James McInerney

    James McInerney

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    My Client-First Philosophy

    There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

    That said, in my experience as a real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to my client's needs.

    This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies, significant resources, and large network essentially available at my fingertips as a Coldwell Banker Realtor enables me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. It has also allowed me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.


    My Commitment To You

    Recognizing that everyone's home purchase and home sale needs are one-of-a-kind, coupled with my Client-First philosophy and current knowledge of Real Estate, as my client, I will represent your interests with the utmost care, honesty, integrity and discretion. I am also committed to your complete satisfaction. Buying or selling your home does not have to be stressful, and as your partner in the process, I will guide you along the way to make your experience smooth and successful.

    My approach is also consultative, always keeping your end goal in mind, and my promise to you is a partnership, not just throughout the initial home-buying and home-selling process, but also throughout home ownership. This Client-for-Life philosophy is founded in the belief that protecting one of your greatest investments, your home, is an ongoing responsibility and I am always here to serve you, providing relevant information when needed to help you make the right decisions in maintaining that investment.

    So when you are ready to sell your house, buy a new home, or relocate, whether across the street or across the country, I'm at your service. Rest assured that you will be treated with a level of professionalism and personalized service you deserve.


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    My Client Reviews

    (34 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 4.9
    Past 3 months: N/A

    Ratings Breakdown

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    97% of James’s ratings: 5 stars
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    1 stars
    3% of James’s ratings: 1 star
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    2022
    03/24/22
    Shaw gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Thank you, James for providing the highest level service to us. We appreciated and are grateful to have you as our agent and couldn't be happier.
    02/10/22
    Debby gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James asked many questions to determine exactly what we were looking for. He found numerous potential apartments/condominiums to visit, keeping in mind our needs and requests. He was prompt and courteous with every meeting, e-mail and telephone call. Once we had settled on our choice, James went out of his way in every aspect to facilitate closure. It was a pleasure dealing with James, and should we be in the market to move in the Rockville area, I have no doubt that we will contact James.
    2021
    12/23/21
    Vanesa gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Professional. Knowledgeable. Responsive. Patient. All these traits come to mind when I think of James. James does not sugar-coat, and always offered his sound, sage, and balanced opinions when asked. Will definitely call on James again for my next purchase, or sale. Highly recommend.
    12/23/21
    Michael gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Best choice I made and James you helped me throughout the experience. I am truly grateful. Thank you James.
    11/01/21
    Josiah gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James was the agent for the house we purchased recently. James was extremely helpful, open, transparent, and reliable through the whole process. He really cared about us, understood our needs, and worked diligently to get us a great house that fit right in our price range. He was extremely communicative and easy to reach to answer any of our questions at all times. James made the nightmare that is finding your perfect house a breeze!
    10/13/21
    Peter gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James is a real professional, very responsive, knowledgeable, hard worker and straight forward. Excellent communication during the process of helping us to rent out our home. Would definitely promote and refer James to family and friends.
    10/07/21
    Jamie gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Working with James McInerney was a great experience. He is a true professional and very responsive! Pete and Jamie
    10/07/21
    Jamie gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Working with James McInerney was a great experience. He is a true professional and very responsive! Pete and Jamie
    10/02/21
    Jim gave James 5 stars out of 5
    My wife and I worked with James to buy a new home and to sell our previous home. As both buyers and sellers we were constantly impressed by James' knowledge of the local market, attention to detail, excellent advice and his commitment to frequent communication. We looked at many houses - James really listened to what was important to us and helped us focus in on those properties that fit our needs and desires. When we finally did find a house we loved, we were one of 27 bidders on our new home - James gave us great advice on the local market conditions and how to make our bid stand out. He worked closely with our lender and the seller's agent to make sure our offer was the strongest and that the seller was confident that we were the right buyers. Without his help, I'm sure we would have been lost in the pack. Instead, we came out on top to get a home we love at a price we could afford. When we then turned to selling our townhome, James was ready with a detailed market survey and marketing plan. Again, he offered timely and valuable advice on how to make sure we were putting our best foot forward. He offered great advice on pricing and went well beyond our expectations to make sure our home was in shape to sell - just before we were about to put it on the market, we discovered a leaking pipe had damaged the ceiling - just as we were leaving for a two week vacation. Within hours, James had a repairman on the scene who fixed the problem, not only preventing further damage but also making it look like new. When the prospective buyer asked for some minor repairs, he likewise had the right service providers at his fingertips. He negotiated with the buyers to get us the best price and had excellent sense of the market. I'd recommend James to anyone selling or buying in this area. He's dedicated, extremely knowledgable, meticulous, and really listens.
    09/30/21
    Soheila gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James was knowledgeable, professional, and a very reassuring partner in the process of renovating and selling my townhome. He was always available and ready to respond to my requests and questions. Thank you, James!!
    09/29/21
    Tish gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James is 1 in a million. We were trying to find a short-term rental. No one would help us as everyone was/is chasing the big bucks via home sales. But James help us and was successful in finding us a single-family rental in no time. I wish I found him sooner. Now we will look to James to help us find our forever home.
    09/29/21
