Why You Must Work with Mark

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Licensed Building Contractor
  • Licensed Home Inspector
  • Holds a Degree in Construction Engineering
5 Star Professional Real Estate Agent
5 Years in a Row

A Great Combination of Real Estate Expertise in Venice and Southwest Florida

Mark LeDuc, Realtor®

As a seasoned real estate agent and broker with an additional 25 years experience as a building contractor, engineer and home inspector, I often ask clients why they chose to work with me.  Simply put, they often say it is because my experience and attention to detail are second to none.  My customers say that when they are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars of their hard-earned money in a new home, or choosing someone to market their existing home for sale, that they want someone in their corner who understands all aspects of the industry.  That all-around knowledge is the key!  I help many of my customers find the last home they will ever buy and I help many others who are ready to say good-bye to a long-loved family residence.  But, the one thing that never changes is that I know and appreciate that every customer and every situation is unique.  So, when it is your time to choose someone for your unique set of circumstances, you want someone who has the experience and expertise to advise you in all areas of the home-buying and –selling process.

Buy the Right House with Professional Guidance

  • Recipient of Sarasota Magazine's Five Star Real Estate Agent Award for Highest and Best in Customer Service
  • Recipient of Zillow's Five Star Premier Agent Award
  • Multi-Million Dollar Top Producer

There are many different facets to consider when buying/selling a home such as location, building codes, style and age of construction and how each of them impacts the desirability of a home.  Often, choosing the wrong type of home can cost you tens of thousands of dollars more just in insurance costs alone!  Owning a home in Southwest Florida is completely different than owning a home in any of the northern states.  There are a myriad of things that can even surprise people who have bought and sold many properties in the past.  But, with my background, I have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate through that process.

Real estate is my passion and I look forward to sharing it with you. I can be reached directly at
(941) 445-3875 or Mark@VeniceRealtor.com.

Mark found us our dream house! His knowledge of the area guided us to the perfect location.  We could not be more satisfied with his kindness and professionalism.  He made the entire process stress free and covered every detail. John and Michelle O


We met Mark 6 years ago while vacationing at Siesta Key and were interested in a vacation home.  Mark spent significant time showing us homes and listened to our needs.  We recently retired, reconnected with Mark and just purchased our home in Venice.  Mark went above and beyond helping us find our perfect home!

We strongly recommend Mark.  He is quite simply the best real estate professional in the area!  Scott and Deb W


I can’t believe we were lucky enough to have been referred to Mark LeDuc.  Dear friends who moved from Washington DC to Osprey, FL recommended him. Buying a new home in a new city you don’t’ really know can be a daunting task.  We are moving from Chicago to Venice and had one weekend to find a home.  Mark was so much more than your typical real estate salesperson. Besides having a degree and training as a civil engineer in Michigan, Mark is a licensed home inspector, a licensed building contractor in Florida and is a broker-not just a sales guy.  This distinguished him from the pack and helped us make a decision and feel secure.  It was no contest when we selected Mark.

 

When Mark looks at a home with you, he views it with the lens of someone who knows structure and mechanics making Mark one of a kind!  You just don’t find this type of training in your typical real estate salesman.

 

Besides being incredibly attentive, responsive and smart, Mark goes out of his way to ensure your experience is as stressless as possible if moving can be stressless.

 

We bought a foreclosure with Fannie Mae-that in itself is a completely different animal!  Mark tracked down documents, information, lawyers and contractors that knew the home before foreclosure making the decision to buy it a snap.

 

Since Mark won’t ethically inspect a home he is selling, he scheduled four different inspections for us, but also went back to the property on his own to take a quick look to ensure he was selling us a sound home.  If you are looking to buy a home in Sarasota County don’t look any further, Mark LeDuc is your guy! Jeff B and Linda W


