Mark Pitkin


“Professional; Courteous; Caring; Empathetic; Understanding; Great Negotiator; A man of integrity; Excellent knowledge of the area and values; Lovely to deal with; Friendly and helpful.” ………..These are just a few of the phrases, written by happy and satisfied vendors and buyers alike, taken directly from the many testimonials written about Mark Pitkin.

Having recently received two awards including Top Income Producer in the LJ Hooker Western Cell while up against larger offices in more populated areas such as Ipswich and Toowoomba, adds a new level to the status of receiving this award.

Mark has the experience and ability to sell a wide-ranging set of properties, from Residential to ‘tree change’ Lifestyle, as well as Rural properties throughout the Brisbane Valley.

What makes Mark unique and sought after are his many years in corporate life, working around Australia managing and mentoring large sales teams. Added to this, his experience at negotiating deals at a corporate level makes Mark the quintessential professional when it comes to selling and marketing your most valuable asset; your home.

Mark has lived in the Somerset Region for 15 years, running a small cattle and horse breeding property with his wife Susan. An experienced horseman, Mark has competed at National levels in Reining and more recently has started his journey with cutting horses.

The son of a dairy farmer, he has also bred and shown Holstein Friesian cattle over the years at the Royal National Association Show. Mark’s roots and now his heart lie in regional rural areas, and he has a firm understanding of the attraction of small communities.

The combination of Mark’s business background and farming roots, provides him with the tools to help you achieve your own goals and dreams.

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Thank You Mark for your exceptional service of going above and beyond to make this purchase as smooth as possible. Your contact-ability and desire to always be of assistance was a breath of fresh air. Best experience with a real estate agent for a very long time. Very approachable and understanding of our needs


Firstly thank you for the great result in selling our property as quickly as you did and for a great price too. We were sceptical in regards to an exclusive listing based on our previous real estate experiences. Right from the start you were very professional, informative and had a marketing plan that was going to get us the result we needed. Your honesty and easy to deal with approach had us quickly forgetting our previous experience so much so that we did sign exclusively with you. You kept us informed and gave us feedback as the sale progressed. Although it wasn’t yourself who actually brought the buyer through you had your finger on the pulse and had your entire office working on getting us a sale. You were totally involved in the negotiating process and ensured our interests were your priority the whole time. You were uncompromising in your expectation of how we presented our property for sale and gave us great advice. I highly recommend you personally as the real estate agent to get the job done. The LJ Hooker office as a whole ensured our selling experience was quick professional and stress free. Mark thank you once again for your hard work and more importantly for the result you achieved for us. We can now move on with our future plans.

Michael and Barbara Blissett

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your customer service when recently selling our house. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone in the local area who is considering putting their house up for sale. You are very accommodating and easy to communicate with, you responded to our questions promptly and professionally with accurate information. Our house settled on Monday with no issues and everything progressing as planned. Thank you for a job well done.

Mick and Terri

Dear Mark, Thank you for selling our property. We are glad we made the right choice when picking you out of a newspaper ad to get an appraisal on our property and then signing up. We have bought and sold property’s over the years and this one was a breeze compared to other sales, from day one you made it a good experience from talking through how we wanted it marketed, didn’t shove things down our necks but guided us in the best way to promote our property Never before have we had weekly communication, Text or calls after inspections. First time we have had so much feedback on how our property sales were going, we were kept in the loop at all times. Your friendly, easy to talk to and listened to us & down to earth approach Thank you for your professionalism leading up to our SALE.

Greg & Karen

My wife a I were looking to purchase acreage in the Esk/Toogoolawah areas and we saw a property close to the township of Esk and we noticed an L J Hooker Esk for sale sign outside, I rang the office telephone number on the sign and made an enquiry about the property and the very pleasant receptionist transferred my call to Mark Pitkin who introduced himself and Mark and I made arrangements for us to meet at the property the following morning at 9 am and Mark was on time. Mark showed my wife and I around the property and was extremely helpful and he knew all about the Esk/Toogoolawah areas. This particular property was not really what we were looking for. After a few weeks my wife and I found a property in the Toogoolawah area and it had an L J Hooker Esk for sale sing out the front and it had another sales persons mobile phone on it, however because my wife and I had created a friendship/relationship with Mark, I rang Mark and we agreed to meet at the property two days later and again Mark met us at the property on time. I have worked in the public sector for more than 40 years and I know what it is like to deal with customers/clients and Mark Pitkin has showed very good customer service skills and his communication skills, Mark is calm and has a very nice way about him, he is very easy to deal with. My wife and I decided to sign a contract on this property and settlement day is another 10 days or so away, however Mark has kept in contact with us all the way just to make sure all is OK. We have enjoyed working with Mark and we highly recommend anyone wanting to sell or buy property in the Esk/Toogoolawah areas to contact Mark Pitkin.

David & Jean Joicey

I talked to several Real Estate Agents before I felt I had found someone whom I could trust. Unrealistic targets were suggested to me in an attempt to gain my business. Fears, doubts and concerns began to frustrate me. Then I met Mark Pitkin. I knew I had met a man of integrity whose values I could trust, so I abandoned my search for the perfect agent and dealt exclusively with Mark from that day on. Mark’s personal ethics and code of conduct gives him the ability to simultaneously work well for both the buyer and seller. I have no hesitation in recommending him, and would utilise his services again if I was buying or selling property.

David Randal, JP(Qual)