Jim Schwarz has established himself as one of the top agents in the Twin Cities. With the perfect blend of intellect, experience and drive, Jim has been working with buyers and sellers for more than twelve years.
Jim caters to all budgets, but has a particular focus on high-end residential real estate in Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, Excelsior, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria and the greater Twin Cites metro.
Jim has relationships with many of the top builders and architects in the Twin Cities. In fact, he has worked with world renowned architect Charles R. Stinson for more than five years. Jim is becoming known as the go to Realtor in the Twin Cities for modern and contemporary homes. He also has significant experience with corporate relocation, vacant land and investment properties.
Born and raised outside of Madison, Wisconsin, Jim’s work ethic and drive for success started at an early age. His college years began at the University of Wisconsin but finished at Florida State University, earning degrees in both Finance and Accounting, ultimately becoming a CPA. After working at a worldwide accounting, auditing and tax firm in Miami for several years, Jim headed north to Minneapolis to further his career in business and get closer to family.
Having worked in corporate America for seventeen years, Jim made the move to residential real estate in 2004, joining Edina Realty. After seven successful years, he joined Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty in 2011. Lakes Sotheby’s is one of the Twin Cities most respected brokerages and the leader in luxury real estate. Jim is living out his dream, doing what he loves. Jim’s business philosophy of focusing on relationships, exceptional service, and a constant drive for results, has been his recipe for success.
Jim is happily married to his beautiful wife, Pam. Together they have a daughter, Alyssa, and son, Ryan. They also have two dogs, a black lab, Lucy and a new addition to the Schwarz household, a chocolate lab, Nev. Being a 25-year resident of Chanhassen, Jim is very involved in the community. He is a long-time member of Westwood Community Church, Chanhassen Rotary Club and a board member of the Chanhassen Rotary Foundation.