James became a licensed REALTOR® in the summer of 2003. 16 years of practicing by the ‘small town values, big time results’ philosophy later, he’s excited to be the Managing Broker at Lori Bonarek Realty. “I love my job. I love helping people buy and sell real estate. At my core, I’m a teacher and a coach. I get to help our agents be their best while helping my own clients realize their real estate dreams,” says James. He believes in the core business principles of: legal, ethical, and safe and absolutely nerds out for statistics, spreadsheets, and analytics. He believes every house should be listed with excellent photographs and fully informative listing sheets. “When someone trusts me to market their property, I owe them nothing but my absolute best efforts; all the high-quality pictures possible (including 3D tours and drone shots), up-to-date statistical analysis, and constant communication,” admits James. Buying and selling property can be stressful and confusing but James has made a career of educating clients and making the policy as stress-free as possible.
- Served three terms on the Three Rivers Association of Realtors Board of Directors
- Member of the Coal City Park Board
- Coal City High School Speech Coach
- Major investor in the Realtor Political Action Committee