With nearly 1,500 sales closed since beginning his real estate career in Chicago 14 years ago, Leigh Marcus is as enthusiastic about the city and its properties as he was on day one. “The vast amount of experience I have now has taught me everything,” says Marcus, a real estate broker with @properties specializing in single-family homes and condos on Chicago’s North Side. Working with everyone from first-time homebuyers and sellers to luxury clients, Marcus maintains honest and open communication, tailoring his services to suit their needs.
Prior to joining the industry, Marcus worked in technology sales at IBM, CDW and EMC for 15 years. “My previous roles have helped me better understand people because I’ve worked with so many different personality types,” he explains, adding that he was inspired to make the transition by his wife’s success as a real estate agent. “She taught me what it takes to build and keep those client relationships in real estate.”
In 2019, Marcus represented the listing that garnered the highest transaction in Roscoe Village in over a decade. He has been recognized as a top producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors for five years straight and made the Inc. 5000 list for the past two years.
Even outside of work, Marcus never ceases to enhance his skills and knowledge. “I love learning and expanding the mind,” he explains. Marcus is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors and The Mike Ferry Organization, and he volunteers at food pantries throughout Chicago.