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Jim Kramer is truly an expert in the Chicago Real Estate market. He combines a passion for selling homes with strong negotiation skills and the selling process. Jim has an unrivaled knowledge of Chicago's various neighborhoods. Jim's clients are his top priority.

Since 1994, Jim has exceeded a sales volume of over $275 Million. Not only has he been distinguished with top real estate sales awards both locally and nationally, but Jim, has also been recognized with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago's highest award service. Since 2000, Jim has continuously been recognized by the Chicago Association of Realtors as a Top Producer. He has also been recognized for his outstanding customer service by receiving the Premier Service Award for the most 100% satisfied clients in an office of over 250 agents. Jim has been in the top 5% of all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Realtors for over 16 years!

Other Honors Include:
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Founder's Club
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago President's Club
  • Premier Service Certified
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Premier Service Award
  • GMAC Top 100 Sales Award throughout the country
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago  Platinum & Gold Production Awards 
Jim Kramer assists buyers and sellers throughout Chicago. He has extensive experience selling single family homes, condos, mutli-unit buildings, townhomes, new construction, land, and commercial property. His neighborhoods of expertise include, but are not limited to: 
Wicker Park 
Lincoln Park 
Gold Coast 
River North 
West Loop 
South Loop 
Rogers Park 
Lincoln Square 
Logan Square 
North Center 
Old Irving 

Jim's technical expertise in real estate was sharpened during the time he worked as a paralegal for a real estate attorney, and as the owner and manager of his own properties. His talent for working with people was enhanced when he designed, owned and managed a cafe. Selling furniture taught him a lot about salesmanship and marketing. Bringing these experiences and skills together on behalf of his clients in a real estate career has proven to be very effective. He gets to do the things he likes best; bringing buyers and sellers together, and they get the benefit of his energy, enthusiasm and talent.

A resident of the Chicago area for thirty years, Jim knows it well. He is particularly knowledgeable about the multi-unit loft and development market. On a personal note, Jim enjoys the theatre, eating out and exercise.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."

- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.