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Jim Walberg

"I am a husband, a dad, a REALTOR, a community volunteer, a blogger, a philanthropist, an athlete, a wine detective, a sailor, a skier, a passport stamp junkie and a cancer thriver," is how Jim best describes himself.

A California real estate veteran in the Top 1% of Realtors nationwide, Jim Walberg is deserving of and humbled by his professional achievements. Yet his greatest honor is the repeat and referral business he continually receives from a loyal clientele. 

“Connecting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives with our dedication to client services and through plain old hard work” is the philosophy behind his success. Jim is passionate about serving people when making one of life’s most important financial decisions. His commitment to ensuring a smooth, satisfying purchase or sale experience revolves around building deep and wide client relationships for life. 

Jim began building luxury spec homes in 1974. He later became a founding partner in a boutique brokerage in Danville. Next, he took the leadership role for Prudential California Realty in their Danville office for ten years. In 2005 Jim and his wife, Ann Marie Nugent, joined forces and formed The Bay Area Team. They are now part of the national powerhouse real estate brokerage, Compass. Jim specializes in luxury sales and is the go-to expert on equestrian and country properties. His experience even spans across borders, representing upscale property throughout Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Jim is further distinguished as:

  • A sought-after speaker at worldwide conferences regarding growing a luxury real estate practice and for cutting-edge internet marketing strategies.
  • Among the “The 200 Real Estate Influencers” by Inman News
  • Winner of Inman News’ “Innovator Award” 
  • One of the “21 Most Interesting People in Real Estate” by Inman News
  • Recipient of the" Philanthropist of the Year Award, the "Social Media Award", and the "Top Global Networking Award", from Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.
  • He has earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist & International Property Specialist designations.
  • Past President of the East Bay's Realtors Marketing Association
  • Realtor of the Year/Realtors Hall of Fame for the East Bay

A Redondo Beach native and Danville resident since 1970, Jim is strongly rooted in his community. He and Ann Marie celebrate life every day with appreciation for their three adult children, dear friends and valued clients. 

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