Alan, with his wife Ellie and their children, relocated to Northern California from their hometown of
Alan founded the Alain Pinel Orinda office 14 years ago and consistently maintains his status as a top producing agent in the office, the county and the state. He currently ranks in the top one percent of all agents nationwide. In addition to his Brokers license, he is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Quality Service Certified (QSC) and a certified relocation specialist. To meet client demands and provide all services integral to a Real Estate transaction Alan has assembled the following team:
· Escrow, Administration & Marketing
Stephenie Ratke is responsible for all marketing and administrative functions. With an extensive collection of online and printed marketing materials and close attention to detail, Stephenie navigates homes into and through escrow. Many agents charge for this administration. The Marks Team includes the service at no additional cost.
· Short Sales, Foreclosures, Deed in Lieu
There are a growing number of distressed property transactions in the current market. To meet this demand, Alan has created a team to analyze, process, and negotiate with lenders on the client’s behalf for short sale, foreclosure, or deed in lieu transactions. This includes title and escrow processing at no cost to his Seller’s.
Ellie Marks, a licensed Realtor, founded, owns, and operates “Ready, Set, Sell!” a staging and remodeling business. Through her company, Ellie is instrumental in the preparation of homes prior to being introduced to the market. Ellie offers her staging services to The Marks Team’s clients at reduced fees, along with a free initial consultation.
Bruce Beasley, a licensed Real Estate agent, is the financial advisor. He is a Senior Loan Consultant at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage where he offers The Marks Team’s clients honest and competitive loan pricing.
· Escrow and Title
Melanie Jones provides all escrow and title functions to keep transactions running smoothly through the closing. Title insurance is underwritten through Old Republic Title Company, a premier service
All of the above together allows Alan to provide uncompromising attention and service to each client. Whatever your real estate needs, you need The Marks Team on your side!