I believe the key to any successful real estate venture starts with the client-broker relationship. As I aim to build lasting and meaningful connections with clients, I strive to provide the most unique and personalized real estate strategy to every single client-individual. My education in construction, experience, and authentic dedication to your goals is what sets me apart from the rest.
As a graduate of Illinois State University, I started my professional career in 2002 with the second largest mid-west home building company. Through hard work and determination, I was promoted to the position of construction project manager. There I oversaw all phases of home construction including; floor plan evaluation, building codes, permitting, conflict resolution, and union tradesman contract negotiations. Thus, this position gave me the exposure & experiences required to transition into Marketing & 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 flourishing and rewarding career since I stepped foot in these doors. 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 and trust me, it only gets better from here. Please feel free to create an account on my website or simply send me an email to discuss your real estate needs. There are no obligations to use me or fees associated with consultations.
CAREER RESULTS TO DATE $250MM+
Clients are saying:
"My wife and I instantly liked Jim after being referred to him by a friend. He walked us through several homes before we settled on a good property that we love. He brings skills to the negotiating table that not many folks have and we appreciated his attention to detail. Since the sale, he continues to part of our lives. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him in the future."
"It is refreshing to work with a realtor who's primary goal 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 success outcome."
"Where do I start with how much we appreciate Jim's expertise and ability to execute? This is the second time we have used Jim to buy a property. The first time was 5 years ago when we bought our condo. When it came to look for a single family home and sell our condo, Jim was the first call we made. Not only did he help us make the condo look amazing, he set up an open house within 24 hours when we were out of town. He then seamlessly executed a double closing that got us out of the condo and into our new home on the same day. I can't recommend Jim and his team enough! Thanks!"
"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 town-home. 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."
"Mr. Ongena is a knowledgeable broker who guided us through every step on this transaction. We met Jim when we were looking to purchase the unit 5 years ago so we knew of his ability to market our unit when it was time to sell. There was never a doubt that we would turn to him again. He is a broker of high integrity, which sometimes is hard to come by in this profession. He was available to answer any questions we had and kept us updated on all developments.
We are grateful for his guidance and professionalism."