James Tassell, PLLC
James Tassell, PLLC
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James moved to Sarasota from the Midwest like so many others have and continue to do so. He developed a passion for real estate due to his instant affection for the area and his service driven mentality to assist clients and develop relationships. His marketing degree, professional background, and experience of the real estate purchasing and selling process make him adept at working with sellers to successfully market their properties, and his personable approach helps buyers feel comfortable throughout the entire purchase process. James has traveled, lived, and worked throughout Europe, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the United States, which makes him especially well versed with working with all types of clients. He understands his clients' needs and consistently goes the extra mile to make sure transactions go smoothly. Outside of the office, James enjoys athletics, particularly soccer, and is involved with a number of local sports teams. He brings this same energy and strategy to his work! Please do not hesitate to contact James with ANY type of questions or information requests about ANY property, community, or area of interest to you at anytime. Whether it be now, in the coming months, or years he will always be delighted to assist you in a timely and professional manner.

"I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen" - Frank Lloyd Wright

James Tassell is the most responsive, competent and trustworthy agent I have ever worked with. Throughout the process of purchasing my condo I felt that James always had my best interest in mind and not his own final outcome. He went above and beyond what I expected from an agent. I have worked with other agents in the past and would recommend James without reservation. He is an asset to his company and to his clients. - Susan F

James helped my husband and I sell our daughter’s condo. We would highly recommend him, along with DWELL Realty. James was always kind, patient, helpful, and informative; but most of all, he responded quickly with every question and detail, which is a must when buying or selling a home or property. - Lisa and Tom M

James assisted me in selling my condo, and also helped me find my perfect new home. He exceeded my expectations putting my condo under contract after only 7 days on the market, and was able to negotiate exactly what I wanted for it. Throughout the entire process he was incredibly professional, assertive, attentive, and knowledgeable allowing me to have complete trust in every decision along the way. I cannot recommend James enough, and feel very fortunate to have gotten the opportunity to work with him as my Realtor. - Rebecca W

We have worked with James in the past and this time around was just as great as the last! He always kept us well informed, worked around our schedule, and ensured we were getting the best value. We would highly recommend working with him! - Francisco and Kristen C

James was great to work with from beginning to end. He is well-versed in the dynamics of the local market as well as all facets of the home purchase process. Most importantly, he is very responsive and always happy to make himself available to answer any questions and to provide guidance along the way. I would highly recommend James to anyone looking for a home in the Sarasota area. - Shem P

From the start, James was easy to contact and very likable. He was super courteous, NOT pushy (which we LOVED), and extremely knowledgeable. He did all the work for us and made buying a house as easy as possible. I can't believe we were NOT going to use a realtor!!! He texted and emailed back almost immediately. He was VERY organized when he took us out to look at houses. He gets the job done efficiently and remains calm and collected at all times. Do yourself a favor and make your home buying process EASY by contacting James. Seriously, he was awesome!!! We are so happy!!! - Chris and Evan P

James sold two Condo's for me in less than 3 weeks. He is very responsive to phone calls, messages and emails. Polite, not pushy and explains everything. I would not use another realtor in the Sarasota/ Bradenton area as I have found James. - Mark C

James provided excellent assistance with our condo purchase. He was very knowledgeable about the real estate market and he quickly responded to our questions about our particular condo. He responded quickly to our phone calls and questions and he carefully guided us through a difficult closing process. We highly recommend James. - Leon and Barbara V

Professorial, honest, care, James definitely went above and beyond his job. 5 stars really isn’t enough to give it to him. We found James online just like the way we search for good restaurants on Google. James was ranked number 1 with all the good positive reviews. James's excellence is really solid and consistent. Following are the things that I think James has been consistently exceeded: 1. Expertise-we all know that the quickest way to know a person’s level of knowledge is by asking tons of questions (I didn’t do it on purpose. I couldn’t recall the specific questions that I’ve asked James but I was very impressed every time when I got the response from James. His expertise and timely response makes him really reliable. 2. Timely communication – James has so many clients at hands but I was amazed by how he was still able to respond to my emails and phone calls in a very timely manner. It’s not just about the deliver on time; it’s the accuracy of his response and the knowledge he has that really makes the whole home buying process smooth. James will definitely be our first choice in our next house ! Thank you James! - Mentor H

