Selling Florida Realty
Serving All of Tampa Bay Area
PHONE:  (727) 725-4800
522 ALT-19 North, Suite #1, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

About Jim

Jim has been selling Real Estate in the Tampa-Bay area since getting his license in 1990. He has averaged over 100 closings per year in a market where the average agent closes 7 transactions per year. With a total sales volume over $110 Million, Jim is a proven leader with RE/MAX® and within the Tampa-Bay area Real Estate community. Among many other awards and recognitions, Jim as been honored as the following:

  • Top-5 all Realtors® in Pinellas County,
  • Top-5 Re/Max Realtors® in Florida
  • Top-100 of all Re/Max® Agents worldwide

Jim was inducted into the RE/MAX, Hall-of-Fame for overall sales achievement with Re/Max at the Re/Max International convention held in 1996 and was honored at the February 2002, Re/Max International convention held in Orlando, Florida for reaching the RE/MAX, Lifetime Achievement level (RE/MAX's Ultimate Sales award level).

Because a Real Estate sale or purchase is not a daily event for most people, Jim understands that the process can be both exciting and frustrating. That is why he has gone to great lengths to provide the best possible service solutions, including a licensed Buyer Specialist and a full-time, personal office assistant to make sure the process runs smoothly. In addition, Jim has written several special reports in plain English, that explain Agency, Home Selling and Buying, the Loan Process, Sellers' Title Company Costs and Procedures, and even a special report for For-Sale-By-Owners! Ask to see them.

Jim's extensive background in computers, marketing, engineering, law enforcement and finance gives him an innovative, yet professional approach to Real Estate. Jim's professional background includes positions with Florida Power Corporation, Paradyne Corporation, Nokia-Kinex, the St. Petersburg Police Department and as a self-employed computer consultant concentrating on small business computer systems for medical applications.

Jim holds Associates Degrees in both Computer Science and Criminal Justice from the St. Petersburg Junior College, a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Computer Technology from the University of South Florida, and an MBA (Master's degree) in Finance and Marketing from the University of Tampa. His Real Estate professional designations include:

  • Broker/Salesman status - November 1991
  • Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) - May 1992
  • Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) - April 1993
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) - November 1993
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) - September 1995
  • Accredited Buyer Representative Manager (ABRM) - May 1998
  • e-PRO(500) INTERNET certified - June 2000
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) - September 2001
  • Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) - September 2001
  • Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS) - October 2003

A full definition of these achievements are shown in the R/E Designation section on this web-site. In addition, Jim holds a private pilot's license, with single engine land, single engine seaplane and instrument ratings, and is a co-holder of a National Record in competition Police Combat Pistol shooting from the NRA, and is certified as a MASTER in Police competition shooting. He is a member of the local (HOG) Harley Davidson Owner's Group and owns a 2003 100-year Anniversary Harley Davidson Ultra-Classic Touring Motorcycle that he enjoys with his wife, when not selling real estate.

A resident of Pinellas County since 1961, Jim has extensive knowledge of the entire community. He has been an officer and board member of several homeowners’ associations over the years and his commitment to the community and his strong business ethics make him an outstanding choice for selling your home or representing you in the purchase of a home.
Jim Dishman Realty
Ph: (727) 725-4800
522 ALT-19 North, Suite #1
Palm Harbor, FL 34683 US
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