James Weiskerger Real Estate Agent at Next Step Realty

James Weiskerger

Real Estate Agent at
Next Step Realty

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Certifications

  • Flips
  • Twilight Photography
  • Short Sales
  • Drone Photography
  • Aerial Photography
  • Marketing
  • Digital Advertising
  • Decluttering
  • staging
  • Multi-Transactions
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Farm Property
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

James sells properties fast - selling more than 39% quicker than the average Baltimore agent.
James gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Baltimore agent by 16%.
James is a SFH expert - working with over 68% more single family homes than the average Baltimore agent.

James's Transactions

  • 13403 Cambria Farms Rd
    Phoenix
    Single Family Home
    Seller
    $860,000
    09/29/2023
  • 5101 Springlake Way
    Baltimore
    Single Family Home
    Buyer
    $730,000
    09/29/2023
  • 536 Valleywood Rd
    Millersville
    Townhome
    Seller
    $330,000
    09/15/2023
  • 421 N Glover St N
    Baltimore
    Townhome
    Seller
    $55,000
    09/11/2023
  • 10 Timberwood Ct
    Cockeysville
    Single Family Home
    Seller
    $705,000
    08/31/2023
  • 8222 Appalachian Dr
    Pasadena
    Townhome
    Buyer
    $337,500
    08/31/2023
  • 235 Hickory Hollow
    Cockeysville
    Townhome
    Buyer
    $658,980
    08/25/2023

More about James Weiskerger

As a native Marylander, James grew up outside of DC and moved to Baltimore County while completing his bachelor’s degree at Towson University. He quickly fell in love with Charm City and has lived in the area for over 20 years. With experience living in Baltimore county for a number of years and currently loving the city life, James truly understands just how Baltimore and the surrounding suburbs are a pattern of rich, charming neighborhoods that make this area unique and inviting. He thrives on finding the perfect neighborhood for clients in every stage of life, and has the background and professionalism to make the process seamless and enjoyable. James has been a realtor for over 20 years and has an excellent reputation in the real estate industry as a highly competent, honest and professional agent. He maintains solid industry connections through involvement in the local community ...
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Achievements

Top Negotiator 2021

Top Producer 2021

Sells Homes Fast 2021

Education

Towson University

Awards

2015 Realtor of the Year, 2019 Baltimore Sun Top Places to Work, 2020 Real Trends Top 500 Independent Brokerage, Top 1% of Agents in Maryland, 2019 Top Real Estate Firm, 2019 Top Residential Brokerage

Other Languages

Spanish Italian English

License Number

573865

James Weiskerger's Reviews & Ratings

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James Weiskerger

    • The process of having to sell your childhood home is an emotional roller coaster to say the least. James was not only helpful in recommending strategies to my siblings and I about getting the house ready to list, but he was a good listener and sensitive to our situation. He was readily available any time for our questions/concerns and I appreciated his honest & professional insight about the housing market. We worked through a lot over a few short months and I feel that my parents house was in good hands. I highly recommend James and his staff, if you are buying or selling a home.

      - Patti Woodworth
    • James will do whatever it takes to get you the house you want. During our house hunt, James took us to view several dozen homes and gave us honest assessments of the location, house condition, etc. to help us make a decision. We had two contracts fall through due to seller issues (both not willing to repair existing problems with the home before purchase) but James kept our spirits up and helped us find an even better home. Purchasing a foreclosure can be a hassle, but James helped us through the process. Whether dealing with the bank owning the home, the selling agent, title company, or even with our own lender, James was on top of everything and put in an extraordinary effort to get us to settlement. He kept communications open between all parties involved and kept the process moving even when things got difficult. Even when we had issues at settlement, he was willing to make a 2 hour round trip to pick up a check for us. That's the kind of agent he is. We could not expect any more from a real estate agent. James put in 110% effort throughout the process. We wholeheartedly recommend him

      - Brian Sallerson
    • We were referred to James by friends for whom he had successfully sold their house. James was attentive, responsive and supportive throughout the process of selling our home even after our first deal fell through. He quickly lined up another buyer with an even more ideal offer. Our family is very grateful for having used James and Next Step Realty. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any looking to buy or sell a home.