A friend (former NJ realtor herself) recommended Mark LeDuc to us when we decided to relocate to FL.  She had recently moved there and had some very negative experiences with realtors who were with the BIG real estate companies in the area.  Then she found Mark...and her dream home.  On her recommendation, we contacted Mark, and can't say enough about the man and the realtor! Mark is not the typical realtor.  Mark is an honest, patient, kind, and conscientious man who does the job the RIGHT way!  Mark is prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable.  He CARES about his clients and treats you like family.  Mark sincerely wants to find you a home that will suit you and make you happy.  We were relocating, and needed a realtor who would "be there" for us...and Mark was.  Besides his very up to date real estate knowledge, he has construction and code knowledge that other realtors just don't have...this was a huge help!  He gets to know you and directs you to neighborhoods that he sincerely feels will suit you (Mark could have had a sale earlier with us, but basically "talked us out of" buying a property he felt wasn't in our best interest).  If Mark doesn't know the answer to a question, or is suspicious of something about a home/property, he will find out the answer/problem.  And he is "with you" all through the process, making sure everything happens in a timely manner.  As a result, we are now the owners of a beautiful home in Venice, and couldn't be happier with our purchase.  My husband says daily, "I LOVE this house!"...and we owe that to Mark!  We have now recommended him to my brother and would encourage anyone to use his excellent services!  Thanks so much for being who you are Mark!  You are appreciated!Bill and Cris B


If you want your home sold in today’s real estate market, Mark Le Duc is the man for the job.  We were impressed immediately by his professionalism and positive attitude from the first moment we met him.  We were comfortable with his explanation of the selling process and answering all of our questions and concerns.  His expertise and suggestions for preparing the house for showing was of great value.  It was stated by other real estate agents “the house is priced just right” and “showed well”.  We were referred to Mark by neighbors and were not disappointed.  It has been a pleasant experience and we highly recommend Mark Le Duc to be your next real estate agent. Bill and Yolanda I


My husband and I felt very comfortable with Mark's knowledge and helpfulness . While the house was on the market he did everything to make us feel at ease.  We highly recommend Mark.Kenneth and Lynda D


Very profesional and helped us through a very stressful process, very understanding of our situation and work diligently to reach our goals. was very knowledgable of the whole process,and gave us good advice on what would work best for us and our future.  Mark answered every call and email promptly.Ken and Julianna H


I am in the process of relocating from Mill Creek, Washington into Southwest Florida.  I contacted Mark and he was very helpful in showing properties and explaining the current real estate market situation.  Mark was polite, professional and very knowledgeable. Bruce V


Mark has provided us excellent service through a rather drawn out process in the purchase of a condo in Venice. He was highly knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with as he showed us several dozen units in the Venice area to help us decide precisely what we preferred. He was always timely and pleasant when showing us properties and provided sound advice to help us make our decision. The unit we purchased was taken off of the market after our initial offer but was put back on the market 6 weeks later and we were able to complete the deal with Mark's help. After the agreement of sale was signed, some title issues delayed the closing and Mark kept us up to date on a daily basis which we greatly appreciated. I highly recommend Mark to anyone seeking to buy or sell a property in the Venice/Sarasota area. Charles and Joanne L


Mark LeDuc was my realtor when I purchased my condo in Venice, Fl.  I could not have asked for a better realtor. He did all the things we asked and got back to us in a timely manner.  If you are looking for a great realtor, then I would highly recommend Mark.  When your finished with your purchase or sale, you will have a lifelong friend in Mark. .Sam and Sylvia F


Was very helpful and responsive when I was buying a vacant lot. Mark gave great advice and the sale went perfectly.  I have recommended him to others and have had only positive comments.  I would not hesitate to use or recommend Mark to anyone looking for real estate in the Sarasota or Charlotte County area.Roger and Donna B


Mark is an excellent real estate agent.  He listened attentively to our requests and communicated with us on a frequent basis regarding homes of interest.  We did not feel pressured in any way, he was very patient.  He also has a good sense of humor! Mitch and Diana B.


Mark is very knowledgeable in his field.  He always returned our phone calls no matter what time it was.  He helped us to buy several properties and the last one was our dream home.  We still keep in contact for future possible investments. Steve and Sandy P


Mark is my realtor for a foreclosure property my husband and I are in the process of purchasing.  The lender has been difficult, to say the least, to work with.  It has been a long process( more than 3 months) but through it all Mark has been supportive and helpful on top of all the other duties he's been required to perform with getting this deal closed.  He has always immediately answered our calls and has been patient with our lack of knowledge with the foreclosure real estate market here in Florida.Lee T


We found Mark LeDuc on the computer so we called him to see if he could find us a home.  Mark was happy to help.  He not only found us a home but he helped us with our mortgage papers (which he didn't have to do).  Mark is very proficient at what he does.  I would recommend him to anyone.  He even guaranteed us that if we didn’t like the home after we lived in it for a while, he would sell it for us at no cost. Wendall H


