By Rick Mauch
Candy’s Dirt Contributor
From getting them into their dream home to helping them through some of the toughest times, James Bivins’ goal is to make life better for others.
Bivins, a realtor with Keller Williams in Plano, has been in the real estate business since May 2020 when he moved to Frisco. He is also a bestselling author on Amazon with his book Walk in the Valley of Mourning.
Bivins holds a master’s degree in education and has worked in this field for 30 years. Additionally, he has taught adult Bible classes and delivered sermons on numerous occasions.
And now he’s put all that experience into his new business – real estate. However, he still has a passion for writing, has published two more books, and has other work in progress.
Why did you get into real estate?
After a career in teaching where I helped students realize their dreams, it seemed natural to me to become a real estate agent. Every year of my last 10 years of my teaching career, our organization bought a building and turned it into a school. Becoming a real estate agent was a great choice. I educate and empower my clients with exceptional service.
Can you tell me about your book on grief, when you wrote it and why?
After losing several people close to me to death in a short period of time, I began to study grief from a biblical and medical perspective. I wrote a sermon to refer to through the years. Over the years I’ve shared it with many, and when COVID hit I decided to share it with the world.
It started in 2005 and has been updated over the years. I polished it up in 2021 and that’s when it was released. I wanted to share it because it helped people not get “stuck” in their grief.
It’s interesting that you approach improving people’s lives in two different directions, overcoming grief and putting them in the right home. Can you elaborate?
As a real estate agent, I sometimes think I help people find their dream home here on earth, and as a Bible author and teacher, I can help people find their eternal home. I have always helped people.
How do you balance everything you do?
All I can say about this is that I keep my eyes on Jesus. Sometimes my list is so long that I have to spend three extra hours in prayer that day if I want to get there. It’s all about priorities.
Do you come from a family of real estate and/or writing?
No. I use my God-given talents and abilities, combined with my vast past experiences, to help others.
Do you have other books in the schedule?
Yes. I recently published a book that helps people see what it takes to sell their home. He is intitulated, You walk over the hills and through the valleys selling your house. I got a new version at the end of September titled, Biblical Sermons – A New Look.
I’m working on three more that should be extremely helpful to people wanting to learn more about the word of God.