Jim Swanson Real Estate Agent at Windermere Professional Partners

Jim Swanson

Real Estate Agent at
Windermere Professional Partners

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  • Foreclosures
  • Probate
  • New Construction
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  • Investment Properties

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Agent Highlights

Jim is a top selling Tacoma agent - having sold over 72% more properties in Tacoma than the average agent.
Jim gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Tacoma agent by 12%.
Jim is a SFH expert - working with over 72% more single family homes than the average Tacoma agent.

More about Jim Swanson

Born in Olympia, I am a Puget Sound Native. Enlisted in the US Navy 1987 as a Heavy Equipment Technician in the SeaBees. Started in the automotive field in 1992 as a service advisor. Started Summit Auto Glass in 1998 and had shops in Lynnwood, Monroe, and Omak. Moved on from auto glass back to automotive service in 2002. Moved South to take a Service and Parts manager position in Renton, then moved to Tacoma in 2004. My customer service background in the automotive field has enabled me to learn how to work with people, and I have proven that I am a customer favorite. My clients appreciate my sincere, caring attitudes, as well as my attention to details. I believe in doing things right from the start. This saves the headaches that often go along with doing things the wrong way, then having to re-do them. I believe in learning from successful people, that take care of the ...
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  • Tacoma Community College, Meadowdale High School, Edmonds, Arizona Automitive Institute

  • ABR , SRS, CNE, INS

  • 1234578

Jim earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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Jim Swanson's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Jim helped me buy a home

      Jim was very personable, and very patient while we shopped for a house from out of state. He even went so far as to wear a Go Pro so we could see the homes we were interested in. We would definitely use Jim again.

    • Jim is an oustanding agent, he was always there for us and guiding us along the way to buying our first home. If you are looking for an Agent that cares that you get what you want and for the price that you want then Jim is the guy for you. No matter what came up Jim was there to help us with everything he was even there the day we signed. Thanks for everything Jim.

      - home buying
    • I worked with Jim over the last 6 months. His knowledge of the area and expertise in the closing process and helped me find the absolute most for my budget. During the long and tedious process of my short sale, Jim was a huge help with explaining the process and negotiating, even after the seller back out on the deal. Jim Help fined a new home the very next day, with a better price and better floor plan. Im 100% happy with Jim and I would advise anyone who looking for an agent. Hes your man.

      - home buying
    • We Recently bought our second home and used Jim Swanson as our agent. Not only was he knowledgable and fun to work with he was able to negotate with the seller to get a great buy. I have heard Horror stories about friends and their recent home purchases, however I don't know how the real estate sales process could have been any smoother for us.

      - home buying/selling
    • We purchased a home through VA mortgage center back in February of 2011. Jim was very helpful in assisting us with finding the home of our dreams. He was an advocate between VA mortgage and the company building our home. Jim is much more than a real estate agent, he is family. He really takes care of military families, and he isn't in the business to just sell homes. He is there to help you find a sound home within your family's budget. I cannot imagine if we would have used another agent. He made the process easy and was always responsive and helpful.

      - home buying
    • We bought a single family home about 8 months ago. Jim was the perfect person to help us, we are first time buyers and younger than most. He very helpful and VERY knowledgeable!!! We tell everyone about our experience with him!

      - home buying
    • Jim Swanson is a consummate real estate professional. He is knowledgeable about his local markets, represents his clients to the highest standards, and consequently achieves great results. Jim successfully sold for me 24 high-end condominiums in Tacoma in less than six months and a REO property in Lakewood in less than 60 days.

      - home selling
    • Thanks to Jim, I was able to purchase my first home at an affordable price and got a great deal! Jim was very patient and helpful throughout the process and answered all my questions. He was very encouraging and never condescending. I recommend Jim to any buyer - especially a first time homebuyer like me who needs someone who's willing to help them, even if they're buying an entry-level home!!

