James Burke
    ERA Distinctive Properties℠

    James Burke

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    My Client Reviews

    Overall star rating: 5.0
    Past 3 months: 5.0
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    5 stars
    100% of James’s ratings: 5 stars
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    2021
    02/10/21
    Zhanee gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Jim was the best realtor we had the opportunity to work with . He felt like family with the care and assistance he used to help find us our beautiful home! His patience was incredible being that we took over a year , but he just allowed us time and gave us more than what we were looking for in a realtor! I would recommend him to everyone. He was also very knowledgeable in many areas of home buying that helped make a lot of the process love fast and smooth!
    2020
    05/01/20
    Bruce gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James helped us sell our house after another well know realtor was not able to do so and sold it in 3 days with multiple full price offers. James went above and beyond at all aspects of the sale with great photos of the house, fast with emails, always answered the phone and called back to answer any questions we had in a very difficult time in america with most of the state shut down he continued working with us to get thru it till the closing. I can not thank him enough for how helpful and professional he has been thru this entire experience.
    2019
    11/13/19
    Gerard gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James went above and beyond to facilitate the sale of our property. He very capably fulfilled not only his own responsibilities but also stepped in to fulfill responsibilities where the other parties involved were not performing their duties. We would absolutely work with James again and recommend him to others.
    Response from James
    11/13/19
    Thank you Jerry and Renee, It was an absolute pleasure working with you as well. This was a tougher deal but we made it happen. Thanks again for the kind words. I really appreciate it.
    08/28/19
    John gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I have bought and sold several homes over the years. And, I can say without a doubt that James Burke was the best agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with. In the beginning, he insured the contract was 100% correct, reflecting our desires and properly signed. James brought in a professional photographer, who did a wonderful picture presentation. He always offered to help us in the process of getting the property ready for showing. As we were prepping the house, his suggestions were spot on and greatly contributed to curb appeal. He was on top of everything, we were constantly in communication with him. The back and forth feedback was invaluable. I feel James's attention to detail is the main reason our property sold as fast as it did
    08/27/19
    Cliff and Gina gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Jim was always available to show us properties. He had a very timely response for any and all questions we had. He was an excellent resource for questions on the neighborhood and the schools. He was a pleasure to work with and always treated us with kindness and respect. We would absolutely recommend him for anyone needing a reliable realtor. Thank you Jim for everything.
    Response from James
    08/28/19
    Hi Cliff and Gina, Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you also. You have a beautiful house in a great neighborhood. I hope you make a lot of great memories there. Please feel free to call me anytime with questions. Thanks again, Jim
    01/28/19
    Eugene gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I hired ERA Realty Group to assist me in purchasing a condo. I was assigned James Burke as my realtor. Mr. Burke went above and beyond to assist me. He wass very kind, considerate and extremely patient with me. No matter where he was (weekdays, weekends) he would keep me up to date with any new condos that fit the criteria I gave him. Paperwork has always been very stressful for me. Jim helped me thru the process every step of the way to make everthing seamless. Anytime paperwork needed to be signed, he would drive from his office in Cream Ridge to my home in Trenton so that I did not have to drive long distances. Selling my house in Trenton was no problem for Jim. He did whatever he needed to get the job done and done correctly. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a GREAT realtor that cares about his clients. Thank you Jim for everything you did for me.
    2018
    10/29/18
    Louise gave James 5 stars out of 5
    James clearly put his best foot forward in understanding our needs and closing a deal. He was very organized, timely and responsive. We would recommend using James' services.
    08/05/18
    Jim gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Jim was a great choice when it came to deciding who I wanted to entrust in helping us sell our home. I have work with a few different realtors and Jim stands out far ahead of them. Jim is a true professional, always available, day or night, and accommodating. His attention to detail and determination sold our home quickly. Working with Jim is like having a friend that you know will help you in every way. He helped make the process, of selling our home, less stressfully for our family. Thanks Jim for everything!
    08/03/18
    Heather gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Jim was fantastic to work with! He represented the seller in our transaction (I was the buyer)...but due to some unfortunate circumstances with my realtor I had to rely on Jim for a lot of information. He was always prompt to respond, knowledgeable, and overall is a nice good person. He is completely trustworthy and went the extra mile for me and my family. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking an ethical, competent and great realtor!
    06/19/18
    Lynn gave James 5 stars out of 5
    It was a pleasure working with Jim. It was clear from the start, that the most important thing to Jim was that I find exactly what I was looking for, regardless of how long it would take. He is very personable, patient, prompt, and responsive via all modes of communication. I was in a situation where time was a big factor, and Jim was accommodating in every way to make sure the process moved along. He is very resourceful, sending weekly 'tips' in preparation for my move. One of the things I liked most about Jim is that he wasn't assertive or pushy at all. The most important thing was that I find the perfect place for me. I would highly recommend Jim!
    06/16/18
    Evan gave James 5 stars out of 5
    I had an amazing experience buying a home with Jim's assistance. He was fully prepared for every appointment with knowledge, other home comps, and great general knowledge. He met me on a Saturday afternoon with virtually no notice to help me get the home that later became, "the one". I can't say enough! Great experience, great guidance, great agent!
    06/04/18
    Ryan gave James 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Jim Burke was a successful, streamlined and efficient experience! During my house hunt I worked with a few realtors over the course of about six months. While working with the first couple of realtors I was seeing a few houses a month and wasn't finding any luck on possible purchases. I was getting frustrated with the others that I had been working with because as I was hitting a time crunch and my sense of urgency grew, the other realtors I was working with seem discouraged and uninterested. I met with Jim and explained my situation to him and he was very receptive to what I was looking for and the limited amount of time I had. He was flexible with setting up appointments and we were able to see multiple houses a day, multiple times a week. If you are motivated to buy, this man is motivated to find you a new place to call home! After six months of looking and only 1 month of looking with Jim, I am settling into my new home and I couldn't be more grateful for this man's hard work. Thank you, Jim! - New Homeowner: Clinton, NJ

