Mark Kitching

Mark Kitching

Associate Partner

Ocean Park
CalBRE# 01742148
310.902.0221 mobile

Mark became fascinated with residential real estate after moving to Los Angeles, 10 years ago. He has a genuine appreciation for architecture, style and the story of homes. His success was earned by being true to his values while having the ability to diplomatically approach complex scenarios and ultimately negotiate for the advantage of his clients.

Developing a customized strategy for each need has allowed Mark to gain the confidence and trust of his clients and respect of his colleagues, securing a business that runs almost exclusively on referrals. Mark appreciates working with people who are candid, respectful, and loyal; qualities that he strongly values and practices in his professional and personal life. Mark’s dedication and authentic nature has resulted in a clientele which consists of a diverse list from celebrities and professional athletes, to investors and developers, to first-time home buyers.

His specialty however lies in the luxury architectural and new construction market. Amongst setting a new record for selling the highest priced home in Venice, Mark has had the privilege of representing properties designed by some of the most accredited and influential architects of our time, including: John Lautner, Marmol-Radziner, Lorcan O’Herily, Thom Mayne, Ted Tokio Tanaka and Rodney Walker. His accolades have led to features on numerous media outlets including: The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, KCRW, E! News and The Los Angeles Times.

Mark is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He lives with his wife, Leah, in Venice Beach, CA.

"Mark was the listing agent for my 4 Plex on the Grand Canal in Venice, Calif. Even though the location was terrific (i.e. water front, near the beach and near Marina del Rey), the property was a challenge to sell, because it was fully rented with under market rent control tenants and the city was telling perspective buyer that they couldn't build on the property. Mark was very patient and thorough throughout the process, found me a buyer and we successfully closed escrow. I strongly recommend Mark as a real estate professional in the West Los Angeles and beach communities. He is very responsive to his client's needs and gets the best price for their property."

— K. Whitaker

"If you demand professional, prompt, attentive...Mark is your man! We recently listed an "ugly duckling" trust property in Santa Monica. We live 600 miles away and knew no one in the real estate field in CA. After calling 3 other real estate purported professionals and getting no response, we lucked out big time, leaving a message for Mark on a Saturday afternoon. BySunday we had comps and listed with him that week. We were scheduled to go on vacation two days later, and returned to find six offers waiting! Best and final was WELL above asking. Mark's forward thinking and positive attitude in handling a very, very difficult longtime tenant and the surrounding "mess" was remarkable. He was compassionate and can do at every perceived roadblock, exhibiting confidence and instilling trust. Did I say that he has an awesome, on the ball, problem solving assistant? Kristen is in every way a supporter of Mark and "makes stuff happen". Ask either of these fine professionals a question and they will get you an answer, faster than you expect. The final word is these guys exceed expectations you never even thought to have. Do not look further, THIS IS THE ONE! (listed 9/4-escrow closed 10/14...amazed and delighted!)"

— D. Wood

"We had an excellent experience working with Mark when purchasing our new home. Knowledgeable, responsive and cool under pressure, he helped us successfully navigate a complicated multiple offer purchase. Thanks Mark."

— T. Racciatti

"We first engaged Mark to lease our house in Santa Monica for a year when we temporarily moved to Colorado. When the move to Colorado became permanent we again engaged Mark to list and sell our house. We couldn't have been more satisfied/happier with the performance of Mark, Kristen and the rest of the team. Mark was very knowledgeable, responsive, and we are certain that with Mark's help we were able to maximize the selling price of our Santa Monica home. We highly recommend Mark and would recommend him to anyone who would ask for a real estate broker."

— S. Feldman

“Mark is the definition of a professional. We worked with him to rent out our home in the Hollywood Hills. Prior to renting out our property, we kicked the tires on selling it and moving. In both cases, Mark was able to discern exactly what we were looking for. If we were to move, we needed a very specific type of property. Every so often he would send something to us that would make us curious. Ultimately, we ended up renting out our home and we had multiple applicants with great credit scores. He definitely exceeded all expectations, making a difficult process as streamlined and simple as possible for us. We’ll forever be grateful.”

— E. Brown

“Mark and his team were absolutely fantastic with helping me get my loft sold. I was completely new to the home sales, and had very limited time to deal with the selling process. They understood the constraints and my desire to be “hands off” as a seller, and made the process go much much more smoothly than I would have expected. In particular, they did a truly fantastic job getting the unit staged and ready for sale, which resulted in multiple viable offers within the first week of being on the market. After this, they were instrumental in dealing with the assortment of HOA, building management, and outside contractors that had to do some final work to get the unit sold. I got a much higher price than I asked for, and didn’t have to use up a great deal of my own time to do it. I would absolutely recommend him and anyone on his team for your real estate needs in LA.”

— C. Lea

“Mark Kitching is a fabulous real estate agent. He sold our home in a week with 19 offers above asking price. He is great at strategizing and negotiating. But also easygoing and amicable, which made the process much more enjoyable.”

