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Jim Oksen made my home-selling experience virtually painless, and I certainly got more than I expected as a sales price.

He turned what could have been a very stressful experience into an enjoyable process. I'd absolutely recommend Jim to others without any hesitation.

Curtis

James was referred to us by our relocation agency and we are so glad.

He was so knowledgeable about all aspects of the home buying process and made it so easy to purchase our forever home. James went above and beyond what was expected of him and we would definitely refer him to others.

Ron and Kristi Carter

My experience was challenging as I'm relocating from out of state however Jim made it very workable.

I spoke with him in the fall of 2019 to provide my property specifications. From then on he was spot on with all his recommendations. Jim accommodated me on several visits to NC by queuing homes for viewing & even did FaceTime walkthroughs when I was in PA ; on the last trip we were successful after 2 prior misses (not Jim's fault). As we proceeded to due diligence Jim provided local contractors & even went to the property to oversee their work while I was in PA. Unfortunately the seller's realtor was extremely difficult to work with but Jim stayed the course & kept me posted up through closing which occurred during COVID19 lockdown. Jim is extremely knowledgeable & perceptive; I really appreciate his no-nonsense approach. He's also resourceful & understands the locale. Should I decide to sell and/or buy, Jim will be my first call; I am also recommending him to my coworkers. Coldwell Banker is very fortunate to have him on board & should make every effort to keep him there.

Sergio G.

As a first time home buyer I would say that Jim (James Oksen) was completely professional in every aspect and went above and beyond excellent service.

He provided my wife and me with all the information we needed to buy the exact house we were looking for. Additionally, he showed true working knowledge of the surrounding Raleigh area by informing us of what areas were safer, cleaner, and would hold market value. He worked with us at least 2-3 times a week for 6 months as we searched for our house. Jim was more than willing to work around our work and school schedules to insure that we were both available to view the houses. Many days he was willing to stay and talk about not only the houses we were viewing, but also other real-estate investments that my wife and I had considered. When we finally chose our house, he made sure that we were always informed of any changes from the seller. Moreover, he helped us negotiate changes to the contract, that we needed, in order to complete the purchase. I would personally recommend Jim to anyone who is looking into residential or investment real-estate in the Raleigh area.

Doug Todt

Jim was recommended to me by a coworker and he did not disappoint.

My husband was getting out of the military and we were making the move from Washington State to NC. I spoke to Jim over the phone and made it clear to him I could come to Raleigh for a week and needed to leave with a contract on a home and, ideally, a completed inspection. Jim was great in lining up what I wanted to see and showing/educating me on the areas around Raleigh. We had two full days of showings and put in an offer on a great house by the end of the second day. He was patient and accommodating when I wanted to revisit a property, or needed to get a hold of my husband, who was not able to join me, to Skype him through a house or get him to sign paperwork. I was able to leave with a contract on a house and a completed inspection. Jim continued to be communicative and helpful in getting the purchasing process completed when I had to return to Washington, making recommendations for mortgage lenders and attorneys since I didn't know anyone locally. I appreciated him listening to what we needed, working in our timeline, and communicating in a timely manner to make our cross-country move a success. Thanks, Jim!

Michelle S.

Very, very pleased with the service Mr Oksen gave me with the sell of my home.

He sold my home in just 3 days and closed it within a week. He was very patient and friendly. I strongly recommend him as an agent and would definitely use him again.

Paula Manning

I could not have asked for anyone better to help me with my home search.

James was extremely helpful and knowledgeable throughout the process. A big thing for me was his availability, he always made time for viewings and always answered my emails and calls when I had questions. He really cares that you find the place that you’re comfortable with and doesn’t pressure you into buying just so he can move on to the next client. I had some unusual circumstances where I wasn’t around during closing and he made sure everything was taken care of while I was away. I will undoubtedly be contacting James if/when the day comes to sell my home.

Kris

Jim is the BEST!

He helped us to sell our house and to purchase a new home. When we were relocating, Jim drove over 90 minutes to show us a house and made the trip several times for us without hesitation. He is prompt in responding to emails, texts and phone calls. He has a great deal of knowledge to bring to the table, he has a lot of great contacts to get you to the closing table quickly. He is a USAA preferred real estate agent and being veterans, this was important to us. He stays current with the latest home trends to best serve his clients in this very busy market. I would highly recommend Jim, you won’t be disappointed.

Victoria Quarles

My wife and I are/were both very happy with the service that Jim provided to us in finding a new home.

