With more than 30 years of combined residential real estate sales experience, Jeff Williams and Mark Pinto have developed a client-centered way of doing business that sets them apart from the competition. Mark and Jeff each bring a unique set of skills and strengths to their partnership, allowing them to provide their clients with a broad and balanced perspective on the market. By limiting the number of clients they work with at any given time, Jeff and Mark are also able to deliver exceptional service. It’s not just about putting deals together for them. It’s about understanding the wants and needs of their clients and safeguarding their interests. Mark and Jeff’s commitment to their clientele has definitely contributed to their success and earned them the respect of the brokerage community.
Q: Tell us more about the kind of homes you specialize in.
A: We specialize in historic and luxury homes in Tacoma, Lakewood and Gig Harbor. Our experience restoring historic homes gives us a unique advantage when listing and selling them. On the listing side, we understand the value that a home’s history can add and we know how to highlight that value successfully in our marketing materials. On the buying side, our restoration experience allows us to help our clients better understand what might be involved when purchasing and improving an older home.
Q: You also specialize in another niche market— equestrian properties. How did that come about?
A: Jeff has shown quarter horses competitively since childhood. He really understands horse properties and the unique considerations involved in buying or selling them, which gives him a level of expertise in this niche market that few Realtors can match. Most of our focus still remains on traditional residential real estate sales in Tacoma's North End, but we’ve found ourselves working with more and more clients interested in buying or selling equestrian properties around the Puget Sound.
Prior to his career in residential real estate sales, Mark worked as a genetic counselor for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He began selling real estate with Sotheby’s International Realty in Los Angeles in 2003 and joined Windermere Professional Partners when he moved to Tacoma in 2010. Mark serves on the board of trustees for the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts here in Tacoma.
Prior to his career in real estate, Jeff worked in sales and marketing for some of the world’s leading corporations, including Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle and Warner Brothers. Jeff began purchasing, renovating and reselling historic homes in the Los Angeles area in 1993 and began working as a Realtor in 1999, first with Sotheby’s International Realty in Pasadena and then with Windermere Professional Partners when he moved to Tacoma in 2010. Jeff serves on the board of trustees for the Tacoma Art Museum and as a city commissioner on the Landmarks Preservation Commission.