When you are searching for a real estate expert, it’s important to find someone who understands the market and who can effortlessly guide you through the process. Chicago’s market is always fluctuating, so whether you’re buying or selling, James is there to help you. His approachable demeanor, combined with his hefty negotiating skills, make the transaction as hassle-free as possible.

His specialties include acting as a buyer or listing agent, providing comprehensive price evaluation, and negotiating on his clients’ behalf. As a Pricing Strategy Advisor, he gets buyers to the closing table quickly and with as few hurdles as possible.

James entered the real estate business nearly 5 years ago. He spent his first years working for the Stephanie Cutter Group, a top team located in Coldwell Banker Realty’s Lincoln Park office, where he honed his skills working tirelessly with buyers and sellers. Deciding it was time to break out on his own, James recently launched his own brand under the Coldwell Banker banner. Through their unique toolkit, he offers clients powerful marketing, instant access to listing data, and a plethora of digital technology that makes the buying/selling process fluid and uncomplicated.

James Basile - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Real Estate Broker
(c) 773.428.4121  |  (o) 312.475.3274


James owned his own construction business for 10 years. This endeavor gave him a firm understanding and a deep appreciation for the value of investing, building equity, and increasing net worth. He knows that real estate is often more than a building; it can be a labor of love, a place where you raise your family, and a financial investment that requires security and commitment.

His previous work in construction gives him unique insight in recognizing a property’s potential and/or spotting value in items like painting, drywall, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, flooring, roofing, rehabbed kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.

He also spent over 20 years in the service and hospitality industry, instilling him with the belief that integrity and exceptional customer service sets your business apart.


James has been an artist for many years. His primary method is oil on canvas, using an intuitional approach to capture the essence of landscapes, flowers, portraits, and animals. He has sold many pieces and has done many commissions. James continues to do 2 shows a year at Greenleaf Art Center.

Born in Texas and raised in Michigan, James has lived in California, Texas, New York City, and Chicago.

James Basile Oil Paining - Dogwood Over Water