Mark enjoyed a successful career as the owner of the Pride & Joy, a retail shop in downtown Northampton, before joining Goggins Real Estate in 2008.
He’s lived in Northampton since 1986 and is very active in the community.
Mark’s commitment to the area shows —he’s a dedicated volunteer at the historic Academy of Music theatre, the Northampton Survival Center, the Northampton Chamber of Commerce, the Mineral Hills Conservation Area and AIDS Care/Hampshire County.
Mark enjoys working with both buyers and sellers, helping to navigate the complexity of any real estate transaction.
He lives in Florence with his husband, Steve Lucas.
Office: 413-586-7000 x110
Mark was extremely thorough and professional at every stage of the process. My house sold very quickly, thanks in large part to Mark's excellent preparation. In addition, Mark was a real ally in dealing with issues that arose on the way to closing. I'd strongly recommend him to my friends in the area.
Mark was outstanding real estate agent to work with as a newcomer to the Northampton area. His knowledge of the area, his determination to find just the right home for me, and his understanding of the housing market made him a truly invaluable resource. But perhaps the most impressive thing in working with Mark was that he always seemed to have my best interest in mind and for that I trusted him to guide me through the process.
Mark gave us his constant time and attention during our search for just the right home. In addition, he always shared insights and knowledge regarding things he directly observed in the homes we were considering. These were things we might not otherwise have even give thought to, which were always practical to consider and which gave us increased awareness about what to consider in the home buying process. Mark provided us with genuine support as our realtor as well as constant availability. Thanks to his persistence we found a home we are truly happy with.
"I found the ideal real estate agent when I worked with Mark Carmien. Not only does he know the market inside-out, but he treated me as if I were his most important client, despite the fact that I could only afford to buy a very modestly priced condo. He never pushed me to make a decision before I was ready, he stated his opinions and gave helpful professional advice, yet he allowed me to come to my own conclusions. Mostly, I felt that he truly and sincerely wanted me to find the best place for me to call home. And I did!"
From the minute I met Mark Carmien I knew he was the one I wanted to work with. He was so down to earth and seemed to really care that my son and I find the right home. As a first time home buyer I needed a lot of guidance. Mark was always available to answer my questions and made sure I fully understood each step in the process. My son and I are now settled into our home thanks to Mark. He was absolutely wonderful from start to finish.
Mark Carmien is amazing! As first time home buyers working with Mark was the best decision we made. His roots and network in the Pioneer Valley made all the difference. As he seamlessly shepherded us through the process, not only did we see listings that were right for us, he introduced us to carpenters, electricians, plumbers, contractors, inspectors, lawyers and lenders. He brought the whole experience together for us. I would recommend Mark without hesitation to anyone looking to buy a home in the Pioneer Valley.
Eric Wirth and Paul Specht