James Montgomery

LICENSE: 200606039

(503) 779-4770
(971) 599-5865 (Office)


Hello, I'm James Montgomery, and I am proud to be your Managing Principal Broker with HomeSmart Realty Group. With dual licenses in Oregon and Washington, I've been dedicated to serving the real estate needs of clients in the beautiful Willamette Valley for over seventeen years.

A Commitment to Excellence

My journey in real estate began with a strong commitment to excellence and a passion for helping individuals achieve their homeownership dreams. I've been a continuous member of both the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service (W.V.M.L.S.) and the Regional Multiple Listing Service (R.M.L.S.), which has enabled me to stay at the forefront of market trends and provide invaluable insights to my clients.

A Realtor with a Difference

My dedication to the real estate profession extends beyond just listings and transactions. As an accredited ABR agent since 2007, I've always prioritized the needs and interests of home buyers and sellers. I've also taken a significant step forward by completing the Earth Advantage Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate (S.T.A.R) program, allowing me to better understand the unique aspects of "green built" homes.

Family Values and Community Involvement

My wife and I made the wonderful decision to relocate from Southern California to Salem 18 years ago. We've built our lives here and watched our children, Erin and Maggie, grow up in the Northwest. Erin is pursuing her studies in English at Lewis & Clark in Portland, while Maggie is an eighth-grader eagerly anticipating her transition to high school. Our commitment to family extends to our active involvement in our local church, where we have found a supportive and welcoming community.

Dedication to the Mid Valley Association of Realtors

As an active member of the Mid Valley Association of Realtors (MVAR), I've worked tirelessly to protect the interests of homeownership, skillfully negotiating prices, arranging financing, and managing transactions to ensure successful closings. Collaborating with local real estate professionals has been an enriching experience, providing me with valuable insights into the intricacies of our local housing markets. I'm confident that I can help both home buyers and sellers continue to build wealth in the greater Willamette Valley.

Your Partner in Real Estate

Salem and the Willamette Valley are wonderful places to live, and I look forward to sharing my expertise and enthusiasm with you. Whether you're buying or selling a property, I'm here to guide you through the process with care and professionalism. With my extensive knowledge, dedication, and commitment to your best interests, I'm your trusted partner in real estate.

Thank you for considering me as your real estate professional. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work with you and make your real estate goals a reality. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time – I'm here to serve you.

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Helped me buy home

I bought my first home from James Montgomery back in 2009. His knowledge and professionalism was greatly appreciated and valued when I was looking for my home. He keeps in contact and is there for any questions I may have. He's a wonderful realtor and I highly recommend him for those looking to buy a home now or in the near future.

Helped me buy home

We recently purchased a shortsale property with James. The customer service and responsiveness was top-notch from the very beginning. His friendly team oriented approach and unique ability to deal with the difficult hurdles that accompany a shortsale are commendable. James goes the extra mile for his clients and I will gladly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a new home.

Listed and sold a home

James is hard working, proficient, knowledgeable, courteous and very well organized. He was able to help us sell our house quickly and efficiently. We would refer anyone to him and we will with out a doubt be using his services in the very near future.

Listed and sold a home

James helped my husband and I sell one of our houses. He did a wonderful job and the house sold very quickly! We are very impressed with James and feel he did a wonderful job! If we ever need to buy or sell another home, we will hire James and will also recommend him if anyone we know needs a realtor.

Helped me buy home

I would recommend James as an agent. I came into the area with no idea of the housing market. James asked several questions about our family's preferences, got a good idea of what we were looking for, and without being pushy he directed me into the market segment, regarding neighborhoods, home features and home prices that fit my family's needs and income. He was always responsive and attentive to my requests and guided me via his experience regarding money offers and special requests from potential sellers. He is easy to work with and is a pleasant gentleman.

Helped me buy home

James provided excellent service for me going above and beyond my expectations. Emails, calls, and text messages were all replied to faster than I ever expected and James even went out of his way late at night to get back to me. Being a first time home buyer James filled me in on everything I needed to know and was very responsive in getting walkthroughs set up on properties I wanted to check out. I would highly recommend James for any buyer looking for an awesome guy to help them buy their next home.

Helped me buy home

James is probably one of the easiest guys to get along with. He is personal and professional all the way through. james has his clients needs and concerns at the very top of his list. His patience,knowledge,and ability to do extreme multi tasking is impressive to say the least. Thank you for your time James my family and I appreciate everything you have done for us.

Helped me buy home

James is very professional, patient, knowledgeable, very kind and always quick to respond. Always on time and never pushy. He walked me through every step of the closing process and practically held my hand through the end. James was also there after the sale was final to answer any questions or to direct me to the right person. I highly recommend James to anyone buying a house. He is absolutely wonderful through the entire process!

Helped me buy home

James helped me find my first home over the course of 6 months. From the time I was flirting with the idea by setting me up with custom search parameters (thanks to which is how I found my home!) to walking me through numerous house showings, the nittygritties of the home buying process, the frustrations at lost offers met with positive reinforcement followed by advice on how to go about placing offers depending on how "into" the house I was to answering multiple calls, texts and emails at nearly all hours of the day and late into the night. It helped immensely that he had a team around him for the whole process starting with the mortgage broker (who did a great job as well) and inspectors. I highly recommend James to help you find your new home, be it your first or a second or an investment. Look forward to employing your talent and resources hopefully soon once again!

Helped me buy home

James goes over and beyond for his clients! He was patient while house hunting with me and while waiting for the va to complete the process. James has been my go to for everything and never made me feel like I was an annoyance or a difficult client.