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Meet the Team

Gordy Marks

Founding CEO

Third Generation Real Estate Professional

Born into a family of Real Estate agents has its perks. It is unlikely you will find another Broker with more real estate experience than I have. I’ve been living and breathing Real Estate since day 1, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! My father was a Real Estate agent and my grandmother was a Real Estate investor. When I entered the business in 1987, immediately after graduating from the University of Washington, my goal was to continue in the legacy, providing my clients with the best value and service in the industry, and I’ve never looked back!


Thanks to many satisfied clients and years of experience, I’ve risen to the top 1% of Realtors nationwide, and consistently earn top awards for production. With my vast experience in the industry I’ve had the time to learn what works – and what doesn’t. I’ve seen the Seattle market at its highs and lows. Because of that I’ve mastered how to handle most every situation and leverage it to our clients’ benefit.


“We consistently earn our clients more than what we cost them… it’s not just about hanging a sign in the front yard… there’s a strategic formula, and I believe we do it better than anyone else in the industry!” – Gordy Marks

Our Philosophy and What We Believe

Early on in my 30 years of Real Estate service I realized that my team’s accomplishments were directly linked to our clients’ successes. This realization led to the development of our philosophy, People Centered. Results Driven.® We believe it captures how we feel about our clients and the services we strive to provide. We know the winning combination for our clients is top notch service, coupled with a keen ability to out negotiate our peers on a consistent basis. With this focus on both, we achieve the best results possible, and the numbers show it.

My wife and I live in Kirkland with our three boys. As a family man, I know the importance of finding the right house and location to fit the needs of your family and lifestyle. I love experiencing the beauty and adventure found in the Pacific Northwest. When I’m not selling homes I’m usually snowmobiling in the mountains or wakeboarding on the lakes. Let’s get to work, and have fun doing it!

Todd Pugh

Managing Partner

From Board Room to Client Living Room

Based on over 16 years of experience in the insurance industry, we know what it is to protect others. You deserve to know that your best interests are protected as well. In 2014, after accomplishing one of the most transformative product and technology platform initiatives to be undertaken in the insurance industry by a Fortune 100 company, I was ready for a new and challenging opportunity that would allow me to continue to have a positive impact on peoples lives.

I joined Founder and CEO, Gordy Marks, as Managing Partner and Licensed Broker of Gordy Marks Real Estate. It’s been a very rewarding and seamless transition. My wife and I have purchased and sold many homes because we have moved around the United States. I pride myself in the fact that I can put myself in our clients’ shoes when it comes to buying and selling a home, as well as leverage my experience in managing complex businesses to help our clients operationalize the best strategy for them and their families.


“We take a consultative team approach by listening… ensuring we understand needs and wants; collaborating… bringing forward best practices and lessons learned; executing… achieving results for our clients!” – Todd Pugh

The Real Estate Process and What You Can Expect

Informed by years of business experience and Real Estate expertise, we’ll provide you with real-time insights into what’s occurring in the local housing market, what to look for when it comes to making a significant investment, and how to differentiate yourself as a savvy buyer and seller. We thrive at client engagement. Actively clarifying goals, creating unique strategies, and operationalizing customized plans with the sole purpose of achieving a successful and outstanding result for our clients is what we strive for. We have a natural ability for simplifying the buying and selling process. We all have a stake in your success, here we go!

I’m constantly networking with colleagues and friends, keeping a pulse in the growing Seattle economy. My wife and I both grew up and went to school in Eastern Washington. We’ve lived in Seattle for the past 15 years with close ties to the community and call the Pacific Northwest with its beautiful lakes and mountains home!

***Todd has recently accepted a new position in North Carolina! Read more here. ***

Jesse Sheldon

Office Manager

Another Dawg On The Team

While he just recently graduated from the University of Washington, he has been serving others for many years. He founded a nonprofit organization in his hometown of Spokane at the age of 14 and continued to run the organization for eight years. His developed business acumen will be a great asset to this team.