About James

With Over Two Decades of Experience Selling Luxury Real Estate in Florida, James Represents Clients from All Walks of Life with a Trusted Knowledge and Understanding of the Competitive Real Estate Market.

A Tampa Native, James is a Proud Member of the LGBTQ+ Community and has Represented Many LGBTQ+ Clients Find Their Next Chapters in Tampa Bays Most Desirable Neighborhoods.

His Close Connections with Realtors and Lenders Help Him Find His Clients the Perfect Listings, including Luxury Primary Residences and Condos, New Construction, Relocation, and Investment Properties.

James Graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree Of Arts in Communications and Marketing. In addition, James also Acquired His MBA in Marketing in 2014.

James is Currently on the Grievance Committee for the Greater Tampa Realtors Association. He is also Active in Organizations such as the National Association for REALTORS, the Human Rights Campaign, Moffitt Cancer Center, the Alzheimers Association, Feeding Tampa Bay and Mary Lees House.

When James is not Making Deals Happen, He is at the Gym, Playing Tennis, and Enjoying Some of the Wonderful Restaurants throughout Tampa Bay. He also Loves Visiting Family on Anna Maria Island and Spending Quality Time with his Boston Terrier, George.

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Designations/Certifications:

I am a current member of the National Association of REALTORS, Florida REALTORS, and Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS.

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

James was always very fast to respond to my emails and text messages. He did a phenomenal job in helping me to locate properties that I hadn’t found on my own (which ended up being the one that I purchased), and was always such a delight to work with.

- Jeremy R.

James was in excellent realtor. He was absolutely phenomenal to work with, provided me with so many details about each of the properties we looked at, and also found the condo which ended up being the one I purchased. I highly recommend anyone and everyone use James for your real estate needs. I assure you that you will be in great hands!

- Jeremy R.

James was so helpful and responsive. I live in Michigan and was interested in purchasing a second home in St Pete. I wasn't very familiar with the area or the market when I first contacted James but he helped me focus on the areas that, based on what I shared with him, he felt would best fit my criteria. I was happy to find the house I did in such a competitive market. I could not have done it without his knowledge in the business and the market. I ended up with a great house in exactly the area I was looking for just north of Central Ave and close to many restaurants and other hot spots.

- Brian M.

James is so warm and helpful! He’s extremely responsive and walked us through a lot situations. He also recommended some great industry professionals to work with on other sides of home buying. Thanks so much, James!

- Stacey K.

I happened upon James in an online search and reached out to him based on other reviews. I'm so glad that I did. James lived up to and well beyond those standards. He responded immediately to my inquiries both online and by phone and introduced himself. Once he knew what I was looking for he set up a search and stayed on top of those results. When I went outside those boxes he responded in kind and drove well outside of his farm area to look at various properties that caught my eye that weren't in my online searches. When I finally found the one he aptly negotiated on my behalf and stayed on top of the all the do lists in a very short closing window. I recommend James enthusiastically. Your realtor search ends here!!"

- John M.

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