Very delighted and knowledgeable person. Will answer your questions anytime doesn’t matter it is weekend. Answer all non asset related questions very happy with his service. - An and Kati H

James proved to be extremely professional and responsive. Good communication throughout the process for first time buyer and we were able to close on time. Understood our needs and demonstrated good knowledge of local market. I would highly recommend and would work with again in the future. - Toby C

James worked with us for over a year was incredibly patient. He did anything we asked with a smile and gave us valuable input on every home he showed us. He never pushed us to by anything waiting patiently for us to find the right home. After the sale he was on point through every step of the way. We would recommend James to anyone else in a heart beat. - Tom and Jennifer W

James is very trustworthy, this was my 2nd purchase, he is very helpful, offering up advice and helping move the purchase along, very important he was always on hand early or late, nothing was to much trouble , I cannot recommend him highly enough , I wish I could give 6 stars out of 5 , you will be pleased you chose James as your realtor. - Ricky and Sharon G

Very enjoyable to work with. He knew the area very well and was very responsive when we needed assistance. His schedule was very flexible and he guided us thru the process, We are very grateful. - Sean and Rose G

James was very efficient, effective and made the process very seamless. He was also very knowledgeable about the area and the real estate market. He showed me lots of different houses based on my price range and specifications that I asked to see but also showed me several ones that he recommended based on what he thought would work well. He was very helpful as he scheduled showing rather quickly and around my schedule. He was great to work worth. - Ben and Ela Y

We spent one day with James to review a number of condo's we were considering for our second home. He is first of all extremely professional, quick to get an answer to almost every question posed and if he didn't know he got back to us as soon as he could. Always followed up on any request asked and breezed us through the negotiation process... He had to deal with a difficult seller's agent in obtaining information but he was able to paint a realistic picture and expectation.... so 60 days after meeting James, we are very happy owners of a beautiful condo in Waterlefe! We would highly recommend James! - Richard and Mary Ellen Z

We worked with James for several months to find the perfect home within our price range. In a tough market he was able to help us find the perfect place for our family. If you're looking for a realtor in Sarasota who is personable, knows his stuff, and works hard for you - you'll love James! - Ryan and Elizabeth M

James was a pleasure to work with on my recent home purchase in Sarasota. James was very responsive to all of my requests, returning calls, texts and emails almost immediately. James has an extensive knowledge of the Sarasota housing market. I would highly recommend James to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Sarasota. - Frank D

We would definitely recommend James Tassell to all of our friends and to anyone buying a home. His attentiveness, knowledge and general concern for us as a homebuyer was overwhelming. Any questions or challenges that came into to play were taken care of immediately. The referrals James gave for lenders, lawyers and the like turned this out to be one of the most positive financial experience's! All parties answered our questions in a timely manner and toke care of the little things that could drive a person crazy when buying a home. When we chose to buy again we will make the first call to James and know everything else will fall into place. God bless and much success. - Suzanne and Kathy Mc

James Tassell is a pleasure to work with. He's professional, knowledgeable, and very friendly. He helps one navigate complicated processes with ease. I had been using other realtors before I met James and instantly switched to only him after our first communication. Other realtors can come off as arrogant and pushy, but James is less of a salesperson and more of a guide. I feel comfortable with him and in a process such as buying a house, it's important to have someone you can trust. Having James as my realtor was the best decision I could have made. - Kara B

James was very professional in his dealings with us. He was always available to answer questions, deal with emails, and arrange property showings. He kept us up to date with listings that were consistent with our criteria. He was reliable, prompt, and courteous throughout our dealings. James was very engaged in the entire process (which was made extremely easy for us as purchasers), and has assisted with some post-closing matters as well. Overall, he was a pleasure to work with. - Andy and Kathy M

James is very conscientious, honest, hard working and prompt. He is very patient and won't push you to buy a property and spends time to let you make the right decision. He has all the qualities a good Realtor needs. We enjoyed working with him for almost two years and he helped us to buy a nice property in Sarasota . - Sharad and Bhavna L

