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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Midland, MI.
Jim did an excellent job for us, and I recommend him highly. He was by our side through the whole purchasing process and took care of our every needs. Jim's communication and follow through is excellent. He will work very hard for you!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Grand Ledge, MI.
Jim was so easy to work with - he always responded quickly and was very helpful with our out-of-town purchase details. He followed up on everything we asked for, and then some. We highly recommend you contact Jim for your real estate needs.
We worked with Jim Eberle off and on for about a year and a half.
We felt comfortable with him almost immediately.We knew what area we liked,but we hadn't put our house downstate on the market, we had a limited budget, and we didn't know if we wanted a house or a condo.
Jim was patient, always returned our calls, and anytime we we were in the area was available to show us properties.
If you want an agent who will listen to you, respect your financial limits, and spend as much time as it takes to find the right property, then I would recommend Jim.
We moved in right before the holidays, and Jim is still around to answer questions we have about the community.
He's more than an agent, he's now our neighbor, and friend.
We were first-time homebuyers working with a realtor from another agency and were struggling to find the right house. We called Jim on a house that had been sold, and he offered to show us another nearby. We agreed and met him there the Monday evening of Thanksgiving week. We immediately knew it was the house we wanted to own, and had Jim put an offer in the following day. We received several counteroffers in the next five days, and heard from Jim on the holiday and even after normal office hours. When the seller sent their “final offer,” it was still above what we were willing to pay. Jim helped us return an offer that negotiated closing costs, prepaids, etc., and the sellers came down again – this time in our ideal range! We were so pleased to accept the final offer on the house, just a week after we began the process with Jim. He then helped us through the inspection process and we closed on the house in December. Jim is definitely a go-getter when it comes to shopping for the perfect home. He always made sure we were comfortable with the negotiating process and ensured us that he was always working for us. Jim was always very prompt and went above and beyond our expectations of a realtor. He is very easy to talk to and willing to assist in any way possible. He even has followed up several times after we have closed to make sure everything is going well. We couldn’t be happier with the house and with our experience with Jim!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Elk Rapids, MI.
Jim is an amazingly attentive realtor. He helped me negotiate a great purchase price, attended my inspection and recommended local builders for pending projects. Jim always stayed on top of the process to ensure there we no last minute problems. Even after the deal had closed, Jim called to make sure things were still going well. I've been involved in multiple real estate dealings and have to say that Jim is the best, by far.