James Sweat

Author & Realtor Based in Venice, FL

(941) 306-7384 ~ Contact Me

About James

Jim Sweat – Helping Buyers & Sellers Choose Wisely Since 1995 ™



Jim and his wife, Marci, are the former Broker/Owners of a real estate office in South Haven, Michigan. They moved to Venice, Florida in 2006.


Jim explains, "We fell in love with the Venice/Sarasota area on vacation, went back and sold our real estate office, put our home on the market, and made the move to Florida! Now I get to share that experience with others. It is common for folks to discover this area by accident, and eventually make it their home."


Jim is featured in Sarasota’s Scene Magazine Men on the Scene 2016 issue.


Author of two books: Real Estate CSI: Controversy, Secrets, Insight ~ a real estate agent exposes dangers and dirty tricks that cost you money. (Coming 2017) and The Ultimate Guide to Selling Your Homehelps sellers better understand the home-selling process.



A Proven Professional with 22 years experience, Jim has earned numerous real estate designations to serve you better.


Designations & Awards Earned through Commitment, Training & Results:


·        ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative

·        CLHMS- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

·        CRS- Certified Residential Specialist

·        CDPE- Certified Distressed Property Expert

·        e-PRO- Certified Internet Professional

·        GRI- Graduate Realtor Institute

·        ILHM- Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Member

·        Educational Achievement Award Recipient

·        Residential Sales Council Member

·        Million Dollar Guild Member

·        Listing Specialist



Jim Sweat has Specialties and Advanced Training in Residential Listings and Sales in ALL price ranges; Luxury & Waterfront Homes; Distressed Properties (Foreclosures & Short Sales); Foreclosure Avoidance; and Buyer Representation.   

MLS Service:

Strategic Planning Committee Member, VABOR 2011-2017

Professional Standards Committee Member, VABOR 2016-2017

Grievance Committee Member, VABOR 2010-2015

Grievance Committee Member, SWMAR 2003-2006


Housing and Community Service:

President, South Haven Jaycees 2003-2005

Director, Housing Development Corporation 2000-2004

Commissioner, South Haven Housing Commission 1995-2002

Commissioner, Community Development Commission 1995-2002




RE/MAX Alliance Group

1314 E. Venice Ave     Venice, Florida 34285


Call, text or email me today.

Together, we can determine the best strategy to achieve your objectives.




Books Authored By James Sweat