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Whether it’s the hospitality industry or the real estate industry, Jim Polhemus knows a thing or two about outstanding client care. After a successful 35+ year career in the hospitality industry, Jim brings his talent for serving clients’ best interests to the Coldwell Banker® offices in Bethesda, Maryland, Coastal Delaware and Buckhead West Paces Ferry, Georgia. In addition to owning his own independent Event Planning and Hospitality Consulting firm, Jim held roles where he was responsible for sales, event planning and operations teams for Hyatt Hotels, Westin Hotels and the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC. One of his greatest highlights was coordinating the 50th Anniversary of the NATO Treaty signing with the 44 Heads of State.


Jim was actually born in Bethesda, Maryland, and has most recently lived in Montgomery County for the past 30 years, but his family has lived in Fenwick Island, Delaware, Ocean City, Maryland, and Buckhead in Atlanta for decades. Jim is licensed in Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware and Georgia. During his DC years, Jim lived in Georgetown and had previously owned a business out at the Delaware shore. Jim’s unique and broad-reaching geographical expertise benefits buyers as he finds them the ideal home that meets their essential criteria.


Sellers gain a competitive edge with Jim’s use of the cutting-edge tools and innovative marketing of Coldwell Banker. Properties are advertised on hundreds of websites, ensuring maximum exposure to potential buyers and real estate agents, and professional photography is used to produce beautiful brochures, postcards and eBlasts. This comprehensive marketing strategy, combined with Jim’s tenacious negotiation skills and analytical business mind, achieves optimal return on investment for sellers.


Jim prides himself on being a steadfast advocate for his clients, and he always gives 100%. He’s a hardworking, dependable and experienced leader with a detail-oriented mindset. Jim is a people person who enjoys building relationships, and he’s known as loyal and understanding. In order to better serve his clients, Jim has earned several industry credentials: Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), At Home with Diversity (AHWD), Resort & Second-Home Specialist (RSPS), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®). He’s currently working on the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMSTM) designations.


Jim holds degrees in both Hospitality Management and Marketing from Johnson & Wales University. In his spare time, he enjoys sports (as he wrestled in college), photography and antique Jaguar cars. If you’re looking to buy or sell in Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware or Georgia, contact Jim. He’s ready to serve you!