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Jim Tripodes
Pasadena - Old Town Office

ABOUT

14 years of real estate sales experience
Consistent and exceptional service for every client
Green, NAR, CAR, PFAR

I assist buyers and sellers with residential real estate transactions in the Greater Los Angeles area.

I am a top producing agent at Pacific Union International in Pasadena. In 2015 and 2013 I received the prestigious “Gold Circle” award placing me in the top 3% of agents companywide, in 2016 and ... read more »

I assist buyers and sellers with residential real estate transactions in the Greater Los Angeles area.

I am a top producing agent at Pacific Union International in Pasadena. In 2015 and 2013 I received the prestigious “Gold Circle” award placing me in the top 3% of agents companywide, in 2016 and 2014 I earned the “Silver Circle” award placing me in the top 5% of agents companywide. From 2009-2018 I completed 160+ real estate transactions with my total sales volume exceeding $100,000,000.

I have 17+ years of combined experience in real estate sales and wholesale mortgage financing. I assist sellers, buyers, investors, landlords, and owners looking to simultaneously buy and sell. I have vast experience with trust sales, probate sales, divorce sales, short sales, first-time homebuyer purchases, and REO purchases.

I am a licensed California Real Estate Broker and I earned my Green Designation in 2013. read less «

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Current Listings

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2660 S. Oak Knoll Avenue | San Marino
$3,310,000
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1515 Bradbury Road | San Marino
$1,796,000
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586 Winston Avenue | San Marino
$1,750,000
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 4471 Treasure Valley | Claremont
$1,600,000
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4407 Jasmine Avenue | Culver City
$1,375,000
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 2730 Devonport Road | San Marino 
$1,325,000
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8560 E. Fairview Avenue | N. San Gabriel
$1,240,000
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1710 Las Flores Avenue | San Marino
$1,235,000
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1730 Fairmount Avenue | La Canada Flintridge
$1,210,000
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733 Hunter Drive | N. San Gabriel
$1,195,000
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508 E. Pine Street | N. Alhambra
$1,190,009
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8544 E. Fairview Avenue | N. San Gabriel
$1,188,000
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520 Pembrook Drive  | Pasadena
$1,125,000
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 3803 Mainsail Circle | Westlake Village
$1,100,000
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5019 Rockvalley Road | Rancho Palos Verdes
$1,080,000
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3948 Chapman Court | Altadena
$1,050,000
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1100 Armada Drive | Pasadena
$1,010,000
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8554 E. Fairview Avenue | N. San Gabriel
$1,006,000
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6924 N. Willard Avenue | N. San Gabriel
$980,000
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1760 S. Orange Grove Avenue | Picfair Village
$975,000
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976 Falmouth Street | Westlake Village
$975,000
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5025 College View | Eagle Rock
$955,000
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717 Everts Street | Pasadena
$950,000
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1190 Avenue 64 | Pasadena
$950,000
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7522 W. 88th Street | Westchester
$915,000
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 270 S. Parkwood Avenue | Pasadena
$900,500
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1247 E. Palm Street  | Altadena
$890,000
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1570 Las Lunas Street | Pasadena
$861,000
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307 E. Winnie Way | Arcadia
$860,000
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580 Milton Drive | N. San Gabriel
$840,000

Reviews

My husband and I just purchased our dream home with Jimmy Tripodes as our real estate agent. Jimmy was a dream to work with! He made the process of buying a home a pleasurable, instead of a scary, one for us as first time homebuyers. Unlike other agents with whom we have worked in the past, Jimmy has an approach to finding you your dream home. He sits you down and explains the entire process of buying a home from the initial pre-approval letter to presenting you with the keys. It is only then that you embark upon the process of finding your dream home. He helps you to design the perfect offer, one that will be taken seriously and sets you aside as individuals to the seller. He guides you through the entire process, answers every phone call and email promptly, and holds your hand at each step of the way. Jimmy even came to facilitate our signing of the final escrow documents! His meticulous attention to detail meant that I didn't have to second-guess every piece of paper that we were asked to sign and that I could trust the financing and escrow agents with whom we were working. I appreciate how much work he put into helping us find our new home and for always staying one step ahead of the deal. I can't wait to see him at our housewarming party!!
