Agents and Offices

James Olmsted

James Olmsted

(608) 575-7562
Office Address:
Restaino & Associates
26 Schroeder Court, Ste 200
Madison, WI 53711

About Me


I have been a top producer selling real estate since 1971. I have made thousands of buyers and sellers achieve their goals and I can help you too. Recently, I was awarded the Realtor Emeritus status. Only a handful of us across the nation achieve this designation. I also have the designation of GRI (Graduate of Real Estate Institute) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist).

In the last 43+ years, I have witnessed all types of market conditions, the highs and the lows, the ups and downs. The current market is a sellers market again. That is why you need me to be your Realtor - more than ever! Give me a call at (608) 575-7562 or email me at

Client Testimonials

Ed and Carolyn Halverson. “Jim sold us our house when we moved to Madison in 1971. We love it and still live there."

Dr. and Mrs. Gary Becker “Jim sold us our house in Arbor Hills when we moved to Madison in 1973. 30 years later he sold it again and helped us find our retirement condominium . He recently sold our daughter and son-in law their home.”

Terry and Sandy Shockley. “Our house was listed for a year by two different real estate companies, and never sold . Jim came in and told us what to do to help sell it. He sold it in 30 days. We then bought a condominium from him. A few years later we listed and sold that home it through Jim. We bought a new home and a few years later, he then sold that home for us, and found us our lovely condominium on Lake Monona where we still live.”

Dan and Karen Fix. “Jim sold us our home on Lake Mendota where we still live today. Our mother tried to sell her house on Lake Mendota for two years with no success. We suggested Jim to her. He had four offers in three weeks and sold it.”

Don and Bonnie Davies. “Jim sold our small house on the East side, then sold us our dream home where we still reside. When we will soon move to a retirement center we will list it with Jim.”

Doug and Karen Wollin (in a letter to Ron Restaino). “Jim sold us three houses. He is our personal Realtor, we just love him.”

John and Anna May Rosol. “We thank Jim so much for selling us our first house 35 years ago, where we raised our family. Recently he sold our house and arranged a building contract to help us build our brand new retirement ranch.”

Dan and Cindy Salas (a letter to Ron Restaino). “We want you to know what a wonderful salesman you have in Jim Olmsted. We recently decided to locate in Dane County. We looked at several old houses with structural defects that needed a lot of work. Because we have never owned a house before we asked Jim about the shortfalls in purchasing a “fixer upper” on a limited budget. Jim convinced us to buy something newer which didn’t need major repairs. Jim recently found us a totally restored home at a reasonable price. We are so glad we listened to him. We now have our first child and one on the way. We recommend Jim to all our friends.”

Frank and Sandy Davila “Our friends Roz and Dan Matney recommended that Jim Olmsted be our Realtor when we move from Michigan. Jim found us an affordable condo in a nice Westside neighborhood. We feel safe and happy. Thanks Roz and Dan for referring us to Jim and now we have 2 new friends in Jim and his wife Lisa.”

Roz and Dan Matney. “Jim sold our old house on a busy highway on the NE side of Madison. A very difficult sale for anyone. Jim found us the best buy in the entire condominium project. We are now situated near our friends Frank and Sandy Davila. There isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t think about Jim and thank our blessings.”