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Jim Kimmons

Expertise: Real Estate
Education: Northwestern State University
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico


  • Author of "The Real Estate Agent's Desk Reference" and "70 Things First-Time Homebuyers Need To Know," among other titles
  • A practicing real estate broker
  • Wrote articles for Realtor magazine, as well as many online resources
  • Works as a freelance business writer


Jim contributed nearly 300 articles to The Balance over the course of more than 11 years. A practicing real estate broker since 1999, he also has ghost-written several books on the topic, in addition to publishing three books or e-books under his own name. He also operates the website World Wide Wordsmith.


Kimmons spent two years at Northwestern State University studying liberal arts.

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