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A pleasant and wonderful experience with Jim.

Jim is an excellent agent and was very helpful with giving us information about Hagerstown as well as supplying us with contacts for the utilities and other services needed. He is very professional and it was great doing business with him. I recommend him highly. Went out of his way to find us exactly the home we wanted.

Jurgen and Heidi Strobel

Best Real Estate Agent, Hands Down! Jim has been a God send to us. When we first moved to MD we turned to one of the more popular agencies all over the tri-state area. We worked with two agents from the same agency, one in WV and the other in MD. Our agent in MD was a bit pushy and seemingly put-off by our smaller budget and lack of enthusiasm in her choices of available properties she wanted us to drive miles just to look at. I felt like she didn´t think our price range was worth her going to much effort for us. Ultimately, her tactics to just "get us in" a place were in favor of the seller (!), so we ended our business relationship. Our agent in WV with the same company was no better. We ended up having to do our own appraisal on a property we wanted to put an offer on (after a huge botch job by her severely underestimating another property´s value we´d had hopes for), due to the property being listed by, of course, the same agency. I began to realize this very popular agency was like McDonald´s - too many for our own good and not much in the way of quality. 

When I found Jim, I was at my wits end. I knew as soon as I spoke with him, however, that he was different. He immediately understood what my husband and I were looking for, what our price range was, etc. He NEVER made me feel like we weren´t worth the effort, he ALWAYS looked out for our best interests, he NEVER made us drive miles and miles just to look at a place before we asked him to meet us there so we could go inside! He did the preliminary "looking" himself, keeping all of our criteria in mind. He was fantastic!

With Jim´s help and expertise, we quickly settled on our first home. He helped us every step of the way, was always kind, experienced, professional, and on top of every detail with great precision! When we decided to move some years later, Jim was our "go-to" guy, bar-none. Again, he helped us every step of the way, was patient, helped us sell our house during the downturn of the economy and went above and beyond an agent´s responsibilities to his clients to see that we did well in both selling our old home and buying our new one this past 2010.

My husband and I cannot thank Jim Gross enough for his dedication, his hard work, his honesty, his integrity, his expertise. We highly recommend him to anyone seeking help in real estate. He´s the BEST!

Mrs. Ellis

Seemless and easy

Jim not only is an well rounded experienced realtor he is a great and friendly person. I really feel he has his clients best interest at heart. His knowledge in the market and the way he lays out the market to us is unmatched. I feel comfortable in putting my real estate needs in the hands of Jim. I will be recommending to anyone I know looking for a home.

Tracey Moss



Randy and Judy Livengood

Took time to explain + refer to more help when others would not.

Jim has responded within hours(sometimes minutes) of our questions +/or requests. Thanks, Jim.

Cas & Dana Kriechbaum

Jim has been plesant to work with since day one.

A good attentive experience with sincere concern for long term satisfaction.

Troy Gandy

Excellent Transaction

Excellent and smooth transaction. Would highly recommend Jim.

Pamela Troncatti

Absolutely Terrific Broker

Jim, was great to work with! He was there for us all the way through our home buying experience. Jim, was very friendly & answered all our questions & concerns. Would definitely recommend him!! We were shown the house as soon as it went on the market & Jim helped us to get a contract on the house quickly! Jim helped us to get a good price & also helped us to get help with the closing costs.

Sandra Davis

Jim has been extremely responsive.

Jim has explained very well the process of buying a repossessed home. He is helping me in trying to purchase a home even though I am in a different state.

Judy Hanson

Seamless and easy

Jim not only is an well rounded experienced realtor he is a great and friendly person. I really feel he has his client’s best interest at heart. His knowledge in the market and the way he lays out the market to us is unmatched. I feel comfortable in putting my real estate needs in the hands of Jim. I will be recommending to anyone i know looking for a home.

Tracey Moss

Very helpful knowledgeable agent.

Very helpful agent who was flexible with his time and helpful to people new to the lot shopping experience. Jim went above and beyond to make sure we had all the information we needed to make an offer on a building lot. I would highly recommend Jim as a realtor for a home or land purchase.

Kristin Mielcarek

Great agent

Jim is a great agent, very knowledgeable and helpful. I was new to the area and he helped find a great house and put me in touch with people to help do the work I needed done.

Robin Lock

Energetic, knowledgeable, patient, and made the whole experience very easy and painless.

Jim helped us buy and sell our 1 st home and made the experience as first time home buyers a great one! When it came time to sell the 1st place 7 yrs later we turned to Jim and he was very positive and patient. Given that we were trying to sell in the middle of a recession this was important. After selling the 1st place he helped us find our new house that we love and plan to live in for a long time. I’d highly recommend Jim to anyone on the house hunt.

Sarah Corder-Smith

Made buying a home possible when I thought it wasn’t

I bought two houses through JIm Gross One directly through him and one through a person he referred me to because he was not licensed in WV but Jim still helped me with all the questions I had and he made buying my first home possible when others said I should wait. I haves referred several of my friends and family members to Jim and everyone of them has had a great experience.

David Smith

Made buying my first house quick and easy

Jim listened to all of my wants and helped me find my first house on the very first day of house hunting. He went above and beyond the call of duty. He helped me find a great mortgage company, inspectors, and took care of everything I needed before closing. After closing, he helped me find electricians, handymen, etc. I would highly recommend Jim.


Jim was great, he is always willing to help and gets the job done.

