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Mark Krant

Premier Agent

29 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Broker/Realtor, Washington State (18 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

Ratings & Reviews

After interviewing 4 agents it was a no brainer to go with Mark to sell our home in BattleGround WA. The first visit to our home Mark pre-viewed our home so he could do a market evaluation for us. He also gave us a to do list to get our home ready when we were ready to sell. He gave us a seller’s net sheet so we knew before we ever listed our home with him what we could expect in our pockets after closing. He staged the home, had a virtual tour done, entered our home on EVERY real estate site we clicked on, made a You Tube video, sent out post cards to all the neighbors, colored flyers and so much more. Mark sent us updates on other homes like ours on a weekly bases as well as calling us to update and stay in touch. We had our house in contract after 27 days and he negotiated that we do NO repairs. He meet the appraiser at the house to make sure the appraisal went off without a hitch. It’s by far the easy and quickest we have ever sold a home. I would/will highly recommend Mr. Krant to friends and family. He was truly a real estate professional in all aspects. Debbie and Luke

  

12/28/2014 - lukehenderson919
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Battle Ground, WA.

After interviewing 4 agents it was a no brainer to go with Mark to sell our home in BattleGround WA. The first visit to our home Mark pre-viewed our home so he could do a market evaluation for us. He also gave us a to do list to get our home ready when we were ready to sell. He gave us a seller’s net sheet so we knew before we ever listed our home with him what we could expect in our pockets after closing. He staged the home, had a virtual tour done, entered our home on EVERY real estate site we clicked on, made a You Tube video, sent out post cards to all the neighbors, colored flyers and so much more. Mark sent us updates on other homes like ours on a weekly bases as well as calling us to update and stay in touch. We had our house in contract after 27 days and he negotiated that we do NO repairs. He meet the appraiser at the house to make sure the appraisal went off without a hitch. It’s by far the easy and quickest we have ever sold a home. I would/will highly recommend Mr. Krant to friends and family. He was truly a real estate professional in all aspects. Debbie and Luke

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09/12/2014 - Thompsonthompson124
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Vancouver, WA.

I flew in from Denver Colorado as my dad passed and I was the (POA) for his estate. I called Mark on Friday afternoon and by Sunday he had my dad’s home on the market and hooked me up with an estate sale planning expert. Mark had the house under contract in 41 days! I flew in a week before closing and had the estate sale. It went off without a hitch. Mark was there every step of the way from watering the grass, scheduling the estate sale, having carpets cleaned, maid service for home cleaning and staging the home. He did it all and in less than 1 week. I think the virtual tour and Mark’s staging is what got us the just $2,500 under asking price. I wish I lived in Vancouver when it came to real estate because I have never seen anyone more organized and schedule oriented as he was. Thanks Mark for helping me through a tough time with the loss of my dad and making things so easy for me with the sale of his home.

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04/23/2014 - kvg4
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Battle Ground, WA.

Because of the failing health of my mother I found myself needing to sell her house. Since my brother is a Realtor in Florida, he offered to help me find a reputable Realtor here in the Vancouver region. After some research he suggested that I go with Mark. I have to say that I'm really happy that we chose him. The day we signed with him he emailed a 40 point game plan of exactly what he was going to do to get the house sold. And then he went to work. We had an interested party in less than 24 hours. Mark not only invested a lot of time with us helping us get the house ready to show, he also spent a lot of time showing the house to other Realtors and prospective buyers. If I had to do it all over again I would choose Mark, and I'll recommend him to my friends. Mark was prompt, always did what he said he would do, and always got back to me in a very short time when I had a question.

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04/11/2014 - georgefritz123
Sold a Single Family home in 2004 for approximately $200K in Lincoln, Vancouver, WA.

If you’re looking for a real estate agent that is a leader, then call Mark his sets the standard in his industry. From the moment we met him at the door in his suit until we walked out the door at the escrow office after signing closing papers Mark’s knowledge, advise and professionalism was outstanding. Mark not only has the best marketing plan (In writing) on a day to day schedule of how and what to expect. He use’s postcards, virtual tours, colored flyers, you tube, google, yahoo and all the major media platforms to expose your home to buyers. Let me just say after moving 9 times with my company Mark is at least twice as good as any other realtor we have used in the last 18 years. Not to mention he sold our home in 22 days. Thanks again Mark we appreciated all your hard work…. George

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04/09/2014 - gmamoneybags
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Vancouver, WA.

Wow! How easy was this!? After a little bit of research online for an agent we chose Mark. His professionalism and personality is really what sold us. He kept us in "the loop" constantly with emails, phone messages and texts. If we had questions he always had the answers...and right away, no hanging out there. His marketing plan was very impressive, he absolutely knows the area and the market. We got our asking price on the 5th day, which totally shocked us! From day of listing until the day we closed.....39 days!! How awesome is that? Would we recommend Mark? Absolutely!! We're planning to move to Arizona in the fall....sure wish he could do business there too!!

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04/09/2014 - maryjo1955rt
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Vancouver, WA.

