Episode 238: ASK 5! an Interview w/ Mark Hughes

In Episode 238, co-hosts Matt Emerson & Jan O'Brien are joined in the WBNL Podcast studio by Mark Hughes, whose impressive career has spanned the industry.  His drive and determination have served him well in every role; agent, broker, owner, coach, mentor, author, national speaker, and wanderer!  He has much to share, so let's dive in and meet Mark...





w/ Mark Hughes

After reaching the top 1% of agents worldwide and the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Mark Hughes spent his 40s leading two of the West Coast's largest brokerages and a successful industry startup to sale. 

Mark is a former Sotheby's International Realty affiliate owner and managing broker. He was a President of Windermere Real Estate Services overseeing operations and managing develpment, service actiities, and growth throughout Southern California. Before that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of First Team Real Estate, California's largest Independent real estate company. Mark then grew Newport Beach startup Nook Real Estate until its sale to Compass in 2020. 

Mark is now a managing broker for Seven Gables Real Estate along the Huntington and Long Beach Coastal areas. Seven Gables offers full-service, in-house marketing studios, elite property management, and hands-on leadership staff that provide top-tier training and mentoring.

For over three decades, Mark has accumulated comprehensive real estate sales and marketing success with a track record of delivering multi-million dollar results. He is the author of the popular industry book and workshop series: Branded Agent.

Mark is an accomplished real estate speaker, media talent, and former HGTV National Open House host. He is a skilled sales strategist with a keen understanding of branding and marketing techniques that attract real buyers and accelerate sales. He is adept at leveraging his analytical and industry talents to develop and execute tactical plans that deliver unparalleled competitive performance, increased customers, and international asset awareness. Mark maintains a strong industry voice, remains an industry innovator, and is best known for his engaging drive and tenacity. Mark holds multiple state broker licenses and a BA from the University of Virginia. He is a proud dad to Dean and Katherine, both working in LA and a grateful husband of 28 years to Judy Hughes.

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