About Me

I am thrilled to be a part of the Helen Adams team and excited for the opportunity to serve your needs as you pursue a real estate purchase, sale, or investment.


I spent 27 years working in corporate retail, including almost 12 years for Belk here in Charlotte.  I love to hear long term Charlotteans who have a Belk story from their past about either the store or the family – please feel free to share yours with me!  I have many great memories from my time there and from my career where at one time or another I have been involved in almost every type of merchandise you could imagine!  That fulfilling career taught me the importance of building strong relationships based on mutual respect, trust, honesty, and a sincere intent to reach the best possible solution regardless of ego or who was getting the credit.  I had the opportunity to do a great deal of managing, coaching, recruiting, developing, and directing talent which was the most energizing part of the job for me, and I brought that enthusiasm for working with talented and interesting people to real estate.  Retail is also a tough, demanding business where I developed the necessary skills for negotiating and driving to a bottom line financial result which are key components of any real estate transaction.


I relocated with my family to Charlotte when I came to work for Belk, and I have come to love calling this city my home.  The culture, sports, accessibility, proximity to beaches and mountains, and all around community feel make this area a wonderful place to live.  My two children had great middle school and high school experiences in the Ballantyne schools and are now pursuing life through CPCC/UNC Charlotte and Greensboro College.  My son Matthew is an aspiring mechanical engineer and the lead guitarist for a local heavy metal band.  My daughter Kade thrives in the world of live performances as a theater major, where she designs and builds sets, runs sound and light boards, and so much more.  I spend a great deal of time running to their various performances all over North Carolina and I love it!!


I am equally passionate for a variety of music from Christian contemporary to progressive rock and heavy metal and can be found frequently at the Filmore, Underground, Visulite, or any number of music venues across the city.  That combines with a diehard sports fanatic’s fever for my Red Sox, Giants, and Phil Mickelson, along with season ticket packages to the Checkers and Knights.


I am a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a marketing degree from the McIntire School of Commerce.  Go Wahoos!



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  • Member, Charlotte Multiple Listing Service (CMLS)
  • Member, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA)
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
  • Member, North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (NCAR)
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Satisfaction: 96%

Recommendation: 88%

Performance: 96%

Jim Thompson has been rated by 4 customers.
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Jim Thompson was very informative during the selling process and provided many perspectives that helped me accurately price my home and feel comfortable with his marketing plan. He paid for professional photography which turned out beautiful and for a staging company that provided some great advice to use many of my existing home decor pieces, but in a much more effective... Read More

‐ Len White, Charlotte

Jim was awesome! He made the buying experience so much easier. I really like his laid back style,not pushy at all. He was very responsive to all my needs. I will recommend him to everybody! Thanks Jim! Jim is a top notch agent. I felt so comfortable knowing he had my best interests at heart. I had a great experience with the Helen Adams team!

‐ Blake, Waxhaw NC


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