After four decades of living in La Jolla, it’s natural for me to want to help people build lives here and enjoy the coast as much as I do. The tradition runs in the family as my parents were both real estate agents and local developers. I take a personal and competitive approach to business, believing that real estate never sleeps. I live by this mantra, serving my clients day in and day out.
Capitalizing on a natural aptitude for dialog, I earned a degree in communications from the University of Southern California, and spent the following years working as a legal investigator. Ten years, 60 cases and over $1 Billion in judgments later, I had learned a thing or two about getting results and interacting with all walks of life – setting the stage for the transition into luxury real estate.
In 2000 my wife and I started our family, soon made brighter by three beautiful children. As I roll down mostly unchanged streets and join them in the waves of familiar beaches, I’m reminded of a blissful childhood playing soccer, baseball, football, swimming and surfing. These sunlit years laid the foundation for my ongoing love and commitment to our community.
In 2001, I joined the flourishing real estate market. Sixteen years later, I'm proud to be affiliated with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty and call our Prospect Street office home. In 2008, fortune smiled on me again when Rachel Flavin joined the team. Ever since,
Through continued, high-intensity professional development, I keep expectations high. In 2016 we transacted $48 million in residential real estate, helping 45 clients buy or sell a piece of the coastal dream. We aspire to over 100 new clients for 2017.
Aside from work and family, my passion is music – whether writing, playing, singing, or just listening, I don’t go long without it. I have played guitar and bass for 28 years. Travel is another passion, which goes hand in hand with seeking and surfing the most challenging waves I can find, including Sunset Beach in Hawaii and Cloudbreak Reef in Fiji.
Life is busy & exciting. I manage it all by staying organized, alert, healthy and grateful. Like my parents before me, I live, work and raise my family in La Jolla. I've made the decision to be one of the top realtors to ever work in coastal San Diego. Technology does not frighten me, change does not get in my way. I am a sales soldier dedicated to being the best in my field. I greatly look forward to speaking with you about your residential adventure on the coast.
Our realtor, Cade, was very responsive and got us through the process of buying our condo very smoothly! His knowledge of the entire process was evident as he had quick answers to all of our questions ... Read More
Working with Jim and his team was a real pleasure for my wife and I as we recently sold our home in Encinitas and moved to Orange County. We interviewed multiple groups to list our home with and once ... Read More
Rachel Flavin was an absolute pleasure to work with! She is personable, responsive, professional and extremely detailed. For example, every time we visited a prospective home, Rachel was organized, prepared ... Read More
Ben Anderson was awesome through the entire process. In a low inventory and highly competitive market, not only was Ben always proactive by trying to get pre-market listings, but also always working around ... Read More
Working with Rachel and Jim McInerney Real Estate was an AMAZING experience! Rachel and the team were incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating throughout the entire process. My husband ... Read More
Jim and his team were an extreme pleasure to work with. They were instrumental to facilitate the sale of our property in La Jolla and we are convinced that they were the sole reason the house sold as ... Read More
Jim and Verlin were great to work with. My wife and I are from North Dakota, and we did not know the California real estate market at all. There are many more factors (as well as all the various codes, ... Read More
Ben Anderson did a great job and it was a complicated close. Thank you Ben. He was always calm, patient and thoughtful. Very responsive. You can't get much better. Read More
Jim McInerney handled the sale of my home in Carmel Valley, San Diego with the utmost professionalism and care. From the listing until the closing the process was smooth and all details were handled by ... Read More
Jim and Rachel helped me get the dream house I had been chasing for 19 years, and I could not be happier! Not only did I finally realize my dream, but it was one of the easiest transactions I have ever ... Read More
Sold mother's home for cash, as-is, in 14 days! Put through extensive interview process and we're so impressed with answers that we knew Jim and his team were the right fit for our needs. Read More
We made the absolute right choice in selecting Ben Anderson to help us purchase our family home. He is a true professional whose diligence and relationships were vital to getting it done. He delivered ... Read More
I had the pleasure of working with Jim McInerney to sell a friend’s home who is living overseas. My friend of over 20 years is very dear to me and he contacted me because he needed someone he could trust ... Read More
Quite simply, Jim delivers. At our first meeting, he presented a clear plan that was specific to the unique needs of our home. The thought and effort that went into that presentation was outstanding. ... Read More
We worked with Jim for the purchase and sale of an investment property. When the property was put back on the market for sale, it went into escrow in 2 days! The sale had unforeseen complexities that ... Read More