Jim's Story

Jim Copeland, Broker

Jim Copeland has been a licensed real estate broker for 40 years. He has been involved in the sale of hundreds of homes, lots, acreage parcels, ranches and commercial properties. He was also the Vice-President of a top El Dorado County home building and development company for 14 of those years and was in charge of all marketing.

Jim has provided consulting services to developers and home-building companies, has experience in cell phone tower leasing and was the Land Acquisition Manager for one of the largest apartment developers in the Western U.S.

Jim’s philosophy is “to work with a limited number of clients and provide the highest quality of service that I can. Too many agents simply list as many properties as they can and put them on the Multiple Listing Service where they languish for lack of attention.” He provides his clients with a detailed marketing plan and written monthly updates of his activities.

From 2013 to 2017, Jim was the El Dorado County Territory Manager for California Outdoor Properties, Inc., the largest ranch and land brokerage company in the state. “Because I love the land and rural lifestyles, this was a perfect environment to increase my knowledge of how to effectively market rural properties.” In July of 2017, Jim decided to once again become an independent broker, capitalizing on his expanded ranch sales experiences. “We raised our kids in the middle of a 700 acre ranch with chickens, horses, ponds and wildlife and they were the best years of my life. I’ve always loved the land and I want to help other people realize their dreams of living in the country. This is the only way to live.”

Jim was the original founder of El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity, Inc., served on the El Dorado County Builders Exchange Board of Directors, El Dorado County Economic Advisory Committee, El Dorado County Housing Advisory Committee and served on advisory committees for two California state legislators.

A complete biography and excerpts from Letters of Recommendation are available upon request. Jim has also published a free consumer protection booklet called “Before Your Buy Land,” that can be emailed upon request.