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Jim Minkey

Agent

Realtor, California Real Estate License (24 years experience)

15 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent

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I grew up in Denver, proudly graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder and spent many hours visiting with my family at their home's on Flying Fish and Flying Cloud Isle in FC so I got to know it pretty well. I'm the author of FosterCityBlog.com and have had a blast writing since 2008. I met my lovely bride Lesley in 1989 and we moved to the Bay Area where I became a Realtor and worked for the Re/Max office that used to be at the location the big IBM building now sits on…Hillsdale between Shell and Foster City Blvd. When our building was torn down I moved to Re/Max Today in San Carlos where I still am today....except we morphed into Today Sotheby's International Realty a couple of years ago. My office is the most productive office in San Mateo county and I'm proud to say that I'm associated with it! In every year since 2000 I was among the top 10 agents in this office out of 67agents and have been in the top 1% of Real Estate agents in the US for years now. I know what I'm doing and my experience can be very helpful to you if you're either buying or selling, so please don't ever hesitate to contact me…even if you just want to pick my brain a bit!Lesley and I have been happily (really!) married for 22 years and have 2 beautiful daughters, Christina and Elena. We've been attending Central Peninsula Church over on Shell since 1991. My life's sort of an open book so please let me know if you ever have any questions…or you would like to talk Colorado football! Go Buffs!
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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

No current listings.

Past Sales  

(47 all-time)
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Price
Buy-side
09/05/2014
$1,350,000

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09/05/2014 - Buy-side - $1,350,000

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Sell-side
08/12/2014
$650,000

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08/12/2014 - Sell-side - $650,000

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Sell-side
08/06/2014
$960,000

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08/06/2014 - Sell-side - $960,000

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Sell-side
06/30/2014
$610,000

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06/30/2014 - Sell-side - $610,000

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Sell-side
06/27/2014
$1,180,000

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06/27/2014 - Sell-side - $1,180,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

02/23/2013 - kuokuo
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.1M in Foster City, CA.

We came to know Jim from a trustful friend in late 2011. As a successful agent, Jim is certainly very busy, but he showed great patience with us and went through almost all opened house in our range for 11 months. In some cases, he would cool us down and let us know the disadvantages of the house and explain the potential problem not disclosed.

It took 11 months since we were not familiar with the area and the house market recovery outpaced out expectations so much that we tended to give lower offer than Jim suggested.

With his guidance and negotiating skills, we finally found our dream house without overbid too much if not at all.

Before we moved in, Jim helped us to find the right contractor to fix some problem of the 40 years old house even though he was no more obligated to spend time for us after we closed the house.

It has been only 2 months since we moved in, and the price of similar houses already shot up. The only thing we regret is that we did not find Jim earlier.
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01/30/2013 - vijay911
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.075M in Foster City, CA.

Jim is a fantastic real estate agent, and helped us purchase our first home a few months ago. The inventory has been terrible this past year and every home had multiple offers – frustrating for a buyer. Since the time we started working with him, he understood our needs exactly, and was genuinely interested in finding the right home for us. Throughout the process, we felt no pressure at all. In fact, Jim advised us to be patient all along, and even told us not to bid on a couple of homes because of his assessment. He's got a very friendly personality and is always willing to share his knowledge about anything related to housing. Anyone who has read his excellent blog should have no doubt about his breadth of knowledge and experience - nothing more that needs to be said about that! Thanks to Jim, we found our dream home, and the whole process was very smooth. Jim went the extra mile to help us even after the sale was done. For example, he arranged for us to meet the sellers, which was extremely useful. He also referred us to the some very good professionals for home services that we needed. As first-time home owners, it was a huge comfort to have Jim’s help and guidance rather than working with someone who does the minimum to get their commission. There’s no question that I will turn to Jim if I have the need to look for a home again (hopefully not for a while!!). Highly recommended.  More Less 

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01/19/2013 - user89131871
Bought a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Foster City, CA.

As first-time homebuyers, we are glad that Jim was our agent. We certainly benefited from his experience, network and local knowledge. His knowledge on the different townhome/condo projects in Foster City area is nothing short of amazing. All in all, it was a pleasure to work with Jim.

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