Jim Fite, along with his sister, Jan Fite Miller, and their 40+ member leadership team, have built the Judge Fite family of companies including, CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, Fine Homes & Estates CENTURY 21 Judge Fite, from one office and eight people to a diversified real estate services company with over 1,000 associates and staff in 23 locations serving the entire DFW Metroplex, Texas market.
His company’s annual goal says a lot about him and the culture he fosters: “Grow Our People.” As does his personal mission statement: “to be a positive example to others by spiritually living life, family values, giving to others, career success and financial stability.”
“Leadership is helping people get to a place that’s better than where they were,” says Fite. “I love the ability to help people achieve goals they didn’t even know they had when they got into our industry. You can achieve whatever you want right here.”
Fite earned his real estate license 50 years ago, even though he fondly reflects on when he was 16 years old and swore to his family that he would “never be a REALTOR®.” Thankfully, he changed his mind just a couple years later and hasn’t looked back since. Not only has he had a successful career, but he has given back to his own community as well as the real estate community by being an active member of local organizations as well as serving on countless real estate boards for various associations.