Meet Our "Dean of Real Estate"
Hello, I’m Jim Walseman, a proud husband and father, and Realtor® here in Southwest Florida.
Like many, I am a transplant of Southwest Florida, relocating to be closer to family. In fact, I was born and raised in Long Island, New York, graduated from SUNY at Stoney Brook, and then spent 25 years in Boston where I served as VP of Operations for a Regional Credit Union.
I gradually worked my way south, spending another 15 amazing years in Charleston, South Carolina, where I served as an Account Manager for State Farm Insurance. Charleston is where my wife, Gina, and I raised our child Emmi with many grand memories. Coincidentally, our lifestyle in Charleston closely resembles our weekend family time here in Southwest Florida with trips to the beach and lots of delicious dining experiences.
What I thought I might miss in Charleston, I’ve found to be even greater here near the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. Of course, the weather and water stay warmer here throughout the year, but we’ve also grown fond of the fantastic sunsets here on the western side of the state. The natural beauty of the Gulf Coast attracts so many of us to flock south and make Southwest Florida “home.”
I know the process of relocating can be stressful, that’s why I work hard to relieve as much stress as possible during your transition. My year’s in the insurance industry allowed me to experience multiple sides of the real estate process that often go hand-in-hand.
What I love about McCallion & McCallion is that we help with all aspects of buying and selling, not just finding the property or potential buyers, and writing the contract… but also assisting with inspections, permitting, and the transfer of home services.
You are a valued client from the first day we chat, through closing day, and beyond! whether you are buying a vacation home, relocating permanently, or selling your home here in Southwest Florida, I look forward to getting to know you more and helping you through this new life transition.
Fun Facts: In my spare time, I enjoy golfing and the quiet concentration it requires. My favorite “mindless” activity, of course, is strolling the shoreline, looking for unique shells in the sand. While I enjoy eating out, nothing beats my wife’s homemade pasta, which she packaged and sold during our Charleston days.