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Ratings & Reviews
I experienced Mark as a patient and efficient communicator with deep knowledge and sound judgment. He has outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills and is extremely well connected. Mark utilized numerous advertising & marketing tools to successfully close escrow for my property. This wasn't a quick transaction and the fact that he was able to close an impressive deal is a reflection of his talent and deep experience. I was also looking for a trustworthy Real Estate Professional who subscribes to high ethical standards and Mark didn't disappoint me. It was a pleasure and a seamless experience to work with Mark and I would not hesitate to use his services again.<br/><br/>Stefan Engst, Ph.D.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $650K in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA.
I experienced Mark as a patient and efficient communicator with deep knowledge and sound judgment. He has outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills and is extremely well connected. Mark utilized numerous advertising & marketing tools to successfully close escrow for my property. This wasn't a quick transaction and the fact that he was able to close an impressive deal is a reflection of his talent and deep experience. I was also looking for a trustworthy Real Estate Professional who subscribes to high ethical standards and Mark didn't disappoint me. It was a pleasure and a seamless experience to work with Mark and I would not hesitate to use his services again.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Bayview, San Francisco, CA.
Mark helped us find and buy our home and we would not have been able to do it without him. His has a great amount of expertise on the San Francisco real estate market and is extremely personable. After a few houses lost to multiple offers we finally found our home and we couldn't be happier with how it all turned out! Thanks Mark and I would highly recommend him!
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $800K in Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA.
Mark is extremely knowledgeable with regards to the San Francisco real
estate market. He lives in the city and has been in the business for quite
awhile.Mark knows lots of people, places and things!
Here is a brief story of our house hunt with Mark in San Francisco.
Several years after moving back east for family reasons, an opportunity made it
possible for us to move back to San Francisco. We were in communication with
Mark via email etc. long before we actually moved. Once our home sold, my
husband and I moved to San Francisco. Mark and I were out looking at houses
right away. We had a couple near misses but through all of it Mark knew who
to contact, what could be done, where to go from here, and had the patience
to start over and continue. He not only knows the market he knows people.
He found a Victorian in great condition (single family with in-law) that was
within our budget in a wonderful location!
He provided a list of trades people he has done business with - painters,
plumbers, tilers, floor re-finishers, gardeners etc. After all if one lives in an
1892 Victorian, one needs people to call!!!
Mark knows San Francisco, he knows the real estate business, and has
lots of patience. He is the one to call if you are looking for a home here
in San Francisco!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Sunnyside, San Francisco, CA.
Mark helped us buy two different properties in San Francisco. One sale included a major issue with the bank, and he was the reason the deal went through. In fact both deals went through as planned and at a reduced price! I wouldn't work with anyone else.
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $750K in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA.
When I decided to sell my home and listed with Mark, friends and co-workers all said ‘those agents are just in it for the money …,’ but I can truly say I never felt that way with Mark. Of course, he is making a living, but I always felt he was looking out for my best interests. Not only did he sell my home for well over the asking price in a down market, but he found me a wonderful new place in a neighborhood I never thought I could afford. All through the process of selling my former home and buying the new one, Mark was highly professional and totally responsive at all times and attentive to every detail of the transactions. He was also a resource for numerous purveyors and service providers and was willing to make arrangements and meet with them when needed. Finally, Mark is just a really nice person and a devoted family man. In short, I couldn’t be happier with his handling of both my home sale and my home purchase and the results he achieved!
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $725K in Golden Gate Heights, San Francisco, CA.
When my wife and I decided to seriously pursue purchasing a house in San Francisco, we immediately turned to Mark and couldn't be happier with the results. Within weeks, he was able to help us find a property that fit our needs and budget. Through each step in the process, Mark took the time to be sure our questions were answered and any concerns were addressed.
As first time home buyers unsure of the process, trust was perhaps the most important trait we were looking for in an agent and Mark surpassed our expectations. We needed to not only be able to count on his answers to our questions, but be confident that he would speak up and advise us on issues that we didn't know enough to ask - even if it jeopardized a potential sale or his commission. Mark not only met this standard, but his integrity and everything he did clearly conveyed the sense that he would not rest until we found the home that was right for us.
On top of all this, he's a great guy. You will be very happy if he handles your real estate transaction but you may also find you've made a new friend.
Note: I might have scored Mark with 5 stars in Process and Negotiation as well, but our purchase was a somewhat unusual probate sale complicated by some legal errors on the sellers part which made it a bit of a unique case. As a result the process was a bit obscure (no one knew exactly how it was going to work), and only minimal negotiations took place.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $775K in Midtown Terrace, San Francisco, CA.
I think a lot of people, especially in San Francisco, have a negative view
of real estate agents. They can be seen as people who earn a high
commission for relatively little work. I'm sure there are real estate
agents like that here, but Mark Peschel is not one of them. We definitely
made him work for his money, so much so that we thought he might drop us,
because we were so particular and looking back, incredibly naive, about
the whole process of home-buying here in SF. We were first time home
buyers and total greenhorns in every subject of a real-estate transaction.
Mark was always very patient in explaining the many details we didn¹t
understand. Although he had plenty of reasons to become impatient because
we made a number of mistakes by not listening to him.
- Mark recommended a certain district, but we kept looking in other areas.
(We are now very happy in the area he suggested).
- Mark suggested a different mortgage broker, but we kept using our own.
(In the end, his broker got us a much better rate).
- Mark advocated bidding on less popular houses, but we continued with
offers on properties that received multiple offers & resulted in overbids.
All in all it took more than 10+ offers and 15 long months to find our new
home. During this time Mark provided us with selected listings almost
every weekend, wrote numerous offers (two of them while he was on
vacation) and didn't even give up on us when we backed out of a winning
We finally succeeded in finding a detached, single family home with garage
and garden, in a wonderful neighborhood in San Francisco, the one Mark
recommended at the very beginning. We got a house that needed minor
upgrades, is a perfect fit for us as a family and we used the Mortgage
Broker he recommended. Truly, we couldn¹t be happier with our new home and
the service we received through Mark.
Thank you, Mark Peschel, for your patience and hard work,