      - Naomi Pyah
    • James was a pleasure to work with during the process of selling our home. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and responsive. The listing went smoothly and it generated significant interest due to his marketing. Our house sold faster than expected and we attribute this to Jame's hard work.

      - Brice Eric King
    • James is a fantastic realtor who knows the Baltimore area extremely well, from downtown, to Hampden, to the County, he can find you the perfect home in a great location. His incredible responsiveness and outgoing personality makes him an excellent realtor and genuinely fun person to be around. As an added bonus, his personal experience as a property investor and renovator helps immensely during the process of visiting and viewing homes -- especially if you are a first time home buyer. He is able to point out possible red flags and potentially expensive renovations that would likely otherwise be missed by new buyers and less experienced realtors. I would highly recommend James and anyone from his team at Next Step Realty. They are a pleasure to work with -- you will not be disappointed!

      - Louise Flavahan
    • Mr Weiskerger and his team were a pleasure to work with. They all have a do whatever needs to be done to get the job done attitude. Mr Weiskerger even came on moving day in tee shirt and shorts to help with the packing and moving. We had a very short timeline and much to do...He wanted to make sure that whatever needed to happen..did. Everyone I worked with on his team were professional, hard working, and came with a great sense of humor. Mr Weiskerger is knowledgeable and experienced in all things real estate...You can't go wrong in putting your real estate needs in Mr Weiskerger/Next Step Realty's most capable hands !!

      - Lucinda Kent
    • My husband and I recently worked with James and the Next Step Realty team. James was professional, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable regarding the entire process. Both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home went very smoothly and quickly. We could not be more pleased with our experience and we would definitely recommend James and Next Step to anyone who is thinking of buying and/or selling a home!

      - dorianne weaver
    • I told James that I was interested in expanding the areas that I invest in. He took the time to help me pinpoint the exact streets and blocks that fit my investment profile. James has over-delivered every step of the way. His feedback has always been precise and transparent. I will be using James and his team many many times in the near future.

      - Kyle Jakobe
    • I can't say enough about James, and his team at Next Step Realty. We had a unique property to sell and James was absolutely the best realtor to list and sell our home. James is very knowledgeable about the market, responsive to our questions, and a pleasure to work with! James helped us find our new house, negotiated with list agent, and made it all come together. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to work with him. We highly recommend James and Next Step Realty!

      - taylor shoffner
    • James was a buyers agent for me in purchasing a home from out of town. We spent many weeks and several trips looking for the right place. He was very astute in perceiving what I needed, and helping me look for it patiently. When I was anxious and willing to overpay for the wrong property, he told me so. He's a straight shooter who communicates concisely and promptly. He also has a high quality staff that is focused on what he values, which is good, prompt service. I give James my highest recommendation as an agent.

      - Brad Berr
    • Next step realty is a very respectable company and our agent James was very prompt and informative with answering any and all questions we had about buying a home! We had a very easy going experience for being first time home buyers and being nieve to the whole process of scheduling homes to go look at I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good realtor

      - Tiffany Warlick
    • We loved working with James! It was a world of a difference from the awful agent we had selling our house. We would highly recommend James. He was really on our side the whole time and answered all of our questions in an easy to understand way.

      - Amanda O.
    • James was such a pleasuelre to work with. My husband and I have now used his services 3 times. Buying our first home, selling that home 4 years later, and then to purchase our current home. James helped negotiate lower prices from the list prices of our purchases, and I got me a very good offer on our home we sold in 4 weeks time! I am a bit of a control freak and James was informative and never seemed flustered with my never ending questions. I have suggested James to many people two of which have used him, successfully sold their home in under 6 weeks time and then helped purchase their dream home. James truely is a work horse and always has his clients best interest at heart. I would suggest James in a second.

