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About Me

A seasoned Managing Broker, James was born and raised in the Northwest on picturesque Mercer Island, Washington. With roots deeply embedded in the local community, James has become a prominent figure in the real estate industry.

Having embarked on his journey as a broker in March 2010, James boasts nearly 14 years of experience in the field. His decision to enter real estate was not only a professional one but also a manifestation of his genuine passion for helping people realize their dreams. With a background in the restaurant industry and a lifelong commitment to customer service, James is dedicated to providing unparalleled support and satisfaction to his clients.

James's mantra is simple yet profound: treat people as you want to be treated. This principle, instilled in him through years of customer service, reflects in his approach to real estate. His love for the industry is evident in his daily life; he is self-proclaimed as a real estate "nerd" who immerses himself in news, trends, statistics, and everything related to the field.

Beyond the realm of real estate, James finds joy in a diverse array of hobbies. Whether he's playing the bass, enjoying a round of golf, watching sports or movies, listening to music, building Lego, or pursuing his academic endeavors, James leads a multifaceted and enriching life.

When not occupied with work, James invests his time in family and personal pursuits. School, kids, and his wife take precedence, as does the ongoing project of remodeling their breathtaking Mirrormont A-frame home. It's a testament to his commitment to balancing professional success with a fulfilling personal life.

James R. Shute's values form the bedrock of his professional conduct. Honesty, patience, care, thoroughness, and tenacity are the guiding principles that shape his interactions and decision-making. As a Managing Broker, James is not only dedicated to facilitating property transactions but also to upholding a standard of excellence that aligns with his core values.