James Burke
    ERA Distinctive Properties℠
    Jim Burke is a full-service real estate professional committed to providing a top notch real estate experience for his clients. Jim has a long history of exceeding customer expectations and his ability to really listen to people's wants and needs helps his clients in meeting their real estate goals.

    A former executive for a national retail pharmaceutical company, Jim is no stranger to relocating. Corporate relocation has given him a unique perspective to the selling and buying process, which is undoubtedly a valuable asset to his clients.

    Jim's advice to buyers is not to settle. Each house that he has owned is the one he fell in love with the first time he saw it. Because of this, Jim works tirelessly to help his buyers find the perfect home.

    Honest, hardworking and committed to his clients, Jim's experience and extensive knowledge of the local market are what keeps his clients happy. When it comes to buying and selling real estate, working with Jim Burke gives you the advantage in any market.

    My Client Testimonials

    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
    It has been about a month now that we closed on our new home, and we wanted to thank you for helping us find OUR perfect home! We are loving our new home and enjoying the views. The kids are still super-stoked about the house and are filling every room with joy as they play and run around. Also, we want to thank you gifts in the form of home depot gift card and bottle of wine, It helped with the costs of door locks and guards to keep the kids indoors. The latter came in handy for celebrating our home. Lastly, thanks for your patience in dealing with first time home buyers like us, walking us through the process. working closely and diligently with our mortgage lender. You definitely made the home buying process run smoothly in spite of the chaotic experience(s) with our lender. We'll be referring you to our friends because of your outstanding service. We look forward to hosting you soon. Sincerely, Wale
    It was such a pleasure to work with Jim Burke of ERA Central on an incredibly smooth transaction during these unprecedented times. Both buyers and sellers were thrilled with the results of our cooperation and professionalism. Jim was always pleasant and responsive and I would be delighted to work with him again!

    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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    September is Hunger Action Month! ERA Central Realty Group and our longtime partner, Move For Hunger, is asking for your help to support LOCAL food banks in our effort to stamp out food insecurity in our communities. MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACTDONATE to the Food DriveSeptember 15 - September 30, 2021Support our community by bringing donations of non-perishable food and items into your office.DONATE to the Causehttps://bit.ly/3k7xqglMaking a donation is a really quick and easy way to help Move ...
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