— M. Lipton

Mark was my broker helping me search for properties for nearly 5 years before we finally found my first condo. On the day when we finally found my eventual home, he dropped everything he was doing to write up an offer over the weekend, and successfully beat out two other full asking price offers so we could get the place we wanted. Kind, genuine, honest, and charming — I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

— A. Fell

“Mark is a straight shooter to say the least. He went over all the options and possibilities for the lease of our home and helped find us the best tenant possible. The references, credit report, time commitment, everything, was submitted in a timely and organized fashion and we were given only the top tier options. I would recommend Mark’s skills and services to anyone looking to buy, sell or lease their home. “We’ve worked with Mark on both the purchase and the sale of our home. He was with us every step of the way and such a pleasure to work with. His expertise of the westside is extremely helpful in such a competitive market, we couldn’t have done it without him!”

— C. Brown

“We’ve worked with Mark on both the purchase and the sale of our home. He was with us every step of the way and such a pleasure to work with. His expertise of the westside is extremely helpful in such a competitive market, we couldn’t have done it without him!”

— C. Goch

“In a market that has seen a great deal of movement and volatility, Mark’s knowledge and hands-on approach helped to make my home-buying experience a successful one. He understands the micro-climates of real estate on the west side and helped to guide me through key decision-making points with thoughtful recommendations. Additionally, his quickness and strategy paid dividends in a market where inventory is light and the competition is high. I see Mark as someone who is personable, creative and experienced and would recommend him to anyone who is looking to purchase a home.”

— S. Collins

“I’ve used Mark on 2 separate purchases in the hot and highly competitive Venice market. Mark, of course, understands the landscape and the real estate market. But more importantly, Mark will help you devise a strategy for making deals happen in a tough market. He’s by your your side through the entire process, taking charge of solving the problems and complications that come with closing most deals. I’ve been thrilled with Mark’s representation of me and I would unequivocally recommend him to my closest friends.”

— J. Guthrie

“Mark helped me find the perfect place and then walked me through the process with patience and knowledge. He was an expert in the Venice Beach area and that was important to me as Los Angeles is very territorial.”

— A. Loeb

“Mark was a pleasure to work with. He was always responding to our questions a timely manner. He went above and beyond and sent weekly updates with homes that were for sale within our criteria.”

— M. Millinovich

“I wish there were more stars to give than just 5! Mark was a fantastic realtor! Not only is he knowledgeable and professional but he was extremely responsive and really made us feel like we were his only clients at the time. He sold our house in LA in less than 2 weeks and for a great price. We would highly recommend Mark Kitching to anyone who is buying or selling their home!”

— R.&B. Bilbrey

“Mark was extremely patient and level-headed while helping my husband and I look for and purchase our first home in the Pacific Palisades. He did a great job giving us a feel for our area of interest while also patiently communicating the process and moving aggressively on the home we wanted to purchase in a multi-offer difficult situation. His great personality makes him fun and easy to work with and we would definitely recommend him to future young (and old:)) couples looking to buy a home.”

— K. Boyle

“Mark is an excellent realtor. He gave us his all and was at our side whenever we needed his expertise and knowledge. He is very familiar with the Westside of Los Angeles but did not shy away when we wanted to peruse in the valley. His personable approach was extremely helpful in setting up hard to get private showings. He made a point of personally showing us all homes no matter what time of day. His determination and expertise was crucial when it came to the seller accepting our offer in a bidding war. We are extremely happy with the house we bought.”

— I. Terry

“Mark has guided us through three transactions in the last three years (2 sales & 1 purchase). We continue to rely on Mark because he knows and lives on the Westside, loves real estate, understands his clients, wants what is best for us, and gets the job done. We’ve faced tough issues and Mark was right there to tackle them and make each transaction as smooth as possible.”

— J. & E. Walls

“Mark was awesome. He helped us sell our house for above our asking price within 48 hours of listing and in turn helped us purchase our new home which had over thirty bids on it. Not only that, he guided us to look in an up-and-coming neighborhood for our new home and its value has more than doubled since we purchased it only four years ago. We highly recommend him!”

— M. Gutierrez

“Mark has been my broker in Venice for 4 different projects. Smart, trustworthy and reliable. Excellent local knowledge, always helpful, great attitude. Highly recommended!”

— B. Wylan- Wylan/James Development

“Mark worked with us to get us into our first home. From the all offers to the closing Mark was able to guide and educate us in the home buying process. During the closing when the Bank wasn’t moving as fast as we wanted Mark was able to work with the sellers and keep the deal active. At the end of the day we got a great deal.”

— P. Alberti

“Mark was so amazing to work with! I was definitely a beginner in the real estate world, and Mark immediately made me feel comfortable and helped me understand every step of the process. He is incredibly personable, friendly and easy to talk to. He worked tirelessly to get me into my first home as quickly as he could. I couldn’t be happier with the work that Mark did for me. I referred him to my brother and they are now in the process of finding my brother his first home! Mark remains in contact with me and is always available to answer my questions, no matter how small they may be. Mark made the entire process from start to close seem effortless, and I am so grateful for his help!!”

