A Team of Experts Behind the Wheel

Jim Bodecker

Jim Bodecker


Jim Bodecker is the Founder, Broker & CEO of Black Willow Real Estate located in East Aurora, NY. Jim has built a 20-year career on relationships with clients & colleagues after being involved in many dynamic industries in addition to Real Estate. Raised in Williamsville, NY and a graduate of Williamsville South High School he knows the importance of reputation and keeping his word to everyone. Jim has built a large network that his clients can leverage and use while benefiting from his network and his own personal experience. His attention to detail is truly what sets him apart and is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients and make sure the task at hand is done properly and efficiently.

In addition to handling transactions for his clients, Jim is the visionary for Black Willow Real Estate. He handles the agent recruitment & development that will enable the firm to grow year to year. Jim is a lifelong resident of Western New York & currently resides with his wife & three sons in East Aurora.

David Phillips

David Phillips

Director of Residential Sales

Winner of the Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award for past 4-years as reaching 98% customer satisfaction ( Testimonials ) while attaining threshold in production  based on sales  ( 2019 Business Journals Who’s Who in WNY Real Estate ). I’m a customer-centric Real Estate Sales Representative and life long Western New Yorker.  I have 12 years experience in the private sector as a business owner with 20 years marketing experience and a concentration in finance and contract negotiations.  My goal, in today’s high tech landscape, is to get your real estate exposed to the masses as quickly as possible, garnering interest and getting sellers their offers or buyers their desired home’s. Utilizing my marketing background and effectively using today’s technology, specifically, 3-D virtual tours, Drone photography,  and social media ( Voted 6th Top connected agent in Buffalo market by  Property Spark ), along with my extensive knowledge of the Western New York market, promote us in getting your property seen by the masses.  By using the proper selling/buying strategy we will get you the value you deserve for your property. I Currently reside in East Aurora, NY with my wife and 2 boys. Graduated from Sweet Home High School and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Houghton College. 

Nathan Kruger

Nathan Kruger

Director of Investment Sales

Nathan Kruger is a Real Estate Salesperson who joined Black Willow Real Estate in 2019 after a 3-year stint with Realty USA and then Howard Hanna. Nathan has created a large network of clients and colleagues in the WNY area being involved in both residential and commercial transactions. In addition to representing clients on the buy or sell side, Kruger is a firm believer in practicing what you preach as he is an active property owner and investor in the area. Between strong market knowledge and solid relationships, he hopes that all of his clients and those of Black Willow Real Estate can benefit from his services.

Nathan is committed to creating an environment that will bring in new and existing talent in the WNY area in terms of agents and staff. With a concentration on business development and agent training, he hopes to see the brokerage start to flourish in the years to come.




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