Mark Hansen is one of the most experienced and successful business brokers in the industry. He has been licensed and practicing in real estate for over 40 years. The last 25 years, Mark has exclusively dealt in business brokerage.
Mark’s real estate career started in 1976 when he was hired by Pat Toole to work as a sales representative in one of Red Deer’s first offices, Toole and Cote Real Estate. In 1977 Mark left Toole’s office to purchase and become a managing partner in Century 21 Red Deer Realty. Mark managed the brokerage until 1987. He was responsible for hiring and training new sales associates, marketing and advertising the brokerage and overseeing the entire operation. During this time, he continued to list and sell his own portfolio of real estate and received many sales awards. The most notable awards were the “#1 Sales Representative in Alberta” which he received in 1984 as well as becoming a member of the “Century 21 Top 21 Award” which he received in the same year out of over 6000 sales representatives across Canada.
Mark purchased the office from his partners in 1987 and became the sole shareholder of the company. Mark continued to manage and operate the brokerage until he sold it to a third party in 1992. During his time managing the operation, Mark brought the office to “Centurion Status.” In 1990 when Mark led the office to “Centurion Status” only 2% of the ten thousand offices worldwide also reaches this level of production.
While Mark operated the brokerage and practiced residential real estate from 1977 to 1992, he noticed one thing: that many clients were looking for representatives to help sell their businesses. They would end up listing with a residential or commercial sales representative which usually did not procure a sale. This was mostly due to the complexity of business transactions, their incomparability to commercial and residential transactions as well as the representative’s unfamiliarity with business sales. Mark saw an opportunity and set out to service the demographic. Since 1992 he has dedicated himself to exclusively practice in business brokerage. He has helped thousands of people buy and sell businesses. When Mark sets his mind to do something, he does it and he does it well. Over the past 23 years as a business broker, Mark has received the “Centurion Producer Award” 13 times. Most representatives go their entire career without seeing this award once. In addition, Mark’s most notable accolade was when he received the “Double Centurion Producer Award” in 2005. Mark is an expert in the field and his vast knowledge and experience in the industry is surpassed by none.
Mark has since developed his own team of business broker associates and administrative leaders, Team Hansen. Mark created and trained Team Hansen to help service his clients to the fullest extent possible. Mark has trained the team, which includes his son Tayte Hansen, to be experts in the field of business brokerage and to provide the highest quality of service to their clientele. With Mark and his son Tayte working full-time as exclusive business brokers, they can provide a level of service to their clients exceeded by none. They strive to meet their clientele’s needs and to help their clients attain their buying and selling dreams.