I value my connections with the LGBT community and love doing business with the community that is closest to my own. Having lived in Boystown for years, I know the best places to live and the ones that MIGHT NOT be the best choices......
I left 'corporate America' to sell real estate because I LOVE going into other people's homes! Seriously, a successful Realtor must have a wide-range of skills = the ability to serve clients needs, an intimate knowledge of a desired area, a proven process, solid negotiation skills, a sense of urgency, problem solving expertise, creativity and these days solid therapy skills more than anything else!
As a Realtor, it is critical to focus on and become an expert in each area that we serve. Why? To BEST serve our clients :) If you want to know the buildings w/solid condo associations, ask me. What about pet friendly buildings? Ask me. Want lots of windows and private parking? Ask me. Which properties to avoid due to noise? Ask me. I've been in Chicago for 20 years and sell 30-40 properties a year, so I have SOME experience.
I am also on the area zoning committee, keep up on area real estate going's on and have managed to lead my office (25 or so Realtors) through the boom, the bust and now stabilization. I'm happy to report we're having a record year. For sellersstaging, high watt light bulbs, air freshener, etc., but NO lock boxes. I show my listings so buyers understand property features, including the status of the association, amenities and so questions can be immediately answered. During a showing, I'm on stage--I'm offering my 'spin', educating buyers and getting excited about my clients property so that (hopefully) buyers get excited too.
This business is actually very simple--good service, knowledge, passion and commitment. I have all those qualities and more.
The best way to find out? Reach me via the "Contact Mark" button, ask me, quiz me and then you'll know!
Real Estate Advisor on the 46th Ward Zoning Committee
Brokerage Career Awards:
>Presidents Club: 2003 (1st year selling)
>100% Club: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
>Platinum Club 2017 and 2018
>Hall of Fame 2010
>IL Broker / Owner of the Year 2015!
Other Professional Experience
>BA Finance & Real Estate
>Graduate: General Electric Management Training Program
>5 years w/GE in Finance
>5 years w/Andersen in Marketing/Consulting
Serving our Chicago neighborhoods including: Northalsted (Boystown), Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Uptown, Buena Park, Sheridan Park, Edgewater, Andersonville, Rogers Park, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Old Town, Loop, South Loop, New East Side, River North, Streeterville. We specialize in residential transactions for buyers and sellers--rentals and sales, including bank owned properties and short sales. Commercial and Multifamily/Investment opportunities.
Mark is wonderful! Keep up the great work!
- Cody G.
I'm glad to have the opportunity to give Mark a GLOWING review. He was an excellent communicator (also a skilled and considerate listener), and he was extremely professional. I seriously cannot imagine any room for improvement. I was repeatedly impressed with Mark's knowledge and expertise. Additionally, he was cordial and affable. My experience with him was nothing but a pleasure. I felt "heard" by him, and he succeeded very quickly in satisfying my needs, with both efficiency and flexibility.
- James T.
I would not hesitate to recommend both Mark and GayRealEstate.com.