    Patrick gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I found James to be very professional, knowledgeable, supportive and extremely polite. I would recommend James to anyone looking for real estate help.
    09/22/21
    Tzu-i gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Within the past five months we have bought a house and sold a house with James. Given the craziness of the market right now, we feel especially lucky and grateful to have had James advocating on our behalf. He is incredibly communicative, often responded within minutes whether it's bright and early or late at night. He calmly guided us through the process of making these big decisions with admirable knowledge and attention to details. It was a pleasure to work with James and I cannot recommend his service highly enough.
    07/14/21
    Monica gave James 5 stars out of 5
    It was great to have James to help strategize and navigate the home buying process! I bought my first house during the very competitive Covid market. After pursuing online and reviewing my budget, I set a few home requirements and a longer list of nice-to-haves and fluctuating requirements. James was very understanding of my evolving preferences and helped me evaluate pros and cons to figure out my top choices. I was in Florida during my Maryland home search and James was still very attentive, took my parents to look at houses, made video tours, and planned an all-day 10-home tour for my weekend visit. He explained loan strategies, bidding strategies, and pointed out countless good and bad features of each place we viewed. Even through the holiday season, I was able to quickly close on a fabulous house in a wonderful neighborhood for less than the appraisal. And after just a few months, the online estimate is more than 10% above what I bought it for. I felt like a winner with James on my team!
    05/21/21
    Sumedha gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Mr. James McInernery is a very kind hearted gentlemen. We are new to the USA and we didn't know any of the procedures of purchasing of houses in the USA. Mr. James explained us about the situation, procedures and the market. He is a very honest and trust worthy gentlemen. He did not concentrate on his commission. His priority was to serve the customer according to the customer's satisfaction. He would have easily fix us to a high value home and collect his commission to maximize his income but he did not do so. He is very honest and trust worthy gentlemen. He found the most suitable house for our requirement and our financial capacity. We are Asians, we follow different cultural ethics when selecting houses. He very well understood our requirements and recommended houses which are compatible with our cultural requirements. When ever, I require his assistance he is ready to help us. I strongly recommend Mr. James McInerney's service for any one who needs the service of a trustworthy and committed real estate agent because his priority is to satisfy his customer. I wish him all the best for is carrier.
    05/21/21
    Sumedha gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Mr. James McInernery is a very kind hearted gentlemen. We are new to the USA and we didn't know any of the procedures of purchasing of houses in the USA. Mr. James explained us about the situation, procedures and the market. He is a very honest and trust worthy gentlemen. He did not concentrate on his commission. His priority was to serve the customer according to the customer's satisfaction. He would have easily fix us to a high value home and collect his commission to maximize his income but he did not do so. He is very honest and trust worthy gentlemen. He found the most suitable house for our requirement and our financial capacity. We are Asians, we follow different cultural ethics when selecting houses. He very well understood our requirements and recommended houses which are compatible with our cultural requirements. When ever, I require his assistance he is ready to help us. I strongly recommend Mr. James McInerney's service for any one who needs the service of a trustworthy and committed real estate agent because his priority is to satisfy his customer. I wish him all the best for is carrier.
    05/10/21
    Nelson gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I first worked with James when he helped me sell a property I previously owned, which sold in March of 2021. From working with James on this first real estate transaction I was pleasantly surprised with his communication skills; PROMPT, professional, to the point. Good communication skills are paramount to me as this can save you so much valuable time and stress, and in the current housing market excellent communication skills is a must! So naturally, after selling my previous property, I asked James to help me find my next property. Started my search at the end of March 2021, found the new property, put an offer on it and was accepted, and closed on it in early May 2021! Still pleasantly surprised at how fast everything happened, especially in the current outrageously competitive real estate market. If you want a professional, detail oriented, motivated go-getter that will help you sell your house or buy your next property then look no further!
    03/05/21
    Debra gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I had the pleasure of working with James during my recent home purchase in Pennsylvania. I was referred to James by Jo Ann Glakas Pappalardo who is also with Coldwell Banker. Together James and Jo Ann did a wonderful job in helping me to purchase my home. I found James to be extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of purchasing a home. He was also very kind and reassuring and he provided outstanding communication throughout the entire process, which was important for me. I am very thankful for the help and expertise that James provided, and I highly recommend him.
    03/03/21
    Lyn gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I loved working with James. He responded to me promptly and made sure the ball kept rolling. He listened to my needs and found houses to fit my wants. He was very honest and straight forward. James provided me with material to make sound decisions regarding my previous residence. If you want someone to work with you to buy, rent or sell your house, James is the man.
    01/28/21
    Rylin gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James was all we could ask for in helping us find our new home. He stayed in close communication throughout the entire process, answering our questions, responding to our feedback and anticipating our needs. We could not be happier. Highly recommend.
    2020
    12/30/20
    Michele gave James 5 stars out of 5
    He helped us to sell our house at a rapid pace. Thank you!
    Response from James
    01/05/21
    Thank you Michele. It was my absolute pleasure working with you and I'm delighted that we could sell your Germantown home quickly and for well above your asking price. Wishing you the very best for 2021 and beyond. Enjoy the warmer weather in Florida. :-)
    12/29/20
    Jeffrey gave James 1 stars out of 5
    He'™s nice guy but didn'™t help me any discount to fix I'™m disappointed with James he also ignore my request to fix so not happy thnx
    Response from James
    01/05/21
    I am both sorry and disappointed that you feel the way you do, Jeffrey. I appreciate you saying I'm a nice guy but the crux of what you said however is incorrect. Nothing could be further from the truth and I would like to set the record straight.

