Mark Ponton

Mark Ponton

REALTOR®

CNE

Mark has been buying and developing investment properties since 2003 and decided to make real estate his career in 2007. He has a passion for finding great opportunities for his buyers - from getting that perfect family home before it hits the market to assisting his investors with opportunities that others missed. He also enjoys helping his sellers get the most out of their investment by getting their homes sold quickly with his extensive pre-marketing system.

Mark grew up in Houston and received his Marketing degree from UT in '98 . He then went to work for Kraft Foods as a category manager and lived in Baton Rouge, Houston, and Ft Worth. He still maintains rental properties in Houston, but ultimately decided Austin was home.

He enjoys the Austin lifestyle with all the live music, restaurants, and outdoor fun our city has to offer. When the opportunity arises, he also likes to travel and SCUBA dive. If he's not working, you can usually find him enjoying time with his daughter, Ava.

February 2017

Our experience with Mark was fabulous. He definitely exceeded our expectations, and it was a pleasure working with him. He showed us numerous homes for over a year and always gave us great feedback. He has terrific ideas and makes excellent suggestions. He would see important details that we would have otherwise missed. Mark was always readily available, and over the year we spent with him, we learned to trust him, his feedback, his ideas, and suggestions. He proved to be invaluable to us, and it is with great thanks to Mark that we were able to purchase a home in Austin. He additionally demonstrated to us that he has outstanding negotiating skills. We most highly recommend Mark. He knows the Austin market inside and out, and he truly proved to be the very best realtor ever for us!

Melinda Gardner

January 2017

Our experience with Mark was amazing! He was always available when we needed him to see a house or had a question. He constantly updated us on homes to buy. When we finally found our home, Mark was there every step of the way. Since we purchased a brand new home, Mark came to all the appointments. Mark helped us pick all of our options on the house and recommended us on what to get. He helped us out tremendously with closing. Overall, he was amazing I would recommend him to family and friends. Thanks again!

Vincent and Stephanie Munoz

October 2016

We closed on our house today and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Mark Ponton was really great at knowing and helping with the whole process. I am pretty selective and I have to tell you that he really knows his stuff. This being our 9th real estate transaction through various states it helps to have someone who can assist you with connecting to great lenders to a great closing title company. Mark did all of those things!!! A huge Thank you to Mark and Realty Austin.

Samar Perry, Google Review

September 2016

We would definitely like to share our experience with Mark. It has been a pleasure working with him and will definitely refer him to anyone who we know is looking for a realtor. We have already referred him to a couple of friends.

Sarang Nadkarni

September 2016

Mark is amazing. Period. Above and beyond at all times.

Justin M.

August 2016

Where to begin... My fiance and I came across Mark Ponton with Realty Austin a couple years ago when we were first planning a move to the Austin market. At that time, we were moving from Seattle and were hunting for a home rental via online, which is tough enough without knowing much about an area, but especially tough in a high demand rental market. We finally got in touch with Mark, and our prayers were answered. He personally viewed each house we were interested in and then some. He sent us back video tours so we could accurately get a feel for each house as well as additional photos. He made the entire process of moving to a completely new city incredibly easy. He ended up finding us a perfect rental, which we lived in for 2 years.

In the meanwhile, this past year Mark has basically been at our beckoned call anytime we have wanted to view a house listing. We were on the hunt for nearly a year, going through so many phases of which areas were most desirable, and if we wanted a fixer, something new, or raw land.... you name it! We wanted it all! Mark was incredibly patient and guided us through everything as first time home buyers. He gave us pro's and con's of each property (must have been over 20 that we viewed), and was honest enough to tell us when something was not worth it or just not the right fit for us.

Just when we felt our search was dying down, we finally found the perfect home! It checked every box for us, and we have Mark to thank for that. He was competitive and determined with our offer, and got us in touch with appraisers, and home inspectors within the first week of viewing it. Our offer was accepted, and all went smoothly. Then, about 2 weeks before our move in date we were forced to move out of our rental at the last minute due to the new tenant. When we had NO PLACE TO GO and were faced with booking a hotel with 3 dogs... and of course Mark opened his doors to us!!! He allowed my fiance and I to stay at a separate apartment of his while we finished closing on our new home. Not only did he do this, but he managed to hook up internet and cable for us while we chaotically moved out of our current rental, furthermore, he allowed us to move ALL OF OUR BELONGINGS into a storage pod and keep it on his driveway while we stayed in his apartment FOR FREE. Now we are happily living in our new home and I can't imagine what we would have done without him. Having worked with other Realtors, and known other Realtors personally, I can certainly say he was by far the most proactive, honest, and diligent Realtor I've met.

