Jim Blaha: Realtor- Home Search (Updated every 15 minutes)


It Takes Experience


It Takes Experience

No Realtor has Jim's experience and background. In addition to 25 years as a Realtor, Jim's background as a real estate attorney/CPA, home builder and rehabber uniquely qualify him to provide the advice and guidance home buyers and home sellers need and deserve. 

Jim Blaha's Experience and Background 

  • Notre Dame Graduate, Business Major, Cum Laude
  • Passed the CPA exam and worked for KPMG
  • Licensed attorney and worked for Baker & McKenzie in their Real Estate Practice Group
  • Left the accounting and real estate fields to change the real estate industry by starting the concept of Buyer's Agency
  • Real estate developer, including building new construction homes and numerous rehab projects
  • 25 years experience as a Realtor helping Buyers and Sellers in the Chicago Western Suburbs

Home Buyers

While buying a home is complicated, it can and should be fun. From getting pre-approved financially, choosing target towns and school districts, analyzing homes strengths and weaknesses, making an offer, negotiating the price and terms, inspection, negotiating inspection issues, navigating the loan application process, monitoring contingencies, closing, and all the other many nuances of the home buying process, Jim's 25 years of experience and background as an attorney, CPA and developer can give you the comfort and peace of mind that you are getting the best advice you need and deserve throughout the home buying process.

In addition, Jim prides himself on using his 25 years of Buyer's Agent experience and construction knowledge to honestly evaluate each home and point out any negative aspects of the home as well as its strong points. His evaluation includes any issues regarding location, lot size, floor plan, condition, noise, busy street, seapage, or other aspects of the home that may impact your enjoyment of the home or the home's value. Bottom line, Jim will provide you the same advice as if you were family. This is the part of the business Jim truly enjoys- finding you the right home.

Home Sellers 

Selling your home can be a stressful experience. There are important steps to take at every stage in order to maximize your sale price and minimize your risk. From preparing your home for showing, professional photography, quality brochures, target marketing, open houses, attending showings, analyzing offers, negotiating offers, critical due diligence of potential buyers financial qualifications, inspection, negotiating inspection issue, monitoring buyers loan process, closing, and all the other many nuances of the home selling process,  Jim's 25 years of experience and background as an attorney, CPA and developer can give you the comfort and peace of mind that you are getting the best advice you need and deserve throughout the home sale process.

In addition, Jim is one of the few Realtors who attends showings and actually sells. Many Realtors who bring buyers to your home may not be from the area. Jim greets the Realtor and potential buyers at the showing and gives a brief synopsis of the great features of the town, schools and neighborhood. This is a huge factor in selling your house especially if the potential buyers are looking in several town. Jim also points out the key selling points or recent updates of your home. Listing a home is more than the MLS, a sign, brochures and open houses. It is about personal commitment to show up, look a potential buyer in the eye and explain why they would be happy living in the home you are selling. This does take time and Jim business model is to list only a few homes at a time so he can make the commitment to provide the personal attention needed to sell your home.

Give Jim a call and you will quickly realize he is the Realtor with the most experience and the strongest background to provide you the best advice throughout the home buying and selling process.

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