With over 20 years experience, Jim Gricar brings with him a set of skills unmatched in the residential field.
Jim entered the NYC market as an agent with The Corcoran Group in the late nineties, during a severe real estate recession in the city. Within 2 years he was in the company's top tier. At that point, Barbara Corcoran tapped Jim to lead the firm's downtown business of over 125 agents. For five years, pre and post 9/11, he and his agents dominated the challenging downtown luxury market, tripling revenue and becoming one of the top 5 brokerage operations in a national network of over 2000.
In 2004, Jim decamped to Terra Holdings, the parent company of Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property. For Terra, he served as Managing Director of the Brown Harris Stevens West Side business, again dramatically increasing the operation's gross revenue and profit, helping his associates achieve a 50 percent luxury market share. While at BHS he also served as head of Project Marketing, the division responsible for marketing high-end new development product. In 2011 Terra moved Jim to their competing brokerage brand, Halstead, where he served as General Sales Manager, responsible for 30 offices in 3 states. He was subsequently promoted to President.
Jim's experience isn't limited to the city however. He served as head of sales at Westchester-based Houlihan Lawrence. Again responsible for 30 offices in New York and Connecticut , his deep dive into suburban real estate gave him a fuller understanding of the macro east coast market, and in particular the synergy among city, suburban and international clientele. Jim is uniquely qualified to help buyers and sellers navigate these vibrant, inherently inter-connected markets.
And now Jim is delighted to return to his first love, direct sales. He's proud to be a Broker with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty here in Westport. And his roots in the area run deep: Jim purchased a weekend home in lower Weston over 20 years ago, moving here full time in 2014. After nearly 30 years in Manhattan, Jim is thrilled to spend his time and energy in this wonderful corner of the world. He has a local knowledge that belies his years living here. And you won't find a more enthusiastic promoter of Westport, Weston and environs!
What he brings to a transaction, uniquely, is a perspective and understanding of the business that is simply wider than most. In his previous capacities he was responsible for market forecasting and executing business plans designed to stay in front of any given market, driving profit (or managing loss) accordingly. He knows what works and what techniques are just bells and whistles. He's honest to a fault, respectfully so, and he takes his fiduciary obligations seriously.
Whether selling or buying, Jim Gricar is here to help. Utilizing over 20 years of experience, skill and most importantly relationships, he's uniquely qualified to assist his clients in navigating any real estate market.