For wherever life takes you.
Buying or selling a home can be stressful- there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of people involved. Having a trusted REALTOR on your side frees you up to focus on what matters most. I’m Mark Straka, broker and owner of LIFE Real Estate in Port Orange, Florida. I’ve been selling real estate in the Volusia County area for the past 10 years. I’ve closed over 100 million in sales in nearly 400 transactions–putting me in the top 1% of sales with the Daytona Beach Board of REALTORS.
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From the moment you choose to list with us, I’m there with you every step of the way. From advising on improvements and staging to attending the photo shoot. With our modern marketing approach, we set ourselves apart by being where buyers and sellers live–online. We use high-end branding, social media, and marketing strategies to extend our reach, and belong to multiple MLS platforms to connect you with as many prospective buyers as possible.
I’m always looking for ways to improve my client’s experience. Taking the stress out of their lives and being available to my clients is a big priority for me. When you read my reviews you’ll notice this is a common theme. I can’t wait to share my knowledge with you and make your experience simple, enjoyable and stress-free.
The Florida real estate market is growing and always in flux. An experienced and knowledgeable REALTOR is more important than ever. Life Real Estate is here to help - for wherever life takes you.
Mark is very helpful and professional. We would recommend him to friends and family. If you are looking for the best, you found it. Thanks, Mark for making this experience smooth.— Buyer | Seller
Mark was the amazing front from start to finish with the purchase of our home. We looked at many houses prior to going under contract and he made sure the home was right for my family and me.— Casey C.
We had a great experience working with Mark. He knows the area well. He is patient and helps you find the right home. Mark also is very experienced in making market-value offers. We would recommend him to the family and would work with him again.— Buyer
Our experience with Mark was absolutely fabulous. Extremely knowledgeable of the areas we searching for a house in. He was easy to talk to and never pressured us to make a decision. Also, very responsive to any and all questions we had. We'll use his services again!— Brian P.
Mark was phenomenal every step of the way and very understanding of our weird (night shift) schedules! So honest and helpful! We knew we wanted a fixer-upper but wanted to be realistic about our skills and Mark was able to point out things that were hard fixes or easier fixes about houses.— Erica H.
Mark is very easy to work with. Very knowledgeable! We are so happy we had the opportunity to work with him, he sold our home in Port Orange and helped us close on our new home. From the first call to the closing, Mark walked us through every single step guiding us, we recommend Mark 1000% thanks again for a great experience.— Seller
Mark went above and beyond to help us sell our property in Florida while we were living out of state in Alabama. He gave us tips on things we could do in preparation for our home to sale. He was kind and professional, was always available if I had a question, and kept us posted throughout the entire home-selling process. I would recommend him each and every time!— Marshall
We came to Daytona Beach Shores on vacation and liked the area so much that we thought we would look for a vacation property we could use and rent. Mark came highly recommended through a friend. Within two months we had a beachfront condo with every amenity we were looking for. Mark was extremely knowledgeable of the area and always available throughout the entire process making it very easy especially since we live in another part of the state. I would recommend Mark to anyone looking in the Daytona area.— Buyer
Mark came recommended by a good friend. As soon as I met Mark, I knew he was the person I wanted to list my father’s property with. Mark’s enthusiasm, knowledge of the area, positive attitude, and overall great personality sold me right away. He also listed the house a lot higher than the other two REALTORS I interviewed. He knew it would sell for a higher price and brought the right people to close the deal. Mark will work hard, Has a great reputation, is so easy to work with, and is helpful in every way. Everything went very smoothly and I would recommend Mark in a heartbeat.— Cris K.
Mark was our agent for the sale of our first home and the purchase of our new forever home! He was easy to work with. Always responsive and was quick to give us his honest opinions and share his knowledge of the real estate market, which is a bit crazy these days! He was quick to set up a showing when we saw something that sparked our interest. His wife Julie helped us with obtaining our new home loan. She was also very knowledgeable in the loan and underwriting process and was able to calm me down when things got a little stressful. Our closing went super smoothly as well! I would not hesitate to recommend the Sold by Straka team to anyone’s real estate needs!— Stacey L.