      - home buying
    • We were desperate to purchase a house quickly so that our mortgage would be approved based upon our current situation. Unfortunately the agent we had, whose name we will not mention, wanted to wait until after the weekend to show us houses. We dismissed that agent. Jim Swanson was the listing agent for one of the houses we wanted to see. Without any prior appointment, Jim immediately came to show us the house that very night. Jim was specifically interested in exactly what we were looking for in a house. He did not assume to read our minds. His relentless and tireless efforts to help us narrow the search in record time was nothing short of remarkable. Besides being a consummate professional, we consider Jim a friend. His honest desire to help others obtain a home has truly gained him our everlasting respect. With unlimited knowledge of the market and processes, Jim Swanson took extremely good care of us during a relatively vulnerable time. Having detailed, firsthand experience of Jim's expertise and abilities, I recommend him to every buyer and seller alike. We absolutely love our home, and owe our finding it in large part to Jim's efforts. Thank you, Jim!

      - home buying
    • I am so thankful that Jim Swanson was my realtor!! This was my first home buying experience, I was a little anxious to say the least. I had no idea what I was doing or what the process entailed, but after meeting with Jim he instantly made me feel at ease and was very reassuring throughout the process. Anytime I had a question regardless if I had asked it a million times before, Jim was always quick to respond, and never made me feel like I was a nuisance and always explained things in a way I could relate to and understand. Even after the purchase was complete, Jim is still available to answer questions and help out in any way he can. Mr. Swansons honesty, professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond were more than I could ask for. I will without a doubt, recommend Jim to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you SO much Jim, youre the BEST!!!

      - home buying
    • Jim was extremely helpful and knowledgable during the entire process of selling our condo. Jim was in constant contact with me day or night. I could tell he was dedicated in getting our property sold and it was reassuring to us being out of town, Jim got it all taken care of. I appreciate everything Jim did for us and I would recommend him to anyone!! Thank you Jim, you are the best!!

      - home selling
    • Jim is incredible. We were first time home buyers, and he made the process easy and informative. He didn't push houses on us, but instead found out exactly what we were looking for and tailored a search to find our dream home. He was a part of every aspect of the sale and made sure we knew what was going on. We couldn't have asked for a better agent. On top of all that he's just a great guy, and you can feel like you're doing business with someone with a conscience who is there to help you and not himself. That's a rare and important quality in any business.

      - home buying
    • If I had to describe Jim in one word. It would be Professionalism! I was a first time home buyer and Jim walked me through, and explained everything along the way. I never met a man more knowledgeable about the housing market, and houses in general. You would think he was a builder before a realtor. He made this an enjoyable experience for a first time home buyer. I actually looked forward to writing this review. I hope Jim reads this because as much as this is for future home buyers to see how my experience was I also wanted to Thank Jim on behalf of my daughter and myself. He really exceeded our expectations. Even after Jim helped us find our dream home I still miss the driving around to different houses. Throughout the process I would like to think we forged a friendship to go along with our business relationship. Thanks Jim!

      - home buying
    • I would like to say that I am very glad I had an agent like Jim Swanson. Jim defines what a true professional is. I am now living in a home in an area that fits my needs exactly the way I wanted. From the very first meeting over coffee at Starbucks to the viewing of the home all the way to closing. I had a trusted agent working on my behalf to help make owning my first home a reality. Jim's knowledge and experience made the whole process a smooth one. I would recommend Jim Swanson to any one in need of a real estate pro.

      - home buying
    • Jim Swanson is a wonderful realtor! He is very knowledgable in many aspects of the home buying process. He was very willing to answer all of our questions as first home buyers and walked us through how things would go from one step to the next. Not only is Jim an excellent realtor but a wonderful person in general. He wanted to find us not just any home but the right home just as much as we wanted to find it. I will definitely be recommending him to anyone I know looking to buy or sell a home!

      - home buying
    • Mr. Swanson is a true professional who takes his clients best interest to heart.. It was a great pleasure to work with Jim and we would recommend his services to any one looking for a honest an hard working agent. We would use Jim again no questions asked.

      - home buying
    • I had an exellent experience with Jim. My initial impression of him was that of a very apprachable person. He took the time to explain every detail of the purchase process as well as additional insight on other areas of the home purchase. He is a very knowledgeable and patient person and listened to all our requests during the home search. Overall I was more than happy with his help.

      - home buying
    • Jim is amazing! He goes way above and beyond for his customers, truly cares about his customers and what it takes to get their house sold, even helping with the physicial labor to get a house where it needs to be. I can honestly say I've never seen any realtor go that far for his clients. He also cares enough to not over-extend anyone, another thing most realtors don't seem to care about. I definitely recommend Jim to everyone I know. 5 stars is not enough as far as I am concerned.

