Jim Forbes Real Estate LLC
Jim Forbes and Jim Forbes Real Estate, LLC provide personalized customer service to a limited number of buyers and sellers. In contrast, most agents try to get as many buyers and sellers as possible, relying on the theory that a percentage of their prospects will buy in The Villages. With a large number of clients, those agents have a limited amount of time to spend with each client.
Take a look at other real estate websites. The first thing you see is a search box for homes. The Villages is too complex of a community to start looking for a home immediately. You need to understand the dynamics of The Villages before you start your search. Jim and his website, Jim Forbes Real Estate, LLC, are here to help you understand and develop a plan to buy the right home in The Villages.
Jim has always limited his number of clients to give them the time and services they need. He considers it a personal failure if he cannot put a buyer in a home that they love or cannot sell a home for a seller at a reasonable price and within their guidelines of when they would like to sell. That is why most of Jim’s clients have become close friends over the years.
The logo of Jim Forbes Real Estate, LLC is a compass rose. That is because you are the Captain of this journey, and Jim is the Navigator who will guide you to that new home.
Jim’s professional qualifications far exceed that of most Real Estate Agents or Realtors. Jim has been a Florida Real Estate Agent since 2004. In 2013, Jim earned the CCIM designation for commercial real estate agents, equivalent to an advanced degree in Real Estate. The CCIM designation represents many facets of training and testing in real estate principles, theories, and practical applications. Before his real estate career, he was a Certified Public Accountant for 27 years. This training, education, and experience provide him with a foundation that few real estate professionals have because he understands a real estate transaction’s complex financial and legal facets.
Jim’s qualifications are as follows:
- Real Estate Licensee – (Florida) 2004-current
- Realtor, Broker, and Owner of Jim Forbes Real Estate, LLC 2018-current
- Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) 2013-2019
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Florida – 27 years 1982-2009
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP) – 14 years 1995-2009
- U.S. Navy Submariner Service – Honorable Discharge Lieutenant 1969-1973
- BS Degree in Accounting & Financial Management – Cum Laude 1981
5 Minutes of Fame. U.S. Monopoly Champion 1984-1987 and placed 7th in the World Monopoly Tournament in 1985.
I wish I could say my golf accomplishments were as stellar as the rest of my accomplishments, but sadly, at seventy-six years young, I will have to be happy shooting in the very high nineties. As far as knowing the courses in The Villages alone, there are 13 Championship courses, with some of them having 27 holes. Then you have 41 Executive courses. There are also two championship courses that will be opening in the next couple of years. We will discuss the pros and cons of the various. Courses, but to be honest, I have yet to play one that would be considered to be tournament-quality.
I look forward to working with you, the Buyer, in your search for a new home or you, the Seller, listing your home and getting it sold.