He is extremely knowledgeable about neighborhoods and the prices of homes in those neighborhoods. He is relentless in finding the perfect house and in selling it when I am ready to sell. I wouldn’t use any one else and would recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling..
This was my first time buying a home, so I wasn’t sure what to expect or what to do. I’m glad I had the opportunity to work with Jim on my first home. The great thing about Jim is that he isn’t going to show you something you have no interest in, he understands what people want, he wasn’t dragging me to homes I had no business being in. More importantly, Jim knows St.Pete (especially Historic Kenwood) better than 95% of the realtors out there. Finally, Jim is a straight shooter, you can tell him what you want, and he will tell you whether that is likely to happen, and even if it isn’t he will ask anyway. I highly recommend Jim to anyone in the St.Petersburg / St.Pete area, especially if you are looking for a historic home.
Jim treated us like neighbors and friends from the start and helped us get an amazing deal on a wonderful Craftsman Bungalow in our favorite neighborhood. He was on top of things every step of they way and even held our hands on things we were unsure of. Jim is nothing short of an amazing person and real estate agent.
He found us a great house and helped us through the buying process. He came referred by my in-laws, whom he helped to purchase both a residential and a commercial property. Went from making an offer to closing in 30 days.
He has tremendous local knowledge and has relationships with mortgage officers that are willing to be more open to offering different types of mortgages. He also has relationships with local contractors and home inspectors.
I was very impressed and would recommend to anyone.
Jim helped us both buy (in 2011) and sell (in 2013 when we had to move for work) our house in Gulfport. He helped us through every step of the way and we weren’t easy sometimes, I’m sure! As I told him in an email once, we felt like Jim was not just our real estate agent, but also our advocate. He helped us through the whole process of buying and selling with our best interest always in mind. I would recommend him without hesitation. On both the purchase and the sale, we were closed in just about a month, which is super fast.
Jim was referred to us as ‘someone who knows Kenwood’ and proved beyond doubt that he does! We contacted Jim to help us purchase a home in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood area and initially began working with him through the dedicated web page that he set up for us to look at listings. He listened to us and was able to hone in on what we wanted and what were priorities for us.This helped immensely in narrowing down what we would look at when in FL. Being from out-of-state, he was flexible in working with us and showing us properties in the short time we were in St Pete. He not only sold us a house, he sold us on St Pete! It is great knowing a realtor like Jim but even better having Jim as a neighbor and friend! Thanks JIm!!
JIM AND I SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT HOME. WE WERE LOOKING WHEN THE AVAILABILTIY OF HOMES WAS DECREASING AND PRICES INCREASING. SO IT WAS NOT AN EASY TIME. BUT THROUGH JIM’S LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND MASTERFUL NEGOTIATION SKILLS WE FOUND THE PERFECT HOME AT A GREAT PRICE. I WOULD RECOMMEND JIM TO ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT HOME AT THE RIGHT PRICE. RICH
My wife and I wanted to buy a historic home near downtown St. Petersburg and we were so lucky to find Jim. Jim was able to quickly understand our needs and wants; he proceeded to send us many home options, often before they were even on the market. He was a perfect realtor in that sense; he was able to show us houses that we would have never found otherwise. He also walked us thru over 20+ houses until we found just the right one.
It also wasn’t uncommon to receive late night emails from Jim. His schedule was always based around what worked best for us which was great as well.
Once we found the home we wanted, Jim took us step by step thru the closing process. He explained each step and made sure we were comfortable before moving on. When we were faced with the need for some negotiation with the sellers, Jim advocated for us and got us what we wanted.
We were extremely pleased to have Jim as our realtor and I would recommend him strongly.
Jim was amazing, we lived more than an hour away from our property and he was so much more than a realtor, he helped facilitate the construction work and updates on our house, got us asking price and worked diligently through closing.
Jim is the man to have on your side when selling or buying a home; don’t even think twice about the realtor from your brother-in-law’s pool team.
Jim knows Kenwood, so he is a good choice if you wish to buy or sell. Friends purchased through him, and are very happy. He handled the sale of our property and it was quick and easy.
Over a year ago, while we were doing drive-bys and investigating Kenwood as a possible place to live, Jim approached us and asked if he could help. Boy did he help! Over the next several months we came back to St Petersburg several times searching for exactly what we wanted in a home. During that time Jim clearly focused on our interests and vetted the homes that he presented to us. We were so picky we were starting to feel like the clients from hell but Jim persevered and found our house before anyone even knew that it was for sale! Along with his great local knowledge that ended in this successful purchase he also showed himself to be a willing friend in this process, inviting us to his home for a BBQ fest along with his family and neighborhood friends. Looking to buy, or sell, in St Petersburg? A simple recommendation – call Jim!!
Jim got the job done quickly and with minimal effort on my part — exactly what I was hoping for. Listen to his advice and let him do his thing. He knows what’s up in St. Pete and has a strong local network. 🙂
I travel for work and couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Jim provided excellent guidance during the process, and kept me informed the entire time. In addition to showings, he orchestrated the staging of my home, met with inspectors, appraisers and contractors during the process. There is no way I could have organized these things being away for work. I chose Jim because of his extensive knowledge and experience within Kenwood, and it paid off! Thanks Jim!
