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Jim Swanson

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Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
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We were first time home buyers and Jim madE the experience easy and wonderful! He was always available to answer the millions of questions we had and was very patient with us! We felt as if we were working with a good friend as well as an extremely knowledgeable agent. He went above and beyond our expectations!

  

04/22/2015 - cherie burchfield
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Bonney Lake, WA.

We were first time home buyers and Jim madE the experience easy and wonderful! He was always available to answer the millions of questions we had and was very patient with us! We felt as if we were working with a good friend as well as an extremely knowledgeable agent. He went above and beyond our expectations!

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Response from Jim on 04/23/2015

It was such a pleasure to help Cherie and Andrew get into their first home, and a super nice one at that. Thanks so much for including me in this endeavor.

 

  

04/15/2015 - morenoclan
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $50K in Central, Tacoma, WA.

Jim was a fabulous agent! He was extremely professional, quick to respond to all of my questions and needs and a very strong advocate for my house purchase. Do not hesitate to call or email Jim. It will be your first great decision in your home buying or selling needs. He is an all around great Realtor!

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02/26/2015 - hmjr22
Sold a home in 2015 in Midland, WA 98445.

My experience with Jim when buying and selling my house was GREAT! He was very responsive and used docusign for the majority if not all of the documents making it very convenient to sign anywhere; even from my phone. He truly cared about my families needs throughout the entire process. I would have zero reservations seeking his help or recommending him to my family and friends. In fact, I messaged him on FB when it was time to sell. Overall the experience was an A+

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Response from Jim on 03/03/2015

Thank you Henry. The kind words are much appreciated, and I truly enjoyed working with you when you moved to Tacoma. When the time came to sell, I was thankful for the opportunity to help and was very happy things turned out so well. Thanks again, and keep in touch. See you on FB!

 

  

02/26/2015 - rafael laviera
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Tacoma, WA.

“It gives me great pleasure to write from the office of our new home Tacoma, WA.” We knew from the minute we met Jim Swanson, that we had the right representative to help us purchase the perfect home. The level of professionalism and personal commitment Jim Swanson brought to us was and continues to be truly impressive. Jim was always available evenings and weekends despite his commitment with other costumers. Whenever we wanted to look at a house, he never turned us down. It was a pleasure to go through the buying process with someone who is so exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, and personable. Jim understood our needs and helped us achieve our dream of owning an adorable home in a desirable location. Jim Swanson has a very positive approach, and unflagging good humor. We highly recommend Jim Swanson to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a property. “Jim Swanson, You were integral to our journey! My gratitude is BIG. You are everything I was counting on as a Realtor, AND a wonderful person. Your dedication and skills are an inspiration.”

“First rate! FIVE STARS!”

Rafael Laviera / Tacoma, WA.

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Response from Jim on 03/03/2015

Rafael. You and your bride were a pleasure to work with and I am so happy that you are finding your home so perfect. It is always a journey with first time buyers and you showed true strength in some trying times. Blessings my friend.

 

  

10/24/2014 - Shane Weaver
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Bothell, WA.

Jim is the best! He has helped us purchase two homes and sell one. He is the nicest guy and is super knowledgeable, easy to work with, and is totally straight forward. That last detail is my favorite. He kept us up to date during every step of the process and never "sugar coated" anything. Jim's great personality has built up our trust in him. He gave solid advice, based on his years of experience, but never tried to push us into doing anything we weren't comfortable with.

Jim has been such a help to our family and has become a real family friend too. I can't imagine using anyone else!

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07/15/2014 - zuser20140415210715430
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in South Tacoma, Tacoma, WA.

I kept thinking this can't be true, theses reviews have to be fake, no one has that many positive reviews. Well the reviews are spot on. The guy walks on water. Yep, I said it.

Jim knows what he's doing and you would be smart to listen. You ask questions and he answers. He doesn't push or pressure, he just gives advice and information. He lets you make the right choice for you. Jim went to bat for us, we were green first time home buyers. We lucked out with him. With several friends that have bought homes in the past few years not one of them would recommend their realtor. They simply said we could do better; well there is no one better then Jim. We love our house and can't wait till we can give his name to a friend and say "This is the guy, he knows what he's doing. Give Jim a call." Jim you rocked our world. Thanks Ty and Jason.

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03/25/2014 - Tiffany Arns
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Eastside-ENACT, Tacoma, WA.

Jim helped with our family's move from Colorado to Washington and was a big big help despite multiple obstacles and delays. Excellent with communication the entire time and even did video tours of houses for us until we came to Washington. In the end, we got an amazing house with all the features we wanted!

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03/14/2014 - Kendra Blythin
Did not respond to my inquiry in West End, Tacoma, WA 98406.

I contacted Jim through Zillow, and he quickly emailed me back, which I appreciated. We spoke on the phone, and then he emailed contact information. I let him know what I was shopping for, and that I was getting pre-approved.

Two days later, I hadn't heard from him again, so I emailed. He responded, saying he would set up an MLS search for me and we'd get started. And then I never heard from him again!

It's been weeks without an email or call, I found another real estate agent to work with, and I am surprised at the lack of professionalism that Jim Swanson displayed with me.

I am happy with the agent I'm working with now, and thankfully there are plenty of wonderful professionals to work with in this area.

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Response from Jim on 03/17/2014

This is definitely an oversight by me. I was under the impression Kendra was working on the loan end after some things had changed. If the perception was that she was waiting for me then I blew it. This is not my normal outcome, and I do apologize for the misunderstanding, and wish Kendra all the best.

 

  

02/17/2014 - uvvault
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Federal Way, WA.

Jim thrives on getting to know you, your home, your family and your needs. We felt very comfortable working with Jim a representative of Windermere Real Estate, they should be very proud to have him on their staff. He at all times demonstrated courtesy and professionalism throughout our process of the selling of our home and the buying of our new home. His knowledge of Real Estate was impressive and extremely beneficial and we appreciated him to the fullest ! As a seller/buyer of a home recently, we would highly recommend Jim Swanson and Windermere Real Estate to our friends and to all others considering selling or buying of a home. We found a new friend in "Jim" who is a very kind and trustworthy person, My wife and I truly consider him as part of our family and hopefully a life long friend !

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02/02/2014 - one possibilitarian
Showed home in 2014 in Gig Harbor, WA.

Jim is an easy going, friendly, "not pushy", knowledgeable agent. When we started this process, of finding a new home in a new state, he was the first agent to call me back. I had expressed interest on-line for several homes, with several different agents, and got no response. He called me on a sunday afternoon, on his way to the Seattle Seahawks game, to touch base with me. It has been like having a good friend guide us through this process. We are very satisfied.

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