We relocated to the Raleigh area and Jim provided a great deal of insight into the area, properties available, and knowledge of the market. Additionally, he was very patient as we looked at many different homes around the area. He was also diligent with following up on questions we had of sellers, HOA's, and the area in general. He understood what we were looking for and the home we ended up buying was one that we had originally taken off our list but Jim suggested. Jim also provided a great deal of assistance throughout the buying process which made purchasing a home from far away feasible. We both felt like he was our advocate through the entire process and very professional. We both would not hesitate to recommend his services.

Alex Striegel

James Oksen is absolutely great to work with.

I have bought and sold homes with the help, advice, and direction of James. He answers every call, text, and question I have without hesitation. I highly recommend working with James for any and all real estate needs you may have.

Brie Benson

It was a pleasure to work with James in purchasing our new home.

He made our relocation experience easy and painless even though we gave him a broad and eclectic range of homes and locations. He guided us to an area we currently love and are delighted with our choice. Most importantly, James made us feel like friends and had our best interest in mind. I highly recommend James and will be grateful for his professionalism, benevolence and integrity. Thanks James!

Chris W.

Jim was fabulous!

We had to do everything online because we lived in NH but we sold our house in NC. He was very helpful, knowledgeable, caring, and hard working. He was the best. We felt very lucky to have him as our agent. We could trust him to get the job done!

Yvonne

James was very patient and attentive during our search for a new home.

I think James also did a great job representing us and our old home that he also listed for us. I would highly recommend Jim to anybody looking for a home in the Raleigh area.

Todd D.

As soon as my wife and I thought about moving to a new home, we knew that we needed to contact Jim.

He helped us buy our first house 4 years ago and was excellent. He was even better the second time as we had many more questions because we were buying and selling. He was always available and very patient with us. He answered every question we had and gave us a sense of confidence. He was very personal and knowledgeable, quickly learning what we were looking for and actively finding places he thought fit our needs. I would have no hesitation about working with Jim again and would recommend him highly to any of our friends.

Ian Diamond

Jim not only was able to find a buyer for my home in which a previous realtor could not, but also got me in contact with another good agent in another state we were moving to that helped us to find our new home.

Ivan Hankins

Our bank, USAA, referred us to James Oksen Jr.

, Jim (as he prefers to be called), turned out to be one of this years great blessings. This will be the 5th time in our 47 years together that we were going to go through the drudgery of finding a new home. We soon realized that Jim was indeed a very special man. He knew the area very well and had a wealth of knowledge about many of the homes up for sale. We dragged him through many more homes than he would have chosen but Jim continued to demonstrate patience at every turn. We were very pleased to learn that this man not only was the consummate professional but a real gentleman as well. Thanks to Jim's hard work, all our worries were put to rest early and we are now living in our new home.

John & Linda

We were looking to sell our house quickly because I had to relocate quickly for my job.

Jim worked with us to get it on the market as soon as possible. We received 2 offers in 2 weeks and got what we were asking for. Thankful we chose him as our realtor.

Blake

"James didn't just show us a couple houses.

He presented us with a variety of houses in various areas within the 30 minute commute range we were looking for. James told and showed us the pros and cons of the neighborhood's and was so helpful in making sure we knew all that was out there. His knowledge of the area is amazing! Honestly we couldn't have hoped for a better realtor!"

Barbara J.

As a first time home buyer, Jim made the buying process as stress free as possible.

He is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell that he genuinely cares about ensuring you find the best house possible. Highly Reccomend!!

Walker H

I know many real estate agents personally, but when it came time to buy our first home, Jim was the obvious choice for my wife and I.

He is one of the most trustworthy people we know. We had high expectations of Jim going into this, and he shattered even those. He was always more than happy to show us all the homes we wanted to see, and gave us all the information we could ever need. We ended up buying the home of our dreams, and 5 months into ownership, we still couldn't be happier. Thanks, Jim!

Lars Dunaway

James is one of the best agent my husband and I have ever worked with.

We only dealt with him over the phone and through emails being we have already relocated from the house he helped us sell. He made us feel like selling our home was one of his top priorities. He was always quick to respond and answer all questions we had. Also felt like he had our best interested in mind when it came down to some crazy negotiations with our buyers. We would highly recommend him to anyone in the area.

Dusty Fahei

Jim Oksen is one realtor that has great patience, kind, honest, and considerate and I would definitely recommend him highly.

His integrity is above anyone else we had dealt with in the past. Thankyou Jim for selling our home. Our sincere gratitude!

Jay & Irene Jakob

My wife and I have purchased three homes and listed two with Jim.

