Work with the best name in the inner-west
Real estate is second nature to James – as a 3rd generation Montano, the most recognised name when it comes to property in the innerwest. Personable, trusted and highly skilled, James forms part of the Power of 4 at Raine & Horne’s Leichhardt office as a Director, bringing a unique and savvy approach to this highly successful agency.
With real estate playing a big part in his life since he was born, James’ philosophy is to always know more and continuously seek improvement. This has seen him complete a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in commercial law, and spend time working internationally, with 8 years in Financial Markets across both Asia and London. He brings a global influence to his work, underpinned by local knowledge, and the strong family values which the Montano family have established over the past 60 years.
He loves to know everything about the property he is selling or listing so he can strive for the best results – its history, what makes it unique, and what special memories it holds for those who have lived in it. With an impeccable attention to detail, combined with his experience, James invests the time with his clients to offer advice that goes beyond what you would normally expect to hear from most people in real estate. His proactive way of working, great negotiation skills and honest nature means you’ll be working with a dedicated agent who has your best interests top of mind.
With his extensive know how, James has developed a modern approach to the way he works, and with a heavy customer service focus, it’s a priority for him to work closely with his clients to help achieve their desired results. He brings his professional expertise, and knowledge of commercial law into his methodology, providing a fresh way to how he works with sellers and buyers. Listening to hear, he takes the time to understand his clients, so he can tailor specific solutions. With every buy or sell, James brings his enthusiasm to every step of the process.
His local knowledge and the generational values he holds as a Montano, is the perfect combination. Added to this his rounded experience, and James is a true professional. His down to earth personality makes him a highly regarded member of the Raine & Horne team.
“ From the first meeting with James ,Vincent and Michela I was set at complete ease with the selling of my unit in Leichhardt. The advice James gave was perfect,the then presentation was outstanding. Michela's interaction with clients was without peer. The result was a stunning sale!! all in a short time which surpassed my expectation and this in a difficult sales market. Thank you Sipha ”
“ James Montano guided us through the complex process of the recent sale of our property with the highest care and knowledge that we could have asked and imagined for, and more. James was very considered and clear in all his communication with us and showed a very sound. researched and experienced knowledge of the real estate market. We felt very comfortable with him during this time and felt assured that he was advising us as to our best interest. James is extremely thorough in his work and completely trustworthy. ”
“ Right from the beginning the experience with James has been excellent, he is extremely responsive, passionate and dedicated to getting the best possible outcome. Working with James and Michela, I have been impressed by the level of energy and enthusiasm and strategy that was displayed throughout the campaign. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend James and I look forward to working with him again. ”
“ James Montano exceeded my expectations in selling my property in the current times. His presentation is genuine and honest. He is dedicated to his job and understands the local market. His negotiation skills were shown to be excellent. ”
“ I recently bought a home from James. From the first inspection all the way to settlement James has been on the ball. He's got an exceptional talent to ensure that all parties are happy with the deal - just the skill you want in an agent. I highly recommend James and hope you also have the pleasure of purchasing a home from him as I have. Thanks James! ”
“ James really went above and beyond to make sure we not only got the best result but also made the process as painless as possible. I would highly recommend James and the rest of the R&H team. ”
“ James was an exceptional agent. Extremely professional, timely and in control throughout the process. For both the vendor and purchaser I feel the process was as pain-free as possible with a very strong price achieved. All parties were pleased and entirely due to James and his management of the process. I could not recommend anyone else but James. ”