Mark believes that first and foremost, he must listen to you, the client. He then applies his knowledge, hard work, and experience to help you reach your goals and dreams. Living in a college town is something he’s always enjoyed, having grown up in Ames, Iowa, and moving to Lawrence in 1996. Mark loves the rich history of Lawrence, the charm of downtown, and, of course, KU.
Mark’s interest in homes began in Junior High when he started hand-sketching floor plans and elevations. He continued his passion for design through High School and into college, where he combined his design abilities with his love of the outdoors and plants by pursuing a degree in Landscape Architecture.
Many people instinctively seek a “sense of place,” which often includes the dream of homeownership. After a career as a Registered Landscape Architect, Mark is ready to apply the same integrity and professionalism to his interest in real estate and helping people achieve their goal of buying or selling their homes. He believes Lawrence is a great place to live and would like to share that feeling.
What clients say about Mark
Are you looking for realtors who can help you sell your house for its top price and find your dream home…all during the first lock-down month of a global pandemic? Look no further! Joan and Mark Stone did just that. As if this feat were not amazing enough, Joan and Mark brought along everything I needed in such a stressful situation: experience, assertiveness, speed, deep knowledge of the local market, and attention to detail at every stage. Plus, all of this was combined with the Stone’s genuine care for the emotional and financial well-being of my family. In short, in 2020—that year that no one misses—thanks to Joan and Mark Stone, my house sale and purchase were a resounding success. I don’t think it gets much better than that!
— Vanessa Vera Eicher
Joan and Mark are absolutely wonderful to work with. They made certain one was always available to answer our questions and show us a home when we asked or they heard about. They truly care about their clients and the Lawrence community. Feeling like we had friends on the “inside” made the whole process relatively stress free. They also have recommendations for mortgage brokers, inspections, neighborhoods and more, which was a weight off our shoulders since the last thing we wanted to do was to figure out who we could rely on to get it done quickly in the fast moving Lawrence market. Mark and Joan are transparent, helpful, open, and understood our needs and wants from the beginning. Both are extremely knowledgeable in real estate and other fields, that are helpful in the home buying experience. We are so thankful for them!
– Diana and Kyle Meeker
Choosing Joan and Mark Stone to work with was one of the best decisions we made in regard to our move to Lawrence. They understood our situation as baby sitting grandparents and walked us through the process of finding and buying a home that was a good fit for us. They helped us after the purchase as well in planning and getting work done. They surpassed our expectations. Thank you so much.
– Matt and Mary Johnson