Mark Rutstein Real Estate Agent at Compass

Mark Rutstein

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Vacation Home
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Mark sells properties fast - selling more than 51% quicker than the average Washington agent.
Mark gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Washington agent by 4%.
Mark has great Condo experience - having sold 75 more condos than the average agent.

Mark's Transactions

  • Single Family Home
    2 bed / 1 bath
    Mark helped a buyer purchase this property for 23% under asking price
  • 814 Chalfonte Dr
    Single Family Home
    5 bed / 5 bath
  • Townhome
    3 bed / 3.0 bath
  • 5062 6th Pl NE
    2 bed / 2 bath
    Mark helped a buyer purchase this property for 12% under asking price
  • Townhome
    4 bed / 3.0 bath
  • Single Family Home
    5 bed / 4 bath
  • 74 R St NW #1
    3 bed / 4.0 bath

More about Mark Rutstein

Born in Miami, Florida, Mark relocated to the DC metro region at the age of 8. He was raised by a hard-working waitress and a officer in the Army’s Paratroopers. His father served in WWII. Mark attended the University of Mary Washington and later became an expert in the hospitality industry. Transforming venues with declining sales became a passion. With that passion, Mark decided to help individuals achieve financial independence through home ownership, so in 2002, under the Coldwell Banker brand, Mark became a Realtor. Mark Rutstein's various television appearances, as well as awards, support his love and success in the industry. Now, following the technology advanced brokerage, he is under the Compass name! Awards: DC Best Realtors "Washingtonian Magazine" 2016-2018 Top Producing Team Top Producing Sales Team "Coldwell Banker" 2015 & 2016 International President's Club "Coldwell ...
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University of Mary Washington

Other Certifications

NAR Licensed, GCAAR Association, e-Pro


Top producing team, Best Realtor - Washington Blade, Best Businessperson - Washington Blade, HGTV - Get it Sold, Discovery Channel - Double Agents, HomeLight Top Negotiator 2018, HomeLight Top Buyer's Agent 2018, Top Producing Team - Washingtonian

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Mark Rutstein's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Mark listed and sold my home

      Mark is very knowledgable of the Washington DC market. He is very professional, great to work with and extremely responsive. We met Mark at an open house that he was showing for another realtor. We liked him so much that we used him as our realtor to purchase the house and also to sell our condo. Mark did a lot of marketing, helped us with staging and was a good resource in providing trade referrals to help get our condo ready for sale. I would recommend Mark as a realtor to our friends.

    • Mark assisted me with my relocation sale of my Logan Circle condo. As part of the relocation, they provide you realtor options and the seller gets to interview and choose. While I was apprehensive using an agent I didnt know, Mark exceeded any of the other realtors during the interview process given his professionalism, knowledge about the market and sales trends for my unique apartment, and came armed with great information for me to read that backed up his knowledge. Additionally, he understood the relocation process, which ultimately minimized any stress for me. Marks constant communication and professional launch of my property resulted in an immediate sale over asking price and I would highly recommend him for all of your real estate needs.

      - Daniel M.
    • Mark has been my realtor for 3 transactions now (purchase of 1921 2nd St NE, sale of 1921 2nd St NE and purchase of my new home), and all have been excellent and very smooth process. The most recent transactions all occurred in a three and a half day span. Mark listed my home on a Thursday afternoon with a Sunday Open House and by Friday we had multiple offers over asking and went under contract by Saturday morning for well over asking price. Mark wrote up the offer for a house I had looked at that week first thing the next day after being under contract and we got the house the next day. There were a ton of moving pieces and Mark never missed a beat, during that three and a half day span or all the closing components during the weeks that followed. I really appreciate how he aligns expectations on his communication (if he's busy with other clients, he emails/texts you that he will reply later). I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell

      - Sean S.
    • We relocated to DC from Texas, and I was not very familiar with the area. Mark made the process go so smoothly for us and was knowledgeable about the DC area and where would be best for us to live. He was always quick to email me back and available to talk on the phone. Mark made sure our needs were met and was always friendly and professional. He helped us find a great condo for my family that we love! We definitely recommend Mark!

      - Ashley W.
    • Mark and Tom were fantastic every step of the way. As a first time home buyer I was nervous about the process and they made everything so easy for me. They took care of so many details which I sincerely appreciated (setting up appointments, putting me in contact with a great lender, arranging for a home inspection, etc.) I can't say enough positive things about Mark and Tom. They were amazing - patient and knowledgeable, friendly and fun, respectful and warm. I really enjoyed the whole process and wouldn't consider doing it again without them. They were always responsive and super helpful- even late the night I took possession when my keys didn't work. They were always calm and confident about the steps and decisions to be made and that in turn made me feel calm and confident. They truly were perfect.

      - Nicole M.
    • Mark Rutstein is a consummate professional in DC. As an extremely busy professional, I wanted a Realtor who was highly responsive, able to accommodate my schedule, light-hearted, honest, non-pressuring and thorough. That is what I got with Mark. As an additional bonus, he happens to be hilarious. With the help of Stephen and the rest of his team, my transaction was stress-free and enjoyable. These guys are fantastic.

      - David T.
    • Professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, smart, patient, hyper-responsive, unflappable with fantastic customer service. Cannot think of anything else you could ask of a first-rate realtor. Mark anticipated and delivered on everything to make the staging, listing, selling, closing, and celebration flawless. Loved the snacks for the realtors' preview. What realtor responds to your questions in the midst of a vacation from Paris?!! Mark did!

      - T. Baldwin