Jim Hankes Real Estate
Jim Hankes
1875 N. Damen Ave View on Map
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Jim's Chicago real estate expertise is enhanced by the negotiating skills and analytical abilities developed over a 30-year career in Advertising, Marketing and Sales. As the son of a Chicago Police Detective, a grandson of a Chicago Policeman, the nephew of a Chicago Policeman and the cousin of a Chicago Policewoman, Jim has been immersed in law enforcement his entire life. From an early age I learned if you tell the truth, you won't have to worry about getting caught lying. Attention to details, follow up questions with more questions, confirm that I have the information necessary to provide professional assistance to anyone buying or selling a home. To provide exceptional and knowledgeable real estate services to seniors , Jim recently acheived one of the highest designations, SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist. The SRES® designation is conferred to REALTORS® who complete in-depth training in a wide variety of topics related to homebuyers and sellers over the age of 50. The high-quality training and tools provided position me as the trusted real estate resource for the senior market. Further, Jim has earned the RENE - Real Estate Negotiating Expert and the PSA - Pricing Strategy Advisor designations. A native Chicagoan, Jim possesses a superb understanding of the market dynamics of Chicago and the western and southern suburbs real estate. He has satisfied clients in a wide variety of neighborhoods including Near South, Near North, West Loop, South Loop, McKinley Park, Bridgeport, Bucktown, Ukrainian Village and others. Having lived in Wheaton, IL for many years and worked local markets in Naperville, Lisle, Lemont, La Grange, Countryside, Oak Park, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst and other towns, I'm comfortable working in any of those areas. 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.