James Knurek Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

James Knurek

Real Estate Agent at
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Farm Property
  • Vacation Home
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

James sells properties fast - selling more than 53% quicker than the average Rockville agent.
James gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Rockville agent by 21%.
James has great Condo experience - having sold 93 more condos than the average agent.

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THE JAMES KNUREK DIFFERENCE I have been a licensed real estate professional since 2004. I am also a licensed attorney, but work FULL-TIME as a REALTOR. I have worked with my father, Bob Knurek, to form the Knurek Team. Combined, we have sold over 2,000 homes and have closed over $500 million in sales volume. Personally, I have handled hundreds of real estate transactions. I am currently ranked in the TOP .1% of all agents in my local marketplace and among the TOP agents STATEWIDE. I have gained a wealth of real estate experience as a result and have successfully combined that with my Internet savvy and legal background to offer first-class service to my clients. I provide all my clients with an unparalleled marketing campaign, professionalism, communication, enthusiasm, dedication, and honesty. My years of experience and follow through have brought me top customer satisfaction ...
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Sells Homes Fast 2021

Top Producer 2021


Connecticut College, UConn Law

Other Certifications

REALTOR, Licensed Attorney


International President's Premier Award, Five Star Real Estate Professional, #1 Coldwell Banker Listing Agent CT 2016, #1 Overall Agent For South Windsor, CT, Numerous Customer Service Accolades

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    • I had lived in my home since 1998 and had very little knowledge of how to sell a home or how to go about finding a realtor. I chose the first realtor who called me back and it did not go well at all. I learned my first lesson fast which is to do your research before selecting a realtor! When it came time to find my new realtor I did just that and ended up finding James Knurek. From the moment I met James his knowledge, professionalism, and experience were very obvious and I almost immediately knew I had chosen an excellent realtor. James worked very hard and was always available for any questions I had. He made the whole experience of selling my home smooth and less stressful because I felt I had someone really working on my side! During the process I also worked with Bob Knurek as well and he showed the same drive, knowledge, and professionalism. Upon hiring the Knurek team, my house sold very quickly and I feel both James and Bob worked very hard on my behalf to settle on a fair but good price for me and also helped me with all the other smaller details that go along with selling the home. I would recommend the Knurek team to anyone!

      - Joan Williams
    • James was very professional to deal with. He went the extra mile for any issue that came up and was always very responsive to the matters on hand. I would definitely recommend him to any friends and if my buying or selling of a home occurs in the future, would not hesitate to use him again.

      - Joe Segal
    • James was extremely helpful to me. I am a young adult who just recently bought a condo. I was a little nervous at first and was not very familiar with the market. James made things very easy for and made me feel very comfortable from the very start. He was always able to set up appointments for viewings that were convenient around my schedule. He kept me updated with everything I needed to know right away throughout the whole process. In the end I was very satisfied with the property that I ended up purchasing. James is a great guy who is very knowledgable about the market and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to purchase a home.

      - Justin Smith
    • We truly enjoyed working with James Knurek in selling our house in South Windsor and buying our house in Ellington. Though we were working within a tight time frame in which to buy and sell our house before the winter, James was able to guide us through this process confidently and without much stress. His knowledge of the local area and understanding of the current marketplace was integral in selling our house quickly. His suggested listing price combined with a beautiful listing (great photos and description) attracted 8 showings within the first 4 days of listing, led to multiple offers, and ultimately allowed us to sell our house at asking price within just a few days. We always felt prepared for the next step in both buying and selling processes. James was skillful at handling our multiple offer situation and negotiating a good price for the new house. The best part of working with James was his clear communication and responsiveness to my questions, concerns, and comments. Even though it was often impractical for me to to call him or field calls because of my line of work, I was able to email/text James and expect a reply quickly, often within minutes. We cannot recommend James Knurek highly enough. He is a trusted professional and gets results!

