Many thanks to the buyers and sellers who have worked with me through the years.  I always appreciate your referrals and welcome new clients looking for an experienced Realtor® with proven results.  

We highly recommend working with Jimmy Coates and his assistant, Melanie Coates Laird. Both Jimmy and Melanie respond promptly and are professional to work with. Our deal was negotiated quickly and we were able to close in less than 30 days. Jimmy listened to our needs and showed us multiple lots and houses in various locations until we were able to decide what best suited us. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Northern Neck and never left any questions unanswered. Some of the things we especially appreciated about Jimmy is that he pays attention to detail, has great follow-up, and he continued to help us even after we purchased our home. He truly exceeded our expectations with his fantastic service. As we were looking, Jimmy mentioned that he would be happy to show us as many places as we needed to see until we found the place that would make us happy. We're thrilled to say that after the search was over and the deal was closed, our house is the perfect place for our family! Jimmy seems to know just about everyone in town and is as kind as they come. We trust him and will most definitely choose him again for any of our real estate needs! The Hamann Family

We're not typically the types for writing glowing reviews, but in this case it's easy to do. We wholeheartedly recommend Jimmy to anyone looking to buy or sell in Virginia’s northern neck. He's a true local, so he knows everybody, knows what's what, and the rich history of the region. We met him first as the listing agent on a house (which ultimately wasn't the one for us) and were impressed enough to make him our buyer's agent. Jimmy’s pleasant, understated manner made finding our dream cottage a very pleasant experience. We never felt pushed to make a decision - on the contrary, Jimmy was always very candid about things that might be potential drawbacks to us. Jimmy’s advice was always very thoughtful and helpful and we particularly appreciate that he stayed in touch after the sale and continued to help us settle and find various contractors. In the background, he's also supported by the very able Melanie who is there to make sure everything goes smoothly throughout your transaction. Overall we were very pleased with our purchase experience and credit that to having worked with Jimmy. C. Delechat

We had a great experience with Jimmy. He really knows the area, which is a huge help for someone that is not from the area. He’s also a pleasure to work with, responds quickly and made the process so easy. No wonder he’s one of the top real estate agents in Westmoreland County!!! N. Blonkowski

If you are buying or selling a house in Colonial Beach, Jimmy is the ONLY agent i would recommend.  We sold a second home in a tricky part of the summer for close to asking price.  He helped us navigate the negotiations of the contents inside the house as well.  We had a fast close without a lot of difficulty.  He even came over and helped us take a bed apart and move it out of the house to keep things moving.  He arranged and met the service providers at the house since we live in Richmond. Saving me time and driving back and forth.  Fast, easy and turn key!  We were thrilled! C. McCarty

Jimmy helped us buy a home in Colonial Beach. I picked the houses, he drove us around educating us on each selection. He assisted us through the entire process.  Jimmy is so professional. He truly cares and listens.  I highly recommend him.  He knows the area, he knows the contractors and he is your best advocate.  You can't find anyone better! L. Trimmer

Jimmy Coates is great to work with!  He is knowledgeable, friendly, reliable and flexible.  We highly recommend him and would definitely use him again for all our real estate needs! T. Caires

I spent a great deal of time researching and analyzing real estate professionals servicing my market area. I decided upon Jimmy Coates because he is a dedicated, conscientious and extremely selfless professional who convinced me he would do all necessary to sell my home and represent me in the most professional manner. Colonial Beach is a tough market; we listed April 29th, had an open house mid-cycle, had an offer 9 days later and closed on August 31st (125 days start to finish). Jimmy Coates prepared us for all the events along the way; giving wise counsel and saw to the accomplishment of tasks or did them himself.   He is a true professional; I would use him again. G. Hopkins

From our initial contact through being with us at the table for closing, Jimmy's attention to the most smallest of details and his genuine caring of our family's best interests during the purchase of our home, we can't praise him enough for his services. He stayed on top of the details as it pertained to our lender and their timelines and prodded them in the most professional way when things seemed to slow down during the underwriting process. Jimmy knows the area like none other and his wealth of local contacts completed the total package of what we were looking for and received with Jimmy as our real estate agent. Highly, highly, highly recommend!  B. Young

Jimmy Coates is a an excellent realtor! His market knowledge is exceptional. I would and have recommended him to prospective buyers in the Colonial Beach/Westmoreland County area. He showed me many houses and was quite patient with the many, many questions and concerns I had. Without him the buying process would have been much more difficult.  J. Broegler

Jimmy is a professional who knows the market and can help you with all your needs and questions. I would highly recommend him and don't think you could find a better realtor who not only looks after his clients but their best interests.  B. Hughes  

We have used Jimmy's expertise for several transactions. He is always professional and responsive. He has acquired all of the necessary industry contacts that allow him to provide full service to his customers, making the selling/buying process both seamless and effortless. We highly recommend Jimmy Coates to anyone who is looking to sell or purchase a home.  Mike and Carolyn Dillard

Jimmy listed a number of lots for me that have been difficult to sell. His local knowledge of the area and contacts have built him a nice base of potential customers. He sold 4 of my lots for a good price almost immediately.  Jimmy was very helpful in negotiating terms on these sales and others since then. He really knows how to find a way to make a deal work for his client. He is also a genuine and honest person which engenders confidence with those who deal with him.  I have only the highest praise for Jimmy and anyone would be lucky to have him on his/her side.  John H. Morris IV

Jimmy is professional through and through and an invaluable local resource! We have worked with Jimmy for at least 5 years. He sold our condo in Colonial Beach and a few years later, when we were ready, helped us buy a home. I highly recommend!  Skip and Theresa Wallace                                    

Jimmy helped me find a home for our daughter and her family, showing us dozens of homes until the right one evolved. His personable nature and his market expertise combined for a most pleasant and worthwhile experience. You CANNOT do better than Jimmy Coates. I would certainly use him again! Beyond that, I acquired a new friend.  R. Bailey

My wife and I always wanted a place on the water but thought we could never afford it. A few years ago, a fixer-upper became available just as the larger banks tightened their lending policies. After weeks of repetitive paperwork and no action from our bank, the sellers were getting anxious. Jimmy supported us every step of the way, even to the point of locating a smaller mortgage company for us to meet with. Two weeks after the initial contact with the mortgage company, we closed on the property, with a lower interest rate!  Jimmy's involvement did not stop there. He has kept in touch and is always willing to answer questions or give advice. Once, after a particularly bad storm, Jimmy even went by our house to make sure there were no visible signs of damage. Not only is Jimmy our agent, he is our friend. We have and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property in the Colonial Beach area. Randy and Diane Grymes


We had Jimmy sell our cottage in Colonial Beach, working with him was such a joy! Jimmy walked us through the whole process. He always returned our calls promptly. He came highly recommended to us! And in turn we would highly recommend Jimmy to anyone. I would like to think that we can now call Jimmy our friend as well as our realtor!  Bessie and John Bender 


As our family was outgrowing our current living arrangements, we decided that the time had come to purchase our first home. We began working with Jimmy Coates and never looked back! He was dedicated to finding the perfect home for our family. Jimmy was more patient than we could have ever expected. With a VERY busy 4 year old and a 1 year old tagging along, he kindly showed us house after house until we found the perfect one to call home. He made himself available anytime we needed and was always able to answer any questions we had. We would highly recommend Jimmy Coates to anyone looking to buy or sell property.  Daniel and Colleen Steffey



- The Hamann Family