A long term Vermont resident, Mark brings more than 17 years of sales and management experience to his career . As owner /broker of Catamount Realty Group, he is committed to forging a company that values quality over quantity.
Originally graduated from Castleton State College with a degree in Business Management, Mark's ongoing emphasis on education is an integral part of his aspiration to provide first rate customer service. As Mark explains, "Education is very important to our business. If a class isn't available in Vermont, we go to Boston, New York City, Atlantic City or anyplace where good education is available. "Going above and beyond at every level gives our clients a competitive edge in negotiations."
Mark has earned his CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage) CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) SFR, (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designations, GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), GREEN Designation, Advanced negotiations and contract classes. In 2013, Mark completed the Evelyn Biddle Leadership Development Program.
Mark has served four years, second year as chairman, on the education committee for Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors, and is serving his third year on the board of directors for the Vermont Associations of Realtors . He has served on the education committee for Vermont Association of Realtors for three years. He is now on his third year serving as Federal Political Coordinator between the National Association of Realtors and Senator Bernie Sanders.
"Helping people buy and sell their homes is the most rewarding part of what I do. Ever since the purchase of my first home, I have had a fascination with Real Estate. I make myself available to customers and clients as much as possible and have been known to be writing contacts and talking with clients as late as midnight or later. There is no such this as a silly question so please make sure to ask as many as needed.
Need tips on selling your home and preparing for the staging process, I am here to help. First time home buyer? I am always happy to sit down and talk with you with a buyer consultation. Not a first time home buyer? I still offer the same services for those looking to brush up the process.
On my free time, I enjoy a variety of things. Hiking all four seasons, kayaking and boating on Lake Champlain, skiing one the many ski resorts in the area, playing tennis and racquetball, long bike rides around the state. There are three that are my favorite. The Lund ride which is 55 miles of rolling hills in the spring; Friends of Northern Lake Champlain which averages from 60-80 miles in the summer and the Kelly Brush ride of 100 miles towards the fall. All three support good causes!