      - The Chu Family
    • Jack and I picked Coldwell Banker as our realtor when we were ready to put our house on the market because we wanted The Knurek Team. My sister and brother in law used The Knurek Team last year to sell their house and they were extremely pleased with everything James and Bob did. We were very impressed with James' knowledge, skills, finesse and overall professionalism about the real estate market. He was always reachable and responded pretty much immediately whenever we texted him. We felt very comfortable knowing that James was in charge of selling our house. He knows many of the vendors that people might need to do repairs, attorneys that he has worked with, banks, inspectors, etc. He was awesome! We did not worry about anything because of James' presence. We would highly recommend James from Coldwell Banker to sell or help you buy a house. Thank you again, James!!! Sue and Jack Archambeault.

      - The Archambeault Family
    • We were informed that we were being relocated to another state by the company we worked for. We were given a choice of two realtors. One that sold us the house previously and the other was James. After both realtors toured the property and submitted their recommendation, our decision to go with James was easy because of the recommended price range. During the process of drafting the contract with the realtor, James discovered that the previous realtor who sold us the house overstated the square footage by over 200 sq ft. Therefore, he adjusted his recommendation which we were satisfied with. From that point forward, James instructed us on every detail and process we needed to do and was very understanding when we had concerns and questions. We had a lot of questions! He answered every one of them without getting frustrated. Kudos to him for that. As a result of his honesty, work ethic and knowledge of the market, our house was sold in a couple days. We really appreciate his help with the sale. Due to his expertise and attention to detail, the process was fairly painless. We highly recommend him.

      - Al Pike
    • James was awesome! He analyzed our neighborhood and home perfectly to sell quickly while other homes in same range continue to sit on the market. James helped us negotiate through a couple of offers that came in and advised all options. James' responsiveness, communication and knowledge were key as he represented us on both the selling and buying ends. He worked very hard for us and made us feel like his only clients- and we know that's not true as the Knurek team is in very high demand.

      - The Cincotta Family
    • In the process of finding a tenant, I picked James Knurek over the other agents I looked at. He cares about his clients and is passionate about real estate. James was very knowledgeable about the entire process from start to finish. Every question I asked was answered and answered quickly. Its not often these days that you can find someone who is not only helpful and passionate about what they do. At one point in the process, I considered refinancing and James showed me all the options of what we could do and gave me a high level cost/benefit analysis to help me make a decision. Finding a tenant couldnt have been easier with getting the credit checks taken care of and handling the showings, Im glad I went with him for his assistance. I will definitely be reaching out to James in the future when Im ready to sell my place!

      - Dave Hale
    • James is very detailed oriented and careful in every aspect of helping with his client's buying or selling. He took great care in assisting me through the entire process of purchasing my first home. He is well known in the industry and works well with other realtors. He is patient and was helpful in recommending mortgage and inspection services and everything I needed. He is a professional from start to finish. I would never use anyone else!

      - Leighton Conley
    • Hi James, This is Michelle, I just wanted to extend a thank you to you and your dad for executing the sale of our home. You were truly instrumental in finding a buyer and locking them in for the sale. After going through this process with another agent for 6 months, moving forward with you lead to a smooth and successful transition. I am a truly a believer in your business theme that "Knurek has the Knack". Thanks for everything.

      - Michelle Marshall
    • James is an exceptional agent. We found his attention to detail and undying work ethic extremely refreshing. We're sure these qualities go a long way in setting James apart from other agents. We used James both to buy our new home in Ellington and in selling our home in Old Wethersfield. He was instrumental throughout the entire process in both transactions. For example, in acquiring our home he helped with the negotiation process, the home inspection, and ironing out the deficient items that needed to be remedied. Further, on the selling of our home, James again played a crucial role in advising and providing referrals to get our home in show ready condition. His vast network with other listing agents was critical in getting multiple showings as soon as the property hit the market. In quite an extraordinary feat we were able to buy our new home and sell our existing home all within 90 days of securing James as our agent. It is our opinion that James gets significant credit in the expediency in which we were able to accomplish our move. We highly recommend James to anyone buying or selling their home!

