Jim Gramata

Jim Gramata

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The Gramata Group (Team Gramata)

In 2009, I formed The Gramata Group (formerly the Gramata Realty Group) and partnered with Chicago's largest independent brokerage firm, @properties. Each year our annual sales volume and revenue growth has climbed from $6,000,000 in 2008 to over $20,000,000 in annual sales every year since then averaging over 70 real estate transactions per year. However, it is not all about closed sales volume contrary to what many brokers say. While closed sales do represent experience it is also about providing superior service and customer satisfaction and I believe that is where The Gramata Group stands apart from the crowd. We are dedicated to providing superior experiences that are crafted to meet your specific goals. Each client goal is different and requires a unique customized marketing plan as I've outline in our mission statement: 


"My mission is to know value, find opportunities, & make superior deals for each of my clients. To successfully apply my wide range of sales, marketing, design, construction and management skills for each of my clients"


I take pride in providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction for each of my clients.


Jim Gramata


The Gramata Group

GREEN, M.Arch, Broker, Eco-Broker


I'm Local. I'm Global.


Local and Global Real Estate Services: My recent clients' include top C-level executives from Fortune 500 corporations around the globe as well as local executives and celebrities. Some past clients have included CEO and CFOs from corporations such as Thyssen Krupp, Leo Burnett, Starcom Media, Bel Food Services, Veolia North America as well as executives from locals like W, Wrigley Jr. Co, Luna Carpet and WGN Television. Some of my real estate consultation services included relocation, destination for the expats coming to Chicago for the first time from such places as Dubai, France, Sweden, Germany and Italy as well as sales and marketing services for their luxury homes. 


"Jim's background as an architect and builder was very helpful when we were looking for our home. He could identify potential issues with the house that most realtors would not be able to point out. He has an understanding that is way beyond what someone would learn from just earning his or hers real estate license. This made us feel very comfortable when making our decisions. He was very pleasant to work with. He treated us, our buyer prospects, and other owners and agents with professionalism and integrity. I would definitely recommend Jim to my friends and family." ~ Tora & Curtis R.




"My mission is to know value, find opportunities, & make superior deals for each of my clients."

"Jim was outstanding. From the moment I signed up for his online MLS search site he was professional, friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, hard working and caring. Best person I've ever worked with in real estate." ~ Jim B.


"Listen to my clients goals, offer valued advice and consultation, exceed their expectations and make the entire process as simple, quick and successful as possible."

"Jim exceeded all expectations that we had of the role a Realtor plays in a sale. He went above and beyond in every single way! Our condo sold in 3 days and Jim talked us through every part of the process. We couldn't have asked for better service! Pricing, staging marketing. He showed us the path his experience gave him that would meet our goals and get our home sold. I would recommend him highly to anyone!" ~ Kearin & Keith P.


The Gramata Realty Groups absolute highest priority is to exceed our clients expectations of professionalism and dedication to their real estate goals and this comes through our service. By surrounding ourselves with a team of dedicated staff our unwavering and unparalleled devotion to offering the highest level of professional services and consultation in each real estate transaction is what continues to fuel our business to grow year after year. They can proudly offer guaranteed satisfaction with the highest level of professional real estate services for all of your real estate needs.

"I could not be happier with my experience with Jim. He had great insight into the properties we saw and provided extensive information that guided our selection and our negotiations on the house we ultimately purchased. He had great ideas for improvements to the house to include in our offer and I am certain that we got the best deal possible through his efforts" ~Tamar K


Jim Gramata, The Gramata Realty Group Team Leader, has consistently been an award-winning top-producing agent in both commercial and residential sales in the Chicagoland area. His continuous outperformance of the competition has won him the Outstanding Sales Achievement Award year after year after year, voted Best Team Player at @properties, Winner of the Road to the Rolex Sales Award and is in the top of the pack in sales in the region and nationally. Jim significantly outperforms the competition on both market time and sale price versus list price ratios. 


One key factor in picking a real estate consultant is getting superior service with excellent results which equates to real savings and Jim and his team at The Gramata Realty Group consistently provides these services to each of their clients.

