James is a 35+ year veteran of the real estate industry. In addition to specializing as a listing broker, buyer broker, and valuation analyst, he continues to own and operate a full-service valuation and consulting firm. His experience as an industry leader within the corporate relocation sector, as well as his experience as an expert court testimony witness in a multitude of valuation dispute cases, create a unique skill set - combining a high level of detail and analysis to his brokerage services.
James's clients range from first-time buyers, builders/rehab projects, to upper-bracket and complex properties, with a special emphasis in the luxury market. He provides a totally unique overall skill-set, both technically and from a personality standpoint, which has proven very adaptable to a wide-ranging client base. His vast experience and knowledge of real estate have created a unique and effective ability to analyze, problem-solve, and negotiate successfully on behalf of his clients. He is a member of the top Naperville team The Alice Chin Team, and so his clients also benefit from their full-service support.
James and his wife Patty have lived in Naperville over 25 years, and have three children, Ally, Christina, and James. When he is not busy at work, James is an avid sports fan following all of his favorite teams.
Real Clients. Real Stories.
"The Alice Chin team exceeded my expectations! They were great to work with every step of the way. Very responsive and helpful during the entire process. I would highly recommend using the Alice Chin team to sell your home!"
"Tiffany was so amazing! She helped us for more than a year trying to find our first home! We couldn’t be more excited where we landed! Always recommend Alice Chin Team for anyone looking to buy a house!"
"Selling my house with this team was so easy. Tiffany was a rockstar and communication was always prompt and helpful."
"I cannot thank this team enough! We had tried to sell our home a few years back through a completely different real estate company and it was an absolutely miserable experience. It is hard enough to sell when currently living in the home(which we were the first time) , but living in the complete other side of the country (this time) really adds a whole new set of challenges. Never once was I left wondering if they had everything covered. The professionals they recommended were equally as professional. From first conversation to closing day..8 weeks total! One showing the day before it went on the market...6 showings and 4 offers within 48 hours! Yes the market was on our side, but thanks to their well organized process, things moved along very quickly and seamlessly! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell in their covered areas!"
"Jim is by far the most knowledgeable and easiest to work with REALTOR® we have encountered. He went above and beyond through the entire process. He was very involved in guiding us, kept us updated, checked in on us until we closed, and even after!"
"Alice Chin and her team are amazing! Alice is professional, patient, helpful, efficient, very responsive, can schedule showings quickly and willing to go above and beyond to accommodate our needs. As first-time homebuyers, we had a lot of confusions and questions to ask and Alice always answered our questions quickly. She helped us get the home we wanted within our budget in a highly competitive market. We went to a couple open houses and figured that Alice has a very good reputation as other REALTOR® at the open house told us that Alice is a very good agent after we told him that we already have Alice as our buyer's agent. We highly recommend Alice and her team to everyone!"
"We had a great experience with the Alice Chin Team! It was a little challenging to go through the house buying process in the middle of a pandemic but this team got to know us and understand what we were looking for in a house and ultimately helped us get our perfect home. Every person that we worked with from the team was professional, responsive, and willing to help in any way. I recommend this team if looking for a new home!"
"Been a long time client of Alice Chin Team. Its been nothing but pleasure working with her and her team! Such a dedicated and wonderfully committed team of folks that make your home buying and selling process a breeze."
"Alice and her team were professional and fast, while providing a lot of care and understanding. They're easily the best real estate team I've worked with."
"I highly recommend The Alice Chin Team for all of your buying and/or selling needs. She and her entire team are professional experts in each of their important roles, and I depended on their expertise. They delivered! I've used them twice now because they are dependable, knowledgeable, and personable--they do their homework diligently on your behalf, and they can be counted on to get the job done under stressful times! Extraordinary team!"
"Jim was a great asset in helping us find our new home. He made our cross-country house hunt smoother and easier with his knowledge and advice. The entire Alice Chin team provided a seamless experience from start to finish."
"We've worked with Alice and her Compass team associates for selling our townhouse, finding our family 2 rental homes and most recently we worked with Tiffany from Alice's team to purchase a single family home we love! It was a long, long process (5.5 years from selling to buying again) -- but we finally found the right home, at a price we could afford at the right time thanks to Alice, Tiffany and the Alice Chin Team. They helped us find a great mortgage company, an awesome lawyer, and a great home inspector. They answered all of our questions, they helped us get a home that we love (even though it had multiple offers on it) and they were available whenever we needed them. I highly, highly recommend them to everyone! They are the best!"
Kristen L Janes
"Jim Gargano and Alice Chin know their business! Everyone I dealt with at the Alice Chin Team was extremely professional, helpful and polite. I especially want to thank Jim Gargano for ALWAYS being available and ALWAYS willing to help me deal with all the issues that came up. Thank you to all of The Alice Chin Team, and a huge thank you to Jim Gargano for his Knowledge, professionalism, politeness, kindness, wonderful suggestions and negotiating skills!"
"We highly recommend Alice Chin and her team. Her experience, knowledge, and persistence helped us find/win our forever home in a highly competitive market. Alice is honest, friendly, patient, and super responsive. Alice's calming influence helped us stay level-headed through the ups and downs of the home buying experience. If you are looking for representation, look no further than the Alice Chin Team."
"I have trusted Alice Chin and her teams through multiple transactions because they represent excellence on every level."
"Alice is reliable, consistent, and provides data to drive any of her recommendations while always supporting you in making the decision that is best for your family. You really see the value of having an agent when working with this team!"
"Alice is wonderful to work with! Very responsive and super helpful all along the way. Her expertise on the market is very strong and she took the stress out of a stressful situation from start to finish! I would HIGHLY recommend her."
"Very professional, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. This group definitely does everything possible to sell your property. Thank you so much, especially Jim Gargano, for making this effortless for me! Will absolutely recommend this group!"
"Alice and Tiffany were wonderful during our Naperville home search. They really helped guide us to find the best home for our family. They both were very responsive and supportive- highly recommend the Alice Chin team!"
"Excellent real estate team, highly professional, responsive, polite and helpful. Our home was sold in less than a week! Each one of the team member was fantastic."
"We have had such a great experience working with Jim & Alice from the initial consultation to the closing. We had bought and sold houses several times, Jim is the best REALTOR® we have worked with - knowledgable, patient, always provide professional advises, even take extra step to coordinate with painters and house checking during our vacation. We recommend wholeheartedly Mr. Gargano to anyone who is seeking a REALTOR®. Thanks to the whole team, you are awesome!"
"Very professional team to work with from listing to closing. The staff are efficient and friendly to communicate with. The photographer is top-notch. Definitely recommended to those who want to sell their house fast and with a good price."
"This was a wonderful experience selling our home, I could not be happier! Tiffany and the rest of the Alice Chin team did such an amazing job and were helpful every step of the way!"
KayCee Del Valle
"Working with The Alice Chin Team was a gift. They were responsive, knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. I would recommend them 100%."
"This is the second time our family has enlisted the help of Alice and her team to sell a property. I cannot recommend them enough. Their communication and responsiveness is excellent. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. Call Alice. You will be glad you did!"