I believe that the key to any successful real estate venture is a transparent clientbroker
relationship. As I aim to build lasting and meaningful connections with
clients, I strive to provide the most-personalized real estate strategy to every single
individual. My degree in construction management, more than ten years in real
estate sales, and dedication to your goals set me apart from my industry
As a graduate of Illinois State University, I started my professional career in 2002
with the second largest Midwestern homebuilding company. Through hard work and
determination, I quickly rose to the position of construction project manager. In
that role I oversaw all phases of home construction, floor-plan evaluations, buildingcode
adherence, permitting, conflict resolution, and union tradesman contract
negotiations. This position gave me the exposure and experience required to
transition into marketing and sales, as I was selected to be part of the future upper
management team in 2006.
In 2010, I joined @properties, and I am proud to say that I have enjoyed a rewarding
career since I walked through these doors. Starting in 2013, I became one of the top
100 @properties brokers. I would like to thank you for taking a look at only a small
portion of what I have to offer you as a client.
Please feel free to text me, send me an email, or simply create an account on my
website to discuss your real estate needs. There are no obligations to use Ongena
Group, and consultations are free.
CAREER RESULTS TO DATE: $250,000,000+
Clients are saying:
"Jim Ongena put my mind at ease during the difficult process of trying to complete a real estate transaction from out of state. Ongena Group is TRULY a full-service crew. In addition to the research and support that JIm's team offered, he was able to anticipate and articulate developing issues so that we could get ahead of them. I trace the success of my sale back to the day that I picked up the phone and called Jim."
"It is refreshing to work with a realtor who's primary goal is client satisfaction and not self interest. Jim helped us through the selling process, providing industry data and advice but leaving the decisions to us to make. In the end Jim's advice and hard work resulted in a very successful outcome."
"I can't thank you enough for all you did to help us find a condo for our daughter who was relocating to Chicago. After spending a few hours with us, you knew exactly what to show us. As soon as we saw this apartment, we all fell in love with it! As a real estate professional, I believe this ability to listen to your client and introduce them to a property they might not have even considered is what makes a great broker. And you certainly have that skill. Additionally, you made the entire process from first phone call to closing absolutely seamless. We can't thank you enough for helping us find the perfect home for our daughter, and it would be our pleasure to provide a reference should you ever need it."
"Jim was phenomenal! Ten days from pictures to contract...negotiations without a hitch for full asking price. We could not be happier with Jim and Ongena Group! THANK YOU!! Noah + Molly"
"My wife and I cannot speak highly enough of our experience working with Jim. He was an invaluable resource in the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new townhome. Jim's knowledge of the market, professionalism, experience, and commitment to his clients are second to none. He is a great person and an even better broker. We definitely plan on using/recommending his services in the future."