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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.
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Marja (prounces like 'Maria') Helena - better known as "HENNA"
Delighted to call Chicago home since 1989, when her international, sales career led her here for a 3-year expatriate gig that has “ so far “ extended to 29 years of residency, dual (Finnish and American) citizenship and an ever increasing appreciation and love for the City of Chicago.
She has a bachelor's degree in business & marketing from her native Finland. Having personally relocated from Finland first to Dublin/Ireland and then to Chicago, she has first hand experience and can help you to have a stress-free relocation experience. She enjoys working closely with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages, is known for positive energy and keen listening skills and, offers a tailored approach with creative solutions respecting your individual and family wishes and requirements.
Whether you are looking to: Sell your Home - Or Buy or Move to Chicago from another state/country, You can count on Henna Taking Full Ownership of Your Situation and Working Hard with Your Best Interests at Heart. Moving away? Henna is happy to assist with that also.
Former homeowner and resident of Gold Coast (7 years), Bucktown (17 years) and Ravenswood (1.5 years), she now lives in her 100-year-old Chicago Bungalow in Mayfair North. An active member of the community and a great believer in NEW URBANISM. Gompers Park is where you'll find Henna walking her rescue retriever mix, Fawnie, these days, when she is not busy with real estate or enjoying the countless community, sports or cultural activities available in our superb city.
- Member of Chicago Association of Realtors
- Member of Illinois Association of Realtors
- Member of The National Association of Realtors
- Member of Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
- Board Member of The Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce
- Member of the North Mayfair Improvement Association
- Member of Lake Shore Ski and Sports Club
- Member of Gene Siskel Film Center Community Council
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish