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Jim Bruske

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Engel & Völkers - GESTALT GROUP
Scottsdale, AZ
Residential Real Estate Agent

At Engel & Völkers, Jim Bruske is a proposed Private Office Advisor and talent rec alongside Gretchen Baumgardner, his long-standing business partner and friend, servicing Scottsdale Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods of Paradise Valley and Arcadia. Jim is also a global real estate advisor serving his clients in many capacities, whether it’s brokering a land deal, finding properties for prospective buyers, or showing off the many wonderful attributes of the cities and towns across Arizona. As a realtor, Jim willingly takes on any challenge his clients present, be it moving from out of state, upgrading to a legacy property, or finding a home for empty nesters who are entering a new phase of their lives.

The Loyola State University graduate-turned-professional baseball player began his real estate career in 2001 after moving to Arizona. Following in his mother’s professional footsteps after officially hanging up his cleats, Jim relishes in the relationships he’s established over the years, and has helped hundreds of clients find the right home across the state of Arizona, sometimes reselling their same home later in life at a significant profit.

As a luxury home real estate advisor, he comes across clients with very particular needs and doesn’t shy away from any opportunity to meet new people and assist them in finding their perfect home. While his title might imply that he only deals in luxury, that's not always the case. Jim readily works with clients at any price point as his main motivation is to find the right home to fit the needs and desires of every client he serves. He considers himself a full concierge realtor and goes above and beyond what one would imagine a realtor would do to sell a home, whether it’s tending to gardening or making minor repairs in order to create the most ideal situation for everyone involved. To remain abreast of market trends and conditions, he is active in both the National Association of Realtors and the Scottsdale Association of Realtors.

As a former World Series Champion Yankee pitcher, Jim knows the value of dedication and hard work, and puts everything he’s got into assuring his clients that they’re getting the best possible outcome when searching for their perfect new home. Known for his friendly and outgoing nature, Jim enjoys meeting new people one on one and prides himself on being more hands-on and personable, really getting to know his clients so he can understand what they’re truly interested in. He delights in seeing the faces of new home buyers when they’ve achieved their goals. His passion for helping people and interacting with them is unparalleled, which is why in his first year in the business he was recognized as “Rookie of the Year.” He has won numerous awards since, among them being in the “Top 5%” and “Top 1%” based on sales.

Married to his wife of 29 years, Amy, Jim is also the proud father of two children, one in med school and one in nursing school. His love of sports has not diminished since his playing days and he has coached numerous little league teams, college prep teams, and remains active in the Arizona Major League Alumni community where he volunteers as a coach. Trading a baseball for a golf ball, he can often be seen at the Arizona Country Club where he serves on the Board of Directors. He is also, proudly, a lifetime member and past executive councilman for the Phoenix Boys and Girls Club of America.