Jim Duncan Associate Broker / Partner

ph: 434.242.7140


Jim has lived in the Charlottesville area for more than 30 years and has been a Realtor since 2001. Jim writes the well-respected real estate blogs RealCentralVA and RealCrozetVa.
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Fun Facts About Me

When was your first inspection?

My first home inspection was on 9/11.

How long in real estate?

Since before my voice changed; I grew up in my parents' real estate office in Culpeper.

Why'd you go to VMI?

I had the foresight to know it would be one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Why ride a bicycle?

It connects me to the area, and is mental and physical therapy.

Worst trait? :

I'm opinionated. I share and defend my opinions.

Why real estate?

Because I absolutely love it. Every day is new. Every client and day is different.

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Reviews on Zillow for Jim Duncan

Rating: 5 / 5
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  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    07/22/2024 - emily kendall smith
    Jim worked with my husband and me for well over a year looking for a house. He took us to more properties than I can count, and throughout that time, we couldn't have asked for more in a realtor. He's been in the business for over twenty years, in this area, so he knows every builder, he knows what to look for, and he knows what to ask. Jim would catch a problem with the yard, a room that couldn't really be put to good use, an "office" that couldn't really be used that way because sound would travel, a water heater that would need replacing soon, a roof that was near the end of its life. He knows the ins and outs of every commute. We never got the sense that he was trying to push us one way or another. We just felt like every house we went to, if Jim didn't have all of the answers about the house, he could get them. We had total confidence in him. There just isn't any substitute for twenty plus years of experience. I would 100% recommend Jim to anyone.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    10/13/2023 - mtenia1
    I met Jim when I was a television reporter in Charlottesville many years ago. I worked there for 3 1/2 years and I would often reach out to him for interviews for stories about the real estate market in the area. He was incredibly knowledgeable, fact-based and always available which made him the perfect interview. Fast forward 13 years to when my wife and I made the decision earlier this year to sell our former home which we had been renting since leaving the area in 2010. My first call was to Jim who I still followed on social media. I knew it was not going to be an easy listing or a huge sale but wanted to get his thoughts. Despite the obvious challenges, Jim jumped at the opportunity and we could not have asked for someone who worked as hard or was as dedicated to selling our property as Jim. If you're looking for an honest, intelligent and strategic real estate professional who will give you the best shot to reach your goals, I would strongly encourage and highly recommend you give Jim a call. We are incredibly glad and thankful we did and couldn't have been more pleased with the result.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    05/21/2023 - Jenna Pollock
    Jim was very helpful as a first time home buyer he helped us through the process from start to finish. He was great at negotiating with the sellers for us and always willing to take a video of properties we were potentially interested in when we were out of town. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    07/17/2024 - Andrew Broaddus
    My partner and I worked with Jim to buy our first house over a decade ago. Jim was extremely knowledgeable about the process and very tapped in to the local market. He helped us find a place that met our needs, was in our budget, and that we ultimately fell in love with. When it came time to sell our home this spring, there was no hesitation in who we would reach out to. Jim gives sensible advice, helps you factor in all the options at play, and is extremely responsive to any questions you may have. For a process that is filled with uncertainty, he makes you feel confident. When it comes time to buy my next home in Charlottesville, he will be the first person I contact.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    08/03/2022 - Stephen L Davis
    Jim Duncan is our dude. For almost 10 years, he’s been a great friend, knowledgeable resource, expert in the field, and trusted negotiator whose helped us navigate our first home purchase as well as first home sale. His patience and willingness to work through all the hurdles that have come in these processes has been a main reason we could achieve our homeowner goals. His acumen in real estate and our area ensured we always had the best information to help make the right decisions for us. It’s great working with Jim due to his professionalism, connections in the industry, and his ability to keep focus on the task at hand, whatever it needed to be at the time. I can’t recommend Jim Duncan enough when you need someone on your side to help make dreams come true.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    02/08/2023 - Taylor Marrow
    Jim is a TRUE expert with a thorough understanding of the real estate market in Charlottesville and surrounding areas. As first time homebuyers, due to our inexperience my husband and I had a lot of anxieties about starting the home searching process. But after meeting with Jim, we quickly realized we could set aside our worries and actually enjoy the process of finding our forever home. He coached us through every step, and it's safe to say we'd be lost without his advice and expertise. There's a huge difference between a realtor who will tell you what you want to hear vs. one that will tell you what you need to hear, and Jim has mastered that delivery. I genuinely believe we wouldn't have landed such an incredible home and neighborhood if we didn't have him on our team. His responsiveness, connections, and experience got us right in the door in the nick of time. It's been 2 years of living in our dream home, and we are just as thankful now, if not more so, that we went with Jim.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    05/13/2024 - cpromine75
    When I tell you Jim knows his stuff, Jim really knows his stuff! My partner and I, 1st time homebuyers, were very naive to the whole process. We had a sit down with Jim over coffee. We not only explained what we were looking for and our budget, but he also took the time to answer our many questions about the homebuyer’s market in general. Shortly after, we expressed our interest in a home, and he moved full speed ahead. He had basically every step mapped out and taken care of for us, and we were closing on the house a month later! There are so many aspects to love about Jim. He’s a diligent worker, a great teacher, and an interesting guy. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better real estate agent.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    08/07/2023 - janiczek2
    Jim helped me and my brother sell my parent's home as part of an estate. He did not hesitate working with us (multiple parties needing to all agree on a multitude of things) or helping us ready the home for its sale. Selling a home can be stressful - dealing with an estate is even more stressful - and Jim was always available to answer questions and reassurance through the process. He successful negotiated on our behalf, helped coordinate needed repairs and we were happy to know we had someone like Jim looking out for us. Not something I would want to do again - but if we do, I wouldn't hesitate in reaching out to Jim once again. Thank you Jim!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    12/28/2022 - Dana Schroeder
    Can't say enough good things about working with Jim Duncan! We trusted his strategy for buying during a tough market, and his experience was an incredible asset for us as first time homebuyers. He explained every step of the process so we could understand it, and he was always amazingly responsive, which allowed us to move quick and buy a fantastic home. He even stepped in to handle a number of on-site needs while we were out of town. Very professional and just a great guy to work with. Thanks for everything, Jim! :)
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    10/09/2023 - chase ginther
    We cannot share enough praises to even begin to express our gratitude and appreciation for Jim Duncan. We were not from the area when we first reached out to Jim after finding his blog - his posts were just the first peek into his overall thoughtfulness and wealth of knowledge on real estate and the Charlottesville area at large. This kicked off our almost year-long process of searching for our next home as out-of-towners. Throughout the entire journey, Jim was in lockstep with us every step of the way from hearing our “wish list” to filming comprehensive tours to watch remotely to putting in several offers in competitive buying situations before we found the one. He was patient with us as we explored multiple options and provided constructive feedback through the entire process. We’ve even since reached out to Jim on advice/recommendations for the area even after our house had already closed. If you’re looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and caring realtor, look no further than Jim.
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