My name is Mark Murakami and I am the Broker at our family owned and operated brokerage: Forest Hill Real Estate Grey County. I started my career in real estate at Royal LePage RCR in Flesherton in April 2007 where I worked on my own until mid 2016, at which point, I was very fortunate to have my wife Laura join me as my Office Manager/Executive Assistant.
While at Royal LePage, I handled the sales, Laura handled the office and together we made customer service our focus and assured all clients’ needs were met swiftly and efficiently. I am very proud to say that these efforts paid off in 2017 when I was the inaugural winner of the Award for Excellence in Customer Service.
After 14 years in real estate, Forest Hill Real Estate approached me with an opportunity that was too good to pass up and in March 2021, we decided to bring our service offerings under our own roof, and opened our real estate brokerage: Forest Hill Real Estate, Grey County.
My name is Laura Murakami and I am often a client’s first point of contact with our office. As our business has grown over the years, I have become a licensed Realtor and handle most of the behind-the-scenes work required to help our clients navigate their way through buying or selling as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Prior to working with Mark, I was a financial advisor at our local branch of Scotiabank which gave me a solid understanding of the financial side of buying and selling property.
The relationships, skills and knowledge I acquired over the years and my involvement with many local groups and organizations have taught me that what our clients really want is superior customer service from someone who is willing to listen and put the customers’ priorities above all else. This is what we do for our clients on a daily basis, because we believe in building relationships.
If you have any questions or are looking for information about towns and areas in Grey County, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Maggie, Grace & Kate
Rounding out the Murakami Team are our three daughters, Maggie, Grace and Kate (you’ll see them manning our front desk from time to time!) who have grown up enjoying the close-knit villages and towns of Flesherton, Markdale, Priceville, Kimberley, Beaver Valley, Lake Eugenia and the surrounding area.
We don’t just work in these towns…we live in them. We live on the outskirts of the village of Priceville, located just outside of Flesherton.
We spend a lot of our time in the great outdoors (paddling in the Saugeen River, playing/coaching/volunteering with the Markdale Minor Soccer Club, and hiking and skiing in the Beaver Valley), participating in local community events (Priceville’s renowned Canada Day Celebrations and Markdale’s Santa Claus Parade are local favourites) and relaxing with extended family, friends and neighbours.
As transplants from the city, we can attest to the fact that Grey County is a wonderful place to live!
Over the years, we have established a strong client base in the close-knit villages of Flesherton, Markdale, Priceville, Kimberley, Beaver Valley, Lake Eugenia and the surrounding area. We don’t just work in these towns…we live in them.
I have a strong sales background with over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, handling major corporate accounts as well as 15 successful years in real estate. I firmly believe that people are looking for a knowledgeable and capable Realtor® who will act as their dedicated representative to ensure their best interests are always taken care of.
This level of service is what Laura and I strive for each and every time because we want to have clients for life, not just for a one-time transaction – and we are proud to say that a good deal of our business comes from repeat clients and referrals.
We are also proud to know that our efforts have proven results: since beginning my career in real estate in 2007, I have earned numerous achievement awards including most recently, the Director’s Platinum Award in 2017, 2018 & 2019, the Award of Excellence in 2019 & 2020, the Emerald Award in 2020 and the one that means the most to us, the Award for Excellence in Customer Service.
If you, your friends or family are thinking about purchasing or selling real estate and are looking for a Realtor® with strong local ties, excellent knowledge of the local market and proven results, please don’t hesitate to call.
Ranked in the Top 12% in Southern Ontario
Opened Forest Hill Grey County
Award of Excellence
Directors Platinum Award
Excellence in Customer Service Award
Words From Our Clients
Our endless dedication to the best customer service possible. We treat you as a member of our family, each and every step of the way.