating, "We'll find you the right home, don't worry." Sure enough we did! Jim's advice as to what would help us sell our home, was essential to receiving an excellent offer. He knows his business and he is there for you at all times. On top of all this, he is just a really great guy! My kids think he is wonderful! If you want a high quality experience whether buying or selling your home, please consider Jim. It is already a stressful experience, and he makes it much easier :)

  

12/22/2014 - kim fredenburg
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Milpitas, CA.

Jim handled both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. We could not have found a better realtor! We went through four before I happened upon Jim. We have a large family of 6 kids and we were on a budget. Other realtors wanted us to compromise on certain things that we felt we must have for the kids (such as a yard), but Jim immediately began the search and encouraged us the entire time stating, "We'll find you the right home, don't worry." Sure enough we did! Jim's advice as to what would help us sell our home, was essential to receiving an excellent offer. He knows his business and he is there for you at all times. On top of all this, he is just a really great guy! My kids think he is wonderful! If you want a high quality experience whether buying or selling your home, please consider Jim. It is already a stressful experience, and he makes it much easier :)

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Response from Jim on 12/29/2014

It was so rewarding to see Kim, Matt and their 5 wonderful kids move into their new home in the country! Working with great folks like them is the best part of this business. As always of course nothing goes perfect and their trust in me and patience with the process was a joy while we worked through the issues. And O yes they have already rewarded me with a great referral!!

 

  

12/04/2014 - registrations69
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Milpitas, CA.

What can I say? Jim McCarthy was awesome from start to finish. Attentive to detail, responsive to queries, aggressive on getting the deal done. Jim handled both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new. Additionally, the people he put us in contact with for our loan and various construction projects were top notch as well.

The only complaint I might have is that we didn't find him sooner, which of course, is not his fault!

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12/10/2013 - tajett
Sold a home in 2013 in Cambrian Park, Cambrian Park, CA 95124.

Jim helped us determine what work to do on our house to prep it for sale. He recommended companies for Staging and Home Repair. He was able to meet with contractors and provide access to the house while we were at work which minimized the impact to our full time jobs.

Overall Jim was a pleasure to work with and should the opportunity arise we would be happy to work with him in the future.

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Response from Jim on 12/11/2013

Thanks Toni and Michael for working with me as closely as you did and thanks for your patience with the whole process. I have seldom had clients as responsive and easy to work with.

 

  

05/26/2013 - user08320112
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $775K in San Jose, CA.

Jim is a very pleasant agent to work with. Being first time homebuyers we were unfamiliar with the process, but Jim made it very easy to understand and was patient when things needed to be clarified. We felt that he had our best interest in mind and never pressured into any decision; he simply explained the pros and cons.

We bought our house at a time when there was low inventory and offers were well above the asking price. We had made a few offers that weren't accepted, but Jim helped us stay positive. When we found the house that we wanted Jim was available immediately to help is write up our offer and even contacted the seller's agent to let them know that our offer was going to be submitted by the end of the day. He really went out of his way to make sure the sellers and their agent knew that we were serious and very interested in purchasing their home. Once our offer was accepted, he worked hard to move the process along quickly. Before we knew it, he was handing us the keys to our new home.

He has years of extensive experience in his craft and it is a bonus that he has knowledge about home improvement. We would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent realtor. In fact, we have already recommended him to friends that are thinking about making their first home purchase.

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Response from Jim on 05/28/2013

Reviews like this are a Realtors dream! It so much fun when customers appreciate your efforts but also help to form a partnership to make it all happen. Thanks Erica and Jeremy for your patience in this very competitive market and for doing so much on your part to give us the best chance to get our offer accepted!

 

  

03/29/2013 - user729796
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $800K in West San Jose, San Jose, CA.

Jim was an absolute pleasure to work with. We hadn't sold a home in 36 years and Jim was ever so patient and knowledgeable when it came to explaining the whys and wherefores of every detail. We don't plan to move again soon, but should the need arise , we would certainly turn to Jim. In the meantime, we will certainly recommend Jim to friends and family.

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Response from Jim on 04/01/2013

Thanks Carol and Tom for your thoughtfull review. You were a pleasure to work with, asked the right questions and presented me with a spotless home to show. All the best in your new home!

 

  

03/26/2013 - user8278954
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA.

Jim made our first home buying experience possible and enjoyable. His level of involvement in the process was perfect: he gave us a good basis and knowledge of the market, kept us up-to-date with new developments in the market, and then supported us greatly when we saw a home we liked. Jim is very responsive and reachable and was very quick to implement our feedback regarding home searches & criteria. He never pushed a house on us and really let us move at our own pace.

When it came down to the business of putting an offer on a house, Jim moved quickly and efficiently. Overall he did a good job of walking us through the piles of paperwork. When the task arose to get our offer to the top of the seller's list, Jim's skill and value as a Realtor really shined. Jim was able to effectively communicate to the seller the overall value and non-monetary benefits of our offer. Despite ours not being the highest offer or an all-cash offer in the shark-like Bay Area real estate market, Jim was able to work with the seller to make our home purchase a reality.

We really appreciate Jim's continued support even after the sale closed to make sure that our transition was smooth. He really guided and advised us through the entire experience, from initial searches to making sure that our new home is move-in ready.

I'm convinced that we would not have gotten or first home if it weren't for Jim's dedication to us (his client) and the genuine honesty & likability he exudes to the "other side of the table". It was an absolute pleasure working with such as honest Realtor. We would absolutely recommend Jim to anyone looking to buy a home!

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Response from Jim on 03/27/2013

Thank you Mike and Haleh for your patience and loyalty during the entire process since we first met at an Open House. You are the kind of clients that make a professional eager to go the extra mile to meet your expectations. All the best to you in your first home!

 

  

02/26/2013 - user2398575
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $200K in Susanville, CA.

Jim was an excellent agent when my husband and I were buying our family home. He was very knowledgeable about the area and helped us find the perfect home to fit our needs.

He truly listened to our desires in our future home as we searched and directed us to many possibilities without overwhelming us with all the options. He helped us navigate the purchasing process smoothly and efficiently. If we ever decide to purchase again, we would definitely recommend Jim as an agent!

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01/30/2013 - user93840885
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $50K in Susanville, CA.

Jim helped us with the purchase of our first rental property. It was a HUD transaction which required special certification in addition to his real estate license. It also required very specific knowledge of what can sometimes be a tricky process. He guided us through smoothly and successfully. He has since become a trusted friend, a very good man.

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Response from Jim on 02/02/2013

Thanks Brian and Lynne for taking the time to do this review. It was your patience during the whole process that got the transaction done.

 

  

01/28/2013 - Paul Shepherd
Sold a Single Family home in 1995 in Westwood, CA.

It has been a pleasure to work with Jim on a professional basis since 1995. With Jim's knowledge, customer service and experience I choose him to represent me on buying and selling my own personal properties. I would highly recommend Jim McCarthy as a Real Estate Professional.

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Response from Jim on 02/02/2013

Thanks Paul for taking the time to post this review and thanks again for your business, your referrals and sharing your knowledge of the entire appraisal process.

 

  

01/24/2013 - user0365558
Bought a home in 2004 in Shumway, Susanville, CA 96130.

Jim McCarthy was introduced to us about ten years ago and has helped us purchase several rentals. He has what some folks call an "old school work ethic". His word is his bond. He not only knows the business but he is there for you even after the sale. I have recommended him and will continue to recommend Jim McCarthy.

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Response from Jim on 01/28/2013

Thanks Carl and Elise. Happy folks like yourself are the key to my success.