      - jessica pitz
    • I cannot speak highly enough about James! As a first time home-buyer it was a little daunting going through all the notions, especially being uncertain of questions to ask, things to anticipate etc. James however has made the entire process so seamless! His extensive knowledge and experience made the process enjoyable! He would anticipate needs before I asked, and talk me through every step. Additionally he would help me voice and uncover needs/concerns I may not have even realized I had. James is always quick to respond and has been available whenever I needed him! He is a true professional and continually seems to have my best interest at heart. At some point during this process I even mentioned to an acquaintance in conversation that I was working with him, and he too knew the reputation of James and went on to rave about what good hands I was in! I am so thankful to have been working with him through this entire process!! I would recommend any and everyone looking for a home to work with James!

      - natalie zurka
    • "Masterful" is the perfect word to describe Jame's expertise. I was referred to James after a HORRIBLE experience with another realtor. James didn't allow us to settle when looking for homes. In fact, a few times he convinced me that a house "I could live in," was not "THE ONE!" He's personable, super knowledgeable of what's in the market and is just fabulous to work with. He's available ALL THE TIME and educated us, FTHB's, on absolutely everything. Without hesitation, CALL HIM. Oh, not to mention, his partner, Chrissy, is AMAZING. Her communication with us through the closing process with James added to our already amazing experience. They rock.

      - Emily Plahanski
    • If I could give James more stars than 5 I would. He is positively excellent, hands down the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. We used him for buying our home and when we had to sell it two years later for a job relocation, we knew who to call. We had bought the home as a foreclosure and put significant money and sweat equity into the house. We had no idea what the value might be after the improvements. Keep in mind that this house was a unique custom built home with a steep driveway (with an awesome view) on the edge of a neighborhood of small cape cods so comparables were few and far between. The relocation company sent two agents from large chain brokerages to give us a market valuation as part of the relocation package. They came back with $370k and $375k with a estimation of taking 90 days to sell. Knowing that pricing the home would be difficult, James thought the house should be priced at $425k but brought in a trusted agent from another agency to get a second opinion. She said $399k. We sat down with James in his office and he showed us comps in local neighborhoods that justified why he thought our house was worth so much more than the other 3 agents. We went with James' instincts and priced it at $425k. With some great redecorating tips and professional photos from Next Step, the house went on the market. 3 days later, it sold for full asking price! We were soooo happy. If we would have gone with the other agents, we would have left over $50k on the table. And when the problems came up during inspections, James took care of the issues and got us through the process. We could not ask for a better agent. Thanks James!

      - Brian Sallerson
    • Great team to work with! James and Chrissy made the process of selling my home as smooth as it could have been despite some unforeseen hiccups. My place flooded while on the market, and James kept his cool and reassured me that this can be a blessing because we took advantage of doing some upgrades. He was able to help every step of the way and knew what was popular on the current market. His help allowed me to get more for my home than I expected. It was a pleasure to be in the presence of such knowledgeable and upbeat team.

      - michelle rook
    • James assisted me with my first home purchase and I cannot recommend him highly enough. During my home search I appreciated how honest and upfront he was about each property rather than trying to sell me on every one. In fact, on more than one occasion he told me point blank that the property wasnt worth the investment and to keep looking. As far as any questions I had or requests to set up appointments, his responsiveness was amazing. Questions were answered and showings confirmed within a few hours. He also has a dedicated team available that can step in if there are any scheduling conflicts, so I never once felt like I wasnt a priority. When it came to putting in the offer, it was clear he knows the process inside and out (and I have a new home to show for it!). If I am ever in the market again, I will absolutely be reaching out to James and his team.

      - collyn moran
    • Best agent I've ever used!! I highly recommend using James for every real estate transaction!! He is knowledgeable, very responsive, and cares about his clients.

      - Samantha Meek
    • Less than 5 minutes after I sent an online inquiry regarding a home in Phoenix MD, James called me with an offer to show me the home that afternoon (which was on a weekend). His initiative, outstanding follow-up, great real estate market expertise and friendly, professional demeanor immediately endeared us to the process with Next Step Realty, and we are excited to refer James to anyone seeking a real estate expert. James went the extra mile and also referred us to a great local bank for our mortgage-- bar none, he is the best in the market. I highly recommend him to anyone who his serious about finding their dream home in MD.