Ashley was extremely helpful while I was looking for a house! I was buying my first house so I had no idea what I was doing, but she explained everything to me and helped me through the process. She will not try to sell you on a house that she doesn’t think is good which I think is great. I’ve had other REALTORS in the past try to just push me in a house even if I wasn’t comfortable with the area or house itself, but Ashley always makes sure you know everything about it and will make sure it’s right for you! She’s great at communication and is always there for you. She helped me get my first home and I love it and I couldn’t be more grateful!!— Alyssa H
Ashley has been an absolute joy to work with, super knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process of purchasing our new home in Florida, from clear across the United States. She went above and beyond with taking video of multiple houses for us and also our final walk through.— Buyer
Ashley is a terrific agent. Knowledgeable, professional, persistent and empathetic. She acted quickly to get our bid in early and kept calm as we hit a few bumps in the road on the way to closing. Always looking out for our interests. Highly recommended.— Buyer
Ashley is very personable, as she makes you feel comfortable telling her what you really like & don't like. She works hard for you and no matter how long it takes she doesn't give up. Ashley worked with us for over 2 years, but we finally found our dream location. She also really knows the area and has a lot of helpful information on each property she shows.— Kimberly S.
Ashley performed very well as the Buyers REALTOR when I sold my home in NSB. Because of many reasons the closing was delayed and Ashley managed this along with expectations very well. It got stressful as can happen when dealing with the services (Mortgage Broker especially) and she kept things calm and moving forward. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a REALTOR in the area— Buyer | Seller
She is the best around always available and willing to help. Found the perfect condo for me showed me every available condo and helped me narrow it down to everything I needed. Highly recommend her to everyone! Also helped my good friend buy 2 condos.— Nicholas W.
Ashley was attentive and worked hard to get us to closing on your home. She handled the challenges of working directly with a seller on a “by owner” listing and kept me informed every step of the way. Highly recommend and will definitely call on her again in the future if we’re looking for an agent.— Christopher O.
Ashley took great care of us. Always going above and beyond. Gave great advice and had our best interest front and center. Would not hesitate to use her again.— Victor D.
She was very helpful and got back to us quickly with answers to any of of our questions. Ashley made this process less stressful so we could enjoy the moment!— Kim S.
Ashley was amazing to work with, she was enjoyable and knowledgeable and helped from day one until we were at the table signing. I have already recommended a few people to speak with her to get their process started. Thanks Ashley !— Buyer
Buying and finding a house at the top of the market was not an easy task.. Kerry was very professional as well as personal...my stresses were high as (all) my criteria needed to be met. Kerry is not only a fantastic REALTOR, he is an excellent support system. Houses were flying off the market. Kerry negotiated and helped us to obtain the house of our dreams in Southeast Ga, working hard to make sure things like repairs were fair. Kerry and his team are amazing and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home, you won’t regret it.— Matt & Joy T.
Kerry Hunt was great to work with. Anytime something came up he was always quick to help out and go the extra step to get it taken care of.— Roy H.
Kerry and I have known each other since high school and I was aware of his professionalism and success as an Insurance agent. Those qualities have carried over to his career in real estate. Because I was an out of state client and previously dealt with the listing agent on another house, I asked him to be my agent and assist her with the details of this property closing. He provided timely updates and answered any questions or concerns I had. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for Properties in the areas from Hinesville to Statesboro.— Mike C.
Kerry came highly recommended. I was looking for someone honest, and understanding of our circumstances. We’ve never sold a home before. I didn’t know what to expect. Kerry walked me through it and was very patient. I trust him totally. It was a slow time of year to put your home on the market. Kerry helped with almost everything since we are out of town. He is 10/10!! There should be a Kerry in every stay! Words cannot express how grateful we are for all his help!!— Chandani B.
Kerry Hunt is a dedicated professional. Very polite and knowledgeable, he was always available and answered any questions we had. Even though we lived out of the area, he made everything easy for us in the process.— Joshua W.
I am 100% dedicated to my clients, and available 7 days a week. I look forward to helping you next. Contact me today!