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Jim Eberle

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  • 49648
  • 49629
  • Kewadin

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31 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

Jim helped us with the purchase of a lake cottage this month. He walked us through the process from start to finish. Jim was always available to answer any questions or address any concerns we had. He provided all of the needed information regarding switching over services for energy, cable, trash removal, local contractors, etc. Jim did an excellent job in negotiating our deal with the seller's agent. We had a great experience with Jim and would highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs. Sincerely, Mark & Mary Olds

  

07/20/2015 - mark olds
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Carp Lake, MI.

Jim helped us with the purchase of a lake cottage this month. He walked us through the process from start to finish. Jim was always available to answer any questions or address any concerns we had. He provided all of the needed information regarding switching over services for energy, cable, trash removal, local contractors, etc. Jim did an excellent job in negotiating our deal with the seller's agent. We had a great experience with Jim and would highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs. Sincerely, Mark & Mary Olds

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06/05/2015 - phoebe hopps
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Kewadin, MI.

If you're looking for a real estate agent - look no further. Jim Eberle is outstanding. Earlier this year we decided to buy our Up North home as our first home. My husband and I both work remotely, and enjoy both city life and escaping to the lake. We lived in San Francisco.. NYC.. and now Detroit- and sought to buy a property that most people would see as a vacation home- and make it our Homestead. Jim met us with integrity, intelligence, responsiveness, energy, market & business acumen and knowledge, personality, marketing/design expertise (he gave us ideas on how to remodel a home for maximum return), and top-notch management skills (He was able to coordinate all aspects of our trips up to view possibilities, and continually kept us apprised of progress). His kindness and wonderful sense of humor made each trip- and every phone call- a pleasure. It was as if we had already found our first friend in the area. His expertise and guidance has been critical in helping us navigate the market for the first time. We had so many requirements (home office, special flow to space, views and beach front) - along with a special desire for something with character and unique beauty. Jim was able to juggle the contrasting needs and varying order of necessities of my husband and I with grace. He worked to make us both very happy. He offered many solutions to solve our #firstworldproblems. Once we found our dream home, Jim gave us invaluable guidance while making the offer, helped work with the seller and agent to get the deal approved and then streamlined the close. I believe we closed within a month's time, to ensure we were watching sunsets & toasting marshmallows on Lake Michigan by June 1. We'll never forget Jim's commitment to our family from the very first viewing trip.. trudging through waist high snow, on the banks of Birch Lake.. and rappelling off decks onto the frozen solid shores of Lake Michigan. After 8 hours of house viewings one day we parted ways- only to have Jim ring us up 5 minutes later, to report a new house on the market- and yes, of course, we could go see it right then and there! His energy and passion for his industry is unparalleled. We counted on his local knowledge to find the right lakefront home that met all of our needs. We've now moved into our incredible piece of paradise in Kewadin, Michigan- and we are happy to have had such a perfect experience buying our first home. It's good to know we already have one neighbor we can trust.. Jim Eberle.

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05/22/2015 - court10
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Fairview, Anchorage, AK.

Jim was incredibly helpful throughout the process of buying our property. He went the extra mile to obtain information for us. My husband and I would recommend Jim to anyone looking for a real estate agent. We are looking forward to working with him again.

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05/21/2015 - sara954
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Elk Rapids, MI.

Jim has been very creative in his marketing ideas, very thoughtful in developing ideas to get exposure for our listing. As we went thru the closing process he handled all the details and intricacies without adding stress to my life! He is above and beyond in his service.

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05/20/2015 - SkiMaui
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.225M in Kewadin, MI.