We are very pleased with all aspects of Jim's service, but have been most impressed with his help in purchasing properties. Jim has given us wise counsel that has saved us thousands of dollars on the homes we purchased with his help. He has also been very patient as we looked at many homes before making an offer to purchase. I am pleased to recommend Jim for any real estate needs someone in the Wake or Johnston County areas might have.

Keith

James helped my wife and I purchase our first home in the area.

We could not have asked for better service, knowledgeable and friendly sales-buying agent. We will certainly work with James in the future and HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in need of purchasing or selling a home.

Charles Harris

We could not be more pleased with James and the service he provided.

James was well versed in the available homes in the greater Raleigh area, and was very patient with us as we tried to learn the area. Relocating from Georgia, with a very limited timeframe to find a new home, James provided great guidance and support. He was always available and his customer service level is fantastic. We would highly recommend James to anyone looking to buy a home. We have relocated 7 times and James is the best we have worked with.

Mike & Debbie Canfield

Jim was very responsive to our needs and very knowledgeable of the area.

Jim made suggestions to repairs needed to help sell the house quicker and while it took a little longer to get the house on the market, it sold in 2 days.Jim did a great job of taking pictures of the house and posting our listing on Trulia. I would recommend Jim to help you sell your home

Bob

Jim Oksen was very intentional with ensuring that my needs and requests were priority throughout the entire process of listing my home and then the selling process.

I appreciated his knowledge and expertise of the market and found his recommendations to be spot on. I also valued how Jim took on the role of working directly with the tenant I had in my property to ensure that her needs were being met throughout the process. This speaks to Jim being very customer centric.

Jeffrey S

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, Jim is the agent that you want.

Although I was interested in the property, the fact that Mr. Oksen called me personally within about a minute of me clicking on the button on the website for more information is what motivated me to see the house. I was so impressed with both Jim and the property, that I instantly retained Jim as my own agent to purchase the property. Within about 28 hours Jim had helped me find a lender and get a signed contract on the house. I could not have asked for a more trustworthy, hardworking, devoted person to represent me. Not only is Jim the best agent in the area, you could not ask for a better guide for what might otherwise be a very stressful process. Thanks to Jim, I have my dream home, and was able to enjoy the home buying process!

Erich Engel

We are so happy that we chose to use James Oksen.

He was able to find us our dream home in a very short time frame. He was diligent in finding us places to view and very patient with our many questions. He has such integrity and honesty. It made us trust him instantly. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone who need to use a realtor. I will be referring him to any friends who need a realtor.

Natasha

When I first met with Jim to possibly list our home, after a few minutes something on the inside said he's the one.

..He was the one. Jim was very professional and more importantly thorough. He was well prepared for our first meeting and covered "everything". I faithfully followed his professional suggestions throughout the process and it was not long before we have a fully qualified, willing, and capable buyer. Throughout the process he kept us well informed and was quick to return all my calls and messages. It was a stress free delight working with Jim and I have, will, and do recommend him highly.

Karl Sanders

Can not recommend James high enough.

We have had multiple issues with buyers and the sale of our house has dragged on, but Jim continues to cheerfully help us at every turn. We moved and left the house vacant and Jim has gone over and above helping us deal with the situation. Thank you!

Tim Dumbauld

Jim sold our house for us and went above and beyond his scope.

One of the inspectors had looked at the well pump and in the process broke a pipe, Jim found and fixed it for us as we were out of state. Outstanding job Jim thank you.

Paulette Perry

I highly recommend Mr.

James Oksen. He is a professional that gets the job done.. He is very knowledgeable and knows his job well. He is he is also very prompt in getting back to you about your concerns and questions. On top of all of this he is also very kind and considerate.

Kathy Koontz

I could not have asked for a better agent to assist me and guide me through the relocation process.

I was relocating 450 miles away and Jim made the process as smooth as if I had been just down the street. He provided great advice and was very helpful in keeping the sale process moving along. This is something that I would not have been able to do easily from so far away.

Christopher

James did and outstanding job for us in all aspects of finding and closing on our new home.

He went above and beyond from recommending local services and really just helping us take care of details that he really did not need to do but chose to do. Thanks a bunch James!

Brad S.

We worked with James to sell our home and he did an excellent job!

James is a professional - he is well organized, was very knowledgeable of the housing market in our region, and was the voice of calm and reason when events occurred that impacted our house sale and closing date. His guidance and counsel was great, and it all worked out as he suggested. James did a fantastic job in price valuing our house to list for sale. The listing price was aggressive and very market competitive. The home went under contract within days and the buyer's appraisal of our house confirmed their purchase price. We knew James's wife from another venue and when we told her that we were interviewing realtors to sell our home, she gave us one of his business cards and said that her husband was "a good man". We would agree, he is a good man and was an excellent realtor - we highly recommend James for your real estate needs.

