Mark J. Massey
2017 Agent of the Year
20 yrs OBX Sales Experience
References and Referrals:
"I easily place Mark Massey in the top 2% of real estate agents. In doing so I draw upon my years of interacting with agents on several levels. Those levels include the purchase and sale of 14 person residences, 10 years as a mortgage loan officer and 10 years as a residential home builder. Mark is very knowledgeable of his market and always profession, direct and honest in his dealings with buyers and sellers. You will not find a better agent."
Mark came to me recommended by a friend in OBX and it was one of the better decisions I have made recently. He eased the burden of hunting for a home and earned my trust during the process. Timely, professional, knowledgeable of the area, and always acting on my best interested - I could not have asked for more. Great experience and I would strongly recommend him whether you are listing a home or searching for one. Mark went above in beyond throughout the process and was even willing to lend a hand after the sale closed. We were very pleased with the experience and highly recommend him.
My family and I are from Arizona but for the last 9 years we have been working as international teachers in Saudi Arabia. We have always wanted to buy a place in the Outer Banks but we were never fortunate enough to find someone to help show us houses. It seemed to us that real estate agents were more interested in selling the “best” houses on the market and not necessarily the “best” houses for our family. Fortunately, a friend recommended Mark and we immediately very comfortable with him. Mark listened to what we were interested in purchasing and how much money we were willing to spend and was able to find houses that met our needs. Because of the time change and difference in the weekend, Mark literally worked for us all hours of the day and night and even on the weekend. As new homeowners we relied on Mark to help us secure financing, fill in paperwork for the rental agency. He helped up put in our first and second offer on the house giving us good advice and educating us about the process a long the way. We had to opportunity to travel to the OBX this summer and see our new home. Mark was there to walk us through the house and has helped us find local maintenance workers to help with minor repairs. He has met members of our family and has been kind, attentive and caring with all of us. We are still in contact with Mark and he has recently given us some very good ideas to help encourage the already robust rental market for our house and to brainstorm potential improvements to the property. Mark Massey is so much more than just and agent – he is incredibly trustworthy and when you work with him you feel like you are working with a close friend. Our family would whole-heartedly recommend Mark Massey to anyone looking to purchase a home in the OBX; He is knows the area, he cares about his clients needs, and he is willing to go that extra mile to make sure you feel comfortable purchasing and maintaining your home.
Courtney and Brian Carreon
My family and I are from Indiana and looking for a rental property as an investment, and never doing anything like this before we got very lucky to deal with mark. i emailed a few realtors about a couple different houses and mark was the first one to respond with all the information i needed and then some. Here 6 months later we bought a house and im still waiting for the others to respond. mark went above and beyond on anything we ask of him to look at or look into for us. Always took time to call and explain stuff to us, and explains things very well and clearly so anyone can understand, emailed or texted every day until all of our questions were answered or until the deal was done. we made two trips down there to visit and look at houses and made every accommodation he could to keep us comfortable and knowing it was strictly a business trip he had our days planned to give us all the information and best information and not waste time. we will and have continued to stay in contact with mark for anything from house repairs to just checking on the house. as stressful as it is to buy a house 16 hours away mark made it so much easier and enjoyable whenever we buy our second one, we will be buying it from mark and only mark
Kevin Hierholzer and family
We just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for everything you have done over the past year to make our dream of "trading up" and owning the OBX oceanfront home of our dreams an affordable reality. From a buyer's perspective, your knowledge of the market and the ability to find the homes that had the features we were looking for and preview them saved us such an incredible amount of time and stress. The attention to detail on our phone calls to discuss these previews almost made us feel like we were actually in the home, and the physical and financial analysis’s were very informative. From a seller’s perspective, we knew we had the right agent when we heard that you had been in "sprucing things up " or doing things such making sure the gas fireplace was working correctly. Your persistence and creativity to find buyers in a tough market were the key in enabling us to sell our condo at a price much higher than previous comps in the community. It would have been much easier to just drop the price but you truly believed as we did that the unit was worth what we were asking and our belief paid off. Lastly, many agents tend to disappear after the sale. Your continued level of commitment and attention after the sale is very refreshing and also gives us peace of mind that if we can't be there and ever need anything that you will be right there for us just as you have been for almost the last year. Thank you again, we will miss working with you but we look forward to staying in touch in the future.
Jim and Karen Monzo
My beach cottage was for sale for over a year with little activity, when a friend told me of his experience with Mark Massey. In less than 6 months after engaging Mark, I settled on the sale of the cottage. Mark did a thorough analysis of the market and aggressively marketed the property stressing the positive assets. He helped me set realistic goals for the sale and gave sound advice about price during the process. After a contract for the sale was agreed upon, he worked closely with the buyers and closing attorney to ensure that the actions leading to closing were being carried out in a timely manner. Throughout the entire process, he kept me informed, on a regular basis, of what was happening. I could not have asked for a more attentive agent. My only regret is that I did not know of Mark Massey sooner. I highly recommend him.
