We first contacted Jim because of the columns he wrote for the Lakewood Sentinel.
Jim was phenomenal through the whole process of selling my Dad's house
Jim Brought Us the Perfect Buyer for Mom & Dad's House
324 Lookout View Drive, Golden
I just wanted to thank you for all your thoughtful and caring work in making my Mom and Dad's home sale such a smooth and speedy process. You found a wonderful couple to take care of the house. I believe they will truly enjoy the home. Take care---- Byron Reider
Jim Smith Worked Long & Hard to Get Our Family Home Sold
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the tremendous job you did of marketing and selling my parents' Golden home. At the time of listing, I knew the home presented some unique challenges to marketing. You rose to those challenges. I believe the consistency and enthusiasm you provided to the marketing of the home was far beyond what would have been expected from the average Realtor. I have never known of a Realtor who held open houses with the frequency that you did. It made me a true believer.
Jim Found Us Our Dream House -- And It Wasn't Even on the Market!
When we were faced with a relocation to Golden from Madison, Wisconsin, we had the great fortune to meet Jim Smith through an acquaintance. At every step of the process Jim gave us excellent service and went far beyond our expectations. We had some experience buying and selling houses, but Jim's detailed knowledge of real estate in Golden and his work ethic truly made a huge difference in our process.
Tonya and Jason Delborne
Worried That Jim Is Working Too Hard...
1925 Foothills Rd.
I used to think that people who made a lot of money were just lucky, but the two people that I know best who have earned a lot, you and one of my cousins, have shown me that it's really determination and smarts that make the most difference. Jan and I are very happy with all of the effort you put forth to sell our house and only worried that you would run yourself ragged! It's also very satisfying to know that you are supporting Habitat, as that's one of the most impressive and successful charities that really makes a difference in people's lives. -- John Lahr
Jim Made the Sale and Purchase Work Perfectly Together
This I know for sure, when you want to sell a house quickly, use Jim Smith. For years I watched some of Mountain Ridge?s houses change hands. I would see neighbors use other real estate agents with no action. The houses just sat waiting for a buyer. Most agents did not have active open houses, or list them in the proper places or market their listings. It was as if putting a sign in the yard and having a listing in multi-list was enough. With Jim, we were geared to have multiple open houses until our house sold. He created a web page with virtual tours, connected us with many national real estate sites, like www.realtor.com. He sent out e-newsletters to his "group" of people and neighbors alike and he continually held our hand. Not many agents can say that they work a listing or that they have Jim's kind of confidence in their approach. Jim knew the closing ratios of other agents, comps and was extremely prepared. So if you are looking for an aggressive agent who really works for you, look no further. His extensive knowledge, efforts and his pleasant smile are what it takes to get the job done. Our house, well it sold the first day on the market.
-- Cheryle Wise, formerly of 447 White Ash Drive, Golden
5630 Youngfield St., Arvada
We hired Jim to sell our house after interviewing three Realtors. All were honest and competent, but Jim's enthusiasm and his willingness to lay out his sales record tipped the scales. He took us that day to view two houses in the neighborhood on the market to give us a sense of what the competition was like. After that, his continuing advertising, his staging consultant's advice on how to change the house for showing and his able handyman's work repairing our fence were all exceptional. Jim also set us up with an excellent buyer's agent in Iowa who helped us find a great home out here. Despite the tight buyer's market, we did get a reasonable offer within a couple of months on the Denver house. In the end, we closed on the very day of our planned to move to Iowa. In all of this, Jim was attentive, gave good advice and handled problems in an honest, professional manner.
Pat and Mike Pavelich
17206 W. 17th Ave.
Jim Smith is a Realtor who enjoys "doing real estate," and his clients benefit. He is knowledgeable and savvy about the latest technology. He is available and he is a great communicator. His communication efforts are visible in his advertising, his web page and his weekly columns, but he is also a good listener, willing to listen to his clients and make changes in response to their input. He marketed our rather unusual house in a sluggish market with patience and skill -- and with success. In addition to selling houses, he is a good source of reference to many service providers in the community, from plumbers to cleaning services. His truck is a great aid for moving and not only does he provide it for all of his buyers and sellers to use, he is generous in loaning it to the community for worthy causes like the Interfaith Hospitality Network, which accommodates homeless families.
Peg MacMorris and Randy Kuehn
1538 Meadowlark Lane
After interviewing three agents, we chose Jim Smith because of his expertise in our neighborhood, his honesty and his responsiveness. Jim answered our initial call while he was on vacation! He immediately called us when he returned home and always answered phone calls and e-mails right away. His communication style is straight forward. Jim charges a Realtor fee that is very competitive with his peers. Another perk Jim offers, that saved us lots of money, is the free use of moving boxes and his moving truck. We hired two movers Jim works with and were moved in a day. It was incredible and very cost effective!
As far as pricing our house, Jim was very detail oriented in analyzing comparables in the area, the economy, etc. He helped us choose a price we all felt good about and that met all our goals. As it turned out, it was perfect!
Most importantly, our house sold in one day for full asking price. Jim had given us several suggestions of things to do to get the house ready to sell. He also gave us names of people who could do those things. Jim has an incredible network of contacts! Jim also works with a home stager if the client is interested. We took Jim's advice, fixed the things he suggested and sold the house to the first buyer. Jim had also done a virtual tour and flier on the house that were incredible. They were very well done and showed the house off beautifully. In this process he made sure to gain our approval before publishing anything and happily took our input.
Since our house sold so quickly, we then had to find a house to move into quickly. Jim took time the whole next week to take us to homes and help us find a great house! We were able to close on both houses the same day! Jim made the whole process easy and understandable.
Some of our success was being in the right place at the right time, but without Jim's skill, the right place might not have sold (price too high, things needing to be fixed, etc) at the right time and for full price.
Jim works in real estate with great integrity. Several times he said he would do XYZ because that was the right thing to do or because he wanted to be honest with someone. That is a rare characteristic in such a competitive field, and in business in general.
We would highly recommend Jim - he knows what he is doing and is committed to his clients whole heartedly.
Carrie & Lane Oltmanns