About James Balise

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Meet James

Real Estate Broker

I am a Real Estate Broker living in Bellevue, and working in the greater Seattle area. I'm originally from Seattle, grew up on San Juan Island, and hold a B.A. from the University of Redlands. After that, I spent three years living and working in China (会讲中文) and always like helping to bridge the gap between East and West.

Today's Real Estate market is very complicated. I apply myself to be the most informed and hardest working of any Broker out there. I often am driving neighborhoods to see what's happening, comb through the MLS for hidden gems, or review auction properties every week to get an edge.

You can find me doing market research and writing offers late at night. I search for things that others overlook. Perhaps a bank listed property and left out the square footage, or an inexperienced Broker made a great house look bad.

I follow trends in neighborhoods, development patterns, market conditions, and historical data to determine a property's true value, and where it is likely to go in the future. I believe that my true role is service, not sales. I won't hesitate to tell someone to walk away from a deal if I believe it's not in their best interest. My main focus is on building relationships to last a lifetime.

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