People in business

Man joins real

estate agency

According to a news release, Mark J. O’Brien, a marketing and promotions professional, recently joined the Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate team. Having relocated many times throughout his life, placing him on both sides of a real estate transaction, O’Brien is keenly aware of the level of detail involved with selling and buying real estate from the both the home owner/seller and potential buyer’s perspectives, the news release said.

O’Brien moved to the area in 2007 and “has made it his passion to explore and experience all this region has to offer. He has forged strong relationships with those who live, work and play here and always is eager to meet new people and share with them all the ‘secret gems’ he’s discovered that make the Central Susquehanna River Valley such a wonderful place to live,” the news release said.

Benefitting clients with more than 25 years of successful marketing experience, O’Brien, the news release said, “has promoted iconic brands including Jell-O and Crayola then launched his own public relations and promotions business in the Washington, D.C. area in 1995. His combination of personal experience relating to real estate purchases and sales; creative marketing and promotion skills; entrepreneurial spirit with a heavy dose of ‘can-do’ attitude, and a commitment to relationships based upon trust make O’Brien well-suited as a licensed realtor.”

O’Brien’s commitment is to help individuals and families find the home that best suits their specific needs and desires as well as provide homeowners with strategies and solutions for marketing their property to showcase its full potential.

“With his marketing  background and expertise, Mark will be an asset to the Coldwell Banker Penn One team,” said Martha Barrick, broker/owner, according to the news release.

His professional affiliations include the Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors, Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center and Green Dragon Foundation/Marketing Task Force and he previously was president  of the Campus Theatre Board.