Jim Somerville

Jim Somerville

Broker | DRE# 01368907
Experience

Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Business Administration and Management, General

Foothill Community College


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"“Jim sets an incredibly high bar for what it means to be a real estate agent. The level of service, personal attention and dedicated commitment to our needs that we saw from Jim stands far above any other agent we have worked with. Jim has a wealth of experience and an established local network.  From finding the right property, to negotiating the purchase and conducting diligence, Jim was there for us. When we left for vacation, he was there to help with the closing process, find and interview contractors and do the final inspections. Even after the Closing, he is still helping us sort through our remodeling project. Cannot endorse him highly enough”!Touraj Parang – Carmel Valley, Ca

★★★★★
"“Jim met all of our expectations and was very involved during the process. He answered all our questions and concerns and made sure we were 100%comfortable moving forward during every step of the process. He had a family emergency and was out of town for two weeks, and he maintained daily contact  with us and the sellers to ensure that everything went smoothly and we were not left in the dark with unanswered questions. I would definitely recommend Jim and his services and will be using him if we decide to sell”.Jordan Murdock –Royal Oaks, Ca

★★★★★
"“ Jim has been my trusted Realtor for over 5 years. We have purchased and sold multiple properties with Jim in Pebble Beach and Carmel”. When coming to Pebble Beach for the first time I thought what a beautiful place to be. Jim was very patient in working with us on our first purchase, it took several months to conclude and Jim was there every step of the way. As we became for familiar with the area the transactions became much easier and with Jim “on the ground” on the Monterey Peninsula he was able to give us his valuable opinion so we could make important decisions”.Kun Wang – Beijing, China

★★★★★
"“ We appreciated Jim’s skill set in marketing our property and giving us valued input throughout the negotiation process. He is a very good listener and understood where our values were while negotiating the best deal for us. Being a professor of engineering I know how important it is to understand the details. Jim has a thorough understanding of the details in selling real estate, he did a fantastic job with the marketing and contractual negotiations; my wife and I both recommend Jim to anyone selling or buying real estate in Pebble Beach. Saeed Navid, Pebble Beach

★★★★★
"“Jim was a tremendous asset to me when looking for a suitable property on the Carmel coastline. After identifying the property he gave proper guidance through a successful negotiation process. During our due diligence Jim introduced me to a developer that worked perfectly with our architect out of San Francisco. I can’t thank Jim enough for his professionalism and going the extra mile. I highly recommend Jim”.Peter Barbur – Manhattan, NY

★★★★★
"Here are my thoughts on your performance representing me in this transaction:You represented me very well . You did a fine job.When I expressed my interest in making an offer on 724 Pine, you "took the ball" and quickly handled the negotiation. I think one key point was that you understood my flexibility and were able to make a few concessions to the sellers immediately that made my offer stand out from the rest. For example, 1. You allowed the sellers to retain possession until April 1st, enabling their orderly move. 2. You were able to dispose of all the small disclosures quickly, so that they didn't entangle the negotiations. 3. When we "discovered" the damaged hearth, that was undisclosed , you immediately contacted the selling agent and obtained his agreement to repair. it 4. You introduced me to Noah Sanpaolo, a trusted repairman. 5. After the sale, you remained in contact and helped me resolve other small snags that arose. You represented me professionally and made my purchase smooth and agreeable. Thank you for your help. Sincerely; C. Robert (Bob) Wolfe

★★★★★
"In my 27 moves, I’ve bought and sold many many properties. And I have worked with my share of realtors. Experiences have been hit or miss. But, from the moment I started getting Jim’s help, I knew this was going to be good. Jim knew the area inside and out, had leads on properties that were not available to the general public, and had the best attitude I’ve ever seen. He helped me negotiate a great price for the home I bought, and then helped me sell the same home a few years later. Jim, doesn’t just list and sit back. He puts 110% into helping you, even down to details like sprucing the house up. I not only worked with a exceptional realtor in Jim, I gained a life long friend. Simply the best." - Dave

★★★★★
"Jim was a delight to have as our real estate agent. We would totally recommend him. We are moving here from out of state and his knowledge of the area and the real estate market is unparalleled. He was always quick with a response and if he did not know the answer to a question, he let us know this and found out the answer and got right back to us. It was very easy to communicate with Jim and he always had our best interest at heart."

★★★★★
"JIm welcomes new Sellers to be part of a team. Always listening and patient to hear about new ideas for the best way to market, show and invite Buyers to see the potential of the property. Jim is great with people, always making them feel that their voices are an integral part of getting the results desired. In the two years that we worked with him, we( our Estate) valued the outstanding communication that we received. For a property like ours with enormous potential and some challenges, Jim seemed to enjoy the process even on days when a showing could have had a different outcome. I am 100% certain that Buyers and Sellers alike appreciate his good humor, attention to detail, willingness to listen and work as a team."

★★★★★
"Jim met all of our expectations and was very involved during the process. He answered all our questions and concerns and made sure we were 100% comfortable moving forward during every step of the process. He had a family emergency and was out of town for two weeks, and he maintained daily contact with us and the sellers to ensure that everything went smoothly and we were not left in the dark with unanswered questions. I would definitely recommend Jim and his services and will be using him if we decide to sell." - Jordan

★★★★★
"Jim sets an incredibly high bar for what it means to be a real estate agent. The level of service, personal attention and dedicated commitment to our needs that we saw from Jim stands far above any other agent we have worked with. Jim has a wealth of experience and an established local network. From finding the right property, to negotiating the purchase and conducting diligence, Jim was there for us. When we left for vacation, he was there to help with the closing process, find and interview contractors and do the final inspections. Even after the Closing, he is still helping us sort through our remodeling project. Cannot endorse him highly enough!"


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About


Jim was born in the Hawaiian Islands where he attended Kalani High School then the University of Hawaii. Jim’s experience as a nationally ranked junior tennis player, collegiate player, and professionally ranked player, harnessed the competitive and disciplined qualities that form the professional & competitive drive of his real estate career today.

Early in Jim’s professional career his business management skills, provided a natural platform within Travel Industry Management to excel as a tennis director for Sheraton Hotels in the Pacific Rim for multiple tennis facilities throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Upon moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 1994 Jim was hired by Konica-Minolta as regional sales manager with Konica-Minolta office automation hardware and software. After 9 years of managing accounts for Konica-Minlota Jim transitioned his sales management skills to the dynamic business of real estate.

Licensed since 2003, Jim has been recognized by Coldwell Banker with the International Presidents Elite recognition as the #1 producing real estate broker for Coldwell Banker’s Pebble Beach Office and the 3rd top producing real estate broker for Coldwell Banker - Monterey Peninsula, and top 1% producing real estate broker nationwide. A licensed Realtor in both California and Hawaii, Jim has mastery of the digital marketing platform leveraging technology to reach the desired target audience. Jim has represented some of the finest luxury homes along the Monterey Peninsula, along with helping his clients through new residential development, remodels, and land sales.

Jim has been married for 31 years and the father of 2 sons for which one has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and works for the United States Government, and the youngest is a senior at U.C. Davis graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Jim Somerville’s Listings

Listed By Compass
26735 Los Laureles Grade Road

Carmel Valley, CA 93924

$750,000
27.87 AC