JAMES BALK

JAMES BALK

70 W. Long Lake
Troy, MI 48098
Mobile: 248-835-8621 Work: 248-813-4900

Reviews for JAMES BALK

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Assisted with real estate in Mount Clemens

“Mr. Balk was extremely helpful and achieved every goal that we set for my real estate needs. ”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- j k carline
Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $425K in Rochester Hills, MI.

“James was awesome to work with! I highly recommend him, whether you are buying or selling a home. Always pleasant, professional and helpful- James helped us find the perfect home our family can grow into! He was even extra helpful when our closing/ situations with previous owner got a bit hairy. Besides our great experience with James, he was also able to speedily sell our previous rental property for our landlord. Great guy, fantastic realtor! Thanks again, James!”

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- jeriahaurora71010
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $225K in Waterford, MI.

“I really appreciate the efforts that James Balk put into our purchase and sale. He was patient with our lengthy priority list and took time to allow us to see many properties. He was also good at advising on the qualities and concerns of neighborhoods of interest. Very knowledgeable and experienced.”

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- MELISSAJO12
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $150K in Warren, MI.

“James was great to work with. He brought in a professional photographer that took great photos of our home. Our home sold within a week and for more than we expected. When it came to us buying our replacement home, James was very accommodating when it came time to see the houses. He was always ready and available, even for same day appointments. He was patient with us while we diligently looked and finally found.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- courtneyhamilton82909
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Mount Clemens, MI.

“James was amazing. Anytime we had any questions about an area or house, he would always find an answer for us. Even when we would throw a house at him last minute, he would be ready to go see it. I recommend him anytime someone is looking to buy or sell a house”

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- paul eaton
Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Redford, MI.

“James did a great job selling my Redford Michigan House. His in-depth knowledge of the area was impressive and I appreciated his helpful advice. He kept in contact throughout the process. -Paul Eaton”

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- jenniferlynnhiltz
Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $150K in Roseville, MI.

“I've worked with James several times now to sell or purchase a home. He is very honest, professional, and will work hard to help you find what you are looking for or to quickly sell your home.”

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- 1969xeno
Bought a home in 2017 in Center Line, MI 48015.

“James is attentive and available. He is professional, and he's a very nice guy! I've worked with him on multiple occasions; I've both bought and sold with him. He will forever be the first call I place for my home buying and selling.”

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- user508762
Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $200K in Van Buren Twp, MI.

“James was awesome! He had my house sold in less than a day! I was so happy with how smooth the process was! James was very helpful in answering all my questions from the very first contact he made with me. He explained all the fees up front and told me what he thought of my selling price and where he thought it should be. He responded with a sense of urgency which is so hard to find these days. Thank you James!!!”

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- mbogden28
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Sterling Heights, MI.

“James was amazing he helped me find the perfect house and I was picky about finding the perfect house. He was always able to make an appointment for me when I found a house i wanted to look at”

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- eamaddox
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Troy, MI.

“James was (and still is) amazing! He continues to help me with investment properties and was very effective with the purchase of my most recent home. He responds quickly and is very knowledgeable. I refuse to work with anyone else.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- nicolewangm
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $325K in Troy, MI.

“We had a great experience with James. He was very helpful and courteous and understood our needs. Highly recommended! If I could give him 6 stars I would!”

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- ShawnAndrzejewski
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $75K in Mount Clemens, MI.

“James has been absolutely amazing the deal with. Not pushy doesn't try to convince you of other things and is very knowledgeable and everything he has to say is truthful and honest. A very hard quality to find in Realtors nowadays. He's not looking for just a sale he's looking for you to be happy and want to refer him and want you to be happy with one of the biggest decisions of your life. Myself my family and my friends will always use James when it comes time for realtor.”

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- brandie bauer
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Sterling Heights, MI.

“James was great to work with! Patient, knowledgeable, understood what I was looking for & needed & always went the extra mile! Highly recommend him! Whenever I had a question, he either knew the answer or quickly got the answer for me. The house hunting took place over several months & he was right there the whole time! Great experience!”

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- zuser20170824092502201
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $725K in Rochester, MI.

“James was great to work with. He assisted our family when we were seeking a move to the Rochester area. I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking the help of a realtor.”

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- AlexanderFlores18
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Sterling Heights, MI.

“I could not imagine having a better experience searching for a home than I had with James. James always goes above and beyond to make sure he is available for you whenever you need him. He has great knowledge of all of the areas in Metro Detroit. James also has good experience dealing with home improvement and renovations, which gave me good insight on things to look out for when considering a house. James became a good friend through the process and he really has his best interest in finding the right home for his clients. I would highly recommend using his service to anyone whom is in search of a home.”

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- karianntheprincess99
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $150K in Clawson, MI.

“James is by far the best agent I have ever worked with. I have had many home purchases and sales, as well my father is a retired real estate agent so I know quite a bit about the profession. James was always available to talk, text and even run to meet whenever needed. He even sent a professional photographer to my home to take some amazing photos at his own expense. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an awesome agent. A++++”

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- jerry woodfield
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $275K in Royal Oak, MI.

“James did a fantastic job as my realtor. He provided me with numerous houses to view, knowing well what I was looking for and providing me with advice about neighborhoods I wasn't as knowledgeable about. He always kept me up to speed as to his schedule too so that there was never any difficulties with finding times to view houses. I would highly recommend James to others.”

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- Tara R
Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $450K in Troy, MI.

“James was really knowledgeable with the Troy area and was helpful with the entire home-buying process. The fact that he has a background in construction helped us make our decision in what we were looking for in our house.”

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- NormanSaleh
Sold a Single Family home in 2008 in Taylor, MI.

“I first met James when he called my company for multiple dumpster rentals wanting to help out his clients clear out homes they're trying to sell which impressed me very much. After building a business relationship I thought to give him a chance to sell one of my income homes in Taylor that I had for 10 years. James went above and beyond to get me top dollar for my home including having an open house to present the home that he was selling after he insisted if I wanted the price that he said he's going to get me to update the home and it paid off. James Balk is a real estate agent that knows his market ??”

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- kamurphy721
Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $325K in West Bloomfield, MI.

“We were working w/another large real estate team in the area with very poor results. Changing to James Balk was an immediate improvement. James was always very responsive and made sure we got to see the houses we wanted as quickly as possible. Our offer was accepted on the first home we submitted on!”

- TWM
Assisted with real estate in Beverly Hills

“James and Heather Balk are responsive, knowledgeable and professional. Will call them again!”

- KAM
Assisted with real estate in West Bloomfield

“We were working with another large real estate team in the area with very poor results. Changing to James Balk was an immediate improvement. Our offer was accepted on the first home we submitted on!”

- ACB
Assisted with real estate in Waterford

“I really appreciate the efforts that James Balk put into our purchase and sale. He was patient with our lengthy priority list and took time to allow us to see many properties. He was also good at advising on the qualities and concerns of neighborhoods of interest. Very knowledgeable and experienced.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- zbenaoun
Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $325K in Rochester Hills, MI.

“We had very good experience with James. very responsive and knowledgeable. We will definitely recommend to all our friends who are looking for an agent as a matter of fact we already did. It is a pleasure to work with him. We especially appreciate the fact that we do not have to ask all the questions as he anticipate our concerns and react to them as needed. We are first time buyers and that trust helped us quite a bit. We told him in many occasions that he is born to do this and that is a true statement for him.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- stacybutler1442
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $300K in New Baltimore, MI.

“James Balk is the only Real Estate Agent I will ever call! He answered our questions in the middle of the night and while he was on vacation. Do yourself a favor and Pick James Balk as your agent of choice!”

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- BobHyman
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Clinton Township, MI.

“Jim helped me purchase an investment property - it went smooth, he was easy to work with, and he gave great suggestions to get the rental property off to a good start. The closing went well, he attended and had a great suggestion on what address to include on the deed so that it ends up in the right hands. I highly recommend Jim if you plan to buy (or rent) real estate.”

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- erincourson
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $100K in Wayne, MI.

“James made the whole process quite simple. I had to sell a property that i inherited from my mom and i barely had to do a thing. Thank you James for all you did for me last year. I may be needing you this summer for the process of selling my own house. Thanks for all you did -Erin Courson”

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- mlynema
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $225K in Shelby Township, MI.

“James is very attentive and willing to go above and beyond! He is very quick to communicate and was more than willing to show me a variety of houses until I was completely satisfied. He is very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions that I had. James always gave honest feedback and was a great resource! I highly recommend him!”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- Ashish Patel
Consulted me on buying or selling a home

“I don't have words to explain about his service, he is really knowledgeable and helpful, he is really best realtor in my area as of my knowledge. He is really good guy who really helps to find dream house.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- lmarie8343
Bought and sold a home in 2017 in Clinton, MI 48038.

“Everyone knows a Realtor, but not everyone knows a GOOD Realtor!!!! James is extremely patient and always kept our best interest first. He did an amazing job selling our home, getting us offers above asking price! When it came to finding our perfect home, for an affordable price, his strong negotiation skills and market knowledge got our offer accepted! We must of looked at a good 40 houses, James was always great at pointing out what the home will need, and the condition of the big ticket items, which helps so much if you lack that knowledge! I have never done business with someone that I would recommend this highly. If I buy or sell again, I'll definitely be calling James.”

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- kstevens0720
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $100K in Mount Clemens, MI.

“Loved working with James. He was very professional and handled things promptly. He did all the leg work for me so I just had to show up for closing. House sold in two days!”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- lesw229
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $150K in Warren, MI.

“James was easy to work with and sold my home in two months that I had listed with other realtors for almost two years. James had great knowledge of the market.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- reddenchristopher
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $100K in Oakman, Detroit, MI.

“James is great! I searched for what seemed like forever on my own and once I started working with him I was starting to get pessimistic and he found my perfect house on his own. He knew the areas better then I could of imagined and knew how to make the process as quick and painless as possible. With his help I was able to move quickly and thoroughly before getting into a bidding war with someone else who wanted the house. Potentially saving me thousands and so much time.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- richlwalt
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Warren, MI.

“James was fantastic! He showed me dozens of homes before I found the one and he was knowledgeable and accommodating the whole way through. Everything I needed or asked of him was handled in a very speedy and professional manner. He was always well prepared and made this daunting task easy and enjoyable. I would highly recommend James to anyone looking for realtor.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- ilungafel
Sold a home in 2013 in Yates, Rochester, MI 48307.

“Our experience working with James was just wonderful and he did exceed our expectation. He has a great customer service, a good work ethic and he is very professional. I never worked with a Real Estate Agent like him before. We had our primary house in Rochester Hills Michigan that was destroyed by previous renters. The house did look like a foreclosure after a year. The renter destroyed the house, walked away and took all their belongs. We knew that we need to fixed the house and put it back on the market. But, being out of state, we didn’t know how to handle the situation; it was a stuff decision. We either have to sell it “as it is” with a lost or fix it and make a profit. We decided to call James Balk. We worked with him previously. He made himself available to meet us when we will come in Michigan to see the house. We discussed all the situation. We found out that we will need to go to the eviction process even though the renters had left the house already. James offers to help us during this process. He put us in contact with a Real Estate Attorney to start the eviction process, meet with some contractors that will give us an estimate for the repairs. Once we got possession of the house, James agree to be our eyes by following the repairs and coordinate with the contractors. We didn’t have to come back in Michigan even once. James was giving us update on the work in progress on a regular basis. The repairs took 3 weeks. He made sure that the house was ready for sale like it was his own house. James put the house on the market around July 12; he scheduled an open house on the following weekend on July 20 and July 21. On Monday July 22 after the open house we had 3 offers and accept the full offer price. He handles all closing paper, double check the buyer information to make sure they will close. On August 26, we received our check on the mail after the closing. This was a great experience after what we had been through with those renters. The real estate business is very interesting but you must surround yourself with great and professional people like James Balk. Thank you again James !”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- zuser20140729091924620
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $325K in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

“I was looking for a house in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area and was originally working with a different agent. That other agent drove me crazy showing me homes that were out of my price range or needed too much work for me to handle. I started working with James after being referred to him by a friend. He wasn't pushy and showed me homes that actually fit my budget and needs. I was really happy working with him. He was prompt, professional but easy going. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house!”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- lookiujk26
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $125K in Fraser, MI.

“I was a first time home buyer and work with James for a few months. He was very on top of things easy going and very easy to work with. I told him what I was looking for and he showed me all that was available. There was never a push or a rush he let me decide what home was right for me and showed me many until I found the one. I enjoyed working with James and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a home. Very patient friendly and flexible.”

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- puppysree
Sold a home in 2016 in Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48083.

“No hassle, no issues, James handled our transaction very smooth. James answered to all our questions promptly. Certainly I would recommend James to my friends and family.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- elizabeth jones44
Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Madison Heights, MI.

“James has done a great job helping our company lease some properties remotely. He did all the legwork to get the home leased and did a great job. Would highly recommend him.”

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- Donna Martin
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $375K in Troy, MI.

“James was wonderful through the entire process. He really listened to our needs and was flexible when some of those needs changed. He made the entire process of selling and buy a much smoother journey than it might have been.”

Highly Likely to Recommend

- mikescottwright
Bought a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $300K in Brush Park, Detroit, MI.

“James was great to work with from beginning to end. He was very professional, quick to respond and was willing to do whatever he could to help us. We were very picky and had a long list of wants and James helped us find exactly what we were looking for, in the exact area, and for a price we were willing to pay all in a BOOMING area where houses were going from on the market to sale pending all in the same day!”