I had the unique challenge of searching for a new home in San Diego, CA while still stationed overseas, literally on the other side of the dateline at Guam. So I needed a good agent who was intimately familiar with the area I was interested in and had the patience of working with a client who did not have the luxury of personally viewing each and every property that became available. Jim was an all-star and delivered big time. It was a six month process but I got the home I was looking at the area I was interested in. Jim was innovative and sincere. He personally viewed properties that he felt fit my taste and provided prompt honest feedback every time. As an example, one property early on our search became available and had the view, size, location, and was within budget. It looked very appealing online but my work schedule prohibited me from flying to California to view it. He viewed it for me during its first showing weekend and was sincerely honest in his opinion. The home was perfect except that he felt it had a foundation issues or had the serious potential of having major foundation issues in the future. His description were specific enough to reassure me that he was not only knowledgeable in the business but also had eye for finding blemishes within a home. That was all I needed to hear from him and we continued our search. The properties which which he felt were really ideal for me he made videos for me to view (some had funny narratives). I got a good feel of the home while viewing his videos from halfway around the world. Although it was a gruelling exhaustive search through that late spring and summer, I never felt the Jim rushed me into any decision. His patience persevered as he was open to do whatever legwork was necessary to find a home that was best for me. We made a few offers and during that process I also got a good sense of Jim's attention to detail. He walked me through every portion of the offer sheets in great detail and also on the counter offers we received. Ultimately we found the perfect home but ran into a timing issue with the seller. They were not ready to move out by the time I was transferring to San Diego. Again Jim delivered as he crafted up a rent provision in the offer. In the end, I got the home I wanted and have been thoroughly satisfied with the whole experience thanks mainly to Jim!