Buyers Agent, First Time Home Buyers, Listing Agent, Relocation Expert, and Trust Sales
University of Missouri in Columbia
Mark is a hands-on agent, with well over a decade of real estate and mortgage experience. He takes the client and agent relationship very seriously. His extensive knowledge and success in sales, as well as proficiency in advertising, marketing, and public relations, cuts through the clutter of housing inventory and helps move houses fast.
Mark's career started in the corporate world. He has 23+ years of International Ad Agency experience and has marketed and developed national campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. He uses those same techniques and provides innovative marketing strategies that will move your home very fast and for the most money in any market condition. Testimonials
"We had an amazing experience with Mark looking for a mid-Peninsula single family home. Mark was a complete professional throughout the entire process and puts most other real estate agents to shame (we have worked with a couple of others in the past). After a couple days of visiting properties together, Mark had a pretty good idea of what we wanted. He ended up proposing the perfect property for us. It turned out that other interested buyers were unable to contact the seller's agent, but Mark's tenacity got through and we ended up having no competition to purchase the property, which we would never have discovered on our own. Beyond that, Mark is so well connected that he can get lots of useful information from other agents about pending properties which is useful when you are trying to make up your mind. He really treats you royally and is a pleasure to work with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.." - Jim M.
"If you want to work with a sharp, passionate, and incredibly knowledgeable realtor, Mark is the realtor you want to work with. Mark helped my husband and I buy our first home in late 2012. We first met him at an open house in mid-2012 and liked him immediately. We could tell from just a few minutes of chatting with him that he was an experienced realtor who would be wonderful to work with. He absolutely was! We saw about 4-5 homes with him over a 2 month period, where he was always, always flexible and willing to work with our schedule. At one home, he even got us an appointment to see it before the open house. During our walk throughs, Mark was always helpful in pointing out the great qualities about houses and always had suggestions when we saw something that deterred us. The home we ended up purchasing actually had been taken off MLS for a few months and when Mark saw it pop back up on MLS (but not on the public/Zillow listings), he immediately contacted us and made an appointment with the other realtor. We loved the house the moment we walked in. But after losing our bid for another home to a cash offer, we made our offer not expecting much. But we got the home and it was the extra effort Mark put in and his communication with the seller and their realtor that sealed our offer. We were amazed at Mark's drive, follow-through, optimism, and tenacity. I really can't say enough about Mark, he was fun to work with and made our home-buying process easy. I recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home!" - Allison F.
"Mark has been an amazing realtor for my wife and I. He's brokered two deals for us to secure new homes and has come through for us every time. We were working with a private lender and were really impressed with that lender until we went to buy and Mark helped us realize this lender was not as well known and would turn the sellers off. He convinced the sellers on very short term notice that we'd take care of it, and through his many connections connected us with the best loan agents we've ever worked with, who secured our loan in a very short time with an even better rate! Not only has mark helped us find and make the best offers by just enough in an extremely competitive market, he also helped my wife rent her place when she was overwhelmed with her first purchase, and coincidentally Mark found me to rent the place which is how I met my wife. Mark is so good at facilitating connections between people he's even a natural matchmaker :) " - John B.
"I bought a condo with Mark Palermo's help as my agent. I was happy with the purchase at the time and still am quite content a year after. He was very knowledgeable of the Redwood Shores area. He was professional, honest and made it an easy transaction for me. He showed a few apartments accommodating my work schedule, and helped me find the type of apartment I was looking for. He made it easy through the loan, offer and closing process by connecting me with the right people. He also spent a generous amount of time taking care of the improvements for the apartment before and after I moved in. I had a positive and pleasant overall experience and would highly recommend him." - Onur S.
"I bought a condo with Mark Palermo's help as my agent. I was happy with the purchase at the time and still am quite content a year after. He was very knowledgeable of the Redwood Shores area. He was professional, honest and made it an easy transaction for me. He showed a few apartments accommodating my work schedule, and helped me find the type of apartment I was looking for. He made it easy through the loan, offer and closing process by connecting me with the right people. He also spent a generous amount of time taking care of the improvements for the apartment before and after I moved in. I had a positive and pleasant overall experience and would highly recommend him." - Niki O.
"We purchased our home with Mark as our realtor. The home purchase process was a long journey in today's competitive market, filled with many obstacles. Mark stuck with us all the way with the professionalism, dedication, timeliness and a personal touch that we really valued in our agent. He has excellent knowledge of the real estate market in the Bay Area, lots of valuable contacts which helped immensely and a real knack for smelling a good deal! If you are looking for a passionate realtor that will go above and beyond, to serve the best interest of his client, then Mark is your guy!! I would recommend Mark highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is a pleasure to work with, down to earth and if we are to buy or sell again, I will be using Mark again as my Realtor for sure!!" - Reema K.