Senior Real Estate Specialist®
Mark Kotch is the 2022 recipient of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Outstanding Service Award.
Mark has been a licensed Realtor since 2004. After his initial career of over 20 years in the Professional Beauty industry, he decided to get off the road and build a new career in Real Estate. Mark has sold homes of all price points and in all kinds of markets.
Over 105 agents have been trained and mentored by Mark. Many of these agents are making a positive impact in the markets they serve. Since 2015 they have accounted for over 200 million in Real Estate transactions.
In 2022 The National Association of Realtors, through his Senior Real Estate Specialist, honored him with the Outstanding Service Award given to one Realtor in the country. Mark’s work with seniors and those in need within his community earned him this prestigious award. Mark is involved in several community efforts to help seniors, the working poor, and the homeless around the tri-valley of the East Bay. For years Mark has gathered gently used coats from clients, friends, and his Real Estate farm for the Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent DePaul in Hayward, CA, for distribution to the community.
Since 2018 Mark has worked on Friday mornings picking up food close to being out of date from a local Safeway store and delivering to the Livermore Homeless Refuge, Tri-valley interfaith food pantry, and several senior housing communities. Food that would be composted is now providing the hungry with weekly groceries. COVID has added struggles with these deliveries, but people are hungry every day, whether it's a pandemic or not. The latest project is to help seniors make Doctor appointments. Mark is working with a group to provide free rides to their medical appointments. The fear among seniors regarding catching COVID remains high, and a friendly face helps to calm some of their fear.
“Mark It Sold” has been Mark’s slogan since his Real Estate career began. Today more than ever, Buyers and Sellers need to know that their trusted professional has the knowledge and experience to navigate and negotiate this current market. Whether a first-time home buyer or a senior looking to downsize, Mark can help you “Mark It Sold.”
Contact Mark if he can help you or a friend or family with their Real Estate needs.
We have used Mark on two different occasions to sell homes in Dublin and are always extremely happy with his services. Mark is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and is always available for questions. He walks you through every aspect of the sale and always has his clients’ best interests in mind. He has a calm yet professional demeanor which helps to make the huge task of selling a home very easy. He worked really hard for us and negotiated an amazing deal that we were very pleased with. It is always a pleasure to work with someone who has integrity and treats his clients like family. We would highly recommend Mark Kotch for all of your real estate needs.
RON | SELLER | PLEASANTON
Mark was outstanding in every aspect of the home buying process. He completely exceeded all of our expectations. For being a first-time home buyer, Mark was the best realtor. He was very knowledgeable and never rushed us or made us feel inadequate. His home recommendations were spot on in regards to price, location, and commodities. He didn’t pressure us into any decisions, and he also provided us with all the details about a house before we put an offer down. When working with Mark, he will use his resources to ensure you get the most from your side of the deal. In this crazy market, Mark helped us make the best and fair offer to get the home we wanted. All of his networking for the other aspects of home buying for us were excellent. Mark made this process feel like a fun adventure rather than a chore! We will be using him for all of our buying and selling needs in the future.
AMANDA DURBIN | SELLER
I highly recommend using Mark Kotch as your real estate agent. I have used Mark for the purchase and sale of 2 homes. Mark is highly professional and handles all the details and provides honest feedback on your home’s value and good advice on what to do to make your house in top condition for sale. He also has all the necessary contacts for home inspections, repairs and even moving companies. Buying or selling you home is a very stressful event and Mark has a very even temperament and provide a calming influence.
MICHAEL & LORRAINE | SELLER | LIVERMORE