I have already recommended him to several friends and family members, and will continue to do so for as long as he is around. If anyone is looking for a real estate agent who is willing to go above and beyond for his clients, please ask for MARK PONTON.

Jenee E., Yelp Review

July 2016

Mark was awesome! He understood pretty quickly what I was interested in, and which neighborhoods. He helped me to navigate the Texas buying experiences, and was flexible to my schedule and responsive to my questions. I'll be recommending (and have already recommended) Mark to friends who are potential customers.

Abdullah S.

April 2016

I worked with Mark Ponton to close on a Condo. He is just amazing. The best part about Mark is that he is very patient. He is a problem solver and will work for his clients benefit rather than just trying to close on a deal. I HIGHLY recommend Mark.

I had started with some other realtor for house hunting and it was a nightmare. The person was very pushy and It was very frustrating as I like to take my time. But Mark was very patient and could understand my requirements very well. 5+ STARS for MARK!

Siddharth S., Yelp Review

March 2016

Mark Ponton should be able to get 10 stars. He was great. Worked with us for over 4 months taking time helping us find our home. I would recommend Mark to anyone looking for a rockstar agent. He pays attention to every detail with what condition the home is in. Which helps us to build trust. He is a go-getter and wants his clients to be happy. I have suggested him to a few people already. And if we ever are going to need an agent again Mark is our man for life. Thanks, Mark!

Lauren A., Yelp Review

January 2016

Mark Ponton is an excellent real estate agent. He is very personable and professional. We will definitely recommend him to any one we know looking to by a new home. Realty Austin should be proud to have Mark working for them.

Becky Nuss

November 2015

5 stars for Mark Ponton all the way. Highly recommended. He was absolutely wonderful to work with and is very knowledgeable, has a sharp eye for details and gives great feedback and advice.

I am looking forward to referring future clients to him as a way of thanking him for all of the great help he gave me and my family. Mark will be the first person I call for all of my real estate related needs.

Mark's support team at Realty Austin was great, too. Very professional just like Mark.

Andrew W., Yelp Review

September 2015

We just wanted to let you know that Mark Ponton exceeded our expectations. He was dedicated, conscientious about replying to our questions, always willing to research for us, and was able to simplify some of the legalese to help us understand much better.

We would not hesitate to recommend Mark and Realty Austin to friends and family when dealing with real estate concerns. He was very professional and personable! Thank you Mark!

Martha and Don Andrews

July 2015

Mark Ponton was the best realtor I have ever worked with and I have know quite a few over my years. You will be very pleased with his knowledge, responsiveness, and can-do attitude. He is a problem solver and you won't believe what I am saying but he was very fun to work with.

Helen Tipton, Google+ Review

July 2015

We had a great experience with Mark Ponton and Realty Austin. We had to negotiate Austin's crazy real estate market from afar and wouldn't have been able to do it without Mark's help. He was always available to go check out houses as soon as they came on the market and sent us invaluable videos of the homes. Since we couldn't see the homes in person we had to trust Mark's opinion, and he proved to be a savvy and honest agent who helped us find a home that we love. We highly recommend Mark and Realty Austin!

Patty Jang, Google+ Review

May 2015

I think highly of Mark Ponton and wouldn't hesitate to contact him again the next time I am looking to buy another house. In fact, this is the second time Mark helped us buy a house. In 2009, he was our buying agent.

Stephen Alford

March 2015

My husband and I met Mark and expressed to him how much we loved a house that recently came on the market. We hadn’t been in our home for very long but had made property improvements that we were certain would give us the return we were seeking to be financially ready to take on a move and new home. Mark sat down at our kitchen table with a very professional and thorough, yet brief synopsis on Realty Austin’s great marketing tools and resources that would be available to us if we chose to use Mark as our Realtor.