— A. McGrew

"If you demand professional, prompt, attentive...Mark is your man! We recently listed an "ugly duckling" trust property in Santa Monica. We live 600 miles away and knew no one in the real estate field in CA. After calling 3 other real estate purported professionals and getting no response, we lucked out big time, leaving a message for Mark on a Saturday afternoon. BySunday we had comps and listed with him that week. We were scheduled to go on vacation two days later, and returned to find six offers waiting! Best and final was WELL above asking. Mark's forward thinking and positive attitude in handling a very, very difficult longtime tenant and the surrounding "mess" was remarkable. He was compassionate and can do at every perceived roadblock, exhibiting confidence and instilling trust. Did I say that he has an awesome, on the ball, problem solving assistant? Kristen is in every way a supporter of Mark and "makes stuff happen". Ask either of these fine professionals a question and they will get you an answer, faster than you expect. The final word is these guys exceed expectations you never even thought to have. Do not look further, THIS IS THE ONE! (listed 9/4-escrow closed 10/14...amazed and delighted!)"

— D. Wood

In such a competitive market, I didn't expect we'd ever be able to find the home we wanted. Mark took his time and ultimately got us exactly what we were looking for. His schedule was flexible, he was attentive to our specific needs, quick to respond and was able to educate us through every minute detail of the complicated purchase process. I highly recommend Mark to any first time buyer.

— P. Reid

I was definitely a beginner in the real estate world, and Mark immediately made me feel comfortable and helped me understand every step of the process. He is incredibly personable, friendly and easy to talk to. He worked tirelessly to get me into my first home as quickly as he could. I couldn’t be happier with the work that Mark did for me. Mark is always available to answer my questions, no matter how small they may be. Mark made the entire process from start to close seem effortless.

— A. McGrew

Mark’s knowledge and hands-on approach helped to make my home buying experience a successful one. He understands the micro-climates of real estate on the Westside and helped to guide me through key points with thoughtful recommendations. Additionally, his quickness and strategy paid dividends in a market where inventory is light and the competition is high. I see Mark as someone who is personable, creative and experienced and would recommend him to anyone who is looking to purchase a home.

— S. Collins

One of the easiest transactions I have ever had. Marks professional knowledge and hands-on approach really made my experience great! Mark truly knows this business and has amazing foresight into the best places to buy. I am so happy with my home and plan to use Mark on any future purchases or sales. I would highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs.

— S. James

Mark is very familiar with the Westside of Los Angeles but did not shy away when we wanted to peruse in the valley. His personable approach was extremely helpful in setting up hard to get private showings. He made a point of personally showing us all homes no matter what time of day. His determination and expertise was crucial when it came to the seller accepting our offer in a bidding war. We are extremely happy with the house we bought.

— The Terry’s

Mark was attentive, focused and a real pleasure to work with. He sold our home within 48 hours of it being on the market for more money than we had ever expected. We then decided to bring him on to help us buy our next home and we were equally pleased with those results. Despite thirty competing bids, we recently closed escrow on our dream home! My wife and I highly recommend Mark.

— M. Gutierrez

Mark Kitching is a true business professional whom I've had the pleasure of working with in L.A. He knows the real estate market thoroughly, is extremely intelligent and is a people person, with a great sense of humor. I highly recommend him.

— L. Taylor

Mark worked with us to get us into our first home. From the all offers to the closing Mark was able to guide and educate us in the home buying process. During the closing when the Bank wasn’t moving as fast as we wanted Mark was able to work with the sellers and keep the deal active. At the end of the day we got a great deal.

— P. Alberti

Highly likely to recommend

06/29/2016 - wheel103

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.175M in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA.

We recently worked with Mark to purchase our first home in Mar Vista, CA. He was patient with us while we gained an understanding of the market and prepared ourselves to move from 'looking' to purchasing. We relied on Mark's expertise of the area to confirm the neighborhood we chose was a great neighborhood.
The real estate game is shifting from driving around with your real estate agent and looking at houses all weekend to shopping for a home from your couch on Zillow. While you have access to what's out there in terms of availability, having expert assistance through the offer/ acceptance and more importantly the paperwork, contracts, inspections, timelines that come after you've had an offer accepted is invaluable.
We relied on Mark's expertise and were not disappointed. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home.

Highly likely to recommend

06/29/2016 - tpollack89

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $2.05M in Venice, Venice, CA.

Mark is a great guy and advocate. I just bought a house with him representing me. He is easy to deal with and represents his client well. Highly recommend.

Highly likely to recommend

03/07/2016 - HenryImber

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.275M in Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA.

Mark worked with us for around 4 months to find a great home in Mar Vista. Throughout the process he was patient, honest, and insightful. He struck me as someone who has very high integrity which was important to us. He wasn't just trying to push for a purchase, and genuinely seemed on our side when it came to finding the right home. Great guy as well, good relaxed style which helps when you're going through such a stressful process. Also on point when it came down to crunch time and negotiations. Would highly recommend.



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