Selling Knoxville Since 1987

Meet Jim

Real Estate Broker, Jim Nichols, began his real estate career in 1987 and is now enjoying his 30th year as a Broker in the Knoxville market. Prior to co-founding Red Door Brokers, he was a Broker with RE/MAX Preferred Properties and has been inducted into the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame.

Jim entered the real estate profession after a successful career in corporate sales and management and is a Certified New Home Specialist. He is a sincere and enthusiastic person who makes you feel comfortable within moments of meeting him. You get to know Jim right away as someone who is honest and straight forward. Jim prides himself as being one of the most knowledgeable and respected Real Estate Brokers in Knoxville. Throughout the more than 40 years he and his family have lived in Knoxville, and 30 years Jim has been a Broker, he has helped interesting people from all around the country to sort through the Knoxville real estate maze.


  • Licensed Realtor 1987
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker 1992
  • Agent and Broker with RE/MAX Preferred Properties 1988 – 2011
  • Co-Founded Red Door Brokers 2012
  • Board of Directors – The Knoxville Area Association of Realtors 2008-2010
  • Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) State Director 2009
  • Chair – Tennessee Association of Realtors Cultural Diversity Committee
  • Chair – KAAR Member Services Committee 2008-2010
  • KAAR Cultural Diversity Committee 2009-2010
  • Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS)
  • RE/MAX 100% Club
  • RE/MAX International Hall of Fame
  • East Tennessee State University
    • B.S. Mathematics & Computer Science
    • ETSU “Buccaneer” Football Team
  • Member – Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership
  • Charter Board Member (1998) – Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership
  • Board of Directors – The Development Corporation of Knox County
  • Selective Service System Local Board 030 for the State of Tennessee
  • Member of Beta Theta Boule Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity


  • Number 1 — To Make “Home Life” Better for Your Family!
  • Downtown Knoxville, West Knoxville & West Knox County, Farragut, Bearden, and Hardin Valley
  • New Construction and New Home Developments
  • Luxury Homes
  • Buyer Representation
  • Corporate Relocation
  • Single & Multi-Family Investment Properties


  • Retail Management
  • Corporate Sales
  • Corporate Sales Management
  • Corporate Management


  • Sports Fitness
  • Would like to be (someday!) a Golfer
  • Cool “Sax” Jazz
  • University of Tennessee Sports…. Go Vols!