Jim Starwalt, RE/MAX Real Estate Broker.
I am a full time realtor and real estate broker.
I have been selling real estate since 1998 with my wife and real estate partner, Susan.
Today we have a real estate team with buyers agents and office support staff to help our clients reach their real estate goals.Our team works with buyers, sellers, short sales, foreclosures, new construction, investors and more.
The goal of my real estate team is to provide our clients with a high level of service. We are passionate about real estate and conduct our business with integrity.
Meet Our Team:
Jim Starwalt, Team Leader and Listing Agent. Jim has been helping buyers and sellers move since 1998. Jim Starwalt's years of experience and years of results provides our clients with a superior level of real estate knowledge, service and advice. Jim has earned numerous real estate designations and sales awards. A lifetime resident of Lake County, Jim currently lives in Grayslake with his wife Susan, where they raised their family.
Mark Naughton, Buyer's Agent. In addition to being a buyer's agent, Mark is also an experienced real estate appraiser with twenty plus years in the appraisal industry. Mark's appraisal knowledge helps guide his clients in determining home values and negotiating contracts. As a lifetime resident of Lake County, Mark is very familiar with the local area communities, originally from Libertyville and currently living with his wife and their family in Grayslake. Mark attended Illinois State University and enjoys activities such as camping and spending time with his family.
Robin Marshall, Buyer's Agent. Robin is an energetic buyer's agent, ready to help you in your search for the right home. Growing up in Buffalo Grove and Long Grove, Robin is well aware of the Lake County and Cook County area, the amenities available and she is personally familiar with the Lake Forest, Highland Park and Deerfield areas. Currently Robin resides in Gurnee with her husband and their two young adult children. Robin attended the nationally acclaimed Adlai E Stevenson High School and Illinois State University. As an active participant for ten years in her son's travel ice hockey team, Robin traveled all over the U.S. for games and attended practices in Lake Forest and Highland Park. Robin enjoys giving back as a volunteer within the community and her hobbies include home decorating, being Team Mom for her daughter's travel softball games and entertaining family and friends.
Jeanette Shields (aka "Red"), Buyer's Agent. Jeanette has successfully been helping buyers and sellers since 2004. Jeanette is licensed in Michigan, Wisconsin, and in her hometown of Grayslake, IL. In addition to top production awards and accreditation's for relocation service and staging - Jeanette has earned the gratitude of her clients for her open and honest approach. It's important to Jeanette that each client knows they are #1 with her, and that their needs are met. This approach works, as is demonstrated by the referrals from former and repeat clients. Jeanette grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Bryant and Stratton College for Business Management. Her interests are animals, with a hope of encouraging more adoptions for "Rescue cats and dogs". Jeanette loves to sing and has been invited numerous times to sing at the "Patsy Cline Memorial Fan Club" in Winchester, VA. To sell or buy.....give "RED" a try!
Susan Starwalt, Office Manager. Susan oversees the daily office responsibilities and works to provide our clients with a timely response to their real estate questions and needs. A former real estate agent, Susan works closely with Jim on the homes they list for sale to highlight each home's special features and to promote and market each home to potential buyers.
Kathleen Gilbert, Listing Specialist. Kathleen markets the Star Home Team listings on an extensive list of real estate internet sites and works to maintain a fresh status on available properties.
Linda Houghton, Closing Coordinator. Linda is a critical part of our team and responds to client inquires on our properties. Linda also coordinates the closing process by monitoring and completing contract requirements and maintains contact with our clients and service providers. Through phone calls and emails with clients, other agents, attorneys and bank representatives, Linda helps to manage the pending real estate sales from contract through to closing.
Robert Gilbert, Field Services Manager. Robert checks on vacant properties, updates photos as needed and helps to install and remove For Sale signs and sign riders.
Learn More About Jim Starwalt:
I am dedicated to the satisfaction of my clients. I began my work career with my own contracting and roofing company that I owned and operated for 15 years in Lake County, Illinois. This gives me knowledge and skills that are very useful in the world of real estate. I understand how homes are built and I have extensive knowledge in the materials and processes used to construct homes.
In addition to earning my Illinois Real Estate Broker's License and Managing Broker's License, I have achieved the following additional real estate designations and awards:
· ABR Accredited Buyer’s Representative
· ADPR Accredited Distressed Property Representative
· CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert
· CNE Certified Negotiation Expert
· CRS Certified Residential Specialist
· ePro Certified Internet Professional
· GRI Graduate, REALTOR Institute
· OICP Own America Investment Certification Program
· SFR Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
· SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist
· Named Top 20 Agent and Team RE/MAX Northern Illinois
· Chairman's Club Award Winner
· Platinum Club Award Winner
· Ranked in Top 4% of all RE/MAX Agents
· RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award
· RE/MAX Heritage Award Winner
· ELP - Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider
You can rely on the full support of my real estate team's knowledge, experience and dedication to your successful real estate sale or purchase.
Call our team today at 847-548-2625 for information and help with all your real estate needs.