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Jim Bath, REALTOR®

James Bath, REALTOR®
Gulf Shores Realty of Florida
Venice Florida

My wife, Donna (an accomplished Classical Musician) and I have lived in Venice since moving here from Indiana and Michigan in 1993! I became a REALTOR® in 2005, to complement my Home Repair/Maintenance talents and business. My customers often said “Jim, you know so many people, and you are so naturally talented at helping others, you should add Real Estate to your business.”

So, I followed their advice, and am a Sales Associate in GULF SHORES REALTY, and I couldn’t be happier as the Associates in this Independent Company and its Broker/Owner ABSOLUTELY LOVE OUR HOMETOWN , well beyond the Business aspect! To be in a Profession where helping folks like you with the sale of their home and/or buying a new one, is almost too good to be true!!! I have always loved helping people, with or without a wallet open, and naturally go out of my way when one is in need. I knew I was unusual in this regard but never realized why until I took a Personality Test. Lo and Behold…about 7% of the population are just like me …that’s COOL!

The Myers Briggs Personality Analysis of relationship factors important to the individual “hit the nail on my head” … (ENFP for those that are familiar).

Extroversive-INtuitive-Feeling-Perceptive Personalities:

● Are Initiators of change and keenly perceptive of possibilities;
● They energize and stimulate others through their contagious enthusiasm;
● They prefer the startup phase of a project or relationship, and are tireless in the pursuit of new found interests;
● Are able to anticipate the needs of others and to offer them needed help and appreciation;
● They bring zest, joy, liveliness, and fun to all aspects of their lives; and
● They are at their best in fluid situations that allow them to express their creativity and use their charisma.


Youngster in Honolulu 10 miles from Pearl Harbor in 1941; Santa Ana & Newport Beach, CA for Elementary through High School, 1944 to 1956; UC-Davis BS and UW-Madison MS & PhD (Agric Sciences/Entomology/Plant Pathology), 1956 to 1964; Michigan State University Professorship (Research, Teaching & Administration), 1964-1986; USDA Principal Entomologist in Carter & Reagan Administrations, Wash DC, 197980; Early Retirement in 1986!!!

I experienced leadership roles and activities throughout my schooling and professional days and, apparently doing what my personality was directing, and found it personally rewarding. I also was fortunate to have 7 Summers of High School and College employment as an Apprentice Carpenter near Disneyland and developed a skill and interest in construction/remodeling/fixing which has ever since been in my ‘blood!’

I address real estate work for what it really is…a PROFESSIONAL challenge to either sell or buy property that may represent the largest financial deal a client may ever make. So, the best effort is never too much! With that tenet in mind, I provide sellers and buyers with a detailed, yet understandable, document of market conditions. I work with my sellers to ‘stage’ their property to optimize the sale potential. Exposure of the home through detailed MLS descriptions, newsprint ads, the Internet and frequent, well advertised Open Houses, are the ‘backbone’ of all my sale’s plans. My experience in the building trades really strengthens my hand in describing and showing property… and buyers tell me so!

I assure that you will be treated with courtesy, respect, and patience, and I will be with you every step of the way to the Closing Table, providing full communication and whatever assistance you may need. I am absolutely a “work with” personality, who loves incorporating ideas from clients. Don’t take my word for it…Check me out…I await your invitation. How about a meeting at STARBUCKS???




Recent Awards
2017 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office
2016 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office
2015 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office
2015 Honor Society of Florida REALTORS® Association, 4th Year…One of 13 in Venice Area Board of REALTORS®
2015 10 Year Service Award, National Association of REALTORS®
2015 Induction into GOLD CLUB of RPAC, National Association of REALTORS®

Past Awards:
2014 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Agent
2014 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office
2014 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR WINNER: Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
2012 Oct. VENICE AREA BEAUTIFICATION AWARD from Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
2012 BEST OF VENICE; Best Real Estate Independent Office
2013 Feb: Business of the Month Award- Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
2013 Business of the Year Nominee-Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
2013 BEST OF VENICE: Best Real Estate Independent Office
Million Dollar Sales Production, 2010, 2012, 2014
CAPITAL CLUB of RPAC, National Association of REALTORS®, annually 2005-2014
Florida REALTORS® Honor Society, 2014, 2013, 2012

Education Designations & Certifications, National Association of REALTORS®:
ABR...Acredited Buyer's Representative
PSA...Pricing Strategy Advisor
AHWD® …At Home With Diversity
e PRO ® TECHNOLOGY …Internet Real Estate
SRES® …Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

  • Office Tamiami Trail Office
  • Office Location 211 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, Florida, 34285
  • Office # 941-488-6644
  • Cell # 941-716-0051
  • Home # 941-497-7692
  • Fax # 941-488-6640
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Listing information last updated on September 17th, 2021 at 4:18pm EDT.