Caylee was diligent, hard-working, and thorough, and yet she made the experience of buying my first property easy-going and stress free. She found exactly the property that I was hoping for, and I can't thank her enough for it. I will certainly recommend her to my friends and family.
Mark is a graduate of UBC Commerce with a degree in Urban Land Economics and a minor in Finance. Having previous experience in property development, construction, and mortgage finance, Mark was able to excel as a Realtor from an early stage.
Mark was awarded Re/Max Master’s Rookie of the Year for the highest sales for a new agent. Further achieving REBGV 10-year Medallion Club, Re/Max Hall of Fame, and Re/Max Lifetime Achievement Awards and named one of the top 100 producers Worldwide in 2012 out of 88,000 realtors in 59 countries.
Mark has always believed that service and giving back to one’s community is important. He is heavily involved in philanthropy and building hospices as an Executive Member of the Sovereign Order of St. John. He has served on numerous community boards, including the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, past President of the West Vancouver Otters swim team, and 9 years on the West Vancouver Community Foundation board. Mark enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience and has done many speaker events such as TEDx West Vancouver and continuous speaker events for youth through Yell Canada.
Mark enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, golf, yoga and hiking. He is also a big supporter of the arts and regularly attends local theater, concerts, and art exhibitions. He is a patron of the arts and culture throughout various communities.
James joined the Ballard360 Team as a licensed Realtor after he graduated from the University of Calgary, where he earned a degree in Urban Studies. During his degree, James studied the processes behind sustainable and efficient transportation, urbanization, and the development of complete communities.
Born and raised in North Vancouver, James now lives in Lower Lonsdale where he values the proximity to amenities, transit, and recreational opportunities. James enjoys spending time with family and friends, his family dog, Amber, volunteering in the community, and exploring the North Shore’s many parks, trails, and restaurants.
The decision to purchase a property is one of the largest investments you will make. Mark will help you understand each step of the process from start to finish.
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Things our clients have said about us.
I first met Mark Ballard at an open house in North Vancouver 25 years ago. There was a lull in the viewings and when I walked in Mark was on the phone to his mom; helping her with a word to complete her crossword puzzle. Since then, Mark has been mine and my families go to Real Estate expert. Mark is a seasoned and well-respected professional and a member of Remax Masters Club. Mark and his Team got the job done, he is known to be a great ‘closer’ and he is a joy to work with.
I worked with Ballard 360 for the purchase of my first home. In particular, James Barnes. James made the stresses of purchasing a home feel so much easier with his communication, strong work ethic, kindness and patience for the constant questions I had as a first time home owner. I look forward to working with James and the Ballard 360 team for years to come!
I recently had the pleasure of working with James, a truly exceptional real estate agent. From our initial meeting to the closing of my dream home, James displayed an unwavering dedication to ensuring my needs were met and that I had a smooth and successful home buying experience. His extensive knowledge of the local market, professionalism, responsiveness, and genuine care for my best interests made the entire process enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend James to anyone in need of a top-notch real estate agent who will go above and beyond to achieve our goals.
Thanks again for everything,
A.W. + N. L.
The stars aligned when we made the choice to work with Mark Ballard and the Ballard360 Team. Valuable, experienced input; thorough discussion to work through strategy, and flexibility to pivot when a competing listing threw us a curve. Selling a home can be very stressful; Mark and his team made it an absolute pleasure.
Mark has a wonderful perspective and appreciation of Caulfeild Cove’s character, and this was well served by the timing of David Roberts’ article in The Beacon on the history of this special development. James paid attention to every detail, big and small – he took care of it all.
The Ballard360 Team focused on the family-appeal of these spacious townhomes and the beautiful gardens, pool & location. The whole process was seamless. We were thrilled with Mark Ballard, Ballard360 and the amazing result. We highly recommend Mark and his team if you are considering selling…”
D. M. + C. M.
We have had the ultimate real estate selling and buying experience with the Mark Ballard and James Barnes ‘Team Treatment!!’ This team which also includes Caylee Sampson, is the most supportive, authentic, experienced group of real estate experts on the North Shore. Their core value system is clearly rooted in integrity and the needs of our families future. I say “our family” because when you are working with these guys you feel as though you are their only clients! In reality they are able to extend this to many more clients all at the same time.
Mark and Caylee were an amazing team when I sold a house in 2015. It was a very complicated sale and Caylee was an incredible support and her expertise and confidence gave me comfort. Recently, we had the pleasure of working mainly with James with the sale of our Townhouse and then a simultaneous purchase of our new home. He is a caring, knowledgeable, and funny professional whom we now consider part of the family! Mark and James literally held our hands during this six month period. Thank you Ballard Team so much for your tireless help with making our dream come true!
D. G. + J. G.
I had an incredible experience buying my first condo with James as my realtor. His professionalism and unwavering dedication made the entire process seamless and stress-free, I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
James came highly recommended and I was totally impressed with his professionalism and efficiency. He made our first-time house buying experience easy, informative and stress-free, offering us his guidance and acumen in our decision making process. His attention to all the details and taking the time to walk us through them was invaluable, and if we - or anyone we know - ever need a realtor in the future we know who to call.
T. W. + J. B.
I want to thank you very much for the great job you did selling my property for me. I am especially pleased that the buyers seem as delighted about the deal too. We found it to be a happy place for us for all those years, & I hope it will be the same for them. I was really upset to leave my home in such a messy state, but Joan who had seen it when I left, said that she was really pleased to see what a great job the cleaners and you had done in making it presentable.
Thank you for everything. I'm so glad that your Mother persuaded you to phone me. She has a fantastic son, who has gone way beyond the necessary, I want you to know that all of our family appreciate that very much.
Thank you very much Mark!
Thank you for your time, energy and willingness to share a bit of your experience with our students. Thank you also not to have been afraid to show your nervousness at this occasion. Vulnerability in a successful man is a demonstration of straight generosity.
Thank you to have overcome your own discomfort to come help guide our students to become strong and kind men. It has been a pleasure meeting you.
Thank you Mark for helping me with my search and in buying my first property. I really had a great time working with you and appreciate all your patience and asstance during this time. I will definitely recommned you to my friends and family.;