James McBrayer

Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston
5000 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
License # 65373


Thank you for visiting my webpage at I look foward to providing you iwth the information and service you have a right to expect.

About Me

I earned my NC real estate license in 1981 but I only used it for real estate investmenting until 2007 when I joined the firm of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry And Walston. I specialize in dealing with new home buyers, senior citizens, those desiring homes associated with Green Building techniques and those looking to purchase or sell luxury homes. I joined the Jim Allen Group at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry And Walston on 12/1/2009.

My transactions are primarily in northern Wake County, Wake Forest and Franklin County.  Over the last several years I have had around 30 transactions a year split between both listings and buyers, with slightly more buyer clients than listing clients. My professional career before real estate was spent helping people market their businesses and now I put that expertise to work helping my listing clients reach the greatest number of people with the strongest message.

I'm also involved with my industry: In 2019 I will finish my third 2 year term as a member of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors' Board of Directors and I will start my 4th year in 2020 as a member of the NC Association of Realtors Board of Directors. I've also served on many community boards and committees.  I was the President of the Realtor Foundation of Wake County in 2018. I am also the Co-Chairman of the Membership Committee of the NC RRC and was named NC CRS Of The Year in 2018. I am also Chairman of the CRS With A Heart Campaign for 2018 and 2019. I am the 2019 co-Chairman and 2020 Chairman of the RRAR Realtor Political Action Committeee (RPAC).In 2020 I will start a 3 year term as a North Carolina Realtors RPAC Trustee and I will begin a 3 year term as a member of the NC Housing Foundation Board of Directors. I have also served 2 years of a 3 year term as a member of the Paragon Advisory Council.

I have served my community as a member of the Wake County Public School Systems Superientendt's Parents Advisory CommitteeThe Wake Ed Partnership's Food For Thought Grant Selection Commiitte and as the Wake County Representative on the RDU Noise Abatement Committee. I was also the founder and first president of the North Raleigh Association of Neighborhoods and I served on the Wake County Public School System's Advisory Committee.

I trust that if you are looking to buy or sell real estate you will visit my website at . Compare me to other Realtors before making your final decision.  I've also worked hard to earn designations and certifications so that I can provide a higher level of service to my clients. They include

ABR (Accredited Buyer's RepresentativeCRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute certification)

SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)

CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist)

SFR (Short Sale, Foreclosure & REO certification)

CAPS (Certified Aging In Place Specialist)

CGP (Certified Green Professional certification)



CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist)

CMP (Certified Marketing Professional)

And I also have an MBA with an emphasis on marketing.

Be sure to check out my dozens of client reviews on sites like Yelp, Realtor, Trulia and And go to  to watch dozens of video testimonials. Some of them are shown below. The bottom line is that I love helping people, I have the education and experience to perform beyond their expectations and I would appreciate the opportunity to help anyone with their real estate needs.

Below my client video testimonials are photos of several of my past and current listings. 

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Skills & Specialities

  • Luxury Homes
  • New Construction
  • Buyer Representation
  • First-time Home Buyers
  • Relocation
  • Retirement Communities
First Time Home Buyers
Northwestern Wake County
Buyers interested in Green homes
Senior Citizens
Luxury Properties
First Time Home Buyers
Northwestern Wake County
Buyers interested in Green homes
Senior Citizens
Luxury Properties
Global Luxury
Luxury Homes


Resident of Raleigh, NC since 1992
Involved in community through volunteer work with Wake Ed Partnership, Capital Area YMCA, RDU Noise Abatement Committee,
Member of Homebuilders Association of Raleigh/Wake County and member of the Green Builder's Council and it's Education committee
Specializing in the Raleigh, North Wake County and Frankinton areas
Elected to the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtor
Received NC Rea Estate license in 1981, joined Coldwell Bankr/Howard Perry & Walston in 2007

Awards & Honors

Mutliple monthly listing agent of the month recognition for the Falls HPW office.
Winner of 2012 Chuck Baker Memorial Good Guy Award


  • English


Accredited Staging Professional & Accredited Buyer's Representative
Short Sale Foreclosure REO Certified Broker
Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES , Certified Aging In Place Certified and Certified Green Professional Realtor
ePRO and ECOBroker certified Realtor
PREVIEWS Sales Associate
Accredited Buyer Representative
Certified Residential Specialist
e-Pro, Internet Professional
Graduate, REALTOR Institute
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Luxury Property Specialist
REALTOR, National Association of REALTORS
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Smart Home Certified

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