What clients are saying...
Jim is an outstanding professional to work with. He is a skilled listener and negotiator, with very in-depth knowledge of the local markets. My partner and I were first time home buyers and relatively clueless on how the home buying gig worked. Jim helped navigate us through the whole process with absolute finesse and care. We felt at ease and confident throughout the entire experience knowing he had our best interest at heart. We would recommend him and the Shorewest team to anyone, without hesitation. Jim Schleif is simply the best, period.
Both Jim and Anne were an amazing team to work with for my first time selling a property. I bought my condo with Jim so I understood his attention to detail and his timely responses. This continued throughout the selling process. I couldn't be more happy with the experience!
We give Jim the highest recommendation. His extensive knowledge and expertise was ever present. We always felt confident that he was looking out for us. We appreciated Jim's sense of humor, patience and steadiness throughout the process of buying our home.
We interviewed three realtors who were all recommended by good friends. We chose Jim and are so happy that we did! He's so knowledgeable about the condo market in our area, extremely responsive and helpful, and such a pleasure to know. I feel we've made a new friend as well as having the perfect realtor!
Jim was great and a pleasure to work with.
Jim is straight forward and knows what he's doing. That was what I was looking for. He's a great real estate expert!
Jim was fantastic! Not only did he help us through the arduous process of buying our condo, showing and selling our house, and all paperwork and hoops that have to be jumped through to do that, but he was also always available for emotional support and words of advice and encouragement. In addition to being a great realtor, he is a terrific psychologist! He and Anne made this extremely stressful event in our lives as bearable as it could be.
Jim was amazing to work with......a true professional in every way. He made our selling experience a true pleasure. Guided us with complete confidence. I know we made the correct discussion in selecting Jim as our realtor!
Hello, I was pleased to work with Jim again. His friendly professionalism was appreciated. The marketing plan was explained well and was most impressive. The quick sale made the relationship with Shorewest even better!
Jim helped us sell the home Mom lived in for 67 years. Even at 96 years old Mom wanted involvement in the process. Jim did a great job engaging her. He blew us away with the support he provided with finding, selecting and scheduling contractors for needed repairs. His genuine concern for Mom and the family made lemonade out of a situation with lots of lemons saying goodbye to a long-term family home. And the results - by day two we had an offer that was well over asking and exceeded our expectations. And this was in the middle of the pandemic. We couldn't have been happier with the results. Many thanks Jim. Vicki C, Mequon WI
We have now worked with Him several times. He has always delivered the highest quality service. Jim is knowledgeable, approachable, and very responsive.
Jim is a consummate real estate professional! He has outstanding property marketing and pricing skills, is a great communicator and adeptly and very professionally handled a thorny buyer issue, bringing the house to close on time and at the agreed upon price. Jim Schleif and his colleague Ann Jackson have earned our trust. We would work with them again in a heartbeat although we have moved out of state. Mary Theisen and Tim Bowers
Our experience with Jim was excellent. He went above and beyond to help us navigate purchasing our home from out of state during the first few weeks of the pandemic. It was stressful, but he helped us stay sane throughout the process, which was complicated by the shelter in place orders first in California and then Wisconsin. With his help we got it done and are now safe and comfortable in our new home.
Jim Schleif did a fabulous job for us. His advice was spot on in every respect. He was closely in touch with us throughout the process and we felt confident that we were in good hands.
Jim was an advocate for me as his client. His advice was indispensable when dealing with difficult situations. Thanks Jim!
Jim Schleif was always quick to respond, answer our questions, and handle a lot of moving parts during a very unconventional home search. He is knowledgeable on the area and was always able to find answers. He was great at listening to our preferences and understanding our goals, while also providing expert guidance and helping us find the right place. We loved working with Jim and Anne and are thrilled with our new home.
Jim is the consummate professional. His experience has helped me navigate some difficult interactions with buyers and sellers.
Working with Jim and Anne was a 1st rate experience for us. From the moment we met Jim, we had a good feeling that we would be taken care off. Both Jim and Anne's attention to detail and communication skills made the whole process relatively painless. We would highly recommend Shorewest and especially these two agents to anyone selling a home.
Jim was wonderful to work with. Extremely knowledgable, patient, and responsive. We will be referring our friends and family to him.
Jim was awesome! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor in the Milwaukee area. House was on the market for one day. Jim did all the necessary homework to have the house competitively priced to sell. Loved all the communication. He made a difficult thing very easy and painless. Thanks, Jim and thanks Shorewest!
