James Callas is the BEST, without a doubt. I was a first time home buyer and very nervous about the process. We finally found a cottage-style house that I LOVED, and James went to work so thoroughly and attentively that I was truly overwhelmed. Due to uncanny circumstances, however, I was unable to buy my dream house. due to no fault of James or myself. Here is what happened. I want you to know this because I believe it shows just what a good person James Callas is! After much research, discussion, prayer, and finally courage, I made the offer on the house. Strangely, when the buyer received my reasonable offer, instead of countering my offer, he actually went up on the original price (and it was way beyond what I could afford). James and I were astounded and disappointed, but it turned out for the best. Shortly after the bad news about my dream house, my father died and instead of buying a home of my own, I had to move in with my mother because she is handicapped and needs my help now. My dream of owning a little cottage of my own will have to be put "on hold." What is important about this story is that James completely understood my situation. Even after he knew that I could not buy a house at this time, he continued to call and encourage me and my mother during our time of grief. In effect, James did all that work for me and did not get the benefit of his percentage of selling the house. Yet, he continued to call and check on us and support us through our grief about my father. That's James Callas! His kindness and understanding nature go way beyond "strictly business." He really cares about people. . James and I had worked closely on the house I had chosen. Obviously the buyer really didn't want to sell the little house. At the time I was very disappointed because James had found me the perfect house, but what I did not realize is that my father would die shortly after this and if I had bought the house I would have been in a difficult situation because I needed to move in permanently with my mother. With God looking out for me and James as my realtor, all things worked out well. James is a dedicated agent who puts the buyer's needs first. It is extremely important to him that the buyer is always informed, updated, and comfortable with the transactions at hand. James is also a wonderful teacher. Because I knew relatively nothing about buying a house ( I did not even understand the terms nor how to negotiate), James walked me through this whole process step by step, and I must admit it took a great deal of patience to teach me this complicated business! He was prompt and stayed in touch with me everyday during my search and continued this attentiveness and willingness to answer my questions thoroughly when we finally made an offer on a house. He guided me through all my fears and uncertainties about buying the house and never made me feel that my input was unimportant. He and his wife are a wonderful team. If you are looking for trustworthy, friendly, patient, understanding, and honest people, Call James Callas and his wife Ann. They are truly GOOD PEOPLE with your best interest at heart. I cannot say enough good things about James Callas and his wife! They are the kind of people with whom you want to be good friends! They are fun to be with and professional at all times. They made my experience a good one and if I ever have other real estate needs, I will certainly contact them again. I recommend James Callas and his company highly; in fact if there is a higher recommendation than that, I would put him at the very top. He is an extremely knowledgeable real estate agent. He did extensive research about the properties I was interested in, and he directed me to honest people who could answer my questions if he could not answer them. I trust him completely. You just can't go wrong with James as your realtor! Best wishes to James and Ann! Sincerely, Debbie H.