Before being a licensed agent I had a long career in Silicon Valley, first as a manufacturer's representative with my own company, James Somers & Co., then with JBM of Campbell, a contract manufacturer. I sold high value subassemblies to the blue chip companies in Silicon Valley. I spent my last few years in manufacturing management before leaving high tech altogether in 2000. I've been extensively trained, and have been a trainer, in high dollar negotiating, a skill that has served me well in my new career in real estate. I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan but have lived and worked in the Bay Area since 1974. I was educated at the University of Iowa and at Michigan State University.
Jim Somers commented on article "Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?" in Trending Now on Patch July 1, 2014 at 11:42 am
Jim Somers commented on article "Poll: Should the Government Outlaw 'Revenge Porn'?" in Trending Now on Patch June 16, 2014 at 11:21 am
Jim Somers commented on article "Woman Held Captive for 10 Years and Forced to Bear a Child" in Police & Fire May 22, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Jim Somers commented on article "First Person in O.C. to Be Charged Under New Human Trafficking Law Gets 17 Years" in Around OC May 19, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Jim Somers commented on article "AAA: Summer Gas Prices in Bay Area Expected to Fall" in Business May 15, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Jim Somers commented on article "Pastor’s Plea: Boycott Lesbian, Communist Girl Scout Cookies" in Government October 28, 2013 at 01:04 pm