Mark Gonzales

Mark Gonzales

Director, Luxury Estates | DRE# 0143942
Experience

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Angeleno Magazine - Power Players 2020

The NY Weekly - Love Made Visible: Actress Sara Alavi Teams Up To Provide Affordable Masks During Coronavirus Pandemic

The American Reporter - How Actress Sara Alavi Is Living A Life Dedicated to Arts And Humanity

Housing Wire - Compass Rolls Out Virtual Real Estate Tools As Coronavirus Restricts Home Shopping

The Real Deal - Compass Debuts AI Tool To Advise On Home Renovations

Tech Crunch - Real Estate Platform Compass Raises Another $370M On A $6.4B Valuation En Route To An IPO

Los Angeles Times - Home Sales Post Gains

002 Houston - Mentertainment

My Daily Find - Sherman Oaks Realtor Wins National Competition

Realtor Magazine - 30 Under 30, National Association of Realtors - 2009

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"From the first day to the day I have the key in our hands, Mark has been nothing short of fantastic. I felt His commitment to our endless requests or strange inquires often exceeded my expectation, especially his reluctant willingness to go above and beyond. This includes things that I would never have occurred to me such as discovering a nearby construction project and used the acquired fact as effective leverage during negotiation.

Although I had absolutely no background in buying a property in U.S. it was not at all a problem with Mark's nuanced, and personalized guidance. His exceptional knowledge, and more importantly, his ability to conduct specific research in the field was exceptional and made us feel secured and that I was in the right hand.

He took his time to learn about me and my family: what we like, what we dislike, and even what we might like! Mark's outstanding attention to detail like this made him more than a professional real estate agent. He became my family's companion who I can truly place my trust when it comes to real estate topics.

It's been almost one year living in this wonderful home in sunny southern California that Mark found and fought for us. He can help you find yours too. Seriously!"

- Panchapol C.

★★★★★
"We had the good fortune of meeting Mark and Jessica, a member of his team, at an open house early in our home search. We reached out to them a couple months later when we were ready to seriously begin looking, and they responded to us immediately to begin working together. Here are some things we especially loved about working with Mark and Jessica:

1. Mark and Jessica set up a meeting with us to explain the ins and outs of home buying in LA, which included a helpful powerpoint we got to keep for our reference throughout the process. This was especially helpful to us as first time home buyers. It answered most of our questions and provided a space for us to get the specifics clarified.

2. Mark and Jessica were flexible and patient with us as we honed in on the specifics of our search. At a couple points during our time working with them we tweaked the details of what we were looking for and what areas we were interested in. Mark and Jessica didn't have any problem with this and were patient and flexible with us as we decided what was important to us in a home.

3. Mark and Jessica were always available to us by phone or email and had extremely fast response times. This was especially important to us as we learned how quickly the market moves in LA.

4. Mark and Jessica were willing to put in some extra, after-hours work when we decided to submit an offer, making sure that our offer was the first received for our home. We ultimately think this helped our offer get accepted, and are so thankful they were willing to move so quickly in making this happen for us.

5. After we had our offer accepted Mark and Jessica (and their assistant) continued to walk us through the escrow process, answer any questions we had, contact the listing agent as often as needed to follow up on questions, and set up appointments with inspectors. Going through the closing process was so much easier knowing we had agents we trusted to make sure everything happened on time and have our best interests in mind.

6. Mark and Jessica are truly fun people to be around, which is important when you are going around the city with them looking at properties!

We can't recommend Mark, Jessica, and the rest of the team more, and are so thankful we found them."

- Griffin & Savannah C.

★★★★★
"A very likeable and trustworthy person, very and pleasant to work with, me as his client. We felt very comfortable discussing with him our concerns. And very detailed with plans towards how to achieve our goals. Very thankful to have him as our agent."
- The Balbuena Family

★★★★★
"Mark is a great realtor to work with. He was on top of everything. We got to beat 15 offers just because of his great professionalism and wonderful presentation. He would make your stressful journey of buying a house as smooth and easy as possible. I would highly recommend Mark Gonzales to anyone looking for an agent to either sell or buy a home in Los Angeles, Ca."
- Emdad & Farhat H.

