Mark began his real estate sales career with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in 2005. His humble beginning as a carpenter provided the skills and experience only available to those seasoned in the ditches, among the vertical framing, and atop the roofs of new homes within the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area. Additionally, a previous career in film camera operation trained his vision to recognize the great from the good, beautiful from the pretty, and exceptional from existing. Mark's core values as a real estate agent are integrity, phenomenal service, and patient willingness to go above and beyond in each and every transaction. The client is always first, no exceptions.

"We cannot recommend Mark Via highly enough as an outstanding real estate agent and trustworthy person. We’ve gotten to know Mark well through extensive contact and are pleased to write on his behalf. While this document focuses on just three of his stellar qualities, there are others equally worthy of note. For us, the three most outstanding characteristics are Mark’s honest, insightful assessments of real estate options, his ability to understand what his client wants, and his patience. As long-time Tahoe-area visitors, we were generally familiar with the area when we began house hunting, but lacked detailed knowledge of neighborhoods or the local market. Mark shone in educating us. Over the course of time, we felt like we became local experts, understanding the advantages and disadvantages of numerous neighborhoods – even down to the street level - in Truckee and on the West and North Shores. This was entirely due to Mark’s deep knowledge of the region and his ability to describe it."


"In 2011, Mark helped me find the home of my dreams and navigated his way through a difficult short sale process to make that dream a reality. To complicate matters even more, I was living in London at the time, so most of our interaction was over the phone and email at all hours of the day and night for Mark. He was extremely responsive to my needs, and I relied heavily on his local knowledge and real estate expertise to get the job done. I trust Mark completely to tell me the straight story. His top priority is getting his clients in the right house for them, at the right price. I highly recommend Mark for all of your real estate needs in the Truckee Tahoe area."


"My wife and I worked with Mark over 6 months in locating what has become our lifetime Dream Home in Lake Tahoe! Mark was very aware of our preferences and provided very candid feedback on properties that helped us determine the best property at the optimal price. He is a true customer advisor and makes the purchase process easy and enjoyable! His many contributions during this time included keeping us aware of the market trends, providing practical pros/cons with each property, expert handling of negotiations which advocated fairness to the deal, personally clearing our new deck from the recent snows prior to occupancy and a bringing a very thoughtful housewarming gift! As my wife said at the end, "Mark is part of the family now". We highly recommend Mark for your Lake Tahoe area real estate needs!"


"Mark has represented J. Propp Construction in the marketing of new custom homes in Truckee for over 2 years. I have found Mark to be responsive, knowledgeable, informative and conscientious. He goes "above and beyond" in providing service - truly an exceptional agent."


"We recently bought a holiday home up in Tahoe Donner. Mark was great at showing us around and letting us know about the are and any possible pitfalls. He was also very patient with our 4 year old who has the far too much energy to spend an afternoon looking at houses."


"Mark helped me for 11 years in the home buying process. He was patient and helped me get a great deal on my 1st home purchase. Mark knows the Tahoe Truckee area & I highly recommend him as an agent. Thanks again Mark!"


"Mark is the best realtor in the Tahoe-Truckee area! He has helped us buy two homes and sell two homes and with each experience he was proficient, knowledgeable and caring. Mark was more focused on helping us find the right homw for our family than on what he was going to profit. He is extremely trustworthy and I highly recommend him!"


"Mark, helped us buy are first vacation home in Tahoe Donner. He has extensive knowldge of the North Tahoe and Truckee area. His knowledge of the Tahoe Donner neighborhood is impressive. His instincts on values, movement of the market, and the types of homes were were looking for were spot on. Mark was very responsive at every step in the process. He was also very patient and did not push for us to buy--he wanted us to find just the right home. I am not typically one to give all 5 stars when I conduct reviews, but Mark really was great."



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Mark's core values as a real estate agent are integrity, phenomenal service, and patient willingness to go above and beyond in each and every transaction. The client is always first, no exceptions.