Mark and France Clausen Real Estate Agent at Compass

Mark and France Clausen

Real Estate Agent at
Compass

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  • Farm and Ranch
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Mark is a top selling Austin agent - having sold over 69% more properties in Austin than the average agent.
Mark sells properties fast - selling more than 45% quicker than the average Austin agent.
Mark gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Austin agent by 7%.
October 2018 We have loved working with Mark and France Clausen! They have represented us now in two purchases and one sale and each has been such a positive experience! They provided top-notch expe...

More about Mark and France Clausen

Mark Clausen is a seasoned professional with expertise in all facets of real estate. His broad knowledge base is a major advantage for his clients. He and his wife France, with whom he has always partnered, have not only been real estate investors for over 25 years with a large portfolio of properties, they co owned a construction and development company and have excelled in the world of residential, farm and ranch sales in Austin and the Hill Country since 2007. Having owned a development company in San Diego with France, Mark has extensive experience in the areas of construction, development and financing as well. Together they have led an award-winning Real Estate team that ultimately found its home at Compass. The Veritas Group, which continues to exceed their client’s expectations. Mark and his team focus on West and Southwest Austin on into the Hill Country, specializing on ...
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Education

US Navy SEAL - Mark | Masters in Social Work - France

Awards

Elite 25 Member, 2015-2016, Platinum Top 50 Winners, Austin Business Journal Top Team 2016, Austin Business Journal Top Individual 2017, 2018, Dripping Springs Elite members 2017,2018,2019, Real Trends America's best team 2018,2019, Austin Luxury League 2017,2018,2019

License Number

0577431 and 0575935

Mark and France Clausen's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Mark listed and sold my home

      October 2018 We have loved working with Mark and France Clausen! They have represented us now in two purchases and one sale and each has been such a positive experience! They provided top-notch expertise from every vantage point and offered highly qualified, professional knowledge regarding even the smallest of details. We have great confidence in Mark and France Clausen, and we are honored to have them as friends! We recommend them to everyone! Cindy Falbo

    • Mark helped me buy a home

        March 2018 Mark and his team were a pleasure to work with; they are on top of everything. This is the second house I’ve bought with Clausen Group, and I recommend them to all my friends and family. The Clausen Group is a top-notch team with excellent service! Kathleen Malaspina

      • Mark listed and sold my home

          I have worked with France and Mark Clausen over the years, and there were no other Realtors I would even consider when we decided to list our home for sale. Their honesty and ethics are exemplary, and I knew I could rely on their expertise and recommendations. We left Austin before the house had an offer but I was confident France, and Mark would handle the entire process professionally. I will and have recommended them to friends. I am not surprised that the sale went so well because I knew they were working in my best interests and would be able to handle all contingencies. They met all my expectations, and it was a pleasure to work with them. Cathryn Hanovice

        • Mark helped me buy a home

            We have been extremely satisfied with the services and attention we have received from Mark. We only had a very short time to see properties during our stay in Austin (we are living overseas) and Mark has been able in a very short time to come with properties which were interesting for us to see. He has the ability to listen and change his approach for the benefit of the buyer which is seldom in this business. His assistance as well as the assistance from his team to clarify questions in a very short time was outstanding and I can only give him praise for a job very well done. Axel Tuetken

          • Mark helped me buy a home

              We closed on our new home in SW Austin this last week, having relocated from Southern California. In all the process took around 8 months. I found Mark Clausen on an Austin website and it was the best "dumb luck" decision I made. I can not recommend Mark and France high enough. Mark was incredibly thorough, helpful, but not pushy as we approached the time to identify our home. He provided the G2 that was crucial to understand where we should (and more importantly) where we should not look. By the time we flew in to look at homes, he had north of 15 homes lined up and then boldly announced he knew which one we'd buy (The fourth house on the second day).....NAILED IT. His partnership with his wife works beautifully as well. His contacts for subs, utilities, and general help around town have been so helpful. So....hire Mark and France if you want to come to SW Austin. I'm proof and stand by has integrity, quality, and ability to outdo your expectations. Jeff Olsen

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            • Mark listed and sold my home

                We have no regrets choosing Mark and France Clausen in listing our house. They were most helpful and easy to work with during the sales process. Since this became a difficult transaction upon contract, it was good to have such a professional team on our side. We will definitely use them again for future real estate transactions. Diana Callaghan

