About Jim Enes
DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY TO REAL ESTATE.
My uncle was a successful real estate broker in San Carlos and encouraged me to get into the real estate business when I was in my early 20’s. He recommended that I join Fox & Carskadon Better homes and Gardens in San Carlos where I worked under a top broker while getting my real estate license. Once licensed, I primarily worked the Mid-Peninsula region from Burlingame to Menlo Park.
Several things attracted me to the real estate business. Running my own business, ownership of my time, managing the outcome and no age restrictions all factored into my decision. Before real estate, I had so many different jobs. Construction, renovations, house painting/landscaping. Start-up and management of health clubs and turnkey services for telecommunication providers all were highlights too.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY?
I have been in the real estate business for 32 years.
WHY CHOOSE YOU VS. ANOTHER AGENT?
Specific market knowledge, integrity, honesty and tenacity with out being pushy all make me an effective broker.
DOES ANYTHING FROM YOUR PREVIOUS JOB HELP YOU AS AN AGENT?
Before real estate, I had so many different jobs. Construction, renovations, house painting/landscaping. Start-up and management of health clubs. Turnkey services for telecommunication providers all were highlights.
DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN A SPECIFIC CITY OR CITIES?
San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
WHICH AREAS DO YOU FOCUS ON?
I have been fortunate to work in so may different areas of the real estate industry. I specialize in residential 1-4 unit properties, REO’s, Raw-Land development to name a few..
DO YOU HAVE ANY NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS?
Carrier total sales over 250 with a sales volume of over 150 Million.
DESCRIBE YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH ANY ORGANIZATIONS.
Local programs that help people in my community.
WHAT MOST EXCITES YOU ABOUT YOUR WORK?
I love negotiating successful transactions! Helping my clients sell for top dollar or achieve the dream of homeownership is one of the most gratifying aspects of the real estate business. I also enjoy mentoring agents and assisting them to achieve their goals to advance their carriers. I work hard to improve everyday. Nothing is more satisfying for me than a job well done.
WHERE HAVE YOU LIVED? AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW? WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL/COLLEGE AND WHAT DID YOU STUDY? DO YOU SPEAK/READ/WRITE A SECONDARY LANGUAGE?
I grew up in San Mateo and Foster City. I lived in Seattle for a year and Marin for a year.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
For me, spending time with family is paramount. I have and Daughter, Son and two grandchildren 1 and 4 that live in Scottsdale, AZ. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also love to travel and taking road trips. When at home, I enjoy doing home improvement projects, boating and wakeboarding on the lagoon where I live or tinkering with my cars. During the winter months, Tahoe snowboarding is a must!
WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
My father passed when I was 4 and my mom raised me, my brother and sister, on her own. She enforced so many positive qualities in me. Honesty, Integrity, tenacity and a solid work ethic. Growing up, I was inspired by successful people and their stories. I attended every speaker tour that came into town and applied many qualities I wanted into my life. We didn’t have a lot of money when I was young and I learned early to work hard for everything I have today. My mom used many antidotal phrases whenever I had adversity or hard times. They remain to hold true today. “Work hard and you can have anything you need of want”, “If you don’t ask, the answer is still no”, “If you see it and believe it, you can achieve it” and so many more.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOURSELF?
My childhood dreams have been realized and I have been fortunate to meet so many amazing people in life, without whom, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Running a successful small business for 25 years has built a strong resilience and work ethic in me. The saying, “Success is adversity turned inside out” summarizes my journey well. My real estate carrier is a culmination of 32 years of hard work and I love to help people realize their goals. There is nothing more gratifying in my life than seeing the joy on a persons face when they achieve their goals.
WHAT BAY AREA CITY WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN AND WHY?
I’m so fortunate to live where I do in San Mateo. I have a lagoon as my backyard with power boats, Kayaks, stand-up paddle boards. I wouldn’t trade this for any other city in the Bay.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO A 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD IF HE OR SHE ASKED YOU WHAT THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS?
Everyday try to make someone’s day better. Do your best to create positive experiences and memories.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MONTH AND WHY?
I joke that I’m solar powered. July when it’s hot is the best!
WHAT SITCOM CHARACTER DO YOU RELATE TO MOST?
MacGyver! I love to tinker and figure out ways to make something work.