On May 18th, we had a very special guest on our radio show; our President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada Properties – Mr. Mark Stark!
Mark joined us in studio to discuss the recent transition from Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS to the Berkshire Hathaway brand. Mark told us that Berkshire Hathaway purchased the Prudential real estate company. With that purchase, their overall plan was to have a super brand which is where we are today as part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network!
Mark further expanded that this is a game changer for not only us as Realtors® but also for our clients because there has never been an organization in real estate that has had the reach that this organization has. Berkshire Hathaway is the 5th largest organization on the planet and that will help us get more exposure for listings which will result in faster sales.
Another topic Mark shared with us was how we got started in real estate. The pursuit of a hotel management degree from UNLV brought Mark out west from his hometown of Chicago and after one snowless winter, he never looked back! At 21, Mark began a real estate career that he has turned into this incredible company we all work for.
The last thing we discussed with Mark was his current market perspective. Mark sees us in a full traditional market which he explained will always have some foreclosed properties but now they are at a controlled number of about 9 – 12%. Mark went on to say that in this traditional market we have to do everything that is key to being successful in this market. Mark also indicated that his biggest concern is clearly the financing. He touched on the idea of scrutiny to the point that you are guilty before you are innocent and tied that in to the loan process in which buyers are being subjected to vigorous verifications on what they could potentially do and in his opinion it just doesn’t have to be that way.
It was an awesome show and we are so appreciative that Mark Stark was able to join us and provide great information to all of our listeners!
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