      - home selling
    • Great Guy. He is straight up and honest and will get you the right house. He worked great with the builders to meet all our needs. We were first time home buyers and he explained the process in detail every step of the way. We were using a VA loan and he is experienced with the VA and how to handle this sort of loan.

      - home buying
    • Jim is fantastic. We are first time buyers dealing with a long distance move and a VA loan. He went above and beyond to do a virtual walk through for us as well as doing a walk through with a family member of ours in person. He has answered all questions we have had, and is extremely quick to respond as well! He has been very helpful and honest about everything, making the stressful experience so much easier to handle!

      - home buying
    • Without a doubt the best realtor we've ever worked with, and we've worked with quite a few. A consummate professional-extremely knowledgeable about the whole buying/selling process and the inner workings of homes, very responsive, caring, diligent, persistent, we could go on and on but basically he goes the extra mile on just about everything he can. Jim is a "can do" guy that got us wonderful results and we very strongly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy/sell in this tough economy.

      - home buying
    • Best in the region! Jim fully understood my family's specific needs and wants. His extensive community awareness insured positive results with our home purchase. He was able to complete the process swiftly from start to finish. When I had a thought throughout the day, he responded promptly; never leaving my wife and I unsettled. I have told friends that if they are not going to have Jim help them buy or sell a property, then they are missing a vast opportunity.

      - home buying
    • Jim Swanson was an exceptional realtor. He is incredibly personable, professional, honest and knowledgeable. I had been in touch with Mr. Swanson for a month expecting to relocate to the area because of the military. When the orders came, I finally called him Sunday afternoon, I told him- I'm coming Friday, do you have time for me. At first he thought, of course you mean next week. I responded, no in 5 days Friday. My husband, as usual, was on his way out of town again, so I had a limited schedule if I wanted his input. I flew up from North Carolina, alone, for -literally- less than 48 hours. In that time he helped me understand the area, helped me evaluate each property, and worked late into the evening to get the job done. My time was valuable to him. I cannot stress enough how much it meant to us that we could trust his judgement and his understanding of what we wanted/needed/could do. Truly could not have asked for a better partner on this 'mission'. I would recommend him hands down, and support any of his recommendations. I trust him as a friend and business partner.

      - home buying
    • I have used Jim to sell several homes and he has always performed all aspects of the sale incredibly well. I plan to continue using Jim for the next homes I plan to sell. If you are seeking a realtor I would highly recommend Jim to anyone looking for a realtor to sell or purchase a home.

      - home selling
    • Jim is the best. He is responsive and very knowledgeable. My husband and i are first time homebuyers and didn't know a thing about where to start. He gave us advise and is now showing us places. Jim makes all this house stuff seem like a breeze.

      - house showing
    • jim is bright and articulate, he knows the tacoma area very well and was very responsive to all our requests...we live out of the area and jim responded well to the many different questions we had... he is very patient and understanding when it comes to making a decision to buy a house, and did not pressure us into making a decision..

      - home buying
    • I contacted Jim after I found him on Zillow. I am in Virginia and needed to sell my mother in laws house in Tacoma. I could not have asked for a better agent. I felt like I had known Jim and Erik forever. They made every step of this transaction easy. They are very professional and trust worthy. You can not go wrong with chosing to go with them for any of your real estate needs. There really aren't any words for how grateful I am for them.

      - home selling
    • Jim is responsible, responsive, compassionate, passionate, professional, detail oriented, kind, generous, real, a go getter, honest, trustworthy, understanding, and he knows his stuff. When you get him, you get the real deal. Jim understood where I was coming from, a precious purchase that taught me a lot. He ran with that notion, and the ONLY stress I endured was moving! Thanks, Jim!

      - home buying
    • Jim is an easy going, friendly, "not pushy", knowledgeable agent. When we started this process, of finding a new home in a new state, he was the first agent to call me back. I had expressed interest on-line for several homes, with several different agents, and got no response. He called me on a sunday afternoon, on his way to the Seattle Seahawks game, to touch base with me. It has been like having a good friend guide us through this process. We are very satisfied.

