The great outdoors inspire this ranch expert and San Antonio Realtor
There are few things that make Mark Bukowski happier than being outside with his family, a fishing rod in his hands — but real estate is one of them. Bukowski was raised along the Front Range of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, waking up each morning to the snow-capped sight of Pikes Peak. His love for the outdoors began there, and since then he has owned and maintained ranch properties in both Colorado and Texas, raising cattle and horses along with competing in ranch horse, reined cowhorse, and reining competitions.
Today, Bukowski's diverse knowledge of ranching is an asset to anyone contemplating the purchase of a rural land, farm, or ranch property. Licensed for real estate in both states, the Kuper Sotheby's International Realty agent lends his expertise on the inner workings of a ranch to clients to help evaluate marketability, purchasability, and profitability of each property they're looking to buy and sell.
His respect and dedication for clients came from working within his family's 100-year-old diverse construction business, managing multi-million dollar projects from design to completion, and where family values are paramount to building and maintaining strong business relationships. Bukowski has also been a leader in water rights issues, as well as many other important matters that can affect the purchase and continual maintenance of ranch and other properties.
We chatted with Bukowski to find out more about his work and what drives him.
CultureMap: What inspires you to do what you do?
Mark Bukowski: Being blessed to wake up every morning and having the opportunity to help individuals achieve their goal of buying or selling one of their most prized possessions, be it a ranch or a home.
CM: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to people looking for their dream home?
MB: First and foremost, do as much personal research as possible to identify an area where you would like to live — being happy with an area is paramount to your decision. After that, concentrate on the style of home and what amenities or improvements you would like to have on your new property.
CM: And advice to those who are selling?
MB: Be patient. There will be quite a few emotions involved, so try to keep yourself busy, positive, and understanding.
CM: Sum up San Antonio in three words.
MB: Exciting. History. Culture.
CM: What do you consider your "special skill"?
MB: My ability to listen to people, because I genuinely care about their needs, concerns, and problems.
CM: What's one thing people might not know about you?
MB: I believe in Bigfoot.
See Mark Bukowski's latest listings here, or contact him at email@example.com or 719-650-7012.