Real Estate is sort of a second career for Mark. Sort of, because Mark’s worked in and around houses for most of his life.
He used to renovate old rowhouses back in Baltimore. Mark laid brick, hung drywall, razed and raised walls, pulled wire, run pipe, tarred roofs, grouted tile.
Mark left that world to become a journalist and worked for 25 years in public radio, as a reporter in DC and a News Director in NH. Still, during all those years, he was drawn to real estate. Mark loved filing stories about the housing market, the housing crisis, the homeless. He wanted to help people understand the forces behind the market. And on a personal level, he always loved helping friends find a place to live.
It was public radio that brought Mark to Colorado, where he found a wealth of beautiful places to explore. Mark decided to become a part of it, no longer as a journalist, but as someone who could help people sell their homes and buy another, or move from being a renter to a first time home-owner.
It can be a little scary, especially for the first timer, but Mark’s been there. He’s been a tenant and a landlord. He’s moved several blocks, and he’s moved across country. He’s understands houses, how they’re made and what makes them fall apart. He’s watched the clock tick while he waited for updates from his lender. He’s hired movers to transport valuables across the country. And he’s sold a house full of memories to move on to a new adventure.