James Saunders, Realtor

James Saunders


Jim started his public service career as a deputy sheriff in Buchanan County Iowa, where he was born and raised. After his future wife, Janet, graduated from college they contemplated their next steps. Excited about a new adventure, they quickly decided on California and settled in the coastal community of Pacifica located 9 miles south of San Francisco.
There, Jim continued his public service work as a police officer for the city of Pacifica. Janet started her own business (Jim helped) managing multiple nonprofit organizations for over 17 years. After 30 years and rising to the rank of Chief of Police, Jim retired in 2010. They sold their home in Pacifica and moved to Mt. Shasta, in northern
California, where they had a rental property for over 20 years. They oversaw the rehab of that house and prepared it for sale.
In the meantime, they were looking for a place to retire and happened upon Cape Coral/Fort Myers while vacationing in Florida. They immediately connected with the area and knew this paradise was for them. They sold their rental property in California and moved to Florida. They have lived in the Sandoval community in Cape Coral since June of 2014 and they love the city, their community and their host of friends.
One of their passions is shelter and service animals. They began their volunteerism in the 80s as puppy raisers for Canine Companions for Independence. They continue to give back volunteering at the Animal Refuge Center, a no-kill shelter in North Fort Myers. In 2015 they adopted a dog from there named Woody, he goes with Janet to visit patients at hospitals, hospice centers and assisted living facilities as a registered pet therapy dog. He creates smiles wherever he goes.
They have two grown children that still live in California. Their son Lucas lives in Los
Angeles and their daughter Devyn resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I am very proud to join the team of top 20 realtors in Southwest Florida. Koffman & Associates/Royal Shell Real Estate has a reputation for delivering elite real estate services and I will do my best to continue that level of service for each of my clients. I realize the importance of this decision and you can rest assured I will call upon all my resources to make your transaction unique and special for you.
My goal is to make your sale/purchase as effortless as possible, by ensuring all the necessary information is readily available and easily understood. You can trust you are working with a professional who operates honestly and with confidence.

Contact James

Cell Phone 650-773-0982
Office Phone 239-322-5680