Jim’s family settled in rural Boulder County, Colorado in the late 1960’s where he attended high school and the University of Colorado Boulder. Family weekends were reserved for hunting, fishing, camping, and trying to get lost on the backroads of Colorado and New Mexico. He has spent a lot of years missing easy shots, tangling fishing lines, and getting bucked off horses he shouldn’t have been on.
Jim permanently moved back to Colorado from Florida in the early 2000’s after a 28-year career that included Director of Tennis, Marina & Fitness at ITT Corp and Director of Tennis for the city of Daytona Beach. ITT Development Corp was at the time the largest land developer in Florida. While in Florida Jim spent many days in a single outboard engine boat thirty to fifty miles offshore trolling for striking fish or bottom fishing for grouper and snapper. During this time Jim was a US Coast Guard licensed boat captain and was also a USPTA certified tennis professional for 33 years.
Jim lives and headquarters out of La Veta, Colorado, a small rural ranching town of about 800 permanent residents in Huerfano County, Colorado, that has recently seen an influx of artists, and baby boomer retirees. The town has no traffic lights or nationally franchised businesses. Las Animas is an adjacent county that also boasts some of the best elk hunting in Colorado. La Veta and Huerfano County also boasts several large elk herds and plenty of mule deer. It’s not unusual to have a herd of ten to twenty mule deer outside the office window. The La Veta location allows Jim to easily travel around Colorado and south into New Mexico. New Mexico towns like Santa Fe, Mora and Taos, Red River Raton, Eagles Nest, are easy drives. Drives to Colorado towns such as Pueblo, Trinidad, Colorado Springs, Alamosa, Salida and many other towns and cities are just as easy.
Connect with Jim Vidamourjvidamour@fayranches.com (719) 890-4590
Jim belongs to the Realtor Land Institute which is a worldwide organization of land professionals that offers the opportunity to network with and market to other outstanding brokers across the country. Jim has earned the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation. This is an elite group of 480 land specialists who hold the designation across the globe. To achieve the ALC designation a broker must take over 100 hours of specialized courses, meet stringent experience requirements, and provide a portfolio of land sales that exceed $10M. In addition to subscribing to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics, ALCs support the high standards of conduct and experience that directly relate to their specialty. As an ALC, Jim has access to the best industry knowledge, network of fellow land professionals, and resources to help best serve his clients’ best interests. He has experience helping clients navigate the 1031 exchange process and is currently researching how and where the new Opportunity Zone capital gains tax deferral program can help his clients. Jim specializes in recreational ranch and hunting properties in Colorado and New Mexico and would love to take you ranch shopping, it’s fun!