From Professional Home Builder to Award-Winning Realtor®
Mark Gidden moved from England to Canada as an ambitious 18 year-old looking to see the world. His original plan was to stay for “only a year or so”, however, “after a very short time, I realised there was too much I loved about Canada to move back.” That was back in 1975, and the rest, as they say … is history.
Starting my professional life as a builder in the Edmonton area, I built over 100 homes in 15 years. This experience provided me with very valuable tools to bring to the table when selling real estate; tools which allow me to reassure my clients that I have the ability, the contacts, and the “know-how” to handle a variety of situations that can happen when dealing with real estate.
Mark moved to the Okanagan in 1992. He parlayed his in-depth knowledge of the home building industry into a real estate career 24 years ago, and is still living, working, and enjoying his career as an agent in the picturesque, four season’s playground of Kelowna. Having been both a real estate brokerage owner and a successful home builder, Mark has an abundance of industry experience and real estate knowledge for his clients to draw upon. He is known for his strong negotiating and communication skills, which have seen him recognized as one of the top-producing real estate agents in Kelowna. Mark was just awarded the “Chairman’s Club” award at Macdonald Realty Kelowna.
Mark has worked with clients at almost every stage in their lives; from first time buyers searching for their first major investment, to growing families, to empty nesters looking to downsize. There isn’t a phase of life, whether you are buying or selling, that doesn’t benefit from Mark’s intuitive eye and past building experience. It’s Mark’s uncanny ability to direct his clients to quality homes, and to avoid problem homes or “money-pits” that his clients truly appreciate. Mark’s brokerage ownership and home building experience allows for great insight when listing a home for sale, such as recommending what needs to be done regarding renovations or improvements to help maximize the return on every dollar spent.
If you’re looking to buy or sell property in the Kelowna area, contact Mark Gidden today for solid advice on your largest investment. For warm service, tremendous experience, and solid, professional advice – contact Mark by telephone at 250.878.1113 or by e-mail at email@example.com