Jim VanErmen, ABR, CRS, e-PRO Trainer (Apex Listings LLC Montgomery Alabama)

406 Saratoga Ln.

Montgomery , AL 36117


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Get to know Jim VanErmen

Jim is a former career Army officer assigned to Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base Montgomery Alabama. Jim joined Realty Options in 1990 and by the end of '91, was listed as a top "7" agent in Montgomery's 'Who's Who in Real Estate Residential Award Winners, placing him in the top 1% of all local REALTORS® . In '92, he obtained his broker's license, and started the 1st franchise of Realty Options which he owned and operated for three years in Prattville, AL.. The two offices later combined in Montgomery where he became the Broker. Starting in 2001, Jim was an associate broker for 3 years with RE/MAX of Montgomery.  In May 2004 Jim co founded  Central Alabama Real Estate Academy with Dan Stallings, broker of Montgomery Metro Realty Inc.  which Jim later joined. He is the academy's chief instructor and Jon his son is the school's administrator.Real estate license history & professional affiliation Jim holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) with only the top 5% of all REALTORS ® holding this designation.  He is an Alabama State approved real estate instructor since '99 and was "e-pro" certified the first year (2000) the course was offered by the National Board of REALTORS®Jim is married to his high school sweetheart, Glenda who is the Curriculum Specialist (K-3) for Elmore County Board of Education working with all 5 elementary schools in the county.  They have 3 children: with Joshua a graduate of Culinary Arts (Chef) School, currently employed on assorted projects in LA California.  Donna (married to Ken Stricklin) is an Assistant Vice President of Sterling Bank, Private Banker and  proud parents of the first granddaughter - Emma Jane.  Jonathan and his wife Crystal are the proud parents of the first Grandson Jonathan Christian along with his twin brothers Alex and Bret. Jim and Glenda enjoy gardening, their 4 grandchildren and actively support the Montgomery Zoo.   They moved to their home in Montgomery (June 2004) after having lived in their previous home in Prattville for 16 years. From 2000 to 2005 Jim served on the board of directors of the Condominium Association for CaraVita Village (formerly Covenant Village) Montgomery's Premier Retirement Community with independent apartment living and assisted living facilities.

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" I view real estate as a service profession, informing & educating.  " When meeting people, I consider, they are acquiring a "REALTOR® for Life ."

"I am a  professional  REALTOR® , knowledgeable,  friendly and available..."

"As an educator I  provide knowledge & understanding of the real estate profession and answer questions to the best of my ability."

Real Estate License History

5-25-89 Licensed  by the State of Alabama as a Real Estate Sales Agent (inactive). 8-21-89 Activated real estate license . 2-16-90 License transferred to Realty Options. 3-30-90 Joined Montgomery Area Association of REALTORS ®. Currently an Active Member of: National Association of  REALTORS ®   (NAR). Alabama Association of REALTORS  ® (AAR). Montgomery Area Association of REALTORS ®. Through the years Jim has been Chairman and a member of numerous committees to include Chairman of the Risk Reduction Committee Montgomery Multiple Listing Service  (MLS). Council of Residential Specialist  (CRS). Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council  (REBAC). Real Estate Educators Association  (REEA). Alabama Chapter of Real Estate Educators Association. 11-1-91  Licensed by the State of Alabama as a real estate Broker.   2-11-92 Broker of Sails Realty dba/Realty  OPTIONS (Prattville). 10-12-93 Owner of Realty OPTIONS (Prattville). 10-10-95 Certified Computer Loan Originator/Alabama Brokers Council Institute in cooperation with the National Independent Computer Loan Originators Association. 12-30-96 Sold Realty OPTIONS (Prattville) and transferred license to Realty OPTIONS Montgomery. 1-16-97 Associate Broker Realty OPTIONS Montgomery.   8-17-98 Broker Realty OPTIONS Montgomery/DESF until 5-4-01. 6-30-99 Accredited Buyer representative (ABR) designation. 10-18-99 Alabama State Real Estate Commission approved real estate  Instructor (administrative code # 41930)  Currently  approved  to  teach: Pre License Course (60 hours).  Course #005 Broker's Pre-License Course (15 hours).  Course #003 Post License Course (30 hours).  Course #006 Risk Management RED Flags and Paper Trails (continuing education course).  Course #500 Risk Management for Property Managers (continuing education course).  Course #501 Real Estate Consumers Agency and Disclosure Act  (RECAD)(continuing education course). (forthcoming)     Real Estate Sales Contract a course developed by Jim and approved by the Real Estate Commission (continuing education course).  Course #124 2-1-00 Awarded Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. 10-15-00 E-Prosm certified by National  Association of REALTORS ®. 5-4-01 Associate Broker  RE/MAX  of  Montgomery until 6-2-04. 5-3-04 Co founder / Chief Instructor  Central Alabama Real Estate Academy  (school code # 76477). 6-2-04 Associate Broker Montgomery Metro Realty Inc. (present) 11-1-05 Joined with Jon VanErmen, his son,  to form the RealtyVan.com TEAM Broker License (associate broker)  #041930  Montgomery Metro Realty Inc.  expires 9/30/2008.