As a lifetime resident of Chicago with almost two decades of experience in residential real estate, Mark's industry expertise and insider knowledge of the various neighborhoods of the city has far surpassed the conventional boundaries of many brokers today. Mark has an extensive background in condos, single-family homes, and multi-unit investments! Mark is more than happy to assist clients in all price ranges, from first-time buyers to sellers of luxury properties.
Mark offers unmatched concierge service and round-the-clock guidance to help you navigate what is often the most important financial decision of your life. My team and I have amassed over $40 million in significant home sales over the last several years in the Chicagoland market using our proven, in-depth knowledge.
As a full-time broker, I believe in effective marketing, personal service, and most importantly hard work. The most gratifying part of Mark's job is pairing individuals and families with a home and neighborhood that fits their needs and lifestyles while maximizing the value of that investment into the future. The secret to Mark's success is simple -- know your market inside and out, be honest, and always work in your clients' best interest.
Mark is dedicated to his volunteer work as the creator of a non-profit organization devoted to providing victims of natural disasters with the resources they need. Mark is also a proud member of the Fenwick Alumni Association.
To balance out his work life, Mark enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and children.
“I would highly recommend Mark Raffaelli if you are looking for a realtor. Mark went above and beyond to sell our property. He had professional photos taken of our property and held numerous open houses. He also provided timely feedback as well as status updates every step of the way. I cannot say enough good things about his work and professionalism. ”– John B.
"Mark Raffaelli was highly recommended to me as a Broker and in working with him I have seen his passion not only for Real Estate but for people. He is open and honest when it comes to the condition, value and surrounding area’s of the property. I highly recommend Mark to anyone looking to looking for a new home!" – John and Christie
"Mark, Thank you for helping us relocate to Chicago. We really appreciate the time that you took to show us around the different neighborhoods of the city and to give us your personal perspective on each. Of course, we also appreciate your sharing with us your insider knowledge of the Chicago restaurant scene! We love the condominium you found for us. The location, the staff and management of the building, the layout and (I must add) the views are great - not only for us but for our many friends who visit the city. Thanks, too, for working with us through the purchase process with an owner who was not particularly motivated to sell!" – John P.
"Mark is extremely nice, professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Most helpful and has the ability to explain all documents in detail for ease of understanding. Also, very persistent in a positive manner - very easy to contact and response time is excellent...." – Sue & Harvey
"Mark defies what you would expect in a real estate broker. His knowledge of Chicago buildings, neighborhoods, and communities is incomparable. He did a fantastic job selling my Tri-Taylor home. My home was listed with 2 other agents before I found Mark. His efforts in the first two weeks were more than the combined efforts of the other brokers. From day one Mark was meticulous, diligent, hard-working and honest. He said he would sell my home at a certain price point during my expected time-frame and he did! My home was not the easiest to sell--Duplex with a garden rental on a busy street next to a restaurant with no parking! I was immediately impressed and remain impressed with how far he goes to satisfy his clients. He gives 110%. Mark is patient and answered all of my questions morning, noon and night all the way through closing. I could not imagine a better experience. I highly recommend Mark to anyone looking to buy, sell or invest in property in Chicago!" – Francesca M.
"This was our first time experience buying a new home, and he helped us make the process easy! We were working with two other Realtors before Mark, and neither one of them made us feel like we were a priority. Mark gave advice to us as first time home buyers and explained the process play by play! I highly recommend him to all of our friends and co-workers." – Bob and Susan
"I used Mark to sell my house and then purchase a new one. He kept me in the loop the entire process and negotiated as if it were his own! I cannot say enough about his knowledge and professionalism on the Chicago market!" – Michael
"We sold one home and bought a new one at one time and Mark was there every step of the way!! We had a great selling and buying experience! Both deals went very smoothly as Mark was very detailed and informative every step of the way We highly recommend Mark! Thanks"– Mike and Annie
"Mark Raffaelli was absolutely amazing!! He was extremely knowledgeable and sold our house in 4 days! From start to finish he was always on top of everything and his negotiating skills with the buyer's agent were top notch. We never had to stress or worry about anything, I am so happy Mark was referred to us . We would definitely recommend him to all our family and friends. Thank you Mark!" – Lawrence and Margaret
"Thanks for your efforts with our real estate sale. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know. You are exception at your job, and I'm not one that freely throws praise around to everyone." – Jon