If you are looking for a REALTOR® team who is committed to you and will guide you through the process of buying or selling a home then you have found your agents. We pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients, knowledge of the changing market, loyalty, and most importantly devotion to making your real estate experience a positive one.
Mark was born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana, and attended Indiana University where he got his BS in Secondary Education. His college career gave him a unique opportunity to teach on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Northeastern Arizona. He spent nine years teaching and acting as the district’s athletic director before deciding to call Tucson home. During his time on the Reservation, he also earned his MS in Coaching and Athletic Administration. He wore many hats as part of the school administration team. Until we made our passion become a career in real estate become a reality, Mark taught World History at Flowing Wells High School for five years. These experiences have developed him into the REALTOR he is today. These roles instilled in him, tenacity, problem-solving skills, compassion, and above all the value of relationships.
Annie was born in Colorado and grew up in Southern California. Annie got her BS in Secondary Education at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Annie started her educational career on the Navajo Indian Reservation as a middle school English teacher and then as an instructional coach. Annie learned patience, adaptation, timeliness, and how to devote her time to the areas of need for her students and colleagues. For six years, Annie taught 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts at Orange Grove Middle School. Her education career has brought tremendous insight into her real estate career; valuing feedback, compassion, attention to detail, and above all the relationships that have grown along the way.
Real estate has always been a hobby and interest to us. We found ourselves enamored with the architecture and design of homes across the world, and eventually the process of buying and selling. We discovered our passion for real estate when made the decision to call Tucson home. Although teaching was a fulfilling and humbling career, we both began spending our days reading, observing, discussing, debating, and negotiating real estate. Making a career change is not easy, but we believe life is too short not to be living out your passion; and while education served that purpose for many years, sometimes passions change.
Teaching and real estate have one thing in common, it is 24/7. Yet it’s important to find time to fill our cup- we are sports fans, we love the outdoors, we take pleasure in improving our own home inside and out, and we love traveling. We do find time for ourselves, but our time is truly dedicated to you as clients. We believe that real estate is a powerful thing. Where you live becomes the center of your universe. It's the place where memories are made. Even an investment property can have a profound impact on your life's story.
We look forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals and dreams,
Mark and Annie Gathmann