312-560-4950      Mark@bestchicagoproperties.com


Thank you for all you have done for us, both with the apartment and the condo. How fortunate we were to find you! We truly appreciate the time and consideration you put in to helping us find our home, but also orienting us to Chicago.

In addition to your knowledge and skill in real estate, who else could show us the first home and be right—on to our specs. We found you to be a wonderful, caring person, and also very giving...
— Tom and Carol – Ukrainian Village
I honestly can’t say enough great things about Mark Lale. He found my perfect home, and also found my mother her perfect home. Mark is diligent, to be certain. I think he must check new listings in the middle of the night. If a new property is listed, Mark knows about it and passes the information along — with lightning speed. He is always accessible, promptly returns calls and correspondence, and is incredibly reliable. Beyond these qualities, which I’d think would be essential to a successful career in real estate, he has a few others which make him a standout. Mark has an incredible aesthetic. He has an eye for great property, and that eye combined with his unparalleled knowledge of Chicago property gives him a great sense of what is available, and what properties are truly special or unique. He is also a lot of fun, and going around looking at property with Mark is a fun way to spend time. And he won’t waste time, but he is willing to spend time and surpass expectations.
— LKS attorney – River North
Mark Lale served as my agent during my recent purchase of a foreclosed one bed plus den condo in River North. Prior to closing on this property, Mark accompanied me to countless showings for nearly 4 years, as I moved from rental property to rental property all the while seeking the perfect condo for purchase. In every case, Mark worked tirelessly to get us into properties as soon as they went on the market, in many cases anticipating listings before they hit the MLS. Mark really has your best interest in mind and works to identify a building, not just a unit, that fits your lifestyle and personality. On this particular property, Mark’s patience and persistence throughout the negotiations resulted in concessions from the seller; ultimately he helped reduce the purchase price several thousands of dollars and eliminate unforeseen closing costs. Mark’s efforts deserved a commission five-fold the ultimate one, and yet he continued to champion my cause for a lesser purchase price. I think one of Mark’s most unique talents is his vision not only for what the property is, but what it can be. On several occasions, he brought paint samples and talked through design possibilities to really make the place my new home. In addition to his services, he also recommended the real estate lawyer who outperformed all expectations. Thanks for helping me find my first home, Mark!
— KS – River North
You have been great to work with from the very start. Thank you so much for so quickly helping me to find my new home. I couldn’t have done it without you.
— SB – West Loop
Your excellent follow through and communications are commendable based on finding exactly what we were looking for in a condominium. From the beginning to the closing you were there with answers to our questions. Your recommendations from a real estate attorney to the construction company & inspectors were excellent. I would highly recommend you to any of my friends & family members. Please have any of your prospective clients contact me for a reference.
— Sincerely, Andy F. – Gold Coast
Thanks for all of the time you spent discussing the Chicago market and specific properties... and for helping me make my decision without ever setting foot in Chicago. I really appreciate the honesty, especially when you supported and even convinced me to go with another broker’s apartment! Your knowledge, professionalism and patience is unmatched!
— OB – Streeterville
I can’t get over you!! I am just so impressed with you. You are a rock star! So far so good on the unit. I’ll let you know if I run into a snag. You’re the best. Speak with you soon. Have a most successful day.
— Hope R. – Streeterville
Thanks again, Mark. In the end, I found a fantastic apartment that everyone who visits wishes was theirs. I’m paying less than I budgeted for a place that is much nicer than I expected to find. Continued success finding other gems.
— Ted F – Wrigleyville
I’d like to thank you for the help finding the apartment / condo at Kinzie Park. Your service and knowledge of properties were exceptional, as was your follow up – especially regarding the parameters and amenities that I needed. I will recommend your services in the future to anyone looking for a place...
— Matt M – River North
We sincerely wanted to thank you for taking the time to help us find an apartment on such short notice. We are so excited to move to Chicago and settle in on Lakeshore Drive. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
— Ryan H. & Michelle R. – Gold Coast
Thanks again for your help with getting our place rented. Vic and I both appreciated you being a straight shooter. Best of luck to you.
— MT attorney – West Loop