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Jim Klinge

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40 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

R. E. Broker (31 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

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"What's different about Jim the Realtor?  I am hands-on, I do the work myself. I even answer my own phone, try calling it: 858-997-3801.  I also follow the market closely, and discuss it daily on my blog www.bubbleinfo.com - a resource for all.

I aggressively market my listings on the internet, especially with my video tours.  Last summer, a home I had listed was purchased by buyers who never saw it in person -  their agent said that my video was such an accurate representation that they were satisfied!

There are no laws, rules, forms, or guidelines on how to handle bidding wars.  I have specific strategies for sellers and buyers!

I believe in transparency.  My sales count posted here at Zillow are the homes I sold myself, not by assistants.

You can call, or email me at jim@jimklinge.com to see how I can help - I'm happy to speak with you, with no obligation, to demonstrate how I can help you.

Select your realtor carefully - investigate what we can do for you, agents should be able to demonstrate their value clearly. The blog will give you great insight about my expertise.

ABC News Nightline feature on Jim:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoQSmBQr-c0

Video on 'Interviewing Listing Agents' here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-9qpueJik8

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About Jim Klinge: <p>"What's different about Jim the Realtor?&nbsp; I am hands-on, I do the work myself.&nbsp;I even answer my own phone, try calling it: 858-997-3801.&nbsp; I also follow the market closely, and discuss it daily on my blog <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.bubbleinfo.com">www.bubbleinfo.com</a>&nbsp;- a resource for all.</p> <p>I aggressively market my listings on the internet, especially with my video tours.&nbsp; Last summer,&nbsp;a home I had listed was purchased by buyers who never saw it in person - &nbsp;their agent said that my video was such an accurate representation that they were satisfied!<br/><br/>There are no laws, rules, forms, or guidelines on how to handle bidding wars.&nbsp; I have specific strategies for sellers and buyers!</p> <p>I believe in transparency.&nbsp; My sales count posted here at Zillow are the homes I sold myself, not by assistants.<br/><br/>You can call, or email me at <a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:jim@jimklinge.com">jim@jimklinge.com</a>&nbsp;to see how I can help - I'm happy to speak with you, with no obligation, to demonstrate how I can help you.<br/><br/>Select your realtor carefully - investigate what we can do for you, agents should be able to demonstrate their value clearly. The blog will give you great insight about my expertise.<br/><br/>ABC News Nightline feature on Jim:<br/><br/>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoQSmBQr-c0<br/><br/>Video on 'Interviewing Listing Agents' here:<br/><br/>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-9qpueJik8</p>

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  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

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Past Sales  

(218 all-time)
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Buyer
06/26/2015
$965,000

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06/26/2015 - Buyer - $965,000

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Seller
05/22/2015
$520,000

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05/22/2015 - Seller - $520,000

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Seller
05/05/2015
$1,151,000

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05/05/2015 - Seller - $1,151,000

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Buyer
04/28/2015
$1,900,000

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04/28/2015 - Buyer - $1,900,000

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Buyer
04/24/2015
$638,200

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04/24/2015 - Buyer - $638,200

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We are still not believing our good fortune in meeting Jim Klinge. Finally……and we mean "finally"……we found an honest realtor. Those two words are seldom, if ever, put side by side: "honest realtor." We still can't believe it. And it's not just that, although that's huge….but he also knows his stuff. Very well. And to top it off, he is very funny. Quietly funny. Listen to his words between the sentences …. you will have a very good time viewing properties with him. No need to look further for a realtor. If you are dealing with him, you are one of the lucky ones.

  

04/03/2015 - susan972
Showed home in 2015 in Carlsbad, CA.

We are still not believing our good fortune in meeting Jim Klinge. Finally……and we mean "finally"……we found an honest realtor. Those two words are seldom, if ever, put side by side: "honest realtor." We still can't believe it. And it's not just that, although that's huge….but he also knows his stuff. Very well. And to top it off, he is very funny. Quietly funny. Listen to his words between the sentences …. you will have a very good time viewing properties with him. No need to look further for a realtor. If you are dealing with him, you are one of the lucky ones.  More Less 

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Response from Jim on 04/07/2015

Thank you for the kind words Susan!

 

  

11/10/2014 - kwaping
Sold a home in 2014 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126.

(I'm reposting this from my Yelp review, so if it looks familiar, that's why.)

I just closed escrow on a sale that Jim facilitated. I definitely would NOT want to try to do this without good help, and Klinge Realty is the best in town! (Any town, for that matter.)

From determining the initial list price, to preparing the mountain of paperwork, to negotiating with the buyers on contingencies, all the way through to getting the deal closed on time - Jim and his family business (wife Donna runs the show behind the scenes and daughter Kayla is helping out up front) have been awesome. They were very attentive, responsive, and personable throughout the month-long process.

Oh yeah, about that - I got relocated to Silicon Valley by my company and had to get a quick sale. Jim got a full-price offer signed a mere five days after listing, on the same day as the open house. He really nailed the list price, obviously! And because I was in a hurry to get out, Jim also arranged for a short 30-day escrow - and got it closed on time. Oh, and we didn't "give it away" - I still made a decent profit on the sale after six years of ownership. Thanks Jim!

One final thing - on the final day of escrow, Jim got word that a package got delivered to our empty house. He drove down there (30 miles) to pick it up and got it in the mail the next day, overnight to our new home. Talk about full-service!

If you want the best help you can get with either buying or selling, you can stop searching right now - you've found it!
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07/02/2014 - michaelmcphail1
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $450K in University City, San Diego, CA.

We recently moved from Washington D.C. to San Diego and used Jim to sell our condo in UTC and to purchase a new home in Carlsbad. Because I am in the military, I had no flexibility in timing so I had to sell and buy my properties without any room for errors or delays. Jim and his team did an outstanding job! My tenant moved out on a Sunday, Jim coordinated cleaning, painting and new carpet at a very reasonable price due to his various relationships with vendors so we would be on the MLS on Thursday. By Saturday night, we had three solid offers and went pending that night. Jim expertly navigated the multiple offers to end up with a price $35K over our asking price. I have no doubt the additional purchase price and quick sale was due to Jim’s professionalism and experience. Once we were in Escrow, Jim’s team led by his wife Donna, kept me updated daily and made sure any questions/concerns on the buyer side were answered promptly which allowed us to close in less than 20 days. As a buyer’s agent, Jim went above and beyond what I have ever experienced from a realtor. He visited our home site almost daily to give us updates, pictures and videos of our home being built. He also made regular contact with the builder’s reps to make sure any questions or concerns we had were answered immediately. He also gave us outstanding advice as we navigated the various options offered by the builder. Selling and buying from 3000 miles away could not have been easier. I was so happy with Jim’s performance; I recommended my Mom use Jim to purchase a home. She had a similar experience and again Jim went above and beyond to help her get settled in her new home. If you ever need to buy or sell, use the best and most experienced in San Diego – “Jim the realtor!”  More Less 

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Response from Jim on 07/03/2014

Thanks for those warm words Mike! Welcome back to town!

 

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