Jim's Biography

Jim Sacarello was raised and has lived in the Northwest Tampa area for over 50 years, and he has been a full-time realtor since November 1982. Jim has been married to the beautiful Marlene Sacarello since 1996 and has two wonderful adult stepchildren.

Jim is a licensed broker associate in the State of Florida and currently markets and sells residential homes. His geographical concentrations primarily are in the following locations:

  • Baycrest

  • Carrollwood

  • Countryway

  • Eastern Pinellas County

  • Lutz

  • Odessa

  • South Pasco County

  • Town-N-Country

  • Westchase

Depending on a client’s needs, Jim certainly is able to expand his services, as his office is located in the Westchase Town Center East, next to Tijuana Flats.

Jim prides himself on being very detailed in his working relationships and in achieving the best outcome for his clients. He maintains electronic and other systems to ensure a highly efficient work environment.

His professional goals are to answer all phone calls at the time they are received, unless he is in an appointment, and to return all text messages, e-mails, and voicemail messages as timely as possible. The ultimate objective is to update buyers and sellers continually and courteously throughout the transaction process.

Jim's Awards and Achievements

Jim Sacarello successfully completed and obtained the following certifications:

  • Graduate of Real Estate Institute (G.R.I.)

  • Council of Residential Specialists (C.R.S.)

  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative (A.B.R.)

  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (C.D.P.E.)

He also has successfully completed courses in real estate appraisal, home building, and ethics training, and he has attended numerous other training courses and seminars during his over 36 years in the real estate sector. Jim is a member of the Greater Tampa Board of Realtors and a long-standing member of the National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.). He is highly experienced in real estate investment strategies; purchase and sale of vacant land; residential homes and condominiums; and agricultural and development property sales—especially since he has invested in each each property type himself.

Jim looks forward to partnering with you for any and all of your real estate needs!


Here are some examples of what clients have said about Jim Sacarello’s real estate services.

“Many years ago, a distinctly fine young gentleman, Jim Sacarello, came to the door with a flyer to advertise his business.  I thought from that day that he was ‘a cut above the rest,’ and if I were to ever bite the bullet and pay a realtor's fee, it would be with him and whatever company he represents. . . .  The moment I signed with Jim . . ., the burden lifted. Clearly, I was dealing with a class act; only, it is no act. . . . He conducted himself in a manner that made me feel entitled and welcome.  Jim did everything he said he would do, and more, with a servant's heart. Jim’s service is overwhelmingly superior in every way. . . . I never had to wonder about anything.  All my questions and concerns were answered in a pleasant, accommodating way. I received timely updates via mail and phone. My calls were returned promptly, in a friendly, caring fashion.” 
- Rudy Malizia
Art Teacher

“My husband Paul and I decided to list our home for sale . . . . We decided that the best person to list and sell our home would be someone that lives right in the neighborhood!  We planned a meeting and we immediately liked Jim’s personable demeanor and his honest home selling information. . . . We listed the property and so the fun began! Jim was a true pleasure to work with during this process as he not only paid attention to all details but he also kept us updated regularly throughout the selling process. Our home went under contract after only 7 days on the market making our dream of living at the beach almost a reality! There were some difficulties on the buyer's end that delayed the process, however Jim stayed on top of the situation and provided his constant support! Jim is a valued member of the RE/MAX team, and we definitely will recommend Jim to friends looking to buy or sell property in the future.  It was a great pleasure working with Jim and we feel as though we have made a new friend in the process!”
- Paul & Carol D’Urso
Retired High School Principal & Legal Assistant

“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Jim Sacarello in the listing and short sale of my home. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that Jim did an excellent job in handling this transaction. He kept me informed every step of the way, and even managed ‘me’ when my emotions got the best of me. I want to thank Jim and the RE/MAX team for your commitment to excellence.”

- Norva Carrington
DaVee C.P.A., Florida Regional Director

“I am writing to let you know the pleasure it was to work with Jim Sacarello as our listing agent for the sale of our home. Jim conducts himself at all times in a professional and very pleasant manner. He answered all our questions and returned any calls promptly. When we were out of town and another company had a showing, Jim went over to our home and checked to be sure all the lights were turned off and the doors were locked.  We really appreciate Jim taking the time to do that for us. We have sold several homes over the years, and Jim is without a doubt the best agent we have ever had. We would highly recommend Jim to anyone looking for an honest, professional and helpful real estate agent.”