James was a pleasure to work with. He stayed on top of every detail throughout the whole buying experience. My wife and I felt at ease that James was watching out for us and nothing would be left out. I would highly recommend James to anyone in need of a pro in their real estate needs! - John and Janet H

James is an excellent agent. Always on top of things and constantly kept us in the loop during every step of the process. Always professional, objective and unbiased. Very knowledgeable of the market. We will certainly seek him out for any future real estate needs in the Sarasota area. - Frank and Carmen M

I could not be happier with my home buying experience and that has a lot to do with James. He was incredibly patient with me through the whole process. James was always very quick to reply to even the smallest of requests I had. His help really made for a seamless closing. I consider him the tantamount professional and would be happy to recommend him to ANYONE that is looking for a Realtor. - Maike F

This was a difficult deal due to the incompetence of the seller's agent. James was patient and attentive with us (as always!), yet pushy and aggressive with the seller's agent when we needed him to be. This is our second home purchase through James. He is indeed "our agent"! - David and Patricia T

James was an absolute dream to work with. He made the process fun, easy, and painless. I did not feel pressured at any point, and he treated my boyfriend and I with the utmost respect and exactly how we would want to be treated. James was patient with me and allowed me to explore the homes we were viewing at my own (slow) pace. I would use him again in a heartbeat! - Hector and Kortnee G

James was very much OUR agent and was focused on getting exactly the home we wanted, within our price range. He did an excellent job of locating properties in the area we selected. He is extremely personable, empathetic, and responsive. He quickly becomes a trusted advisor. I will, and have, recommend him to family, friends, and acquaintances. - Larry and Carrie B

James Tassell of Dwell Real Estate in Sarasota, Florida recently sold my house. He was professional, thorough and trustworthy. He sold my house in less than a week and kept me apprised in a timely and efficient manner of all ongoing activities related to the sale as I did not live in Florida. James takes pride in his work and is a consummate professional. He not only ensures that his client understands the selling process, but he also does an excellent job explaining obscure details of which there are many in real estate negotiations and contracts. James further provided useful guidance on how best to price and show the house. I trusted James and would recommend him to anyone interested in selling a property. I wish him the best of luck in all future endeavors. - Judy B

James helped me both buy and sell my home. He was professional, knowledgeable, dependable, trustworthy, and a pleasure to work with. He was always available to answer any questions and kept me informed at all times. I couldn't have gone thru the buying and selling of my first home without him. I would highly recommend James to anyone in need of a Realtor. - Jade Y

James is a true professional. His dedication and passion are what sets him apart from any other realtor in West Florida. James assisted me in the purchase of a home as well as the sale of my home. I will never make a real estate transaction without the assistance of James. Honesty and integrity are what comes to mind when I hear the names James Tassell. - Jeff N

James was very knowledgeable about the area, communities and a good listener as he was able to decipher what we liked and did not waste our time showing us homes that did not have the amenities that we wanted. We flew home and James stayed in touch and sent us homes that he thought might fit our needs. We ended up flying back to Sarasota the next month, looked at approximately 20 homes in two days and made an offer - which we did after we flew back to Indiana. He did an excellent job of answering our questions, getting answers about the home from the seller, negotiating the offer, counter offer, etc and provided us with assistance during the inspection process and finally closing on the home. I would highly recommend James and wish I had a home to sell so I could give him the listing. - Jennifer and Alan A

My wife and I got the opportunity to visit Florida last week for property searches, didn’t quite find what we wanted this trip but will be back over the next couple of months to secure a new home. James is on top of his game. If he didn't have answers to questions we asked, he got them and got them accurately and quickly. He also was more than willing to go beyond his normal responsibility. I have been dealing with more than several agents over of the past several months for other Florida areas and James does circles around them. With his help we have determined that we will be relocating into the Sarasota area. His professionalism, his approach and attitude is exemplary, which in our eyes speaks to your entire organization. Glad we connected with James. Just wanted to take a min. to share our most satisfying experience with you. - Carl and Lisa C