      - Michelle Marques
    • The Knurek team was referred to me by a co-worker after seeing my house on the market for one year and no sale activity. I immediately made contact with Bob and my first impression on meeting him was professionalism, experience and knowledge with humility. The task at hand was to sell my house and at the same time close a deal on a purchase. Soon after listing my house there was instant activity. Updates would be provided after a showing advises given on next step. It was not long after an offer was received and this was when James got involved as Bob was vacationing in Sunny Florida. Now my first impression seeing James was young, inexperienced but after meeting him I quickly realized I was completely off-base on that. He was on the ball and the following day we were out looking at houses. I could go on and on but in just over month James was able to tie both deals together and executed. I had a goal in mind and he made sure that it was met. He is a very aggressive individual but in a subtle way. I was not at all surprised when the agent for the house that I was buying showed up at my final walk through. She indicated that she had a conflict and would not be able to attend the closing, however she just wanted to meet James, because in her years of experience she has never worked with another agent and everything went as smoothly as it did. That pretty much speaks for itself. A couple weeks after I moved in, James followed up to see how I was settling in and soon after I received a 10% discount house warming gift from Lowe's. Need not say more. The Knurek team does really have the Knack. My apologies for the long review but it is worth every word. They are not the typical salesperson and if you are in the market for both sale and purchase, these guys will fulfill the need and make the experience as painless as possible.

      - Maurice Gabbidon
    • We were very pleased in our selection of our agent. We were immediately put at ease during a very stressful time of placing our house of 28 years on the market. It sold within 5 days and closed within in a month and a half. This is due to the guidance and expertise of James Knurek. We felt very confident every step of the way because James was always touching base and keeping us informed.

      - Andy Jack
    • James Knurek generated multiple offers for my mother's condominium in just one week! We ended up getting more that the asking price. Mr. Knurek knows the local market exceptionally well and is a master at his craft. I highly recommend him.

      - Jeff Plaks
    • James by far was the best realtor I have ever dealt with (this is forth house I have purchased). He was a consummate professional and made the very difficult process of trying to buy a short sale painless. He was on the ball in every regard as and communicated with us throughout the process and ensured we had a seamless closing. James also held helped to sell a home for us and was again wonderful to deal with. He ensured it was appropriately priced and was sold quickly. He is a great negotiator and excellent at communication. If I ever need to buy another home, I would definitely work with him again. I have and will continue to recommend him to family and friends as well.

      - Brian and Angela Echard
    • James was exactly what my wife and I were looking in for a realtor. He was referred to us by a friend, and I would refer him to my friends too. I was a first time homebuyer, and James was very patient with us. We will definitely use him for the selling of our house and the buying of another house when the time comes.

      - Matt Stinson
    • It was a pleasure to work with James. He made a very stressful process enjoyable. He was patient, took the time to understand our needs and wants, and worked diligently to help us find our dream home. He also provided us with a detailed brochure of comparable properties in our area that helped us set an appropriate list price that sold our house in three days. Would highly recommend and would definitely use again.

      - Angela and Charlie Hathaway
    • My town house was on the market for 6 months before James received the listing. It was a difficult task to sell the property, because even though it had many desireable amenities (including renovated kitchen, marble fireplace, etc) it was a challenging local market. It took a truly skilled realtor with strong negotiation skills to sell, because there was always at least 5-10 similar listings in the townhouse complex while this listing was on the market. The unit was also being comped to a number of foreclosures/short sales in the complex which were priced well under market value. Once James acquired the listing the amount of showings tripled in frequency on a weekly basis and we received two offers in the first month. Due to James' strong work ethic, extensive contacts, unsurpassed professionalism, and persistent follow up, we were able to sell our townhouse at a reasonable price. The day the buyers closed on our property there were 9 other units on the market, 4 were bank foreclosures/short sales, and 5 units were priced less than ours. Kudos to James for having the ability to sell under such tumultuous circumstances. I highly recommend James, and will only use him as my realtor in future real estate transactions.

      - Justin Marshall
    • I called James as the selling realtor on a house and I am glad I did. Within three showings I found my house! James was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions quickly and honestly. I would highly recommend him to any family member or friend. That says a lot!"

      - Michele Santiago
    • Don't let his laid-back personality fool you. He is a highly skilled real estate professional who is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the housing market; one who knew what it would take to sell my house and had the skills and experience to get it done. He provided excellent advice to prepare the house for sale, speedy feedback after showings, responsiveness to my questions and concerns, and great negotiating skill. I really felt that he had my back. Thanks James!

