Platinum California Realty
12707 High Bluff Drive. Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92130Email Me
Mark is a lifetime resident of San Diego and especially enjoys helping clients relocate to the area as a certified Relocation Specialist. He has spent 35 years as a real estate investor and has been a REALTOR® since 2003. With this experience, Mark brings extensive knowledge in home buying, investment properties, and land acquisition. He is also a member of the San Diego, California, and National Associations of Realtors.
As a founding board member of the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals, Mark collaborates with a wide range of specialists to more positively support the divorce process. He holds a Real Estate Collaboration Specialist Divorce (RCS-D) certification. Mark brings expertise in assisting divorcing homeowners in preserving their credit and future home ownership opportunities; while navigating the unique aspects of divorce real estate transactions.
A seasoned professional with experience in all facets of real estate, Mark works diligently for his clients. His high level of expertise and keen understanding of clients' needs helps him to obtain measurable results, time and time again. Mark's devotion to customer service and his consistent results have earned him professional awards for both sales volume and quality client service. Mark also has extensive experience working with investors in the acquisition, renovation, and selling of investment properties in San Diego. In addition, he enjoys mentoring newer agents and has a team of agents who benefit from his experience and guidance. From planning the real estate transaction to closing the deal, Mark brings service, integrity, and satisfaction.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Prior to his career in real estate, Mark worked as an architect, city planner, and small business owner. Mark enjoys volunteering in his community, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
"My husband and I were looking to buy a second property as an investment and Mark did a great job helping us locate the right property for us, presenting the offer, and following through every step of the paperwork, inspections, and contingencies. Even after the actual closing he checked back with us and offered resource referrals for any further assistance we might need to prepare the property for a tenant. We would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking to buy a property in this competitive market."
"Mark was always very quick to respond, which was our favorite part about working with him. When we emailed, texted or called, he responded within the hour (or next day if it was late at night). He was the main reason we were able to get an offer on this house, which we LOVED, so that was much appreciated. We were the types that needed regular updates throughout the long 7 month short sale process even if there wasn't anything to update, and Mark calmly got back to us anytime we needed. In the end, we got the house and all is good :)"
~ Otay Ranch, CA.
"Mark assisted me in remodeling an investment property. I reside in another state so Mark coordinated the process much as a construction manager. He brought the project in on time, under budget and quite smooth, then referred me to a property manager for the rental marketing and management which has turned out very well. He has continued to be available for advise and consultation since then. I completely trust Mark Schauder and recommend him with complete confidence."
~ Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA.
"Mark worked with us through a very difficult negotiation process. He was there every step of the way and was diligent in pursuing every complex detail of our realestate transaction. His follow up, even weeks after the close to clear up many loose ends with the seller was invaluable. We trust Mark and believe he has a grerat deal of industry knowledge and personal intergrity. He was a pleasure to work with and we will not hesitate to use him again in any future realestate transaction."
~ Poway, CA.
"We couldn't have asked for more than what Mark offered us. Mark exhaustively (and exhaustingly, I am sure, for him!) helped us look for homes for six months. We were extremely picky, waiting for that home with the "right feel" and with a host of things on our wish list. Mark took the time to really hear us and interpret our wishes and tastes, so that, far from going for the quick sale, Mark actually cautioned us against a number of homes we were going to bid on out of our sheer exhaustion. In retrospect, we are so relieved! Mark was supportive throughout the process, and also very knowledgeable about the area. He pointed things about about neighborhoods and schools and other issues (proximity to traffic noise, etc.) we would have been in the dark about. He never made us feel like we were being too picky, either. He was also a fair but tough negotiator. He seemed to have an excellent sense of the costs involved in remodeling, updating, or doing deferred maintenance on certain homes, and this was really helpful, both pointing us to homes that were a good deal with updating yourself, but also steering us away from homes that were overpriced and yet were hiding a lot of work (roofs, etc.) We ended up with a fantastic price on a gorgeous home to raise our family in."
- Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA.
"Mark helped my husband and I find the perfect first home. He is professional, caring, and dedicated. Although we had a challenging escrow, due to HOA approvals, Mark made sure to updated us with the progress often and went beyond the call of duty to make the process painless. I have recommended him to family member and he will be a lifetime realtor for us. "
"My husband and I were so impressed with Mark's level of expertise and professionalism as our realtor. He was always prompt in responding to us and was so patient in answering all of our questions. He really devoted alot of care and attention to walking us through the process of buying our home. What impressed us the most was how he truly looked out for our best interest. He is a true advocate for his clients. We have already recommended Mark to several friends and family members."
~ Grove Park, Poway, CA.
"Cannot say enough good things about Mark - my whole family has used Mark for years and for very good reasons. We recommend him to all our friends as he is honest, hard working, great communication, and puts your best interest first. Mark will tell you what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear - and all for your benefit and protection. Our purchase was a complicated short-sale, and also my first time ever purchasing a home. Mark explained every step clearly, and worked hard to get the banks to move quickly and as efficiently as possible through the short-sale process. He scheduled all the appointments, referred us to some amazing vendors & services when needed, and his staff is equally as helpful and very timely with all the necessary paperwork involved. I'm not one to compliment easily, but I highly recommend Mark - you will not be disappointed!"
~ San Diego County Estates, Lakeside, CA.
"I recommend Mark Schauder for real estate in San Diego, and specifically Poway. Mark is very knowledgeable, thorough, attentive and efficient. His facilitation of my short sale was excellent. He handled all logistics and details, and put my mind at ease regarding the process. Mark did his best with my short sale and exceeded my expectations."
~ Poway, CA.
"Mark helped me through my first home buying experience and he made it so easy for me. Explained the process, was very responsive and was cool about everything. I was lucky to have Mark on my side and would absolutely recommend him to any buyer or seller! I certainly intend to use his expertise again!"
~ Cherokee Point, San Diego, CA.