- Brecken K.
We would recommend Jim Tripodes to anyone who is looking for not just a realtor, but someone they can trust. During our experience, he was helpful, patient and really made us confident that he had our best interest at heart. We felt completely comfortable with the process because he took the time to explain everything and answer every question we had. Now we are in our dream home, and we owe that in great part to Jimmy.
- Scott and Tracy T.
Working with my realtor Jim Tripodes was absolutely wonderful! Being a first-time homebuyer, he guided me through the buying process from beginning to end. In addition, Jim always demonstrated patience and professionalism despite what hurdles we encountered. Thanks to Jim, I accomplished all my home-buying goals and now have a great condo to show for it.
- Dr. Lindsay W.
Jim is the most reliable person. I've had other realtors who didn't seem to care what kind of house I ended up with as long as I bought something. Jim is different, he took the time to look carefully at each place and tell me the advantages and disadvantages from the construction to the potential problems that may come down the line (from buying an older home). He was always prompt, returned phone calls immediately as well as helped me locate a lender who I am happy with too! Now I have my own beautiful home to enjoy and I owe it all to Jim. I wholeheartedly recommend Jim for anyone seeking to buy a home!
- Ann M.
My fiancé and I set out to buy a house in the 6 months leading up to our wedding. Jim was recommended by a friend, and we couldn't have been happier with his work. He is knowledgeable, diligent, and will go above and beyond to ensure that your house dreams become a reality (within reason, of course - Jim is ever the realist). We couldn't have made it through this process without him. Now we have our perfect house! Many, many thanks!
- Molly P. and Joe K.
I had been shopping for a home in the Pasadena area for over a year using different agent. I had put in approximately 10 offers and each time there was little follow up and zero results. I finally decided to switch agents and work with Jim in June of 2010. In the first couple of weeks I had put in two offers and they were both accepted. I picked the better of the two and on July 27, 2010 I got the keys to my new home. I was extremely impressed with Jim's professionalism, thoroughness, attention to detail, and follow up in closing the deal. I would definitely recommend Jim Tripodes for your next home purchase.
- Whitney M.
Our first time buying a home couldn't have been a better experience, and we owe it all to Jim. He took us step-by-step through the process and explained everything to us down to the last detail. He was efficient, reliable, and worked hard to make our short sale go through with very few problems. We will not hesitate to use Jim in the future for any of our real estate needs. We couldn't be happier and love our new home.
- Brett & Lisa R.
As a first-time homebuyer, Jim guided me through the entire home purchasing process from recommending lenders through the close of escrow. He always made himself available for any questions I might have and thoroughly explained everything to me. He is very patient and took me to see dozens of homes over a five-month period until I found the perfect property. Jim never made me feel like this was an inconvenience to him and I never felt pressure to consider a property that wasn't perfect for me. When I did find the perfect home, Jim did everything possible to make sure I was the buyer who got the home. Jim is extremely organized, detail-oriented and patient. He always has his client's best interest at heart and will go above and beyond to make sure they are happy. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone; especially a first-time homebuyer.
- Kailani S.
In this extremely complicated housing market, it is critical that you have an experienced and honest real estate agent on your side. My wife and I bought our dream house in the midst of the housing crisis last year and were able to do so because of the time and effort Jim took to make it happen. We looked for 2+ years and no one but Jim took the time to explain every detail, talk us through every piece of paper and ensure that we were in the right house at the right price. As they say - the proof is in the pudding. My wife and i and are new baby girl are more than comfortable in our new home and we have room to grow and frankly, money to make because of when/where/how we bought. If you'd like to discuss Jim or the housing market, please let me know. There is no one better and we are proof.