              • Mark helped me buy a home

                  We couldn't have asked for a better experience than what we received from Mark and France Clausen. They were patient, respectfully suggestive, made us feel as though we were their only customer while with us, incredibly responsive, always communicative, and most importantly, was at all times an absolute advocate of our best interest with regard to all aspects of the transaction. Solid, solid, solid! We felt taken care of throughout or experience. It was a night and day difference from what we experienced from our selling Realtor. In hindsight, we definitely wish we knew Mark and France and the level of service and professionalism they deliver beforehand, as we would definitely gone with them on both ends of our selling and buying. I could go on and on with specific anecdotes of the countless examples of their focus and determination to get things done on our behalf throughout our experience, but I don't have the time to write it all nor would anyone have the time to read it all. In short, Mark and France were bad***es that controlled the process from day 1! Forgive my language, but that's the best way to describe their approach and ability to get it done. Were it not for them, the slacker selling agent's head would still be in the clouds and spinning. Not that it's a Realtor battle, but if it were, the Clausen's were a winner by knockout within 10 seconds of round 1. Tanya Werner, his transaction specialist, was equally thorough, friendly, had a great attitude, and was incredibly helpful as she made sure we were clear on all required documentation for submission, and was pleasantly persistent in making sure both we and the selling Realtor provided all that was needed in a timely fashion to not stall the process to close. Simply incredible were the Clausen's, Tanya Werner, and Scott Coburn, the Wells Fargo lending agent that Mark recommended. Absolute pros were all of these people. If any potential customers of Mark and France would like to call me as reference, I welcome the opportunity. Art Rios

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                • Mark listed and sold my home

                    France and Mark are a truly wonderful team. They feel like family and treat us that kindly. I would most definitely refer them to everyone because I know they are fair and knowledgeable and trustworthy. They want YOU, the client, to be happy! And they exceeded our expectations. Rachel Wacker

                  • Mark helped me buy a home

                      Mark and France are the reason that we are home owners today. We gave up long before they did. When we realized that financing was tightening, we decided it would be best to just wait till the economic environment was more relaxed. They encouraged us not to sign another year lease since we really did not enjoy renting. They were relentless in finding homes that were in our price range and within the parameters that we were hoping for. Their tenacity paid off. We were able to get a home that we love within the price range we are comfortable and with special financing that allowed us to be home owners now while preparing to refinance relatively quickly. We are most grateful. We love our home. Thank you Mark and France!!!! Jim and Cyndi

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                    • Mark helped me buy a home

                        My husband and I had the good fortune of meeting and working with Mark and France Clausen for the purchase of our current home. Over the years we’ve garnered a bit of experience with buying and selling homes and have finally found more than just sales people. Our current home purchase came with a unique set of problems and had it not been for Mark’s knowledge of the building/development process, we would still be looking to move. To make matters worse we needed to sell our house prior to buying our current home just when the market was near its worst. Mark was able to sell our house simultaneously, which allowed us to buy our new one. Mark and France work together as an efficient team. They were professional, hard working and (most importantly to me and my husband) ethical. We wouldn’t think of buying another home or property without the Veritas Group. John and Melanie Babot

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                      • WE LOVE FRANCE AND MARK CLAUSEN!! We were about to list our home in Polo Club on MLS, but Mark Clausen founds us a buyer, and we closed with a cash buyer in two weeks and three days!! We didn't even have to paint our home or make any substantial repairs (not that there were many, mind you). Mark and his wife, France, are AWESOME! Hard working, Honest, and Well Connected! Mark is a former Navy SEAL and has a SEAL drive for getting the mission done! Mark has honorably served our country, and he uses his same drive and integrity to serve his clients. There are a lot of real estate agents and brokers but very few who actually stand above the herd. Mark and his wife, France, are two that stand above the rest of the crowd of agents. Kevin Madison,

                        - Judge Kevin Madison
                      • This is our third property closing with Mark and France. They helped us with marketing our Dripping Springs house in 2013 when we moved to the Bay area. Last year Mark and France helped us buy our 2nd home in Travis Heights, a new build. This year Mark and France helped us find, sometimes with iPhone tours, our new place in Highland Park West. Back in 2013, we interviewed several realtors before selecting Mark and France. We found that Mark and France had experience in other markets and were located in and familiar with our 'small town' of Dripping. Their varied experience meant they already recognized how the market in Dripping was changing. We have never once regretted our choice which is why we contacted Mark for our 2nd home purchase last year. Mark is organized, direct, and follows up. France brings warmth and genuine caring as well as reliability to the table. Mark has knowledge of relo and market temperature and says if something is out of his ballpark. Not much is, but, if it is, he'll say so and find out. We appreciate someone that can play Devil's Advocate with us all the while advocating for us. I am amazed how they juggle so much and never drop a ball. Tanya is the frosting on the cake/ the ribbon on the package in that she is essential to making the whole process smooth for us. We are thrilled to have recently closed on our home and look forward to another relationship with Mark and France in the Spring when we put the Travis Hts property on the market. Maggie Douma

                        - Maggie Douma Beck
                      • After initially being disappointed with the lack of effort by the Austin-based real estate agent I was using, my Supervisor recommended that I talk with Mark Clausen. Prior to contacting Mark, I verified to two other coworkers that used Mark to help with finding homes in Austin. All had a very high level of appreciation for the work Mark did. This is now the seventh home in my life that I have purchased, but the first time I can say that the agent earned their commission. Mark was very patient with my wife and I during several weeks of looking at houses. When the banking group had internal mistakes in processing the loan on time Mark helped drive their focus towards meeting obligations and timelines. I would recommend Mark Clausen as well as request his help in the future. Joe Thompson

                        - Joe Thompson, Parsley Energy Austin