Susan N.

Thank you so much for your assistance in selling my home.

I needed an electrician and you were there. You also assisted in the purchase of my new home, even though it was not in your area. You even made sure I got signed up with the Navy Credit Union to insure I got the best deal. Again Thank you Jim for your help.

Bob & Chris

Jim was a great sellers agent for me.

Very responsive, down to earth, easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable. He answered any questions I had and provided an overall great experience for selling my first home.

Stacey

Jim has been a good friend of mine for many years.

When it came to deciding who would help me find my new home, there was no question. Jim's and his team worked with me to find the perfect home and the perfect financing to purchase it. I couldn't be happier and would highly recommend Jim to anyone buying or selling their home. Jim is simply the best!

Joel Johnson

Jim has been a great, patient realtor.

He isn't pushy and has great insight and knowledge about the area and market trends. I highly recommend him!!

Siobhan
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Average Rating
"Jim Oksen made my home-selling experience virtually painless, and I certainly got more than I expected as a sales price. He turned what could have been a very stressful experience into an enjoyable process. I'd absolutely recommend Jim to others without any hesitation."
5 /5.0
by curtis0681
"I recommend James to anyone selling a house. He was always well prepared and willing to help in any way we needed. His communication throughout the process was excellent. We had problems with a buyer and ended up moving out of town before the house sold - James went over and above expectations helping us deal with the situation."
5 /5.0
by tmdumbauld
"I could not have asked for anyone better to help me with my home search. James was extremely helpful and knowledgeable throughout the process. A big thing for me was his availability, he always made time for viewings and always answered my emails and calls when I had questions. He really cares that you find the place that you’re comfortable with and doesn’t pressure you into buying just so he can move on to the next client. I had some unusual circumstances where I wasn’t around during closing and he made sure everything was taken care of while I was away. I will undoubtedly be contacting James if/when the day comes to sell my home."
5 /5.0
by Ilbknownas1
"James Oksen is absolutely great to work with. I have bought and sold homes with the help, advice, and direction of James. He answers every call, text, and question I have without hesitation. I highly recommend working with James for any and all real estate needs you may have."
5 /5.0
by brie benson
"James didnt just show us a couple houses. He presented us with a variety of houses in various areas within the 30 minute commute range we were looking for. James told and showed us the pros and cons of the neighborhood's and was so helpful in making sure we knew all that was out there. His knowledge of the area is amazing! Honestly we couldnt have hoped for a better realtor!"
5 /5.0
by barbjj38
"James executed the sale of our home with courtesy and professionalism. He is extremely responsive and took the time to explain all aspects of the transaction. We would recommend him to anyone wanted to sell their home.Additionally, our home sale took place during NC stay at home orders due to COVID-19."
5 /5.0
by zuser20150426122124041
"Honest, trustworthy and cares. I will recommend and do business again. He came in am represented himself and talked about his plans to sell the house. He exulted the plan and went the extra mile to sell my house. Responds to emails and phone calls in time. He listen and he doesn’t push you to do anything you are are not comfortable with. He respect your opinion.Thank you James"
5 /5.0
by Azzouz Najah
"We worked with James to sell our home and he did an excellent job! James is a professional - he is well organized, was very knowledgeable of the housing market in our region, and was the voice of calm and reason when events occurred that impacted our house sale and closing date. His guidance and counsel was great, and it all worked out as he suggested. James did a fantastic job in price valuing our house to list for sale. The listing price was aggressive and very market competitive. The home went under contract within days and the buyer's appraisal of our house confirmed their purchase price. We knew James's wife from another venue and when we told her that we were interviewing realtors to sell our home, she gave us one of his business cards and said that her husband was "a good man". We would agree, he is a good man and was an excellent realtor - we highly recommend James for your real estate needs."
5 /5.0
by snestor125
"Over the last 4 years or so Jim has helped us sell our first home, find a rental, and then eventually buy the home now that we absolutely love! We could not have asked for anyone better. Along the whole way, Jim was incredibly patient with us, friendly and great to talk to. We spent a few years in a rental and when we were ready to buy again we happily called Jim. A true professional. Highly recommended!!"
5 /5.0
by mcr950
"James is a phenomenal agent. Always responsive and very knowledgeable throughout every aspect of the home buying and selling process. I have already recommended James and will continue to do so."
5 /5.0
by Jaimepmolina23
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