      - house showing
    • Jim thrives on getting to know you, your home, your family and your needs. We felt very comfortable working with Jim a representative of Windermere Real Estate, they should be very proud to have him on their staff. He at all times demonstrated courtesy and professionalism throughout our process of the selling of our home and the buying of our new home. His knowledge of Real Estate was impressive and extremely beneficial and we appreciated him to the fullest ! As a seller/buyer of a home recently, we would highly recommend Jim Swanson and Windermere Real Estate to our friends and to all others considering selling or buying of a home. We found a new friend in "Jim" who is a very kind and trustworthy person, My wife and I truly consider him as part of our family and hopefully a life long friend !

      - home buying/selling
    • Jim helped with our family's move from Colorado to Washington and was a big big help despite multiple obstacles and delays. Excellent with communication the entire time and even did video tours of houses for us until we came to Washington. In the end, we got an amazing house with all the features we wanted!

      - home buying
    • Jim helped with our family's move from Colorado to Washington and was a big big help despite multiple obstacles and delays. Excellent with communication the entire time and even did video tours of houses for us until we came to Washington. In the end, we got an amazing house with all the features we wanted!

      - home buying
    • kept thinking this can't be true, theses reviews have to be fake, no one has that many positive reviews. Well the reviews are spot on. The guy walks on water. Yep, I said it. Jim knows what he's doing and you would be smart to listen. You ask questions and he answers. He doesn't push or pressure, he just gives advice and information. He lets you make the right choice for you. Jim went to bat for us, we were green first time home buyers. We lucked out with him. With several friends that have bought homes in the past few years not one of them would recommend their realtor. They simply said we could do better; well there is no one better then Jim. We love our house and can't wait till we can give his name to a friend and say "This is the guy, he knows what he's doing. Give Jim a call."

      - home buying
    • Jim is the best! He has helped us purchase two homes and sell one. He is the nicest guy and is super knowledgeable, easy to work with, and is totally straight forward. That last detail is my favorite. He kept us up to date during every step of the process and never "sugar coated" anything. Jim's great personality has built up our trust in him. He gave solid advice, based on his years of experience, but never tried to push us into doing anything we weren't comfortable with

      - home buying/selling
    • It gives me great pleasure to write from the office of our new home Tacoma, WA. We knew from the minute we met Jim Swanson, that we had the right representative to help us purchase the perfect home. The level of professionalism and personal commitment Jim Swanson brought to us was and continues to be truly impressive. Jim was always available evenings and weekends despite his commitment with other costumers. Whenever we wanted to look at a house, he never turned us down. It was a pleasure to go through the buying process with someone who is so exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, and personable. Jim understood our needs and helped us achieve our dream of owning an adorable home in a desirable location. Jim Swanson has a very positive approach, and unflagging good humor. We highly recommend Jim Swanson to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a property. Jim Swanson, You were integral to our journey! My gratitude is BIG. You are everything I was counting on as a Realtor, AND a wonderful person. Your dedication and skills are an inspiration.

      - home buying
    • My experience with Jim when buying and selling my house was GREAT! He was very responsive and used docusign for the majority if not all of the documents making it very convenient to sign anywhere; even from my phone. He truly cared about my families needs throughout the entire process. I would have zero reservations seeking his help or recommending him to my family and friends. In fact, I messaged him on FB when it was time to sell. Overall the experience was an A+

      - home selling
    • Jim was a fabulous agent! He was extremely professional, quick to respond to all of my questions and needs and a very strong advocate for my house purchase. Do not hesitate to call or email Jim. It will be your first great decision in your home buying or selling needs. He is an all around great Realtor!

      - home selling
    • We were first time home buyers and Jim madE the experience easy and wonderful! He was always available to answer the millions of questions we had and was very patient with us! We felt as if we were working with a good friend as well as an extremely knowledgeable agent. He went above and beyond our expectations!

      - home buying
    • Jim Swanson did an excellent job with the sale of our house. We received a full price offer inside of 10 days and the house closed on time. He will be highly recommended to my friends and family. Top notch start to finish.

