What makes me different?
Before becoming a Realtor I was a real estate attorney for 15 years. During that time, I learned the law and became adept at negotiation and contract drafting – two very important skills in any real estate transaction.
My clients often say they feel better protected knowing their agent is also an attorney.
I’m calm, honest and service oriented, with a sophisticated sales approach. I love the art of the deal and have sold and leased hundreds of homes in the unique Malibu luxury home market.
I’ve been a licensed Realtor for over 15 years now, and can speak from experience and a place of knowing what’s best for my clients. I understand the importance of always doing the right thing and maintaining a good reputation in the tight knit community that is Malibu.
As such, I work with a like minded network of professionals and contractors who can help make any transaction smooth and seamless.
Being extremely responsive and detail oriented, means I hire only the best photographers, ensure all ad copy is compelling and carefully drafted, and the marketing clean and enticing.
My listings stand out from the competition and typically sell within 90% of the recommended asking price.
As a Malibu local of over 30 years, I know the area and real estate market intimately, and am available to show my listings on a moment’s notice – so nothing is missed. I’m also conscientious about communication and give regular updates and responses to clients so they are always well informed.
Typically I work alone or with one exceptional assistant so the utmost personal service is always guaranteed and my clients are never passed off to a team lesser qualified helpers.
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley as a surfer with a teenage dream of living at the beach. It’s a goal I never gave up on and one I reached quickly.
I first came to Malibu to go to law school at Pepperdine in the early 1980’s and never left. Thereafter, I lived in Malibu, practiced law for 15 years, then transitioned into my real estate career.
I’ve been a licensed Realtor since 2001, and have served as Vice President of the Malibu Board of Realtors, and as a Director on the Board of Directors for the Greater Los Angels Multiple Listing Service. I was also the Assistant Manager for Coldwell Banker’s West Malibu Office, and am now a Partner with Westside Estate Agency (“WEA”).
Our sales are quite legendary, including the highest residential sale ever in Malibu, and more can be seen on my site www.malibumark.com and company site at www.weahomes.com. In 2016 our average sale was over $9 million dollars!
I’ve always tried to give back – whether by coaching Little League and Soccer, supporting local schools and charities, and volunteering at local events and fundraisers.
My office is located in the heart of Malibu right across from the movie theatre at Cross Creek so feel free to drop by anytime, say hello, have a cup of coffee and talk about one of my favorite passions – Malibu real estate.
If Malibu is where you live or would like to live, then give me a call and let’s talk real estate!
Mark S. Gruskin
DIRECT: (310) 924-5769
OFFICE: (310) 317-8202
FAX: (310) 300-0570