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Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $75K in Sycamore, IL.
I recently wanted to purchase a fixer-upper in Sycamore and I worked with Mike Wise, Jim's Associate. After Mike found the house that I wanted to purchase, he was very helpful in assisting with the offer process, loan information, and arranging the inspection. He kept me informed of what I needed to take care and kept the process moving along. The closing was only 6 weeks after an offer was accepted by both parties. My Lender and my Lawyer also commented on how quickly and smoothly it went.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Gilberts, IL.
We worked with James Dumont's associate, Mike Wise, who was a pleasure to work with and served us well both in the negotiation and closing stages. We did not have direct contact with James DuMont but would certainly recommend Mike with the ratings above.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in South Elgin, IL.
When we were looking for a house in the Saint Charles and South Elgin neighborhood, we used Mike Wise. Mike was very responsive in helping us find the right house. He was available when we needed him. Like many people, after putting an offer on the house, we wanted to see it at every day to ensure that we were making the right decision. Mike was only a phone call away and Mike with his kind demeanor will meet us there and always says "take your time, don't rush. I am here for you". Mike is trustworthy and has a broad knowledge in the housing and real estate market. He answered all our questions and when he doesn't know the answer, he will research and promptly come back to us.
I unreservedly recommend Mike Wise for anyone who may need his services.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Aurora, IL.
We recently worked directly with Jim's associate Mike Wise on moving our daughter up to Chicago area from St Louis. There were so many unknowns as we started our search and then as we began to finalize more variables in the equation, we had very little time left to get her moved. When we first started looking in the fall, he knew the move date would be January or February and he was constantly looking for rental or ownership options for us. She has two dogs so rental options were few and ownership required fenced in yard as well. She was also in the process of finding a position within her company that she could to transfer to in the Geneva, Aurora, St. Charles area so we kept having to expand the search area. Her fiancé's college location was also a factor. Mike was efficient and responsive and helped us not once but twice find the perfect house. The first one we lost to another offer but things happen for a reason and now the house she just bought is less than a mile from her fiancé's college and just a few minutes from her new job. It was great working with Mike and I would definitely recommend him and the Jim Dumont team to others.
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $200K in Bolingbrook, IL.
Jim was exceptional throughout our homebuying process. We never felt pressured to hurry through the process, in fact it took us a while to find the right home. Jim drove all over northern IL (from Rockford to DeKalb to Lockport!) to show us homes we were interested in.
He was very helpful during all stages of the process and kept us well informed of every step in the process. In fact, the home we finally purchased wasn't in our original price range (although the purchase price certainly was!!) and Jim made a point of telling us about this home to see if we wanted to consider it. We're so glad he got to know us enough to make this suggestion because we love our house!
Jim truly cares about his clients and goes out of his way to assist them in any way possible, even if its not related to the sale/purchase!
We absolutely would use Jim's services again. Hopefully we won't need to move, but if we do, we're calling Jim, and only Jim.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $200K in Dekalb, IL.
Jim was extremely helpful with every step of the home buying process. As a first time home buyer, I didn't know what to expect, but things couldn't have been easier. Jim communicated with my lender, attorney, and insurance company so I didn't have to worry about every little detail. He responded quickly to questions I had. I never felt overwhelmed or pressured by the experience, and I am very happy with the house that we found.