About Mark 2020-07-24T18:01:55-07:00


Mark has a passion for real estate – whether it’s helping sellers achieve maximum value or buyers finding their dream home.

Mark is a Bay Area native, a 1993 graduate of the University of California in San Diego and holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to propose, create, and organize large marketing campaigns, complex processes, and workflows for managing multiple clients and projects for small and Fortune 500 companies.

His commitment in real estate began by assisting and learning from a top agent in Marin to help build a successful real estate business. His real estate career has been personally rewarding as he enjoys helping others achieve their goals. He networks extensively to ensure that you get the latest information and reach the most buyers or sellers. He enjoys all aspects of the process from marketing, networking, negotiations, financing, communication and follow through to help you.

He’s energetic, detail oriented, personable & successful negotiator where his background in engineering and program management are unique assets as well as his computer expertise and its application to effective marketing. For the seller he enjoys and is experienced at helping people sell their property for maximum return. For the buyer he enjoys helping to find and close on their ideal property.

Clients like working with him because he represents their best interests ranging from investigating the home and coordinating inspections, managing contracts and deadlines, prompt showings and communication, to finding solutions for any occurrence or scenario.

His experience and reputation among agents and the community helps in many ways all of which benefit the buyer or seller.

Mark is a resident of Sausalito where he is able to enjoy many interests including hiking, running, swimming, biking, including the occasional non-wetsuit swim in the Bay. He can often be found sailing on the Bay in a classic Santana 22 sailboat which he restored. Other interests include working on the Matthew Turner Tallship, woodworking and tending his prolific fruit & vegetable garden.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home or would just like more information, feel free to call or Email.

Call:  (415) 290-2408    Email: mrushford@gmail.com

Mark’s Bureau of
Real Estate #: 01400112

Coldwell Banker
104 Tiburon Blvd, Suite 200
Mill Valley, CA 94941


Between the bank and the distressed seller this was a tricky buy. Mark held the hands of all parties involved and ensured that all the pieces fell in place in the right way. I am recommending him to anyone that needs a ‘smart’ realtor.
Mark couldn’t have been more responsive, conscientious and helpful. Even though we had our own resources to evaluate the TIC, Mark and his many professional contacts made a huge difference.
Jim & Julia
Mark is an attentive hard working and diligent realtor who made this complicated transaction work.
Stan & Lori
Mark worked diligently to show us a number of interesting properties and helped us negotiate a fair price. He’s a pleasure to work with and we love our new house.
Malcolm & Lin
Mark is the BEST to handle a real estate sale. He saw to every detail and made it an easy, positive experience. We recommend him highly.
Do to his creative marketing, expert advice, and great communication we sold our house in 6 weeks.
We interviewed 7 or 8 agents in the area… Mark provided us with the information needed to make the necessary decisions.
He is a person of integrity resourcefulness and energy. We enjoyed working with him and recommend his services to anyone planning to buy or sell a home.
Bruce E
Thank you, Mark, for selling my home and restoring my faith in realtors. If you ever need a reference, please have them call me. A good reference is the least I can do to help you pay you back for your diligence, your attentiveness, your knowledge and your skills.
Mark always represented us in a professional manner, and was consistently available and knowledgeable…
We always felt well represented because of Mark’s skillful and professional writing. Mark’s attention to detail also allowed him to correct errors and omissions he found in the paperwork given to us by sellers and their agents. Having Mark on our side made us feel most assured.
Richard & Gerelee
Mr. Rushford, with exceptional sensitivity, unbelievable diligence and determination, somehow managed to wade through low-ball offers, a kind but unrealistic seller, a relatively worn-out and impatient lender to find an excellent buyer who paid a reasonable price… He showed a very high level of competence… an unwavering optimistic attitude (but realistic) and not to be taken lightly, a wonderful grace and kindness that are not common in our business.
Bruce F. (Property Lender)