James has been a licensed real estate professional with a concentration on luxury homes and equestrian properties since 2014. Prior to that, he had a successful 25-year career as the president of a multi-award winning ingredient food brokerage company based in the San Francisco Bay Area and also as a new product marketing consultant, focused in the natural food and nutraceutical industry.
A native Californian, James and his wife Kimberley, originally from Vancouver, BC, decided to move to Texas from their horse estate in the Lake Tahoe area soon after their twins, Milena and Matthew were born. They found the perfect spot to raise their family and put down roots in Argyle after living in Austin for a short time. He is now eager to share his enthusiasm for the area with his clients as a member of the Southlake office of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Raised in the San Francisco suburb of Atherton, where he also resided as an adult for many years, he is comfortable in both urban and rural settings. His family owned and operated a 1,400 - acre cattle ranch in Northern California’s Mendocino County where he learned about ranching alongside his father as a boy and eventually shared management duties as an adult. Splitting time between an urban and rural environment shaped his outlook on life and lifestyle and now he is able to share that unique perspective and appreciation with his children.
He believes that the experience he has garnered from his diverse background as well as from his personal life as a husband and father has been essential to connecting with clients. When not in “business mode”, he enjoys spending time with his family, caring for their two dogs and four horses, playing one of his many guitars, songwriting, cooking, photography, enjoying live music, playing tennis and skiing.
James prides himself on his integrity, work ethic, effective communication and negotiating skills. Throughout his business career, he has always measured his success by the continued relationships that he has retained with his clients, not merely by the number of completed transactions. He also believes that marketing real estate is not only about numbers; it also involves creativity to effectively target the appropriate market segments as well as having the intuition to know the client’s needs; even when they haven’t articulated it.... Less
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