Mark Foreman, senior vice president, broker services & operations at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, answers ten questions with Clean Slate, including the listing he longs for, his love of Games of Thrones, and how prioritizing passion has helped him in his professional life.
Which of our BHGRE® P.A.I.G.E. (Passion, Authenticity, Innovation, Growth, Excellence) core values do you identify with most, and why?
If I have to choose one I would have to say that Passion is the core value that I identify with the most. We are a service oriented company and being passionate about what we do day in and day out will always help ensure that we provide exceptional service to our customers.
What are your favorite qualities in a customer?
I love customers that are focused on the success of their agents and the growth of their companies.
What is the one characteristic that’s helped you the most in your career?
Building relationships is something that has helped me in my career.
What was the last book you read?
Currently on the second of five books in the Game Of Thrones series.
If you were not in real estate, what would you be doing?
Probably practicing law and hating it.
What was the last song you heard that you couldn’t stop humming?
Who is your real-life hero?
I have so much respect for the men and women of our military and police and emergency workers who put their lives on the line every day to protect us. They never get all of the credit they deserve.
What’s your favorite thing about social media?
The ability to reach so many people with the stroke of a “post”
If you could sell a home in any market in the world, where would it be?
I would love to sell a very expensive apartment in Manhattan
What is your favorite motto, and what advice would you give your younger self starting out in real estate?
“Be the change that you want to see.” We have a lot more control over our success and failure than we realize. Be bold, don’t be afraid to take risks and failure is just another lesson on how to achieve success.