Jim Barbour and his family have resided in North East (a suburb of Erie, PA) full time since 2013, when his daughter started Kindergarten and has roots going back to the 40s and being a summer resident his entire life. Even though he grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Monroeville, North East is truly his home and heaven on earth, because it allows him to experience all of his joys such as fishing, hunting, swimming, and skiing and be near a large part of his family.

Upon returning, he immediately became immersed again in the town both in his church and by being an officer and then Master of the Masonic Lodge in 2017, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. 

He is a real estate agent that brings years of experience having been first licensed in Maryland when he was 21 and was licensed in PA starting in 2003. He has owned, invested in, and rehabbed properties in numerous states as well as both in the Lehigh Valley (Allentown area) and in Erie. He has also started several successful businesses from scratch and after selling his last one decided to return full-time to his first love of real estate.

Jim's love of instructing goes back to when he taught dance at Arthur Murray's in Maryland that was a side gig and a way to recover from the daily stresses of his business. It is now a part of his real estate business and role in his market center that allows him to give back to everyone from agents to investors and through Quantum Leap to young adults.