Jim is the best agent we've ever worked with. He managed repairs and tenant issues that weren't really his responsibility as well as everything in the normal course. Most importantly he got our house sold in 6 weeks as promised -- at above list price -- all while we were out of state for work. Really great job and much appreciated.
This is the second house we had the pleasure of Jim helping us buy. He is amazing!! We also sold our house with the purchase of this new one and he walked us through everything. He has great resources for outside work when needed. He honestly took so much stress out of home buying and selling. You'll never go wrong working with Jim and his team!
Always a pleasure working with Jim. Great communicator, prompt in response, fun to work with, organized and always willing to help and go the extra mile!
Jim was wonderful and a pleasure to work with! He was very professional and had great advice that got my house sold on the first day. I would definitely recommend him.
Jim and Anne were amazing from start to finish. There were a few bumps in the road and they handled it quickly and professionally. I could not be more pleased, and I will highly recommend them to my friends and family. I cannot imagine going through this process without having Jim in my corner.
Fantastic. Jim was extremely helpful with any questions we had and ALWAYS made himself available for us. We are first time home buyers so we weren't familiar with the entire process and how everything went. Jim constantly made it easy for us to understand and we felt like we could always come to him with questions knowing he'd have an answer. He knew the entire Milwaukee area VERY well, and was very honest. It was nice knowing he was truly trying to find us a home, and not just a place to live. Overall, we would rate higher than 5 stars if we could! Everything was flawless.
Jim did a great job helping us buy and sell our homes. He was professional, knowledgeable and a great advocate for us in the process. I would recommend Jim for anyone buying and selling in the area.
Jim was great! He stayed in contact with us even while traveling. He advocated for us when it was needed during negotiations. He helped us get the house we wanted!
Jim (and his team) are consummate professionals. They went above and beyond to make sure every aspect of our buying experience went smoothly. Jim is so incredibly knowledgeable about the Milwaukee real estate market. He guided us - keeping our expectations realistic and he had our backs throughout the process. We would recommend Jim without hesitation.
I used Shorewest because they sold my neighbors home. which had been on and off the market. Shorewest also sold my parents condo a few years ago. I met Jim and liked him immediately, he was friendly, professional, and explained things well. A new listing sign was placed in my front yard letting everyone know immediately it would soon be on the market. There were people waiting in the wings to see it. I was not expecting it to sell the same day as it went active on the internet. It took two families placing offers on my home and an accepted offer was put on it within the first day. Thank you Jim for guiding me along in the process! Your efforts were truly appreciated.
Jim Scleiff was diligent,attentive,competent,and effective. We are very satisfied.
Jim was wonderful! He was knowledgeable and coached us through the entire selling process. He really went to bat for us when we needed it and he was there for us when things got really stressful.
Jim went through a very convoluted real estate transaction - preparing for the sale of the home took close to 18 months. His help during this time was great and way above what should be expected.
We are so thankful for Jim and his amazing talent and professionalism. He took a chance with us - listing our home at top dollar for our neighborhood - and our expectations were exceeded when the buyers offered above asking! He constantly kept in touch with us and lead us through the entire process. We are excited to be in our new home and couldn't have gotten there without Jim.
Jim was very professional and responsive to all our questions and concerns. Throughout the process nothing was rushed, Jim spent the time needed to explain everything. His way with words helped to market the home which resulted in a quick sale with no complications.
Jim very quickly and adeptly determined what type of home we were looking for. The choices he sent us were appropriate and we quickly found and purchased a property.
Jim was a nothing but the best in the months long process of finding our dream home. His expertise of all things real estate and his availability to show us homes stand out. Jim's calm and humorous demeanor made the process fun and as stress free as possible. I will surly recommend Jim to any family/friends that have are in need of real estate agent services in the future. Thanks Jim!
Jim was amazing. He acted like a trusted advisor and really helped us navigate our sale and purchase. He is highly responsive, honest and made what can be seen as a stressful experience, enjoyable. I would highly recommend Jim!
Jim is extremely professional and very helpful in getting properties sold. He has a great sense of humor and is fun to work with. I appreciate his honest feedback as to what needs to be done to make the homes ready for sale. He has great connections with contractors who are able to get the work done well and on a timely basis. I highly respect his judgment in pricing the properties he has sold for me. He is the only person I think of when I am in a position to be involved in the sale of a property. I also appreciate the great Shorewest team that he surrounds himself with. He is definitely a 5 star professional!
Jim is incredible. Smart, intuitive and extremely effective. Love him.
Jim did a great job helping us buy and sell our condo. Honest, direct, personable. It was a pleasure working with Jim and we'd use him again without any hesitation.
Jim is the best!!! Love his knowledge of Milwaukee architecture and history... very important when buying a house in the upper east side of MKE. He also is very detailed making sure the structure of the house were in good condition inside and outside. Overall I will give him a 6 ******
Jim is a great advocate and counselor for homebuyers. He is a genial professional and an effective negotiator. I've used Jim to buy and sell 3 homes. I would not hesitate to use him for the next one.
Jim and Anne were very helpful in our first home buying experience. They were easy to communicate with and definitely will be using them in future.
I have nothing but the highest praise for Jim Schleif. He handled what unexpectedly became a complicated and occasionally frustrating sale of my East side condo with utmost professionalism, skill and grace. I also loved his sense of humor and wit. We got it done in the end, and I can't thank him enough!
Our experience working with Jim and his team was amazing. He was very attentive, informative and helpful. We really felt like he listened to us and what we were looking for, and offered great feedback and suggestions on homes that we should look at. He made what can be a stressful process much more pleasant and we would absolutely work with Jim and his team again.
We have had the pleasure of knowing Jim Schleif for over 30 years. When we decided to sell her home in Wauwatosa, who else would we choose to be our agent? Jim gave us excellent recommendations about preparing our home for sale (which we listened to) including a pre-inspection. We then made the necessary changes and used his contractor recommendations. He also gave us excellent advice about how to price our home to generate maximum interest. He arranged for professional photographs and did a great job of marketing our house. The result was outstanding. We sold our home in one day, for well above the asking price, with no contingencies, and fully furnished which was a rare occurrence. We also got our preferred closing date, which was a couple of months in the future. Anne of course was delightful. They both kept us apprised of anything we needed to know and we enjoyed the wonderful Shorewest online system. Our overall experience was completely positive and we would wholeheartedly recommend Jim and his team.
We always enjoy working with you. You keep in touch and followup nicely. We highly recommend you to anyone!
Jim and his team are extremely professional and knowledgeable. They really know their market and know how to move properties through a mix of diligent research and realistic pricing. I've used Jim to both buy and sell and had great experiences on both sides of the transaction. Jim takes the time to get to know the client and their needs and uses his experience to guide the purchase.
Jim was friendly and upfront. He put a lot of effort on both the seller and buyer. Though there was an issue with the price my husband wanted vs what Jim felt was too high, it all worked out in the end. And without bringing out the boxing gloves!!! I would work with Jim again if the need ever arose and I would recommend him to others.
Jim and Anne stuck with me through many ups and downs when I was selling my condo, and were always available to answer questions and explain details. They referred me to some terrific contractors, too. Thanks!
Excellent service highly recommend
Worked with Jim on multiple sales and a purchase over the last couple years. He is excellent to work with. He knows his stuff, provides great information and advice, really knows how to navigate through the process even as possible hiccups arise, and he and his team are always available and responsive via email and phone when needed. I recommend Jim and will gladly work with him again in the future.
Lois and I made a very wise decision to ask Jim Schleif to assist us through Shorewest Realty to market our house. We thought the market for house sales in South Milwaukee would be weak. Jim correctly informed us that SM was a hot market and we would be able to sell our house in a short time. This proved correct mainly because of Jim's research of the SM housing market and the very detailed analysis of the area our house was located. Our house sold in ONE day! He proved his knowledge and sales expertise by showing us his marketing plan in a very professional portfolio containing many facts and pictures of our house, inside and outside and others of similar value and what they sold for. This information which was put online brought forth over a dozen interested buyers in the first day or two. This caused some interested buyers to bid above our asking price. The accepted offering price was a few thousand dollars above the listing. He also informed us how to best prepare our house before showing it. Jim's also guided us along the whole sale process, always giving us proper information about how the sale was progressing. He prepared us for the closing and was there to explain everything we needed to know. Without any hesitation we rate Jim Schlief an EXCELLENT realtor. It is no wonder that he is Shorewest's most successful realtor.
Our experience with Jim was absolutely 5 star! He brought so much knowledge and sensitivity to our home selling and home buying experience, that we felt like we were going through this with someone who was our friend and cared about what this all meant to us. Plus, his strategies worked and we got over asking price for our sale, and got a good deal on our home purchase! What could be better?
