Managing Broker | Chief Operating Officer
Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty
Jim Miller, the managing broker and chief operating officer for Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, is a 17-year veteran of the real estate industry who has built a reputation on an unshakable work ethic and drive to maintain strong relationships.
For the majority of his real estate career, Miller worked in the brokerage side of the business. He was recruited by a local condominium developer as a sales associate for his first job in real estate, and his business progressed by adding a private client sphere of influence and additional developers. Before transitioning into a managerial role mid-2013, Miller was consistently recognized as a top-producing agent, being named to the Chicago Association of Realtors top 1 percent.
Since becoming the managing broker at Jameson Sotheby’s, a position Miller is genuinely enthusiastic about, recruiting, mentoring and coaching real estate agents has become his central focus.
“I jumped into management to help coach and mentor other agents,” he said. “Building a real estate business is difficult. There is a formula for success, so I wanted to provide leadership and guidance to other agents on a large scale.”
It’s all about consistency and hard work, Miller tells his agents. “If you want to be successful in real estate, you need to set goals for your business, be consistent in your marketing and follow-up, have solid time-management skills and maintain your success through training.”
It’s been a little over a year since Miller moved into his new position as managing broker and COO, but he’s not shy about his big plans for the firm.
“I want to help create the best brokerage culture in Chicago,” he says. “That means shortening the learning curve for new agents and fully supporting our veteran agents.”