      - home selling
    • We lived out of state, and were worried about being pushed aside or forgotten about. That wasn't the case at all. Jim made us feel comfortable and important. He always checked in on us and made sure we were updated by sending us new listings all the time. Jim was professional, friendly and most importantly honest! When we met in person my husband and I felt like we had known him for years, like a friend. We felt like he wanted the best for our family. We had a great experience and recommend him to anyone.

      - home buying
    • This is the third time we have had Jim as our agent. His knowledge of the market is extremely impressive. His professionalism is beyond reproach. We highly recommend him to anyone whether selling or buying a home.

      - home selling
    • Jim has been a huge help with our buying and selling process. Not only was his role pivotal in the successful transactions of both homes, but he went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of.

      - home buying/selling
    • I dealt with Jim with the sale of my old home and the purchase of my new one. What I appreciate is that he was there when I had a question or concern. He guided me thrue the whole process and told me what I could expect when selling and buying. My house went pending after only 5 days on the market thanks to him. We bought a new home and he was able to negoitiate some extras from the builder.He also was able to give me and my wife helpful insights on properties since he was a background as a home inspector. He is very professional and I will recommend him to all my friends looking to buy or sell.

      - home buying
    • Great person to work with, very glad he help us find our new home. Any time we had a question he was able to give us the information. He ways straight forward, and actually cared about what we needed in a home.. I highly recommend him!!!!!

      - home buying
    • WE didn't really negotiate as we were buying a model home (so that's why the 4 on that one - there wasn't an n/a option). Jim was super responsive and answered all our questions. He even made a couple extra trips out to our house to help us get our keys, etc. He's a super cool and honest guy. He was able to zone in on what it was we wanted really quickly and lead us to the right home for us. We are very happy! Thanks, Jim!

      - home buying
    • The first thing that my wife and I noticed is how honest jim was. He always was very upfront with the things that were going to happen and the things we needed to do. Another thing we really liked about Jim was his willingness to go out of his way to help us accomplish our goals with the property. Jim was always quick to respond to texts and emails with questions that we had. When we needed repairs done he gave us contact information of people that would help us with those. Jim's knowledge and expertise in his field enabled us to have a buyer in six days from listing the property and everything went according to plan with that buyer. I would recommend Jim to anyone, family, friends, neighbors even people I don't know. He will not steer you wrong. He was just as amazing and helpful a couple years ago when he helped us buy the house.

      - home listing
    • Great work, quick sale, smoth closing and pleased buyers. We obtained the best selling price possible and it was done quickly and efficiently. Well done!

      - home selling
    • Jim was the perfect realtor for my husband and I! We were first time home buyers; so we had ZERO knowledge of what to do. Jim helped tremendously, no question went unanswered, and he was always available/quick to respond. I never felt like I was bugging him with my million questions, and he never made me feel stupid for how ignorant we were when it came to home buying. Being thousands of miles away due to the military was not a problem for Jim, he made us feel comfortable by videotaping the homes for us, and helped us close quickly so we were in our home shortly after being relocated to Washington! Couldn't recommend any better!

      - home buying
    • Jim Swanson was a very personable and trustworthy realtor that helped make our first home buying experience a breeze! I would recommend Jim to any of our family and/or friends! We are a military family with small children, and right away Jim was relatable. We were introduced to Jim through Veterans United, and were told that he knew the VA home loan process very well, and he did! I really appreciated that Jim was quick to respond to my questions, he explained everything to me before it happened, and he made me feel comfortable about the whole process (which was important because we did this with my husband being overseas). Jim also knows the area very well and could tell me which areas to avoid. He had also told me that he was a home inspector previously, which also showed when he was showing me houses. I really appreciated everything! Thank you, Jim!

      - home buying
    • Jim helped us get into a new house and sell our old one with perfect timing. No stress about making 2 house payments or needing move quickly. Jim was very knowledgeable and was always available to answer questions if we needed it. Thanks

      - home buying/selling
    • Jim is always easily to get ahold of and takes care of any issues in a timely manner. When looking at houses, he has the knowledge of an inspector that can identify potential issues and how serious they might be. If there is an issue he knows exactly who to call for the job. When determining the price, he shows all of the information for the surrounding houses, compares and decides on what the best price to offer. When negotiations took place he knew what points are worth pursing and which are best left for later. I would recommend Jim to anyone that wants a professional personal relator.

      - home buying