Heglund Sova, Inc. is a real estate company specializing in residential homes and condominiums since 1993. Jim is President of REALICO, Inc., a condominium association management, commercial, and international real estate company, since 1984. He is also President of Wonderland Properties, Inc., a real estate brokerage firm specializing in recreational properties, since 1993.
Currently, Jim is a member of the Grand Rapids, Michigan, and National Association of REALTORS, and the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS. He is a founding board member and Secretary for World Class Tae Kwon Do, Inc. of Tae Park Tae Kwon Do, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Jim is the former Vice President of the Mason-Oceana-Manistee Board of REALTORS, Vice President of the Forest Hills Youth Football League, Treasurer and Vice President of the Forest Hills Central Athletic Boosters, and Chairman of the Board for the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids.
Jim is a graduate of Michigan State University and the REALTORS Institute of the University of Michigan. He is also a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS and a member of the Government Affairs Committee of the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS.
Certified International Property Specialist
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist
Accredited Buyers' Representative
Graduate Realtor Institute
Transnational Referral Certification
The CIPS Network is a worldwide community of real estate practitioners. A membership-based group, it is only available to members of National Association of REALTORS®, the world’s largest trade association. The CIPS Network is made up of real estate professionals in over 60 countries, who focus on an international clientele.
The Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is an education-based certification program. Launched in 2006, the RSPS Certification was created by the National Association of REALTORS® to better serve the growing second-home and resort real estate market and now has over 1,300 elite members. RSPS is recognized as an official NAR certification and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a REALTOR® who specializes in resort and second-homes to assist them with their sale or acquisition.
The Transnational Referral Certification was developed to help real estate professionals better serve clients and customers who are looking to buy or sell real property outside their own country and who will benefit from working with a real estate professional in that foreign market. TRC certified real estate professionals are trained not only in the mechanics of cross-border client referrals, but also in how to work in the client´s best interests in the same manner they would a domestic client. All TRCs adhere to a national professional code of conduct.
An ABR® is a buyer’s representative who has completed advanced training and who has proven experience in serving the special needs of buyer-clients. In addition to knowing the dynamics of their local market, an ABR®-designated buyer’s rep can help clients make informed decisions throughout the entire home buying process. An ABR® is also a REALTOR® (a member of NAR) and must abide by a strict Code of Ethics.