Mark grew up in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago and received his Bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University. His career in Real Estate began as a leasing agent in Chicago where he achieved much success at one of the city's largest rental brokerages, where he was a top leasing agent. Mark knows how to rent or sell your listing with expediency. He then transitioned as a Real Estate Agent because he truly enjoys the satisfaction he gets from helping his clients begin their new life with a home in Chicago, or move on to greener pastures. His ""client first"" philosophy has always been his approach to every single client. Mark is highly accessible, a great listener, and handles even the most difficult situations with poise. His laid back, yet professional approach is appealing to both buyers and sellers and the energy and dedication he brings to his clients is unsurpassed. Staying on top of the real estate trends and taking on-going real estate classes are also important to him. So far the hard work paid off, and Mark has his SFR (short sales and foreclosures resource) and is an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR). Mark currently resides in Andersonville with his wife, Monica, and their dog, Hobbes. Outside of Real Estate he enjoys running marathons, playing hockey, wine tastings, Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni events, traveling, and cooking for friends and family. And, if his clients are so inclined, he's also a big fan of riding bikes to visit properties (saves time and the environment).