Mark Swiss
Fine Homes & Estates
Home Marketing Specialist

Century 21 Horizon Realty, Inc
3117 East Joppa Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234
Office: 410-882-0021

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The Perfect Package
    I Know This Guy

A full-time/full-service REALTOR®.

It is not my intention to be the focus of this web site however, you do deserve the right (if you choose) to know who it is you are dealing with. Many of you will just be happy with the fact that I am a full time agent* and not care too much about my life history. Others of you are telling yourself, "I know this mug from somewhere." If you are like me, you like to place a face. Some of you may "just want to know". Whatever your reason, some verbal snapshots of my resume and biography are offered below.

*Being a full time agent is important because it tells you I am not juggling my clients [possibly you] with other job responsibilities. I am there when you want me. )

Some Background:

I became a REALTOR® after a successful career as a detail oriented Business Systems Analyst. I now use my successful project management skills, dedication to customer service and attention to detail to lead my clients and customers to their real estate goals.

The points listed below are significant because they show the accumulation of experience and skills that I bring to each transaction. Acquired skills include:

  • Business Analyst & Project Manager,
  • Problem Solver,
  • Decision Maker
  • Experienced Desktop-Publisher
  • Experienced and Trained Photographer
  • Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW Professional Site Designer)

The Perfect Package:

YES, these skills that I have acquired though my life
form the perfect package for marketing properties,
properties like your home.

I am Your High-Tech & Personal Touch REALTOR®
and an
active member of:

              • National Association of Realtors
              • Maryland Association of Realtors
              • Harford County Association of Realtors
Cost versus Value
We all "shop price" until it becomes apparent that
the low price is diminishing the value we receive.

When all you get is a sign on your lawn and an ill-prepared MLS listing, that is not value. and the agent should discount his/her fee because inferior work can wind up costing you tens of thousands of dollars.

When you select me to list your property:
I work with you to create a personalized marketing plan
that addresses your specific situation.

What Others Say:

It is awarding when people take the time to acknowledge their appreciation of your effort. Below are statements, letters and feedback from people who took the time to document their feelings. I feel their thought are meant for you. You can click on any of the documents to enlarge it.

The first document is an office news release followed by client letters:

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Surveys are routinely sent to clients and customers seeking general feedback about the service performed by the office and its staff. Approximately half of the surveys are returned and sometimes they contain interesting comments:

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Surveys also get sent to agents who represented the other side of the deal. Again, it seeks general feedback about the service performed by the office and its staff. Again, sometimes they contain interesting comments. When the other agent takes time to say some positive, that is a compliment.

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I Know This Guy From Somewhere:

Many people I meet feel that they recognize me but have difficulty remembering from where. Here are some likely possibilities. Go ahead; see if you can stay awake through this (but this is not required reading):

  • I have been an active resident of Baltimore County and City (with a two year stint in Harford County) my entire life.
    • I grew-up in Fells Point and Canton; Patterson Park was my front yard. As a teenager I was active in the Eastern Area CYO and twice President of the Holy Rosary CYO. I attended Patterson High School back in the "good ole' days", was in the first graduating class to go through the full three-years at the new school and was presented with the Principals Award for having earned the most service points in my graduation class. I was committed to providing service to others even back then, which I guess came naturally -- my Father was a fire fighter and my Mother a nurse.
    • After high school I joined the Air Force and served as an air police (security) supervisor at Dover AFB, Delaware and Phan Rang AB, South Viet Nam.
    • I returned home to marry my soul mate and raise two great young men. When our first son was born, we moved from a small two-bedroom apartment to a small rented town home in Joppatowne (Harford County). Yes, I gained experience as a renter. I still tell the story about being able to hear the person in the next unit shave in the morning -- and he was not using an electric razor.
    • When we were expecting our second son, my wise better-half suggested thinking about buying a home. We moved back toward family and have lived in the Rosedale/Fullerton area of Baltimore County for the last 32 years. So, yes, I do know the territory that I serve as a Realtor and I remember the joys and perils of purchasing a first home.
  • I am still active in recreational Youth Baseball throughout Baltimore County.
    • When my sons reached the age, my golf game gave way to Tee-Ball. That changed my life because I've now been in recreational youth baseball for more than 25 years. For twelve of those years I served as coach, manager, umpire, league chairperson, and program commissioner in the Rosedale Baseball program. I now umpire recreation baseball throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area with Central Maryland Umpires and conduct umpire-training workshops for volunteer recreational umpires. When I mention that, many people recall that is how they remember me; AS THE GOOD UMP!!
    • If you have an interest in baseball umpiring or officiating, I invite you to check out my baseball rules/umpiring web site at

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If you have reached this part of the page, I salute your patience and fortitude. Thank you for taking it all in and I hope I can help you with your real estate transaction. If you have questions, call me.

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