About Jim Stafford

Jim Stafford - About - Bloomington Local Real Estate Agent

Bloomington Local Real Estate Agent

Jim Stafford is the owner of Stafford Real Estate and Stafford Appraisal Services, Inc.

Jim was born on Long Island, NY and then moved a few years after to the San Diego, CA area with his family, which included 2 brothers, 2 sisters, mom and dad. After living 5 years in California, Jim’s family moved again to Oak Harbor, WA near Seattle. In 1975, after 6 years, Jim and his family moved from Oak Harbor, WA to Bloomington where he attended middle school, high school, and in 1984, he graduated from the Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.

Prior to working in the real estate industry, Jim had been in Sporting Good Manufacturer’s Sales, where his territory included Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The sporting goods lines he represented included Pony Baseball, Football and Boxing Shoes, Pony Apparel, Swingster and Dunbrooke jackets, Brine Soccer & Lacrosse, Incrediball, and Markwort Sporting Goods Company of St. Louis who were Distributors for Rawlings, Converse, Wilson, Louisville Slugger, and many other companies. Jim’s sales experience after finishing school at Indiana University and his ownership of Stafford Appraisal Services, Inc. and Stafford & Associates Realty, Inc. have given him a unique view of both sales and the real estate industry.

Jim’s Present and Future

Jim started his residential real estate career in 1990 in the Bloomington and Monroe County market area as well as the surrounding counties.  Jim specializes in existing residential homes,  new construction, lake property, and condos.  Jim started his career as a residential real estate appraiser in 1990 and obtained his real estate broker’s license in 1993.  Because of his knowledge as an appraiser, PRICE is his expertise! He has built a strong reputation as a knowledgeable realtor, regarding both the intricacies of real estate transactions and Bloomington’s market conditions.