- Victor and Lynne Spence

“Jim and I had kept in touch over the years and talked about putting the house up for sale; but because of the market conditions, we decided that that was not the right time then.

[My husband] Ramon and I were getting older and we thought that we needed to make the transition from that home to another home that did not require as much maintenance. We decided to give Jim a call to discuss placing the home up for sale. . . . Ramon and I are extremely thankful because of Jim’s professionalism and his sheer compassion for our situation. Both Ramon and I unfortunately have some health issues that caused us to make the decision to sell the home.

For Jim this is not a job, this is a passion that he has for helping people and he does just that. I have to say that Jim is a man of integrity. I’ve always known that and that’s why we chose to have him represent us at that time. . . . After we purchased our new home and we were settling in Jim continued to check on us to see how we were doing. Jim is a first-class human being and a wonderful representative for anyone that has the smarts to seek him out.

We are settling into our new home very nicely and we absolutely love it. It is extremely rare to find an individual that has so much compassion for their clients as Jim does.”

- Ruth Rodriguez

“Growing up in Northwest Tampa, I always noticed your ‘For Sale’ signs and wondered who you were. There was something magical about your presence in our neighborhood for so many years. I knew you were a successful person, but never really thought about why it was so. When it came time to sell our house, it was instinct that told me that it was you who would be the best! We can’t thank you enough for the smooth and successful selling of our home and my father's home. We never imagined how great the real estate experience could be until we worked with you! We greatly appreciate your assistance in helping us to find all the right people to help us “spruce up” (pressure wash, paint, carpet, installation, etc.) the houses. Each step of the way to selling our houses was, well, painless! In the future, I will ALWAYS rely on you for our local real estate needs (buying and selling) and to give your name to any of our old neighbors we hear might be moving. . . . You are awesome!!

- Jane & Dave De Vinney

“I first met Jim Sacarello in 1998 when I called him to sell my home. He not only had it sold for the asking price, but sold it within one week. Needless to say I was extremely impressed and satisfied with the job he did. I was also in the market to buy a new home and found the perfect home while Jim was also handling the sale of my old home. I couldn’t believe how incredibly easy he made the whole process. Recently I put my house up for sale. There was never a doubt in my mind that I would be calling Jim to sell it for me. As before, he did a wonderful job of showing the home and making the sale. I will soon be in the market for another new home and know that I will be calling Jim to find the perfect one for me. It is a rare occasion that I sit down and write a letter as to how pleased I am with someone's service. I would not hesitate to recommend Jim to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell a home. I’d like to offer a sincere thank you to Jim for making this a painless and positive experience for me.”

- Nancy Aleo

“Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with our recent home selling experience. Jim Sacarello sold our first home and helped with the purchase of our second home back in 1994. At that time, we were impressed with his genuineness, work ethic, and professionalism. His knowledge also made that first home sale a success. When a recent job transfer made it necessary to sell our Tampa home, we naturally thought of Jim to handle the transaction. He provided professional advice (along with the previously noted qualities) that led to our home sale two months later—in this market! We highly recommend Jim to other home sellers.”

- James & Mary Ann Rice

“[W]e are finally settled in our new home and wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for selling our home so quickly (4 days). We were very impressed with your professionalism and expertise. More importantly, we enjoyed your kindness from start to finish. We find it extremely easy to recommend you to anyone interested in a pleasant experience, buying or selling."

- Joe & Orchid Glasgow

“We want to send a note of appreciation for all the expert help and hard work that Jim Sacarello provided us leading up to the recent sale of our home. It was a pleasure working with Jim. He was detailed, professional, and offered a personal touch during all phases of the transaction. Even when problems arose, Jim worked above and beyond to get them resolved. We were so very pleased that the entire process—listing, showing, and closing—ran as smoothly and as quickly as it did and that there were no hidden surprises. This was especially welcome since we were no longer in the area to take care of these matters. We would definitely recommend your company and Jim to any potential home buyer or seller.”

- Ron & Tammy Turney