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James Paddon


Office 952.473.7000
Cell 612.868.3814

His Story

James Paddon has lived in the Minneapolis/Wayzata/Orono area since 1983 when he moved here from Michigan, where he grew up in the Birmingham region. He studied International Law, majoring in Business/Marketing at Michigan State University. James also pursued French as a second language, which has been useful on his travels abroad.

Currently, James is a resident of Orono and has lived there for over 20 years. Occupation-wise, James has worked with major local retailers and has even owned his own small business in the North Loop area of Downtown Minneapolis for the past 15 years. In his spare time, James enjoys spin class and walking his dogs. Rescued dogs are top of his list!

After many years of success in corporate life, James has chosen a path that he is most passionate about – that of being a Real Estate agent.

James is well versed in the western suburbs and Minneapolis markets as he has purchased and sold several investment properties in and around the western suburbs over the past several years. He currently owns properties in Excelsior, Orono, and Wayzata. From residential to townhomes, James has first-hand experience in executive rentals and staging.

James has recently celebrated his fourth year at Fazendin Realtors and is excited to work with friends new and old to find their dream homes, wherever their vision may take them.

As a client, you will find James to be most efficient and always professional. He will earn your trust and confidence quickly.

James is dedicated to helping you locate the right home and community to meet your needs. His strong sense of ethics and dedicated hard work will result in a strong client partnership.

He would be pleased to play the critical role whether you are buying or selling your home!


Awards James Paddon has earned:

  • Agent of the Month
  • Top Ten Salesperson


Recent Client Testimonials:

“Professional and knowledgeable with extreme attention to detail which is very important to me. Always available, took my calls and many questions with patience and never rushed me. Kept me up to date on everything timely. Very good experience with my agent who I will refer without hesitation to my friends and colleagues. This was a huge transition in my life and my agent, James Paddon, went above and beyond guiding me through all the details.”

Cynthia R

“James He was so helpful and informative. I was aware of everything coming my way that would need my attention. He also was very good at taking care of the little things to keep everything moving forward. He truly Made this whole thing happen for me And a very happy outcome!!! The Best!!”

Vicki C

“Working with Fazendin made my first home buying experience easy. Jim Paddon is an incredibly dedicated realtor who will support his clients’ needs to the greatest extent possible. Highly recommend Fazendin Realtors.”

Alex H

“Jim is a delight to work with. His communication and problem solving skills make the whole process of Buying easy! He has a great eye for homes with potential and knows the area well. He shared many resources that went beyond the role of the typical realtor, movers, painters, trades people he trusts. Finally his sense of humor, while navigating the current real estate market, makes the process bearable. I recommend Jim for all your real estate needs.”


“Our experience is all about the agent! Jim not only helped us find the right house – he took a very dedicated, authentic & professional approach to every step in the process. Jim took time to consult and understand what we needed in location, home and quality details. His appreciation for quality workmanship and experience with better properties were priceless. Lastly, Jim clearly represents his buyer. Is an advocate – working 24/7 as though he were buying the property for himself. He cares. He advocates and assures a good experience and outcome. We will recommend Jim 100% (a “10” on a scale of one to 10) to any buyer seeking a better home in the area.”

David M

“Jim was very professional and very thorough. We appreciated his attention to detail and communication.”

Cassidy B

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