Marki D. Lemons

Dynamic National Speaker
Female, 51 Years|CHICAGO - 60611, United States

Member since: Apr 07, 2009

Last active on: Jun 26, 2012 at 08:55 AM (EST)

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About Marki D. Lemons

With nearly a decade of experience working in real estate, Marki Lemons has established herself as a leading expert in the residential real estate industry. In a market experiencing near record numbers of short sales and foreclosures, Marki has used her dynamic, professional attitude and vast experience to become known as Chicago’s “Queen of Foreclosures.”

By consistently offering sound industry analysis and professional guidance, Marki’s expertise is regularly featured in The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Agent Magazine, Chicago Realtor Magazine, and has also been included on CBS News Chicago and HGTV.

Not only is Marki an exceptional agent, but she is also a dedicated educator. Marki began her career in education in 1993 and currently works as a speaker, trainer and instructor, teaching real estate pre-licensing courses, real estate finance, reverse mortgages, broker licensing, special interest classes/seminars and continuing education courses in marketing and management for both Chicago City Colleges and The University of Phoenix. In addition, Marki is certified to teach courses for REBAC, ABR and The Women’s Council of Realtors.

Beyond her work in education and with Rubloff, Marki served on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Association of Realtors®, is a trustee for the Chicago Association of Realtors® Education Foundation, Chairperson of the Education Work Group, former Board of Directors member for the Dearborn Real Estate Board and member of the Education Work Group for the Illinois Association of Realtors®. In 2004, Marki received The Bronze Residential Sales Award for selling over 60 units while obtaining her ABR and ABRM designations.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

One-on-One at More than $100 per hour

Group Teaching at More than $100 per hour

In Person Teaching

One-on-One at More than $100 per hour

Group Teaching at More than $100 per hour

Offers free trial classes

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Real Estate and Entrepreneurship (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Real Estate
Real Estate Finance (Real Estate)
Language of Instruction: English
203k Finanacing
Social Networking (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Social Networking
Teaching Experience

Adjunct Business and Entrepreneurship

Chicago City Colleges, United States

Sep 2006 - Present

Business and Entreprenuership

National Trainer

Marki Lemons Unlimited, United States

Mar 2006 - Present

Real Estate, Financing, Short Sales, and Fianacing

Professional Experience
Regional Certified Instructor
Keller Williams, Illinois, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2008

Oversaw development and implementation of pre licensing, broker, continuing education, and special interest classes for 163 real estate agents. Mentor and coach a core of 15 agents on time blocking, business planning, buyer representation, listing strategies, and marketing.
• Office top agent recruiter 2006-2007.
• Create new monthly special interest classes and seminars, i.e. Tax Liens, Buying HUD Properties, and Improving your Credit Score in 45 Days
• Member of the Associate Lead

Founder
Homes 2 Sell, Inc., Illinois, United States
Apr 2002 - Oct 2006

Initiated plan to develop a Discount Real Estate Brokerage Corporation that would focus on capturing 10% of its immediate market share. Initiated marketing campaign that consisted of launching a web site, benches, billboards, print media and collateral materials.
• 2006 Elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. The Chicago Association of REALTORS® is the third largest Real Estate Board in the United States.
• 2004 received Bronze Level award fro

Sales Manager
First Priority Mortgage, Illinois, United States
Jul 1999 - Jul 2006

Direct 12 loan officers in developing territory from ground up and expanding sales from zero to $20 million. Conceived and developed direct mail campaign that targeted 2000 upscale renters with the ability to purchase up to $400 million in real estate.
• Make presentation at Home Buyers Seminar, business meetings; host bowling tournament/dinners for clients.
• Commended by management and customers for ability to build trust and confidence, resulting in repeat business and increased sale

Vice President
Lem's Bar-B-Que, Illinois, United States
Jun 1991 - Jul 1999

Directed operation in selling $2 million annually in Bar-B-Que products. Responsible for all aspects of business development, marketing, quality assurance, new product development, and staff development. Independently produced business plan and advertising samples.
• Created lunch menu and added three new products, which increased revenue by $175,000 in 1998.
• Designed multi-media advertising via radio, newspaper, billboard, and sponsorship, which increased sales by 31%.
• Negotiat

Education

MBA

Saint Xavier University, Illinois, United States

Jun 1993 - May 1996

BS

Chicago State University, Illinois, United States

Jun 1989 - May 1993

Professional Exams & Certifications

Quality Service Certified

Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2008

Certified Negotiation Expert

Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2008

Certified Distance Education Instructor

Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2008

Certified Distress Property Representative

Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2008

Keller Williams Regional Certified Instructor

United States

Year Of Passing: 2007

Indiana Licensed Real Estate Broker

IAR, United States

Year Of Passing: 2007

Certified Residential Specialist

Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2006

Illinois Licensed Real Estate Instructor

IDFPR, United States

Year Of Passing: 2006

Certified Residential Broker

Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2006

Accredited Buyers Representative

Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2004

Accredited Buyers Representative Manager

Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2004

Illinois Licensed Loan Originator

IDFPR, United States

Year Of Passing: 2004

Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker

IDFPR, United States

Year Of Passing: 2002


Bronze Level REALTOR Chicago 2004-2006.

Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist

Illinois, United States

Year Of Passing: 2002

Associations & Membership
Chicago Association of REALTORS Education Foundation
Illinois, United States
Sep 2007 - Present

2008-2009 Treasurer

Chicago Association of REALTORS
Illinois, United States
Jul 2004 - Present

2006-2008 Board of Directors

Toastmasters-MJM Speakers Circle
Illinois, United States
Jun 2006 - Present

VP of Public Relations

Dearborn Real Estate Board
Illinois, United States
Sep 1999 - Sep 2008

2008-Board of Directors

Illinois Association of REALTORS
Illinois, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

Chairperson- Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity

Publications and Research
Time isn't of the Essence in the World of Foreclosures and Short Sales
Marki D. Lemons

Article in Chicago REALTOR magazine

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