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Mark Hudson



Kensington Office

3804 Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 20895 Directions
Phone: 301-979-7270

I grew up in Pearl River, New York, the youngest of ten children.  I have seven sisters and two brothers.  Needless to say, there was always something going on in our house and I had to figure out pretty quickly how to get along.  Although our house was pretty big, we had only one bathroom, so some would consider it a functionally obsolete home in today’s market.  We didn’t know any different.  While my siblings would argue that I was spoiled, I worked to make money any way that I could: washing cars, delivering newspapers, cleaning floors at the local convenience store and scratching my sisters’ backs…

After graduating from high school, I attended American University in Washington, DC.  I chose to major in political science because I’ve always had an intense interest in politics and government.  During my last two years at American, I tended bar in Georgetown. I earned enough to pay all of my tuition and upkeep, thrilled my parents, and had a great time working in a college bar – I thought I was pretty cool!  After deciding that I did not want to remain in the restaurant business, I took a job as a radio dispatcher in the services division at IBM; it was just about the lowest level job you could get.  From there, I moved into an administrative position in the marketing division and eventually worked my way up to being a marketing representative.  My ten years at IBM were invaluable, but the greatest thing I learned during that time was how to see your customers as your partners, always treating them fairly and bending over backwards to do the right thing on their behalf. 

For my next career move, I became a mortgage loan officer with BF Saul in Bethesda, MD, a change that gave me the opportunity to work for a smaller company and be more of my own boss.  Within my first year, I had moved into the top 10% of all loan officers in the company.  Despite my success and how much I enjoyed the work, I had three small children at home by this time, and needed to switch to a job with a steadier source of income and benefits.

My next stop was Cap Gemini, the largest computer system integrator in Europe with a small footprint here in the States.  By luck, I found my way into the telecom department during the telecom boom years.  I was in the right place at the right time; we did great system implementations for our clients and the work was fun.  The customers appreciated our efforts to do right by them and fix any issues when they arose.  I spent seven years at Cap Gemini – every year my sales were in the top 5% and one year, I was the top salesperson in the entire company in the United States.  All in all, it was a great experience.  When the boom ended, Cap Gemini merged with another company and I decided that it was time to move on to my next endeavor.

Remembering how much I enjoyed being a loan officer and the real estate business, in general, I decided to take the plunge and become a real estate agent instead of returning to lending.  Looking back, I have to say it was a pretty gutsy move – I was getting into a business that 80% of new agents get out of after just one year.  But, by that point, I had a solid sales history, loved working with people and knew I could handle it.  I have now been an agent for fifteen years – I have sold over 300 homes and over $150 million in residential sales. I absolutely love my job. I have met the most interesting people and no two days are the same. While I work odd hours and my weekends are not always free, I have never regretted the decision to become an agent for a single minute. This career choice has also given me flexibility; I work hard for my clients, have never missed something that is important to my kids, and my success is 100% dependent on myself.

My spare time is spent with my four kids:  Keegan a graduate of University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Reilly is a graduate of Towson University, Quincy is a junior at Towson and Tully who is a at Montgomery College.

Licensed In

  • Maryland
  • Washington D.C.
  • Virginia


  • GRI - Graduate, REALTOR Institute

Affiliated with

McEnearney Kensington
Mark Hudson Group

" I felt like I was his only customer. I was selling our family home after 52 years. Mark handled the sale with great respect. Mark help us make a priority list for things that should be completed before we listed the home that was reasonable and well thought out. When needed, he had quality people to help us complete the list....he is a full service realtor!"

– Elizabeth Pumphrey

" Excellent! I love Mark! I always felt like I was in good hands. "

– Ebony Hoskins

" Mark was fantastic. Responsive. Insightful. Expert. Everything went smoother than we could’ve hoped. Couldn’t say enough good things. Mark’s assistance was incredibly valuable and everything he recommended was a positive addition to the process. "

– Thomas Rodriguez

" Mark gave us top drawer service for an extended period of time - nearly a year. He was helpful from the start and continued a high level of help and easy access as we did fix ups to our house and then put the house on the market. He also prepared and guided us through the showings and open house process and then helped us when we received multiple offers. Mark helped us achieve a sale way beyond our highest expectations - due to his recommendations for fix ups we listed the house at the high end of his estimate and then received $25K over the asking price. We closed within 30 days and I give Mark 100% of the credit for everything. He knew just what to do to get the best success for us."

