The MG Group

Mario Greco, Founder
Cyrus Seraj, Broker
Shani Shtern, Broker
J. Haakon Knutson, Broker
The MG Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group

What do you get when you form a team with four lawyers and one marketing manager, all turned Realtors? You get a team that has closed more than $1.5 billion in deals since 2002.

The MG Group consists of more than two dozen office staff and brokers working around the clock throughout the Chicagoland area. Pictured are lawyers-turned-brokers Mario Greco, Cyrus Seraj, J. Haakon Knutson, as well as former marketing manager Shani Shtern. They serve everyone from first-time homebuyers to empty nesters seeking new construction, luxury homes, condos, single-family homes, rentals, and investment properties.

Leading his team to success, Greco ended 2017 as the No. 2 agent in all of Chicagoland and placed in the top 5 in multiple neighborhoods. “Our clients love the attention to detail and responsiveness that my group and I provide,” Greco says.

Extremely organized, Greco is able to quickly prioritize and delegate tasks. “I also have an innate ability to read people and quickly adapt my interaction with them based on my initial impression,” he says. “I think that is an underrated skill that all successful business owners possess. Without the first two, one cannot run a successful business.”

As founder of The MG Group, Greco oversees pricing strategy, negotiations, and ensures that they operate with market-leading expertise. Greco is a board member of the Chicago Top Agent Network Advisory and a QSC Certified Broker. He also supports the Evans Scholars Foundation.

Knutson’s law degree has been a differentiator in his realty career. “From negotiating contracts to navigating complex transactions, having a legal background has proved invaluable on all fronts,” he says.

An innate empathy for others has been instrumental to Seraj’s success. “The ability to place myself into the shoes of my clients allows me to connect with them on a meaningful level and truly protect their interests,” he says. What’s more, his background in law and financing enables him to relate well with other parties that represent his clients.

Shtern was a top 4 marketing manager for a Fortune 500 company before becoming a Realtor. “An office job was not for me,” she says. “I am more of a self-starter and come from a family of entrepreneurs.”

The MG Group has sold numerous properties and represented scores of buyers throughout the Chicagoland area. Their mission? To lead every client’s transaction with unparalleled levels of expertise and efficiency. Boasting a wealth of different backgrounds, they aim to go “above and beyond” for every client.