Jim Starwalt - Jim Starwalt Team

Real Estate Broker at Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Star Homes

  • Office: (847) 548-2625
  • Cell: (224) 627-7581

License Info

Real Estate License 471010243

Licensed in Illinois (21 years)

My Specialty

Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent, Residential Homes, Move Up Buyers and Sellers, First Time Home Buyers, Luxury Homes. Waterfront Homes

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Jim Starwalt - Jim Starwalt Team Real Estate Agent

Jim Starwalt is the Broker Owner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes and the team leader of The Jim Starwalt Team. With over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry as a top performing real estate agent, Jim can provide his clients with a superior level of real estate knowledge and advice. Partnering with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Jim and his wife Susan have built a company that holds the standards of professionalism, ethics, integrity, dependability, commitment and hard work in high regard. A major focus of the company is in building relationships and giving back to the community. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is a company with a focus on lifestyle and community. In addition to being a local business owner, Jim Starwalt serves the community through his involvement with the Chamber of Commerce and a variety of charities. Licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin, Jim is very familiar with the many local amenities, schools and attractions in the surrounding area. In addition to earning numerous real estate designations and awards, Jim is a state licensed instructor for real estate pre-licensing and continuing education classes. Since the beginning Jim and Susan Starwalt and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes have sustained a pattern of solid growth, with two office locations in Lake County and McHenry County. Referrals and repeat business from satisfied clients have fueled this growth. When experience counts, you can count on Jim and his team.

My Network


Josh Rivelli

Handyman at rivelli construction
Sep 14, 2018.

Absolutely the best contractor in the business, hands down. Always puts his clients first and never misses anything!

Customer Reviews

Jim Starwalt is an amazing realtor, bottom line!!! His expertise though his marketing is what every client deserves...unfortunately there is not enough of Mr. Starwalt’s out their! He also from the beginning was very polite as well as his whole team and offered wise advice when needed.... and returned phone calls in a timely manner, I just regret not finding this man sooner,...

Nchabouh : on August 28, 2019

Kevin has great customer service skills. He is very compassionate about his job & clients. He always listened to my needs & worries. I had to buy & sell my home. I was so stressed, but Kevin always made ...

Mmj : on June 28, 2019

Scott was a pleasure to have as our real estate agent. From house picking to giving us honest advice to costs and expenses, he never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. As a busy ...

Veraoops : on May 18, 2019

Need a realtor? Hire Scott!
This guy will take care of you like your family. Scott was recommended by a close friend and could not be happier with his work. The process of buying and selling was ...

Iv : on May 06, 2019

My husband and I found our realtor Scott Starus online. We are so happy with our choice. We loved a house that was off market and Scott did his miracle to find the seller and negotiate the price. I know ...

Taylor : on April 30, 2019

My husband and I were on a time crunch with finding and purchasing a home. Scott Straus was recommended to us by a friend and Scott was everything and more, with what we needed in a realtor.
Scott ...

Radioguymatt : on April 28, 2019

Scott was awesome! He is honest, attentive, and will fight for you until the end of the deal. We used Scott for two different purchases and were extremely happy. Definitely recommend him.

User4718163 : on April 12, 2019

Scott sold our home in a couple of days for over asking. He has a dynamic personality. He kept in constant contact with us all through the process. He was always available to answer any our questions. ...

Lauriespangle9 : on January 18, 2019

I am so very pleased with Jim's professionalism.
This experience was so positive.
I appreciate his patience with me.
I tell everyone about Jim and encourage
them to use his services.
Thanks, ...

Alink073 : on January 10, 2019

Nannette is amazing!! She is very personable and truly has your best interest at heart. When we found a very similar house to her house (it was in the same subdivision) and I was having a difficult time ...

Jath77 : on December 22, 2018

I would highly recommend Jim Starwalt. We were very pleased with his services as he exceeded our expectations. His marketing plan was very effective and our house was sold. Should we ever decide to sell ...

Service Area

  • Mchenry, IL
  • Grayslake, IL
  • Libertyville, IL
  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • Round Lake, IL
  • Lake Villa, IL
  • Antioch, IL
  • Winthrop Harbor, IL
  • Spring Grove, IL
  • Wadsworth, IL
  • Gurnee, IL
  • Ingleside, IL
  • Fox Lake, IL
  • Island Lake, IL
  • Mundelein, IL
  • Wauconda, IL
  • Cary, IL
  • Fox River Grove, IL
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • Barrington, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

To meet with a lender to get pre-approved for a mortgage before looking at homes.

I work with clients selling their home for a variety of reasons: to move up to a larger home, to downsize, those being transferred for relocation or moving out of area to retire, an estate sale, divorce, those that need to sell as a short sale and with bank foreclosures. For similar reasons I work with a variety of buyers: those looking to move to a larger or smaller home, incoming job transfers, first time home buyers and investors.

My wife Susan became a licensed real estate agent first and within 6 months needed assistance working with buyer and seller clients. I became licensed and we have been working together as a real estate team ever since.

Before I began my career in real estate, I was the owner/operator of my own roofing company. This gives me additional knowledge and experience on the construction of homes.

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Location & Hours


783 N Barron Blvd

Grayslake, IL 60030

Office Hours
Sun:09:00 am-09:00 pm
Mon:09:00 am-09:00 pm
Tue:09:00 am-09:00 pm
Wed:09:00 am-09:00 pm
Thu:09:00 am-09:00 pm
Fri:09:00 am-09:00 pm
Sat:09:00 am-09:00 pm



Ice Hockey, Dirt Bikes, Fishing

Community Involvement

Grayslake Chamber, McHenry Chamber, GLMV Chamber, New Story Charity, KatibugKids NFP


Wife Susan, 2 Adult Sons Jim Jr and Jon

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Broker Owner, Managing Broker, 20 Plus Years of Real estate


ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative ADPR - Accredited Distressed Property Representative CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert CRS - Certified Resident


Emerald Elite, Gold Elite, Chairmans Club, Hall of Fame

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