Larry & Ann I’anson
We are writing this letter to recommend Mark Massey to anyone who is planning to buy or sell real estate on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
From the moment we met Mark, we knew that he would work hard for us if we ever needed his services and when we decided to sell our home in Corolla, Mark was the first person we called.
He visited our home to decide on an asking price and after much research into the market, he suggested a price that we felt was very true to the present market. After listing the house, he got to work immediately calling his clients and contacts and showing our home. Due to his real effort in marketing and sales promoting, we sold our home in record time.
Mark paid attention to every detail during the contract, inspection, and closing period. He kept us informed during those processes and made what can be a very stressful period go very smoothly for us. If we called him or e-mailed him with a question or concern, he responded to our questions very promptly. We relied on his wisdom and knowledge of the real estate market in the Outer Banks to help us make the correct decisions.
Mark was a huge help in coordinating the repairs that needed to be preformed before closing. Not only did he recommend the repair men for the job, but he made sure that we got the best price for our repairs and worked hard to see that they got done in a timely fashion.
His expertise guided us through the closing procedures and our home closed on the projected date.
We would highly recommend Mark Massey to anyone looking for an agent who will work hard to bring your home to closing, has abundant knowledge of Outer Banks real estate, and who will make the process go as smoothly as possible.
We enjoyed working with Mark and would call him again in the future if we planned to buy or sell real estate.
Vaughan and Susan Howard
Purchasing a home in the Outer Banks is a process and it can either be quick or lengthy. But when you have the right realtor, it is a positive and exhilarating experience.
As home and business owners on the Outer Banks, we were looking for the perfect investment property. Mark Massey kept us updated frequently on the most current listings and potential opportunities. For over a year, we looked at homes until we finally identified one that met all our criteria and would be a perfect fit.
Through all the “next steps” Mark went above and beyond, assisting us with valuable contacts, being available even when he was on a family vacation and making helpful recommendations in order to capitalize on our new investment. He was extremely knowledgeable, personable and patient. While purchasing a home can be a stressful event, Mark’s guidance made it easy.
We highly recommend Mark if you are looking to secure property on the Outer Banks and we are sure you will be as happy with your new home as we are with ours.
Bruce and Peggy Schmidt
Shelley and I would like to thank you for making the purchase of our home on the Outer Banks a memorable experience. You took our wish list and turned it into reality. The first house that you showed us was our dream come true. Your attention to detail with all the information that you provided us exceeded our expectations. You constantly kept us informed throughout the home buying process. You recommended people to provide services that we found to be very knowledgeable and professional. You were there to make sure that needed repairs were done in a quality manner.
Your gift of the American flag on our day of closing was very thoughtful and will always be cherished. We started out with a realtor / buyer relationship and now we have a great friendship. We would highly recommend you to anyone seeking to purchase or sell OBX property. You have truly set the bar when it comes to the best realtor on the beach.
Jason and Shelley Wise
Mark Massey helped us find our first home in the Outer Banks. The experience of finding that home was a pleasure as he always provided detailed information on all homes we planned on viewing. After purchasing our home Mark remained engaged with us and on multiple occasions he was there with vital information or a needed contact. He was so very attentive after our initial purchase that two years later when we decided to purchase a larger home we would have never contemplated working with any realtor except for Mark. We now own an oceanfront home that we are doing substantial improvements on. True to form, Mark has been there every step of the way since our purchase 8 months ago. If you need a realtor who is truly a long term partner in your effort to purchase and own a home in the OBX Mark is clearly someone that you should reach out to.
David & Joan Reed (Florida)
Gaye and I want to thank you for all of your help during our recent purchase
of a vacation home on the Outer Banks. You went out of your way to answer
all of our questions and to make sure we understood the process. Your
knowledge of the local market is unsurpassed and your responsiveness -
answering many questions before we even asked - was phenomenal. Your
insight and counsel in a multiple offer situation ensured a successful
negotiation and a contract at a great price. When the closing date almost
slipped because of issues on the seller's side, you were calm, but
aggressively worked the issue. You singlehandedly made the closing happen
on time. Not being from the area we are also very grateful for the numerous
referrals you provided - from mortgage lenders, to home inspectors, closing
agents and contractors. All have proven to be extremely professional and I
would not hesitate to recommend any of them to a friend. We truly
appreciate all of your help and look forward to inviting you to share a
drink at our new home very soon.
Sincerely, Tony & Gaye Pauroso Williamsburg, VA.
Mark has been a tremendous asset to us in buying our dream OBX house, and selling our existing OBX property at the same time. He took the time to understand what we wanted and then made sure we got it! His attention to detail and excellent communication made a complex process so much easier. Even after close, his knowledge and contacts have been invaluable. We consider Mark not only a top-notch realtor but also our friend at the beach!
Lori Cochran, Richmond VA