Mark East, Broker

Better Together Group, @properties Christie’s International Real Estate

Client opinions speak volumes, and Mark East’s reviews are no exception. Here’s some of what his clients have said: “Mark is the best we’ve ever worked with, hands down. He’s trustworthy, experienced and super diligent.” “His realistic advice on pricing and on-point follow-up — all dead-on and backed with data and expertise.”

Before real estate, East worked in marketing, research and consultative sales. He has been a real estate investor and landlord for over 25 years. “There is something to be learned from every engagement,” East says. “One of the key takeaways is a focus on client value and satisfaction. People do business with people they trust.”

East is a long-time Chicago resident who knows the city and its suburbs intimately. He concentrates on the northwest suburbs, and his specialties include residential, renovations, land and first-time buyers and sellers. Clients describe him as honest, knowledgeable, professional, ethical and someone who makes them feel special.

East has a different path for buyers, sellers, renters and investors. While his approach isn’t “cookie cutter,” there is, however, a common thread. Listening and understanding client objectives is East’s starting point. He works to build their understanding of the market and process while keeping things light. “I measure my success with happy clients knowing they’ve achieved their goals,” he says. “Icing on the cake is getting to know great people.”

He is part of the Better Together Group with Carrie Goodman. Their collaboration provides their clients a breadth of skills and experience with service tailored to individual needs. “Carrie makes me a better Realtor,” East says. “I value her knowledge, experience and success.”

East has received Best of Zillow recognitions several times, as well as the HomeLight Top Producer and Sells Homes Fast acknowledgments in 2021. He was also cited by his company for outstanding achievement in 2020 and 2021. His credentials include: MBA; ABR-Buyer Rep; PSA-Pricing Strategy; RENE-Negotiation Expert; SRS-Seller Rep; and SFR-Short Sales & Foreclosures. East is a lifelong car enthusiast and distance runner.

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