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Chicago and its suburbs have some of the country’s most competitive, fast-paced real estate markets. You will want to work with a Realtor and property management team with extensive knowledge and experience in the area. They should be professionals you can trust and feel comfortable with – someone who will put your needs and goals above everything else.

This is what Rory James and the team at HomeSmart do for each and every one of their clients every day.

Rory has more than 15 years’ experience in residential real estate, specializing in Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Arlington Heights, and the rest of the dynamic communities in Cook and DuPage counties. He has helped hundreds of clients achieve their real estate goals throughout shifts from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market and back, fluctuating home values and rental prices, and changing homeowners’ and renters’ needs.

Rory constantly keeps abreast of market trends and conditions to provide clients with everything they need to make well-informed decisions. Using his intimate familiarity with the various neighborhoods, he connects the right buyers and sellers and provides property management services with a personal touch.

HomeSmart’s services

  • Full-service brokerage

    HomeSmart offers the full suite of services for homebuyers, sellers, investors, and renters. The agency has an extensive network that includes professionals engaged in various aspects of real estate, including lenders, home stagers, home improvement experts, insurance brokers, and lawyers. HomeSmart can connect you with the right person or agency to help you through the various stages and requirements of the home buying or selling process.

    If you’re buying a home, Rory and his team will guide you to the right property, assist you in finding the right financing, schedule home showings, negotiate on your behalf, and handle the ton of paperwork that comes with closing.

    If you’re selling, the team will help you prepare your home for the sale, including staging your home and coming up with professional photos and well-written descriptions for your listing. The team will negotiate with potential buyers on your behalf, help you with any contract issues that arise, and more.

    If you’re renting, HomeSmart will help you find the property that best suits your needs and preferences, and help you finalize a lease contract.

  • Property management

    Rory and the HomeSmart team are property management experts. They provide professional representation for both long and short-term rentals, as well as local and absentee owners. They handle all facets of property management to preserve the value of your property, address the needs of your tenants, and make your rental property as profitable as possible.

What clients have to say

In the course of over 12 years, Rory has earned his reputation as a driven agent who gives his clients a smooth and stress-free home buying and selling experience, as well as expert property management services. He understands that every client is different and that there is no one-size-fits-all method in representing his clients.

Here are what some of his clients have to say about his services:


“I was referred to Rory through a colleague of mine and he delivered on everything she had told me about him. He went through every step with us, from listing and marketing our home correctly to staging our home to negotiations when we had a contract. Rory also helped us find our new home that we love!” – Carol W.

“I own a few rental properties and really wanted to be more of a silent investor. The program that Rory James and HomeSmart have laid out for property management makes things completely seamless for my investment properties. They manage everything from start to finish with my property and the tenants. I couldn’t be happier.” – Dan A.


Get in touch with Rory James and HomeSmart for your real estate and property management needs in Cook and DuPage counties. Call 847-971-0674 or email anytime.