Mark was very helpful with our decision to locate and purchase our new home.  Very professional with the introduction to the Venice area along with his knowledge of exactly what we were looking for in a new home.  We really appreciated the quick response to all of our requests and he was there to help us all the way through the purchase of our new home. Gary and  Cindy B


Mark was most instrumental in helping us find our house.  He narrowed our search to properties that met our needs.  He explained the pros and cons of owning property in a community with monthly maintenance fees, verses property that required the owners to provide maintenance.  Mark worked within our budget and explained what the cost would be if a person was homesteaded, verses a non resident.  I believe without Mark's help, we would not have found a property that met our liking.  Mark did all the necessary work in providing us with a home inspection company.  He also gave us names of several contractors that we could use to make repairs.  Not being at the closing, we relied heavily on Mark to look out for our interests.  I would recommend Mark to anyone who is looking to purchase property in the Sarasota county area of Florida.Roger and Joan R


Mark was great, always communicated well with me about very thing and made it all happen in a timely fashion!  He is great and knowledgeable with closing on short sales.  Thanks Mark!Raina K


We would highly recommend Mark's services.  We found him online and we were a little nervous not having a personal recommendation, but were extremely impressed with him.  We live out of state and met with him in Venice recently and found him to be extremely helpful and exactly what we need in a realtor.Lisa T


My experience with Mark was great, right from the start.  I started working with him while still living out of state.  He immediately grasped the type of property I was interested in and put together a list of ones to look at when I came to Florida.  He made the experience of finding the right property and continuing all the way through the closing a pleasure.David W


Mark was very knowledgeable on the area and very diligent in his research on property that we were interested in.Tom J


My husband and I were looking for home in Venice, FL.  We contacted Mark LeDuc and gave him the precise specs of what we were looking for in a home.   I also informed Mr. LeDuc that I am a very decisive person so please only show us homes that meet the requested specs..
Mark was very professional, timely and precise in meeting all of our needs.  If I recall correctly, we looked at approximately 7 homes before on the 8th viewing found our dream home!  I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable real estate agent.  In fact, I have already recommended him to another Atlanta friend of mine who is looking to purchase in the same area .Steve S and Wendy P


Mark worked with us with a smile always.  Always came when we called even at the last minute.  Never was late and always there before us.  We think he was a joy to work with and can't say enough about Mark.  We are pleased with the way our sale went.  He was on top of things as they happened.  Very nice person.  We like him.Bob and Lydia W


I was buying a home out of state.  My first trip there, I contacted 4 different realtors.  Mark was the only one to respond and send me listing information matching my purchase criteria.  Once ready to purchase, Mark was there for every step of the process.  I was only in Florida for a few days for which he made himself available for me.  After viewing a number of houses that were not for me.  He recommended a couple I did not pick.  One of those houses was the one I chose.  Once I decided on the house he helped me arrange everything and was present, as a representative for me, at all the necessary inspections.  Especially being out of state, the whole process went very smooth because he was so attentive to detail.  I would highly recommend Mark for all your real estate needs. Denise G


Mark has been working with my family to help find beautiful homes for years; and now that my turn has finally come to purchase a home I knew I could rely on him to find me just what I was looking for. Mark helped me find the area I wanted to be in, he found the home I wanted to its exact specifications, and he negotiated the price to favor my benefit. During the negotiations I had to go out of town and Mark was most helpful, whether it was answering an email, sending a fax, or mailing me documents to sign. So just last week he helped me close on my first home and I couldn't be happier! If you're looking to purchase a home, Mark is the guy to call! Thanks again!.Dr. Alexander P


I found Mark on the internet and let's just say I was not sure what to expect without a referral.

Mark was amazing! I am in Canada and he made everything very simple and found us exactly what we wanted! He went to houses on our behalf and sent us pictures and videos to help us from long distance.

I can’t stress how helpful he was and how his network of people are so trustworthy, reliable and honest. We did not know anyone in the area so he referred us our Landscaper, Pool Maintenance, Electrician, Inspection Companies! All top notch and very reasonable prices!

He's definitely on your side and looking out for his clients best interest!