- Branden and Marisa C.
Jim helped us find our home 3 years ago in North San Gabriel. We were tough customers, with a budget. He had a file, inches thick of potential homes that we visited within a 9 month period of intense shopping. We spent so much of his time, energy and resources and he was always calm and helpful. Most realtors would have given up on us to go onto the next sale, instead he was challenged. He's respectful, professional, detailed and has a calm self-confidence that does not feel aggressive, just helpful. I have recommended Jim to several friends and family and feel that if you should choose him amongst the many realtors in the area, you will be glad you did.
- Ted and Kendra L.
Jim is a professional realtor who helped sell our home in a very unpredictable real estate market. His communication skills and his availability to us made the transaction as smooth as possible. I have previously recommended Jim to others and would not hesitate to do so in the future.
- Tyler and Erin P.
Purchasing a home is the largest financial investment that most people will make. It is both exciting and taxing. Which is why working with Jim made the experience enjoyable and effortless. He worked tirelessly for me and always had my best interest in mind. Jim was very knowledgeable, relentlessly thorough, and attentive. He was constantly communicating with me and the biggest compliment I can give him is to say that I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
- Daniel P.
The experiences with Jim in an entire duration of purchase of my Pasadena Dalton condominium unit was great and unforgettable. He prepared a thorough analysis of the condo market in this city, and accompanied us in visiting another new townhouse in the market, located nearby, as good comparison, so that I was absolutely ready and confident to participate in the auction. After I successfully won the bid, Jim helped me in every aspect to ensure loan, examine the unit, ask Dalton managers to fix hot water problem, and list items, in great details, for pre-closing inspection walkout. He even helped me in communicating with my lender... Jim put customer satisfaction as his top priority and shows enthusiasm in his work. I admire his expertise, and will definitely refer Jim to my friends who attempt to buy or sell their house.
- The Kam Family
Jim worked hard and responded to us very quickly. He is very patient and explained every detail in the whole process to us. He was always willing to answer our questions. He is a professional who worked hard to protect us from any loss. This is an unforgettable experience for us. You did a great job and we really appreciate it. We will recommend you to our friends without hesitation in the future.
- The Liu Family
Jim did a fabulous and amazing job as a realtor for our first home. He came highly recommended from one of my friends who also used him. He was nothing but professional, efficient, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable in loans and real estate. The home we ended up with was a dream both in price and location. From start to finish, the entire process couldn't have gone better. He answered all of our "rookie" questions and gave great advice. We will absolutely use him again in the next two or three years when we upgrade to our 2nd home!
- Chris and Jessica J.
Jim is an excellent real estate professional and forward thinker. We have worked together on the finance side, and he has represented me on the real estate side, and I have total trust and faith in him and his abilities.
- Brian Y.
Jim has proven time and time again that he can be trusted and relied on for service in the real estate industry. His experience and expertise in the industry speaks for itself. He took care of my family with the highest integrity and we have used his services on many occasions throughout last couple of years. He is a true professional who carries himself in the most efficient and trustworthy way. I have recommended him many times to family members and friends. If you want a true professional whose primary concern is you and your family, it is a must to call on Jim.
- Dan and Bonnie L.
Jim helped my husband and I buy our first home in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of LA. I think the best thing about working with Jim was how responsive he was. It seemed as if he was always only working for us and didn't have any other clients. He was quick to email or call when I had questions about the process. In addition, Jim was incredibly knowledgeable about the entire process and guided us expertly through 3 offers, 2 escrows, and finally a sale. He also has great connections with other providers in the real estate business and was able to recommend a fantastic lender and inspector. I would absolutely recommend Jim to any potential buyer and we will certainly be contacting him again when it's time to upgrade to our next home!
- Dan and Jennifer K.
