Mark Bowis Real Estate Agent

Mark Bowis

Sales

Mark Bowis

THE AGENT
- Has worked in the Inner West market since 2004, focused on the Balmain peninsula
- Successfully operates through all changing market conditions
- Experienced in marketing all types of property, from small apartments to substantial waterfront homes

SPECIALTIES
- Proactive and extremely motivated
- Creates tailored marketing strategies to set up for a successful sale
- Highly developed communication and negotiation skills
- In-depth local market knowledge and insight
- Provides clients with honest advice to allow them to make informed decisions

THE PERSON
- Interested in researching and discovering the rich history of the Inner West
- Family oriented
- Passionate about eating well, exercising regularly and keeping fit to maintain a healthy mind and body
- Enjoys spending time with his partner, family and friends and travelling overseas and experiencing different countries and cultures

WHY MARK?
Mark truly loves doing what he does and prides himself on providing clients with candid, straightforward advice to help them realise their goals. He genuinely cares for his vendors and buyers and never underestimates the responsibility involved, understanding what a privilege it is to represent them in the sale or purchase of their most valuable asset. This client focus combined with his determination to achieve the best possible results has generated plenty of repeat and referral business.

9818 3844

0415 681 628

On the market with Mark

Lilyfield 

80 Lamb Street 

4 2 1  

Auction: Sat, Feb 24 8:15  

Lilyfield 

4/68-74 Cecily Street 

3 2 2  

Open Times: Sat Feb 24 12:00-12:30pm
Buyer's Guide $1.5m
 

Case Studies by Mark

BIRCHGROVE 

112 Louisa Road

3 2

ALEXANDRIA 

3/31 Gerard Street, Alexandria

2 1

BIRCHGROVE 

88 Louisa Road

3 3 2

Client comments

"Mark is hands down the best agent I have dealt with - ever. Here's why: He gave us a realistic view of what we could achieve from our sale. He had a sales strategy that made sense and explained to us the 'why' behind his approach. He ensured our property was presented in the best possible way for buyers. He made himself and the property available to buyers when it suited them, not him. He qualified and profiled each buyer and understood their motivations, their price limits and their 'not negotiables. He called us every day to keep us abreast of how the campaign was tracking. He knew how to get us the highest price and he did. Nothing is more important than finding an agent you can trust. Mark is certainly worthy of that trust."
Richard - Birchgrove
"I recently engaged both Mark Bowis & Ben Southwell from Cobden & Hayson to sell my home in Louisa Road, Birchgrove. Being a high-end waterfront property, being sold in challenging market conditions, it was important I engage agents who would be highly proactive yet strategic. Apart from being super professional, Mark and Ben worked relentlessly to achieve a successful sale in a relatively short timeframe. In particular, Mark worked diligently and closely with a number of discerning buyers - intensely negotiating till the late hours of the night on numerous occasions for buyers in different international time zones. He’s particularly masterful at negotiation, extracting every last dollar where possible. Being true local suburb experts, Mark and Ben are skilled at identifying the true value of a property and able to draw buyers’ attention to all the things they’d not necessarily see for themselves. This skill increases the chance of higher sale prices but not at the detriment of buyers. It’s also important to acknowledge that Ben and Mark are super nice people, able to quickly establish a comfortable rapport with buyers to open up the lines of communication. I consider Mark and Ben a powerhouse sales team and one which I’d happily recommend to any vendor seeking the highest price for their property and a win / win scenario for all parties involved."
Cherie - Birchgrove
"If everyone was as professional, courteous, open, understanding, knowledgeable, strategic and quick to act as Mark is, the world would be a better place. Time poor and no longer living close to our former home, we engaged Mark to sell at a time of rising interest rates and mixed economic forecasts. Recalling the excellent impression we'd formed of Mark many years ago, we contacted him and asked him to prepare a sales plan. That was the best decision we could have made, and from there Mark skillfully guided us through every other aspect of the sale. Working to this plan, and with a clear vision for how the property could be presented, Mark kept us informed at every stage. He obtained quotes, engaged trades and in record time had the property painted, carpeted, styled and ready for market. (No really, it was amazing. Don't get me started on how long renovations can take!) On one occasion when I rang him with a sudden concern, he'd already anticipated the issue and taken steps to resolve it. Amazing. As we approached the time for auction, Mark was always there to keep us informed, but also gave us the time and space we needed to make decisions. His understanding of the local area and buyers' viewpoints was impressive, and when potentially stressful choices had to be made, Mark navigated us through it all with certainty and care, delivering an excellent result beyond our expectations. Mark, thank you for everything. I would (and will!) wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone selling in the Inner West."
