James “Jim” Cicchese serves as a Realtor with COMPASS Real Estate in Los Angeles. Drawing on extensive experience in the high-end market, Jim Cicchese skillfully stages and markets each home to bring attention to its unique features.

Individuality is one of the most important elements of the high-end home. Buyers and sellers alike understand the value of a unique property, so much so that some experts focus more on the lifestyle associated with the house than on the physical structure itself.

Buyers in the mass market tend to focus on needs. They require a certain number of bedrooms to accommodate…


As a Realtor at COMPASS Real Estate in Los Angeles, James (Jim) Cicchese leverages his extensive knowledge of the Southern California market to connect his clients with beautiful homes that match their lifestyles and long-term goals. Outside of his work in the luxury real estate market, Jim Cicchese has a strong passion for food and travel. He names New York City as one of his favorite cities to visit.

New York City’s iconic outdoor seafood markets are some of the city’s most famous attractions. …


Since 2017, real estate professional James (Jim) Cicchese has been an integral member of COMPASS Real Estate in Los Angeles, a developer with property listings across the United States. Dedicated Realtor Jim Cicchese works with buyers and sellers in the Conejo Valley and wider Ventura County luxury property market.

Luxury buyers are attracted to Ventura County due to the rare combination of desirable neighborhoods, such as North Ranch and Camarillo Estates, and a comparatively low cost of living for Southern California. …


As a Realtor with COMPASS Real Estate in Los Angeles, James “Jim” Cicchese serves a clientele of both buyers and sellers. Jim Cicchese markets each seller’s home with an individualized strategy that sometimes includes professional staging.

While it is possible to market your home just by neatening, cleaning, and updating old features, staging can help you take your home’s presentation to the next level. Staging is a professional design and decoration process that highlights the features of each room, while ensuring that the decor is universal enough to appeal to a variety of buyers.

In a survey by the National…


Drawing on nearly three decades of experience in the California real estate industry, James (Jim) Cicchese serves as a Realtor with COMPASS, one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in the nation. Alongside his career, Jim Cicchese belongs to Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village.

Dedicated to helping its members learn to imitate Jesus, Calvary Community Church operates a variety of volunteer outreach ministries to enhance the lives of those in the surrounding area. These ministries range from a food pantry and winter shelter to Angel Threads.

Providing clothing to those in need, Angel Threads accepts donations of clean…


Jim Cicchese is a REALTOR® at Compass, a national real estate brokerage firm. In his free time, Jim Cicchese enjoys attending wine tastings and eating Italian food.

To find the right wine for an Italian meal, consider the type of sauce. Rich tomato-based foods demand a medium-bodied red wine that can stand up to strong flavors. Dishes with more body, such as those with cream or meat, may do well with a full-bodied wine.

Pasta with a cheese base works with a broad variety of wines, though the choice of wine will highlight a different element of the sauce. A…


As a realtor with COMPASS, a leading luxury real estate brokerage, Jim Cicchese draws on more than 28 years of experience in facilitating home purchases and sales. In his free time, Jim Cicchese enjoys attending wine tastings.

To maximize your enjoyment at a wine tasting, you first need to plan your approach. Starting with sparkling or lighter wines and moving on to fuller, sweeter varieties will keep your palate from becoming overwhelmed early on. Still, you may wish to limit yourself to 10 or 15 wines, after which point you can no longer taste as effectively.

Once you have planned…


A real estate agent with the Westlake Village, California, office of COMPASS, Jim Cicchese handles residential property transactions as well as corporate relocation efforts. In his free time, Jim Cicchese is an avid mountain biker who enjoys biking the Santa Monica Mountains in general and the Cheeseboro Canyon in particular.

Ranchers have resided and worked in the Cheeseboro Canyon for more than 150 years. Under heavy grazing, many of Cheeseboro’s plants died off to give way to European annuals such as wild oats and mustard. Other plants that currently grace this largely treeless landscape include chaparral and coastal sage scrub…


In the real estate industry for close to three decades, Jim Cicchese has recently joined COMPASS, a luxury brokerage which is one of the fastest growing real estate firms in the nation. Outside of work, Jim Cicchese enjoys being outdoors, particularly mountain biking in the Santa Monica Mountains and Cheseboro Canyon.

When biking in the mountains, you need more than just a knowledge of your bike and a basic understanding of riding techniques. You also need to be aware of your surroundings, and this starts before you even go out on the trail.

Experts suggest that when you choose a…


With nearly three decades of service to homebuyers in California, Jim Cicchese serves as a realtor with Compass Real Estate in Westlake Village. In his spare time, Jim Cicchese enjoys wine tasting and traveling up and down the state’s coast, including to the Monterey Peninsula.

Home to a wide variety of fine wines, the Monterey Peninsula features Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Wine Walk by-the-Sea, where growers share their best offerings in more than a dozen locations in the town’s quaint surroundings. The Wine Walk by-the-Sea enables visitors to attend a series of tastings of still and sparkling wines at 10 of Carmel’s 14…

Jim Cicchese

A licensed real estate agent since 1988, Jim Cicchese serves as a realtor for Compass Real Estate.

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