In 1988 Mark moved his primary residence from Birmingham to Sandestin Beach Resort, where he has had a front row seat witnessing the phenomenal growth and maturation the Emerald Coast has experienced over past three decades. Understanding this dynamic growth and having the practical knowledge necessary to assist his clients in making the best choice for them is what sets Mark apart, his service has always been highly focused to meet his client’s specific needs and insure maximum results.
Having maintained a full time career in sales and marketing, sales management and sales training. In 1988, he became the General Manager for JMA, Inc., the second largest sales and sales management training organization in the country. In 1996, he joined the Edgewater Management team in the creation of the Martin Green Golf Academy. Under Mark’s supervision as National Director of Sales and Marketing, the Golf Academy earned the prestigious distinction as one of Golf Magazine's Top 25 Golf Schools in the country in 2001 and maintained that prestigious recognition throughout his tenure. During this time Mark was instrumental in the founding of the first trade association for the condominium industry in Florida and was the Executive Director of the Florida Association of Condominium Trade Industries from its inception through 2005.
Having worked closely with Edgewater Management on various real estate projects over the years, Mark was asked to join Edgewater Beach Real Estate Team in 2005, where Mark was the "Producer of the Year" 9 out of his 10 years with Edgewater.
In the summer of 2015, Mark joined the Counts Real Estate Group as Director of Sales for the new Scenic 30A South Walton office which is perfectly situated between Rosemary Beach and Seaside, his office is located directly on Scenic 30A at Eastern Lake Village.
Mark specializes in the South Walton and Scenic 30A Resort Second Home and Primary Residence market. These properties include luxury gulf front and bay front condominiums, townhouses, single-family homes, as well as pre-construction opportunities for both beach and bay front, along with land and home packages. His firsthand knowledge of the Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, WaterSound, Seaside, WaterColor, Grayton Beach and Sandestin real estate markets is unsurpassed. He is on the ground daily with buyers and sellers and knows how to successfully fulfill your goals.
Mark is nationally recognized as a $50,000,000 producer placing him among the "The Ultimate Producers Nationally in Real Estate" with a total primary home and second home sales volume of over $361,000,000 through 2021. Mark is a "Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist" and has earned the prestigious Million Guild Member ranking.
Living on the Emerald Coast, there are so many outdoor activities that can be enjoyed. For Mark, inshore fishing is his true passion and over the past 10 years fishing has grown to be a little more than a hobby for Mark. Together with his son Michael, they are a professional Redfish tournament team that competitively fish on several of the nation's most prestigious Redfish Tours. You can follow Mark and Michael as they fish in over 12 tournaments a year, with over half being nationally televised, here is the link to their FaceBook page Team ShallowTails.