      - Nikita Steals
    • James recently helped my wife and I purchase a new home. As first time homebuyers and new to the Baltimore area, James was there for us every step of the way. His professionalism, expertise, and availability made the house buying process seamless. We highly recommend James to anyone looking to buy or sell their house!!

      - Thomas T Lankford
    • We feel we hit the jackpot when we found James. His breadth of knowledge of the area, housing and connections to every one in this area from contractors to attorneys makes this process incredibly resourced. We ran into multiple hiccups and James made it happen and negotiated excellent resolutions with the listing realtors and sellers. He is very transparent. Had our best interest in mind 100% through the whole process. He made sure we were comfortable and getting what we want. He was always willing to hold the process up to make sure of that. Couldnt ask for a better guide and resource through this process.

      - Caleb Leibee
    • James was a pleasure to have as our real estate agent. He never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. He works day and night to ensure his clients are fully satisfied. I would highly recommend him over any conventional agents as you will save money and receive the best service any agent can provide. This was our first sell of a home and he made the process extremely easy. James has many connections within the industry and provided us with extreme value.

      - Eric Tate
    • I had a rental property that was not properly maintained, and James walked me thru the whole process of getting this unit show ready! James took time out of his weekend to meet me at the property and guide me thru what needed to be fixed/updated to sell quickly. My property was under contract within 10 days of going on the market!! I could not have done this without James & I would highly reccomend him to anyone!!!

      - Brandon Rook
    • James and his team are fantastic. Everything they do is totally straightforward, honest and fast. If you need to get a house sold with a knowledgable and professional pro, let James handle it. We also did over 90% of our transaction remotely from Colorado so the level of trust and follow-up was critical and greatly appreciated. Thank you!

      - CM Dees
    • This is guy is unreal! My wife and I are DIYers (Do IT Yourselfers) and are not very trusting in general as consumers. We have experienced both buying and selling without agent representation. As such, we first came in contact with James Weiskerger as unrepresented buyers of a home that he was showing. What happened next was the most amazing and satisfying home shopping experience we could ever imagine. Details in Summary: Trustworthiness and Ethical One of the first things we all look for when relying on professional services is whether or not we can trust what were being told. From the first meeting with James, My wife and I always felt like he had our best interest in mind, even when we were not yet his clients. Example; as I mentioned we did not have a buyers agent when James showed us the first house. The house was a beautiful home in a great location; however, there was moisture in the basement that couldve easily been concealed and gone unnoticed. When I asked, James was very honest and even entertained other items of concerns we had with the honesty and integrity all consumers look for. When I asked why he was so forthcoming about our questions, he simply stated that he wanted to make sure that we bought the right home for our situation. I looked at my wife, and we both felt a good warm and fuzzy feeling that we had found a great realtor! Customer Service The funny thing here is that James has the natural ability projecting unwavering professionalism and PATIENCE, all while remaining very personable. He really made us feel like we were his most important clients. Whats so funny about that? The irony of DIYers being such needy clients makes me chuckle a bit. I mean, we would sometimes call or email James 2-3 times a day with questions and showing requests. I know he had to be tired of hearing from us. (LOL) To the contrary, James never grew impatient, even though this went on for a full YEAR! In fact he would sometimes even schedule showings for us within hours of our requests. Sometimes, I wondered if we were his only clients. Work Ethics and Flexibility We came to James with 3 non-negotiable requirements for our new home. 1. Good school system. 2. Great neighborhood. 3. Land, at least an acre. This combination was very hard to find, so we stayed open to the ideal of building on a lot as well as searching for an existing home. This was no problem for James. For almost exactly one year, James worked very hard talking with sellers, giving us invaluable insight, and drafting numerous offer letters for existing homes and buildable lots upon our requests. Then at last! My wife and I finally found our perfect home with all 3 requirements. Conversely, we were not done with James just yet. There was still vigorous negotiating to be done. James was a great negotiator for and even got the Titling company to throw in a home warranty! Throughout my life I Ive dealt with a lot of people providing professional services, some good some bad. Ive always made it a point to maintain a list of those who provide good honest service. James Weiskerger of Next Step Realty will be our Realtor for life! He should be yours too! Thanks James!!

