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James Ludes is one of Coal City’s longest-tenured and most trusted real estate brokers. The Designated Managing Broker of Lori Bonarek Realty since 2017, James works primarily with buyers and sellers of residential property in Grundy and Will County while managing Coal City’s #1 real estate office. Buying and selling property can be stressful and confusing but James has made a career of educating clients and making the policy as stress-free as possible.

An always-available broker known for his extensive market knowledge and his unmatched devotion to clients, James’s business is built almost exclusively on positive referrals. He earns the trust of his clients by working endlessly on their behalf and educating them throughout the transaction process. He also utilizes the latest technologies and surrounds himself with similar-minded service partners. “I love my job. I love helping people buy and sell real estate.

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What My Clients Say

“Jim is the most honest agent I have ever worked with! I have been involved in only a couple of real estate transactions but have dealt with some "shady " individuals during those transactions. Jim will always give you...”

Sandy, Braidwood

“Jim Ludes was our realtor in the purchase of our very first home. His honesty, knowledge, and accessibility were far superior to any other realtor we had met. He is truly a great person, a family man, and has an awesome sense...”

Mary and Jeff, Coal City

“Our experience with Jim Ludes was superb! Jim is very professional, knowledgeable and helpful, and having him represent our property was a pleasant undertaking during a stressful time. He assessed our needs and desires and s...”

Tammy and Jim, Romeoville/Bolingbrook

“Jim is a very honest realtor which as most people know they are hard to find. I wanted someone to be totally honest as to what my property was worth and he told me. Most people want to think that their property is worth more ...”

Brian, Carbon Hill/ Wilmington

“Jim was wonderful to work with. His response was almost always immediate whether it was by phone, email or text! He knew the local area and market and worked relentlessly to find us the perfect house for us. He was patient an...”

Kim and Joe, Coal City

“Jim is a true professional in his field and great to work with. He is not only knowledgeable and helpful, but is friendly and can put you at ease with real estate processes. We've recommended him often and we trust him compl...”

Amy and Mike, Coal City

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