A rebel to solve your real estate needs.
Born in Germany, James "Jim" Dean grew up in Buckley, Washington. In 1986, he moved to Olympia to train purebred Arabian horses. Jim's specialties were conditioning and showing at halter, along with Western Pleasure. His clients' horses competed in U.S. and Canadian Nationals, and he personally took numerous horses to regional championships. While he misses the bonds he developed with horses, Jim learned how to help every horse and its owner achieve their potential - a skill Jim brings to real estate.
After the decline of the show horse industry in the 1990's, Jim worked for over 20 years in residential property management, homeowner association management, and property services in Thurston, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Kitsap and Mason counties. He has managed condominium and rental properties of up to 620 units. He has also owned and operated several property service companies. Jim's experience in the property management and services industries has given him an eye for details in property presentation and maintenance and for compliance with legal requirements.
At Van Dorm Realty, Jim brings together his experience in the horse and property industries with his talents for understanding and delivering on his clients' real estate needs. Having adopted and raised six children, he understands the importance of quality schools and safe neighborhoods. Having owned and operated his own business, he also understands the importance of return on investment and accurate market analysis. Jim helps clients buy and sell horse and farm properties, single and multi-family residential properties, and commercial properties.
Jim looks forward to helping you with your real estate needs.