      - Charnel & Martha Johnson
    • Working with James was very honestly the best home selling/buying experience we've had. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, honest, and driven to obtain the best results for his clients. Our townhome sold in 72 hours at nearly our asking price. He also helped us negotiate with a local builder and our new home is currently under consturction.

      - Sean & Danielle Hogan
    • I have purchased and sold a number of homes over the years and I can say, without a doubt, James was the best realtor I've worked with. He worked diligently to find my fianc and I a home, taking the time to really get to know us, and not only helped us find that home but also helped us negotiate great terms and a great price. His communication, follow through and professionalism were nothing short of outstanding.

      - John Helman & Alison Jaspers
    • James recently helped my husband and I purchase a home and he never ceased to amaze us! James was very honest, caring and responsive and he negotiated a GREAT deal for us! Not only do we have a lovely home now but due to the kindness of James' heart we feel like we have also made a new friend. There are not a lot of realtors like him let alone people in this world.

      - Erika & Nick Johnson
    • This was the first home purchase for my wife and I, and James turned out to be the sole reason we got the house of our dreams.My wife and I were just sort of looking for a new house and we came across James because of a listing we were looking at. We didn't move on that house, but we talked with James and told him what we were looking for. From that point James was the hardest working person I have encountered in a long time!James was in constant contact with us about potential homes. He made sure we had all the information we needed at all times, and was always available if we had any questions.In the end, we found and bought our house because James had let me know it was for sale less than 24 hours after it went on the market! It was just what we wanted!The sellers were great to deal with, but James clearly also helped make the transaction as smooth as it could be. I used my own mortgage broker, but he set me up with a great inspector and contractor, and was never unavailable for any question I had. He knew his stuff plain and simple!I have to say that although I don't exactly know how much different a home buying experience can be, since this is my first, I honestly cannot imagine that anyone could make it any easier than James and his support staff did. We closed on our house yesterday, and there is NOTHING I would have done differently, and I truly believe I have James to thank for that. I would recommend James just because he made the process as stress free as possible, but he truly did much more than that, and I will always remember it.

      - Federal Hill Home Buyer
    • James was phenomenal and worked harder than any realtor with whom I have ever worked. I first met James while he was listing another home in my neighborhood. I was in the process of moving across the country while still maintaining a busy work schedule. The improvements that I made to my home created a challenge to find the buyer who appreciated the improvements. James knew what we had to do in order to attract a different type of buyer. He helped tremendously with the layout when getting the house ready to show. The photographs he produce were fabulous. I did not expect to sell the house as quickly as I did and without question, James was a major reason. I would not hesitate to recommend James to anyone looking for a high quality realtor.

      - Jason Cuomo
    • James was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire home buying process. This was our first home buying experience, which can be unnerving, but James put all our concerns at ease. He took the time to know what we wanted and wouldn't accept anything less. With his help we found the perfect house. Local Knowledge: James has a vast knowledge of Baltimore City and was able to help guide us to the areas that would meet our needs. He knew the specifics of the neighborhoods and even why certain blocks were more desirable than others. Process Expertise: As this was out first home, we had no idea of the process. James took the time to explain every step in advance, so there were no surprises. He did not push any products or services, but always had great recommendations (Loans, Inspectors, Title Company, etc.). Responsiveness: We are not sure if he sleeps!! James answered most phone calls (office and cell) immediately and if not, we got a call within a few hours. Emails were returned almost instantaneously. His philosophy is that any house you are interested in could be the one and he makes sure you are the first to see it. Every house we asked about, he had it ready to be shown to us the next day at our convenience. Negotiation Skills: No one knows the market better than him and he always fought hard on our behalf. What I am most thankful for is his unselfish concern for his clients. He took the time to get to know us and our wants/needs. We placed an offer on a house we thought was the best available, but maybe wasn't exactly our dream home. James helped negotiate, but when the counter offer was less than ideal, he asked, "Do you love this house?" Our answer was no. He responded, "Then walk away. We will find the perfect one." And that is exactly what happened.

      - Eric & Leah Morse ​