Strongly recommend Mark to anyone!Jamie K


We worked with Mark to buy our house in Englewood. He was great to work with, responsive to our ideas and instrumental in finding our dream house. My wife and I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a realtor who is a pleasure to deal with.
Phil and Sue I


I contacted Mark via the internet and informed him what type of property and price range Kaye and I were interested in buying.  Mark invited us to his sales office to meet face to face and discuss our needs.  I was impressed with Mark's honesty and interest he showed in the Smith's and not just trying to make a sale.  There was no sales pressure from Mark. Kaye and I found the property we wanted through Mark providing us with all the available addresses and information on the type of property we had told Mark we were looking to buy.  Mark took over in finalizing the transaction with the Realty Company that had the property listed.  Kaye and I were very pleased with our transaction to the finish of the sale and we highly recommend Mark LeDuc.
Larry and Kay S


We live almost 3000 miles away and did not know much about the area.  Mark was the third agent in the area that I have contacted by phone and e-mail.  He listened to our specific needs and helped us to narrow down what we needed to look at when we flew down to Venice, FL.  When we arrived he spent three full days with us.  First he showed us what Venice has to offer and told us its history etc.  Then we were shown the houses that we have previously reviewed on internet.  In each house we were commenting on what we liked and did not like.  Mark was taking notes.  He also showed us different neighborhoods and arranged meetings with developers of new subdivisions.  After 2 days he told us that now he will show us what he thinks would meet most of our criteria.  We walked into the house and were speechless....And it is in a great neighborhood and close to the beach.  He has also helped us through the whole negotiation and closing process.  He is definitely the best real estate agent we have ever met or dealt with.  Very professional and helpful.Wytze and Jeanette K


I have been in contact with Mr. LeDuc for over a year now and all of my dealings have been pleasant and upbeat.  I personally will only deal with and through him.Susanne K


We were looking to purchase a house in the Venice area and had the good fortune to fall into the competent and professional hands of Mark LeDuc.  Mark conducted an initial interview, found out what we were looking for, and what we could afford and saved us countless hours by honing in on appropriate properties.  He was never pushy and extremely patient throughout the process.  If your experience is anything like ours you will find you are in good hands with Mark LeDuc.  We found a house in 4 weeks and moved in only 6 weeks after leaving Illinois. The Honorable Edward S


We first communicated with Mark LeDuc through e-mail and the Internet when we lived in Ohio and were searching for a home relocation in the Sarasota County area.  Mark responded to all our inquiries over a period of several months in a timely fashion.  He took pains to determine our wants/needs and questions about the area and was always cordial and professional.  When we finally met up in Venice, he was well-prepared, always giving consideration to our limits of time.  He never pressured us to make a decision, presented many real estate options, and was always available to respond to questions.  Mark is very focused on customer service.  He is extremely knowledgeable of the real estate market geographic and area services.  We would highly recommend Mark as an agent for the sale and/or purchase of a home.Robert and Joan S


My wife and I were introduced to Mark when we went to his office to inquire about purchasing property in the area. Mark was professional and knowledgeable and provided us with a list of properties that met our criteria. After reviewing the properties Mark set up a number of appointments so that we could see the them first hand. After several weeks we ultimately decided to make an offer on a property that Mark had just listed. Afterward Mark guided us through the rest of purchase process and we are very satisfied with the service that he had provided to us.Tim and Pam M


On a recent trip to Florida we connected with Mark Leduc to look at several properties in the Northport, Englewood and Venice areas of Florida. Mark was very knowledgeable, professional, honest and straightforward in all of his dealings with us. He answered all our questions and gave us good, sound advice in a thoughtful way. We highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in purchasing a home or condo in the Southwest area of Florida.Diane O


Mark really goes the full mile!!  After putting my name into many real estate sites on the internet, Mark called me back within minutes of responding to his site.  I didn't hear back from many others and even the ones I did hear from took days/weeks to respond.  Mark returns my phone calls and emails promptly.  He never delays; when you are interested in something he's right on top of it.  He's extremely knowledgeable in all situations.  Mark notices everything when he looks over a property too.  I have been very picky and have looked at many properties and Mark never gives up on me.  I was really blessed to find such a dedicated agent.  You couldn't ask for anyone better!!  I promise if you go with Mark as your agent, you will not be disappointed. Lucy R