About James

James' experience and building lasting relationships has enabled him to become one of the preeminent Realtors in the Greater Tampa Bay and Gulf Coast market. James has extensive experience in new development, commercial, relocation, and residential properties. All of which shaped his grounded and well crafted ability today.

As a Tampa-native, James is invested in the community, and he keeps a close watch on market conditions for every neighborhood in Tampa Bay. He works closely with his brokerage to provide the support his clients need, giving them the most up-to-date information they need to make informed decisions about their futures.

James attended Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in communications with a minor in advertising. In addition, he obtained his Masters Degree in marketing in 2014.

When James is not working for his clients, he participates in community organizations including the Alzheimers Association, the Moffitt Cancer Center, and the Human Rights Campaign. He is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS, Florida REALTORS, and Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS.

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  • Relocation Specialist
  • Buyers Representative
  • Sellers Representative
  • Beach and Waterfront Specialist
  • International Real Estate Specialist

Buying a house is always intimidating but buying one, in this crazy market, site unseen is very stressful. James helped us buy our house in St. Petersburg, FL while we were living in Indianapolis, IN. James is super knowledgeable about the market in the St. Pete area and he actively made suggestions and recommendations throughout the process. James showed us properties via FaceTime video, drove through unfamiliar neighborhoods to check out the areas to make sure that the area would be the right place for us. James was very professional and responsive throughout the entire process. He made himself available at moments notice, any time. He reached out to the sellers/selling agent to get answers to our questions. He stayed on top of all of the steps once our offer was accepted and worked closely with our lender. Having James on the ground, locally, made this long distance purchase a lot less stressful. We highly recommend him.

- Pascal and Gregory L.

James did an excellent job in a totally crazy market, professional, component and a great advocate! This was not my first home but I'm new to the area and real estate procedures are quite different from what I was used too, James walked me through the local Norms and even noticed things in the final walkthrough that I had missed (like a missing washer and dryer!) Which of course he got on the phone and had back in the property without impacting closing time.

- Nicholas M.

I would recommend James without reservation. While I had visited St. Petersburg before, I really did not know the residential real estate market at all – and had no idea what a difficult and competitive market it was/is. James was an indispensable font of knowledge and provided me with listings that were well tailored for what I was looking for. I was coming from Washington, DC, and was only in St. Petersburg for brief visits, and James was virtually always able to secure viewings for the times I needed. When I couldn’t get down here to view properties, James did video showings. I had to do a lot remotely, but James managed the inspection, coordinated with the lender, did the final walk through with the inspector, monitored the closing and secured the keys to my new home. James even helped me coordinate with a painter and find cleaners and a gardener! More than anything else, James was a delight to work with and always exhibited patience (which I do admit to requiring at times!) and a terrific sense of humor. I do not know how or if I would have gotten through it without him!

- Howard G.

James did a great job. Excellent enthusiasm, communicated very effectively, promptly and professionally. He was very well prepared and knew the properties well. Took the time to guide me through the process.

- Robert O.

James was fantastic. We are going through a difficult time and he was very thoughtful and caring throughout the process. He always kept our best interest in mind, while letting us drive the process. I would highly recommend him as a real estate agent and would go to him again in a minute if the opportunity came up.

- Holly R.

James was on top of it every step of the way. He not only took the time to show me several properties but when I decided on one guided me through the entire purchase process. Because I did a remote closing he also collected the keys for me so I could pick them up when I arrive back in Florida. Highly recommended.

- Matthew G.

James was awesome to work with - very knowledgeable and patient! We were moving into the Tampa area from Colorado. He talked with us before we arrived and had things lined up for showings. In a very short time we found what we needed. Our initial deal fell through and James very quickly helped us find our new/better home. We would recommend him to others and will use him again. Very professional and having him there reduced our stress levels immensely. James was great!

- Brian K.

James is the best Realtor I have ever encountered, and I have purchased several homes. He is polite and courteous; concise and very professional. He is a standard in the industry for which all realtors should aspire. I highly recommend him for any and all transactions and any real estate need!

- Jeff M.

James is the ideal realtor. I only wish I had met him years ago. James knowledge and expertise are paramount. His negotiation skills were witnessed when he sold our home for more than the asking price. Personally as long as James is dealing in real estate, he is the only person I would consider handling my real estate affairs.

- Daniel Grimmel

James was great. Professional and fun at the same time. He showed me the Tampa area and explained the locations and remarked where restaurants, shops, etc. were located. It could not have been a better experience. We have not purchased a home as our home is currently on the market. We look forward to having James be our representative in a purchase.

- Dale Harbort