– Beverly Firme

" After working with Mark over several hectic months in 2009 to coordinate both the sale of our old home and the purchase of a new home, we are pleased to endorse Mark Hudson without any reservations. After interviewing several other well-qualified realtors, we selected Mark because his skills and personal approach meshed perfectly with our goals, and our confidence was fully rewarded. With his trademark efficiency and calming influence, he guided us through all the steps of preparing our house for the market and landed us a contract in just 2 days. After that pleasant surprise, he stepped up to secure us a new home in the exact location we wanted. Throughout the process, Mark took every extra step possible to manage the often confusing conglomeration of paperwork associated with the sale, purchase, financing, settlement dates, and more. Even after the legal transactions were finalized, Mark also continued to provide support and negotiated on our behalf during an intense new home renovation project. We naturally miss our old home, but we've settled very nicely into the new one which fits all our needs. Mark Hudson deserves a lot of credit for making our hopes a reality. "

– Erik Dohlman & Deepa Premnath

" Dear Mark - Thank you very much for the beautiful flowers you sent last month. They were greatly appreciated - as was the terrific service you provided. Your thoughtfulness, caring and attention to details made what could have been a difficult process easier to deal with. I am extremely grateful for all you did in selling my parents' home and should I hear of any friends who may need your services, I shall highly recommend them to you. May you and your family enjoy a great summer. "

– Paulette C.

" Dear Mark - Barbara and I want to let you know how much we appreciate your services in selling our home at 3504 Kent Street in Kensington. You brought us a contract in just four days. We attribute this to your attention to detail, accurate presentation, excellent marketing, and warm personality. Your listing pointed out the convenience of living in Kensington, and we appreciated your reviewing the listing with us before entering it into multiple listing. It provided us with an opportunity to comment and be fully aware of the listing, and as you know, your CirclePix virtual tour presentation on your web site brought the buyers to our house the very afternoon it was available for showing. The flowers you brought to the open house cheered up the house and gave it a warm feeling. Your follow through after we approved the contract was equally as good. Again you kept us informed all along the way and jogged things along so that the settlement went off without a hitch, and left us with a warm feeling about selling our home of nearly 50 years. Your coming over with a housewarming gift for our new apartment at Riderwood Village was also very thoughtful. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to potential clients and in fact have already done so. All the best to you and family. "

– Bob and Barbara Ritzmann

" Dear Mark - Eric and I wanted to express our sincerest thanks for providing such outstanding service in selling our home at 3401 Oberon Street in Kensington. We chose you as our realtor because we believed we would receive personalized, high-quality service. But at the time we did not realize just how attentive, genuine, and thorough you would be from start to finish. You spent considerable time ensuring that we understood your marketing methods and each aspect of the home selling process, including all of the paperwork. We were thrilled with the pictures and virtual tours of the house online. We were very happy to receive an offer on the house in just four days and credit much of that to your superior marketing abilities and understanding of the real estate market. Selling a house can be a very stressful time, but working with you was a very positive experience, and for that, we thank you. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who is interested in working with a realtor of your caliber. "

– Christine

" Dear Mark - This thank you is so overdue! Thank you Mark for making my dream a reality! You worked so hard and went way and above your call of duty for us. I am so grateful for all of that! Not only were you (and still are) the best Realtor but such a great friend. You put up with my frantic calls and all my crazy thoughts through all of it. I so highly recommend you to all and to not use you one would be a fool! My mom thanks you and Bubbles will always have a special place for the strange man who rescued her. Your dinner our 1st night will always be remembered! It is not hard to see that you will one day be "the man" in Kensington! "

– Carole

" Mark - Just a small thank you for your work on selling Cable. It was fun to do business with a professional!! Let's do it again. Thanks. "

