James A. Brown
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James A. Brown

Sales Associate

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

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. 

More about James A. Brown

There’s a reason prospects become trusted clients

A 14-time winner of Sarasota Magazine’s “Best in Class” for customer service, James is that truly unique agent, distinguished from so many others. Honest, informed, and deeply savvy, he combines an unmatched dedication to his clients with an abundance of market and regional knowledge, along with a personal love of gulf coast living. As James puts it, “I genuinely believe Sarasota is the best place in the world to live and raise a family. We have the community spirit of a small town as well as the amenities of a major metropolitan area.” His positive attitude – along with a special skill for listening to people – enables James to deftly assist clients as they navigate the complex combination of needs, desires, and limitations involved in choosing a home.

Exceeding Expectations
James’ low-key approach might surprise you, especially considering his award-winning negotiating skills. But it reflects his conviction that true success comes from helping people discover and find what they really want.

James is a residential property specialist for both Single Family and Condo markets, including extensive experience with foreclosures and short sales, in target areas that include the City of Sarasota and the nearby Keys of Lido, Longboat, Siesta, Casey, Manasota and Anna Maria. He is also a Global Luxury Agent, Coldwell Banker’s prestigious designation for agents who have proven uniquely successful with luxury homes sales

Personal Statement
I believe that listening is the first key to providing customer service that’s beyond expectations. I strive to understand, which leads to clear communication and a good working relationship between us. I help you strategically, but I never forget that a real estate transaction also involves matters of the heart. I want your decision to look right… and feel right.

Education / Memberships / Awards
BS, Indiana State University
Member, Sarasota Association of REALTORS
Member, Florida Association of REALTORS
Member, National Association of REALTORS
Best in Class/Customer Service, Sarasota Magazine 13 years, with the company of only a few local agents
Member, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Member, Class of 2007, Leadership Sarasota, , Day Chair for both Adult & Youth Programs, Alumni Committee member
Economic Development Corporation, Business Climate member and past co-chair for workforce housing sub-committee
Alumni with Sarasota County Economic Development Corporation’s Business Climate Group and Ambassador Program

Family / Community Involvement
Married with two children born 1993 and 1996
Family active in Sarasota Public Schools, Cardinal Mooney High School, and youth community sports
Volunteer builder for Habitat for Humanity

Preferred SHORE Real Estate
50 S Lemon Ave Suite 302
Sarasota, FL