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Jim Starwalt, RE/MAX Real Estate Broker. I am a full time realtor and real estate broker. I have been selling real estate since 1998 with my wife and real estate partner, Susan.

Today we have a real estate team with buyers agents and office support staff to help our clients reach their real estate goals. Our team works with buyers, sellers, short sales, foreclosures, new construction, investors and more.

The goal of my real estate team is to provide our clients with a high level of service. We are passionate about real estate and conduct our business with integrity.

Meet Our Team:

Jim Starwalt, Team Leader and Listing Agent

Mark Naughton, Buyer's Agent

Robin Marshall, Buyer's Agent

Paul Patricelli, Buyer's Agent

Jeanette Shields, Buyer's Agent

Susan Starwalt, Office Manager

Kathleen Gilbert, Listing Specialist

Linda Houghton, Closing Coordinator

Robert Gilbert, Field Services Manager


I am dedicated to the satisfaction of my clients. I began my work career with my own contracting and roofing company that I owned and operated for 15 years in Lake County, Illinois. This gives me knowledge and skills that are very useful in the world of real estate. I understand how homes are built and I have extensive knowledge in the materials and processes used to construct homes.

In addition to numerous real estate designations, I have achieved the following additional real estate awards:

· Named Top 20 Agent and Team RE/MAX Northern Illinois

· Chairman's Club and Platinum Club Award Winner

· Ranked in Top 1% of all RE/MAX Agents

· RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award

· RE/MAX Heritage Award Winner

· Our real estate team sold over 200 homes in 2013 in the Northern Illinois area.

You can rely on the full support of my real estate team's knowledge, experience and dedication to your successful real estate sale or purchase. Call our team today at 847-548-2625 for  information and help with all your real estate needs.


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Listings & Sales  

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Active Listings  

(73)

Past Sales  

(595 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
02/27/2015
$195,000

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02/27/2015 - Sell-side - $195,000

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Buy-side
02/27/2015
$155,000

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02/27/2015 - Buy-side - $155,000

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Sell-side
02/26/2015
$265,000

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02/26/2015 - Sell-side - $265,000

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Sell-side
02/23/2015
$367,500

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02/23/2015 - Sell-side - $367,500

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

02/06/2015 - kjustice8
Sold a home in 2015.

Jim and his short sale team provided excellent customer service and professionalism. He and his team made the entire process easy for us. I would recommend Jim to anyone seeking an experienced, knowledgable realtor.

Kurt and Sonja

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12/18/2014 - txhoss
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Gurnee, IL.

I would not recommend Jim to sell your house, If you are going to go with him anyway please do your own research to learn what your home should be valued at.

After interviewing a few realtors we decided to go with Jim and his team. To Jim's credit he is a no nonsense businessman that worked very hard to sell our house. We listed our home for just over the price that Jim told us the previous comparable sales supported. He brought in a marvelous interior decorator who made fantastic recommendations and certainly helped us sell the home faster.

We received an offer and negotiated back and forth and settled on what we believed was a fair price, 24 hours after the listing hit the MLS. It seemed strange to me since I was led to believe that it would take a bit longer but was happy.

My problem with him came when I started to educate myself more and more about the local market (as I now know that I should have done before I set the home price). I figured out that his price was about 8K -10K less than some recent comps supported in our neighborhood. I am very upset that I lost out on the extra money that I could have gotten at closing. Being upset about this I confronted him immediately after closing while still sitting at the closing table. He defended his price and called back to his staff to support his position. What was forwarded to him and what he pulled up on the MLS was precisely what I knew and he ended up admitting that we could have gotten more out of the house. I understand that honest errors can be made in an imperfect pricing industry but if an untrained person could figure it out he should have been able to. It feels to me like his model is to price homes low and move them out quickly so he doesn't have to sit on them, I could be wrong but this is how it felt to me.

Beware and do your homework is he is going to list your home.
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Response from Jim on 12/22/2014

Aaron, thank you for the review. As you stated you did interview several other agents that also came up with the same price range for your home. All things need to be considered, such as condition and upgrades. I take this very serious as I always strive to get maximum dollar for my clients.

 

  

11/27/2014 - houck774
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Round Lake Park, IL.

Jim was very committed to helping us get our house sold! I was very impressed with his whole team and how efficient they were when things needed addressed they were there. We no longer lived in the area and they would go above and beyond what was asked of a real estate agency!

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