Every day now, news articles appear across the nation proclaiming Las Vegas one of the fastest growing cities, a major relocation destination for California escapees, and a housing market growing so fast, it’s hard to tell the hype from reality. With all this growth, come new people, new businesses and a new challenge for Las Vegas homebuyers and sellers…to find a Real Estate Broker who really knows the Las Vegas community, neighborhoods and developments.
In a city where constant change and a transient population seem to be prevailing themes, it can be hard to find a local expert that brings deep-rooted knowledge and a long-term perspective to the table. But that’s precisely why many of Las Vegas’s most savvy real estate consumers rely on Mark A. Stuhmer to guide them through their real estate endeavors.
Mark was born and raised in Las Vegas and he’s been intimately involved with the evolution of residential luxury living here for almost 50 years. Mark grew up in the business. His family has been building here since 1964.
Over the decades, Las Vegas exploded and gained a worldwide reputation as a residential destination for people seeking to live a luxury lifestyle. Mark was at the forefront of that movement as one of the primary executives with Christopher Homes, a full service luxury home builder, that over the last 30 years has developed well known Las Vegas luxury residential communities and earned nearly every industry award available.
Mark currently heads Christopher Homes Realty (CHR), his own independent, full-service luxury real estate brokerage. Being a full-service brokerage means Christopher Homes Realty not only handles new custom home sales for Christopher Homes the development company, but also resell listings.
This is a huge advantage for CHR clients who purchased a new home, in any Las Vegas development, not just a Christopher Homes project, and now want to sell it with someone who knows their community, the competition, and understands who potential buyers are.
Mark’s unique vision for Christopher Homes Realty has made it a leader in all aspects of Las Vegas luxury real estate. CHR represents clients worldwide in a wide range of properties, high-end residential, land acquisitions and sales, including Christopher Homes developments and investment properties.
“I’ve been in the luxury home building and real estate business my whole life.” Mark explains “My knowledge and experience in the Las Vegas valley high-end luxury residential market separates CHR from all other luxury agents/brokers in town.”
Expanding their focus in the pre-owned, luxury home resell market has been a natural evolution for CHR and Mark. It makes sense for our clients to work with us on the resale of their house and/or the purchase of their next home…Mark and the CHR team offer clients over 70 years cumulative real estate experience and provide solutions for luxury buyers, sellers, developers and investors.
Very rarely do home owners looking to sell their home have the opportunity to work directly with someone who has played such a key role in the evolution of luxury living in a community like Las Vegas.
David Oliveri, M.D., a client of Christopher Homes Realty agrees, “Mark has assisted me and my family in real estate transactions for over two decades. His level of knowledge is outstanding, and his negotiating skills are second to none. Dealing with Mark and his team has been a pleasure through all aspects of the transaction process and beyond.”
According to Mark, there’s so much more to selling a luxury home than posting a pretty picture. Initially, clients may not even be aware of the importance that seemingly small, unseen factors may have on their living experience. Quality of construction, thickness of subfloors, or walls, can all impact noise levels in a home significantly, for example. Mark’s extensive knowledge of local builders, and developments give his clients an edge that other brokers can’t match.
Mark loves the Las Vegas community, and says, “Vegas is not what everyone thinks it is…there’s a real sense of community here. It’s very family-based once you get off the Strip. I love living here, and raising my family here. There’s so much opportunity in this area for business, and for creating a great life, it’s tough to beat. We have so much right here, and close by…skiing, boating, the beach, the lake, an international airport. The family experience in Las Vegas is great!”
When Mark is not assisting clients, he enjoys taking advantage of all the Vegas area offers and spending time with wife, Kimberly, and three children. Youngest son, Colin, is a junior at Faith Lutheran High School while older brother, Logan, will be attending college in Texas this coming Spring. Daughter Sydney is a junior at San Diego State University.
Even though Mark has seen Las Vegas grow exponentially, bringing massive change to his hometown community, one thing hasn’t changed in all his decades of serving his community…his overriding principle of honesty and integrity. According to Mark, “All I have is my word, and my reputation. That’s worked for me for 50 years.” Honesty and integrity works for Mark, and it works for his clients too.