Jim helped us find and purchase our dream home. In a very competitive market, he kept us one step ahead of other potential buyers to get the house we wanted at a great price. Our family is forever grateful to Jim for his first-rate client service, great communication, and extensive real estate knowledge.
- Kelly G.
I just bought my first place and I couldn't imagine having done so with anyone else! I first called Jim just a couple of months ago because I had no idea where to start, who to talk to, or if buying was even a possibility for me. From the first phone call, I knew Jim was someone I wanted to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable about any and everything related to real estate and you can tell he really enjoys helping people find homes. I needed a lot of hand holding and asked a ton of questions and Jim always provided detailed and thoughtful answers. While I'm sure he had many other clients, he was always quick to answer his phone or return an email/text. At times, it literally felt like he was mine own personal home buying expert. He made the entire process easy to understand and took away a lot of the stress and uncertainty. I am very happy with my decision and I really owe most of that to Jim! I 1000% percent recommend choosing Jim to help you find or sell a home.
- Candice C.
Despite the increasingly competitive Pasadena market, Jim helped my husband and I find our dream home. He didn't stop until we found exactly what home we wanted, where we wanted it and how much we wanted for it. And it happened quickly. From the time we went to our first open house until we were fully moved into our new home, it took less than 3 months. This is actually the second home Jim has helped us purchase. His time, attention and professionalism was just as 5-star as the first. We've recommended Jim to countless friends and family over the years, and all of them have had the same, wonderful experience as us.
- Alisa Y.
Jim was recommended to us by a friend and we can honestly say we could not be any happier that we worked with him to find our house. As mentioned in a previous post, Jim really cares about his clients. I specifically recall one incident when my wife and I thought a property we viewed was a good option for us; however, Jim did not hesitate to point out a few key issues that did not meet our search criteria and suggested we wait for a better opportunity. We worked with other Realtors in the past that were just looking to close a sale, but from that one incident we realized Jim was really looking out for our best interest and was not going to rush us to purchase a home that was not right for our needs. Additionally, Jim is a true professional and always came prepared when we viewed a house. He often had historical information on the property and comparables on hand, so if we liked the property, we could discuss what would be a competitive offer right away. Overall Jim's knowledge, patience, and professionalism was invaluable for our house search.
- Albert H.
My husband and I just purchased our first home with the help of Jim. He is a professional from top to bottom! Being first time buyers, we had a lot of questions and Jim answered all of them in a way that is easy to understand. We honestly felt like he was on our side and had our best interest at heart. Jim is knowledgeable, accessible, patient and easy to work with. He has an eye for detail and is aggressive without being over-bearing. All in all, the whole experience was a positive one and I highly recommend Jim to any potential buyers/sellers.
- Karen and Justin K.
Jim was an excellent real estate agent who assisted us with the sale of our house. He priced the house very accurately for the market and was very honest and upfront. With so many real estate agents out there, I went with Jim because he was the most honest about what I could expect with the current conditions and did not inflate things so we would sign him up. He worked very hard to advertise the house and had helpful advice for the showings and open houses. He was respectful of our requests, listened to our concerns and was very quick to respond. I would recommend him to those seeking a hardworking, honest real estate agent.
- Irene Y.
I recently needed to sell my house in Arcadia in a hurry and decided to use Jim Tripodes based on his success with a house very close to mine. Jim was very professional and offered excellent advice to maximize the chances of a sale. In this difficult market, and dealing with a house with less than perfect "Feng Shui", he was able to secure a cash offer from mainland China and a cash back-up offer for the property within two or three weeks of the open house for exactly the price I was hoping for. I am very pleased to recommend Jim to any potential seller or buyer. He has a detailed knowledge of the market in the Arcadia area which is essential when selling or buying in these complicated times.
- Nick B.