    You really wanted the home you're in now, Jeffrey. You also had a timetable to purchase and I bent over backwards to make sure you got your home and didn't overpay. The home appraised for well more than your purchase price. It was a buy as-is home purchase with right to walk. You knew that from the get go. That said, I successfully negotiated a 3% seller credit for you in lieu of repairs which the Seller wasn't going to do to begin with anyway but I recognized that they also didn't want us to walk. 3% on this purchase, Jeffrey, is not an insignificant amount of money. I even made sure you'd get to settlement by finding you private funding when your conventional financing was denied 10 days before settlement and conventional mortgage lenders were no longer an option for you. So, to say I didn't get you a discount for repairs or I ignored your request is a falsehood. Please check your Settlement Statement and the contract docs if you don't remember. You will see what I say is correct.

    In addition, you seem to forget that I helped you to get your previous home ready for sale by getting my recommended contractors in to pick up the pieces where your own contractors failed. I sold your home quickly and above list... I negotiated your home sale upwards, got the buyer home inspection contingency dropped, and had back-up offers to boot. Don't you remember?

    I also got you under contract with your home purchase at the same time your home for sale was active under contract, which is very difficult in today's market. Most listing agents/sellers won't give buyers the time of day if they have a home sale contract contingency, yet I got it done for you. I guess I can't blame you for not seeing or understanding the significance of that as I made the whole process of selling your previous home and buying your new home seamless and smooth for you despite the curve ball you threw at me with your denial of conventional financing which I ultimately resolved for you.

