Jim Gramata

Jim Gramata

CRE - Broker

548 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

"My mission is to know value, find opportunities and make superior deals for you, your friends and business associates"

In 2009, I formed The Gramata Realty Group and partnered with Chicago’s largest independent brokerage firm, @properties. Each year my own sales growth has climbed from $6,000,000 in annual sales in 2008 to over $20,000,000+ in annual sales every year since then.  But it is not all about closed sales volume. It is about providing superior service and customer satisfaction and I believe that is where me and my team excel. 


"My mission is to know value, find opportunities, & make superior deals for each of my clients. To successfully apply my wide range of sales, marketing, design, construction and management skills for each of my clients"

I take pride in providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction for each of my clients.

I'm Local. I'm Global.

Local and Global Real Estate Services: My recent clients' include top C-level executives from Fortune 500 corporations around the globe as well as local executives and celebrities. Some past clients have included CEO and CFOs from corporations such as Thyssen Krupp, Leo Burnett, Starcom Media, Bel Food Services, Veolia North America as well as executives from locals like W, Wrigley Jr. Co, Luna Carpet and WGN Television. Some of my real estate consultation services included relocation, destination for the expats coming to Chicago for the first time from such places as Dubai, France, Sweden, Germany and Italy as well as sales and marketing services for their luxury homes. 


"My mission is to know value, find opportunities, & make superior deals for each of my clients."


"Listen to my clients goals, offer valued advice and consultation, exceed their expectations and make the entire process as simple, quick and successful as possible."


The Gramata Realty Groups absolute highest priority is to exceed our clients expectations of professionalism and dedication to their real estate goals and this comes through our service. By surrounding ourselves with a team of dedicated staff our unwavering and unparalleled devotion to offering the highest level of professional services and consultation in each real estate transaction is what continues to fuel our business to grow year after year. They can proudly offer guaranteed satisfaction with the highest level of professional real estate services for all of your real estate needs.


Jim Gramata, The Gramata Realty Group Team Leader, has consistently been an award-winning top-producing agent in both commercial and residential sales in the Chicagoland area. His continuous outperformance of the competition has won him the Outstanding Sales Achievement Award year after year after year, voted Best Team Player at @properties, Winner of the Road to the Rolex Sales Award and is in the top of the pack in sales in the region and nationally. Jim significantly outperforms the competition on both market time and sale price versus list price ratios. 

One key factor in picking a real estate consultant is getting superior service with excellent results which equates to real savings and Jim and his team at The Gramata Realty Group consistently provides these services to each of their clients.


Jim has over twenty years of residential real estate sales, marketing and development. He has been active in the sales and marketing consultation for private and corporate transactions including property and development branding, marketing, sales and negotiations.

He is constantly keeping up with the latest trends and improvements in an effort to improve his skills in real estate development, sales and marketing.

He graduated Cum Laude with a Masters of Architecture degree from The University of Illinois Chicago which is an added skill set for each of his buyer, seller, investor or development clients.

He has owned and managed a design/build company since 1991 with a focus on residential real estate in Chicago and the neighboring suburbs. Since 2005, Jim has focused his business mission to build a successful and award-winning real estate consulting business in the formation of the Gramata Realty Group and has proudly joined forces with Chicago's leading real estate company, @properties because of its shared vision and devotion to quality service and professionalism.

Jim continues to forge new disoveries with his Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative. His role with Healthy Homes Chicago is primarily about breaking routine and helping homeowner's becoming aware of where healthy improvements can be made. From the simplest of changes to the more complex concepts which involve our homes, new construction & design, architectural standards, community desires, global standards, legislative and governing laws and how we all can be more connected to our roles as stewards of the environment – both our homes indoor environment and our community.

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More testimonials!

Jim was really helpful during our house hunting process as well as very supportive to identify contractors that could help us in some modifications.6/11/2013 8:44 AM  Jim was recommended to me by a close friend because of his professionalism and industry knowledge. He is the type that will try his very best to understand what his clients need and will try hard to find something meeting your requirement. He is not pushy to close any deal, so, it is comfortable for client and will allow time for client to think through. Before you making any offer, Jim will do thorough market analysis and recommend where to start a negotiation which makes clients feel confident and comfortable for the whole process. With a month's time, me as foreigner had successfully bought a ideal property in Chicago. With Jim's help, I felt comfortable and well assured for the whole process. So, I will be happy to recommend Jim to anyone who is going to buy, sell or rent a property. We chose to work with Jim Gramata after a referral from one of @properties brokers. From the start, Jim helped us hone our wish list to what was achievable within our budget. He helped us understand what was available in the market, how to evaluate the merits of one property versus another, and when it came time to place an offer, Jim's advice was invaluable. Without his advice, I'm not sure we would have won our competitive bid. From there, Jim helped us through the (daunting) inspection and negotiation process. He kept our heads on straight and our eyes on the ultimate target--a first-time home. Through the challenges, Jim was supportive, attentive, and most importantly, responsive. Even though the process was stressful, Jim's counsel was a real difference-maker.3/29/2013 3:23 PM  Jim Gramata was very professional, highly responsive to our problems and questions, he had excellent knowledge of the Chicago market situation and always had time for us. He helped us solve many problems and Always had encouraging words or a smile for us. Thank you very much Jim. We will recommend you to our friends and colleagues.5/17/2012 6:50 PM  Jim Gramata is an outstanding realtor & we will forever compare future agents to him (we now live in GA).7/16/2010 10:58 AM  I don't think anything I write will properly illustrate how much we enjoyed working with Jim. As first time homebuyers, my husband and I were unsure of exactly what we were looking for. Jim helped us every step of the way, from assessing market conditions in various Chicago neighborhoods and assessing the quality of construction/design in new home, to formulating and negotiating an offer on our new home. Jim was knowledgeable, understanding, responsive and saavy when it came to negotiating. In addition to all of that, Jim is a very likeable person. We always enjoyed the time spent with him while out looking at properties and working through negotiations. We would absolutely recommend Jim to all of our friends and family!5/21/2010 4:16 PM  Our house was on the Market for over a year when we called Jim. He immediatly helped us figure out staging, took new photo's and was very agressive with our sale. We probably would still be on the Market if it wasn't for him.5/13/2010 5:39 PM  Marketing of the property exceeded our expectations. Jim kept us well infomed during the process of selling and provided realistic evaluations of market conditions.5/13/2010 4:32 PM  

Clients are saying:

"Jim was very helpful to us, listening to our needs, very responsive when questions came up, provided good, objective insights and was key to a successful close"

"Jim Gramata is simply the best realtor that we have ever worked with, period. He has through knowledge of the up-to-date information and precise analysis of the current market, and a no-nonsense, most efficient executing style in handling the sale process. He sold our condo within a little more than two weeks on the market with a sale price beyond our original expectation. He is our true hero. BRAVO!"

"Awesome job from start to finish!!!"

"Ashley was great. We will recommend her to others as well. She helped us find the right price and gave good feedback on the property. We were under contract quicker than we could have imagined. Thank you!"

"Jim is very knowledgeable of the real estate landscape and most importantly looks to understand our needs before he provides his recommendations ... and at the end of it, it always feels as if he is giving advice to his own family member or as if he were considering the house for himself."

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