I’ve known Jim for about ten years and when I decided to look for a house i let him know. Within 24 hours of letting him know he called me and had a house for me to look at. Needless to say i was very impressed. He explained everything I needed to know and was great through the whole process. He knows how to get things done and will do what it takes to make sure his customer is satisfied! If anyone is in the market for a house I would talk to Jim first.


Went above and beyond the call of duty!!!

Charles King


I was a first time homeowner and single mom concerned that I could be taken advantage of. Jim was patient; he listened to what I had to say, answered my questions, and kept it positive. At the end of the day he helped me find my first house and I love it!!!!

Stacie Webb

The best

Jim has always been there for us in our buying or selling a home.

Winnie Brawner

Jim was excellent at guiding me through the home buying process.

Jim’s experience with first time homebuyers was extremely helpful. He was very thorough at explaining the process, and providing information for programs I would have never known about. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone ready to purchase a home.

Thomas Giffin

Excellent Home Buying Experience

In early 2012, I made a decision to get back into owning my own home. I have owned several homes in the past so I was not a novice regarding the overall process. I found Jim to be one of the finest agents that I have worked with. If you want an agent with a fancy office, expensive conference rooms and you are being driven around in a Cadillac Escalade then Jim is not for you. If you want an agent who truly cares about you, your family needs, will work relentlessly on your behalf to find the home of your dreams and someone who won´t push you into something you´re not completely satisfied with, then Jim is the perfect agent for you. Even when I thought I found the home I had been looking for and actually began negotiations, Jim never stopped showing me houses. As Jim likes to say, "It´s always good to have a back-up plan" and let me tell you he was right. Not only did the negotiations fall apart, but Jim found a home for me that the minute I walked in it I said, "this is it, this is my dream home". One week later my offer was accepted and I have been living in my dream home for almost a year now and I am loving every minute. Not only will I use Jim again, but I would highly recommend Jim to anyone who is buying a home, regardless if it is your first time or you 10th time buying a home. Jim is truly that good.

Robert J Moran Jr


Throughout my experience with Jim he has always immediately answered any questions honestly and efficiently. He assisted me with the sale of two properties in a very timely manner with little to no problems.

Vicki Martel

Home Buyer

Jim is an excellent agent, he stayed with my husband and I through quite a few home tours. In the end he found us the dream home that we never thought we would get. Thank you!

Jackolyn Spong

President Antietam Cable Television

Assisted me with transitioning here in 2010. Very helpful in helping me understand the market and find suitable housing for me through a work transition

Bryan Lynch

The purchase of my home went just as Jim said that it would.

Jim was very personable and helpful. He was very easy to get in touch with and was with me every step of the way. I am very happy with my home and Jim was a big help.

Lenny S.

Excellent Realtor

Mr. Gross helped me buy a home and help sell my home. Mr. Gross is a wonderful person to working with and always gave me 110%. I would refer Mr. Gross to a friend any day.

Joann Celestial

Jim was very knowledgeable about the whole process walking us through everything. He helped make the process as simple as possible. 


We have known Jim for 10 years or so and he is by far one of the nicest people we have ever  had the pleasure to know and work with.  As a real estate professional, I highly recommend his  services.  When we were ready to list our home in Smithsburg MD., it was a no brainer to have  Jim list it.  He gave us great advice on prepping the house for show, and was very aggressive  listing and working with agents to get the best offer possible.  For the best service possible, list  with Jim! 

Terry Grove

Jim is very knowledgeable. He will follow up to make sure all is on track at each step of the way. Thanks for your help Jim!!!

Christina Ocharzak

I was relocating to a new state due to my job and we needed to sell our house quickly. Jim put it on the market and we had a contract on it in 10 days. After the home inspection, we found out a few things needed to be fixed and Jim took care of contacting the appropriate contractors and setting up appointments for each issue.  I appreciated that we did not have to deal with setting this up because during this entire process I had already left for my new job and my wife was on her own. In addition, I got my asking price (other realtors I interviewed wanted to sell it for $40,000 less!). Jim went above and beyond to ensure a smooth sale of our home. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing to sell their home. 

Rob Nash

We would like to express our great pleasure in dealing with Jim Gross Broker of Absolute Real Estate.   He was very professional from our very first meeting through settlement day.  Explaining every step along the way and making sure we understood every detail. Offered suggestions if something improved the selling of our mother’s home and arranged for the work to be completed. Mother’s home sold fast, within the time frame he mentioned and she received a very fair price for her home. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is considering selling their home or interested in buying.

The Family of Rachael V. Bowers

Dear Jim Gross:

I’m writing to express my gratitude for all the time and attention you’ve offered me on my search to find my first home. As a first time home buyer, I had a lot of concerns, uncertainties and fears.  With such a task to be accomplished, I needed more than a business person, I needed a business person who I could trust.

Since the first time we met, you provided me a well-structured guide as to what to expect through the process. When the search began, I was glad to be able to rely on your expertise and honesty. It gave me the confidence that I was lacking at the beginning of the process and I knew that at the end what I chose was going to be a fair buy. I never imagined that the search for my home was going to turn into a journey that required so much time and energy. I was very fortunate to be able to work with you and I thank you for all the time you took to provide me with your guidance. It made the process much easier that I thought it was going to be.

After all the efforts I am happy to say that there was a happy ending. With your help, I accomplished one of my dreams. A place that I can call home. Thank you for being there to answer all my questions and concerns at all times. I will always be grateful for all your effort and also, thank you for being part of my journey that is now part of my life history. 

Zuleika Marrero-Febus