Bio: Experience: Mark Schwope. "Your Local Real Estate Connection and Your Trusted Agent for Life.." My real estate company is Market Your Home; affiliated with Keller Williams Premier Realty located in Vadnais Heights, MN. As a professional realtor, I daily assist my clients in selling, buying, or investing in real estate. My goal is to be” Your Realtor for Life”. I am committed to serving my community of Centerville, Hugo and Lino Lakes as well as the greater surrounding areas of the twin cities of Minnesota. I personally serve in my community and donate 5 percent of my net commission to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Hugo Chapter. This is a non-profit organization helping our local military families in need. I am a long-time business owner specializing in real estate sales and appraisals. I’ve been licensed as a real estate professional for 14 years. I’ve been with Keller Williams for the past four years, and I am now licensed as a real estate appraisal specialist since 2012. My Personal Background: I was born and raised in St. Paul, MN in the east-side area. I graduated from Johnson Sr. High in 1982, and I am now living in Lino Lakes, MN. Just north of Centerville, MN. I’m married to my beautiful wife, Susan. Even though we have no children, we have 2 wonderful english field springer spaniels and we both have a passionate hobby of raising and training these wonderful dogs for hunt test competitions and overall hunting. My Business: Having 100% customer satisfaction is my most important goal! I am reliable and passionate about your real estate concerns and needs. I know that I work for you and to help you reach your overall goals. My practice is to keep constant open communication. I will provide you with my real estate market expertise. I study the real estate market daily. I visit more than a hundred homes each month, and I analyze the market data to provide you the most up-to-date, accurate information so you can stay ahead of the competition. I have successfully negotiated 98 percent of closed sales since I have worked as a real estate professional. I have completed sales of transaction in residential and business real estate in amounts as high as $1,900.000 in a given transaction and successfully reached 96 percent of my suggested listing price. My background in business has given me the edge in business negotiations as well as with county, state and local government entities. I've managed over 30 employees at any given time while in business. I know people and the importance of personal family needs and goals. I bring this experience to my clients everyday. You will never have to wonder about the quality of a real estate agent when you choose me as your realtor. I know selling or buying real estate is not a matter of chance, your decisions impact your life. I will guide you in this process, allowing you to make informed, sound choices along the way. "This is all I do, and I do it well." That is why you can also call me “Your Realtor for Life”… Buying a home: You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home. Selling a Home: When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close. Consult on Home Selling Tactics Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.