James Carlson (Intero Real Estate Services ) Managing Real Estate Broker



James Carlson
location_on Discovery Bay, CA — Intero Real Estate Services
Intero Real Estate Services
Get to Know James Carlson

Our Goal is to provide the highest standard of excellence and professionalism that the Greater East Bay Real Estate market has to offer. Integrity is the governing principle to the way that we conduct business. Openness and honesty characterize the relationships that we build with our clients and each other. We are proud of this deeply rooted practice.


Our aim is to bring absolute satisfaction to our clients. Only then do we consider it “a job well done”.


Jim Carlson, husband and father, holds the distinction of being one of the area’s leading real estate professionals. Jim is on the front-line daily providing his clients with a personal full-time commitment.


Jim is an experienced Distressed property expert with certifications as an REO specialist, Short Sale professional (CSP), as well as a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). James is a member of the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Delta Association of Realtors and a graduate of the Alain Pinel Realtors Masters Training program. James has also completed his nationally recognized GRI designation from the Graduate Realtors Institute with an average grade of 92%. The GRI designation is considered to be the most advanced and comprehensive training program available to Realtors. Jim’s passion for ongoing education and knowledge of an ever-changing industry has consistently given him the edge in a competitive profession.


It has been noted by friends and colleagues that Jim has a special quality for his attention to detail, following through and that he builds his relationships on honesty and integrity. Jim is 100% focused on the task at hand, concentrating on keeping clients well informed at all times, understanding their needs and achieving their goals.


Spending years cultivating strong relationships and exclusive partnerships, Jim offers a wealth of knowledge and experience servicing REO and short sale listings with lenders such as Chase, Wells Fargo, B of A and more.


Prior to his involvement in Real Estate, Jim worked as a sales team leader for a high-tech industrial distributor in the South Bay. Now, Jim feels privileged to be able to work and raise his family in the Discovery Bay-Brentwood community where they have lived for 10 years.


Designations / Certifications:GRI Graduate Realtors Institute
Masters Alain Pinel Realtors Masters Training Program
Equator Platinum Certified REO and Short Sale Agent
RDCPro Residential Default Certified Professional
CDPE Advanced Certified Distressed Property Expert
QSC Quality Service Certified
CSP Certified Short-Sale Professional
Vision Sale ServiceLink Short-Sale Certified
RELO Certified Relocation Specialist


Pia Carlson, wife and mother of their 2 daughters works full-time with Jim. With extensive experience in marketing and sales, as a Presentation Designer for a large investment bank and as a former Marketing Manager for a commercial and residential developer, Pia applies her creative talents behind the scenes as The Carlson Teams Director of Marketing & Public Relations. As a Licensed California Real Estate Agent, Pia also supports Jim as his full-time Licensed Assistant.


Pia's focus as the teams home marketing specialist is to provide superior marketing that's unified with the unique quality of your home. Whether direct mail, print material or internet ads, you'll quickly discover there truly is an advantage in selling your home with us.


Pia’s natural passion for life and helping people emerges in the teams approach to marketing. She understands that relationships, communication and respect are at the heart of their teams success and sustainability. She takes on each and every day with zeal and gratitude sharing her enthusiasm and eagerness in Real Estate to ensure each and every client receives the attention they deserve.


Certified in Short Sales, REO Bank owned properties, traditional sales, investment properties and working with distressed home owners.  


Real Estate Services in Contra Costa County. Specializing in Discovery Bay, Byron, Brentwood, Knightsen, Oakley & Antioch. Residential Short Sales, Bank Owned REO, and Investment properties.