James M. Joly

James M. Joly


Cell: (781) 245-2452
Office: (781) 944-7820 ext. 248

CRP: Certified Relocation Professional
CRS: Certified Residential Specialist
GRI: Graduate of Realtors Institute
CBR: Certified Buyers Representative
BSBA: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Babson College 1979
MBA: Master of Business Administration. Babson College 2002

James M. Joly is President and Principal-Owner of Boardwalk Real Estate Corp., where he has been a top selling broker for over 38 years. He has lived in Wakefield for 50 years, where he resides with his wife Debra and 2 of their 4 children. He is a double alumnus of Babson College, in Wellesley MA, where he received his undergraduate and master’s degree in business administration.

“My business philosophy is to provide exceptional service and invaluable expertise to each and every client through honest guidance and candid recommendations for the purpose of ensuring a timely and successful real estate transaction. My goal in working for my sellers is to obtain the highest possible price, in the shortest possible time, with the least amount of inconvenience to them.”

Having begun my real estate career in the summer of 1977, 38 years of experience has afforded me with the skills and knowledge to assist my clients with any type of transaction. From residential single family, multi-family, condominiums, new construction and fix-me-uppers, to commercial buildings, undeveloped land, developing sites, and rentals, I have years of real life experience in every aspect of the real estate business. Having listed and sold 1,000 +/- units in my career, I know what it takes to get the job done.

A lifelong resident of Wakefield, I have consistently been one of the town’s top agents for 35+ years, many times finishing #1 for the year as well as being a top agent in the Eastern Middlesex Area year after year. At the same time, I have served as President of Boardwalk Real Estate Corp., which has been one of the top offices in the Eastern Middlesex Association Of Realtors over the past 35 years . My expansive knowledge of the surrounding markets allows me to provide every listing client with a realistic and tactical approach to selling their home. My focus on accurate pricing and strategic marketing works to attract a vast and varied pool of buyers to ensure that your home is sold promptly and at the right price.

I hold the GRI, CRS, CBR and CRP Designation(s), reflective of the top producers in the industry. By staying up to date with properties that come on the market every day, I am able to afford my sellers and buyers the ability to seize the best opportunities for them. Every buyer I work with has his or her criteria placed in MLS/PIN for regular emails about listings in their desired markets.

The valuable relationships I have built over the years, and the first hand experience I have as a Licensed Construction Supervisor in the State of Massachusetts who has built and renovated many dozens of homes further helps me assist my clients in every aspect of the selling, purchasing or developing process. From pre-qualifying to passing papers, I have the resources and know how to guide you every single step of the way.

Real Estate has been my passion for over 38 years. Let that passion and expertise work for you in the selling or purchasing of your home. Contact me today to get the process started.