Vancouver, Washington WA Homes, Land, Duplex

About Us

James M. Tapio
James & Co., Managing Broker, GRI

360-798-8603 (Cell)
Windermere Stellar
12500 SE 2nd Circle, #205
Vancouver, WA 98684
Office: 360-253-3600
Fax: 360-816-6684
Phyllis Riikonen
James & Co., Broker

360-608-1409 (Cell)


Hello and thank you for visiting!  It is our goal as your full service real estate company specializing in the Clark County area, to provide you with superior service at all times.  Our local expertise and extensive real estate experience will benefit you whether you are serious about buying or selling a home at this time, or are a returning client checking out the many homeowner resources we offer.

Buying a home? We look forward to helping you select the home of your dreams by taking time to listen to your needs and desires.

Selling a home? Our real estate expertise and many effective marketing programs will give you the exposure and edge you need to sell your home quickly for top dollar.

Returning Client? We appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve you and hope you take advantage of the valuable resources we provide.  Come back to visit often!

We consider this community an excellent place to reside and would love to share with you our enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods that it encompasses.  We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled service and look forward to developing a long-term relationship with you.  Please feel free to contact us or stop by our office if you would like to discuss how we can best assist you with your real estate needs.  To locate our office click here.


James M. Tapio, Managing Broker

Phyllis Riikonen, Broker


James M. Tapio 



Jim began his real estate career in 1979.  In 1992, he started his own corporation, James & Co. Realty, Inc. and is currently licensed as a Managing Broker/James & Co. with Windermere Stellar.  Years in the profession have given him valuable experience and knowledge including, but not limited to, real estate sales, personal investment properties, single family/multi-family property management, and apartment building rehabilitation management.  His current focus is working with Sellers and Buyers in residential (pre-owned and new construction), land, and investment properties.  Jim is a consistent top producer and has earned a loyal client base of many repeat and referred customers.

Jim received the MLS of SW Washington Outstanding Professional Award in 1996, 1997, 1998, and the MLS Lifetime Outstanding Professional Award.  He has the professional GRI (Graduate REALTORS Institute) designation and is a member of the RMLS (Regional Multiple Listing Service), as well as the Clark County, Washington State, and National Association of REALTORS.

Jim is an active health and fitness enthusiast, enjoys traveling, playing his Steinway “B” grand piano and his custom-built Allen Renaissance digital organ, along with a number of other interests and hobbies. 

During the holidays Jim enjoys the warm sand, wind, and surf in Hawaii.  Aloha!  His travels have also included other areas of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.

For any real estate needs or questions you may have, please feel free to e-mail, call, or stop by Jim’s office.  Jim will always take the time to give you his best!

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Phyllis Riikonen 



Phyllis has been a member of the James & Co. team since 2002. She takes equal pride in finding those special properties that fit buyers’ requirements as well as marketing sellers’ homes to gain the greatest possible advantage. Phyllis understands that attention to detail – from beginning to end – is the key to a smooth real estate transaction. Her focus is always on providing the very best service to her clients.


Phyllis is a member of the Clark County, Washington State, and National Association of REALTORS®, as well as the RMLS (Regional Multiple Listing Service). Prior to joining James & Co., she worked for 14 years as a bookkeeper. Her strong financial background has given her an important leg up in the real estate business.


A native of the Pacific Northwest, Phyllis lives in Vancouver with her husband, Tom.  She previously homeschooled their two children and appreciates the bond they still share as a family. Her hobbies include photography and quilting.  Phyllis also enjoys traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada.