James Keller

I grew up in rural Michigan and made my way to the Kansas City northland area in 1994 via the United States Army. I am married to my wonderful wife for almost twenty-five years and together we have three great kids – a college student, a high schooler, and a middle schooler. We are kept very busy with school and sporting activities but during our free time, my family and I love spending time at the lake with family and friends, playing all kinds of card and board games, and fishing!
As a United States Army veteran and a professional public servant, my work in customer and community service has spanned almost 27 years! The skill sets I have developed throughout my military and public service career have allowed me to successfully perform in environments that are often described as tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing, real estate transactions can sometimes feel that way. As your Realtor, I will work hard in your corner and demonstrate an attention to detail that will ensure your real estate experience is as seamless as possible. My experience and skill sets, coupled with my negotiation skills, allow me to provide my clients with a level of customer service that is second to none.
I understand the process of buying and selling a home can be confusing and present unique challenges. You need someone working hard on your side that will ensure that your interests are being represented. My team and I will work diligently to provide you with the best real estate experience possible. This is just one of the many things that make me, and my team at Hargrave Realty Professionals, some of the most respected Realtors in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.

Personal Insight

Reviews on Zillow

  • Highly likely to recommend
    9/26/2022 - klasneske
    Sold a single family home in 2022 in Leavenworth, KS 66048.
    Excellent service! Jim very knowledgeable. He provided great recommendations to us in preparing for the sale of our house.
    He studied the market value, setting a sales price that received quick response, resulting in a fast sale.
    Response from James on 9/26/2022
    Thanks for the nice review, Kent! It has been a pleasure working with you and Joanne throughout the process of selling your home. I am grateful for your trust in me and I wish you and your family the best of luck as you begin a new chapter and make your transition back home!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    8/26/2022 - user5756990
    Bought a single family home in 2022 in Lees Summit, MO 64086.
    Jim was wonderful to work with! We were looking for a specific home to meet our family’s needs and Jim was patient with us for a whole year until we found exactly what we were looking for. Jim was no pressure, always quick to
    respond, and very knowledgeable!
    Response from James on 8/28/2022
    Thank you for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you and your family and getting to know you all throughout this process. I know you have found your forever home and I wish you and your family all the happiness in the world as you start your new chapter there. Thank you for choosing me as your realtor and thank you for the kindness and courtesy you showed me throughout our journey together - all the best!!!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    4/8/2022 - NiemeVidal
    Bought a home in 2022 in Blue Springs, MO 64014.
    We wholeheartedly recommend Jim Keller! We have been so anxious about building our journey to Real Estate Investment and we did not know where and when to start. But, the guidance of Jim has given us confidence and has motivated us to aim higher than what we thought possible.

    He is always available to answer all the questions have on time. He is always polite, kind, calm, super knowledgeable. Jim always gives us the right balance when showing us houses. He is making sure we are buying the right ones by looking at important aspects of the houses. Jim is a very patient person and takes time to provided us information we need.

    As we are building our investment portfolio, we are confident that we are going to be successful knowing that Jim is there for us. Every successful investor needs to have a credible and knowledgeable realtor. Thanks Jim!

    - John and Nieme Vida,
    Response from James on 8/28/2022
    Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. It is truly a pleasure working with you and your family to develop your investment portfolio. I know the best is yet to come for you as you move forward in your real estate investment careers.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    2/26/2022 - Lori P 2022
    Sold a single family home in 2022 in Kansas City, MO 64157.
    This is not my first home buying/selling experience, but this IS my favorite agent! I knew Jim for many years prior to him becoming a real estate agent. During those years, I observed his incredible work ethic, his willingness to help others, and his can do attitude of doing what needed to be done to accomplish goals. He is just a hard working and genuine person. Because of these traits, I knew when I sold my house I wanted him to be my agent. I also knew my sale wouldn't be typical. I retired and moved (over 1200 miles away) within 4 days, and I was rushed. I knew I would need to get some vendors in to paint, deep clean, remove items we didn't move, etc. I contacted Jim after I got settled in my new home, and I explained the things I knew I had to tackle before we could list my home. Jim immediately put me at ease. He simply said let me take a look at the house and what needs to be done, and I will do everything I can to make this a great and smooth process for you! AND he 100% delivered on that promise! He took care of coordinating everything so all I had to do was sign the papers (mostly electronically of course since I was 1200 miles away). Jim kept me informed all through the process. He was thorough and quick! He had all the list things completed, house photos taken, house staged and on the market in 2 weeks! (I thought it would be a month!) Once on the market there were multiple offers and he helped me vet each one and pick the best offer. Jim was exactly the agent I needed for this transaction and I feel very lucky to have had him for this process. I can say with certainty that he will go above and beyond the "usual" agent to help you with your real estate needs.
    Response from James on 3/4/2022
    Lori - I am truly humbled by your remarkable review. Thank you for placing your trust in me to help you with the sale of your home. It was an absolute pleasure working with you throughout this process. I wish you all the best in your retirement and hope it is filled with fun and sunshine!!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    1/21/2022 - midnight blue00
    Sold a single family home in 2021 in Kansas City, MO 64119.
    Jim kept us well informed of all aspects of the process and transaction. He is honest to a fault and we would not hesitate to use his services in the future for purchasing or selling property. Jim negotiated a better selling price than we ever expected.
    Response from James on 2/2/2022
    Thank you for placing your trust in me and allowing me to help you with the sale of your home. It was a pleasure working with you and I wish you all the best as you move forward into retirement!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    1/13/2022 - d5k6g5nz8z
    Sold a single family home in 2021 in Kansas City, MO 64119.
    We were in such good hands with Jim! He went way above and beyond the call of duty and what would normally be expected of a realtor. From the time we listed until closing day, he was always a phone call or text away. We wouldn’t hesitate to call Jim our agent on our next sale or purchase of a home. He’s hands down the best there is in KC!
    Response from James on 1/14/2022
    Julie & Kenny - Thank you for the kind words and wonderful review. It was a pleasure working with you both throughout this process and I'm happy you were so pleased with the outcome of the sale of your home. I wish you both the best of luck as you move forward to a new chapter in life. Happy Retirement, Kenny!!!!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    1/9/2022 - tayy rene
    Bought a single family home in 2021 in Kansas City, MO 64117.
    Jim is an AMAZING realtor! He’s patient and kind and has your best interest at heart. He wants you to find your dream house and won’t give up until it’s the one. Jim showed me at least 20 houses in a month until I found the one I loved. He knows exactly what to look for and was pointing out problems that I wouldn’t have even seen. My family was able to move into our new house stress free and it’s all thanks to Jim. I 100% recommend him to anyone reading this. If you’re looking for a realtor, Jim is your guy!!
    Response from James on 1/14/2022
    Thanks for the amazing review Taylor & Cody. It was so fun working with the two of you throughout this process. Your positive attitudes made this such an enjoyable experience. I enjoyed it every step of the way and I'm so happy you have a place to call home for you and your family. Best wishes to you all as you move forward in your new chapter as home owners!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    12/1/2021 - gloria pinkerton
    Bought a single family home in 2021 in Gallatin, MO 64640.
    Jim is the very best realtor I have ever dealt with. He guided us through the process of finding the perfect home and then went above and beyond all expectations to make sure we got the house. He took care of every detail and I will never use anyone else to buy or sell a house.
    Response from James on 12/2/2021
    Thank you for the wonderful review, Gloria. I am grateful for the trust you placed in me to assist you in with the home buying process. It was a pleasure working with you and your family to find you the perfect lake home where you can go relax and make wonderful memories together for years to come.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    10/5/2021 - lindanetzel4n6
    Bought a single family home in 2021 in Lees Summit, MO 64082.
    Jim Keller was the perfect agent for us. We were looking for a dream/forever type home and had many criteria. The crazy real estate market made us anxious and we began straying from our criteria. Jim was patient and never pressed, he wanted us to get the home we wanted as much as we did. Though Jim is a newer agent, he was always professional and looked out for our interests. If he wasn't sure about something, he would go find the answer instead of guessing and he did so in a timely manner. Though there is no category for Communication in this review, I would say that is really Jim's greatest strength. He will take care of you!
    Response from James on 10/6/2021
    Thank you for the nice review, Linda! It was a pleasure helping you and Cheryl find the perfect home where you could begin living out your retirement. I'm very grateful for the trust and confidence you placed in me to help you through the home buying process. I'm even more grateful for the friendships that developed along the way. Best wishes to you both in retirement!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    10/5/2021 - JessiPeraud
    Bought a single family home in 2021 in Kansas City, MO 64136.
    Jim is a stellar agent! He's very responsive to communication and well-attuned to the wants and needs of his clients. Our purchase could not have gone better, and I heavily attribute that to Jim. We will definitely recommend him to home-buying friends in the future.
    Response from James on 10/6/2021
    Thank you for the nice review and thank you for placing your trust in me and the team at Hargrave Realty Professionals to help you and Mike find the perfect home for your family. The entire process was seamless and it was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both throughout the process. Best of luck as you begin your new chapter!

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