Principal Broker, Oregon & Washington
The founder of Ross NW Real Estate, Mark Ross, has been in the real estate industry for over 25 years and brings a level of expertise to his business that is unmatched. Real estate has always been Mark’s career choice and he has spent his career perfecting and expanding his skill set in the real estate industry to better serve his agents and his clients.
Education and Background
Mark studied at Oregon State University before venturing into the world of real estate. Working in the real estate industry has always been his lifelong career goal and he was more than happy to join the team at one of the major brokerage firms just after graduating from college.
Real Estate Career
Mark began his career in the real estate industry at a major brokerage firm and worked there for 17 years. He was one of the youngest brokers to be appointed principal broker and was the top producer for the company. Mark has gained expertise in negotiating seller financing in land sale contracts due to his experience in meeting challenges of the current economic climate and housing industry crisis. Mark possesses a keen understanding of needing to work within each clients’ unique budget when searching for their ideal property.
Mark has sold and helped develop and design new construction projects, from 5 to 34-unit townhome developments. He has dealt with short sales, bank-owned properties, pre-foreclosures and cash for keys ventures. He also has experience working with distressed properties and with investors on fix and flip projects. Mark has remodeled homes and fixer-uppers, converted homes to multiplexes and added units to existing properties, as well has owned and managed several rental properties.
He continually works to improve and expand his knowledge of the real estate industry and remains current on the market trends, conditions and technological advances available in the market in order to bring the benefits of his knowledge to each client transaction at Ross NW Real Estate.
Mark is a motivated and forward thinker who places high importance on constant and detailed communication with his clients. He is committed and passionate about his personal investment in the real estate industry and looks forward to sharing his expertise in the real estate industry with you.
Tel: (503) 680-2100 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Ross Reviews
Without Mark, we would not be living in as wonderful a home as we are. Mark possesses a unique, ninja-like method for finding value. His extraordinary resourcefulness, ingenuity, and efficiency in evaluating properties for our needs allowed us to painlessly seal a deal that appeared to me to be a looming struggle. His candor and tireless enthusiasm kept us sane during a ~10 month search. He combines perfect trade knowledge with a willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, meeting on short notice and working late at night if necessary. He was responsive, punctual, and attuned to our feelings about properties. Mark was helpful in all details of our purchase, and was willing to take as much time as needed to explain unclear parts of the process.
1/26/16 – Loren A.
Mark listens and then acts. He is very knowledgeable about the whole tri county area and is very detailed oriented. He always returned my calls right away or picked up immediately on his cell phone. I felt confident that he knew what needed to be done to bring the best price for my property and he came through. My townhouse sold in 3 days at almost $6K over asking price. I would highly recommend Mark for both a buyer and sellers agent.
1/12/16 – Cheri Loyd
Mark is an excellent realtor. He is very professional, resourceful and responded to all of our needs. He sold our home quickly and easily. I would highly recommend him for your real estate needs.
12/04/15 – Erin Swartsley
I would highly recommend working with Mark to sell or purchase your home. His extensive experience and knowledge of real estate transactions were instrumental in the purchase of our home, and his communication through the process made us feel at ease.
11/29/2015 – Chris Sander
I would highly recommend using Mark for any of his provided services. He has comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business with extensive experience. His negotiation skills combined with his knowledge made my wife and I feel extremely confident that we were in good hands. Mark will always put his client’s needs first and is very reliable about executing any deliverable he has been tasked with. More importantly for my family we appreciated his honesty and integrity. Mark Ross has help us achieve one of the more difficult and emotional accomplishment in one’s life, buying a house. Thank to Mark and his incredible team for helping to make our dream of home ownership comes true!
11/16/2015 – Bill & Angelica
To put it simply, Mark was fantastic. My husband and I were first time home buyers who were looking in a specific neighborhood and fell in love with a very specific house that was being renovated and wasn’t even on the market yet. Despite the house not being on the market it still had several competing offers, but Mark was able to ensure that ours was the most attractive, not just in price but in other aspects as well. He counseled us to be patient while we waited on pins and needles during the three day offer process. We listened to his advice and our offer was accepted. After our offer was accepted, the deal was exceedingly difficult due to the seller running into major financial difficulties during the renovation process. The seller demanded we close despite the house not being finished and his realtor had no client control. We came to a major impasse and thought the deal was dead several times. At one point the seller sent us a termination agreement when we refused to close. Mark told us to hang tight and assured us he had revived deals more contentious than this one. He was right. He came up with creative solutions to every challenge that we faced along the way, and was able to assist both parties in working things out in a mutually beneficial manner so that we could get the house. This was an extremely tough transaction and there is no way we would have ended up with the house we wanted without Mark’s help. We were on the phone with him frequently over a period of several months and always found him to be available and happy to help. We almost felt guilty when we considered the hours he must put in, but whether in the morning, evening, on the weekend, or even during the time when he briefly traveled out of state, Mark was there to guide us through the journey. We can’t say that we enjoyed the home buying process, but we were grateful that we found Mark Ross, and he was ultimately able to guide us to a successful result. We emphatically recommend Mark Ross to anyone looking to buy their next home.