Jim was an absolute pleasure to work with! He expertly listed and sold our home in Pewaukee in 2 days, making a stressful situation essentially stress free. Jim then patiently guided us through the purchase of our new home on the Upper East Side of Milwaukee. He carefully listened to what we were looking for and what mattered most to us. It was obvious throughout the process that Jim was intent on finding us the perfect home and nothing less. He and Anne were always on call and ready to go out of their way to help us long after the offer was accepted. They both displayed the honesty, integrity and professionalism that are essential when assisting someone with such an enormous life event. My wife and I cannot thank them enough for their service!
We sold two houses to buy a new home and come together as a couple, then five years later sold that and bought our new house all with help from Anne and Jim. Buying and selling real estate is definitely a stressful experience but I couldn't imagine a better team to guide us through. Jim has so much experience and a great list of contacts, he convinced us to list for higher than we wanted and brought us close to a full priced offer. And after all of that we don't consider Jim our realtor we are happy to call him a friend.
We never were planning to sell our home in which we had lived for 28 lovely years. But my serious illness forced us to sell our house as quickly as possible. I knew Jim from my church and also knew he was a successful real estate agent. During our very first meeting, Jim did a thorough job of telling us how to get our house ready for showing and had already analyzed the market for our house. We followed his instructions. Once that work was done, our house was listed within one week. The photographs he had taken of our house for the listing were beautiful. We sold our house on the 2nd day it was sold at a price far more than we expected. Throughout the time of selling the house, Jim was considerate. In fact I was hospitalized during part of that time! He was always available for answering questions and handled all of the closing details. We were able to move to a retirement home within one month after contacting Jim. Given the stress we had as a result of my illness, Jim made the entire process stress free. We could not be more grateful.
Jim and the team at Shortest showed us a number of homes in the area we had designated as our desired location. It was not an easy search having relocated from another city and being unfamiliar with the area. It took a little while for us to get an idea of property values. We were successful in buying our home which we plan to live in for at least the next decade. Jim and his team were very helpful in making sure we got our home as we were running out of time and had made an unsuccessful bid on another home. We are happy in our new neighborhood and home and know that Jim and his team did their very best in meeting our needs.
Jim was great! My wife, Lindsay Haumschild, submitted a collection of our thoughts. We would highly recommend Jim for anyone looking to buy.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jim. As first-time home buyers, we appreciated the insights and information he shared to help us make more informed decisions. He was personable, fair, and professional throughout the entire process. All communication was timely and easy to understand. Jim was available to respond to questions and concerns at any time, and went above and beyond on our closing day to ensure no detail was overlooked. Highly recommend!
Jim (and the entire Shorewest team) was great. He used our initial choices to help us narrow our search. He steered us away from things we thought we might like (but didn't). He was unfailingly friendly with a tremendous focus on customer service. He kept us informed of all the bits and pieces along the way (forms, inspections, offers, contracts, etc.). We were moving to Milwaukee and Jim made what can be a stressful process about as simple and easy it is possible. We highly recommend Jim and would use him again in a heartbeat.
Very professional, attentive to details and responsive to requests throughout the marketing of our home. When interviewing realtors, Jim was very thorough in explaining the process that would be involved with selling our home and gave an extremely well prepared presentation with lots of material corresponding to our home in relation to comparable sales data in the surrounding area. He even gathered information from us about our house prior to our interview of him. He definitely does his homework. He also had professional handout materials for open houses. My husband and I highly recommend Jim.
Jim Schleif has been a very special partner and friend throughout the difficult process of saying goodbye to our mothers condo. He and his team took care of all the details during a difficult time for me and my family. His honest advice and give and take throughout the selling process was so very deeply appreciated. A true professional I would recommend without hesitation. The closing team was outstanding too. Big thanks to the shorewest team!!!
This was the first time I sold a house. It was a very emotional and stressful time for me because my parents passed away and we were selling the house I grew up in and lived for 23 years. My parents built the house in 1957 and lived there until their deaths in 2016. Jim Schleif made the entire process easy for me. In the first meeting he provided me with feedback on items that needed to be taken care of prior to putting the house on the market. This could have been a very stressful task, however it wasn't because Jim provided contacts and recommendation for every company I need to contact. They all were great to work with. Jim's knowledge of the market and his experience with pricing a house was valuable and we were able to get an offer on the house after being on the market for only 1 month. Anne Jackson and Beverly Drummond on his team were excellent as well. My entire experience with the three of them was excellent. I will definitely recommend Jim to anyone I know that needs a great realtor.