Our beautiful, but expensive and complicated, property had been on the market for several years. It contained more acreage than competing properties and had other marketing challenges. Four previous Realtors had either failed in the course of the listing or just given up after a few weeks. Jim Eberle's service was exceptional! He didn't recommend thinning trees and brush, he arrived with a chain saw and HELPED! He didn't SAY he'd keep an eye on things, he was right there (when we were not, five months a year) every minute, every inch of the way. He may have seen it all (I thought I had) but he saw it all in a single transaction this time...and handled every hitch, every hurdle and every ridiculous roadblock with resourcefulness and professionalism. I asked Jim after settlement if he had, "ever worked so hard for a commission?" His reply tells you all you need to know: "I don't work for the commission. I work for my clients." Now THAT is the Realtor you want! If you have a property to sell, or need a Realtor who is familiar with the northern Michigan market, I couldn't say more enthusiastically: Jim Eberle is the Best Realtor You Could Possibly Find!!

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02/05/2015 - user0566127
Sold a home in 2014 in Darragh, Kalkaska, MI 49646.

Jim is one of the best in the business! He takes the time to truly get to know his clients and fully understands your real estate needs. We first met Jim when we contacted him to get an idea of the market value of our home. We had kicked the idea around of selling our home, but weren't sure if we would get the value we needed from it. Jim gave us his opinion of the value (which was surprisingly more than we expected)but never pressured us to list it until we were ready. About 7 months later we listed with Jim and within 3 months had accepted an offer. Our intention was to build a new home after the sale of our previous home unless Jim could find us the perfect house. We wanted a home on some land (10+ acres) in the location we wanted, and a house that could be made into what we wanted. Amazingly, Jim found it. He has the ability to really understand what you want and he delivers on it. He is easy to work with and easily accessible. You never have to wait for a call back from Jim. He is always there when you need him!

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12/27/2014 - Basar Group
Bought a home in 2014 in Elk Rapids, MI 49629.

Jim exhibits the perfect mix of letting you drive the process while stepping in quickly to guide if necessary. I've bought and sold homes in three states now and Jim was fantastic! In addition he is still available months after the sale for any questions about local services etc. Only real estate agent I have grown to think of as a friend.

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12/21/2014 - craigmcl
Bought a home in 2012 in Elk Rapids, MI 49629.
Primary point of contact: Dale Snook

I purchased a home in the village of Elk Rapids with Jims help. He was great to work with, his knowledge of the area is unmatched. His willingness to help with all aspects of my purchase was a huge resource for me. Mine was not the easiest of deals to put together, but with Jims help I was alway kept informed. I never had to ask or guess what the next step was. Even when there was an issue just a few days before the closing with an appliance (dishwasher) It only took two calls and Jim had 3 solutions to the problem ( all honestly acceptable). I picked one and it was done :) Love the house, community, and town! Thanks, Craig Mclellan

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12/16/2014 - user3459164
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $50K in Fife Lake, MI.

Jim was the most amazing agent we have worked with! I recommend him to everyone I know who is buying/selling a property. He is thoughtful, thorough, and genuinely in it for the customer, not himself. We ran him all over the area and he was more than happy to oblige us! You will be hard pressed to find another person so selfless and helpful, and so knowledgeable and involved in the entire process.

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12/15/2014 - djernst1
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Kewadin, MI.

In representing us during the purchase of a vacation home, Jim Eberle was unfailingly knowledgeable, patient, and polite. He always provided balanced assessments of the houses we examined and was more than tolerant–welcoming, in fact–when family members tagged along to add their two cents. He went down into the crawl space of the house we ultimately purchased more times than anyone should have to, and he was both patient and persistence when an issue required investigation with local officials and thoughtful mediation between buyer and seller. He displayed the same patience when our financing was unexpectedly prolonged. Throughout the process, he always responded to our inquiries promptly and was tactful in checking in with us as circumstances required. This included preparing several addenda to the original sales contract. Since the closing, he has continued to anticipate our needs and go above and beyond. For example, he has gone out to the house to complete a form for our insurance carrier, located a plumber to winterize it, and reminded us to change over the billing for the utilities. I don't see how you can do better than to hire Jim as your real estate agent.

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