Dan & Kelly Marks
Managing Broker Team
Make Your Move With Marks!
As a John L. Scott broker, our mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means we work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible.
Meet Dan and Kelly
With a combined experience in the real estate industry spanning nearly 40 years, Dan and Kelly Marks aim to help clients buy or sell with confidence in Pierce, Kitsap and Mason Counties. The Marks team works out of John L. Scott’s Gig Harbor office, specializing in waterfront view and outdoor recreational lifestyle properties.
Dan’s real estate career began in 1991, and before then his career was in management and sales for Central Garden Supply, working with major retail clients throughout the region. Prior to joining Dan in real estate in 2002, Kelly worked for 16 years as a marketing director and consultant for a reprographics company. In this role, she worked primarily with architects, engineers, builders and contractors on bid documents and web-based documents. Both Dan and Kelly were drawn to real estate by the prospect of working directly to assist buyers and sellers, while setting their own goals and high standards of quality.
Kelly and Dan aim to treat clients like they would like to be treated, assisting them as best as possible so each client is able to make the most informed and best decision for their situation and lifestyle. As a real estate team, each broker directly assists clients, meaning there is no middleman. Above all, the Marks prioritize taking a positive, solution-oriented approach, with the goal of finding win-win solutions for clients.
When it comes to marketing properties for sale, the Marks team believe there’s no “one size fits all” approach – they develop tailored marketing plans for each client to attract buyers from a variety of areas. Favorite marketing methods for the Marks include advanced strategies to proactively market your home, robust on-line exposure, video, drone photography, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, sphere of influence, direct mail and open house when appropriate.
Dan and Kelly stay active in their community when they’re not working. They both support a range of causes, including the fight against breast cancer and Huntington’s disease, as well as the work of the Salvation Army, Tacoma Rescue Mission and other causes in their local Victor, Washington community. Kelly enjoys swimming, reading, walking and gardening in her spare time; Dan likes to walk, travel and read and they both enjoy downhill skiing.
A lot of people have only heard of Gig Harbor because of Galloping Gerti, but most Puget Sound residents know Gig Harbor for its incredible views, rich maritime heritage, and dining and art scene. Gig Harbor earned the nickname The Maritime City for a good reason. We know that Native Americans fished here because the harbor was safe and calm. Some of the first industry here was boat building and commercial fishing. Today boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, fishing, and whale watching can all be enjoyed just off our docks. During the summer, boaters and kayakers take in summer concerts in the park right from the water. Gig Harbor has a good sense of a small town feel combined with more cosmopolitan features. We have some of the best shopping on the West Sound and a unique blend of restaurants and bars. If you're craving a night in the city though, Seattle and Tacoma are either a drive or a ferry ride away. But what really sets Gig Harbor apart are the people. Everyone you encounter is smiling and friendly. It's like we all know how lucky we are to live in this beautiful town and we want to pass that good fortune along. If you'd like to learn more about Gig Harbor, let us know. We'd love the show here around and help you find your perfect home.
"Dan and Kelly did a fantastic job of selling our waterfront house on Case Inlet. They then found us a cute little house near my husband’s work; no more commute for us!”
– Mike and Tracy Gaudio
"We hired Dan Marks as out realtor for the sale of our first home, and couldn't have been more pleased with the results. He represented our best interests fairly and attentively, with a firm understanding of the nuances involved in what turned out to be a complicated negotiation process. We received a full price offer on our house within 2 weeks of listing during a buyer's market, which we attribute to his professionalism and thorough understanding of the market. Although we have since left the area, we have so much respect for Dan and his wife, realtor Kelly Marks, that we have sought their advice in recent weeks throughout the process of building a new home. Their input has been invaluable in realizing our dream. We highly recommend this couple for all of your real estate needs!”
– Kathy Burnett
“Dan and Kelly Marks represented us in the sale of our house 11 years ago. Their integrity, honesty and diligent work ethic was clear throughout the transaction. We have given and will continue to give them referrals. We know that the people that we refer to them will be taken great care of!”
– Sean and Shelley Comfort
“‘Five stars’ does not seem sufficient to rate the professionalism, efficiency and knowledge that hardworking Dan and Kelly Marks bring to the world of real estate. To those of you who are selling a home, or looking to purchase one, I cannot recommend them highly enough! Dan and Kelly listed our home in Gig Harbor and we were constantly impressed with their attentiveness and expertise when it came to the preparation, marketing strategy, and then negotiation which resulted in the sale of our home. From property evaluation to staging and photography, open houses and advertising, they were in constant communication looking out for our best interests which resulted in a speedy and flawless transaction and sale. Dan and Kelly listened intently to us and guided us through the whole process every step of the way. They are trustworthy, hardworking and experienced in their field. I would highly recommend Dan and Kelly Marks to anyone looking for true real estate professionals who will take care of their clients from start to finish as they did with us.”
– Jean Carter
“Honest, reliable, customer focused, and much more. I have worked with Dan and Kelly in multiple translations dealing with personal and investment properties for over seven years. They were available whenever I needed them, and always returned my calls in a timely manner. Being new to real estate, they walked me through step-by-step during the entire process. I have complete trust with them because I know they had my best interest in mind 100% of the time. This is a tough market right now with high emotions, multiple offers, and escalation clauses. They were completely open and honest with me about my offer submissions and property values. They worked hard during negotiations and always had my back. I have worked with other agents before, but never received the level of customer service that I did with Dan and Kelly. They will continue to have my business as long as they will have me. This is your go-to team in any real estate transaction!”
– Lauren Feeney
“Dan and Kelly are proactive, honest, adaptable, and are excellent communicators. They will do their best to represent you to sell or purchase a home. They recently did both for us and we are extremely satisfied. They have broad knowledge of the local market and housing/mortgage laws. We recommend them without hesitation!”
– Jerry and Cindy Ross
“Dan and Kelly did an absolutely phenomenal job for my family. They sold two houses for us in a very short time. One was a very difficult rental property with no comps anywhere in the area and a lot of issues. They brought us in a full priced offer, and a very patient buyer who was willing to work with us through the complications. Dan and Kelly gave us honest feedback on both properties, what it would take to sell and what the values were. We weren't always the most cooperative clients, trying to do things our way. They were patient and understanding and let us come around as the facts were presented. I've learned Real Estate can be a very emotional business. When you are attached to a property or you've spent years investing in it, you need professionals like Dan and Kelly to represent you and advise you to make the best decisions. Lastly, I just want to say they did an incredible job staging both properties. Our humble abodes looked like something you see on the TV real estate shows. This alone would have cost us a bundle if we had to hire someone to do that. Thanks Dan and Kelly!”
– Joseph and April Myers
“My wife and I were looking for a home and have dealt with many real estate agents, they are by far the friendliest and most helpful! I highly recommend them!”
– Alex Chandler