- GRI, e-Pro, SRES
St. Petersburg, FL 33710-1538
The son of a developer/builder/Realtor and grandson of a developer, a desire to follow in his family’s footsteps and the opportunity to assist buyers and sellers with their most important investment naturally led Jim to pursue a career in real estate as well. Employing a contagious positive energy, acute attention to detail, and a penchant for helping others, Jim prides himself on going the extra distance for his clients.
Quite simply, Jim is a straightforward professional who doesn’t let up until his clients are satisfied. His success is a combination of innovation, expertise and an unshakable standard of ethics. Today’s real estate process is complex and requires the expertise of an experienced professional with a proven track record so Jim doesn’t just list and sell real estate; he listens and works with clients to understand their needs and accomplish those goals. He helps clients determine their objectives and educates about the steps involved in a transaction, so that they can make the most intelligent decisions about buying or selling a home. A marathon runner, Jim brings the same discipline to your home buying or selling experience that he puts into training for a 26.2 mile run.
Jim’s impressive background includes over 40 years in construction, development and real estate, focusing for the past 20 years on vacation and residential home sales in Pinellas County. Jim has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialists or SRES designation. By earning the SRES Designation, Jim has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.
Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Realtors, and has been honored by the Pinellas Realtor Association with the Realtor Achievement Award and the Distinguished Service Award. He served as the vice president and broker with another major real estate firm in the Bay area before joining Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and also has experience with new home sales and project management. As a result, he has developed insight into market trends, pricing strategies, and marketing techniques – all the right tools needed to bring your transaction to a successful conclusion. Plus, his in-depth knowledge of the many fine communities available assures clients of finding the home that best reflects their personal and financial goals.
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
"Jim, We truly appreciate your continued professionalism and help. We've never worked with a broker as good as you!"
-James & Eve McIntee, Client
"James “Jim” McConnell has represented me on two residential property sales during a very depressed housing market. He was able to sell both properties in a very reasonable timeframe. During our professional association, Jim provided me with valuable suggestions on real estate presentation, needed enhancements to my properties, and innovative marketing techniques. He took the interest in my properties as if it were his own. Jim uses a very personalized approach to real estate sales. He has a unique talent of being able to match buyer’s and seller’s desires to make a successful transition from negotiation to signed contract. At the end of the day, I knew that Jim had done everything possible to manage and sell my real estate. "
-T.D Hawkins, Client
"I wanted you to know that Jim McConnell has gone above and beyond our expectations again. We were at an impasse buying our house after the final walk through on Tuesday. Jim made the sale happen even though we were ready to walk away from the deal. Over a year ago we had our house in Treasure Island listed with the Number One Century 21 realtor for 8 months. After very little action we switched to Jim. He used his creativity and negotiating skills and we had the house sold in 3 months. It was not a hot selling market then as it is today. We would highly recommend Jim to anyone and truly appreciate all his efforts on our behalf. S & C S. "
-Sam & Cindy Scifres, Client