Jim Newcomb moved to Lake Arrowhead from the Bay Area, but is a Southern California native, growing up in Manhattan Beach (and living in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as Antioch, CA). He has over 25 years of sales, marketing, merchandising, and negotiating experience, and is a Licensed Real Estate Broker. He completed training at Loan Officer School in 2006, and has experience as a mortgage consultant (working for a time at Arrowhead Home Loans). His real estate expertise includes sales of.. cabins and lakefronts from Crestline to Lake Arrowhead, all the way up to Green Valley Lake. He has experience with probate sales, short sales, and foreclosures, and has conducted training courses on these "special situation" transactions for agents at Coldwell Banker. He has extensive experience with corporate clients on both the listing and buying sides for corporate retreats. He is certified as a Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialist (a designation for agents who specialize in luxury residential properties), as well a Certified Negotiation Specialist, and a Certified e-Marketing Specialist.
Jim is active in the Lake Arrowhead Community, volunteering his time as the local Scoutmaster (Eagle Scout, Wood Badge, Vigil Honor, Silver Beaver recipient). He is active in the Recreation & Parks District as one of the Lake Arrowhead Advisory Representatives, as well as the past President (and current vice president) of the Rim Recreation Foundation (a non profit corporation that supports the park district). His family has volunteered at the local wildlife rehabilitation Center: Wildhaven Ranch, and is currently the President of the "Arrowhead Wine Enthusiasts" club, and the Gourmet Wine & Dine Club. He is a graduate of USC School of Business.
In his "past life", Jim was in numerous mangement positions with Stouffer Foods Corporation and the Western Sales Director for the JB Williams Company, Inc. (overseeing 13 western sales offices and following Alberstons and Safeway business nationally). Jim and his family enjoy backpacking, mountain climbing, skiing, fine wine, fine dining, traveling, and collecting Native American artwork. His wife, Jean, works at the Arrowhead Animal Hospital, as a veterinary technician. His oldest son (Jon) is currently a Cadet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and his youngest son (Matt) attends Rim High School, and participates in shotput with the track team.
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