James Arthur Muhlbeier, passed away on December 1, 2012 of a sudden heart attack in Cle Elum, Washington at the age of 55.
Jim was born and raised in Sedro Woolley, Washington by Arthur and Norine Muhlbeier.
Jim worked in Skagit Valley as a logger and worked in the heating industry for a few years, then moved to Bellevue, WA in 1981 where he met his wife and declared his intent to marry after two weeks of their meeting. In keeping with Jim's 'don't take no for an answer' attitude, they were married in 1982. They had two daughters, Renae and Michelle.
Jim worked in the sales and service of fire extinguishers for FireChief Equipment company in 1981 and was introduced into his niche of real estate 1985, where he worked for Gregory Richard Realtors in Bellevue. After three years, Jim moved to John L. Scott Real Estate in Bellevue, WA where he honed his skills in land development, lot and project sales. Jim soon earned the prestigious Associate Broker designation. Jim consistently ranked in the top one to two percent of all JLS agents during his tenure there.
Jim enjoyed personal relationships with some of the area's largest builders and developers. These are the cornerstone of his approach to his philosophy of "getting it done". The buyers and sellers counted on his relentless manner to doing business which has built his proven track record of continued success.
After 20 years at John L. Scott, Jim moved his license to Windermere Real Estate and was determined to overcome the recent market decline. Jim valued his many clients, associates and friends.
Jim was a devoted husband and father, and spoke often of his love of his family with friends and colleagues. Jim was known for his unique way with words and can-do attitude. He enjoyed family and friends, sunny afternoons at the cabin in Cle Elum or at home, photography, cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and the thrill of putting a deal together.
Jim is survived by his wife, Kay, two daughters, Renae & Michelle, and a brother, Ralph.
We thank all of our friends and family for the comfort and support during these difficult times. It has truly helped us learn more about the great man he truly was.
Memorial donations can be made to the Leukemia Society and AHA.