Growing up in Dallas, Mark has always had a fond appreciation for the history of the city. Living in Oak Cliff most of his life, and the past 32 years in Kessler Park, Mark has always enjoyed telling clients about the history of their home and its neighborhood. Mark says, “It’s my strength and part of my passion for the neighborhoods of my childhood.”
“The first home I remember was in Stevens Park Estates. I remember making the headlines of the Dallas Times Herald climbing a pecan tree in our front yard. That house and Kessler always stayed with me, Stevens Park Golf Course is still my go-to golf club today.” - Mark Drennan
After a seven-year stint in Wynnewood Hills, which Mark calls his “golden years”, Mark’s family moved to Russwood Acres in 1971. Mark explains, “Moving to North Dallas was a paradigm shift in my life, but it prepared me for the future. Older homes are my heart, Kessler is full of them, but nothing is statelier than the expansive styles and big lots that fill Russwood Acres in North Dallas.”
“Buyers enjoy the character and history of the home and some vision of its past. Sellers are interested in marketing plans that share the grandeur of their home and the uniqueness of its architectural appeal to command a given offering in the market. I take it a step further, I try to unlock the story of its past,” Mark explains.
Mark enjoys working with The Paine-Drennan Group of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. He says, “The millennium clients can’t get enough of the stories of the past history of the homes and the neighborhoods, especially in Kessler Park and Oak Cliff.” It’s Mark’s hobby and it has served his clients well in helping them choose the right home with his guidance.
Mark is a graduate of Trinity Christian Academy, Baylor University, and Champions School of Real Estate. After graduating from college, Mark spent 25 years in the insurance business. After the birth of his son, Trey, Mark took a year off and then went to work with his wife Cynthia Paine-Drennan and her team, The Paine-Drennan Group in 2017.
Insurance sales taught Mark the value of being very detailed oriented and providing the best customer service to his clients. Mark says, “Real Estate is an emotional transaction for the buyer and the seller. You want it to be one of the best life experiences your client will ever have. They will remember you, thank you, and come back to you again if you give them the experience they are desiring and expecting. Clients want someone who is nice, easy, and professional. If you are truthful and deliver on this, you will earn their trust and they will transact with you.”
When Mark is not working, he enjoys time with his family and especially Trey. Coaching soccer, fishing, going to the beach, enjoying trips to Gettysburg, PA, endless sporting matches, volunteering on various civic boards and his Church’s men’s group, and of course a game or two of golf a month or sometimes a week at his beloved Stevens Park are just a few of his pastimes.
Mark shared, “Our team motto is, your clients become your friend and your friends become your neighbors. Let me take you out one weekend and show you our hometown of Dallas. I’ll share with you its story and how wonderful of a place it is to live. Life goes full circle. I’m selling homes close to my heart. Let me show you and tell you the stories…...”