Jim Carmichael

34 years of work experience
Century 21 Award
1530 Hilton Head Rd. Suite 201
El Cajon, CA, 92019
(619) 846-1905

Ratings & reviews (21)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
flynbryan
Listed and sold a home
Jim knows the east county market exceptionally well. His knowledge of the market and the best price point for our house was dead on. We had an offer four days after the listing went public. He knew many excellent recommendations for trades to do any work required, and was always available for questions. He always responding to questions the same day or within the hour.
Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2014
deannatucker63
Listed and sold a home
Jim stayed on top of our escrow even when his mother in law was dying in the hospital. Our property fell out of escrow and he had it back on the listing and a new offer for our full price came in a few hours later. Jim has the knowledge and he knows what he is doing.
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014
tinakane94
Listed and sold a home
Jim listed our property and brought us a qualified buyer within days. All was handle efficiently and professionally. Highly recommend Jim and all the service providers he works with.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2013
msmarquand
Listed and sold a home
Jim was on time, efficient and courteous. Our buyer had some hurdles to overcome and Jim provided efficacious information that resulted in the deal's finally closing. We enjoyed working with him and his staff.
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2013
Paullini
Listed and sold a home
Jim Carmichael is a true real estate professional. Jim understands the Rancho San Diego market very well, and guided us through the process expertly. We greatly appreciated the work that Jim and his team did for our family.
Highly likely to recommend
08/16/2013
user0100294
Listed and sold a home
Jim is highly professional, reliable and a pleasure to work with. I was selling my mother's home after she passed away and lived out of town. Jim took care of everything that needed to be done and only called to update or clarify a situation. His staff is very pleasant and responsive....felt like I was their only customer:-) BTW, this house sold in 4 days!!! I was stunned. Thanks Jim!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2013
user5218251
Listed and sold a home
Our family got a job out-of-state with an almost immediate start date. We had contacted Jim over a year before we actually listed wanting to know how the process worked. We solicited other realtors at that time; he was the only one who came directly to our house. Once we were able to list, we contacted Jim and the process was handled smoothly and swiftly. After we closed he helped us get the stuff we left in the dishwasher the day of our move picked up and was even willing to to go and dump the trash left in the trash cans awaiting trash day. Jim is not only a transaction expert, but goes above and beyond what we thought was a realtor's call of duty. Thanks, Jim! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2013
user83481581
Listed and sold a home
Jim is soft spoken, is easily available for questions and/or concerns, knows all the ins and out of the real estate market and accessing house values. When we first contacted and met with Jim we weren't quite ready to sell. He put a sign up "Coming Soon" and when we were ready to list it, it sold in 1 1/2 days!
Highly likely to recommend
06/19/2013
user3008749
Listed and sold a home
I met with several realtors to determine who would be the best to help me sell our home. The moment I met with Jim, it was settled. I really liked his calm and professional manner. He discussed the details of my home in our first phone conversation. Soon thereafter we met and he came prepared. He had all the comps, he had decided how best to price our home, and he was obviously very knowledgeable about our community. The other realtors were not any where as prepared and didn't even ask about the condition of our home before they came to the residence. He never seemed too busy for me though I know he IS busy. His office staff were pleasant, cheerful and on top of everything. I believe because Jim was so prepared and his knowledge of the area, we were able to get the best price for our home. I was impressed with his ability to take care of all the offers and without pressure, he let you know what your options were. He dealt with the other realtors impressively. Through the glitches he was professional, calm, and reassuring which was such a help to me. I am now searching for a home out of San Diego. I've met with several realtors and wish Jim was working in this area. A excellent realtor seems to be hard to find! I highly recommend Jim. You can't go wrong. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2013
user2897854
Listed and sold a home
When my husband and I decided to list our home for sale, we immediately contacted Jim Carmichael. We have seen Jim Carmichael's "SOLD" signs all over east county, so we knew he must be successful. We contacted Jim and he was very knowledgeable and accomodating. Any time we called Jim, he either personally answered the phone or returned our calls, right away. Jim sold our home quickly with the results we wanted. I highly recommend Jim Carmichael. Often times, selling and buying homes can be stressful, but Jim Carmichael, with his knowledge, expertise, and pleasant personality, made it a positive process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2013
user1410192
Listed and sold a home
Mr. Carmichael and his team were VERY professional. Easy to work with and very responsive to phone calls. I believe that he got the best $$ for my property in a timely manner. I would recommend him to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2013
user9324017
Listed and sold a home
I had seen Jim Carmichael's name on bus benches and other signs for years. As such, I knew he was very familiar with the Spring Valley, Casa de Oro area. He was so helpful when we needed to sell our mom's home. The inspection resulted in us needing to install a new water heater and replace a door to be a fire door. Jim immediately contacted a handyman service to take care of the purchase and installation totally relieving me of any stress. I had total confidence in him from start to finish. We had so many realitors bring folks in to the from the first day Jim posted the open house. I (and my sisters) could not have been any happier than how smooth Jim made the process be from start to finish. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2013
user2042574
Listed and sold a home
Jim pegged the asking price and was able to get market value for my mom's house. He kept us informed of the escrow status once we had a buyer and kept the buyer from tacking on costs and whittling away at the agreed price.