      - Norma Sinclair
    • James was instrumental in helping us secure a home in West Hartford. When we began the process, we were not sure which exact town we wanted to end up in. He was able to show us homes in numerous towns and was knowledgeable about each market, the comps in the area, school systems, local amenities, etc. His overall knowledge also made him a masterful negotiator. He was always very accommodating in scheduling viewings and seemed to always be available. He was also very helpful in the process of securing a loan, finding a local lawyer, and recommending a home inspector. James made the whole process stress free. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for, or selling a home, in the Hartford area."

      - Dean Desreuisseau
    • Truly a great experience buying our first home with James Knurek from Coldwell Banker. When choosing a real estate agent, we asked several friends who recently bought homes about their experiences and if they would recommend their realtors. Stories of pushy salesman-like realtors steered us towards Bob Knurek & James Knurek from Coldwell Banker- and I'm so happy we found them. Our realtor James went above and beyond our expectations. In the first few viewings James was able to chart out exactly the kind of home we were looking for. He assured us that as soon as a home that suits all our needs comes to his attention we would get us priority viewings. James was able to arrange viewings for homes that were not even listed on MLS yet. I am glad that we could call one of these pre-market listings as our home without a tension of bidding war. James always made us feel like we were his top priority, was quick to respond to emails, and clearly brought a wealth of knowledge to the process. He even shared contacts of Mortgage lenders, Lawyers, Home Inspectors and Handyman's that helped reduce our ordeal to find the right person for the job. I would recommend "The Knurek Team" to any one who is in the market for a Home. They really have the Knack to get things done for any of your real estate needs.

      - Blesson Varghese
    • James delivered exceptional services and offered a great value by helping me in house purchase. He responded to my queries and concerns appropriately as I am a first time house buyer! Thank you James.

      - Madhu Chilakapati
    • James Knurek was recommended to me by a family member, and I couldn't have made a better choice! Both James and Bob were always prompt in their responses to my texts, emails, and phone calls - They were honest about all aspects of the market and were respectful of my requests in areas such as set price, and showing hours. Even though the property was only a one bedroom condo, James treated it the same way as any other real estate that he was selling. The most exciting aspect of the process is how quickly the condo sold - 3 months! I highly recommend James Knurek as a realtor in CT and plan to use him again for future purchases.

      - Kerri Smith
    • James is very prompt with communication and knowledgeable of real estate practices. I would highly recommend his services for buying or selling a residence. He is a delight to work with.

      - Louise Goodwin
    • I would have to say that James went above and beyond what we asked of him. We came in with a number of condos we wanted to look at but when we did, we weren't happy with any of them. James found a number of other homes to look at, namely the one we ultimately fell in love with. On top of the great find, he was able to talk the seller down to a much better price for us. James also has a great understanding of both the legal and real estate processes involved. I'd say it's because of his skills in real estate and excellent knowledge of the area that I would recommend James Knurek.

      - Jesse and Ashly Bishopric
    • This was our first time working with James, and in fact our first home purchase. From the day we met James we never felt out of the loop and were always informed in all aspects as our home search was ongoing. When we first met, we were still about 8 months out from our target move date (due to our apartment lease at the time). However, James still took the time to show us homes and to get a feel for styles, town locations, and other key real estate aspects that we were still undecided upon (again, this was our first home purchase). James was very knowledgeable about real estate, home construction, renovations, and basically any related questions I threw at him. I'm a stickler for details, so I always nitpick brains to learn all I can. He was always prepared with the days agenda of homes to visit and had done his research ahead of time. He did a good job sticking to our list of must haves and wish list items. When we finally found a home we wanted to put an offer on, James did a great job with negotiations with the seller. Throughout the contract/transaction, James always made himself available for inspections and communicated with the seller transparently with our requests and questions. The best part of our experience with James was his flexibility in schedule and responsiveness. This made for a stress free experience. When I had questions that would pop up in my head or a late change of plans late at night, 10pm-midnight, James would often respond the same night via e-mailI would strongly recommend James to anyone looking for a friendly and easy to work with realtor.

      - Erik Kong