Jim Stanaszek is a Chicago native, born and raised on the NW side near Harlem and Devon, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago; he also has an MBA from Roosevelt University. Before becoming a real estate agent, Jim worked in customer service, marketing, sales, and sales management. But when he met Paul Solitro, a fellow Dream Town agent who helped Jim and his wife buy their first condo, his love for real estate really grew, and he decided to become a broker. With his background, Jim understands the nuances of the real estate world, and uses his skills to provide his clients with excellent service.
He also understands what it’s like to navigate the real estate waters from the other side, as he’s owned nine residential properties and sold four of them himself, before becoming a broker. His intuitive understanding of the market combined with his honesty and integrity, and the simple fact that Jim finds joy in helping people buy their perfect home or sell their existing one in preparation for that next step, are ideal qualities for anyone in need of an agent who will guide them every step of the way. And for Jim, that’s the most rewarding part: helping his clients realize their dreams.
Jim and his wife currently live in Lakeview and Naperville, and when he’s not helping clients with their real estate needs, he’s enjoying some time near the lakefront and indulging his inner foodie checking out the restaurants, bars, and shops in the area, or spending time with his five grandkids. He’s also been known to play a bit of guitar and piano.
Areas of Expertise:
- Residential buying and selling
- Served in the US Army as a Military Policeman
- Favorite TV: Real Time with Bill Maher, The Rachel Maddow Show
- Favorite Authors: Michael Crichton, John Sanford
- Favorite Artist: Jackson Pollack