Interview with Mark Mossa (@the.mark.moussa)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Mark Moussa, a journalism graduate from the University of Tennessee, started his real estate career in 2014 after 12 years as a business owner of several Verizon stores in Knoxville. He took the business skills needed to succeed in the wireless industry and applied that to his real estate career – creating immediate success in sales.
“I happened to have met a customer who was a successful real estate agent when they used to come into my store,” recalls Moussa. “After asking more about the real estate industry, and sending her a lot of referrals, I felt I could do very well in real estate sales through a lot of my experience as a small business owner.”
In his very first year, Moussa compiled an incredible 32 transactions sides closed. Asked to be the brokerage’s technology director in late 2014, Moussa added the responsibility, but it didn’t take away from his ability to sell.
In 2015, Moussa put his high-level prospecting skills to work and closed 56 transactions in the first six months of 2015.
In 2016 Mark Moussa bought into a franchise concept NextHome were he founded NextHome Summit Realty.
That franchise converted into an indvidual firm and became Summit Realty.
2021 After creating one of the top firms in East Tennessee, Mark decided to take his 23 agents and joined EXP Realty. Moussa kept the name Summit and the new company was named Summit Brokered by EXP Realty.
Moussa has always had his team within his company. Moussa Home Marketing is the name of the team.
Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
I have found a new calling in my real estate career. Through my journey in real estate, I have coached agents at all levels. I am incredibly proud when helping beginner agents, helping them become top agents in my market, and helping them grow their businesses. I have made the cover of Big Orange Real Producers, and because of an interview on the Brandon Mulrenin podcast, I have had many agents throughout the country reach out to me to coach them.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Be Present in everything you do. Whether it’s family or clients, be present 100%. Work hard and play hard. Take lots of mini-vacations.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I am blessed to have had some fantastic coaches in my life. Be sure to invest in yourself. I couldn’t afford my first coach, so I cut a deal with her and gave her 10% of my sales. I have since had many coaches. I hire my coaches to the levels I am trying to attain. If I had to give props to one individual who helped my career, it would be Grant Cardone. I never hired him and have never met him in person; I read many of his books, and listened to and watched all his podcasts and videos. This guy is relentless, and I love it.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I support five families, and my goal is to help at least fifteen students attain their college degrees in the next five years. So far, I am blessed to help two students financially, and my message to them is to pay it forward after they graduate and get their careers going.
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind”.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Instagram and facebook.
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Yes I am a big soccer geek or as I call it Football. I am a Manchester United Fan and my hero in sport and life is Mohammad Ali, I admire him so much I named my son after him.