"Real Estate Broker"
Chicago Real Estate, Jim Hankes, RENE
Jim's Chicago real estate expertise is enhanced by the negotiating skills and analytics abilities developed over a 30-year career in Advertising, Marketing and Sales. Further, Jim Hankes is a certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert, having earned a RENE Certification.
A native Chicagoan, Jim possesses a superb understanding of the market dynamics of Chicago real estate in a wide variety of neighborhoods including Near North, West Loop, South Loop, McKinley Park, Bridgeport, Bucktown, Ukrainian Village and others.
* Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification, RENE
* Member, Chicago Association of REALTORS ®
* Member, National Association of REALTORS ®
* @properties is the #1 Brokerage by Market Share in Chicago
* "Market within a market" access to "coming soon listings"
Real estate is a relationship-based business, and Jim advises each of his clients as he would a friend going through one of the most important decisions of his or her lifetime.
Easy to talk with, Jim's intent listening skills and proven ability to connect with clients enables him to ask the right questions and help identify needs, as he guides and advises clients on how to best reach their real estate goals. In addition, his attention to detail, responsiveness and sense of humor helps everyone to stay relaxed during the purchasing, selling or leasing process.
* Graduate of Northern Illinois University
* Interests: Fishing, Dining at Chicago Restaurants, Discovering Unique Craft Brew Pubs, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Unicycle Riding and Chicago Real Estate!
"Working with the best in the business is the only choice in real estate today. @properties shares my commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation my clients expect and deserve. I appreciate and welcome all inquiries, real estate needs, or referrals!"
Clients are saying:
"Working with Jim was a enjoyable experience. Jim was always prompt in
handling and responding to questions and working to resolve any obstacles
throughout the process.
I would highly recommend Jim as a Realtor."
"We couldn't have been happier to partner with Jim Hankes to help facilitate the sale our condo on the North Side of Chicago. Jim made sure that every step ran as smoothly and professionally as possible throughout the entire process. His tips and suggestions on preparing and staging our condo for the sale really helped to place it in the best shape possible, his targeted digital marketing approach ensured that our condo was promoted to the right potential buyers, he was very flexible with scheduling open houses to ensure that prospective buyers had a chance to view the condo, and Jim's in depth knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods and comparable properties helped to pinpoint the right price. The result was the sale of our condo above list price after only 13 days on the market! Thank you Jim!"
"We had a great experience working with Jim Hankes. He was very thorough and knowledgeable when it came to selling our condo. It was a very stressful process as we were already under contract for our new home. Jim was very reassuring and diligent in staging and prepping our condo to sell quickly. He did an excellent job of marketing our property and getting it on the market quickly. He did an excellent job of negotiating the multiple offers we received. We sold our condo in 13 days and OVER list price. Thank you Jim for the wonderful experience and I will recommend you to anyone who needs a realtor!!"
"Jim Hankes did a fabulous job marketing and selling my home in the Chicago Clearing neighborhood. My home was under contract in less than two weeks after listing and closed in 45 days!! Jim knows the markets he serves and goes above and beyond to list, market, and proactively SELL homes. His communication skills and commitment to personal service are second to none. Let Jim Hankes sell your next home - He's the REAL DEAL!!!"
"I'm so glad that I contacted Jim Hankes when my mother decided to sell our childhood home. Jim came over and was thoroughly prepared. We could immediately tell that he was a professional. He walked room by room with us throughout the house and gave us ideas on how to make the home show well with minimum expense. Jim came back the next day with a notebook of data regarding home sales in our neighborhood of Chicago. The listing price Jim recommended was 20% higher than the price we were thinking. We were a little nervous but trusted him. We're glad we did - our house sold in 1 day at full listing price! I would recommend Jim Hankes to anyone looking to sell their home."