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James W. Longstreth Jr.

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  • Historic Kenwood
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Premier Agent

Real estate agent (14 years experience)

12 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Commercial R.E.

Ratings & Reviews

 

  
 

12/11/2014 - mikescallahan
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Historic Kenwood, Saint Petersburg, FL.

I travel for work and couldn't have asked for a better agent. Jim provided excellent guidance during the process, and kept me informed the entire time. In addition to showings, he orchestrated the staging of my home, met with inspectors, appraisers and contractors during the process. There is no way I could have organized these things being away for work. I chose Jim because of his extensive knowledge and experience within Kenwood, and it paid off! Thanks Jim!

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10/08/2014 - RachelMoran
Sold a home in 2014.

Jim got the job done quickly and with minimal effort on my part -- exactly what I was hoping for. Listen to his advice and let him do his thing. He knows what's up in St. Pete and has a strong local network. :)

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09/09/2014 - keywestphil7
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Historic Kenwood, Saint Petersburg, FL.

Over a year ago, while we were doing drive-bys and investigating Kenwood as a possible place to live, Jim approached us and asked if he could help. Boy did he help! Over the next several months we came back to St Petersburg several times searching for exactly what we wanted in a home. During that time Jim clearly focused on our interests and vetted the homes that he presented to us. We were so picky we were starting to feel like the clients from hell but Jim persevered and found our house before anyone even knew that it was for sale! Along with his great local knowledge that ended in this successful purchase he also showed himself to be a willing friend in this process, inviting us to his home for a BBQ fest along with his family and neighborhood friends. Looking to buy, or sell, in St Petersburg? A simple recommendation – call Jim!!

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Response from James W. on 09/12/2014

Thank you Phil and Margaret! It was a challenge but glad to call you a Kenwoodian and neighbor. Sincerely, Jim

 

  

07/30/2014 - user2262914
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Historic Kenwood, Saint Petersburg, FL.

Jim knows Kenwood, so he is a good choice if you wish to buy or sell. Friends purchased through him, and are very happy. He handled the sale of our property and it was quick and easy.

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01/24/2014 - lindsey27
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Historic Kenwood, Saint Petersburg, FL.

Jim was amazing, we lived more than an hour away from our property and he was so much more than a realtor, he helped facilitate the construction work and updates on our house, got us asking price and worked diligently through closing.

Jim is the man to have on your side when selling or buying a home; don't even think twice about the realtor from your brother-in-law's pool team.

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Response from James W. on 01/24/2014

Thank you for this review. It was a pleasure to work with you both. I can't wait to see what the final product will look like. Welcome to Historic Kenwood.

 

  

12/23/2013 - ShawnTuckett
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Euclid-St Pauls, Saint Petersburg, FL.

My wife and I wanted to buy a historic home near downtown St. Petersburg and we were so lucky to find Jim. Jim was able to quickly understand our needs and wants; he proceeded to send us many home options, often before they were even on the market. He was a perfect realtor in that sense; he was able to show us houses that we would have never found otherwise. He also walked us thru over 20+ houses until we found just the right one.

It also wasn't uncommon to receive late night emails from Jim. His schedule was always based around what worked best for us which was great as well.

Once we found the home we wanted, Jim took us step by step thru the closing process. He explained each step and made sure we were comfortable before moving on. When we were faced with the need for some negotiation with the sellers, Jim advocated for us and got us what we wanted.

We were extremely pleased to have Jim as our realtor and I would recommend him strongly.

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Response from James W. on 12/29/2013

Thank you Shawn and Angie for this review. It was a pleasure working with first time home buyers like yourselves. It brings me joy to see the excitement of a couple making their 2nd largest decision together. The first one saying "I DO". Can't wait to see the final look soon.

 

  

12/20/2013 - vermontsoul
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Historic Kenwood, Saint Petersburg, FL.

I just sold my home of 18 years and Jim was my agent as the seller, as well as the agent for the buyers. I also almost bought another home at the same time, as I was trying to coordinate the closing dates, and though I ultimately decided to opt out of buying that particular home, I went through the search process, the inspections and appraisal, and the loan approval process before opting out toward the end of the inspection period, so I have experienced Jim from the perspective of both a seller and a buyer. Jim is extremely knowledgeable about the local market and about every aspect of selling and buying a home. He can advise you about everything you need to know and, what really impresses me about him, too, is that he knows all the best people and companies to recommend for the process, such as who to use for your loan, your inspections, your title company, etc. I was very positively impressed with each and every person and company I used based on Jim’s recommendations. Jim knows his stuff and is willing to hold your hand through the process, which was important to me as a first-time seller, because I had never gone through selling a house before and I didn’t have a clue about anything, basically. It was very emotional and stressful, yet having a great agent like Jim made it as smooth and supported of an experience as it possibly could have been. Real estate is his business, yet I also feel he really cares about his clients and the community. He wants what is best for both and works hard to ensure that it happens. I will be buying another home in the near future and will definitely be using Jim and his hard-working, seemingly tireless associate, Tara Webster, as my buyer’s agents. They take what can be a very stressful experience and make it less so, as through it all you know you have the best possible team looking out for you and advising you every step of the way.

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Response from James W. on 12/29/2013

Thank you Edna for the wonderful review. Looking forward to finding you the perfect home in the near future. Hope to have you as a customer for life!

 

  

09/25/2013 - user0881023
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Meadowlawn, Saint Petersburg, FL.

JIM AND I SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT HOME. WE WERE LOOKING WHEN THE AVAILABILTIY OF HOMES WAS DECREASING AND PRICES INCREASING. SO IT WAS NOT AN EASY TIME. BUT THROUGH JIM'S LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND MASTERFUL NEGOTIATION SKILLS WE FOUND THE PERFECT HOME AT A GREAT PRICE. I WOULD RECOMMEND JIM TO ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT HOME AT THE RIGHT PRICE. RICH

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09/25/2013 - kmartens6
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Historic Kenwood, Saint Petersburg, FL.

Jim was referred to us as 'someone who knows Kenwood' and proved beyond doubt that he does! We contacted Jim to help us purchase a home in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood area and initially began working with him through the dedicated web page that he set up for us to look at listings. He listened to us and was able to hone in on what we wanted and what were priorities for us.This helped immensely in narrowing down what we would look at when in FL. Being from out-of-state, he was flexible in working with us and showing us properties in the short time we were in St Pete. He not only sold us a house, he sold us on St Pete! It is great knowing a realtor like Jim but even better having Jim as a neighbor and friend! Thanks JIm!!

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09/25/2013 - user14760603
Sold a home in 2013.

Jim helped us both buy (in 2011) and sell (in 2013 when we had to move for work) our house in Gulfport. He helped us through every step of the way and we weren't easy sometimes, I'm sure! As I told him in an email once, we felt like Jim was not just our real estate agent, but also our advocate. He helped us through the whole process of buying and selling with our best interest always in mind. I would recommend him without hesitation. On both the purchase and the sale, we were closed in just about a month, which is super fast.

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Response from James W. on 09/26/2013

Thank you both for the opportunity helping you Buy and Sell this rough diamond and making it a beautiful home. Wish the best for the family as you move forward in your endeavors.