Jim Stewart is originally a native of West Plains, MO and a graduate of Drury University in Springfield, MO. In 2006, Jim embarked on his real estate sales career by starting his own real estate brokerage. Since then Jim has sold hundreds of properties representing well in excess of $30,000,000 of value. His first real estate company was geared towards providing advisory and marketing services to sellers who were attempting to sell their home on a “for sale by owner” basis. Soon thereafter Jim started a second, complimentary company assisting sellers who wanted to harness the greater marketing power the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors MLS system offered. In late 2008 Jim joined forces with another existing local real estate brokerage to be able to provide even greater service and services to his clients and customers. Then, in order to take his business to another level and be able to provide even greater power to his clients, in late 2012 Jim joined forces with RE/MAX Solutions in Ozark, MO. RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate firm in the world.
In early 2008, as the market entered the downward spiral, Jim realized that the real estate downturn wasn’t going to be the short lived phenomenon that some were hoping for. Jim realized that his business model had to change to include ways to help people in dire economic circumstances regarding their mortgage. To that end Jim started performing “short sales”. Then in 2010 Jim took things a step further and became a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). CDPE’s have the tools to help homeowners find the best solutions for their unique situations and to avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale. Jim has helped dozens of families avoid foreclosure and walk away with no mortgage debt.
Why else should you trust Jim with the sale or purchase of your home? Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Jim spent 10 years in the mortgage business as a residential mortgage originator and underwriter and has worked with many tens of millions of dollars of mortgages. Jim has been involved in real estate in one way or another for most of the time since 1992. But, not only does Jim have unparalleled experience in the real estate arena but he is also a respected community leader. Jim is currently serving as Alderman for Ward One on the City of Ozark’s Board of Alderman (city council) where he is the liason between the board and the Planning and Development department and the Board of Aldermen's representative to the Executive Committe for the joint Ozark/Nixa/Christian County Economic Development Project. Jim is active in the Ozark Chamber of Commerce and has been involved in numerous civic organizations including Rotary International, Kiwanis, The United Way and more.
Today, Jim is among the Top 2% of REALTORS® for sales production in the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. He lives in Ozark, MO, with his wife, Kari and daughters Annika and Margaux.
Full-time REALTOR® with RE/MAX Solutions. 7 years experience specializing in residential homes & short sales in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, Republic, Rogersville, Strafford and Willard.