Jim Connell - RENE

What do you get when you cross a sales professional with 15 years of experience, a Grand Rapids fanatic, and a guy who knows how to have a good time? You get Jim Connell, a Realtor with RE/MAX United. Jim had the "aha" moment after 15 years, and found his true calling--helping people buy and sell homes.

Jim was born and raised on the West Side of Grand Rapids and never left, because in his own words, "It is the perfect area to live and raise a family, plus you are never more than minutes away from anything you could ever want to do."

Personal Insight

Reviews on Zillow

  • Highly likely to recommend
    1/27/2021 - royale t 13
    Bought a single family home in 2020 in Comstock Park, MI 49321.
    Working with Jim was a great experience from the very start! I feel lucky to have had him reach out via text after I showed interest in a Zillow posting.

    Shortly after we first connected, Jim recommended an excellent lender - I got pre-approved, and within the next 24 hours or so, we were out looking at houses. Things were kept short-and-sweet, and just a few days later, I had an offer in on a home.

    Jim provided invaluable guidance in the offer process, sharing tip & tricks on how best to make the offer appeal to the sellers - AND IT WORKED! Following the accepted offer, Jim remained in close contact with me, ensuring that closing went smoothly.

    Possibly most important, working with Jim felt very comfortable. I never felt stupid, never felt pressured to do anything, always knew I could shoot him a text if I ran into a question, and also felt that his answers were genuine and sincere.

    Very happy to be in my new home, and very happy to have worked with Jim!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    10/30/2020 - Luis Lopez
    Bought a single family home in 2020 for approximately $200K in Wilder Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.
    Jim is an agent with professionalism and a lot of dedication to his work, good attitude and always persevering, he helped me a lot because it was my first home purchase, I definitely recommend him, he has excellent service and I was very satisfied with his work and his team.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    10/26/2020 - plamancusa
    Bought a home in 2020 in John Ball Park, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.
    We purchased a new commercial warehouse for our business, and I know this is not Jim's specialty, but he went out of his way to make this an easy experience for us. He was very responsive and answered every question in a timely manner.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    10/21/2020 - SarahLareau
    Sold a single family home in 2020 for approximately $225K in Wilder Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.
    Jim is knowledgeable, straightforward, and honest. My husband and I have full trust in him and the guidance he provides through both the process of buying and selling a home.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/31/2020 - steware7
    Bought a single family home in 2020 for approximately $175K in Wyoming, MI 49519.
    He was very helpful and responded fast to all of our questions and helped explain everything to us. He’s a great agent if you’re looking to buy your first home, he makes everything easy to understand and answers any and all questions you could have.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    2/11/2020 - chadhenry10
    Bought a single family home in 2020 for approximately $200K in North East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
    Jim was an excellent realtor to work with throughout our home-buying process. He was always very responsive and considerate of our time. We could not have asked for a more easy-going and knowledgable person to tour with. Jim's strength was being willing and able to find out the answers to any questions as well as share past experiences in real estate. The entire Remax team was helpful throughout the offering and closing processes.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    3/14/2019 - stephsutton27
    Bought and sold a single family home in 2018 for approximately $200K in Ashland Center, Grant, MI 49327.
    Jim is the best! You will be at ease and confident in his abilities because he’s calm cool and collected. He’s honest and so helpful through every step of the process. We’ve sold two houses and bought one through Jim in a matter of 5 months and he was more than wonderful.
    He won’t disappoint. Call him today!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    3/8/2019 - Tyler Beatty
    Bought a single family home in 2018 for approximately $150K in North East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
    He was very professional and helpful throughout the whole house buying experience. He showed up on time for look at homes and was very quick to respond to any issue or question I had about the whole process.
  • 6/22/2018 - lindabird473
    Bought and sold a single family home in 2018 for approximately $225K in Harvard, Cedar Springs, MI 49319.
    It was a pleasure to reconnect with Jim and to have his help in selling my home.

    While I had already started working with a potential buyer it was comforting to have Jim available to answer questions and offer suggestions. I have, and will continue to recommend Jim to others who are thinking about selling/buying.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    11/29/2017 - rwilsonross
    Bought a single family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Creston, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.
    Great communication, Jim always responds promptly. He knows the market very well and all the neighborhoods. Jim was available to promptly look at new listings and had the offer paperwork ready the same day. Overall an excellent experience.

Professional Info

Office:
RE/MAX United
28 N Monroe St
Rockford, MI 49341
Cell:
616-550-1350
Phone:
616-884-2035
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