10/12/2015 – Jennifer & John
Escaped from being a renter. Got a great house that fits my income! Majority of the house hunting, negotiation and document signing was done online so the process was quick and efficient. Started looking for a house on my own and I was always last in line. With Mark Ross I got to bid on houses first.
09/29/2015 – Anonymous
Mark was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was our first time buying an investment property and he made the process simple. Everything was done in a timely manner and Mark was always available and ready to take my call when I needed to meet or talk with him.
08/19/2015 – Vilma Madrigal
Extremely responsive and attentive to customers questions/concerns. He was able to provide clarity to the home selling process. He’s very knowledgeable in strategic practices.
08/19/2015 – Erin
Mark is a veteran of the Portland housing market and it shows. He is also a voice of reason in a highly complex, competitive, and dynamic market. We engaged several Realtors at first and Mark stood out from the crowd with his professionalism, knowledge, and thoroughness. When we began our search, we looked at everything and everywhere because we didn’t know exactly what we wanted and there’s so much variety in Portland. Mark patiently showed us many homes and we eventually figured out what we didn’t want and also what we really had to have. For a first time home buyer, this process can be prolonged but Mark managed to give us the perfect amount of space to do our own discoveries, but really came to our aid when we needed him, especially when timing pressures were high. We learned a lot through this process with Mark and ultimate found what we were looking for. Even in this highly competitive market, Mark was able to successfully negotiate a great deal under list price for us. Thanks Mark!
07/16/2015 – Jackson Wang
Mark Ross is a professional! He responded to my desires, my needs and my wants in a positive manner, showing me any and all condos that might suit my expectations. And his negotiating skills were even better. Thanks Mark Ross, I’ll be sending you new clientele!
06/30/2015 – Lynda Young
Mark and his team were amazing while we were searching for a home in the Portland area. I’m sure I drove him crazy but you never would know because he was always professional and courteous. He also was easy to get a hold of on the phone and would promptly return calls if he couldn’t answer. He helped us find a beautiful home in Happy Valley. I would highly recommend Mark and his team for your home search!
06/05/2015 – Heather
We used Mark for 3 real estate transactions in a three-month span. From the beginning, Mark was clear, communicative, and realistic. Our first property sold in about 3 days and our second one sold in under two weeks. Both properties were sold for full-asking price and the sales were quick and without incident. Once our properties were sold, Mark helped us hunt down the perfect house in the neighborhood we desired but were not sure we could afford. During the purchasing cycle, Mark was attentive, informative, and patient. He showed us multiple properties and patiently discussed pros and cons of each as we prepared to make an offer. In a competitive market where houses were being sold for far over asking, Mark’s strategic approach allowed us to get into the property we truly wanted and save money at the same time. We would absolutely recommend Mark as an agent and look forward to working with him again on future transactions.
06/01/2015 – Mandana & Ronnie
I had the opportunity to work with Mark when purchasing a new home for my parents, and he was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was very accommodating to both mine and my parents schedules, always professional and kind, knowledgeable of the market, and he simply pointed us in the right direction. If the need ever arises, I would definitely call Mark again and be happy to recommend him to anyone who’s in the market for a new home.
05/31/2013 – Anonymous
Very strong personal character. listened to what I needed. patient as I am very new to area and email . seemed honestly excited when I got the home. made an offer when I was willing to give asking price and something made me trust him and others should also.
04/09/2015 – Dee Freeman
Mark did a great job at selling our home. He was able to put together a plan to “pre-list” the house while we were looking for our new house. The materials and web presence he put together to sell our house were very professional and attractive. I think they really helped to make the house look its best and sell quickly. I have already referred him to a co-worker and will continue referring him.
04/03/2015 – Jennelle
My wife and I relocated to the Portland Area and utilized the services of Mark Ross to purchase a home. Mark was very professional and very knowledgeable of the area, including market conditions. We obtained a home in a very efficient and timely manner. Of particular note, I felt that Mark truly represented our interests in negotiations. I would not hesitate from using his services again.
03/16/2015 – John & Debra
I enjoyed working with Mark to find and purchase a home in the Portland area while living in CA. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and professional every step of the way. He listened to my needs and provided listings that fit my criteria. His immense knowledge of the Portland area made a huge difference in searching for homes that fit the needs of my family. He was patient and guided me through the process of bidding on a foreclosed property. He made the process so very simple for me because his experience speaks volumes in the way he treats his clients and the service he provides. I had to trust him to give me clear, honest direction and feedback since I was in a remote location. He didn’t let me down and I am very happy with my new home. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking to buy a home in the Portland area.