With his extensive knowledge in our local market, Mark had the house priced just right and on the market that Saturday. He was able to schedule professional pictures to be taken that week and rushed the order so they would be ready for our open house on Super Bowl Sunday. Mark sacrificed his Super Bowl Sunday to hold the open house where we had 11 parties walk through in just under four hours.

Mark managed to bring us a cash buyer in four days and the offer was above asking price, every sellers dream! Also, we had some maintenance to take care of before we went live that weekend and Mark himself got his hands dirty in our backyard not once but on two separate occasions.

Mark attended every meeting and offered excellent advice wherever it was needed. I have no doubt that anyone who chooses Mark will be just as pleased with his services and expertise.

Kari Weed

March 2015

Mark was incredible from the time we met him. He was patient with us as we rented for a couple years, helping us get into two properties.

He went well above and beyond in helping us secure and close on the perfect home for our family. He went out of his way to assist with the inspection, scheduling quotes for repairs, etc. We will recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor.

Our experience has been top notch.

Jason Miksovsky

March 2015

Where to begin... My fiance and I came across Mark Ponton a couple years ago when we were first planning a move to the Austin market. At that time, we were moving from Seattle and were hunting for a home rental via online, which is tough enough without knowing much about an area, but especially tough in a high demand rental market. We finally got in touch with Mark, and our prayers were answered. He personally viewed each house we were interested in and then some. He sent us back video tours so we could accurately get a feel for each house as well as additional photos. He made the entire process of moving to a completely new city incredibly easy. He ended up finding us a perfect rental, which we lived in for 2 years. In the meanwhile, this past year Mark has basically been at our beckoned call anytime we have wanted to view a house listing. We were on the hunt for nearly a year, going through so many phases of which areas were most desirable, and if we wanted a fixer, something new, or raw land.... you name it! We wanted it all! Mark was incredibly patient and guided us through everything as first time home buyers. He gave us pro's and con's of each property (must have been over 20 that we viewed), and was honest enough to tell us when something was not worth it or just not the right fit for us.

Just when we felt our search was dying down, we finally found the perfect home! It checked every box for us, and we have Mark to thank for that. He was competitive and determined with our offer, and got us in touch with appraisers, and home inspectors within the first week of viewing it. Our offer was accepted, and all went smoothly. Then, about 2 weeks before our move in date we were forced to move out of our rental at the last minute due to the new tenant. When we had NO PLACE TO GO and were faced with booking a hotel with 3 dogs… Mark opened his doors to us!!! He allowed my fiance and I to stay at a separate apartment he owned while we finished closing on our new home. Not only did he do this, but he managed to hook up internet and cable for us while we chaotically moved out of our current rental, furthermore, he allowed us to move ALL OF OUR BELONGINGS into a storage pod and keep it on his driveway while we stayed in his apartment FOR FREE. I cant imagine what we would have done without him, and I cant imagine another real estate agent being as proactive, honest, and diligent as him. I have already recommended him to several friends and family members, and will continue to do so for as long as he is around. If anyone is looking for a real estate agent who is willing to go above and beyond for his clients, please ask for Mark Ponton.

Jonathan Twaddle, Google+ Review

December 2014

Mark Ponton was our realtor and he was amazing. Our house got listed and within one hour we had our first offer over asking. We contracted two days later after a bidding war. Mark handled everything and we had nothing to worry about. We actually got to close in less than 30 days. He was attentive and very professional through the entire process. Mark made selling our house a fluid and simple experience.

Justin Miloro, Google+ Review

November 2014

We have had the best experience with Mark. Thank goodness for Mark, we chose the best realtor for our needs. Wouldn't of done it without him! His great attention to our needs and well organized work habits helped us through our difficult closing! Thank you so much for all you did Mark and I will definitely keep him in mind for my future friends and family coming this way to Texas!

Isabel

August 2014

We loved working with Mark and have already recommended him to a few of our friends. He was always very professional, always on time and very resourceful! We'll definitely use him again in the future!

