Sandy Marks is a transplanted Brooklynite and longtime Seattle resident. She came to Seattle after getting a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brooklyn College and a Master’s degree from Cornell. A few years as a part-time philosophy lecturer convinced her that she needed to get a real job! Stints in advertising and booking for Seven Gables Theatres, as a sales rep for two radio stations and finally as a researcher in child development at the UW lead her to real estate! (It’s too complicated to explain. It has to do with the philosophy degree!)
She’s been a broker for Gerrard, Beattie & Knapp for more than 25 years specializing in all city neighborhoods and the occasional listing or sale on the eastside. Lots of her clients are repeat clients because she tends to work with people she likes and enjoys. (Maybe that’s the Brooklyn influence!)
Her basic philosophy of real estate is simple – to represent her clients’ interest, whether they be buyer or seller, to the utmost and at the highest level, both ethically and practically. That involves maintaining thorough knowledge of the local real estate market, establishing and maintaining constant contact with other real estate agents, continually honing her negotiating skills, and updating her real estate knowledge through continuing education.
She has represented buyers looking for their first house or condo and sellers of their dream house when it is time to downsize to a smaller house or condo. She frequently works with other GBK brokers to guarantee smooth sailing through the whole buying or selling process and constant coverage of the client’s interest.