The Holidays and month of January are shooting by! Realized that I had not stopped to thank you all for everything you did to make the sale of our condo a smooth and successful transaction. Being in SF, it was truly comforting to be able to trust and rely on you there. I, and the family, appreciate you very much. All the best to each of you!
Jim was the perfect choice when it came time to buy! He was flexible and attentive to my unique needs. Knowledgeable, experienced, professional, and thorough. Jim and his team were always ready to help!!!
Jim and team has made the selling process less stressful. Thank you for your help!!
Jim and his team made the house selling process not as stressful as it can be. Thank you for your help!
Jim and his team made the selling process much smoother than anticipated!
Our experience was excellent ! Jim and team were awesome and made a very quick buying window very smooth for us as we relocated to the area.
Jim did an excellent job guiding us, as first time home-sellers, through the sale of our house. Further, and perhaps most importantly, Jim was instrumental in securing the deal. When the buyers received some bad news about their loan amount, Jim did the legwork to find them a bank offering them a different product, which ultimately allowed them to purchase our house at a time when they thought they needed to back out. Jim also did an expert job getting all necessary quotes for repairs so that we had a second estimate to counter with the buyer in the negotiation process. While Jim did an excellent job as our direct agent, his whole team at Shorewest was very responsive, helpful, professional, prompt, and committed to problem solving to ensure that every steps in the process was handled efficiently.
Jim was phenomenal! Not only is he, and his team, great at listening but also the insight and advice we received was truly invaluable. Rather than your typical agent who simply facilitates or blankly advises of 'new can of paint', Jim was great being able to answer any questions as well as giving insight that was unexpected and highly appreciated. The entire process with Jim was completely smooth and I felt taken very good care of!
What an amazing experience it was to work with Jim, Anne, and Bev. As first time home buyers we were nervous and did not really know what direction to go in. I knew we had made the right choice to work with Jim though because after only knowing us a week he was gone on vacation to Mexico. I did not expect to hear anything from him but to my surprise, he was checking in multiple times a day to see how showings were going or if we saw a house that just came on the market that he thought we would like. When Jim returned from vacation, we saw a posting and instantly knew we had to see it. The very next day we saw the house and the rest is history. From always being there to answer questions, to referrals for inspections, and loan specialists we could not have made a better decision than working with Jim and company. Thank you so much, and sorry this took so long. Mike and Melissa
Buying our first home together could have been more overwhelming, but Jim was patient and walked us through the process. He responds promptly to any and all questions and has a great team working with him. We felt extremely comfortable through the whole process. And, Jim was there for the closing, which not many other realtors can say. Thank you, Jim, for all your help along the way. We couldn't be happier with our experience!!!
Jim's work is unparalleled--professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and fun. We are delighted with the guidance and insights he provided to us in the process of this purchase.
Well Done Jim. As usual !!
Jim was instrumental in guiding us through a smooth transaction. He helped navigate what could have been a daunting journey. Highly recommend!
jim did an excellent job marketing our home and it sold in less than 2 weeks. Would highly recommend him and Shorewest to others.
inspired confidence all along the way
Professional and attentive all the way through.
Jim Schlief is by far the best realtor we have ever worked with; that is why we keep coming back to Jim. He has helped us sell a home and condo and buy a home and condo. I would recommend him with a 5 + rating! He is amazing, handles all the details, along with being fun and friendly too.
Agent was professional and knowledgeable. He helped us through each step. He's wonderful.
Jim was very active in placing the house on the market, arranging open houses, communicating with buyers and quickly getting professionals to fix what was needed for Compliance.
Jim Schleif worked well with us, bringing a team to bear both on getting our house ready to show and also in helping us understand what was possible. When there was a question or concern, Jim was on top of it. Had we to do it over again, we'd certainly call on Jim.
My husband and I were in a challenging situation before we were introduced to Jim. We were living in New York and working with a Realtor who did not communicate with us, and overpriced our unit in a crucial selling time. Luckily we were referred to Jim, who came in, priced us aggressively and made sure we knew we were getting taken care of. We were communicated with constantly, which was huge to us because we were so far away. He understand our situation and worked with us to make it happen. We are very grateful for him and his team. Thanks, Jim, Anne and Bev!