About

 

Jim & Leslie Read


THAT WAS THEN (2003):

 

AND THIS IS NOW:

 

“LET’S MOVE FORWARD!”

 

 Who we are:

 Hello, this is Leslie Read, speaking for both of us, Jim and Leslie Read.  We are a team personally and professionally (17+ years); we work in residential and commercial real estate together.  We are Realtors® who problem-solve, educate, and connect people.  We each have areas of specialized training and experience which you can review below.  Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a business owner, a mature adult or multi-generational family, we have experience to assist you.  Our goal is to help people with their real estate needs so they can move forward in life. 

Who we help:

 Anyone who contacts us has our focus and attention.  We are consultants before we are salespeople, meaning, we go over your needs first to see how we can best help you.  We hope to be the right fit to help you sell, buy, lease but if we are not, chances are we have a great connection for you. 

Our areas of focus:

 Jim:

  • Commercial real estate at Compass Commercial
  • Sales & purchases
  • Leasing
  • Business brokerage
  • Connecting business professionals & agents

Leslie:

  • Residential real estate at Keller Williams Realty
  • Specializing in helping mature adults, widows & divorcees in sales & transitions
  • Designated SRES® – Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Jim and I cross-over to help each other, which is extremely helpful, especially when working with couples.  We also have a strong KW team with broker and agent support.  Together, we achieve more.

Our credentials and experience:

Jim:

  • MA in Education, University of FL
  • FL Real Estate Broker’s License (since 1990)
  • FL Real Estate Instructor’s License (since 2005)
  • Designated Commercial Realtor®
  • 12 years in business banking & lending
  • 23 years as a mortgage professional
  • Past owner/instructor Academy of Mortgage Education
  • Past FL Mortgage Instructor
  • Author – FL pre-licensing mortgage course
  • Past educator
  • Financial Peace University class facilitator

Leslie- Real Estate:

  • BA in Communication, Northern Illinois University
  • FL Real Estate Broker’s License (2004) 16+ years in real estate
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation (11+ years)
  • Past designations/education: Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Distressed Property
  • Past FL Mortgage License
  • Past Co-owner Academy of Mortgage Education

 Leslie- Senior Care:

  • Master’s Certificate in Geriatric Care Management, University of FL
  • Level I & II Alzheimer’s Education

Leslie-Ministry:

  • Music therapy for memory enhancement
  • Congregational care & prayer- Christ Fellowship Church

Organizations and Affiliations:

  • Christ Fellowship Church
  • WAY FM Business Impact Partners
  • BNI – Business Networking International
  • RAPB- Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches
  • Florida Association of Realtors
  • Beaches MLS
  • BBF- Business Brokers of FL
  • Realtors Commercial Alliance
  • PRN Lighthouse – Professional Resource Network

Personal:

We love God and love to help all people.  We are connectors by nature.  We meet people where they are and our desire is to add value to each person’s life in some way to help them move forward.