Jim realized his life-long dream of living on a lake and working in more healthful and inspirational surroundings. Jim found his new home on beautiful Lake Keowee in Seneca, SC. Originally from Southern California, Jim has 45 years of business ownership experience working with people and providing exceptional service.
Jim loves helping his clients discover all the rewards of living, working, and playing in the Upstate. He enjoys exploring new properties. He specializes in the sale of properties which are a good fit for his customer, whether that be a multi-million-dollar estate, a lakefront home, a single-family residence, land, or a rental property. At one time or another he has owned each of these and he has a firm understanding of the values and pitfalls of each.
Jim’s entire working life has been grounded in serving people. He really enjoys helping people get what they most desire in life.
Jim brings extensive experience in the real estate business. He has more than 30 years of purchasing, building, improving, and selling. His knowledge spans land, homes, multi-unit and commercial properties both individually and in partnership. Jim has vast experience directing the activities of property management, the workings of multi-unit condo properties and associations with multimillion dollar budgets. Jim has been deeply involved as a homeowner advocate, serving on many homeowners’ association boards. Jim has served two HOA’s as President and was responsible for managing budgets, overseeing accounting, forming contracts, and ensuring owner and manager relations. Accordingly, Jim has a firm understanding of planned unit developments, their management and funding issues. Clients return to Jim time and again for his valuable information and advice, creative negotiation, and consistently getting the job done.
After working as a Realtor® for other brokerages the past eight years, Jim is excited to have opened his own brokerage, Liberty Realty SC, in Seneca South Carolina. Jim has recently purchased and remodeled an office building to house his company in the Commons Professional Business Park @ 8 Accountant Circle, Seneca South Carolina. Jim intends to fill the business with honest, motivated Realtors.
Jim has been a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team providing service to fire and natural disaster victims. Jim is currently a member of the Pendleton Elks. In addition he has been appointed by the Superior Court, of Ventura County California, as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and mistreated children. Serving people and reuniting families brings him great joy.
Jim is blessed by his marriage of 34 years to Connie Spykerman. Connie serves our community as the Chief Nursing Executive at Prisma Health Oconee Medical Hospital. They have one daughter, Anna, who graduated from Furman University and then earned her Masters and Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Columbia University in New York City. Anna Is a pediatric nurse practitioner caring for pediatric oncology patients at the University of Iowa, Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Jim enjoys, real estate investing, home improvement, boating, flying, water sports of all kinds, golf, and snowboarding. Jim was the USASA National Overall Snowboard champion among Legend class (40-49) in 2010 and 2011. He holds a private pilot’s license.