James was terrific to work with. We started out long distance - we emailed him homes we thought looked right for us online. He responded quickly with additional info on the home(s) and apprised us of things particular to Florida homes and condos, things we had no idea of. With his help, we narrowed our list down and used his recommendation for getting pre-approved. Glad we did. Once in Florida, James drove us to our list of possible homes and helped us ask the right questions. He was persistent in getting them answered and we felt comfortable flying back up north with an offer in play. He diligently followed through on all our sticking points and we ended up purchasing a home we love for the right price. Completely pleased with his professionalism and integrity. - Alan and Aldona Z

All I can say is that myself and my wife felt like we were being taken around by a family member as we were searching for a condo in the St. Armand's area. Honest, professional and informative during the whole experience. And you got to love that accent. - Walter and Kathy P

We are from England and James is as well, so we got off on the right foot, I could tell straight away James was going to help us find our home, he was very quick to point out flaws and the plus sides, and non stop advice was always at hand. When buying or selling my first thoughts are .do I like this person, can I trust this person, James scored 10 out of 10 on both. - Ricky and Sharon G

James Tassell was invaluable in our home search in Sarasota. We knew the general area in which we were interested and he helped guide us to a neighborhood we didn't even know about and within less than a week found exactly what we were looking for. He is by far the most responsive realtor with whom we have ever dealt, and even sent us photos and hand drawings by e-mail in response to questions. I would not hesitate to recommend him most highly. - Rick and Sherry R

James is a true professional. I would use him again and again and would recommend him to everyone. James visited our new home construction site several times and took pictures of the progress. He was very familiar with the area and showed us homes that were to our specifications. Dave and Dawn P

It was a pleasure to work with James. He was very professional, highly responsive and to the point focusing on our specific needs and wants. After gathering our information, he searched for homes that matched our criteria and had them lined up for us to see while we were in town. After looking at homes on the market on day one, we ended up buying a home that was almost finished being built in Lakewood Ranch. It had almost everything we asked for on our list, and James was able to negotiate with the builder for those things that were missing. We ended up with exactly what we wanted at a great price. We have referred James to our friends and family, and will contact him in the future if the need ever arises. - Aggie W

James recently served as our agent for the purchase of our new home in Central Park, Lakewood Ranch. James' performance was superb in all facets of the process. He continued to check in with us from beginning to end. Even during the times when there was nothing much going on, James would send a personal note and an offer to help in any way he could. We knew he was always willing and able to provide assistance. He teamed extremely well with our financial people, Neal Communities, and the title company. We enjoyed meeting James and will likely hoist a beverage or two with him in the future. James is an asset to your organization and I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends, family or colleagues. - Jeff and Kathy B

I would most certainly recommend James Tassell for anyone's Realtor needs. James helped me purchase my first home. Needless to say, he was extremely helpful with all of the information and his explanation on the purchasing process was fantastic. James was extremely patient with us, and not at all "pushy" with us in having us place an offer on a home that we were not completely in love with. He took all of our concerns and needs into consideration and found us exactly what we were looking for! I will definitely use James Tassel again in the future and I strongly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a Realtor. - Francisco and Kristin C

James was very knowledgeable and attentive to the details of my transaction. When complications arose, he was quick to help resolve them. I will certainly avail myself of James' services as the need arises. - Michael E

James was a pleasure to deal with. Very patient with us as we can be quite indecisive. My husband met James on trip to Sarasota to find a vacation home for us and James took him round some properties in our price range and within reasonable distance of downtown Sarasota. We worked remotely with James via email and phone for about a year, finally clinching a deal. He was also very helpful after the fact in providing us with information about homesitting services and other matters. I have not yet met James but look forward to doing so to thank him personally for his help. - Crawford and Mairi M

James Tassell is the most professional agent we have ever encountered. He is patient, honest and respectful. He communicated regularly during the process of buying a house in Venice. He made every step clear and timely. We highly recommend him. - Yvon and Josette H

James was extremely helpful in finding me the perfect house. After talking to James, he knew what I was looking for in a house. He did his homework and narrowed down the houses to the ones that matched what we wanted. In our first day of looking at houses we found the perfect house for us. It was on the water and in our price range. Oh, and it also had features my wife wanted… Thanks for helping us out James. If we ever look for property in Florida again, we will definitely be contacting you! - Gerry W