    You are the first to write such a negative review and give one star for my professional services. If it was warranted, I'd not bat an eye. It's not and I guess there is no pleasing some despite one's best efforts and positive results. I give 110% to all my clients and I ensure that their best interests are always protected. My Client-First philosophy is the very cornerstone of my business. You can certainly speak to that if you so choose yet you've done the opposite. To say I'm disappointed in your remarks is an understatement. They are so far from the truth and I am saddened by them.

    As I write this email, I'm torn between whether I should post this email reply to your public review or just let it go. There are two sides to every coin, Jeffrey, and my potential future clients deserve to know both sides so they can draw their own conclusion. Your remarks are an anomaly and so out of character on how I conduct my real estate business. My hope is that those reading this, if posted, and my other reviews will see that and decide correctly for themselves what is actually what.

    Your review has done me and my business unwarranted harm, Jeffrey. Despite that I do wish you well. Congratulations on your new home and I wish you many happy years in it. Happy New Year. May 2021 and beyond be better and brighter years for you.

    Yours Sincerely,

    James
    07/24/20
    Mulet gave James 5 stars out of 5
    If you are looking for a real estate agent, I cannot recommend Mr. Mclnerney highly enough. He is a top-notch agent and his professionalism, responsiveness, transparency, patience, attention to detail and knowledge of the real estate market exceeded my wife and I's expectations. Mr. Mclnerney guided us through the process of selling our home and purchasing a lot to build our custom home and was readily available to answer all of our questions. He continually went above and beyond to ensure that our best interests were represented and made the entire process easier to navigate.
    07/07/20
    Luigi gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James is very knowledgeable always paying attention to every little details, you can depend on him And a trustworthy person . I was very happy working with him.
    07/02/20
    Eteline gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James is very professional knows what' is doing, very friendly. He is very dedicated to help you find the place you like.I could not asked for a better agent and he pay attention to every details for the customer,i am verry happy for the home he help us find.
    05/12/20
    Joseph gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I have been around real estate for many years. My father was a salesman and a broker before his death. I was in the hotel and restaurant business for almost 18 years. James embodied wisdom and knowledge of the product with superior customer service. My wife and I were lucky to have him guide us through this process. I hope to do more deals with him in the future.
    04/14/20
    Ethan gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Honest, professional, and responsive. These are the words that best describe James. Despite the recent Corona pandemic, thanks to James, we were able to close on or before the closing date. Also, the house we closed on had several offers that were similar or better than ours, but James was able to come up with appealing offers and strategies to acquire the house. He explained every detail on time and in the simplest ways that I, first home buyer, could understand. Even after the closing, he constantly checked up on us and gave us referrals to movers, contractors, electricians, home security and cleaning service providers, etc. so that we can best settle into our new home. Highly recommended and I can personally guarantee, from my personal experience, that he will do his utmost to fulfill anyone in purchasing their dream house.
    04/04/20
    Jessica gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James is an outstanding real estate agent. As our realtor, he helped my husband and I sell our home (in 2 weeks time) and walked us through every step of finding a lot to build a custom home. His professionalism, work ethic, knowledge, responsiveness and genuine interest in assuring we made an informed decision when choosing a lot to build our home exceeded our expectations. James is extremely detailed oriented, goes above and beyond, and cares for the best interest of his clients. He is truly an expert in his field and my husband and I could not recommend him enough to anyone looking to buy and/or sell a home.
    03/01/20
    Kurtis gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Working with my realtor James has been the best experience Thank youJames for your professionalism
    02/14/20
    Marian gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James was dedicated to finding the right property for me. He stuck with me through at least two dozen walkthroughs and three attempted offers. He is amazing at finding the right property. I will be recommending him to everyone I know that is looking to buy or sell.
    01/28/20
    Mariah gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I had a very long complicated closing process but we finally made it to closing after almost two months and it would not have happened without James. James is extremely professional & hard working he did everything he could to make this happen for us and we could not thank him enough. He truly treats his clients like family and is very attentive during what can be an extremely stressful process. Will definitely be using him again for all of our real estate needs!
    01/26/20
    Aarun gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James was very helpful and there when we needed him throughout the whole process. He has a friendly personality and great to work with. I definitely recommend him to anyone that is in the process of looking for a house.
    2019
    08/22/19
    Erik gave James 5 stars out of 5
    As a first time home buyer, i could not be more pleased with James. His attention to detail and willingness to rectify issues that weren't even on my radar saved me a lot of time and money. Additionally, the level of communication was top notch and really made this process easy despite my hectic work and travel schedule. James is an honest broker, flexible with his schedule and cradle to grave, there was no question in my mind that i had the right man in my corner. Highly recommend his services.
    06/20/19
    James gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James was all we could ask for in helping us find our new home. He stayed in close communication throughout the entire process, answering our questions, responding to our feedback and anticipating our needs. We could not be happier. Highly recommend.
    06/18/19
    David gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James was all we could have hoped for. He was very responsive to our needs, great at at communicating with us, and amazingly helpful in shepherding us through the entire process, from initial inquiry to closing. He answered all our questions quickly and thoroughly, responded to our feedback and anticipated our needs on things we never would have thought of. We are very happy with the property he found us and with the entire transaction. We highly recommend!
    04/21/19
    Sanaz gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I have worked with Mr. McInerney for several years, he is very compassionate about his work, ensuring his clients are happy, professional, honest and has a hard work ethic that is very much respected, and a genuinely nice guy. He goes above and beyond, answering questions in detail, providing objective data, and is very personable. I am confident clients will also see this same compassion and caring transparent in James when they look for their dream home. He will be there every step of the way, making sure the process goes very smoothly, very attentive to detail, and put the extra effort that most Realtors don't ( but should, such as taking professional photographs and staging). Not to mention he has a very extensive engineering background which should give his clients the extra confidence as his existing skills and talents will contribute to his success.

