Meet the Team

Our Credentials:

The Shudnow Short Sale Group is a unique team of professionals dedicated to the Marketing & Financial Aspects of Real Estate Sales, Buying & Investing.

The Group is co-headed by Marc & Iva Shudnow.  Two unique individuals that come to the table with very particular experiences that will assist you in the selling or buying process.


Marc Shudnow:
Marc holds both a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Illinois.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant, and is licensed in Real Estate, Home Inspections, and Mortgages.  He has spent his 1st 12 years running a C.P.A. firm and the last 9 in Real Estate.  Marc takes a fundamental analysis approach to the business of Short Sales and REO’s.  His unique training and experience allows him to analyze a property, make an informed recommendation, and most importantly execute the transaction with a 9 year track record that not only beats the average Realtor’s averages, but actually is over 5 times more successful.


Iva Shudnow:
Iva heads the all important bank team.  Iva spent over 5 years at Chase Bank’s Loss Mitigation Department.  This gave her the knowledge and experience of what the banks are looking for.  The old adage of “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”, is definitely true.  The bank is NOT your friend, they are only out for themselves.  You need someone to represent your interests.  Iva knows the banks, inside and out.  Her experience of being on both sides of the fence is unrivaled in the industry.  Unlike their competitors, The Shudnow Short Sale Group, DOES NOT hand the negotiations over to another person or company.  Iva Shudnow, (Certified Loss Mitigation Consultant), directly negotiates the transaction with the bank.  This gives the clients 2 benefits: #1 – It cuts down on a middle-person.  Who can clutter up the transaction, and may not be fully integrated with the rest of the functions of the Short Sale or REO.  #2 – It cuts down on costs, which on many transactions, can make or break the approval.


Madeline Lund:
Madeline holds a BA from Augustana College, Rock Island IL and an MPA from University of Illinois at Chicago.  She has worked for Re/Max agencies for nearly 3 years.  She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Illinois.  As a seasoned business professional she brings a wealth of experience to the table for her clients benefit.  She sees her work this way:

My professional life has been spent providing guidance for some of life’s most challenging concerns.  This makes my work not only rewarding but a privilege!  Real Estate is an interesting, ever-changing arena for me to make a positive difference in people’s lives.  Over the years I have worked in social services, long term care, small family owned businesses and in retail sales.   It takes all the tools of a seasoned business professional—planning, organizing, marketing, negotiating, sales, financial management etc.—to bring about the best possible results:  A New Home for You!

A life-long Chicago and suburban resident, I know the metropolitan area well.  I truly love the eclectic nature of the region.  We have great neighborhoods with wonderful amenities in the city and the suburbs.  If you are looking to make our area your home, you could not find a better partner and guide in the search.  Let me help you find a home you will love!


Jessica Thornton:
Jessica is an Exclusive Buyer Agent and Marketing Coordinator.


Dori White:
Dori is the newest member of our team and acts as the Office Coordinator.