Broker of Record
ALL ABOUT JIM BERNS
Jim’s background is in journalism and communications. His first job coming to California from Boston 1978 was as a newspaper reporter in San Diego. Jim also holds a lifetime instructor credential for the California Community Colleges. Tired of working as a reporter for minimum wage with a Master’s Degree, teaching offered a rewarding second income. And then something unexpected occurred! Tired of renting, Jim looked into buying a house for himself and ended up taking a class in Real Estate Principles. In that class, he met several real estate agents and, one thing led to another, Jim because a real estate agent. During the past 38 years, Jim has been an active real estate agent and real estate broker. Aside from winning numerous production awards over that time, Jim has also been named Broker of the Year both by the San diego Association of Realtors as well as Realty Executives International. The San Diego Union Tribune featured one story in which it called Jim as “an expert in a time of need” for his effective work in dealing with the (first) short sale crisis in 1989. Jim developed several educational offerings in the early 1990’s which included course work for real estate agents, CPA’s and attorneys. When the second short sale wave began in 2006, Jim was again asked to be a featured presenter to real estate agents in San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside counties. As Windermere Homes & Estates Broker of Record, he provides agents with the legal support, training and resources to ensure they can help their clients avoid red-flag issues and each transaction is compliant.
GETTING TO KNOW JIM BERNS
JB, The Professor
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT REAL ESTATE:
Every transaction is different and every client is different. A new challenge everyday.
IF YOU COULD WITNESS ANY EVENT PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Happy, Healthy and connected to friends and family.
“Jim is a terrific broker and I think all agents would benefit from his wealth of knowledge! Jim is always on top of the latest legal and contract changes and he also is on top of all of the latest technology. He genuinely cares about all of his agents and is always there to offer his help and advice.”