Jim R.

Real Estate Broker at Re/max 2000

License Info

Real Estate License 471.009422

Licensed in Illinois (35 years)

My Specialty

Residential & Commercial properties in the South/Southwest Suburban Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana

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Managing Broker/Owner RE/MAX 2000


RE/MAX Hall of Fame




Community Involvement


Married with four children & four grandchildren

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Location & Hours


988 E. Steger Rd.

Crete, IL 60417

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About Jim R.

The home buying process can seem confusing. The first thing you want to do is to get pre-qualified for a mortgage by a good lender. The lender will run your credit and within hours if qualified, provide you with a pre-qualification letter giving you a price range to go house shopping in. (Contact me and I can guide you to the right lenders.)
Once we know how much house you can buy, you can sellect communities and either search on this website or contact me directly to search for properties for you. My Property Finder will automatically search for properties then e-mail them to you and update with new properties as they come on the market, and not just RE/MAX listings but all companies associated with our Multiple Listing Service
You can then request an appointment to view properties through the website or contact me directly to schedule appointments to view them. With over 28 years of experience of working with first time, veterans & trade up buyers, I can help educate you on the process hopefully making it more enjoyable for you.

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Customer Reviews

Lmbak11 : on February 06, 2014

Jim has been a joy to work with. He is readily available to answer any and all of your questions at all times, which, in my experience, is rare. When my husband and I were purchasing our family home we ...

Medowns78 : on December 05, 2013

Jim was very helpful in getting our new home which was a short sale and a lengthy process. He answered all of our questions and was able to provide us all the necessary information each step of the ...

Namadio : on December 02, 2013

I worked with several other agents until I was referred to Jim. He was extremely professional and very quick to respond. He was always available for the hundreds of questions I had. Have and will recommend ...

Holly New: on December 02, 2013

Jim, Knows the area of Indiana well. He was very good at helping me select the right home for my needs. Jim also helped the closing process go very smoothly. I used Jims wife to sale my home in Illinois. ...

Service Area

  • Crete, IL
  • Saint John, IN
  • Monee, IL
  • Crown Point, IN
  • Steger, IL
  • Park Forest, IL
  • Richton Park, IL
  • Merrillville, IN
  • Dyer, IN
  • Schererville, IN
  • Frankfort, IL
  • Matteson, IL
  • Cedar Lake, IN
  • New Lenox, IL
  • Chicago Heights, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

Work with a professional, knowledgeable Realtor that will be honest with you in guiding through the process.

Work with a professional, knowledgeable Realtor that will be honest with you in guiding through the process.

I have worked with first time home buyers, trade up buyers, transferees, executors of estates and people looking to retire.

Every transaction is unique and they all have different challenges. I would like to say that they all turn out to be good experiences for my clients.

Left a supervisory position at a 9-5 job and found my passion.

I studied architectural drafting in school and I am very knowledgeable in home construction. Being a Managing Broker for more then 30 years has given me the experience to handle any situation that arises.