Kristen - Balmain
"Mark is the embodiment of a professional, ethical, personable and smart real estate agent. He is passionate about what he does, knows the market, is highly adept at the craft of buying and selling real estate, and is a genuine person. Honestly, he is a breath of fresh air. He delivered beyond our expectations because he developed a great strategy, is extremely well organised, never gets nervous, and is a great communicator. Can't recommend him more highly. "
Ian & Juliet - Balmain
"When choosing a real estate agent it was important to me to identify someone that I personally would be happy to buy from, an agent who would ethically represent the interests of both the seller and buyer. Mark is an outstanding agent, he sold both my investment and primary residence and supported me through the process. Mark kept me well informed throughout the sale, organised trades and provided sound advice. Nothing was too much trouble. Mark has a calm, professional and considered style. I highly recommend Mark’s services."
Sarah - Rozelle
"I had a wonderful experience with Cobden & Hayson, particularly with Mark Bowis who was the agent selling our home. He was nothing but profession every step of the way. I especially appreciated his honesty throughout the process, meaning that I always knew exactly how things stood at any given moment. He was able to fetch a great price for our home even in tough market conditions. I would highly recommend Mark and the Cobden & Hayson team to other vendors."
Ben - Balmain
"Mark’s deep knowledge, experience and skill, combined with an attention to detail that leaves little to chance, delivered a service and result that far exceeded our expectations. He was proactive, prompt and helpful in guiding us on the steps and responding to our queries. We felt trust in Mark’s information and strategic recommendations, and that we were making fully informed decisions. His team was exceptional. We highly recommend Mark and his team to anyone thinking of selling."
Brenda & Mark - Abbotsford
"We could not have been happier, not only with the result but the whole procedure. Selling my father's apartment from interstate was daunting for us, but Mark's knowledge, can-do attitude and professionalism made everything so much easier. If it needed to be done, he got it done and went above and beyond to make it happen. His advice was always spot on and we could not recommend his work more. Thanks again Mark. "
Kelly - Balmain East
"There was no question who I wanted as an agent to represent my house for sale. I engaged Mark Bowis to sell my property having known how he presents as an agent for when I was a buyer, and I am so happy with the outcome. I was initially overwhelmed with the prospect of selling the house, but Mark was such a professional and expert in his field, I really took his lead and put my trust in him and got a great result in the end. He takes great pride in the properties he helps prepare for sale which is obvious when you look at his portfolio - and my home was no exception. The property was stunning before launch and I fell in love with it again just as I had many years ago and that's what you want a buyer to feel if they are purchasing a property as their new home. Mark looked after the management of all the trades and really kept the interior choices in line with current property trends and buyer expectations. He really took charge in project managing the interiors with stunning results. It was such a relief for me. The stand out quality for me was Mark's honesty and great communication skills. I was in contact with him almost daily as he kept me completely up to date with the sales process. I also had great visibility in respect to buyer interest which managed my expectations as well. I think Mark is a real gem and would not hesitate to use him again in future."
Anna - Balmain
"[10:13 am] Christie Nguyen Flawless from beginning to end Take the stress out of selling, appoint Mark, hand him the keys and let him do the rest, simple. From moment we pressed go he arranged several tradesmen immediately and within a week house was newly painted, carpeted, touched up and dressed to sell. He stuck to a strict timeline and achieved it. On top communication was excellent, he's very professional and articulate, and I received almost daily calls from him as well as detailed weekly reports. Finally, most importantly, we achieved a good result in a tough market. He always listened and gave good advice. I'm in sales also so was very picky when selecting an agent. So absolutely would recommend Mark."
Vic & Nathaly - Lilyfield
"Mark is dedicated, approachable and engaging. An absolute professional! Wish to thank Mark for achieving a better than expected final sale price at auction for my property. As a seller owning a tired former home that had years of being tenanted, I procrastinated about what to do and needed an agent with Mark's ability to guide me. Mark successfully managed the entire process, from freshening up the property, to gathering interest from potential buyers, to transferring that interest into registered bidders on auction day. His vision for the property was evident in our first planning meeting together. His sense of design in creating an appealing street front that popped with colour, and got potential buyers to stop, look and make time to walk in and view the property, was pivotal. Mark kept me informed on the ideal buyer group for the property, their expectations and key interests. He worked hard, made himself and the property available, used his contacts and his market experience. He applied his knowledge of local selling climate; he matched the property's features to the potential buyer's expected benefits and price points. In summing up, Mark's standout skill is with being in tune with people, their needs, both buyers and sellers. It is with pleasure that I recommend him to those seeking to sell or buy."