Jim Tripodes has been our realtor for over 9 years. In fact, we have hired him three times over those 9 years. He recently sold our property in Pasadena. He was able to secure multiple offers within a week of the house going on the market. We ended up with a great buyer, all cash above asking, with a ten-day escrow. It was a fast, efficient and smooth process. Jim is a true expert in all things real estate. He is a great marketer, knows this area in and out, is willing to do whatever it takes to get your property seen and sold, and most importantly, we trust him implicitly. We just could not recommend him enough.
- Sam and Kelly G.
Jim Tripodes is one of the most helpful, knowledgeable and attentive agents out there. He worked tirelessly and really helped us hone in on what made sense for us as first time homebuyers. Starting with the home search all the way through the close of escrow he was there any time we had questions or concerns throughout the process. I could not have higher praise or recommend someone more than Jim Tripodes
- Stephen R. and Erica R.
I have used Jim on several transactions from SFR to investment properties. Each time, Jim made the transactions incredibly smooth and completely transparent. The amount of time and effort he puts into each transaction regardless of property value is intensive and helps alleviate much of the stress of the transaction process. Each time I felt that there were no surprises due to Jim's effort to be as thorough as possible. Without hesitation I would use Jim Tripodes again for our next transaction.
- John N.
Jim was the perfect choice to help me sell my home in Highland Park. He has been in the business for over ten years and his experience is evident in his observations and suggestions; all geared toward helping the client in the best way possible.
- Jim W.
companies. We feel very fortunate to work with Jim. – Craig and Yumi B. Jim helped us with the sale of our house and was invaluable from start to finish. Not only did we get 4% over asking price but the level of service he provided was outstanding. From pricing strategy and marketing to the negotiation of the deal, we relied heavily on Jim's experience. He guided us through each step in the process and we felt well educated and confident throughout. If you are looking for a responsive, experienced agent that works closely with his clients to meet their needs, Jim truly is your guy.
- Branden C.
Jim is an extremely knowledgeable and patient agent and helped us selling our House. He was like our personal advisor. We learned so much about real estate. He was available after hours with any questions. Jim was always extremely responsive, thorough, and got us 9 offers in one week. We sold our house within two weeks and closed without any issue about in a month. Jim was very patient and kept us positive during our escrow and took care of our buyer's needs without us being present. He has an in depth understanding of the legal terms & conditions within each contract and educated us on the whole process from an offer, loan application and closing through escrow. We recommend Jim to anyone who is looking for a full service, personal approach to the home buying or selling process without the high pressure of other companies. We feel very fortunate to work with Jim.
- Craig and Yumi B.
Jim was an excellent agent for us. He was a great listener and really was attentive to our needs. He always made time to talk with me throughout the escrow process to clearly explain what was going on. Also, his knowledge as a former mortgage lender was invaluable being the current requirements from underwriters.
- Mark O.
Jim is a fabulous real estate agent. He is professional, conscientious, thorough, and responsive. He is willing to go the extra mile, which in my case, was quite literal, as I ended up buying a property far from his office. I highly recommend Jim--my experience working with him was a pleasure in every way.
- Cassie G.
Jim is very knowledgeable and thorough relative to real estate processes. He was very supportive and attentive in his representation during the selling of our old home and the purchase of our new home. He was always available via phone, email or text to discuss or explain real estate details. Jim is very experienced and professional and knows the real estate market throughout the greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas.
- Susan Y.
We felt like Jim was always looking out for our best interests throughout the whole home buying process. We really appreciated his guidance to stay patient until we found a home that was a great fit for us. His experience (as both an agent and previously working in lending), knowledge of the local areas and professionalism (particularly through the negotiation process) were always evident.
- Jeremy C.
Jim Tripodes is an amazing realtor and by the time the home buying process was over, we felt lucky enough to call him a friend. His knowledge and expertise are only matched by his patience and caring as he walks you through the home buying process. He helped us buy our first home and when it came time to relocate and sell our home and buy another, we knew there was no other choice but Jim. He is also quite knowledgeable in the area of lending, so he really can give you the full picture. We would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a house. His integrity and concern for his clients during the process really set him apart in the world of real estate.
