In the top 1% of realtors based on sales volume, Mark Jak is @properties Go to agent when looking to buy or sell a home in his native city of Chicago. A proud Lincoln Square Real Estate agent and a resident for more than 20 years, Mark has a complete understanding of the uniqueness and richness of each neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. His clients”who he considers partners throughout the entire process”come to Mark for his calm and collected demeanor; his nuanced approach to negotiations; and his reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients™ interests.
Real estate came naturally to Mark, whose family started rehabbing and selling homes in the Chicago suburbs at a young age. Mark is one of only 2% of Realtors who hold an Accredited Buyers Agent designation. Buyers appreciate his ability to temper their excitement with patience to help obtain the most value for the home of their dreams during the negotiating stage. In addition, once his clients move into their dream home they know they can”and do”call him years after the transaction to get advice on renovation projects or other home ideas.
Sellers count on Mark to promote their home to the most qualified pool of buyers. Mark leverages a unique marketing platform that includes both online and offline elements to achieve ideal property exposure, which culminates in a 98% list to sale ratio. Mark's staging expertise has been featured in both realtor magazines and how-to videos. His clients often rely on his knack for tracking down the best, most affordable, tastiest, or friendliest spot in the area.
To date, Mark has achieved over $100 million in career sales. A Chicago Luxury Realtor, Mark is a graduate of The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing. Clients find that his creativity, diplomacy and analytical skills give them the edge in the ever-changing real estate market. His ability to stay one step ahead of foreseeable problems makes him an invaluable asset for buyers and sellers alike.
Mark is an active member of the community. He is on the board of Chicago based Envision Unlimited, which helps individuals with disabilities by integrating clients into the community. Through his volunteer efforts he received the 2008 Volunteer of the Year award from ARC Illinois. Mark is also a proud member of the Lake View Rotary Club and a member of the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce. When he is not working or volunteering he spends time with friends in Chicago and at his cottage in Southwest Michigan, playing tennis, walking his pugs, and reading.
Clients are saying:
"I trust Mark with every aspect of our sale and purchase. He is a joy to work with and knows how to navigate the complicated world of real estate professionally. He is our choice every time!"
"Mark was great for selling our home. He knows the market and was patient with our questions. Everything he said was true for our current conditions. We were able to close on our sale even in the current economy. We are so pleased with how it went through with Mark's help."
"Mark is very responsive, always ready to support and does not wait to make the extra effort. He supported us in the sale of a property and the acquisition of another one. The transaction was swift with no faced issues.
I recommend Mark for any home owner looking to sell or a potential buyer as he will always work for the best interest of his client."
"110% is all I have to say about Mark. On every level he listens, guides (especially important for me as a scared first time homeowner during COVID-19), and replies to any and all questions/concerns in a timely fashion. Honestly, I did not trust brokers -- Mark is living proof of a highly commendable broker who is guided by what is fair and honest for his clients. Thank you Mark!"
"Mark is a first class professional and truly an expert in his field. My wife and I are forever grateful we found Mark for the purchase of our first home. He walked us calmly through every step of the way and aside from being a trusted advisor, helped us feel very confident in our decisions along this complicated process. Highly highly recommend. Thank you Mark!"