Maria - Balmain
"We cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Mark Bowis. Selling our home whilst living interstate we thought would be a challenge but when we met Mark, it was quite the opposite. Mark managed the whole process of selling our home from preparing the property including, recommending painters, carpet layers, cleaners and even going to repair our garage remote himself when it suddenly broke down, all whilst we were in Melbourne. Mark provided regular progress updates on all works during the preparation of the property prior to sale. We were informed daily of all communication Mark had with prospective buyers, and in addition, he provided detailed reports after each inspection day. Our trust in his commitment and expertise proved that we had chosen the right person. Mark not only meet our expectations, but exceeded it in all aspects of the sale, which we will always be grateful for. We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark to handle any sale."
Laurie - Balmain East
"What an amazing Sales Agent Mark Bowis is! Even though he has other clients, Mark makes you feel like you are the only house he is selling. We were updated throughout all stages, educated along the way with clear communication to direct us to our ideal outcome. Mark work tirelessly throughout the campaign. I highly recommend him. "
James - Five Dock
"We could not have been happier, not only with the result but the whole procedure. Selling my father's apartment from interstate was daunting for us, but Mark's knowledge, can-do attitude and professionalism made everything so much easier. If it needed to be done, he got it done and went above and beyond to make it happen. His advice was always spot on and we could not recommend his work more. Thanks again Mark."
Niki
"We bought and sold the same property with Mark. Through both transactions, he was a pleasure to deal with. Extremely professional, an expert at managing expectations, all with a sense of humour. Mark was always thinking ahead and fine tuning the sales strategy. His attention to detail was outstanding. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him. Please don't retire Mark, before we want to sell again! "
Anna - Balmain East
"We certainly made the best possible choice in appointing Mark Bowis to sell our Birchgrove home. We were truly impressed by the high standards of professionalism that Mark maintains in his work. This professionalism was evident in every aspect of our dealings with Mark. Combined with his high level of professionalism Mark is also distinguished by being highly proactive in all aspects of his work. His market knowledge is second to none and the guidance he provided was always dependable. Mark is an excellent communicator and listener and kept us fully informed of all developments at every stage of the sales process. In addition we know that he attended to all buyer queries promptly and efficiently. Mark was always available to answer questions. In conclusion we can confidently say that appointing Mark to sell our home was an excellent decision."
Jonty & Loren - Birchgrove
"Mark is the embodiment of a professional, ethical, personable and smart real estate agent. He is passionate about what he does, knows the market, is highly adept at the craft of buying and selling real estate, and is a genuine person. Honestly, he is a breath of fresh air. He delivered beyond our expectations because he developed a great strategy, is extremely well organised, never gets nervous, and is a great communicator. Can't recommend him more highly."
Juliet - Balmain
"Mark and Lucinda were excellent. Mark made the negotiation smooth and efficient and was very clear and quick to respond to any issues even post settlement. Lucinda was always available to assist with any queries leading up to settlement, was always professional and went out of her way to help even after settlement as well. Thank you"
Nick - Birchgrove
"I first met Mark when he sold us our home in Lilyfield back in 2012. When it came time for us to move on. Mark was my first thought. Mark connected us with trades-people to refreshen our home and a fabulous stylist so we could be in a position to sell in a very short time frame. His ability to read the market and engage with people meant we were ale to get the best possible price. I would highly recommend Mark to guide you through the process of both buying and selling your home. We couldn't be happier with our result. "
Jamie & Belinda - Lilyfield

Sold by Mark

Balmain 

23 High Street 

4 2  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Balmain 

P114/22 Colgate Avenue 

1 1 1  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Balmain East 

11/41 Darling Street 

2 2 1  

Sold
$2.85m 

Glebe 

9/16 Toxteth Road 

1 1  

Sold
$490k 

Birchgrove 

82 Rowntree Street 

2 1  

Sold
$1.7m 

Balmain East 

8/41 Darling Street 

2 1 1  

Sold
$1.81m 

Birchgrove 

142a Louisa Road 

4 2 1  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Balmain 

64 Curtis Road 

2 1  

Sold
$1.78m