Mark - Chicago Gay Realtor, IL

Boystown, Chicago
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I am the PROUD WINNER of the 3rd Annual LGBTQ+ Business Excellence TOP PRODUCERS LIST!!! Now, let me introduce myself. Hi, I'm Mark. 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 visiting other people's homes! Seriously, a successful Realtor must have a wide-range of skills like 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 Gay 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 with 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 40+ properties a year, so I have SOME experience.

I am also on the area zoning committee and have managed to lead my Team through the boom, the bust and now stabilization. We don't use any of those lock boxes, how impersonal! I show my listings so buyers understand property features, including the status of the association, amenities so that questions can be immediately answered. During a showing, I'm on stage. I offer 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!

Professional/Personal Distinctions

Real Estate Advisor on the 46th Ward Zoning Committee

Brokerage Career Awards:
-Platinum Club 2023
-20 Year Brokerage Anniversary 2023
-Chairman's Club Team 2022
-Presidents Club 2003 (1st year selling)
100% Club: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
-Platinum Club 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
-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.

We worked with Mark, one of the best realtors we ever worked with. We closed on a condo in Chicago January 25th, so it was a successful experience with him. Thank you and Mark!

- John P

Mark was wonderful in always keeping me informed and guiding me through the process. I found that it's very important to have someone you feel comfortable with to ask questions, get their candid opinions and seek their advice. Mark was always available when I needed him and his team was equally responsive. I had a very positive experience with Mark who was professional and personable at the same time. I couldn't have asked for a better agent. really stood out for me because I was immediately notified that my request was received and that my agent would contact me. This made a good first impression that I was in good hands.

- Scott M

We were so very satisfied! We were out of town clients and we feel Mark went the extra mile to help us make our purchase.  We would definitely recommend him and his office to our friends and family.  We would also use him again if we were to look for other properties.  His staff are also very helpful and great to interact with.  No question was to small for them to answer.  We will also recommend to our friends and family!  

- Mark B

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.

I would not hesitate to recommend both Mark and

- James T.