“Your time is valuable. Hire someone who values it like you do.”
Jim began his real estate career after 18 years in consultative business to business sales. He chose to apply his negotiating, marketing, pricing, and listening skills to an industry that is centered on the individual client. Jim enjoys bringing people together and negotiating the best outcome for his clients.
Jim understands the complex emotional and financial issues involved in selling or buying real estate. His collaborative approach and market knowledge can help make the often confusing process easier to navigate. Jim welcomes working with both first time buyers and sellers and those with more experience.
“My job as a Realtor is to find the right buyers for a seller, or the right home for a buyer. I feel that @properties gives me a great advantage both in terms of the technologies and the network of brokers. I invest my own time so you won’t waste yours.”
Jim holds a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA in Finance and Marketing from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. After 25 years living in the city of Chicago, Jim and his family moved to the northern suburb of Deerfield. In his time off, Jim enjoys cooking, reading, and losing golf balls.
Clients are saying:
"I couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Jim. As a first time home-buyer, there was a lot I needed to learn, and a lot I didn't know I needed to learn. Not only was Jim perfectly knowledgeable about the real estate market in the Chicago area, he was knowledgeable about home ownership and maintenance in general, and passed on countless tips and advice about owning a house (which is what happens after his work is done!)
Jim was incredibly organized and punctual with regards to emails and texts, and was elaborate and precise with his messages. He helped us keep track of everything that needed to be done, in the complicated and often frustrating process of homebuying. He referred us to a loan officer and buyer's attorney, both of whom turned out to be perfect picks. He truly cared about our finding the right house, having steered us away from a bad deal, even though it meant the incredible difficulty of backing out and starting over looking at houses again.
I would recommend Jim to anyone who needs a broker in the Chicago area!"
"If I had the money to buy ten more houses, I would work with Jim to buy all of them! He is the perfect combination of serious and professional with curious and fun, and guided us through many different types of home while providing us the right tools AND mental space to make a really informed buying decision when we found one we loved. Always prepared, always on time, always smart and savvy, you couldn't ask for a better partner and advocate in one of the biggest transactions of your life. He also knows every great restaurant in every town, and probably every other little neighborhood tidbit, too. Thanks, Jim!"
"Sue Teper and Jim Yale did a fantastic job selling my home. We immediately had many showings which led to several offers in a short amount of time. Sue and Jim were very helpful, knowledgeable, and professional throughout the process. Our closing went very smoothly. I highly recommend them!!"
"Jim was efficient , timely in response to communicating and executing necessary documentation . He is knowledgeable and organized. My dealings with him could not have been more pleasant and stress free ! Thanks Jim !"
"At our first meeting with Jim my wife and I found him friendly, professional, and sensitive to our needs. After showing several condominiums in our budget range, he found one with features we wanted and could afford. He kept in contact with us explaining and guiding us through each step of the buying process. Jim made it simple and smooth from our first meeting to our walk through and closing."