Jim Read (Century21 Elsner Realty) Real Estate Agent



Jim Read
location_on Dekalb, IL — Century21 Elsner Realty
Century 21 Real Estate
Get to Know Jim Read

Jim first entered the real estate business in the Denver, Colorado, area during the mid 1980's when the economy was on a downward spiral with more foreclosures than listings on the market. Learning real estate at it's low has given him more success in listing and selling homes because, as he learned you must be innovative in marketing homes in a slow market, Jim says "Anyone can list and sell homes in a good market". Moving to the DeKalb area in 1994, getting his real estate license and within a couple of years back at the level of sales he enjoyed in Colorado. Since 2002 Century21 Elsner has awarded him with multi-million dollar producer and in 2007 was rewarded with the Century21 Top Agent Retreat in Hawaii.

 Jim's Mission Statement  "Having fun helping people with their real estate needs while making money.""Selling DeKalb County real estate is fun, helping people with their real estate needs is how I make money. I am dedicated to providing the finest service available, using my experience, working with honesty and integrity to make your moving experience fun and exciting.  Whether you are selling an existing home or buying your first home, use my 22 years of real estate experience as an advantage. There are few professions today where someone can get personal satisfaction by helping people and get paid to do it. It is so rewarding getting up from the closing table where a client is happy with the transaction having either sold their home or purchased a new one. Seeing the smiles and hearing the "thank you's" is more important than the check in your hand. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy getting the check but seeing satisfied clients is the icing on the cake."

Jim has received certificates to "Show Our Appreciation" from the Ambassador Company for sponsoring the "My Favorite Book" program in DeKalb and Sycamore Elementary Schools from 2002-2007.  Books are distributed to local elementary schools by residents of Oak Crest Retirement Center. Jim feels this is a wonderful way to give back to the community and hopefully get young children started reading early.

When you are an informed buyer or seller, you make the best decisions for the most important purchase or sale in your lifetime.  That's why Jim's goal is to keep you informed on trends in the marketplace using the latest statistics in the area.

As a REALTOR® familiar with the DeKalb County communities, his objective is to work diligently to assist you in meeting your real estate goals.


Over the years Jim has helped many first time buyer's realize the American Dream by getting them into their first home at a price they were comfortable with and a home that fits their needs. As those clients lifestyle changes he has helped them move up to a larger home getting their existing home sold with the least amount of inconvenience and stress.

 Whether you are looking for your first home or you are an experienced seller let Jim show you his customized marketing plan to get your home sold for the best price possible and the least amount of stress. Selling a home and buying a new home should be an enjoyable and exciting experience because yes it is a house but it is really a lifestyle that you are changing. Jim's motto is "Selling Lifestyles, not just houses" and that is what he does with ease.


Over 20 years experience, Jim, knows how to market homes successfully or find the right home for buyers. Jim has been a negotiator his entire adult life, use his skill to get the best price for you.