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2390 Western Avenue
Guilderland NY, 12084
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James entered the field of Real Estate in 2005 after spending 10 years in Operations and Provider Relations for Empire Blue Cross. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as Inventory and Distribution Manager for Bern’s Camera Stores. He has also been a wedding photographer since 1983.
James has spent his entire life in the Capital Region having been raised in Watervliet and now living in Guilderland.
James holds an Associate Broker license and is active in both commercial and residential real estate. He has a great track record representing both buyers and sellers. He prides himself on his superior marketing for his sellers. For buyers and sellers education, representation, and negotiation skills are the three main skills that set him apart from the rest.
James enjoys and welcomes tough challenges in his personal and professional life. One of the greatest challenges was the highly complex, extreme multitasking, and attention to detail of learning to fly. Skills that he applies to his profession as well.
This is the 5th time we have used Jim and we will ask him to help us in the future!
He helped us buy/sell our second and third homes, and most recently helped me sell my father’s house. That sale was very stressful for me, not only because it was my father’s house, but we hit a lot of problems along the way. Jim assured me that it would all work out, made extra trips to the home to address issues with the contractors, and always kept me in the loop.
I was so happy when we finally were able to close and know that if I had a different realtor, the outcome may not have been as successful.
I am truly thankful Jim helped us out and I whole heartedly would recommend his expertise to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home!
My present situation would not be possible without the CM Fox agency and my agent, James Dean. Mr. Dean has represented me as both a purchaser and seller. I have worked with this agent on five separate occasions. He was able to sell my rental property in Albany within months of the listing after 2 other agents/agencies held the contract for over a year combined. He also sold my home on Manning Blvd. within months of signing the contract. He assisted in the purchase of my retirement home here in Scotia. Mr. Dean additionally sold the home of my parents in Hagaman, so that they could relocate closer to immediate family. And most recently, as of Dec. 30th, 2016, he represented me at the closing of my newest rental property in Rotterdam. Throughout all of these proceedings, I found my Dean to accessible, professional,and knowledgeable in real estate matters. His representation focused on me as a client, not on a sale. That was quite evident as that it took over a year for us to locate the perfect investment property. He constantly kept me informed of new listings. He scheduled each and every property's viewing on my schedule. He was more than accommodating. He also had many resources to coordinate inspections and contractors for estimates as needed. He maintained a diligent watch on the contract and its deadlines to ensure that all conditions were met. Another very important quality that Mr. Dean is his diligence in representing and protecting your future investment. He will point out aspects in home that you as a buyer may not see, as your focus may be divert to the aesthetic qualities of the house not the structural. He will let you know if this home is financially a viable option. Mr. Dean is the professional that you need to ensure that you investment is a sound one. CM Fox's offices and agents are of the highest quality. Even when Mr. Dean was out of the area, another agent took his call and went with to a showing with me. Ms. Laurie Davey was polite, professional, and stepped right into the role of my agent. This is just a small illustration of outstanding teamwork at CM Fox. If you need to buy or sell property, want an agency that puts your needs before profit than this is the agency for you! --Robert Roszak
We were extremely happy with Jim Dean throughout the entire home buying process. We relocated from another state, and he did a great job educating us about the area. He really listened to us about what we were looking for in a home, and spent a lot of time showing us many homes in different areas around the Capital District. He kept us informed from start to finish so we knew & understood what to expect. We would highly recommend him.
Jan & Denny Francis
Review for Jim Dean
I recently sold a house at 2 Christine Ct., Clifton Park with the expert help of Jim Dean. I was already acquainted with Jim through a business relationship, but I was unaware that Jim did residential real estate as well as commercial.
When I decided to actually go forward with my house sale, I just casually asked him if he was involved with the residential side….what I expected was for him to say no, and then perhaps suggest some realtors I might check out. But to my delight, he said he was quite experienced with the residential side. And thus, our partnership in selling 2 Christine began.
Jim was very thorough in evaluating the house, suggesting changes/improvements that would make the house more saleable. We did some wallpaper removal, painting, and some minor staging to remove more personal stuff. Jim gave the house a good rating.
Within a couple of weeks, Jim conducted an open house. Per Jim, this was the first time that he came close to selling the property at an initial open house. There were a few people immediately interested in the house. Although, a sale did not happen out of that open house, we came close with others who attended as well. Jim was great a following up with potential buyers, keeping me informed as to what was happening, and offering suggestions as needed.
I had complete confidence in Jim’s approach and although it took a little longer to sell than expected, a satisfactory sale was achieved in a matter of 4 months (and a chunk of that time was just getting a closing date established). Our buyers had a house to sell themselves, so that added to the time as well.
I would definitely recommend Jim to others, and in fact, my sister has contacted him. I would say that speaks highly of his skill and professionalism.
Thanks Jim for you help!
Sincerely, Roberta Riservato