c: +1.612.385.5920

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    Big or small, Mark sells them all. He treats every client with the same level of service regardless of price throughout the Twin Cities. When you work with Mark, you get Mark. You are not pawned off to an assistant or another team member.


    Mark is a leading authority on the Twin Cities Housing Market. He is often featured on NBC, CBS & Fox News as their premier housing market advisor. Mark has also been featured in Real Estate Agent Magazine, Star Tribune and listed by Minnesota Monthly, Twin Cities Business Monthly and Mpls/St. Paul Magazine's "Best Of Real Estate."


    Mark is one of the most followed realtors on Twin Cities social media showcasing with his day-to-day market updates, style, sense of humor and expertise. He has won many accolades based on a consumer polls for service, integrity, market knowledge, communication, negotiation and closing-skills.


    Mark's work ethic is described as hard-working, responsive and client driven. He is commended on his problem-solving abilities and fluent negotiating style to deliver for his client's bottom line. Mark follows the golden rule: “Treat people how you wish to be treated; be honest, compassionate and straight forward.”


    Mark represents first-time home buyers to top level executives, Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes and corporate relocation clientele. His diverse and loyal client base sets him far apart from the competition.




    “Mark is smart and very consistent in his communications regarding every aspect of the agent/owner relationship. What strikes me as most impressive is his integrity as a person and the authentic relationship he strives to build with people.”



    “I love working with Mark Parrish. He is very honest and doesn’t want to waste your time with unnecessary actions. I have worked with Mark on four transactions and would never use another realtor.” 





     “We bought a house in October and worked with Mark since July on finding the right house. We were certainly no easy customer but he did an excellent job in finding homes, advising us about things we need to know (area, recent sales, history of the house, etc.) and helping us through the process. Mark is very patient and does not push you into anything but tells you what you need to know to make a well educated decision with your heart and mind.”



    Sven and Sherri



     “We were lucky to meet Mark at a showing for a house we were interested in almost 4 yrs. ago. He earned our business by patient, respectful follow-up after that meeting. And, we were pleased to list our home with him shortly thereafter. He put the time and energy into correctly pricing and marketing our home, and it sold in just 4 days! But, Probably the number one reason I continue to refer people to Mark today (3.5 yrs. Later,) is that during our closing, an issue came up from some miscommunication that was clearly the ‘buyers agent’s’ fault. Mark, took care of it completely! He SAVED the transaction, despite the buyer’s agent’s lack of professionalism. Mark is a stand up guy who will work hard for you and your business. When the time comes to list our home, he will be our first call.”



    John and Jennifer



     “Our experience with Mark Parrish was great! Mark was helpful, friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. After Mark was successful in helping us sell our house at long last, he turned around and worked long days to find us a new place, again with success! We would not hesitate to recommend Mark.”



    John and Marsha




     “Mark was a joy to work with. He has a great understanding of the different areas and neighborhoods and it shows in the homes he showed us. Mark was also very honest in homes that he felt were not a good fit or a good value – something that the average buyer cannot always see. Every time we have asked Mark to help us, even months after the sale, he has gladly responded to our needs.”



    John and Shelly



     “I’ve worked with Mark on both the buying and selling side of real estate transactions. Mark’s extensive market knowledge and experience provides the most effective strategy for buying and selling. He offers a professional non-bias opinion to maximize the properties’ appeal and selling price when selling, and an approach to buying that is accurate, complete, and refreshing in what can be an otherwise frustrating experience.”







     “Mark helped us find our first home. I was concerned at first that a realtor wouldn’t be interested in helping my husband and I look for a lower priced home. Mark treated us like he treated his highest paying customers. He was honest and helpful and showed us as many homes as we needed to see. He did not hurry us at all. I would recommend Mark to anyone.”



    Evan and Angela



     “We met Mark at an open house several years ago. We were so impressed that we decided to interview him when the time came to sell our home. We definitely made the right decision! Mark is great to partner with and always keeps you in the loop with everything going on with your house. Several of our friends have had Mark sell their home and everyone agrees…he is the best!”



    Greg and Betty Ann





    We've had a small handful of realtors in our life... None better (not even close) to Mark Parrish! He's the real deal! If you're selling or buying, I'd hitch my wagon to this guy!!


    Kyle & Tricia Olson





    In a world of massive organizations with a vast array of services, there is room for a specialized real estate company like Lakes Sotheby's International Realty that offers the highest level of service, integrity,and professionalism.



    Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty represents a superior level of marketing, advertising and promotion

     in a variety of locations and price points for a comparable fee to our competitors.



    Lakes Sotheby's International Realty has created an extensive online marketing link to reach more prospective buyers to search, view and inquire than any other luxury real estate company.


    At Lakes Sotheby's International Realty we believe that a properly detailed and executed marketing & sales plan achieves the best results for you. We follow a series of specific actions that are divided into three phases, describing what we do to evaluate, prepare, market, negotiate and sell your property for its optimum price.






    Lakes Sotheby's Magazine Launch Party


    NBC Home Interview

    Real Estate Magazine

    Realtor of the Month

    FOX News Interview

    NBC Interview

    FOX News Interview

    CBS Interview

    Real Estate Podcast

    Live Real Estate Podcast with call-in celebrity George Hamilton asking advice on how to sell his home. What a night! So much fun!!