"I have worked with other Realtors in the past, but none have been able to save me as much time or money as Jim Gramata. Jim listened to my needs and quickly helped me find the perfect property at a great price. Jim's industry experience as a contractor and a realtor was invaluable during the entire search." ~ Todd M.


Jim has over twenty years of residential real estate sales, marketing and development. He has been active in the sales and marketing consultation for private and corporate transactions including property and development branding, marketing, sales and negotiations.


He is constantly keeping up with the latest trends and improvements in an effort to improve his skills in real estate development, sales and marketing.


He graduated Cum Laude with a Masters of Architecture degree from The University of Illinois Chicago which is an added skill set for each of his buyer, seller, investor or development clients.


He has owned and managed a design/build company since 1991 with a focus on residential real estate in Chicago and the neighboring suburbs. Since 2005, Jim has focused his business mission to build a successful and award-winning real estate consulting business in the formation of the Gramata Realty Group and has proudly joined forces with Chicago's leading real estate company, @properties because of its shared vision and devotion to quality service and professionalism.


Jim continues to forge new disoveries with his Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative. His role with Healthy Homes Chicago is primarily about breaking routine and helping homeowner's becoming aware of where healthy improvements can be made. From the simplest of changes to the more complex concepts which involve our homes, new construction & design, architectural standards, community desires, global standards, legislative and governing laws and how we all can be more connected to our roles as stewards of the environment “ both our homes indoor environment and our community.



More testimonials!


Jim was really helpful during our house hunting process as well as very supportive to identify contractors that could help us in some modifications.
6/11/2013 8:44 AM 
Jim was recommended to me by a close friend because of his professionalism and industry knowledge. He is the type that will try his very best to understand what his clients need and will try hard to find something meeting your requirement. He is not pushy to close any deal, so, it is comfortable for client and will allow time for client to think through. Before you making any offer, Jim will do thorough market analysis and recommend where to start a negotiation which makes clients feel confident and comfortable for the whole process. With a month's time, me as foreigner had successfully bought a ideal property in Chicago. With Jim's help, I felt comfortable and well assured for the whole process. So, I will be happy to recommend Jim to anyone who is going to buy, sell or rent a property.
We chose to work with Jim Gramata after a referral from one of @properties brokers. From the start, Jim helped us hone our wish list to what was achievable within our budget. He helped us understand what was available in the market, how to evaluate the merits of one property versus another, and when it came time to place an offer, Jim's advice was invaluable. Without his advice, I'm not sure we would have won our competitive bid. From there, Jim helped us through the (daunting) inspection and negotiation process. He kept our heads on straight and our eyes on the ultimate target--a first-time home. Through the challenges, Jim was supportive, attentive, and most importantly, responsive. Even though the process was stressful, Jim's counsel was a real difference-maker.
3/29/2013 3:23 PM 
Jim Gramata was very professional, highly responsive to our problems and questions, he had excellent knowledge of the Chicago market situation and always had time for us. He helped us solve many problems and Always had encouraging words or a smile for us. Thank you very much Jim. We will recommend you to our friends and colleagues.
5/17/2012 6:50 PM 
Jim Gramata is an outstanding realtor & we will forever compare future agents to him (we now live in GA).
7/16/2010 10:58 AM 
I don't think anything I write will properly illustrate how much we enjoyed working with Jim. As first time homebuyers, my husband and I were unsure of exactly what we were looking for. Jim helped us every step of the way, from assessing market conditions in various Chicago neighborhoods and assessing the quality of construction/design in new home, to formulating and negotiating an offer on our new home. Jim was knowledgeable, understanding, responsive and saavy when it came to negotiating. In addition to all of that, Jim is a very likeable person. We always enjoyed the time spent with him while out looking at properties and working through negotiations. We would absolutely recommend Jim to all of our friends and family!
5/21/2010 4:16 PM 
Our house was on the Market for over a year when we called Jim. He immediatly helped us figure out staging, took new photo's and was very agressive with our sale. We probably would still be on the Market if it wasn't for him.
5/13/2010 5:39 PM 
Marketing of the property exceeded our expectations. Jim kept us well infomed during the process of selling and provided realistic evaluations of market conditions.
5/13/2010 4:32 PM 

Clients are saying:

"Jim was very helpful to us, listening to our needs, very responsive when questions came up, provided good, objective insights and was key to a successful close"