Hello, and thank you for taking the time to learn about me.
While I am not a native Texan, I have lived in Austin for over 20 years and have no interest in ever leaving. Over the years, I have lived in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Arizona and of course, Texas. As you can see, I have moved my family across the country twice and have bought and sold several homes in each state, but our love for Austin and all it has to offer has kept us stable for over two decades.
Before becoming a Realtor®, I had a 30+ year career in high technology development and sales. I have successfully served a demanding customer base, including several of the world’s largest OEMs. I have a Masters degree in Engineering and I hold ten US patents. I have a passion for real estate and architecture and that caused me to move away from technology sales. I have owned dramatically different types of properties ranging from new construction to homes over 100 years old. I’ve done major and minor renovations. Once I even moved a house from it’s lot to a new location! In addition to that, I have been a tenant and a landlord. All of this means I understand the real estate industry from many different angles and get excited about using that experience to help others navigate their real estate projects.
On a personal note, I am a live music fanatic and I enjoy riding bicycles around the city. I love spending time with my dogs - a Chinese crested named Taffy and a Great Dane named Layla. Also, I love anything to do with cars and trucks. Many people find it interesting that I own two antique trucks and am a pretty good mechanic!
Jim was fantastic to work with! He went above and beyond what could be expected and I would definitely recommend him! – G.M.
Jim surpassed all our expectations and was there with us in EVERY step of the process both before and after the purchase. Right from understanding what it takes to buy a property (As first-time owners we were unaware of the process), understanding the landscape of Austin and all its neighboring cities to pick the right place, Narrow down on our search (you can get lost with soo many options), work with the lender, provide valuable insights, Go above and beyond to do his research, WAS VERY WELL PREPARED FOR OUR 2 DAY VISIT TO AUSTIN by having already lined up the houses we needed to see, documented them as well. After our inspection was completed Jim was able to negotiate few items from the seller to be fixed which was a WIN WIN WIN situation for us. Being remote, I would say the sale went really smoothly and again Jim always kept note of our deadlines and sent us reminders so that we don't miss anything. After the sale, Jim also helped us find contractors and coordinate with them to fix the house and make it tenant-ready. I would definitely work again with Jim and have already recommended him to friends and family. There are good agents who do their job right, then come amazing agents who go beyond their duties to provide a good service, AND then comes JIM. If you have him as your agent, you are in good hands. – Saurabh Ved
Jim Templeton was awesome, very helpful and kind. – Sheila Sharp
Jim Templeton is amazing! Incredibly communicative and the most knowledgable realtor I've ever worked with. I think it speaks volumes when you return to the same realtor over and over. Jim helped us sell our last home, and helped us find land. Once our new home is finished being built we will use him again to sell our current home. I wholeheartedly recommend Jim to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Austin area. – Justin Boyson
Jim Templeton helped us lock down an awesome two-bedroom in a great neighborhood that fell perfectly within our budget and desires. He was quick to respond to any questions and kept the ball rolling quick from when we first toured the property to signing the lease and beyond as he is now also our neighbor. On the third day we were in the house we got locked out for a few hours and Jim graciously let us relax at his home while we waited for a locksmith. All around a great experience. – Matthew Gilchrest
Jim Templeton is the best realtor I've ever worked with; he made our home purchase a breeze! His knowledge, responsiveness, and commitment to us throughout the entire process are without parallel. Can't recommend him highly enough! – Chance Eakin