Jim Zeller

Agent

Jim Zeller

Ponte Vedra Office

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®

(904) 772-5592 – Mobile
(904) 285-6300 – Office

James "Jim" Zeller Customer Service Leader Over 35 years of leadership and experience I am originally from Canton, Ohio and grew up in a community called Lake Cable. My family was in the hardware/fireplace/furniture business for over 43 years. My dad founded the company originally called Home Supply Company in 1949. As the company grew, the name was changed to Zellers, New Dimensions in Living and included locations in Akron, Ohio as well. I attended Jackson High School in Massillon, and graduated from Bowling Green State University. I had a double major and earned a Bachelor of Science in Regional Geography and Speech and Drama. I also attended the University of Southern California working toward a MFA in Tec Theater. I had the opportunity to work for the 1970 "comeback" for Perry Como at the International Hotel in Las Vegas as the Assistant Lighting Director. I met my beautiful wife, Suzanne, while at Bowling Green. We sold our family business and I joined Burdines Department Stores in Sarasota, Florida as a Sales Associate in the furniture department and was with the company for 21 years. I retired in 2003 as V.P. General Manager of the Burdines in Altamonte Springs (Now Macy's). During my career at Burdines, I was promoted and relocated to 7 different locations. I ran/worked in stores in Sarasota, Melbourne (twice), Fort Meyers, Gainesville, Boca Raton, and Altamonte Springs. After I retired, I was invited to join Saks, Inc. and moved to Spartanburg, SC. After only 20 months with Saks, my division (Proffitts & McRaes) was sold to Belk. Shortly after, I was promoted and moved to Biloxi, MS where I held the position of V.P. Regional Store Manager. In Biloxi, I had the responsibility for all stores located in the Gulf Coast Region in Mississippi and Louisiana. My move to Biloxi took place 3 weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. For the next 14+ months, we repaired and rebuilt all the Belk stores in the region. In fact, the Biloxi store, which was completely destroyed during the hurricane, was open and doing business on cement floors in 74 days. After 5+ years with Belk, I retired for the second time and moved to the Ponte Vedra area. I have 2 outstanding children: Philip Janson Zeller, National Sales Manager for Prine Systems in Jacksonville; and Kimberly Marie Chandler, a Registered Dietician in private practice also in Jacksonville. Kim is married to Jeff Chandler, former University of Florida Football Star and NFL Kicker for the San Francisco 49ers. They have two amazing children, Chloe Marie and Carson Jeffrey. Our newest grandchild, Simone Elizabeth, was born this Spring to Philip and wife Caitlin. Community involvement is very important to me. I have served as Retail Chairman for the University Way Campaign in Orlando, Appropriations Committee Member for United Way of Spartanburg, SC. I was also very active in the Chamber of Commerce in Orlando, Melbourne, Boca Raton, Spartanburg, Altamonte Springs, and Biloxi. My hobbies include kickboxing, sailing, football (my father was a founding board member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame), offshore fishing, and tennis. Watson Realty Corp. is a "First Class Company!" The Company is still being run by Mr. Watson. We focus on high principles concerning our customers and customer service and have all the latest tools at our fingertips to bring sellers and buyers together. I specialize in, but am not limited to: >Corporate Relocation (I was moved corporately 10+ times) >Pricing and Marketing Homes to Maximize Seller Profits >Finding Individuals, Couples, and Families the Best House for their Needs at the Right Price >First Time Home Buyers (Certified) >Luxury Home Sales >Luxury Home Rentals (Certified) >Certified Luxury Home Marketing Expert >Million Dollar Guild Member
Spoken Languages
  • French
Designations
  • NEFAR
  • REALTOR®
  • NCA
Awards
  • Executive Club
  • Gold Pinnacle Club
  • Silver Pinnacle Award
James "Jim" Zeller Customer Service Leader Over 35 years of leadership and experience I am originally from Canton, Ohio and grew up in a community called Lake Cable. My family was in the hardware/fireplace/furniture business for over 43 years. My dad founded the company originally called Home Supply Company in 1949. As the company grew, the name was changed to Zellers, New Dimensions in Living and included locations in Akron, Ohio as well. I attended Jackson High School in Massillon, and graduated from Bowling Green State University. I had a double major and earned a Bachelor of Science in Regional Geography and Speech and Drama. I also attended the University of Southern California working toward a MFA in Tec Theater. I had the opportunity to work for the 1970 "comeback" for Perry Como at the International Hotel in Las Vegas as the Assistant Lighting Director. I met my beautiful wife, Suzanne, while at Bowling Green. We sold our family business and I joined Burdines Department Stores in Sarasota, Florida as a Sales Associate in the furniture department and was with the company for 21 years. I retired in 2003 as V.P. General Manager of the Burdines in Altamonte Springs (Now Macy's). During my career at Burdines, I was promoted and relocated to 7 different locations. I ran/worked in stores in Sarasota, Melbourne (twice), Fort Meyers, Gainesville, Boca Raton, and Altamonte Springs. After I retired, I was invited to join Saks, Inc. and moved to Spartanburg, SC. After only 20 months with