2010, 2009 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors
James truly loves Chicago, and called the city home for more than 20 years. His love for the city is clear to each of his clients, who rely on his expert knowledge and unique perspective on the city to help them find their dream homes. After studying political science at Northwestern University, James worked in both the hospitality and finance industries prior to becoming a licensed real estate broker in 2006. What led him to this career transition was quite fortuitous—while biking in Wicker Park on the way to purchase a helmet for his daily commute, James was stuck by a car. He came to, immediately saw a Dream Town billboard, and the rest is history.
Specializing in residential condos, single-family homes, and multi-unit investment properties, James offers his clients a wealth of expertise. James loves helping his clients navigate the buying and selling process, channeling that energy and excitement into their search. He understands that the process can feel overwhelming to his clients, and he strives to provide them with a stress-free transaction. James is one-of-a-kind in the real estate industry, and as he so perfectly puts it “there is only one James Bachmann, and I’m keeping it real estate 24/7.” So true James, so true!
While James is incredibly proud of the success he’s had in his career, his greatest accomplishment is his family—he credits his wife and twin sons’ support with keeping him motivated to succeed. In his free time, James can often be found exploring River North or the West Loop for the next great meal or hot restaurant. He is also an avid Chicago Fire fan—he attends almost every match, and will check out any professional or international soccer match that comes to town.