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Working Together to Serve You Better

Gordon Munden

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With over 25 years experience, as a Chicago Realtor, Gordon is pleased to be joining with his colleagues, Taira Doherty and Mark Markarian, in forming the Keystone Group within Jameson Sotheby's International Realty.  We are excited to collaborate our combined years of experience and dedication to our clients over the years.

Previously Gordon has worked for some of the best real estate companies in Chicago. During his career, Gordon has sold over $200mm of real estate.

Gordon is highly knowledgeable about Chicago’s real estate market, as well as the real estate itself, with experience in a broad range of price points, property types, and conditions.  He is especially talented when it comes to estimating current market values and trends.

Gordon has a broad range of experience, including commercial real estate development, building construction, retail and wholesale sales of boating goods, boatbuilding and rigging, theatrical set and lighting design and construction, and honed set of communication skills developed as a professional actor.

A pet owner and avid animal lover, one of the things that Gordon is most proud of is that he is a founding member of Real Estate to the Rescue. In addition, Gordon is an accomplished musician and can occasionally be seen playing in local clubs. 

Gordon and his wife Catherine, are longtime residents of Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood, and enjoy participating in local events, such as the Roscoe Village Garden Walk, and Retro on Roscoe. 

 
 

Taira Doherty

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Taira Doherty comes from a family tradition in real estate. As a child, she often assisted her father who has been in residential sales and management for more than 30 years. A native of Chicago, Taira became a full-time broker nearly a decade ago. Taira’s husband is an established developer, specializing in custom single family homes. With her extensive knowledge of the city and vast experience in residential sales (especially new construction), she is uniquely qualified to help her client partners accomplish their goals.

Prior to real estate, Taira worked as a Special Investigator performing complex background checks on existing government employees, and screening new candidates. Taira graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.A. in Criminal Justice.

Taira lives with her husband and two children in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood. She enjoys running along the lakefront, gardening, playing sports with her family, and exploring new restaurants throughout the city.
 
 

Mark Markarian

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Operating under the motto "finding and selling your home is an art," Mark brings his passion and eclectic background in real estate and development to the Keystone Group at Jameson Sotheby's International Realty. A seasoned advisor, Mark approaches the home buying and selling process with a critical eye for detail and a true love of real estate.

With extensive experience in luxury home construction, renovation, and development, Mark is able to help his clients understand the essential benefits (and challenges) of each home, as well as visualize its potential. Mark has the unique ability to explain the core principles of home construction in an easily understandable way. Having built, managed, and remodeled a wide range of properties, and forged relationships across related industries, he is the ideal copilot for buyers seeking quality and value in Chicago's real estate market.

Mark believes that selling your home is a matter of following the three "P’s" – Price, Product and Presentation.  With a working knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods and demographics coupled with a keen eye for detail, Mark takes the time and effort to prepare an analytical pricing analysis that conveys the true picture of your homes value and potential - Price.  Next, Mark utilizes his extensive knowledge base to identify and articulate the “hooks” that make each home unique - Product.  With a deep understanding of the buyer profile and decades of experience, Mark drives the marketing of each home around identifying and understanding the needs of the “Buyer Audience” - Presentation.

In addition, a love of Architecture, coupled with extensive world travel, gives Mark a complete and worldly understanding of architectural design, style and function. With this background and an eye for detail, buyers find Mark an indispensable authority on the quality and long-term value of the homes they are considering and sellers know Mark to be a dedicated co-pilot that will tirelessly represent their best interest throughout the entire process.

Mark lives with his wife and son in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. He enjoys sailing, squash, golf and a number of other outdoor activities.

 
 
 

Client Reviews

With the recent passing of our father, Gordon assisted us with sale of Dad’s home in Chicago. Gordon was exceptional and guided us through the entire listing and sales process. He gave us sound advise and set us up with professional legal resources to handle all closing documentation. We were extremely pleased in selling our Dad’s place in a timely fashion, and would recommend Gordon to anyone seeking to sell or buy a home in the Chicagoland area.
— D. Ballas
Taira Doherty was very helpful in helping me find my house. She was patient with me as I was picky and took forever in finding exactly what I wanted. Taira does a great job in getting to know her clients and finding the properties that she believes they will be interested in. She also has a great personality and positive attitude which is a great addition in this field as she has to work with a wide range of people. Her dedication and work ethic in assisting you in finding your perfect place definitely shows when she works with you. I was pleased with my experience with Taira Doherty and would definitely contact her again and recommend her expertise to anyone.
— J. Aforti
While I was in the process of buying, Mark helped me in every way possible. First, he helped me not buy the wrong place. I thought I had found the right place but he showed me what I had missed. Then he found the right place in the right neighborhood at an excellent price. And then he helped me find the right contractor to make the simple changes that made the place more livable and more valuable.

If you are looking for someone to help you in real estate, Mark is your man!
— J. Bross
 
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Featured Listing

3719 N Oakley-  $1,495,000

 
 
 
 
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