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 is fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home in Chicago. As an investor himself, he understands how to to find unique opportunities and negotiate the right deal. Great personality and perspective on the market as well."
"James made the process of apartment hunting and closing the deal easy and enjoyable. He went above and beyond every step of the way and I would recommend him (and already have) to everyone I know who is looking in the Chicago area.
During our initial phone call James asked detailed questions and obviously paid attention to my responses. He only showed me properties that fit my criteria and my budget. He was proactive about protecting my interests and needs when interacting with other brokers. And he was incredibly responsive to all of my emails and phone calls."
"Great to work, patient, & knowledgeable. Strongly recommend to others."
"At the end of he transaction, the buyers trusted my broker much more than their broker.
I really appreciated the market knowledge, market sense, and his understanding of the buyers in the market that James brought to the process to ultimately get an offer for more than the asking price and sell for more than we ever expected.
"As a first time condo buyer, I had a fair number of questions and concerns. James is very knowledgeable and patient to my concerns and helped me handle the process smoothly."