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Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $375K in Highlands Ranch, CO.
I have sold two houses and bought three with Jim, and I wouldn't dream of working with anyone else. He knows everything there is to know about the homes in the Denver area and its suburbs, as he used to work in construction and build them. He can identify who built a home and the quality of their work, can identify special features in homes and things that require extra maintenance by the homeowner (i.e. custom wood-framed windows), has a list of the best skilled labor and companies in Denver (i.e. plumber, carpenter) if you need their services, and is a great negotiator. I highly recommend Jim, as he has exceeded my expectations of what a real estate professional could be.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $200K in Littleton, CO.
Jim is one of the kindest, most knowledgeable and professional individuals we have ever had the honor to work with. We purchased a short sale condo and with his help and expertise we managed to close on it within a short amount of time, compared to what short sales can usually take. He was always available to answer all of our many questions and with us being new to the area, was able to guide us and recommend all the professional craftsmen we needed (electricians, painters, and HVAC) to fix our new place up. His staff was always available and respectful to make the whole transaction as painless as possible. Jim is a true gentleman and a terrific Realtor. His knowledge of the housing market in our area is one of his many strong points. I cannot say enough about Jim and his staff.