About James Palmer


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Meet James

Real Estate Professional | Evoke Realty Group
I was once a client with a dishonest real estate professional. When my wife and I were looking to purchase our next family home, our real estate professional found us a property he tried to sell us. Unfortunately, we found out that it was owned by his employer and was completely gutted by a fire because it was a meth lab that had exploded. That is the moment I knew I could do far better for people.
It is the reason why I will be a true advisor and someone who works for my client’s fiduciary interest. I want my clients to weigh out the pros and cons, so they are really making an informed decision. When I have had clients buy or sell with their “hearts” or feel pressured, it often leads to remorse. I never want my clients to feel dissatisfied about a real estate investment they have made.
When you come down to Costa Rica on a vacation do you want a real estate professional who pushes that you’re buying a piece of paradise and who only talks about the positives? Or, would you like to know the risks: the red tape, taxes, potential delays, or other factors that may make the process a bit annoying?

You will hear the good, bad, and ugly from me because your future is at stake. Whether you are investing in your financial future or making a lifestyle change for you and your family, I will make sure you are completely satisfied with the decision you have made.
I always want to get a win for my clients. I don’t like losing, but I won’t go for the win if it is a bad deal. With the transactions I’m involved in, my clients come first, then the parties they are transacting with, then me and my cooperating counterpart. It needs to be a win for the clients first, always.
I have always been interested in real estate. It is in my blood. My grandfather worked as a foreman for a medium-sized home-building company when I was young, so I was reading blueprints as a child. And I loved playing and constructing buildings with Lego in my early years.
When I bought my first property at 21, my passion for building and desire to succeed came together. I was able to see the potential in long-term real estate investments and how beneficial a great deal can be. Now I strive to get those deals for my clients. I want them to have the win, so if it is a good deal, I’ll fight for it. If I can’t get it done one way, I’ll do everything I can to get more creative. There is always a solution.


  • I have a very open mind. I love interesting and unique conversations. If you want to take the red pill and dive down the rabbit hole like Neo in the Matrix, we can put on our tinfoil hats and go crazy.
  • I enjoy getting to know people and things, I’m constantly curious, and I live in a world full of whys and what ifs.
  • I am a skeptic, I question everything and truly want to, not just know, but understand everything. Which means everything is open for debate with me, and nothing is off limits.
  • I am a hoisting engineer and have helped construct buildings 50 stories high.


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Jerry & Barbara

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Al G.

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