We feel so lucky to have had Mark as are “buyers agent”. We were referred Mark by a friend that used Mark to sell their home a couple years ago. He started out by meeting us in the office and going thru he’s news letter to update us on the current market conditions. Then he when through the process of making an offer and what a purchase and sales agree to make an offer. We then looked at an area map of Clark County and picked the regions we wanted to live in. He plugged in the rest of our home wants and needs and printed out a complete detailed list of homes. We would do drive by and other research first and call Mark on just the homes we were interested in seeing. After several homes we made an offer (with 2 other offers from buyers) and we did end up getting the home. Mark never pressured us into making an offer but when we did he moved fast and was like a shark getting our offer to get accepted by the seller. Thanks Mark because of your hard work we will definitely tell everyone about your awesome service.

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04/04/2014 - herdersonm42
Sold a Single Family home in 2000 for approximately $250K in Vancouver, WA.

Way to go Mark we did it! We listed our home with Mark in beginning of February and I am writing this in our new home less than 60 days later. It’s not just the fact we got everything done so fast is how easy things went. Mark’s marketing plan/Calendar tells a homeowner what and when things are going to be done and he was right on schedule like clockwork. As a task was completed Mark would usually email me the update. Last but not least, we sold our home for $2,000 less than we were asking.....WOW that was great. Have a great year Mark and stop by and see us when you’re in the neighborhood your always welcome!

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04/03/2014 - stevens754
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Vancouver, WA.

Mark is the best agent possible when buying a home. He met us at the office and took almost an hour explaining the market, short sales, how to make an offer and so much more. He then entered us into his system and when the homes came up that matched our criteria we went through EVERY home pictures and data. We looked at over 25 homes I swear until we finally made an offer. The closing went so smooth, the whole process was painless. If you’re looking for a experienced Realtor that takes his time and cares about you Mark’s your guy! Thanks Mark we appreciate all you have done for us and that awesome planter box you made for us as a move in present.

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03/27/2014 - user0852420
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Lake Shore, WA 98685

Called to see about a house in the Vancouver market that I had inquired about through Zillow. He called once, left a message and two days later, I called him back. The phone call has to be one of the strangest conversations I have had with a realtor.

He wanted me to come on Saturday, but I mentioned I had another house I was going to see. When he asked where, I said it was in Oregon. He said he doesn't work with people in Oregon. I understand that if he doesn't have a license to conduct business there; but, I thought his response was odd. I said we are looking for a house in either the Vancouver or the Portland market. He seemed abrupt with that and when I asked him why should it matter where I am looking, his reply was "it matters to me." As if he didn't have time to bother with a potential client who is looking into both markets.

At the very least, he could have offered to still show me the home and some others in the Vancouver area; but, he was rude and hung up.

I am sure that he is better than this with the overall star ratings he has, but I found Mark's attitude toward me in this conversation as unprofessional and self-centered.

Terrible connection, poor business etiquette, and very rude.

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Mr. Foster, If I came across rude and or hurt your feelings I am sorry and I apologize. You are totally right, I called you right away after I received your request from Zillow on Monday to view a home here in West Vancouver. You emailed me back 2 days later on a Wednesday and asked for a Saturday or Sunday showing to meet your schedule. I email you back right away and set up a Saturday 10am appointment. You then called me on the phone 2 days after I replied to your email on a Friday afternoon and asked if I could show you on Sunday instead of Saturday because you were looking at another home in Oregon with a different agent. I simply tried to explain to you that I had already scheduled clients on Sunday, that I wasn’t available. I hope you find another agent that meets your needs and you and your families have many joyous years in your new home!

 

  

10/20/2013 - BLATTY01970
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Vancouver, WA.

My wife and I found Mark's name on the internet when we started thinking seriously of moving from Boston to the Portland area. We had never bought a house before and were not exactly sure how to go about it. We are so grateful to have found him more or less by chance because I can't imagine any realtor being more attentive to our needs or more thorough and helpful than he was for several months before we actually bought. Mark called us regularly with updates about potential homes that matched what we were looking for and sent us listings via the internet. When I finally flew out to meet Mark and look at houses he met my flight at the airport and drove me all over town showing me the houses I was interested in. At one point I impulsively decided upon a house which was not really adequate for our family's needs (too small, no garage, not the best schools, etc.) and although it would have meant a quick sale for him he encouraged me to look around more until I found the house that we now live in which we love and which is larger, has a garage, and has the best schools in the district. My point is that he cared enough about helping me find a house that would be best for my family that he discouraged me from making a rash and impractical decision, even though he risked losing whatever commision he could have quickly made. Instead, he spent a full week taking me around the city every day until I found the perfect house for my family (which, by the way, turned out to be cheaper than the house I almost bought.) He also helped us negotiate a better price for the house. In addition, about a week before we moved in, Mark went to the house and moved out the old furniture that had been left by the previous owners as a favor to us and spent the day cleaning the house better and doing minor repairs, He also, as a favor and without being paid for his efforts, met the plummer and pest control people at the house to let them in. In short, Mark was the very best agent I could have found to help me find a house far from home and I recommend him highly and without hesitation to anyone else looking to buy or sell a home. A thorough professional as well as a caring and generous man. I do not usually take the time to review like this, but it is the least I can do knowing that my review will perhaps help other families have a great experience finding a new home as I did. Thank you, Mark!!

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