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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Jim McConnell with Coldwell Banker Realty from St. Petersburg, FL!

March 23, 2020

Jim McConnell

Jim McConnell
Coldwell Banker Realty

Experience: 25 years
Specializations: Single-family homes, townhomes, condos, seasonal properties, beachfront properties.
Areas Served: Pinellas County and surrounding area

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: I am the son of a Realtor/Developer, I love helping people make good decisions that help make their life better. Representing Buyers and Sellers provide different experiences and highlights.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A:  At an open house the day after the property came on the market we had three families get into a bidding war during the open house.

Q: What was your favorite moment in your career so far?
A: Representing one particular family in 9 transactions, including three purchases and two sales to the parents and then selling each child their first home.

Q: What do you wish you had known when you first got your real estate license?
A: It is critical that every choice and decision that I make is based on the needs/desires of my customer.

Q: In what ways have you seen the real estate industry change since you started?
A: Online house hunting has replaced the day that buyers had to come to a real estate office to find out about homes for sale.

Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job?
A: Balancing every aspect of a transaction to assure the customer has a purchase or sale experience that is as stress-free for them as possible

Q: If you could sum up being a real estate agent in five words or less, what would you say?
A: Helping customers make good decisions.

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