Jim grew up in an Air Force family and has traveled the world. His family lived in France and Germany before being stationed on the mainland. There he lived in Georgia, South Carolina, Kansas, Washington State and California. Constant movement gave Jim an easy ability to meet new people and adapt. His travel has given him an appreciation for different cultures and customs. The travel bug has taken Jim to Europe, Africa and South America, Tahiti and the Caribbean. The one constant of travel has been the pursuit of hot sand and warm water! Maui No Ka ‘Oi ! Jim has been a successful REALTOR for over 35 years helping thousands of home buyers and sellers realize their goals. He has built over 40 homes and has extensive background in subdivision development and sales, as well as extensive background of viticultural properties. Enthusiasm for his business career is evident the moment you meet him. Heavily involved in the industry, Jim has been Treasurer and President of the California Association of REALTORS and a Vice President with the National Association of REALTORS. He currently serves on the Executive Committees of both the National Association of REALTORS and the California Association of REALTORS. He is a licensed Broker in Hawaii and California and maintains offices in both locales. His clients gain invaluable benefit from his experience and industry knowledge. Jim loves what he does! Jim and his wife, Broker Sydney Liptak enjoy island life and all it has to offer including scuba, SUP, golf, biking and both are active members of the Maui Canoe Club. Maui is a great place to visit, an even better place to call home! Let us show you how!