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About James Guimaraes
Born in Manhattan, raised in Westchester and educated in the Bronx... it's safe to say James knows New York City from a number of different perspectives.

Growing up, James always had a job in the hospitality industry or at a summer camp, his early workdays instilling in him a keen understanding... Show More
Born in Manhattan, raised in Westchester and educated in the Bronx... it's safe to say James knows New York City from a number of different perspectives.

Growing up, James always had a job in the hospitality industry or at a summer camp, his early workdays instilling in him a keen understanding of how to take care of his clients and how to run an effective team. After graduating from Skidmore College in 2006, James spent nearly ten years in sales at various non-profits and corporate enterprises.

James joined Ideal Properties in 2014 and quickly became known as an energetic team member, embracing of long hours and dedicated to every client he encountered. Less than a year later, he was promoted to the helm of Ideal’s Williamsburg office where he runs a team of 40+ agents, all committed to providing excellent service for their buyers, sellers and renters.

James encourages his team to act as resources for everyone they meet, knowing that the key to getting a deal successfully managed and closed is tenacity, patience and individualized attention.

When he’s not working, James enjoys tennis, motorcycles, and spending time with his family. Show Less

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Ideal really makes things possible! After all of my plans fell through, James found me a fantastic 2 bedroom coop. Even with a tough lending situation, he pulled things together for me. I’ve also been grateful to learn that Ideal has the most personable brokers - not an easy find in NYC. Thanks, James
shinkumi , 10/11/2019
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Ideal really makes things possible! After all of my plans fell through, James found me a fantastic 2 bedroom coop. Even with a tough lending situation, he pulled things together for me. I’ve also been grateful to learn that Ideal has the most personable brokers - not an easy find in NYC. Thanks, James
shinkumi , 10/11/2019
Working with James was great. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and always responded to emails very quickly. Made our moving process super smooth and easy!
Melissa Croce, 08/15/2018
My husband and I needed to make a cross country move from San Francisco to NYC. James made the entire process painless from start to finish. We were able to find an apartment we love, meet the landlords, and get all paperwork completed - virtually. I could not have asked for a better agent to work with. Thanks James!
Michael Mansberger, 04/12/2016
James is amazing. Got everything figured out really quickly. He's very present and patient, helping with all the doubts and making a perfect bridge between the landlord and who's renting the place. it was almost like i wasn't doing a bureaucratic process. Perfect.
bruna baffa, 04/11/2016
James is nothing less than a delight to work with. He listened to everything we needed, didn't oversell anything that wasn't a good fit, and genuinely seemed as excited as we did when we found our dream apartment. He made the whole process bearable (actually, kind of enjoyable?) and was always two steps ahead of us in anticipating what was needed from him. I\'ve already started recommending him to all of my friends (even the ones who don\'t think they want to pay a broker's fee).
Maya, 03/27/2015
James is an absolute delight to work with. Apartment-hunting/moving is a stressful time for anyone -- and I tend to take it to neurotic levels -- but James made the entire process seamless, approachable, and actually rather enjoyable. He answered all my questions promptly, and he never once oversold the apartment or the area (which is a GREAT thing amidst all the unctuous brokers of New York). Highly recommended!
Stephen, 03/01/2015
James is everything you want in a broker when new to an area. Attentive, great communication , and truly understood our needs when searching for a new apartment. I was on a tight timeline with work travel and James was able to come through with the perfect apartment after only two showings. With James, you can guarantee that you'll find your home in a New York minute! I can't say enough good things about James!
Van, 01/11/2015
One of the most pleasant and professional agents I have worked with. James is friendly and personable, doesn\'t rush you, and seems to enjoy showing apartments. I would recommend him highly.
Christopher, 01/08/2015
James was fantastic. Not only was he prepared, on time, and professional but he listened to what we wanted. Each place we saw got better and I cannot wait to settle into the apartment. This was quick and painless and that is all thanks to James. Plus, he knows Brooklyn so well and made recommendations as we walked around, which I appreciated. His 7th Ave coffee referral was where we decided on our home and we have plenty of good spots to check out thanks to him. If you need a realtor, who gets good customer service, then James is your guy.
Joe Lepore, 01/06/2015
James was very supportive during the process of finding our apartment. He was kind, patient and understanding, not to mention extremely accommodating to our needs. He was there to walk us through every step and provided excellent service. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an apartment in BK!
Laura Rossi, 11/19/2014
If it weren't for James, I would have never found the apartment that I always wanted. After just one quick conversation, he suggested a few apartments that fit perfectly to our criteria. James is trustworthy, honest, very helpful, and full of positive energy. He travelled distances to make it happen on time and kept everything together. I recommend James to everyone.
Tara Bassim, 09/24/2014
James is an extraordinary broker, who made the process of finding a home relatively easy and painless. We strongly recommend James for his enthusiasm, kindness, and attentiveness.
Ricky Maldonado, 07/28/2014
James is a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable, courteous, and above else else, honest. No matter the obstacle, he always goes above and beyond to find you the perfect living space.
Dustin Rowland , 07/15/2014
James was very kind and easy to work with. He was very honest, and went out of his way to make sure we found what we were looking for. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to live in Brooklyn!
Hanna, 07/12/2014
I met with a few real estate agents while looking for apartments in New York, and James was hands down the sweetest, trustworthy, most helpful of any we met with. As someone who had just graduated, NY apartment hunting was daunting and overwhelming, and James really helped us every step of the way. He listened to all of our needs, and never pushed or rushed us into anything. I completely trusted him. He really went the extra mile for us and I couldn\'t recommend him more.
Ryan Drake, 07/11/2014
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Bedford Stuyvesant:4BR/3BA

$2,149,000

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Boerum Hill:5BR/4BA

$2,149,000

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Brooklyn Heights:2BR/1BA

$1,199,000

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Bushwick:5BR/3BA

$999,000

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Manhattan Valley:2BR/1BA

$699,000

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Murray Hill:2BR/2BA

$4,500

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Williamsburg:2BR/1BA

$2,800

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Ridgewood:12BR/6BA

$1,399,000

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Bedford Stuyvesant:3BR/2BA

$929,000

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Windsor Terrace:0BR/1BA

$320,000

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Park Slope:0BR/1BA

$12,999,000

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Carroll Gardens:6BR/4BA

$3,999,000

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Clinton Hill:5BR/5BA

$2,499,000

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Clinton Hill:4.5BR/5BA

$2,499,000

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Bedford Stuyvesant:4BR/4BA

$2,495,000

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Park Slope:5BR/5BA

$2,199,000

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Windsor Terrace:3BR/2BA

$1,945,000

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Brooklyn Heights:2BR/1BA

$1,250,000

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Long Island City:2BR/2BA

$1,195,000

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Harlem:2BR/2BA

$1,150,000

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Park Slope:2BR/2BA

$975,000

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Bedford Stuyvesant:2BR/1BA

$929,000

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Bedford Stuyvesant:4BR/2BA

$899,000

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Bedford Stuyvesant:4BR/2BA

$899,000

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Prospect Heights:2BR/1BA

$890,000

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Upper West Side:0BR/1BA

$870,000

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Clinton Hill:1BR/1BA

$849,000

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Bushwick:5BR/2BA

$800,000

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Bedford Stuyvesant:2BR/2BA

$789,000

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Bedford Stuyvesant:2BR/2BA

$779,000

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