Jims involvement in real estate began in 1993 when he purchased a four flat in Lincoln Park, and over the next few years he purchased several more rental properties. Jim became a realtor in 1996 on a part time basis, going full time in 2000 and joining @properties in November 2007. Jim has visited all 50 states and lived in all types of housing, including a double-wide trailer and a cabin, and uses this broad background, his experience in client service industries and his extensive knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods to better serve his clients in their search for single family homes, condos and 2-4 unit buildings.
Jim and his wife, Michaela, lived for many years in Lincoln Park and have recently moved to Arlington Heights with their children Jack, Charlie, and Katie. They live in a green house that they designed and built which received the governments highest Energy Star rating and features solar panels for heating and hot water, special foam insulation and decking made from recycled milk cartons. Jim enjoys running and cycling and has completed several marathons and long distance races/rides. He also enjoys reading and is a 15+ year member of a book discussion group.
Clients are saying:
"Jim has a wealth of experience working with first-time buyers, and he provided both valuable advice and clear, helpful explanations for my husband and I as we worked through our first purchase of a home. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!"
"Jim was a fantastic agent. He obviously has a ton of knowledge and experience when it comes to the Chicago market. We never felt pressured and he was very accessible and easy to work with. We would definitely recommend him."
"Jim has expertly guided us through two home purchases in the past 7 years. He has always been professional, attentive, and looked out for our best interests. He is a one-stop shop for all things related to the process of purchasing a home, making the whole experience immeasurably easier. For those that say you can do without a broker, I offer up all that Jim has offered us, making it money well-spent, not to mention savings on the purchase price. He is more than just a good broker to us now, he is a friend (and neighbor!)."
"I enjoyed working with Jim Fredian, who coached us through the home-buying process and offered advice and answers anytime we asked questions. He wasn't afraid to admit when he didn't have an answer, and I appreciated that! He was extremely responsive when we had requests of him at odd hours and worked to make sure we were happy and comfortable. He treated us as people, not just clients.. He made the process as easy and straightforward as possible, with a positive outcome - a new home at a great price! Thanks, Jim!"
"Our realtor team was great to work with. They offered helpful, yet simple suggestions, to improve our space for showing. They were honest and informative when explaining how they arrived at the asking price. We had a number of requested showings in the first couple weeks and they were able to accommodate each one. The best part...we sold our place in less than 3 weeks!"