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Wheaton, IL 60187-5506
Mark Plunkett is a top producing Realtor with the Coldwell Banker Wheaton and Glen Ellyn office. Mark’s philosophy is, “Life is a journey that’s homeward bound.” Mark states, “We spend so much of our lives working hard to improve, nurture and support our homes. The gathering places where relationships are fostered and families grow.” These are the main tenants of Mark’s business. It is not only about buying and selling of properties but it’s about your family, your goals, and your lifestyle. While he enjoys working in all pricepoints, Mark is particularly well suited to the luxury market and has an extensive background working with high end homes. Mark works with families and individuals in the Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Winfield, St. Charles, Geneva, West Chicago, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Naperville, and other Dupage county areas.
Listing Your Home
Whether you are looking to upsize, move out of state, or have found yourself to be an empty nester, Mark listens to what your next move will be and works hard to accomplish the sale of your home according to your timeline and wishes. Getting your home prepared to show in its best light is Mark’s main value proposition to his sellers. He looks at every room with the eye of a buyer and advises on the smartest upgrades and staging adjustments for optimal return on invest for his clients. He looks at it from this point of view- when he is the buyer’s agent he has time to schedule maybe 6-8 homes to show his buyer that day. He makes this determination based off of the buyer’s criteria but also which homes look like they will show the best in person based of their photos. When it’s your home, he knows your photos need to be stunning and present your home online as a ‘stand out’ home that buyers must see! He wants every buyer’s agent to include your home in their showing list that first weekend. As a former interior designer, Mark brings a studied and unique perspective to readying your home for the market. In addition, he often brings his wife Mary in to advise on the female perspective or as it is better known in their home ‘the right perspective.’ Kidding aside, Mark works tirelessly to be sure that your home is ready to hit the market at full speed.
Mark employs all the professionalism and discretion needed to sell your home for the highest price the market will bear. He also brings to his clients his experience as a skilled negotiator. He analyzes carefully each negotiation and creatively finds what combination of factors will make both parties want to move forward to enact a successful and lasting deal. He is not a ‘churn them and burn them’ type of Realtor. He always takes the time and effort to be sure that his clients are happy with the end result and treats each client’s home the way he would his own investment.
Buying your next Home
While there are a huge number of home search websites out there that buyers use, the MLS is sill the most accurate and up to date information. Mark begins your search by speaking with you, listening carefully and determining what your specific needs are for your next home. He then sends you everything on the MLS that meets your criteria, empowering you with as much information as possible to make strong informed decisions. He is adept at working with multi generations for any type of home purchase. Whether moving up, first time buying, looking to reduce your space, or wanting something as specific as a first floor master bedroom, Mark listens to your needs and wants and finds your next home. Moves are often all about life transitions. He understands that these can be fun and joyful or at times challenging. He helps you navigate these transitions as easily as possible and keeps your home search on track.
Life in Wheaton
You may recognize the Plunkett name from Plunkett Home Furnishings. This is where Mark developed his love of all things ‘home.’ For decades, Plunkett Furniture was a place “where beautiful homes began.” As a family business they believed in improving people’s lifestyles with well crafted furniture. This is where Mark developed many of his marketing and business skills and also his love of architecture and design. Currently, Mark lives in Wheaton with his wife of over 20 years. They raised two (now grown) children: a son and a daughter, in the Wheaton schools. As a family they attend St Michael’s Parish. In his free time Mark enjoys spending time with his family and their dog ‘Cosmo.’
Nominated for Marketing Campaign of the Year by Wheaton Chamber of Commerce - for a campaign that partnered with many local businesses to cross promote.
Member of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
Previews Property Specialist - Luxury Home Accreditation
CLHMS- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
IAHSP - International Association of Home Staging Professionals
CNC- Certified Negotiation Specialist
SFR- Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist