2018 President - Marin Association of Realtors


"I have known Mark Machado on both personal and professional levels for 30 years. As a realtor, he has been instrumental in the purchases of Marin County homes for five personal acquaintances, myself being number six. The fact that we keep coming back for more speaks volumes. In all my years, I've never met a man of greater constitution, as evidenced by his honesty, openness, attention to detail, and perpetual drive. If Mark's helping you find a home, congratulations! Consider yourself fortunate - you've got the best."

- M.S., San Anselmo, CA

"I am a California Licensed Professional Fiduciary... ...This sale was a very, very difficult situation. Mark handled the tenants and the beneficiary with great care and sensitivity. He worked extremely hard to market and sell this property in a terrible market. I very much appreciate Mark's good humor and his custom and practice of keeping me informed on the progress of the transaction."

- Caron Schmierer, Fiduciary Resources, Inc.

"I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate the hard work Mark put into locating my new home. His responsive attitude is what drove the successful offer/acceptance of the property I had searched over a year to find. Mark met me repeatedly on short notice during the past year, showing me somewhere between 20-30 homes. I had friends tell me I should negotiate the commission paid to Mark. I couldn't do that. He worked very hard and deserved to be paid fairly. Mark Machado and Frank Howard Allen provided me with flawless real estate experience"

- R.B., San Rafael, CA

"Mark Machado was our agent when we decided to move to a different area of San Rafael. He assisted us with both the selling of our old house and the purchase of our current home. Mark’s warm and friendly nature automatically encourages people to want to do business with him. He listens attentively to clients’ needs and interests so he can find the right house for them. He definitely puts out all his time and effort for his clients. During the time Mark spent working with us, he was committed to making sure that our transactions were handled smoothly and to the satisfaction of all parties involved. Our experience with Mark as a realtor was enjoyable, as well as successful & productive."

- P. H. and D. H., San Rafael, CA

"This is a letter of commendation for the outstanding professional service that Mark Machado provided me in the recent sale of my brother's home in San Rafael. This home had been in the family for 40 plus years and was an estate sale. There were many problems and issues that needed to be resolved before the home could be sold. This included working effectively with the San Rafael Planning Department to resolve a number of improperly permitted home improvements. There were a number of meetings with Planning that Mark coordinated and attended. Dealing with Planning was often time consuming and frustrating but Mark stayed focused, patient, supportive and sensitive during our four month ordeal, During this time we needed the services of an architect, contractor, painter, floor finisher, and stager, all of whom Mark provided and coordinated. In the sale of the home there were some complex issues that Mark also handled very well. The sale went through smoothly and we got our asking price. This was a difficult time for me and my family but Mark was absolutely fantastic to work with. I very much appreciated his hard work and caring nature."

- R.S., San Rafael, CA

"I first met Mark when he listed my next door neighbor's home in early 2007, after the housing market had started to tighten up. The house had actually sold twice in the preceding five years, so we were surprised and impressed to see that Mark got more people visiting the house in a down market than we had seen come through in either of the boom time sales. We expected to see him host one or two open homes and then leave, but this was not the case. Mark was there, with a strong flow of visitors every Sunday until he put the 'Under Offer' sign up. We were completely impressed by his constant attention to the property and to all the prospects who came through. And he found us some great new neighbors, so we are pleased about that too!"

- A.G., San Rafael, CA

"As a former Realtor myself, I know the energy and dedication that it takes to sell a home. Mark Machado is a true professional with genuine honesty and integrity. When I need to buy or sell a home or a client of mine is looking for a Realtor, it is my duty and privilege to refer Mark Machado with Frank Howard Allen Realtors."

- Pat Townsley

"Mark was very patient with me and offered excellent advice through all phases as I successfully sold my first home and purchased my second home. Mark’s extensive knowledge of the real estate process proved extremely valuable to me as Mark kept in close communication and guided me through the process very smoothly. I never felt rushed in my dealings with Mark, he made sure he explained all that I needed to know, he let me know all options available to me and then gave extra time to ensure that I understood and didn’t have any unanswered questions. Due to the fantastic customer service, pleasant demeanor and attention to detail I can and will highly recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of assistance with purchasing or selling their house."

- B.B., Novato, CA