Jim Free (Jim Free Realty) Real Estate Agent



Jim Free
location_on Panama City Beach, FL — Jim Free Realty
Get to Know Jim Free


I was born in Rome, Georgia in 1942. My education and work experience is in Law, Management and Real Estate.  During most of my working career I have worked more than one job at a time.




Cave Spring High School               1960

Coosa Valley Tech                        1964                Electronics Technology

Massey Law College                      1967                Bachelor of Laws

FBI National Academy                   1973                Received J Edgar Hoover award for Scholastic Excellence

University of Georgia                    1988                Public Management


Work Experience:


Lockheed Aircraft                                1963-1968   Data Processing Supervisor Supervised 24 employees

Floyd County Govt.                             1968-2004


During my 36 years with Floyd County Government, 34 of those years were spent with the Police Department. I served as Chief of Police for 22 years and as County Manager for 2 years. As Police Chief I supervised 84 employees and as County Manager I supervised in excess of 400 employees.             


In 1978 I started a Real Estate business in Georgia. That business was later expanded to include Alabama and Florida. In the mid eighties I started a Real Estate School and we have helped hundreds of students obtain their real estate license. Our company supervises over 750 rental properties.


Professional License:


Community Association Cerified Manager                 Florida 

Real Estate Brokers License                                    Florida & Georgia

Real Estate Instructors License                                Florida & Georgia

US Coast Guard                                                     Masters License

FAA                                                                      Multi Engine, Instrument Rated


Association Membership:


Community Association Institute                                        National Real Estate Educators (REEA)

FBI National Associates                                                     Georgia Real Estate Educators (GREEA)

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police

National Association of Realtors

Georgia Association of Realtors

Florida Association of Realtors

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association




We specialize in the Listing, Sale and Management of Condominium Resort properties in the Panama City Beach Area.


I have had a very enjoyable career and still feel that I have a few years left to serve my community.