Butch Grimes


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Butch Grimes


“Butch” Charles Grimes is a seasoned real estate broker with more than 32 years of experience in the real estate industry. He specializes in Probate, Conservatorships, Trust, Receiverships and Partition Matters as a Referee. A man of many hats – entrepreneur, radio talk show host, columnist, community leader, and founder of the nonprofit UCAN (Urban Community Access Network) & (www.whosgonnatakecareofme.com (501-(c) (3) Alzheimers/Dementia outreach and education – Grimes is committed to improving his community and the lives of those around him.

As a recognized real estate authority, he is often called upon by national and multi-national companies for guidance & counseling on achieving success in the ever-evolving minority emerging markets. He has also testified before the Legislature on Real Estate & Mortgage issues impacting the underserved communities. His success is based on a formula of trust, education and compassion, the cornerstone of his career and life.

Grimes’ initial introduction to real estate began through purchasing, improving, and selling distressed properties. His passion for the industry ignited, when he became an agent, then a loan broker for his own company, “Trust Financial.” Realizing inner-city homeowners needed more than someone who simply buys and sells their properties. He provided education and information, particularly in the subjects of property retention and preservation seniors. These efforts of assisting and educating his clients led to their independence as well as his own. He established the following companies: L.A. Metropolitan Funding Group, Inc., Team Equity L.A. Property, Inc. Su Sueno Real Estate Services and We Talk Real Estate TV & Radio Enterprises, Provocativethoughts.net (T-Shirt designer) & WTR247.com & wetalk247.TV, The 15 minute information TV Video network.

Grimes’ real estate expertise and community contributions do not end there. In addition to overseeing 30 + Agents and the day-to-day operations of Team Equity L.A. Property & Management, Inc. he is the past State President of the California Association of Real Estate Brokers (CAREB). Grimes’ influence on the 60+ year-old organization is illustrated by its embracing of 21st century technologies needed to maintain and enhance its power and influence. Prior to serving as State President of CAREB, Grimes was a two-term President of the Consolidated Realty Board.

Due to his vast experience and speaking ability, Grimes is a former statewide Real Estate Instructor and Speaker by The Professional Realtor Institute. PRI, as it is formally called provides college equivalent education courses recognized by the Bureau of Real Estate and the National Association of Realtors as the #1 Real Estate designation earned in the country. (GRI Designation).

Wells Fargo-“Center Stage” National Speaking Tour-Educating Real Estate Professionals on how to be You-Nique in a troubled Real estate market.

With many feathers in his business hat & overseeing the care of his Mother with Alzheimers/Dementia. Grimes is an Avid cook, hosting a cooking show called “THE COOKING BACHELOR” with a goal to encourage men to pick up the slack and make sure they can take care of their loved ones by cooking a great meal in 30 minutes are less.

A native of Los Angeles and former football all-conference wide receiver, Grimes earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University of Redlands. An avid fisherman, single digit golfer and the first African American to win a renowned Professional Fishing Tour (Drambuie/Yamaha Classic-187lb Striped marlin 1999). Other hobbies include, Cooking, scuba diving (certified), bowling, tennis and traveling. Grimes’ accomplishments, achievements and relentless passion to help others are embodied in his quote,

“I see opportunity daily and I want others to have my vision.”
It’s not, what you know
It’s not who you know
It’s who knows you!!!!

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