Profile picture for Jim Klinge

Jim Klinge

Zillow All Star

The All-Star badge is given to top contributors of the Zillow community. These are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content. The more and better the contributions, the more likely an award will be granted. Users' contributions can be seen in their profiles.

Premier Agent

45 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

R. E. Broker (31 years experience)

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

Ratings & Reviews

I was a reader of Jim's "Bubbleinfo" blog for a year before we listed our house with him. It is rare to find a realtor blog with useful local content, instead of cut-and-paste from national sites. Working with Jim, Kayla, and Donna was a breeze, because they are organized and prepared. Calls and emails were always returned quickly. The listing focused on the best features of our house, and Jim's photographer did a fabulous job. We accepted the best of 3 offers a couple of days after hitting the MLS. Jim kept in close touch throughout the escrow process, and there were no hitches. We highly recommend Jim Klinge!

  

07/25/2015 - knsommers1
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $800K in Tierrasanta, San Diego, CA.

I was a reader of Jim's "Bubbleinfo" blog for a year before we listed our house with him. It is rare to find a realtor blog with useful local content, instead of cut-and-paste from national sites. Working with Jim, Kayla, and Donna was a breeze, because they are organized and prepared. Calls and emails were always returned quickly. The listing focused on the best features of our house, and Jim's photographer did a fabulous job. We accepted the best of 3 offers a couple of days after hitting the MLS. Jim kept in close touch throughout the escrow process, and there were no hitches. We highly recommend Jim Klinge!

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
Response from Jim

 

  

07/16/2015 - mgmyers0
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.575M in Solana Beach, CA.

We have used Klinge Realty to buy one house and sell another. We have also recommended Jim and his staff to friends of ours. Jim is a no-nonsense guy who will give honest opinions, has a ton of experience and understands the local real estate market better than most anyone. He listens to his clients and does his best to meet their needs. He is by far the best realtor we have worked with and recommend him unconditionally. He also has a terrific sense of humor which is really valuable when you're dealing with buyers, sellers and other realtors ;-)

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
Response from Jim

 

  

07/16/2015 - user52103611
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.575M in Solana Beach, CA.

We have used Klinge Realty to buy one house and sell another. We have also recommended Jim and his staff to friends of ours. Jim is a no-nonsense guy who will give honest opinions, has a ton of experience and understands the local real estate market better than most anyone. He listens to his clients and does his best to meet their needs. He is by far the best realtor we have worked with and recommend him unconditionally. He also has a terrific sense of humor which is really valuable when you're dealing with buyers, sellers and other realtors ;-)

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
Response from Jim

 

  

07/16/2015 - rthiessen
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $350K in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA.

I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my condo sale. Jim's a true professional - he knows the local market and kept my expectations realistic and the deal on track. I'll definitely ask him to handle my next real estate transaction.

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
Response from Jim

 

  

07/16/2015 - gagenhghhps
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $650K in Oceanside, CA.

Jim Klinge is a superior real estate professional. His experience in the Coastal Oceanside area is extensive, and his ability to attract reputable, qualified buyers is remarkable. Our escrow was a short 30 days, and during this time we faced some hurdles. Jim operated not only as our realtor, but as an encourager and friend, and we attribute a seamless out of state move largely to his premier practices. We highly recommend Jim Klinge to those seeking to work with an experienced, noble, real estate professional.

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
Response from Jim

 

  

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.

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
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!

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
Response from Jim

 

  

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!”

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
Response from Jim on 07/03/2014

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

 

  

03/23/2014 - mentatchris
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $525K in San Marcos, CA.

Most people now think – Who even needs a Realtor? With all the internet sites now available, it’s easy to find listings and get market pricing. I’m good at finding things on the ‘net, and the last thing I need is someone sending me listings and rushing me to make a purchase. I can do it all myself.”

I used to agree with this view, before I met and started working with Jim Klinge. Jim has sold 2 houses for me, and helped me buy a third over a period of 10 years. I recommend him 100%, and have referred him to a number of friends and family. You’re going to be paying the same commission to any Realtor you work with, so the best thing you can do is get the very best Realtor in the market to help you. In north San Diego County, Jim Klinge is that guy.

If you are buying, here’s what Jim and his team bring to the table – honesty, expertise in the north San Diego market, expertise in negotiation. If you fall in love with a house, he’ll make sure you get it. And he won’t try to talk you into something you don’t like, or encourage you to overpay. He’ll make sure you have quality inspectors check things out, so you won’t buy a lemon.

Once you've purchased, Jim knows the people who can help you make your new home the way you want it to be. I've personally used his referrals for contractors, painters, flooring, and plumbing, and have been 100% satisfied. His relationships with these companies and contractors have existed for decades, so you can be sure that the people doing the work are going to make sure you are satisfied. (Pricing was discounted as well, but the key thing is the reliability and quality of the work)

If you are selling, here’s what you’ll get – expert pricing, top quality staging, digital marketing and referrals, contract negotiation, and most importantly, someone in house (his wife Donna) who makes sure all the Is are dotted and Ts are crossed. Jim has sold two of my houses, and in both cases, went above and beyond to make sure nothing funky happened at the end of the deal. As a seller, it’s a hell of a long time from an accepted offer to the close of escrow, and the process can be trying. Donna makes sure everything is in order, and the deal closes on time. Not only do you get the outcome you want (sold house for a fair price), but the experience itself is as good as can be expected. Selling your home is stressful, and you want someone there you can trust to help you thru it. I've twice opted to work with Jim, and if I choose to sell again, I wouldn't think of working with anyone else.

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
Response from Jim

 

  

02/08/2014 - yogaguy50
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $750K in Oceanside, CA.

Upon the death of our mother I invited Jim came out to her house In Oceanside and give us his thoughts on the selling her home. He gave us a accurate selling price right then and that day he was out with his camera and video camera taking pictures to put on his Internet blog and YouTube.(A great selling tool)

He sent it to a prospective buyer that night and the next day it was sold in 24 hrs!! $20,000 above asking price too. The rest of team then went to work Donna Klinge did a masterful job of the contracts and guiding us through the escrow process and we closed escrow within 21 days, The phone and email communications between us was immediate and all questions were answered promptly and professionally. The repair contractors needed for a few small items were prompt and professional and all appointments were set up through Donna which I appreciated..

Throughout the process of selling our mothers home during such emotionally challenging personal times for our family I felt like I was working with a family member who really cared about us and not a large corporate company who I would never hear from again.

Jim and Donna Klinge and the entire team of Klinge Realty were excellent I would give them 6 Stars if I could.

Profile picture for Jim Klinge
Response from Jim