As a nervous and naive first time home seller, Jim turned out to be just the right fit for me. He took each step of the process and made it as simple as possible. He priced the home right initially and after only 3 days on the market, what was at first quite a weak offer, quickly evolved into a great offer with his diligence! Behind the scenes, his expertise was priceless. He knew my neighborhood and understood the homes in it. I’m extremely grateful and would recommend Jim to anyone selling or buying a home!
Jim was extremely impressive. He not only knew the market well but also had a strong historical knowledge of the construction process during different time periods. He made sure we got a good deal and we couldn’t be happier!
“For our purposes, Jim (Longstreth) turned out to be the ideal agent. Even as a long-time St. Pete resident, I was impressed with his knowledge of and dedication to the downtown area. He fielded all of our Real Estate 101 questions and remained patient and helpful despite some of our initial indecision. Jim’s ready expertise and considered explanations could not have been more reassuring. And in the end, we could not have asked for a more streamlined, straightforward transaction. With Jim’s guidance we found the right home, in the right location, at the right price; and all in a very timely manner.”
Choosing a real estate agent is not a simple task, nor one to be taken lightly. Hence why we would like to express our pleasure and satisfaction with Jim Longstreth of Your Neighborhood Realty, who represented us in our recent purchase of a single-family home. Jim guided us through the entire process, from loan prequalification to searching and viewing houses to making the offer and closing the deal. We credit him with a smooth home-buying experience and working with us tirelessly until we were satisfied. Jim is savvy, personable, patient, hard-working, jovial and knows the local real estate market inside and out. We never could have gotten our dream home without him. We are beyond pleased with Jim and his expertise and we will recommend him to everyone. And should the occasion arise to purchase another home, we would not hesitate to call on him again for our real estate needs.
We have been very impressed with Jim’s work. He’s very well connected in St. Petersburg and knows the area well. His relational personality was easy to work with and his drive got the job done. He walked us through a challenging short sale in a professional and highly efficient manner. He knows who to talk to and how to make things happen. Jim is a champ!
My sale was quick with the exception of the bank, but nothing any of us could control. Jim and Tara were great through the process and were so responsive to anything that came up!! They came highly recommended and I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell!!
Jim recently sold a home for us in Highland Grove. We had met with several Realtors and Jim was the first that appreciated the value of the property itself rather than just wanting to go by the Comps in the neighborhood. Our home was very well maintained, included a double lot and a 3 car garage. It was a unique property for a neighborhood full of foreclosures. Jim brought in several buyers without having to list it on the MLS. the sale went quickly and without a hitch. I would highly recommend Jim when selling a property.
I had an excellent home buying experience with Jim’s assistance. he found homes in my price range, with my requirements, and was always speedy with his responses. A real estate agent with a good personality can also make the process of going through home tours so much more enjoyable. All of the homes Jim found for me were good options and he made it tough to decide. This was a VERY good problem to have. I will be recommending Jim to friends and family. If you want one of the most personable and responsive agents, it would benefit you to contact Jim. I am SO happy with my new home!
Jim was an excellent realtor. We bought our first home with him, and at first were wary of everyone involved in the process, as we’ve heard plenty of stories about bad home-buying experiences. Jim gained our trust very quickly, and was always very open and honest with us. He’s really knowledgable about St. Pete, and helped us pinpoint the neighborhoods we were interested in. He quickly learned our preferences and was able to suggest great homes for us to view. He was there for us and our millions of questions throughout the entire process. We’ve actually ended up with him as a neighbor, and couldn’t be more pleased.
We had a great experience with Jim! We sold our home over the holidays (Christmas and New Year’s) with a very short closing. Jim was an incredible negotiator and works hard to make sure the deal closes. If you are looking to list a house in St. Pete, especially in Historic Kenwood, I would highly recommend. It’s great to have a realtor who understands the area and the value in that area.
Jim Longstreth is a stellar real estate agent. Being first time home buyers and new to the St. Petersburg area, we lucked out to find Jim, as he is knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and really cares about finding the right home for his customers. He took the time to educate us not only on homes for sale, but also about the unique flavors of the individual neighborhoods throughout the city. Jim’s long history and connection with the communities of St. Petersburg has instilled an insider’s knowledge that takes years to build. He works around the clock for his customers and is always the first to know when new homes are on the market. We were the first potential buyers to view many of the properties during our search. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone looking to find the home of their dreams in the St. Petersburg area.
We originally decided to list our house with Jim Longstreth of Your Neighborhood Realty because we felt he knew Kenwood better than any other realtor. However, Jim proved to be far more than a knowledgeable agent. He was friendly and honest from day one, and we immediately knew we had an experienced advocate on our side.
Jim was aggressive and active in marketing our home through various media and, even in a difficult market, we saw a steady stream of interested buyers almost immediately.
What really sets Jim apart, though, is that he goes above and beyond expectations. Whenever we needed him—no matter how trivial the question or dilemma—Jim was there to help us with things other agents probably wouldn’t consider. He made it a smooth experience from listing to closing. We couldn’t be happier about the outcome in listing with Jim, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. We’ll definitely take advantage of his expertise and attentive service in the future. Shelly Wilson
My husband and I had an appointment with Jim on 6/29/15. We wanted him to list our St. Pete property. He agreed to meet us @ 3:30. I drove all the way from my residence in Wimauma – 1 hour – and proceeded to wait for Jim until after 5pm. Both my husband and I called (both numbers, left messages) and text Jim. No responses. He completely blew us off – total disregard for – and waste of – our time.