Derrick & Reneta Osobase

November 2013

I am very pleased to provide you with the details of my house buying experience with Mark Ponton.   First let me simply say that working with Mark was one of the best experiences of working with anyone, on anything, I’ve had in my life. No exaggeration. I called him the Leonardo daVinci of real estate agents.  He demonstrated so many outstanding qualities and behaviors it would be impossible for me to enumerate them all, but I will try.   Mark reached out and contacted me while I had just begun browsing your website, noticing that I had favorite a couple of properties. Beyond that he focused on the types and locations of the properties I was interested in. He offered to take me and my wife on a virtual tour of Austin by sharing his computer screen. That helped us to get oriented geographically, and to learn some of the neighborhoods.   Mark was constantly on the lookout for properties that he thought would be of interest to us, brought them to our attention without “pushing” any one. In fact, his approach was to point out every positive and negative feature of each house. He guided us to understanding what was important in looking for a house – features, location. Mark pursued every lead and traveled to check out new houses on the market, and quickly reported back.   Oh, did I mention we were doing our interaction via the internet and email, since I was making this purchase from New York! Yes, Mark stayed in contact with us, while arranging for inspections, contracts and binders, checking out neighborhoods, pretty much doing   Basically, whatever needed to be done, Mark did it quickly, efficiently and happily.   Honestly, from the perspective of looking to buy a house, the best thing that ever happened to me was connecting with Mark. He was an outstanding in every way a real estate agent could be. You are fortunate to have him on your staff.

Harry

October 2013

Mark did a great job! I would recommend him with confidence. He did all the things he said he would and more. Over all performance would be rated as a ten.

Perry Duran

October 2013

Simply put, Mark is an outstanding Realtor. I have owned homes on the East and West coasts and have worked with many agents--Mark is by far the best--in the top 1% of agents across the country!   He is exceptional because he listens to the client, provides appropriate input, has vast knowledge of the market, is professional in all interactions, is detail oriented and follows through on all of those details, and most IMPORTANT--he loves his job and cares. He is truly exceptional. I will refer my friends and acquaintances to him when the opportunity arises.

Camille Huchton 

August 2013

Mark Ponton was fantastic to work with, willing to meet us when and where we asked, and very personable, making it seem less a business deal and more of a personal visit. I'm hoping this is our last move, but if not I will be sure to reach out to Mark again. You should be proud to have him on staff, and I will be more than ready to refer friends to him for future transactions.

Steve Intres

I just finished buying a single-family house in the South Austin area, and Mark helped make home buying a fairly easy process. He personified the attitude, 'I have all the time in the world to show you houses, so we can go see as many as you want.' He never really asked us 'Do you want to buy this one?', instead he just said, 'Are you ready to see another one?' We really enjoyed his non-pushy attitude. He was honest about pointing out things that were wrong or bad about houses. I really liked that; I figured the more things wrong with a house he points out, the more I'll believe him when he points out good things. He clearly explained to us the negotiation process, inspection, and everything else leading up to closing. He always had his personal recommendations for things like home inspection and mortgage lenders. I decided to go with his recommended mortgage lender who got us a fixed rate loan with a lower interest rate and lower closing costs than the four other lenders that I had researched myself. He attended all of our meetings, including inspection and closing, and ensured everything went as planned and as he explained it should go. I would recommend using Mark.

David Tanner, Google Plus Review

Mark Ponton from Realty Austin was great! This was our first time buying a home, and we weren't sure what to expect. What we never expected was to be able to describe the entire process as being EASY! My husband was very skeptical to work with a realtor, but throughout the experience we always felt that Mark had our best interest in mind. As first time homebuyers, we had a lot of questions. Mark was always available to answer any question that we had, even during late nights and weekends. Mark was very thorough and guided us through every step of the process, and he even helped to work with our lender when we were having communication issues. We would feel very comfortable recommending Mark to our friends and family looking to buy or sell a home in Austin. We can't thank Mark enough for all of his hard work in helping us to purchase our first home!

Kelly Bratkowski, Google Review

We had the fortunate experience of working with Mark Ponton for the purchase of our home in Onion Creek. We were not entirely sure what we wanted but knew we needed a home that wasn't too large but could accommodate family gatherings including grandchildren "sleep-overs." Mark listened to our needs and quickly understood what we wanted. He was knowledgeable, patient and supportive, showing us several different homes that fit our needs and offering sound advice on making our final decision.

Buying a new home is always stressful, but it was clear that we were being guided by a real estate industry expert, who had our best interest at heart. Closing was explained very thoroughly and the date was set far enough in advance to allow us to adequately prepare for it. Thanks, Mark, for a very pleasant and professional home buying experience.

