Jim "Van"Ermen 


Jim VanErmen REALTOR ....a former career Army officer assigned as an instructor to Air University, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base after having completed the the Army Command and General Staff College and the Air Force Instructor Course.

Jim joined Realty Options
in 1990 and by the end of '91, was listed as a top "7" agent in Montgomery's 'Who's Who in Real Estate Residential Award Winners, placing him in the top 1% of all local REALTORS┬«.  In '92, he obtained his broker's license, and started the 1st franchise of Realty Options which he owned and operated for three years in Prattville, AL. The two offices later combined in Montgomery where he became the Company Broker.

In 2001, Jim became an associate broker for 3 years with
RE/MAX of Montgomery

In May 2004 he co-founded Central Alabama Real Estate Academy with Dan Stallings, broker of Montgomery Metro Realty Inc. which Jim later joined.  He is the academy's chief instructor and administrator.

Jim holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) which only the top 4% of all REALTORS┬« hold this designation.  He is an Alabama State approved real estate instructor since '99.  Jim was "e-PRO" certified the first year (2000) the course was offered by the National Board of REALTORS┬«  and later (2008) became Alabama's first e-PRO Trainer.

Jim is married to his high school ('68) sweetheart, Glenda, who has advanced degrees(3) from Troy University and Alabama State University.  She works in the Central Office, Elmore County Board of Education, as the Curriculum Specialist (K-4) working with all 5 elementary schools in Elmore county.  Together they have 3 children: Joshua a graduate of Culinary Arts / Hospitality Management Trenholm State Technical College, who is currently a member of the "craft services" union and is employed on assorted food service projects in LA California. Donna (married to Ken Stricklin, Postmaster of Brundidge AL) is a graduate of Troy University (Montgomery) and is a Vice President of Sterling Bank, Private Banker and proud parents of the first granddaughter - Emma Jane.  Jonathan works with his father (RealtyVan.com Team) and is the new owner and broker of Apex Listings LLC, where Jim now works.  Jon along with  his wife Crystal (employed with the District Attorney of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Alabama) are the proud parents of the first Grandson Jonathan Christian (first grade) along with his twin brothers Alex and Bret and the newest granddaughter Brianna Lenee (Anna).

Jim and Glenda enjoy gardening, their 5 grandchildren and actively support the Montgomery Zoo.   They  moved to their home in Montgomery (June '04) after having lived in their previous home in Prattville for 16 years.

Jim recently graduated form the Montgomery Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy Class 2008-1 and can also be contacted through his FaceBook page.

From 2000 to 2005 Jim served on the board of directors of the Condominium Association for CaraVita Village (formerly Covenant Village) Montgomery's Premier Retirement Community with independent apartment living and assisted living facilities.

"Call Me..."

"I pride myself not on returning calls
 but answering them."

  • Cellular: 334 - 303-1111
  • Local Office (334) 538-2163
" I view real estate as a service profession, informing & educating.
" When meeting people, I consider, they are acquiring a "
REALTOR« for Life."

"I am a  professional REALTOR« knowledgeable,  friendly and available..."

"As an educator I  provide knowledge & understanding of the real estate profession and answer questions to the best of my ability."

e-mail Jim VanErmen ABR CRS REALTOR Montgomery AL

Author / Editor Jim VanErmen is a: Licensed Alabama Real Estate Broker employed as an Associate Broker with Apex Listing LLC.,
An approved Alabama Real Estate Instructor / Educator, and Co-Founder Central Alabama Real Estate Academy
  RealtyVan.com is the premier local real estate information site now celebrating 12 years of Internet service.  Email Jim at  jimvanermen@yahoo.com
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