– Gretchen

" As we approach the first anniversary in our new home, we can’t help but recall our journey together. We initially selected you because of the success you had in selling our neighbor’s home in under a week. How surprised we were to return home from our ski vacation and see the SOLD sign on their front lawn. It was then that we realized we were committed to moving as well. Having previously listed our house, we knew we had some challenging features but you were not daunted. You brought in colleagues to help us stage the house and even helped us declutter! How many agents have a storage unit available for clients and then actually help them move their items in! And then, on moving day, when shingles came loose on the roof, you took care of getting it fixed when we were so overwhelmed. You were a true partner. In fact, I have never met anyone in real estate who is as committed to customer service as you are. We continue to sing your praises to any friends who are contemplating a move. When it came to helping us find our new home, you were even more of a pleasant surprise. You certainly understood the latest technology and made excellent use of the relevant search engines and real estate databases to quickly find us a variety of homes for sale. My husband appreciated the fact that you did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs. As you recall, we have a very specific neighborhood we were committed to and our options were somewhat limited because of that. When we finally found our home, you were amazing at helping us navigate the purchase of a “For Sale By Owner” home. Remember how you even helped the seller move clutter out of the house so we wouldn’t have any leftover surprises when we moved in?! You were a master at the negotiation process and helped us all reach a deal to our mutual satisfaction. Because our house stayed on the market all summer, it was a stressful time for us, the sellers of the home we purchased and, of course, for you as well. You helped us manage our emotions throughout this process and now that we are settled in and feeling more at home, I appreciate even more what a rock you were for us to lean on. You were a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were your only customers, although we know that was not the case. Your focus on customer service was reflected by the ease of reaching you and, when we couldn’t, how quickly you returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. It is our immense pleasure to recommend you for any family searching for their ideal home. We were comfortable in our small home until our children began to outgrow it. We needed a larger home with a yard in our dream neighborhood. You turned our dream into our life. And a very happy one it is! Thank you for all of your support and patience."

– Bob & Trish Gac

" I would highly recommend Mark Hudson as a real estate agent to contact for any individual or family looking to sell their home. From the beginning, Mark took the stress and guesswork out of the selling process. He explained his role as my agent and was able to guide me step-by-step through the process. Mark's accessibility and professionalism never wavered. I always felt that he had my best interest at heart, especially during tough contract negotiations. He gave me his honest feedback and I was then able to make an informed, confident decision. In turn, Mark utilized social media and relevant real estate databases to quickly get my home out to prospective buyers. I could not have made it through without him! It is in closing that I highly recommend Mark Hudson to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. He is one of the best in the business and would be my first choice for real estate agents in DC, Maryland and Virginia. "

– Rachel Kunz

" Please accept my long overdue thanks in selling my house in Kensington last year. It is no exaggeration to say, I couldn't have done it without you. You went way beyond what I would expect of a real estate agent - from calmly and professionally dealing with the renters who were in my house to preparing my property to go on the market and offering sage advice through the final sale and closing. At every step of the process, I felt you were looking out for my best interests. One example that stands out is when you contacted a professional window washer to clean my windows, you felt the quoted cost was too high. You talked your children into washing the windows for a much lower rate - and they did a great job! You made sure repairmen did their work properly, and you even staged my house when you felt it would help to sell it quicker. My house went on the market on a Friday afternoon and I had an offer the next day! Thank you again, Mark, for your exceptional work, keen attention and good humor. I appreciate your efforts and I highly recommend you."

– Nancy Eickel

" We interviewed four real estate agents about listing our home. When we met with Mark Hudson, we immediately felt comfortable and were impressed with his knowledge of the market in the DC area and Kensington specifically. From the beginning, Mark was very responsive to any questions we had and was a pleasure to work with. He made suggestions about presenting our home and made sure that we were kept informed throughout the entire process. Our family has moved to numerous states over the years, and this by far was the most seamless and stress-free home sale we have ever had. Mark's professionalism and pleasant demeanor were largely responsible. We would, without hesitation, recommend Mark for anyone searching for a real estate agent in the DC area."

– Bill & Lisa King

" Mike and I are very grateful for your help in selling our townhouse in Kensington. Having you as our agent clearly meant we had reliable and sound advise, plus we greatly benefitted from your wealth of experience and comprehensive knowledge of the real estate market in Kensington and elsewhere. When it comes to complicated and challenging tasks in life like selling a house, having "wise council" is the absolutely best thing...and you were definitely wise counsel. We are especially appreciative of your thoughtful input on staging the house, even to the point of lending your son to help move some furniture. We are still amazed at how beautifully the photographs were made as well as the attractiveness of both the printed brochure and the on-line presentation. Your advice on pricing was spot-on. And just as importantly when it came time to deal with the potential buyers (yes, plural), you knew just how to manage the situation and when to draw the line. We were in very good hands, indeed, and never at any moment felt we had been left hanging or ignored. You were with us all the way. And finally, we cannot help but say we loved that you care about and appreciate Kensington, and that you see value in promoting it as a place to live. As you know, we have continued living in Kensington and agree 100% that our little village is a treasure."

– Christine Taylor

" We wanted to thank you for all your help finding us our first home. This really is a dream come true for us and your guidance was just what we needed. We appreciate the job you did so very much. We'll be all settled in when the baby arrives at the end of October!"

– The Hendricksons