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We are from Southern California. Jim was responsive to our needs and went out of his way to introduce and educate us about the entire Lake Tahoe area. We never felt pressured. Jim spent countless hours showing us numerous properties. Consequently, we found the perfect home for our family.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.2M in Zephyr Cove, NV.
Jim is the Best!
He is a true real estate professional with unlimited local Lake Tahoe knowledge.
His easygoing personality will make your search a very pleasant experience.
Jim patiently helped us find the "perfect home". We wanted a quiet, private, lakeview property. Jim's extensive local knowledge and real estate expertise led us to find our home even before it was listed. His professional, amiable style helped conclude negotiations and closing in a timely manner.
A year after our purchase, he remains our source for all Lake Tahoe information.
We highly recommend Jim for all your real estate needs around Lake Tahoe.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in San Gabriel, CA.
I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Jim several years ago when family members were wanting to buy something in the Tahoe area.
I've been in the Stateline area for the past 6 yrs and always dreamt of "moving up" to a lake view. Last year I scheduled an appointment with Jim and asked him to show me properties within my budget. The very 1st property he showed me I was in awe. We proceeded to view 5 or 6 other properties and I couldn't get the 1st house out of my head.
Jim is very professional, easy-going, not pushy or aggressive and obviously knows the area well having lived up here for over 40 yrs.
Long story short, I made an offer and closed on my dream home with awesome Lakeview! And, Jim was able to sell my smaller home in a matter of weeks!
I totally encourage anyone in the market to give Jim a call.
Thank you Jim for being the exceptional realtor you are!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Zephyr Cove, NV.
Jim's experience up here was obvious when he showed us properties from a variety of areas and could tell us the pros and cons of life in each. We decided on an old log cabin that needed some TLC and Jim got quotes for all the work that would be needed and we used that in the price negotiations. Jim never tried to push us into any particular property nor suggest higher offers in order to keep the seller happy during negotiations. He was always readily available during the sales process and continued to help us after the sale was complete and we had moved in. We appreciated how he helped to make the entire process a pleasant experience for us.
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 in Washington, Sunnyvale, CA.
We bought our house in 2001 with Jim Porter and were impressed with his knowledge of South Lake Tahoe. He was very patient with us and worked around our schedule to find us the right place. We used him again when deciding to sell our home and have kept in touch over the years. We are now looking to purchase another home in S. Lake Tahoe and Jim has again gone above and beyond to help us in our search. He really takes and interest in his clients to make sure the property is the right fit.
Jim helped us purchase our home and guided us through what could have been a difficult process. He listened to our needs and matched us with a property that we couldn't find using traditional internet searches. Even through a bad appraisal and problems with our lender he remained calm and professional. I would definitely call Jim again when I need the services of a realtor in the future.