Jim (James) Clauson has had a distinguished career in the U.S. Army. He served this country for 20 years which included two tours in Vietnam. He retired at the age of 38 in 1986.
He received his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. He is also a former high school teacher at the Army-Navy Academy in San Diego.
He met his wife Leslie in California where she was a real estate Broker. They formed a successful business combining Jim’s construction background and Leslie’s real estate experience. (Coastal Income Properties, Inc.) They specialized in Residential Income Properties, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges and income property flips. They have actively continued to flip and hold a portfolio of properties.
In 2006 Jim Clauson and his wife Leslie moved to Mississippi with the desire to retire. Instead, they became brokers in Mississippi and purchased the Real Estate Training Institute (RETI), in Biloxi from its founder, Dr. Larry Hasbrouck. Jim is a Mississippi Broker and Instructor at RETI, the CEO/Broker for Clauson Realty and a Consultant at Leslie’s company, Coastal Services. He also holds the Louisiana Real Estate Broker’s License and the New York State Broker’s License.
Jim is a member of National Association of Realtors, Mississippi Association of Realtors and Gulf Coast Association of Realtors. He holds a certification as a BPO Specialist. His past affiliations include the California Association of Realtors, Pacific West Association of Realtors and California Apartment Association.