Mark Barone, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRS, SRES

Keller Williams Real Estate, Media

35 Years Active in Real Estate

What was your career prior to real estate, if applicable?

Prior to real estate, I worked as a meatcutter for A&P Supermarket. I also previously worked as a draftsman for DuPont Design & Development Co.

What type of leadership roles have you held outside of real estate? 

I was appointed on the Agent Leadership Council (ALC) for 8 years with Keller Williams. Additionally, I’ve served for 8 years as Chairman of Glenolden Planning Commission. Finally, I’ve served on numerous committees at the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS and Suburban West.

As a voice for your colleagues, what strengths/insights will you bring to the Board discussions?

I have past experiences dealing difficult transactions and good understanding of the legal changes in our industry. As an instructor, I keep up-to-date with the changes and challenges we face daily in the real estate business.

What issues do you feel the Association should be addressing?

I feel the Association should concentrate on membership retention, dues, getting members involved with RPAC and further education.

Why are you interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors?  

The reason I am interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors is to offer input and advice. I want to work together strategically and effectively with the Board into the next decade.