I began my career with Coldwell Banker in 2003 and have been a proud member ever since. I aligned myself with Coldwell Banker because the Coldwell Banker brand is so well recognized worldwide.

    I quickly realized that the enjoyment that I derive from real estate is not from the "selling" but rather the forming a connection with my clients. By educating my clients throughout the transaction I am able to empower them so that they can make educated decisions at every step. This allows me to craft a remarkable experience for my clients that they will hopefully remember for a very long time. When you have your clients' best interests in mind and you want to create an unforgettable experience for them, the rest will fall into place.

    Creating a genuine connection with my clients is the basis for everything that I do in this business. If we both feel "the fit" is right, your experience in purchasing or selling a home will be spectacular. I look forward to connecting!

    My Client Testimonials

    James is great to work with. James recently listed, sold and successfully closed our home is Seattle. He took the time to meet with us to discuss our goals and then come up with a listing strategy. He genuinely had our best interests in mind when listing our home. We sold our home quickly and were very happy with the process. If you are looking for an agent that cares, I encourage you to reach out to James! Tighe and Rachael H.
    James Borrud recently helped me purchase my dream house. I was very picky about the specific location I was interested in. James stuck with me through the whole process (about 6 months) until the perfect house popped up on the street that I wanted. He promptly notified me of its availability, which enabled me to put the first offer on the house. James was also very thorough during our walk throughs. He is knowledgeable in building construction and knows what to look for in a good house. Lastly, James was very personable and went above and beyond to make my home buying experience as easy as possible by answering my calls and emails promptly. Lars E.
    James is exactly what you want in an agent. He is reliable, responsive, encouraging, experienced and incredibly knowledgable. He is personable and easy to work with. We could not have asked for a better experience in buying our first home- during a VERY intense time in the Seattle-area market. James helped us navigate every detail, and kept us from ever feeling overwhelmed during the entire house-buying process. We landed our dream home and will forever be grateful to James for his hard work. We will absolutely use him again in the future- and recommend him with full confidence. Ken and Nancy C.
    We engaged James as our agent to purchase a home a few years ago. From the day we started working with him till the day we moved in, we were impressed by James' overall responsiveness, knowledge of the market, expertise in the processes and his negotiation skills. In addition, James has a natural talent for listening and working with people to achieve the best outcome for all involved. We will engage James in our next real estate transaction for sure. David and Judy D.
    James is absolutely fantastic to work with. He is extremely responsive, listens to your needs, and genuinely cares about your experience. He patiently worked with us for almost a year while we explored nearly every neighborhood in Seattle and ultimately got our perfect home. I recommend James with the highest confidence. Drew and Tina P.
    It was a pleasure to work with James Borrud. A very kind person, helping us with a lot of time and dedication to get the condo were looking. Best part is he did ALL the work to help us close the deal with multiple bidders while we were out of town. Don C.
    James has been a Seattle resident for a long time and his understanding of the neighborhoods within Seattle and how they'd fit our family is wonderful. The is always available day or night for consultation and puts his customers first. We were happy with the deal that he was able to negotiate for us by completely eliminating closing costs and bringing down our interest rates. We fully recommend James Borrud and his exemplary service.
    James has listed and sold two houses for me. The first was in Kirkland and we received more than the asking price. The second was in West Seattle. He helped me price the property to sell quickly at what I perceived to be near or above market. His knowledge of the process was very extensive. Gregg and Melanie S.
    James is an excellent agent that I would recommend to anyone. He is very attentive and thorough with all requirements for buying a home. He also had very good contractor contacts which enabled us to make home improvements quickly. Dustin A.

    My Experience

    • Real Estate Broker Since 2003 Multi-Year Top Producer for Coldwell Banker Multiple Year Recipient of Seattle's "5 Star Real Estate Agent" Awards Accredited Staging Professional Accredited Senior Real Estate Specialist Certified Distressed Property Expert Certified Instructor for Washington State Housing Finance Commission

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