    My Experience

    • 29 years of customer service experience
    • 29 years of negotiation expertise

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Member of Monmouth/Ocean MLS
    • Member of Trend Bright MLS covering Burlington and Mercer counties
    • Member of Central Jersey MLS coverirng Middlesex and Union counties
    • Member of the Garden State MLS covering Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Essex, and Morris counties
    • Certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
    • Certified Seller's Security Program (SSP)

    My Community Involvement

    • Member of the St. John's Church Knights of Colmbus in Allentown NJ.

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    My Blog

    2021 Rental Trends
    2020 was a challenging year for property owners. The coronavirus pandemic forced many people to move to cut costs, and the rental property prices in major cities dropped to an all-time low as employees switched to working from home.As people are now slowly adjusting to lockdown restrictions and social distancing rules, the rental market is likely to witness a change in behavior and expectations for some time. People are slowly getting accustomed to conducting virtual real estate tours and making...
    Jan 26, 2021 Our Communities
    Virtual Home Selling
    VIRTUAL HOME SELLING PROGRAMFor years, the professionals at ERA Central Realty Group have found ways to assist sellers with circumstances that require remote or virtual services. Clients such as military personnel, relocation employees and people too far away or too busy to sell their homes. Virtual Home Selling is easy and we can help you through every step. 1. Educating Our Customers. We will guide you through every step of the transaction to make the sale of your home seamless. We will do a t...
    Nov 03, 2020 Selling Your Home
    Understanding the Home Selling Process
    So many homeowners contemplate a move but have anxiety over what to expect! We would like to take you through the process, step by step, because the best way to relieve those fears is to educate yourself!When our Realtor professionals meet with a seller, the first thing that they do is completely assess that seller's needs and timeline and a plan is put together for pricing and marketing. The next step is to prepare the home for photography and showings. Our Realtors have experience and take gre...
    Oct 26, 2020 Selling Your Home

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