- Scott and Tracy T.
Jim was great in working with us to sell our home - highly recommend! He took us step by step through the process and explained everything to us down to the last detail. He responded to phone, texts and emails quickly. He made sure it went smoothly from the original listing of our home to the day it closed. We will not hesitate to use Jim again or recommend him to any friends looking to buy or sell their homes.
- Brett and Lisa R.
Jim was incredibly patient with us while working to find us a home. We were looking for a home in a popular area while working with a smaller budget. He helped us as first-time buyers get through and understand the entire process from not only the real estate side, but also the financial side. We're thankful for the recommendation to seek him out!
- Jonathan W. and Chelsea M.
Jim operated with a high level of professionalism, representing my wife and I incredibly well. He always made himself available at times when we had questions. He addressed concerns with immediate attention, and always made a point to have in person contact as his schedule allowed. I personally could not think of a better person to help us list, sell and purchase a new home in a truncated period of time. Jim, our most sincere gratitude and appreciation for all your help, we couldn't be more thrilled with you and your services. And our new house - we are just elated! Thank you again!
- Luke C.
We would highly recommend Jim to anyone looking to buy or sell! He always made sure we completely understood what was going on, what was expected of us and what our expectations should be. My husband and I sold and bought at the same time and in all seriousness, it was pretty stress free, and we were able to close concurrently! He was extremely knowledgeable and thorough, which made it easy to trust his direction and decisions. He made sure we were in the loop every step of the way. We couldn't be happier with the service we received from Jim!
- Justine C.
We engaged with Jim Tripodes to list our house this past spring, and I can't say enough about his professionalism, real estate transaction knowledge, and attention to detail. He implements a methodical process to marketing homes that involves thorough comp analysis at the outset of the engagement in order to establish a target price. He then performs a significant level of due diligence in getting the home ready for market including highly professional property photos and videos. He also consults with the homeowner, advising on high ROI improvements that can be made prior to going to market. In his prep work, he mitigates the possibility that the house's days on market will mushroom by covering all details prior to showing the home. When he house is ready to show, Jim takes over and engages potential buyers and their agents, establishing a level of trust with these prospects. Finally, once in contract, he maintains a detailed schedule in order to ensure the transaction closes. His process is very impressive, and it worked very well in our sale. Constant communication and honest dealing are hallmarks of his process. Our house was on the market for a matter of days and one open house, and Jim was able to help us entertain multiple bids. Ultimately we settled on an excellent buyer who wished to pay meaningfully over asking price. From here, Jim helped us negotiate an exit timeline that worked for both parties. Our experience with Jim during our sale was very positive, leaving us wishing we had similar white-glove service upon our purchase of a new residence out-of-state. Unfortunately Jim wasn't free to come to the Midwest with us for that deal :)
- Devon and Liz M.
As first time homebuyers, Jimmy was indispensable in helping us purchase our first house. Not only was he extremely dedicated to finding the right home for us, but walked us through each step of the process. He made sure we understood all of the paperwork and what options we had at every turn. He also went above and beyond by taking care of issues at the house when we were unavailable to do so. In addition, he has a great team of professionals, from inspectors to plumbers that he was able to recommend. We couldn't be happier with the service we received, and would recommend Jimmy to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the greater Los Angeles area!
- Steve R. and Catie C.
I would highly recommend Jim Tripodes to anyone looking for a top notch realtor. He is very professional and kept me involved in what was going on with the sale of the house. Jim knows what he is doing, he says what he is going to do and he does it. The whole process of selling the house went smoothly. It was a very good experience because I had the right realtor, Jim Tripodes.
- Victoria P.
Working with Jim to sell our home was a great experience, he kept us updated on time lines, he walk us through the process of selling our home, Jim was there for us in every aspect, giving us his expert advice. He is honest and top notch at his profession. My husband and I are so grateful to have had such a caring agent. Thank you Jim.
