Picture this: a native of Poland with years of real estate experience, a vacant office facing the busiest street in Vernon Hills, and a starved soul with a desire to be different. That’s the beginning of our story.

AK Homes was established in 2016 and is deeply rooted in the middle of Vernon Hills. Known to be small but mighty, we strive to offer luxury and personalized service. Here at AK Homes, we don’t believe in the team concept. We have individual agents doing individual things. Our success is embodied by our attitude, our approach, and how we treat our clients. We feel that we’re in the business of caring and caring is what we do.

Although we’re individual, we’re nothing less than family and we welcome you to join ours.

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Meet Anna

Passionate. Quick-witted. Dynamic. A veteran in the real estate industry and one of the top agents in Lake County, Illinois. Anna has served 24+ years in the business and she’s not stopping any time soon.

In 2016, Anna ventured out and introduced the world to her very own boutique real estate office, AK Homes, situated in the heart of Vernon Hills. Since then, Anna has enjoyed some of her best years and her continued growth has been phenomenal. With most of her annual business coming from past clients or referrals, Anna has clearly left her mark.

According to Anna, you can never have too much knowledge, which is why she proudly carries 14 designations and counting. With Anna, you’ll always have someone on your side.

Fun fact: When it comes to interior design, Anna is a ball of energy that can’t be stopped. Our suggestion? Just let her do her thing.

Meet Marcos

Genuine. Charismatic. Straight-forward. Originally from Brazil, Marcos has the mind of an engineer… because he was one. With great attention to detail and never missing a beat, Marcos is the perfect match for AK Homes and has proved to be a great asset.

Marcos has been described as a go-getter, responsive, and resourceful. Hungry for knowledge, Marcos consistently works on his designations and growing his business. Marcos is easy going and fun so prepare to make a new friend.

You can always expect Marcos to work with energy and remain authentic through it all, no gimmicks here.

Fun fact: An avid animal lover, Marcos enjoys riding horses as much as he enjoys falling off them.

Featured in Top Agent Magazine

Lake County Illinois encompasses several dozen beautiful villages and small cities throughout a beautiful swath of Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan within easy commute of Chicago. There, REALTOR® and AK Homes Broker/Owner Anna Klarck has established herself as an advocate of the area’s quality of life and its beautiful residential real estate opportunities.

When Anna arrived in the United States from Europe in 1989, she settled with her husband in Lake County. Having grown up the daughter of a European baker, sales and customer service mindset were ingrained in her thinking from a young age. “In 1996 I got my real estate license and have had a passion for the real estate industry ever since,” she says.
“I stand apart from other agents…
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My Real Estate Designations

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Designation programs help REALTORS® master specific areas of practice. Earning any designation takes commitment, time, and money and allows the REALTOR® to keep up with the newest trends and ideas. Those letters behind a REALTOR®’s name help to establish credibility and a show of continued education on the part of the full-time professional.
PSA Pricing Strategy Advisor
ABR Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Anna Klarck – CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert
Anna Klarck – CLHMS Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
Anna Klarck – CNC Certified Negotiation Consultant
Anna Klarck – CNE Certified Negotiation Expert
Anna Klarck – CRS Certified Residential Specialists
Anna Klarck – CSC Certified Staging Consultant
Anna Klarck – e-PRO Internet Professional
Anna Klarck – GRI Graduate REALTOR® Institute
Anna Klarck – SFR Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification
Anna Klarck – CIPS Certified International Property Specialist
Anna Klarck – TRC Transnational Referral Certification
Anna Klarck – SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist

Agent Education: How to stay sharp at every stage of your career

In real estate, the barrier to entry is low. Newly licensed agents are released into the world with the state’s blessing to sell real estate, but many of them lack practical, important knowledge about building up a successful real estate business, such as how to select what brokerage to affiliate with or how to generate leads. On paper, they are qualified. But real estate is a sink-or-swim business, and those lacking the core skills needed to compete will sink. 

There are many ways agents can address the education gap. Some may find mentors. Others might latch onto an existing team and “learn on the job” while benefiting from a safety net. Agents might go the online learning route, or may elect to invest in the services of a real estate coach. Each option has its own merits. However, agents first must acknowledge what they do not know – and decide the best way to learn it.  CLICK HERE to read more…

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