In memory of Jim Allan Sanders - Dec. 18, 1945 to July 9, 2014

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In memory of Jim Allan Sanders - Dec. 18, 1945 to July 9, 2014

Jim Allan Sanders - RIPI just wanted to mention that my former broker passsed away this month and it was a sad time for many of us who used to work with him.  I started working at Jim Sanders Realty Inc. in April of 2003 and left in February of this year, 2014.  That was an interesting 11 years!  I learned a lot from him as he was a wise old broker and a great salesman.  He was a very generous person and a patron of the arts here on Maui.

There was a nice private memorial service for him last weekend, with many of his old friends and colleagues attending.  I think he would have been happy to see so many coming out to pay our respects.  

He was a wonderful mentor in the real estate business.  I'll think of him every time I'm working on a deal and wondering what advice he would have given me.  He always made us play by the rules and would not tolerate anything that would possibly get us in trouble.  He would not let us talk negatively about anything!  He could be harsh, but always fair.  "Firm, frank, fair and friendly"... that was one of his mottos.  Another one he was famous for... "Bop til you drop!"

Aloha Jim Sanders! You will be missed and always remembered.

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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753

127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779

800 667-5028 ex 8241

direct: 808 283-0635


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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

What a touching message about Jim.  It's nice to see that he made a difference in people's lives.   Thanks for sharing.  

Jul 29, 2014 11:21 AM #1
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

So sad to hear about your former broker!! I hope that he's happy in peace and his memory will live on for many years. I've lost a few brokers that I cared a lot about and I know what you're going through...

Jul 29, 2014 11:59 AM #2
Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Jim sounds like a wonderful broker and friend. I am sure many will miss his presence in their lives.

Jul 29, 2014 12:48 PM #3
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

The greatest gift you can give anyone, is to remember them, when they have passed on. You shared beautifully about the kind of man that he was.

Thank you for commenting on my post.

Jul 30, 2014 04:54 AM #4
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thank you all for reading about Jim Sanders and leaving your comments.

Jul 30, 2014 07:28 AM #5
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

A very nice tribute to your former broker Georgie. Jim Sanders sounds like he was a man of integrity. Thanks for sharing and I'm sorry for your loss.

Jul 30, 2014 09:35 AM #6
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Georgie, this is a great tribute to Jim Sanders and the positive impact he has had with you and other real estate professionals in Maui.  How nice of you to remember him and create this lasting memorial on the internet!

Jul 30, 2014 11:16 PM #7
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Georgie, what a nice tribute.  It sounds like a man for whom you had great respect and learned much.  May he rest in peace. 

Jul 31, 2014 02:55 AM #8
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

What a lovely tribute to your former broker. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Aug 01, 2014 11:42 AM #9
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Georgie, this tribute is truly lovely, honest and all of the things that Jim stood for! 

I did one for my principal broker a couple of years ago (and also wrote an article for the local paper)...he was such a remarkable man, in the biz for something like 40+ years and ethical, honest and I adored him. He was like a dad to me. I still miss Derl and he truly was the reason why I ended up at Vernonia Realty. One of the most touching things he said to me was that I had been a good friend to him. He still guides me!

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