- David and Petra
Hands Down, Jim is an absolute PRO at what he does! The time and effort he put into helping us sell our house and buy a new one concurrently, was Top Notch. His knowledge and communication skills are excellent. Jim always looks out for the buyer/seller and his years of experience show. He is engaged in every part of the process and never lets the client feel out of the loop or helpless. Not once did we ever feel like just a number....he puts 110% personally into his clients and his reviews obviously reflect that. Would HIGHLY recommend Jim Tripodes for family, friends, or any person looking to buy or sell. Great job Jim, seriously.
- Christine S.
My husband and I have known Jim for over 8 years. Words cannot truly do justice to explain the wonderful experience we had working with Jim as he helped us purchase our first home. To say the least, we were very green when it came to real estate. Jim's many years in the business was beyond helpful every step of the way. He was ALWAYS available ALWAYS patient and ALWAYS working in our best interest. Many people have told me how stressful buying a home is however working with Jim made this process so smooth. I simply cannot recommend him enough - we would never buy or sell a home without him. If you are looking for an honest, straightforward, knowledgeable expert in the business, look no further! Thank you Jim for all your incredibly hard work. We truly appreciate you. :)
- Evan and Jocelyn O.
Jim Tripodes is by far the best real estate broker our family has ever worked with. Jim is honest, communicative and professional. He is also warm, friendly and knowledgeable. He skillfully guided us through the multiple offers his strategies garnished and went above and beyond to take care of us. He listened to our requests, did his research and explained his listing strategies ever step of the way. We were selling this property as part of an estate. We required a cash buyer, we had tenants on the property, which also needed to be cleared out and cleaned up. We wanted it sold quickly and we wanted the highest dollar amount of the market. Jim made everything simple for us. I am so grateful we had him as our broker. He held out hands through the entire transaction providing genuine personal care and his attention-to-detail was nothing short of white glove services. If you have the opportunity to work with Jim, weather you are selling or purchasing a home or property, you will be provided with the best possible experience I can promise you that. I know I speak for the entire family when I tell you what an outstanding Realtor Jim Tripodes is. Simply the best of the best!
- Lynda F.
As first time buyers, we were incredibly fortunate to be referred to Jim Tripodes at the beginning of our house-hunting journey. Jim is unquestionably the most knowledgeable, patient, and thoughtful real estate agent in the business, and we could not imagine going through this process (or closing on the home of our dreams!) without him by our side. When we first met Jim, he took the time to get to know us on a personal level and learn exactly what it was we were looking for in a home. It was clear from the outset that he cared about finding us a house that not only met our basic criteria, but one that fit our lifestyle and sensibilities. At each appointment to view a property, Jim took the time to point out all of the relevant pros and cons of a home, always noticing things we would have otherwise missed and often exhibiting an impressive depth of knowledge. He was able to highlight everything from structural deficiencies to plumbing issues to threats posed by certain species of trees! Throughout the entire process, it was clear that Jim cared first and foremost about protecting us and our interests. He meticulously analyzed comps, guided us through long documents of realtor “legalese,” and generally confirmed that we had a handle on every detail of an offer we were making. And perhaps most importantly, we never felt pushed or rushed into a decision – Jim encouraged us to take time talking over each potential house and was always available to answer every stray question to ensure that we were making the right call on the biggest purchase of our lives. By the end of the journey, we emerged with not only an amazing home, but a solid education on the business side of real estate and the technical inner workings of a house. We could not be happier with our experience with Jim Tripodes and would emphatically recommend his services to friends, family, and anyone else looking to begin their search for a home. Thank you so much Jim!
- Dave and Gina S.
Truly a pleasure to deal with. Few Realtors match Jim's expertise, professionalism and knowledge of the neighborhood. Jim always went the extra mile for us and made himself available to help with all aspects of the project, offering his advice and consultation at a moments notice. Highly recommended!
