It's no coincidence that all the pieces fit... James Faircloth is a life long resident of Chicago; he's lived in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Evanston, Printers Row, and Wrigleyville. He has also owned property and lived in the River North, West Loop, Roscoe Village, and Old Irving Park. James is passionate about urban living and the unique features of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods; he immersed himself in the communities where he lived. James comes to @properties after a 12 year career in advertising at two of Chicago's foremost advertising agencies: Leo Burnett, and J. Walter Thompson. While working at these firms, James learned the craft of advertising and marketing. He learned how to build a brand, how to establish a brand reputation, how to differentiate a product or service in a commodity market, and how to add value to justify a premium price.
James has a wide array of advertising and marketing tools available through @properties; these include direct mail, newspaper, Web, e-mail, outdoor billboard, and fax response. James will harness big brand thinking to market your property. Since 2004, James has been recognized as a Top Producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors. He's produced consistent sales for his clients that keep him in the top 5% of all City Realtors in Annual Sales Volume. James' wife, Heather, is an architect who is actively involved in a number of high profile projects in Chicago with the architectural firm of Pappageorge/Haymes Ltd. Her work at the firm has helped change the face of Chicago. James and Heather have become seasoned rehabbers on several projects; they have worked to redevelop lofts, high rise condominiums, and Chicago bungalows. James also has extensive experience in Property Management and Rentals with over 30 properties under his control. James has a unique view on relationships and relationship building. His goal is to keep a client for life and become a trusted adviser. This responsibility doesn't come without a lot of hard work. His philosophy is to put the needs of the client before his own, no matter what it takes to serve the client.
James adheres to a strict code of ethics, integrity, and duty which has established his reputation in the business community as a person who represents high caliber clients who are serious about closing the deals. James is an exceptional listener, a good communicator, a patient educator, and a resourceful dealmaker; he is a skilled negotiator with the flexibility to pursue plan B or plan C to bring a deal to a successful conclusion. James is a member of The Chicago Association of REALTORS®, The National Association of REALTORS®, The Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois, and The Old Irving Park Chamber of Commerce. James is an accomplished ski and snowboard instructor, antique car collector and currently resides in Old Irving Park with his wife Heather and their two children.
"When my wife and I decided to upgrade our address, our experience working with James was almost too good to be true. He listened closely to our wants and needs and was able to nail the perfect house for us right out of the gate. Then when it came time to sell our old house, James produced a qualified buyer within hours. We never even had to have an open house! Best of all, both transactions came off without a hitch, in large part due to the professionalism that James brought to the table." - Brian & Ann Neale, Portage Park
Clients are saying:
"James has been of an immense help to me during the apartment searching process. He was very much knowledgable about all the tricks and caveats about each neighborhood, guided me along the process with much patience (this was my first time looking for apartments), and made sure all of my criteria are met during the process. If anyone has the slightest doubt about the searching process, I would highly recommend working with James, because it saved me all the hassle. He was also very flexible with all changes that happened during COVID times and made sure he accommodated all of my needs."
"Highly motivated, knowledgeable, and professional. James got my condo rented quickly and at full asking price. I would highly recommend his services. Additionally, after this experience I would definitely use him again if I were buying or selling a property."
"We discovered James after multiple attempts to sell our condo in River North. His knowledge and familiarity of our building (Erie on the Park) is beyond anyone else that we had met. He is responsive, humble, fair and realistic. You may not get a flyer in your mailbox touting his sales or marketing campaign, but his tenure in the River North market is unmatched. We were happy to have engaged James for the sale of our home and highly recommend him."
"First, he got us a great deal.
You will be amazed by James's knowledge of the business and the city. Even not about purchasing or renting it's worthy talking with him, because you always learn.
My favorite part is that he is very responsive. I get very anxious and upset if someone doesn't reply in a timely manner. It never happened to me with James. I always got his reply in seconds or up to a couple of minutes either by email or text message."
"James was awesome!
He knew the neighborhoods, was very accommodating to my schedule and extremely helpful in setting me up with a team that made the purchase and closing on my new condo effortless.
I will heartily recommend Mr. Faircloth to anyone I know who is in the process of buying or selling a place."