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2013
user0284171
Listed and sold a home
Jim is a consummate professional. Over the years I had heard many positive things about Jim. When I decided to list this property, I knew there was only one realtor to call. I have no regrets about using Jim and I highly recommend his services. I will now be using Jim for all my real estate transactions. If you want to sell your property quickly and at a great price, call him.
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2013
user0013133
Helped me buy home
The Carmichael team helped to make my experience buying a home an easy one. They were very knowledgeable about homes in my area of interest. I would highly recommend using Jim Carmichael and his daughter Kim.
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2012
user7550563
Helped me buy and sell homes
he is one of the best agents i have ever worked with, i have used Mr Carmichael for two different transactions (selling and buying) very professionel doesn't give you information to just make his sale, very honest and upfront. Dorothy Warne
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2012
user895671
Listed and sold a home
We enjoyed dealing with Jim Carmichael. He is very knowledgeable and did forward information to us as soon as it was possible. He addresses issues or problems based on his vast experience to the best interest of the people he is working for... the seller in this case. We felt that he was truly trying to get the best possible deal for us.
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2012
user952490
Listed and sold a home
Jim was very helpful with the prompt selling of my mothers house after her passing. He was very knowlegable in the real estate field and helped me make those hard decisions we all have to make, but he was also open to suggestions. The fact that he was a resident in area of my sale was a plus when it came to comparing present and past trends in this area. He was at my service when I needed him, and he still advises me when a second opinion is need, even when he nothing to gain. I am a hard client, but he managed to keep me focused. I would use him again and recommed him to anyone. Tom Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2012
user3601551
Listed and sold a home
Jim listed and sold both a home and a parcel of land for us. We had just lost both our parents and he did everything for us, from hiring a handyman, meeting the painter at at the property, meeting with muliple neighbors and explaining and orchestrating them to sign an easement deed, and of course holding open houses and meeting agents at the properties. It was a trying time for us and we are so grateful that Jim was there to manage the negotiation and sales of these properties for us. We could not have done it without his guideance, expertise and kindness through the entire process. We don't want to leave out his staff; Sandy and Kim were always right on top of all of the paperwork and walking us through that part of the transactions too! It really made a difference having Jim's 30 plus years of experience on our side. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2012
user014561
Helped me buy home
We have done business with the Carmichael's over the years and it has always been a great pleasure working with them. JIm has a whole team behind him to take care of showing properties, answering questions, etc. They have great knowledge of the real estate market and they educated us on the short sales and foreclosures in the market. They also have strong negotiating skills which helped us get water damage repairs before close of escrow. The transaction closed ahead of schedule. We highly recommend them. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2012
user1552956
Listed and sold a home
I was in the position of selling my family home after my father and sister died. It was a stressful time and the home wasn't in the best shape. Jim did a fabulous job, selling the house in less than 3 months in a very difficult market. When we had to tear out the garage conversion at the last moment, Jim was able to call up someone to haul away the debris at a very reasonable price. Additionally, the buyer's loan fell through at the last moment and Jim was able to help the buyer locate a loan broker who secured a loan in less than two weeks. Impressive!! I would highly recommend Jim! Less ... More