Jim Abbott is a fourth generation native San Diegan and the Managing Partner of Jim Abbott and Associates, Prudential California Realty. He is proud of the place he calls home, and for over twenty years has made the success of hundreds of homeowners his top priority.
Ranked near the top of all real estate agents nationwide, Jim’s reputation for highest ethical standards, commitment to clients’ goals, trendsetting marketing, and aggressive negotiating skills are hallmarks of his real estate career. In 2005 Jim and his team closed 81 transactions for a total sales volume of $60 million. With Prudential’s recent assimilation by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway family of businesses, Jim’s business now enjoys support from one of the world’s top financial organizations.
Jim’s success may be best described by fellow business colleague who explains, “Jim’s calm, yet determined persona, combined with his knowledge of downtown, makes him a successful leader in all he does.”
Jim remembers his first week in the business, “That first week I hosted an open house, and halfway through it, a couple came in and bought the house I was holding open, and then asked me to list their current residence. I went into the Monday morning sales meeting thinking that selling real estate was easy! That was the last time in my career that ever happened!”
Community volunteerism is another of Jim’s hallmarks. As president of a new library in Rancho Bernardo funded by six years of hard-fought volunteer efforts, Jim is proud to preside over a healthy building endowment and bright future for local education.
Jim also founded the San Diego Association of Realtors Downtown Real Estate Marketing Group, whose goals are to discuss overall market conditions and inventory, coordinate the tour of new listings, and create a place where the exchange ideas and important information can flow freely.
Jim has also served as a director of both the San Diego and California Associations of Realtors – organizations that promote high professional standards and a strong commitment real estate consumers.