Founder & CEO, VDB Compass - First Founding Broker of Compass Seattle/Eastside

Founder & CEO, VDB Compass - First Founding Broker of Compass Seattle/Eastside

Mark von der Burg

Representing the most prominent estates in the Northwest for over twenty-eight years, Mark is recognized by both local and national media as an industry expert. Well known as a skilled and powerful negotiator, his loyal Clientele appreciates Mark’s comprehensive knowledge of the market and his tireless dedication. Mark’s day often begins before sunrise and end long after banking hours.

Well respected as a leader in his industry, Mark was sought after by CEO Robert Refkin, of the New York based Compass Real Estate agency and recruited to be their first Founding Broker in the Seattle and Eastside areas as they opened operations in Washington State.

Often asked to contribute to Real Estate panels, forums, and news articles, Mark has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times, and other notable news sources. Honored as a Key Note Speaker at the annual Chapter of Seattle Appraiser’s, Mark’s expertise and spirited sense of humor are always enthusiastically received.

Mark’s highly effective marketing strategies have truly transformed the Seattle/Eastside real estate markets and continue to raise the bar to transcend customary expectations. Mark was the first to develop and staff an International Division that embraced native Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean speakers to better serve his International Clientele. He established one of the first and only true in-house creative marketing teams to effectively utilize and manage all aspects of media advertising and capture emerging trends for his Clients. Developing unique marketing campaigns for each individual home has been Mark’s trademark for years and continues to be unsurpassed in the marketplace.

Mark’s luxury Clientele encompasses some of the most recognizable business leaders and legacy families in the Northwest. His extensive business network reaches national and international locations working 24/7 for his Clients. Even within the competitive Real Estate industry, his integrity is recognized and respected by his colleagues, his business affiliates, and his clients.



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