★★★★★
"I met Mark around October 18 and met with him to discuss the process of buying a home as I was a first time home buyer and had no idea what to expect. He took down all my wants and needs and got to know me to better understand what I was looking for. He was very present and responsive during the entire process. I have heard buying a home can be stressful and that was not the case with me at all. Mark walked through everything step by step. He made the whole experience quite enjoyable for me. My escrow closed in April 19 and I couldn't be happier.

I will definitely go to Mark for all my future real estate needs and would highly recommend him. He truly loves what he does and it shows with the care he takes with each of his clients. Thanks for everything Mark!!"

- Marissa N.

★★★★★
"Mark was such a pleasure to work with! As a first time buyer, I was looking for someone I vibed well with to help me through the process. To say the least, he went above and beyond my expectations. Mark is honest and works in integrity. He knows the real estate market and purchasing process very well. He was super responsive and negotiated a great deal for me! I would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking to buy/sell their home."
- Danielle W.

★★★★★
"Very responsive to all my calls, very patient, showed me a lot of homes before we got the one that we really like in a very good location and because of his great negotiation skills we got the price that we wanted to be. Very technologically inclined; we did everything online signing of offer, counter offers and contract. It was a quick and smooth sailing transaction. An amazing agent and pleasant to work with."
- Hermi G.

★★★★★
"Mark helped us sell our house while in the middle of divorcing. He was so personable and kind. What he told us would happen during the process of the sale did. We ended up having multiple offers and closed really fast/ I do believe it was because of his knowledge of the area and the business. I would go to him again in a heartbeat."
- Lola M.

★★★★★
"My experience with Mark Gonzales has been truly phenomenal! He has been very responsive to my phone calls and has answered all of my questions and concerns that I had. There was not a time where I felt uncomfortable throughout the buying process since Mark was there to guide me through it with a smile. His knowledge in real estate is far better than most real estate agents/brokers that I have come to deal with. He has a great personality and always professional. No need to look further."
- Ramon G.

Education

Bachelor's of Science in Business and Real Estate

About Mark
Specializations

With 17 years of dynamic experience in business, real estate, social networking & technology, Mark Gonzales has proved resilient pivoting no matter what circumstance arises. During the quarantine, he was one of the first to offer Virtual Agent Services to help home buyers and sellers safely. He has always been an early adopter of technology which has allowed him to maximize exposure for each listing he represents. Backed by the support of Compass, Mark provides the most exceptional real estate experience possible, creating tailored and effective buying and selling processes for each individual client.

Business Trajectory

After obtaining his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business and Real Estate, Mark was awarded the 30 Under 30 Award from the National Association of Realtors in 2009 for pioneering social media to sell real estate. As a result, he defied the market at the time, successfully selling homes in the great recession. Today, his social media influence spans over 30,000 followers.

His innovative relationship-building strategies have provided opportunities outside of his brokerage practice. He has built real estate teams for a well-known real estate tech brokerage website, expanding to over 80 cities. The startup went public with a valuation of over $3 billion in July 2017 and is now traded on the NYSE.

Being Filipino-American, Mark is proud of helping diverse clientele create their legacies. As a son of a successful healthcare CEO & real estate investor, his mother showed him the importance of a strong work ethic and investing in your first home. "Our clients have been able to use their equity increasing their wealth passing it on to their children. Now their children are coming back to us as adults, purchasing their first homes. This makes our work extremely purposeful and rewarding. We really get to help our clients make the American Dream a reality." 

As a native Angeleno, Mark enjoys all that Los Angeles has to offer: from dining at the newest restaurants in the city, hiking the trails of Runyon Canyon, to paddle boarding in the Pacific Ocean and attending events at the Hollywood Bowl, Mark doesn't only sell the LA lifestyle, he lives it. In addition, he dedicates time to personal development, spreading his message of hope & inspiration by creating social media content which he calls #DoseOfPositivity - a hashtag he created in 2011 as a result of expressing gratitude for life.

Mark Gonzales’ Listings

Listed By Compass
Active Under Contract
5535 Canoga Avenue, Unit 133

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

$375,000
1 BD
1 BA
610 SF