James is a Founding Director of Realogics / Sotheby's International Real Estate in Downtown Seattle. James brings with him over 15 years of real estate experience. He founded the Stroupe Group in 1996 and has developed a team of specialized and dedicated urban real estate experts. Previously an architect, he brings a unique perspective to clients with a deep knowledge of the construction industry. He was an Assistant Manager of a highly successful real estate office, and was instrumental in helping to run the office as well as assisting agents in their own success. He also has been a past Member of the Standards of Practice Committee, which set ethics standards above and beyond what is required by law. James is a current member of the Grievance Committee for the Seattle King County Association of Realtors, which is a committee for resolving disputes and complaints on real estate agents. He has also taught classes in real estate for advance training for agents to excel in the industry. He prides himself on keeping ahead of trends and upcoming influences in the market by attending many seminars, classes, & conventions throughout the year to stay abreast of marketing, law, and technology.
Meeting client's needs above and beyond their expectations is the foundation of Jim's success. His objective is to educate clients so that they can make informed decisions and not be pressured by aggressive selling. It may take more effort, but by giving this level of service, he has developed a strong reputation from both the public and fellow agents. James strives to make the process of buying or selling as professional and stress-free as possible. His strong communication skills, as well as sincere desire to provide clients with the highest level of professional integrity are attributes buyers, sellers and investors can rely on. This has always resulted in a strong referral business from past clients.
Clients deserve a dedicated, conscientious and energetic agent to represent them. The urban market is ever changing. As such, an agent who specializes and understands the trends and specific pros and cons of each neighborhood and building is vital for assisting clients to make informed decisions. This knowledge is what James offers clients. James performance as your agent is guaranteed. His personal guarantee is as follows:
"If for any reason you become dissatisfied with my service, I will unconditionally release you from our agreement upon your request"
The realtor you choose will make a difference in successfully closing on your property.