- Zach L.
Working with Jim was the best decision we could have ever made hands down. I honestly don't think we could've ever "landed" a house in this market without his uncanny support and guidance. From day one he was with us by our side through a very emotional 7-month journey of highs and lows. Navigating the LA real estate market was unlike anything you could ever imagine, the amount of competition, all cash buyers, and multiple offers we were up against every time we fell in love with a house was unbelievable. Jim's experience, knowledge and intelligence regarding the market was quite impressive. I've never known any realtor that is as detail oriented, meticulous, honest, and professional. He was extremely patient, ALWAYS available to us, and just such a nice guy overall. After we closed escrow I have to admit I was bit sad that we would no longer be corresponding with Jim as much as before(sometimes I felt like he was my on call therapist :P), but we have made a friend for life out of this and we can't thank him enough! If there was a gold medal awarded to Real Estate agents Jim would definitely receive it and I'm sure his other clients feel the same way!
- Raphael and Shannon P.
Jim is amazing to work with and a fantastic person! He's professional yet personable. He's incredibly knowledgeable and experienced. Throughout the entire home buying process, he was patient and kind to both of us. He took the time to explain everything that we were signing in detail (something we truly appreciated). On top of buying a house, we were also getting married. Jim went above and beyond to help us get second opinions, etc. during this busy time in our lives. We cannot recommend him enough to anyone looking for a realtor! We were in the best of hands.
- Aaron and Jen G.
Jim Tripodes did an outstanding job for my family in the sale of our parents home. Thoroughly professional in all aspects of the sale. Would highly recommend Jim to anyone needing real estate assistance in purchasing or selling property.
- Mike C.
Jim Tripodes did an excellent job selling our home. He is very accomplished at understanding the market environment, pricing strategy, staging the house for photos and showings. He is reasonable and honest in his disclosures and take time out for explaining risks and rewards to customers. He responds quickly to inquiries and has great negotiation insight. I have sold many homes and his management made this transaction the best I have experienced. Go with Jim T!
- Jim M.
My experience with Jim was top-notch from beginning to end. He is beyond knowledgeable, very informative, easy to get a hold of and readily available to look at houses or just chat about the process. We bought our house over a month ago and he's still answering questions for me. This was my first-time purchasing the house and he was extremely sensitive to that fact and help me understand all aspects of the process. I will use him again if/when we decide to sell our home. I would also recommend him to anyone and everyone.
- Jamie K.
I recently needed to sell my house in Arcadia in a hurry and decided to use Jim Tripodes based on his success with a house very close to mine. Jim was very professional and offered excellent advice to maximize the chances of a sale. In this difficult market, and dealing with a house with less than perfect "Feng Shui", he was able to secure a cash offer from mainland China and a cash back-up offer for the property within two or three weeks of the open house for exactly the price I was hoping for. I am very pleased to recommend Jim to any potential seller or buyer. He has a detailed knowledge of the market in the Arcadia area which is essential when selling or buying in these complicated times.
- Nick B.
Incredible...one word that describes Jimmy's dedication, persistence and intimate knowledge of everything related to the world of real estate. He knows the so-cal market better than any other agent we've come across. He goes out of his way to serve his clients and was available at all times. Buying a home is stressful. You won't have that experience with Mr. Tripodes. He is a pleasure to work with and I honestly cannot recommend him to you, enough. We will never use another agent!
- Matt S.
Jim was an excellent real estate agent who assisted us with the sale of our house. He priced the house very accurately for the market and was very honest and upfront. With so many real estate agents out there, I went with Jim because he was the most honest about what I could expect with the current conditions and did not inflate things so we would sign him up. He worked very hard to advertise the house and had helpful advice for the showings and open houses. He was respectful of our requests, listened to our concerns and was very quick to respond. I would recommend him to those seeking a hardworking, honest real estate agent.
- Irene Y.