Saks, my division (Proffitts & McRaes) was sold to Belk. Shortly after, I was promoted and moved to Biloxi, MS where I held the position of V.P. Regional Store Manager. In Biloxi, I had the responsibility for all stores located in the Gulf Coast Region in Mississippi and Louisiana. My move to Biloxi took place 3 weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. For the next 14+ months, we repaired and rebuilt all the Belk stores in the region. In fact, the Biloxi store, which was completely destroyed during the hurricane, was open and doing business on cement floors in 74 days. After 5+ years with Belk, I retired for the second time and moved to the Ponte Vedra area. I have 2 outstanding children: Philip Janson Zeller, National Sales Manager for Prine Systems in Jacksonville; and Kimberly Marie Chandler, a Registered Dietician in private practice also in Jacksonville. Kim is married to Jeff Chandler, former University of Florida Football Star and NFL Kicker for the San Francisco 49ers. They have two amazing children, Chloe Marie and Carson Jeffrey. Our newest grandchild, Simone Elizabeth, was born this Spring to Philip and wife Caitlin. Community involvement is very important to me. I have served as Retail Chairman for the University Way Campaign in Orlando, Appropriations Committee Member for United Way of Spartanburg, SC. I was also very active in the Chamber of Commerce in Orlando, Melbourne, Boca Raton, Spartanburg, Altamonte Springs, and Biloxi. My hobbies include kickboxing, sailing, football (my father was a founding board member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame), offshore fishing, and tennis. Watson Realty Corp. is a "First Class Company!" The Company is still being run by Mr. Watson. We focus on high principles concerning our customers and customer service and have all the latest tools at our fingertips to bring sellers and buyers together. I specialize in, but am not limited to: >Corporate Relocation (I was moved corporately 10+ times) >Pricing and Marketing Homes to Maximize Seller Profits >Finding Individuals, Couples, and Families the Best House for their Needs at the Right Price >First Time Home Buyers (Certified) >Luxury Home Sales >Luxury Home Rentals (Certified) >Certified Luxury Home Marketing Expert >Million Dollar Guild Member
Spoken Languages
  • French
Designations
  • NEFAR
  • REALTOR®
  • NCA
Awards
  • Executive Club
  • Gold Pinnacle Club
  • Silver Pinnacle Award
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I never thought in such a short time of living in Jacksonville, Florida, that I would need to contact my realtor to sell my home that we had only lived in for about 1.5 years. My wife and I were very fortunate to have been referred to Watson Realty Corp., and especially Jim Zeller, when we moved to Jacksonville from Dallas. Jim worked with my wife for about 8 months before we found the perfect home in Jacksonville. From the start, I knew that Jim was a man of integrity and honesty. Even before we moved to Jacksonville, he was hot on the trail to find us that perfect home; but even before that, he was helping me try to find temporary housing. He made the transition from Texas to Florida very easy. I always knew that he had our best interest when showing us our potential home. From the first time, he took us out, listened to our needs and tried to show us everything that was on our wish list. Finally, after many months of searching and many contracts, we found the house and moved in. From the time we closed until we reached out again, Jim kept in contact with us making sure that our transition was going well. He went above and beyond the call of a "realtor"; he does not just sell homes, he helps people realize their dreams. Fast forward, I accepted a new job in Oklahoma and was in need of an excellent realtor and was going through a relocation company. As expected, the relocation company wanted to dictate who we used as a realtor, however, from the get-go I told my the company that I would only use Watson Realty Corp. and Jim Zeller. Jim was a trusted individual that would have our best interest at hand and make sure that our house had the right buyer. I would have fought if they would not have let me use Jim. It was a no brainer - best realtor in Jacksonville needed to sell my home, and that was Jim Zeller. We had to move to Oklahoma while our house was still on the market but I knew there was nothing to worry about because Jim was there and would make sure that things were on track. I had to rely on Jim several occasions to let workers in the house to repair things. Jim would drop everything at once to take care of our property. He went above and beyond of what was expected. I consider Jim a friend that just happens to have a real estate license. You can tell that Jim is passionate about what he does and truly looks after the best interest of his clients. He listens to his clients' needs and tries to match their needs with the house. He knows his property prior to showing and can answer almost any question that is asked and is not afraid to find out the answers if he does not know. When selling, he does all the research as well and provides the seller with an excellent market analysis. It has been 8 months since we left Jacksonville and I have meant to send a note to say how thankful we are that Jim Zeller was placed in our lives. He made moving to Jacksonville a pleasant experience and even helped with us leaving Jacksonville knowing that our house would be treated with the best kind of attention.

Zachry Parrott

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