    My Experience

    • THE HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Educated in Ireland from Primary School (K-7), Secondary School (8-12), through to third level education (University/College).
    • B.Eng, Engineering (Hons) 1987, N.I.H.E. now known as University of Limerick.
    • Immigrated to the United States at the end of 1989, beginning of 1990.
    • Have several patents... US (issued 2003 us 6,641,355), Ireland, and International.
    • Since 2000, self-employed and have owned and operated several successful B2B businesses.
    • In 2008 began to focus entirely as a full-service lead generation, marketing, and advertising agency for other SMB/Es to help establish brand recognition for their business using various media channels and the latest in emerging technologies.
    • STRENGTHS and SPECIALTIES:
    • Experience in sales (inside & outside), advertising, marketing, reputation management, graphic design, print services, communication skills, contract negotiation, business development, business management, engineering research & design, intellectual property writing & review, patent filing, everything Real Estate in DMV.
    • PERSONALITY TRAITS:
    • Tenacious -- no stone left unturned. Think outside-the-box problem solver -- there is always a solution. Attention to detail. Critical and analytical thinker. Persistent, almost to a fault. Very goal oriented. Loyal. Good humored and good natured.
    • WHAT DOES THIS ALL DISTILL DOWN TO FOR YOU WITH ME AS YOUR AGENT OF CHOICE?
    • My past experiences as well as my academic background have allowed me to develop and hone a number of skills -- communication, analytics, negotiating, advising, consulting, and managerial -- that I consider to be both very beneficial and paramount for the exciting, people-centric, and full-time career of Real Estate.
    • Drawing on this experience from previous career paths and recognizing that everyones home purchase and home sale needs are one-of-a-kind, coupled with my Client-First philosophy and current knowledge of Real Estate, I will represent your interests with the utmost care, honesty, integrity and discretion. I am also committed to your complete satisfaction. Buying or selling your home does not have to be stressful, and as your partner in the process, I will guide you along the way to make your experience smooth and successful.
    • My approach is consultative, always keeping your end goal in mind, and my promise to you is a partnership, not just throughout the initial home-buying and home-selling process, but also throughout home ownership. This Client-for-Life philosophy is founded in the belief that protecting one of your greatest investments, your home, is an ongoing responsibility and I am always here to serve you, providing relevant information when needed to help you make the right decisions in maintaining that investment.
    • Consider us as YourNextHomeGuide -- you will not be disappointed.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Licensed in MD & PA
    • ABR®
    • SRES®
    • PSA®
    • GCAAR
    • NAR
    • MAR
    • Bright MLS
    • Best of Blue - Top 100 - DC Metro

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