Mark Arico’s Mission Statement

I will provide the best service possible for every client that I represent.

I will never tell a client what they want to hear if it is not reality. I will never enter into a client relationship where I know what is expected of me cannot be done in good faith. I will never enter into an agreement with a seller who is unrealistic with regards to proper pricing. When hired to sell a client’s home, I will always make recommendations that can increase their home’s value, or help reduce its marketing time, even if it means telling them things they don’t want to hear. I acknowledge that I may periodically lose business because I am truthful with my clients, while my competitors tell them what they want to hear to temporarily get their business. I will always remember that to have a winning relationship with my clients; we must have a mutual goal.

I will never lose sight of the fact that my honesty, loyalty, understanding, accountability, and creativity are what make me so different from the Real Estate masses. My services will always be made available to the public. I will always utilize a professional, licensed, well trained team to assist me in the complex selling process. I will prioritize my time so that I am working only with people who are buying and selling Real Estate. I will always treat parties honestly and fairly, and I will always offer my properties without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, handicap or family status. I will always promote the best interests of my clients. I will always obtain the best price for my clients, and will always disclose all facts that might affect or influence their decisions.

I assure you that during my Real Estate career, I will always strive for excellence, and I will make a commitment to forego a portion of my life in exchange for continuing education, so that I may better serve my clients. I share this with you because I believe it is important for you to know how I feel about marketing your home. You win in life by helping others. Thank you for this opportunity.


To provide my clients with the most professional, efficient and accurate service in the industry.



Arico & Associates Realtors, Owner / Broker

  •  One of the top REO agents in Southern California;
  •  Over 4,000 REO sales since 1994, at an average of 98% of list price;
  •  Over $200 Million in career sales;
  • Clients include over 30 top U.S. Banks, Lending Institutions, and Fortune 500 Companies;
  • Experienced in all aspects of real estate sales, including REO sales, short sales, note revisions, property management, distressed properties, auctions, new construction, and retail sales and marketing;
  • Established strong local and regional networking group;
  • Supervises a fully staffed Team, including a property & escrow manager;
  • Member in good standing of the Greater South Bay Regional Board of Realtors, The Greater Los Angeles Board of Realtors, and the Southern Regional Board of Realtors, (and all associated Multiple Listing Services) REO Mac 25+ yr Member.

Moore & Associates Realtors, Real Estate Agent

  • One of the Top Listing Agents in a company of 200+ licensees;
  • Multi-Million Dollar Producer;

Bali Property Management, Property Manager

  • Managed over 1000 upper-end condominium units in the South Bay (inc. The Village, Seascape, The Estates, Armaga Springs, Hermosa Victorian, Thoroughbred, etc.);
  • Responsible for all aspects of property management, inc. HOA annual budgets, reserve studies, site inspections, repairs, capital improvements, PR, etc.).

Merril Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., Financial Consultant

  •  Learned operations of each division, from mailroom to senior financial consulting;
  • Specialized in marketing WCMA and CMA products; Consistently exceeded sales goals.

M.A. Inc./Surfin’ USC, Founder/Owner

  • Designed/marketed T-shirts to students, bookstore, L.A. Coliseum & local merchants.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

  • Graduated with a degree in Business Finance;
  • Recipient of the Pell Grant Scholarship, Junior and Senior years;
  • Honoree, Dean’s List, Spring 1986;
  • President, USC Surf Club/Team (Member National Scholastic Surfing Assoc.); Established the most organized and sponsored sports club in the USC Intramural Program. Increased membership by 30%; Oversaw budget and organized events.
  • American Management Association
  • Entrepreneur Association
  • National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors
  • REOMAC member and attendee since 1994
References Available on request