Jim Carrell is originally from Ohio and a Buckeye fan through and through. He lived in both the city of Akron and Columbus. For years he traveled back and forth from Naples, Florida to Ohio. About twelve years ago he officially made Southwest Florida his permanent home.
What he loves most about Naples is the nature and clean air. Jim says must-dos for visitors include touring 5th Avenue, playing on one of the many beautiful golf courses, watching a sunset on the white sand beaches, and taking a tour of the Everglades.
Jim’s background is extensive. He attended school for five years in the field of engineering science, taught Sunday school and teaches real estate. As a graduate from the Real Estate Institute, Jim received his accreditation in Certified Real Estate Sales, Certified Negotiation and as an Accredited Buyer Specialist.
When asked why he chose to get into the real estate business, Jim says he was encouraged to by another Realtor and inspired by a Dale Carnegie course. He is also driven by ongoing opportunities to meet people and “help people live their dream.” He chose Amerivest Realty because he considers it to be on the forefront for technology.
Jim’s wife Claudia is also in real estate. Together they have one child who is engaging in post graduate work that involves working on computers for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
During Jim’s free time he enjoys Marlin fishing, golfing and traveling. He has visited Europe, Hawaii and many islands in the Caribbean. Some of his personal goals are to visit the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama and to go fishing in the Great Barrier Reef.