About Jim Schleif



  • 36 years of sales, marketing, new business development and communications, 51+ years counting Anne.
  • 27 years of contemporary leadership, management and real estate investment experience.
  • Celebrating 15 years working with teammate and Lead Associate Anne Jackson.
  • 75-percent of my business in the Northshore and City of Milwaukee Neighborhoods.
  • Award winning rehabber. Possess expansive network of contractor resources to assist clients in restoring, remodeling or preparing their homes homes for sale.
  • I work in all price ranges.
  • Confident public speaker and robust writer.
  • Expansive Southeastern Wisconsin network.
  • Sell 25-30-percent of my own listings myself as I am carrying 6-10 buyers at all times.

Shorewest Achievements:

  • 2020 closed sales of $33 million (USD)
  • No. 1 Company wide in Volume in 2010 - 2014, 2016
  • No. 1 Office Leader for Shorewest's Northshore office - 2008 - 2014, 2016 - 2020
  • No. 3 Broker for City of Milwaukee Sales in 2015
  • Over 426 million (USD) in career sales
  • Career high sales of 38.5 million (USD) in 2014 - all-time company record in 70 years
  • Voted LGBT Community's Top Realtor in 2010 by Wisconsin Gazette Readers
  • Areas of Specialization: North and South Shores, Bayview, Upper & Lower Eastside, Downtown, Tosa, Western Burbs, luxury properties,condos, and investment properties
  • Member - President's Club, Million Dollar Club, National Sales Award
  • Voted Milwaukee Magazine "Best in Customer Satisfaction" yearly since 2007
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLMHS)
  • CLHMS Guild Member (3+ sales over $1 Million in past 12 Months)
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • Certified Real Estate Negotiator(CREN)
  • Certified Shorewest Relocation Specialist (CSRS)
  • Accredited Buyer's Agent (ABR)


  • Graduate of UW-Madison 1987 with honors in International Relations and French
  • Milwaukee Business Journal "Forty Under Forty" Award
  • Personal Residence featured on HGTV

Current Volunteer Roles:
Greater Milwaukee Foundation "Greater Together" Campaign Cabinet Member, The Nature Conservancy-Wisconsin Chapter Board Trustee, The Nature Conservancy "Wisconsin Paths" Campaign Cabinet Member; Zoological Society of Milwaukee Strategic Conservation Committee; Ice Age Trail Alliance Segment Steward; Immanuel Presbyterian Church: Cuba Mission Team Member, Member of Session, Board of Trustees President (2018), Co-chair Stewardship Committee, (2016-2018); Co-chair Franciscan Villa Cultural & Therapy Gardens (nursing/memory care residence in South Milwaukee)

Past Volunteer Roles:
Urban Ecology Center Board Director (2007-2019; Board VP 2018 & 2019); Literacy Services of Wisconsin Tutor; Radio 88.9 Milwaukee Building Campaign Cabinet Member; Wisconsin Humane Society Paws for Claws Gala 2017 Co-chair; Member of Cream City Foundation Board of Directors (2003-2012); Alliance Francaise Board; Founding Member Milwaukee LGBT Community Center; Distinguished Alumni Board UW Madison - Office of International Studies; Studied Junior Year Abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France

Past Work Experience:
Nonprofit Executive Leadership, fundraising, retail sales, marketing and management
Own Seven Hills Real Estate Enterprises - real estate investment LLC (rehab and multifamily holding company)

Nature Conservancy; Historic Water Tower Trust Neighborhood Association; Lake Park Friends; Washington Heights Neighborhood Association; Doctors Without Borders; Historic Milwaukee; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Urban Ecology Center; Immanuel Presbyterian Church-Milwaukee; Master Gardener - UW Extension of SE Wisconsin; Human Rights League; Literacy Services of Wisconsin; Milwaukee Art Museum President's Circle; Radio 88.9, Best Friends; Wisconsin Humane Society; Zoological Society of Milwaukee; Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics; Ice Age Trail Alliance.

Hobbies and Interests:
Camping; global adventure travel; volunteering; mission service; kayaking; sailing; trekking; rock climbing; reading; writing; cooking; gardening; cycling; entertaining; skiing; horticultural therapy


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