Jim Colhoun
89 Davis Road, Suite 100, Orinda CA 94563
CA BRE Number: 01029160

Relocation and Home Marketing Specialist

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Elite Award 2013

This accolade recognizes my performance as a real estate professional and ranks me among the top 2% of all agents in our national brand.

Hello and thanks for visiting my website! I have been a Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in the San Francisco East Bay since 1989. After witnessing many different markets, I have the experience to guide you through the real estate process or just provide honest, simple advice. I take great pride in providing top quality service to all of my clients and I am always pleased to continue our long lasting client relationship.


The real estate market in 2014 has been a roller coaster for both buyers and sellers with increasing inventory for sale and an improved lending environment from the banks. It's still a bit of a jungle out there and you'll need a savvy agent to help you see the forest from the trees. From first-time buyers to complicated job relocation moves, the skill of the Realtor you select will greatly impact the success of your transaction. I am confident you will be pleased with my services.


Please take a look at my website by clicking on the various links to the left. Through my website you can view my current and closed listings. You can also sign up for Property First Alerts. This service is tailored to fit your specifications when looking for a new home. By signing up you will receive an e-mail notification whenever a new listing hits the market.


You can reach me at my office (925) 253.5401 or on my cell (925) 200.2795. I enjoy hearing from you!



Selling Philosophy

I believe that it is important to stay current and ahead of the crowd with the latest trends in social media, technology, and customer relations. By using electronic signature and paperless transactions, I am able to provide a faster and more convenient service to my clients and maintain a “green” eco-friendly office. My local knowledge of the neighboring areas, extensive experience, and perseverance can help you to achieve your real estate goals. In the end, though, buying real estate means getting into the car and looking at property.  Let's get to work!

Specific Services

I specialize in the San Francisco East Bay residential real estate sales. I am  knowledgeable about the local school districts, various neighborhoods, and price ranges. I also have extensive experience with relocation companies such as USAA, SIRVA, CARTUS, and Altair. As an active community member, I can help you find services ranging from property management to retirement communities. Please let me know if I can be of assistance in any of these areas.


"From the moment we were introduced to Jim to the time we moved into our new house, the experience was truly outstanding. The Colhoun team were consumate professionals, tending to every one of our needs along the way and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Jim's highly personal service; he more than exceeded our expectations."

-C. Churchill (Buyer) 01/28/2014


"Jim provided excellence guidance for our home search in the east bay areas. He was very responsive to our questions and emails, and basically had daily touch points. He was very willing to adjust to our schedules. Once we found homes we liked, his advice was terrific in terms of pointing us towards the good and the bad of each home. With Jim's guidance, we were able to find a home in the perfect location in about 3 weeks. And better yet, his research allowed us to give the right offer the first time! If you want a straight shooting, no frills kind of realtor, give Jim a call."

-W. Tu (Buyer) 01/11/2014

"I reached out to Jim after I found a condo I knew I wanted to purchase. I was impressed with how quickly he engaged and led me through the process. Jim is available, knowledgable, and moves the process along very aggressively, which is what I asked of him. I will reach out to Jim again when I'm ready to make my next sale/purchase!"
-M. Murphey (Buyer) 12/13/2013

'"When we met with Jim it was like talking to an old friend. He was honest, open and explained every step of the way. His experience and expertise allowed us to have a very speedy selling time with several offers in the end! I will always be grateful for his assistance in selling our house and helping us find and buy our new one!"

-The Markerts (Sellers & Buyers) 08/07/2013


"Jim is the consummate professional in his mastery of the real estate business. Additionally, he sees his role as one of guiding and supporting his clients in achieving their goals. In referring Jim I know with confidence that people will be well served."

- David Cobo (Retired Chairman of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate)


*To view more testimonials, please visit Zillow.com and Trulia.com to see what our clients have to say about Jim Colhoun.

Affiliations & Awards

Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Emerald Elite 2013

Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Emerald Elite 2012

Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Top Ten Producer Since 2000

Top Ranked Salesperson for Mason-McDuffie Real Estate Northern California in 2007 & 2008 by Sales Volume

Recipient Five year Legend Award in 2002

Recipient Ten Year Legend Award in 2007

National Legend Award

National Chairman's Circle Winner

Accredited Relocation Specialist

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