01/30/2015- Debra Fish
Mark was a pleasure to work with and he made our out-of-state move an easy one. He listened to our needs and our wants, adapted to our changing requests and then used his market expertise to close on the perfect home for our family. Mark always made himself available to us throughout the process and went above and beyond our expectations (even taking a video tour of a property we could not visit). If you are in the market for a home, we would highly recommend Mark Ross!
01/09/2015 – Anonymous
Mark Ross is an effective communicator and negotiator. Among his myriad skill set would rank professionalism, courtesy, and honesty. Mark took his time showing us listings, and never pushed or hurried the experience. He detailed the homes we were looking for, and was available with his time and expertise. He has a very pleasant demeanor, and made the entire home buying experience delightful, even following up after we moved into our home. I would recommend him to my best friends and family. He is a talent in the real estate business, thank you.
01/09/2015 – Alex Koperburg
I live in Cincinnati and just bought a home in Portland to move into in the near future. Mark worked remotely with me for 9 months prior to the purchase to provide listings to review and arranged time to be free to work with me during my visit to Portland. I was only in Portland a week during which I found a property I was quite happy to make an offer on. The entire process from writing the offer letter to the close was handled smoothly with Mark using phone, email, and DocuSign for communications. I feel the ease with which this transaction was handled, mostly from a remote location, demonstrates Mark’s high degree of organization and professionalism.
09/26/2014 – Scott
I would highly recommend Mark Ross for buying or sell a home and/or property. Mark quickly became an indispensable partner to my wife and I, guiding us through valuation and pricing, marketing strategies and working with city departments and personnel to determine the impact of city codes and restrictions on our properties . Mark consistently has gone above and beyond what I would expect from a Realtor in both level of service and expertise. Before selecting Mark, my wife and I interviewed 9 other realtors – none of which could match Marks experience, professionalism, expertise, confidence and enthusiasm about working to sell our properties. I would work with Mark again without hesitation.
09/26/2014- Brad & Sue Grove
Mark, and his assistant Carrie, were great to work with. When we finally settled on a short-sale property, Mark worked tirelessly to get us the best possible deal. Even a few days prior to closing, Mark continued to negotiate with the bank, seller, and seller’s agent to secure a reduction in the price. My husband and I will highly recommend Mark Ross to buyers and sellers in the future.
08/21/2014 – Ralph & Flo Glatt
When I decided to relocate from Southern California to Portland (my daughter lives here) I did not have a clue about what area I wanted to live. I found Marks real estate site on the web and gave him a call. Mark was always professional and patient with me, and showed me properties all over the Portland area. Mark was never pushy and was ready to offer suggestions and insights that helped me in my decision making process. I eventually purchased a beautiful condo in the heart of the Pearl District. Mark did a fabulous job in working with the sellers agent in closing the deal. Marks knowledge of the Portland real estate market was evident during my search and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a home in the Portland area.
08/05/2014 – Jim
Rachel is the office manager and transaction coordinator for Ross NW Real Estate. She manages all marketing, including social media, print marketing, blog posts and more. Rachel is a licensed broker in Oregon and has a passion for being part of a boutique agency.
Rachel is from Reno, NV and attended the University of Nevada, Reno. She graduated with a BS in Business Administration with a focus in marketing. After graduation she moved to Oregon to start working for the Ross family. Since then, she has played a pivotal role in the growth of Ross NW Real Estate.
Rachel has two dogs that she enjoys adventuring with. She is an avid coffee drinker and enjoys spending time in wine country.
Active and hard working, Tanya made her way from her home state of Colorado to Portland after completing her degree in engineering with Colorado School of Mines. After fifteen years working as an engineer, Tanya stepped away to refocus on her young family and obtain her broker’s licence so she could join her husband at Ross NW Real Estate.
Devoted to her family, work, and community, Tanya dedicates her time to developing strong relationships with the people in her life. Enthusiastic about her growing career in real estate, Tanya also enjoys running, being involved with her kids’ schools, and volunteering through church.
Each and every team member that works at Ross NW Real Estate firm is of the highest quality and is ready to work with you to reach your goals for buying and selling your home. Our team has impressive backgrounds in all avenues of the real estate industry and have each had their own success in the industry. We look forward to working with clients every day to find homes that exceed their expectations and go above and beyond what they could have ever imagined.
When you work with Ross NW Real Estate, you will find that we are attentive, interested and focused on your exact specifications and necessities for your new home. We will make sure that your home buying and selling processes are comfortable, efficient and of quality. We are always open to answering any questions you may have and addressing any concerns you may have as well. We’re committed to becoming your real estate partners and are there with you every step of the way.
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