Background – Gary Markus
usually finishes in the top 5% of lake area sales and the Board of
Realtors has awarded him the Pinnacle level sales award for 2004, 2005,
2006 and 2007 and Summit in 2008, Zenith in 2009, Summit in 2010 and
2011, Pinnacle in 2012. He has his broker license and ABR, GRI and CRS credentials. Gary is a primary agent (has his own office) within RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks. Gary is past President of the Bagnell Dam Board of Realtors and state Director on the Missouri association of Realtors. He has been on the board of directors for the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau. He and his wife Linda have been married 44 years and have owned a home at Lake of the Ozarks since 1998. He
is a recipient of REMAX International Hall of Fame award. (Million $ in
commissions with in a 5 year period) and has sold over $65 million in
sales, Gary was voted Realtor of the year for 2011 by lake area agents. Prior to 2002, Gary was in the corporate world where he held Director and VP positions in several fortune 100 companies.
"Real Estate is not a job – it is a business. This
is a 7 day a week profession that requires you to be organized, on top
of your game every day and use all technical opportunities available."
- I believe in using computers, digital cameras to the fullest. For
example, emailing potential clients dozens of pictures after previewing
homes and listings is fast, convenient for clients and professional. Setting clients up to automatically be sent new listings the day they hit the market is important.
must have one if not two good web sites that are current and allow
clients a location where they can visit and obtain additional
information. My domain names are lakeofozark.com, propertyatlake.com, mylakeoftheozarks.com, gmarkus.com, garymarkus.com all are directed to two websites.
must have a very good computer data base to access contacts and
potential buyers of properties. A good data base allows you to send out
multiple messages on new listings with minimal effort to hundreds of
be successful in real estate, you must think smart, communicate
effectively, and be organized using everything available to you. You
need to be seasoned, have lots of good relations with other real estate
agents from both your office and all other offices. And most important
you must like what you are doing. This is a full time second career for me and I love it!"
My objective – Be honest, straight forward and treat everyone the same and make everyone believe they are my only client.
Let the Quest begin!