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James Chu, REALTOR®

James Chu

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I was born and raised in Tallahassee and have lived here my whole life. During these 3 decades, I've seen immense changes and growth to not just the roads and buildings, but to the liveliness and culture of the town. It's been incredible to see my once small hometown start to grow into a place where you can now find great places to eat and fun things to do, but also maintain its homely vibe to settle down and raise a family.

I've been a personal trainer at Premier Health and Fitness Center, which taught me that in order to be successful in whatever you do it requires discipline, consistency, and working on your weaknesses even if they scare you. Fitness and personal training were more than just about health and running a business, but a way to genuinely connect with people and build trust. Also, being in healthcare as a radiologic technologist, I truly feel that my purpose in life is to help people in as many ways as possible. Healthcare and personal training was a way of directly helping people improve their quality of life and wellbeing. It showed me several times that my job was more than just a job, but a vehicle in which to show people that their lives are just as important as mine. My client's satisfaction and needs were my biggest priority and I made it my mission to help them reach their goals. Few things in life are as rewarding as helping someone else reach their goals.

Another past job that has taught me a lot would be managing Osaka Japanese Steakhouse. Known by many in Tallahassee as a favorite hibachi restaurant to celebrate big events and birthdays, flying shrimp and onion volcanoes were the main attraction. It was a great lesson in humility and respect for restaurant workers. In order to run an establishment efficiently, it requires organization, the ability to stay calm and professional no matter what situation arises and being able to think on your feet. Managing a restaurant required all that on top of overseeing all the other employees and making sure they were working efficiently and getting the help they needed. Not many things will teach you to keep your cool better than working a busy night at Osaka.

I'm also engaged to my beautiful fiancee, and we plan on getting married at the end of March. Few have as big and caring of a heart as she has, as she has brought both her mother and grandma under her care. As hectic as it can be to have all 3 generations of ladies under one roof, they are my family and I wouldn't change it for the world. I wish to give my bride-to-be, her mother, and her grandma a future I know they deserve, and I truly believe real estate is the vehicle to make that happen.

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