Les and Debra Ready

It was great working with Mark Ponton as our realtor. He not only found us the perfect house with the best deal, he was one of the most honest and sincere realtors we have met. Not only a week after we put in an offer and it got accepted, somebody came in and offered to pay $10K to take over the contract. It just comes to show that he will work hard to get you the best deal in town!

Elia Stevens

We wanted to take the time and put in writing the excellent support and hard work that you provided us during our search for a house in Round Rock. We greatly appreciate your punctuality, patience and calm during the whole process of home buying. Your guidance and advice were invaluable to us.
We would be very happy to provide a reference for you should any one seek one. We would certainly recommend your services to our friends and family.

Raj and Geetha Rajagopal

Mark is a star among superstars in the industry. When I moved to Austin 2 years ago, I relied on Mark’s experience and advice in finding the right neighborhood, the dream house and the right price. He tirelessly showed me over 75 homes over a 5 month period. Mark made me feel like I was the most important client he had and was proactive in every aspect of my search. Instead of feeling like I was being rushed into buying, Mark became a close friend who lent me his years of experience in the industry. He is more than just an agent, he really is an advocate for his client.

Toan Do

When we started out, we were just hoping we could find a real estate agent who we could stand long enough to find a home, and you just blew our expectations out of the water. We genuinely had a blast with you throughout the entire process. So thanks for having a soul and a sense of humor and being a real person with us.

Katilin Colby

Mark helped us buy an investment condo last summer. He was extremely patient and supportive through our episode of "cold feet" after we went under contract. We actually pulled the contract, and Mark was gracious and did not pressure us on our decision. However, he stayed in contact with the owner and came back to us with a negotiated deal that worked for us. He was proactive in helping line up our financing, meeting inspectors, and communicating with the owner.
He has a very friendly demeanor and is conscientious in his job. I would highly recommend Mark and would use him again.

Kerry Guthrie

I first met Mark Ponton when I needed to find a larger home for my growing family. He helped us tremendously with his patience and hard work.
Later, I began to get my feet wet in real estate investing, and again I found I could count on Mark for help. Especially because I was an inexperienced investor, I needed Mark for his quick and useful information and assistance in making decisions and submitting offers. I am glad he is on my team.

Stephen Alford

Mark helped my wife and myself find a new home in early 2012. We had worked with other agents in the Austin area before but we felt like Mark was the most responsive and honest agent that we'd met and we never felt pressured to make a decision. He was always on time for appointments, prompt in responding to emails and easily had the best understanding and search criteria for the kind of home we were looking for. In fact we eventually found a home in a newer area that Mark suggested we look, one that hadn't even originally been on our radar. Mark went above and beyond, even helping terminate our old lease amicably and following up with us periodically since the sale to make sure everything is still in order. I've since been referring Mark to family, friends and co-workers and anyone else that is looking for a new home. I can't stress enough how much we enjoyed working with him, and we'd highly recommend using Mark as your agent!

Dan Bullock

Mark Ponton's Listings

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2265 Park Place Cir - MLS# 2276281
  • $634,900
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 2276281 
  • Arbor Place
  • 2265 Park Place Cir
  • Round Rock, TX 78681
  •   4 BD 4 BA 4060 Sq Ft 0.24 AC
  • Residential
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Mark Ponton's Sold Listings

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210 Saddleridge Dr - MLS# 2218445
  • $425,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 2218445 
  • Saddleridge
  • 210 Saddleridge Dr
  • Wimberley, TX 78676
  •   4 BD 2 BA 2562 Sq Ft 4 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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2600 Coatbridge Dr - MLS# 4507808
  • $385,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 4507808 
  • Cherry Creek
  • 2600 Coatbridge Dr
  • Austin, TX 78745
  •   4 BD 3 BA 1920 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9012 Lanna Bluff Loop - MLS# 5766768
  • $385,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 5766768 
  • Sendera
  • 9012 Lanna Bluff Loop
  • Austin, TX 78749
  •   3 BD 2 BA 2046 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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9009 Sommerland Way - MLS# 7905163
  • $362,000
  • Sold
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  • MLS® #: 7905163 
  • Village At Western Oaks
  • 9009 Sommerland Way
  • Austin, TX 78749
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1564 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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