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James Peterson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

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T 503-382-7327
F 503-961-8224

As a licensed real estate broker, James Peterson is passionate about connecting clients with the home that fits their needs, lifestyle and personality. James recognizes the uniqueness of the greater Portland market; its diverse neighborhoods, each with their own vibes and quirks, makes finding the ideal property for a client an exciting and rewarding challenge. James has a true passion for this vibrant city—its people, spaces, architecture, and communities. Combined with his love of design, attention to detail, and creative use of spaces, this passion allows him to bring joy to clients’ lives through real estate. James is also motivated by the nuances of the delicate art of negotiation, the hunt for the right property, and the thrill of closing a deal that satisfies both buyers and sellers. He has chosen to be a part of Living Room Realty, a Certified B Corporation, because it reflects his own values of responsibility and sustainability by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. His philosophy of excellence, enthusiasm, honesty and reliability, unites with his tireless drive to make him a truly dedicated real estate broker.

James’ work philosophy has been broadened by his experience as a volunteer fire fighter, EMT, family grief counselor, ICU nurse, and anesthesia provider. Additionally, as the owner of JP Investment Properties LLC, James is experienced in the building and design aspect of the real estate market through construction and project management, home remodeling, and bringing investors and builders together on projects. A devoted family man, James has used this experience to renovate his own family dwelling through home remodeling and the addition of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) designed to enhance the space in which his family lives, works, and plays. James understands that finding time for play is, of course, an essential part of life. He is an outdoor enthusiast and reenergizes through backpacking and mountaineering; road, cyclocross, and mountain biking; snowboarding; and scuba diving. He also satisfies his creative urge through landscape design and gardening as well as craft brewing. For James, life is about finding balance, discovering harmony, and seeking joy amidst the many demands of modern society. It is this same balance, harmony, and joy that he strives to foster in the lives of his clients.


 

What his clients are saying:

“James is the ultimate professional with limitless knowledge and understanding of the Portland market. He helped my wife and I purchase our first home in the North Tabor neighborhood and we could not have been any happier with his services. Not only was he able to find us the perfect house, but he also helped us secure it for under the asking price (and well below the appraised value). In every way, James went above and beyond our expectations. For any potential homebuyers in Portland, you can do no better than to work with James. He will find you the best house possible and he will guide your search with an honest and fair hand.” – Matthew N.

“I highly recommend Mr. Peterson. He is a good listener and is extremely prompt. He helped me sell my house for $50,000 above the list price. I never would have thought that would have happened. He also helped me buy the one I have. His expertise goes beyond simply opening the door. He has remodeled several houses and is able to point out details that I would never have noticed. He is a true professional and you are nuts if you don’t hire him.” – Jack P.

“As first time home buyers, we were already apprehensive about the process of buying our first home, but add on to that the fact that we were buying our first home in such a competitive market, and this left us feeling somewhat defeated and hopeless before we had even started.   Not only did James meet our expectations, he FAR exceeded them. Always available for tours, very prompt with return emails/texts/phone calls, super knowledgeable about ADU additions/basement renos/possible renovation ideas, Portland neighborhoods, and the entire home buying process. He had our backs 100% of the time and could probably be a home inspector on the side…he knew what to look for and pointed out problems in homes that I wouldn’t ever have thought to look for. He made us feel like we were the only the only clients he had (even though we definitely weren’t) and as nervous/novice home buyers we had a TON of questions/texts/phone calls and mini freak outs. He always took the time to answer our questions, relieve our concerns and offer us guidance. We’re living in our dream home…as first time home buyers…in the Portland market….James is great. We’ll be using James from now on for all home purchases/sales in the Portland/Vancouver area without even a second thought.” – Stephanie A.

James's Blog Posts


808 Grinds

Most people who have been to Hawaii spend their time trying to get back there, either physically or (more achievable) finding places on the mainland that make you feel like you’re on the islands. Portland has a couple of really great tiki bars, but when it comes to that island classic, the plate lunch, one... More



They have all the Italian restaurant staples – checkered table cloths, chianti bottles with piles of candle drippings, pictures of the actual Nonna Emilia, and tons of delicious Italian food. The setting is comfortable and welcoming, and the people behind the food are Nonna Emilia’s decedents still cooking her recipes, 90 years after opening their... More



Spacious Two Story in Quiet Neighborhood 1514 SE 97th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98664   OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 5/27 from 1–3PM   Inside this spacious Vancouver home, rich hardwood floors flow throughout the main level, boasting high ceilings and oversized windows. The kitchen, informal dining, and family room are designed with an open-concept floor plan to... More



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