Mark brings to the Cafe the experience of a 24-year appraisal career that has spanned many market cycles and includes a wide variety of often complex property types. Mark's keen eye for valuation and detail is an invaluable resource that helps his clients at the Portland Real Estate Cafe quickly and decisively identify which properties are well priced. This saves considerable time and energy and make the home search much more effective. Mark combines his knowledge of real estate with strong communication/people skills to readily share that knowledge with his clients. Mark takes pride in delivering value and results to his real estate clients and believes strongly in making the process fun and informative. Mark has deep roots in the Portland community and is a resident of the South Burlingame neighborhood. Outside of the Cafe, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and son.
“My working relationship with Mark, started five months ago while I was in Southern California, before I was even sure if I was moving to Portland. He was on the ball from the start, checking in every couple weeks, and sending me “feeler” properties to get a good sense of what I was looking for. He touched base just enough, to keep both of us current, and was ready to hit the ground running once we got confirmation of my move (for work). We planned out weekends when I would be in town for work to scout properties, worked through what I was looking for and my goals for the property, and really honed in on what would be a good fit for me.
He is always honest and to-the-point. There were certain properties that may have looked good to my eyes, but he has a strong background/skill-set in appraising, and he was able to shed light on potential risks. We were looking into some communities, and he did his homework on the home owners associations to validate their health and management competencies.
In the actual purchase process, he is a hard negotiator, and very transparent. I was never out of the loop on anything. He stuck with me in the long short-sale process, which is not the most fun process by any means for either of us, but it was worth it. The thing I like most was his honesty and integrity, as I know he always has my best interest in mind. I would recommend him 100%” -Cameron McCarty
- Mark impressed me first with his energy and enthusiasm, and second with his extensive knowledge of houses and Portland history. A longtime resident with many years in the real estate industry, Mark knew the houses and neighborhoods in the city very well. Mark's commitment to my search allowed me to quickly see new houses on the market, and his familiarity with the area and housing prices gave me extra confidence once I had found the right place. I would heartily recommend PortlandRealEstateCafe team to anyone! - Matt Gantz
- I have known Mark for the past 20 years. In that time we have been friends, business associates and co-workers. While I was the manager for Landsafe appraisal, the appraisal arm for Countrywide and Bank of America, Mark worked for me as my assistant manager and as a contract fee appraiser. Mark has a thorough understanding of the Portland area real estate market, an eye for valuation and a strong commitment to customer service. He is professional, thorough, personable and is excellent at following through on details. He was always well respected by our appraisal department, his customers and the lending group. I would highly recommend him. - Grant Schneider
- Mark has worked with me as a professional appraiser over the course of the past 5 plus years. Mark hasa keen ability relative to valuation and residential Real Estate appraisal methodology. He consistently provided sound appraisal analyses combined with a strong commitment to service. Mark always exhibited professionalism and courtesy while interacting with the public, other Real Estate Professionals,and his clients. Mark's honesty and integrity relative to his work and interactions with others is highly regarded and admire. - Tim J. Burchett Regional Appraisal Manager VP AK, WA, OR, NV, AZ, NM