the straight story

• Knows the ins, the outs and most everything else
• Feisty and funny
• Committed with all his heart


Jimmy approaches real estate with a hockey-player’s feisty stance: direct, face-front, and ready to go to the mat for his clients. A veteran of the valley who earned his chops in golf course development, Jimmy is the guy who gets the deal done without fuss, muss or ego. You won’t hear big-number bragging, but what you will hear is unwavering honesty — that’s Jimmy, calling a spade a spade. If something isn’t what it should be, you’ll hear it first from Mr. Bain. Low key about his accomplishments, Jim brings discipline and a razor-sharp mind for negotiation to every transaction. His pragmatic and straightforward manner aligns perfectly with his no-nonsense executive clientele. Too busy for a long visit? Jim is your eyes and ears, keeping you informed and connected to opportunities and options while you’re away. Comfortable with the quirks of the Aspen market, Jim knows that what buyers think may be very different from what they truly want. With time, patience and experience on his side, Jim will find the right answers for everyone involved. As warm as a handshake, as clever as a fox, Jimmy’s easy smile and relaxed demeanor belie an unquenchable energy that doesn’t quit until everybody’s happy.


Ground up experience – with land, with investors, with golf course and athletic club development. | Knows the Aspen market like few do. Massages a deal until all the kinks are worked out. | Can be trusted to do the right thing – always. Deep connections that span decades. Strong network in Australia. Difficult to separate client from friend because relationships truly matter. | Patient. Straight-talking. Determined. Great coach to young golfers.


Fine points

Born in Scotland | Raised in Canada in a tough neighborhood, where sports was his first love | Attended Cornell University on a rowing scholarship | Played professional hockey in Montreal until a puck provided impromptu dentistry | Moved to Aspen in 1982 | Instrumental in the development of the Maroon Creek Club | Involved in the startup of the Aspen Junior Golf program | Met his partner Anita, while skiing on Aspen Mountain | Passionate about classic Jazz, his three dogs, and mentoring younger brokers | Travels often to McCall, Idaho, in his RV, and to Australia | Still teaches skiing after 50 years on the mountain, 20 of them with the same three families.



Email Jimmy | C: 970.379.1647 | O: 970.925.5400

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