Jim became a licensed REALTOR® in 1993, and has been successfully helping buyers and sellers of residential real estate on Vancouver Island for over 20 years. He has been a fixture in the Nanaimo community for 23 years, and he and his wife Cathie proudly raised their family here. After working with Coast Realty for over 20 years, Jim his business partner, Catherine McCull, recently made the switch to 460 Realty.
Jim brings his clients a diverse range of knowledge and experience. Prior to entering the world of real estate, he held positions as both a homebuilder and finance manager. He also gained a vast amount of political knowledge, serving as a Director for the BC Liberal Party from 1999–2012.
His passion for politics and real estate is evident, as Jim quickly rose through the ranks of the industry. In 2006, he was named Realtor of the Year, and he was also elected as a Director on the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB). He held a seat on the board from 2006–2012, culminating with a one-year term as President in 2011. In 2012, Jim was elected to the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) board of directors, and is still an active director today. He was also an integral member of the Government Relations committees for VIREB and BCREA from 2000–2008.
Jim believes that his wealth of industry experience and his community connections have played an integral role in determining his success. He continually adheres to the highest standards of professionalism, and is always striving to find new ways to deliver the utmost level of service to his clients. His expertise will help to take all the guesswork out of the home buying and selling process, making it as stress-free as possible.