James Laden

James Laden

Realtor® | DRE # 01788981
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★★★★★
"James is awesome. He is easy to work with, thoughtful, responsive, and detail-oriented. James was patient and proactive in helping us find and close on the perfect house. I highly recommend James Laden!" Keala G.

★★★★★
"I used James as my realtor and highly recommend him. His knowledge and experience saved us a lot of money. Especially in the crazy real estate market of the Bay Area. My wife had been looking for a house and found the one she really wanted. Unfortunately, someone put a bid in right before we did. James suggested we do not go into a bidding war and to put in a "secondary" offer as he felt the other offer would not go through. Well the other buyers did not work out and our lower-priced secondary offer was accepted before it went back on the market. James also told us he thought the house was overpriced for the area. He said if it appraised lower from what we offered we would go back to the bargaining table. Well once again he was right, so we went and offered less again due to appraisal. He suggested we do offer something over the appraisal to "get" the house. We did and it was accepted and we still got the house for a lot less than our first original offer!! Great job James, did I also mention this was a V.A. loan which sometimes can be harder to work with. Not only did James work with this kind of loan he also worked directly with our loan officer to make our loan and home buying go smoothly. During this process which can be stressful, James was level headed, professional, and made sure we got the house of our dreams" Joseph L.

★★★★★
"We moved next to James 5 years ago. During that time my husband was laid off for two years. Money was tight, savings gone and living on only my income. Times were tight and we tried for 8 months to get a Loan Modification sending in mounds of paperwork to who-knows-where. Nothing was happening, behind in payments and about to lose our house to foreclosure. I mentioned this all to James. He immediately got a business card from a lawyer who handles this type of situation. Within 3 months after our initial visit with this lawyer our monthly payments went from $2898 to $1278 per month at 2% for the next 5 years!! We were ecstatic with the news. My husband is still unemployed but we are still in the house thanks to James' knowledge and help and enjoying life right now. I can't think of anyone else who we would want to sell our house except for James. He is so knowledgeable and professional." Frederick C.

About James
A native of Santa Clara, I’ve lived in the Bay Area my entire life; this uniquely positions me to assist clients when they are looking to sell or buy a home – or – refinance their existing mortgage. Simply put – I know the area like the back of my hand and can easily offer valuable advice on specifics of just about any geography.

My desire to assist friends and family stems from my own commitment to have a high-quality of life – this is reflected in my past roles specializing in the fitness and nutrition areas where I was actually a small business owner of Vita Sport. Formerly a personal trainer, I easily fit the mold of a consultative real estate professional -- working hard for my clients and taking great satisfaction when I’m able to help them realize their goals.

My sales experience in real estate ranges from small condos, multi-million dollar properties and more recently, deeply involved in several short sales as well as REO transactions.

I attended Santa Clara High School and Foothill College. I currently reside in downtown San Jose with my wife, Becky and our three amazing children.

I possess a noteworthy track record of delivering results, which is why clients refer friends and family to me regarding their real estate needs. Having an agent that is not only committed to helping in the buying or selling process, but that has a sophisticated understanding of each step makes all the difference in the world.

There’s not much that is more exhilarating to me than the rewarding feeling I receive from helping people reach their goals and be by their side in perhaps the largest financial decision that person may make in their lifetime. You can count on me to always do what’s in your best interest. Being honest, trustworthy and educated in the real estate market is only half of the recipe. I have a full understanding of what it means to find your dream home or to identify the best offer for your property.

Now’s the time to set your worries aside and put your trust in a seasoned professional that will guide you through every and anything pertaining to your real estate needs. Please feel free let me guide you every step of the way by calling or e-mailing me to set up an appointment today.