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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 Edgewater based Neumann Association, 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 discovered Mark through Yelp and I am so grateful I did. He sold my townhouse in Lakeview and was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. Not only is Mark incredibly professional, but he is also extremely knowledgeable. From the start he impressed me. During our initial meeting he was highly prepared and had done a great deal of research to help determine the proper list price of my home. Prior to listing my property, Mark provided expert staging tips for each room which I was so grateful for, as his guidance really helped my townhouse stand out from the competition. Mark was highly organized, respectful and positive throughout the entire process which included some hurdles along the way. Always very responsive, Mark also provided excellent advice and always looked out for my best interests. Mark truly went above and beyond from our initial meeting to the day of closing by even helping to take care of a few key details for me prior to the closing because I had already moved and could not be at the property. I am in the process of purchasing a new home in a different city and the realtors with whom I have interacted pale in comparison to Mark. I wish Mark could be my realtor on this next purchase but unfortunately it is 1000 miles away from Chicago! I highly recommend Mark Jak as he is a true professional with tremendous insight who will always have your best interests in mind"