About Us

Your Neighborhood Experts


We are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry.  We listen carefully to understand your real estate goals and work hard to create solutions that make sense for you.  Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.

As is often said, real estate is about location, location, location. We have extensive knowledge of the Pittsburgh, PA area and can help you find the right home for you or the right buyer for your home.

Mark Ratti, Sr.

Mark Ratti, Sr. began life as a school teacher for the city of Pittsburgh.  Real estate started out as a way to earn a living and keep busy over the summer vacations.  Mark soon realized that real estate was more than a part time job, but a full time career.  After twelve years in the school system, he "retired" and devoted himself to real estate full time. 

 

Mark Sr. was married to Carol Hirsh Ratti for 46 years until her passing in October 2012.  They resided in the community of Pleasant Hills for over 37 years, living in the same home the entire time.  Their 3 children, Michelle, Mark Jr., and Drew, have given them 5 remarkable grandchildren. 

Community involvement has been important to Mark Sr. throughout his life.  He has run for school board, served on the school board of Hillcrest Christian School, and served as a volunteer Business Administrator to help keep the school running during lean times.  Mark has coached his children in basketball, t-ball, and soccer; taught CCD and Sunday school; counseled college students for Campus Life Ministries, and is involved with Christ Community Church of the South Hills.  He served as District Chairman for the Steel City Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, and currently volunteers weekly with Urban Impact.  For Mark Sr., community is more than just living in a house; it's giving of yourself to improve that community.

 

His work ethic is reflected by his commitment to serving his clients.  Mark Sr. is excited about the future of real estate in the Pittsburgh area, including the South and North Hills areas.  You can trust his 40+ years of experience to work for you.  He's helped thousands of families find their dream home and is enthusiastic to continue as a RE/MAX REALTOR!


EDUCATION:

South Catholic (now Seton-La Salle) High School - 1962
B. A. Walsh College (University)  History 1966 - Outstanding Alumni - 1982
M.A.T. Education University of Pittsburgh - 1968
Penn State University - Broker License Credits, 1974
GRI - Graduate REALTORS Institute, 1978
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist, 1979
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative, 1995

RECS-Real Estate Cyber Space Specialist
REALTORS National Marketing Institute
Commercial Investment Course 101, 1978 & 2002
Certified Residential Broker Course 101, 1980

LICENSES: 
Pennsylvania Certified Teacher, 1967
Reading Specialist, 1973
Real Estate Salesman, 1970
Real Estate Broker, 1974

MEMBERSHIP:

Real Estate:
National Association of REALTORS
Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS; Director, 1984
REALTORS Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh; Director for 7 yrs.
REALTORS National Marketing Institute
REALTORS Council of Residential Specialists
REALTORS Buyer Agency Council
Real Estate Cyberspace Society
Endorsed Local Partner (ELP) for Dave Ramsey

Community:
Peters Twp. Chamber of Commerce
West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce; Director 1980-87, President, 1998
Hillcrest Christian School - past Volunteer Business Administrator , school board member 1986-1992
Youth for Christ-Metro Pittsburgh, board member 1992-2004
Commissioner Pleasant Hills Soccer, 1978
Coach for West Jefferson soccer & PHARA baseball
Teacher & Clinical Reading Specialist in Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1966 to 1978
CCD Teacher & Sunday School Teacher
Boy Scouts of America, Steel City Chapter District Chairman, 2006-2009; Cub Scout den leader & packmaster, 1978 

Volunteer at Urban Impact since 2013


FAMILY:

Married to the late Carol Hirsh Ratti 46 years
Three children: Michelle, Mark & Drew
Five grandchildren: Garrett, Alec, Emma, Hannah & Julia

REAL ESTATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award 2005
Member of Prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame (1st in Western PA)
Member of RE/MAX 100% Club, 1984-1990, 1996-2003, 2005, 2009
Member of RE/MAX Platinum Club, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012-13
Member of Andron Epiphanon Fraternity (for sales excellence) since 1977; Transaction Leader, 1984; Top Team, 2002
Salesman of the Year - Benson & Sons - Entire Company, 1979

REAL ESTATE SPEAKER BACKGROUND:

Instructor for the REALTORS Educational Institute, Sales Training & Selling Techniques, since 1989
Speaker at RE/MAX International Convention, 1985
Speaker at National Convention of REALTORS, 1979 & 1980
Former Director of Training for Benson & Sons REALTORS
Speaker at R-Day, 1980, 1981, 1983
Substitute GRI Instructor for Pennsylvania
Speaker at various REALTOR boards across the state


Mark Ratti, Jr.

Mark Ratti, Jr. was born into the world of real estate, drawing house plans and visiting open houses since he was a boy.  While other children built crazy block creations, Mark Jr. designed homes with style, shutters, and landscaping.  He earned his real estate license before graduating from college, running open houses and learning the ropes from his father, Mark Sr.

 

Mark Jr. married his college sweetheart and Upper St. Clair High School alumna Christina Huebner after her graduation in 1994.  Together they have three beautiful daughters:  Emma, Hannah, and Julia.  They reside in the community of Bethel Park, minutes from their families in South Park and Peters Township.  Mark and Christina teach Sunday school at their church where they are actively involved.  While family and friends are of utmost importance to Mark and Chris, everyone knows not to call them when the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing because they won't answer the phone!


A dedicated real estate professional from day one, Mark Jr. is truly exceptional.  His sense of humor and gentle manner put even the most anxious clients at ease.  Mark Jr. has an eye for detail that is unmatched.  In cooperation with Mark Sr., they are "Teamed for Success" to work for you.   


EDUCATION:

Thomas Jefferson High School - 1987
B.S.B.A. - Geneva College - 1991 - Degrees in Business Administration & Accounting
Real Estate Fundamentals & Practice - Robert Morris College - 1990
Various Real Estate Courses in Management, Finance & Sales 1990-1997


PERSONAL:

Married to Christina Huebner Ratti, 1994
Daughters:  Emma, Hannah & Julia
Resident of Bethel Park 


PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

GRI - Graduate, REALTORS Institute
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist


MEMBERSHIP:

Real Estate:
National Association of REALTORS
Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS
REALTORS Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
REALTORS National Marketing Institute

Community:
Member - South Hills Bible Chapel
Sunday School Teacher


REAL ESTATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Washington-Greene Association of REALTORS
Circle of Excellence:
Bronze Award - 1993
Silver Award - 1994
Gold Award - 1995, 1996

REALTORS Assoc of Metropolitan Pgh
Andron Epiphanon Fraternity:
Silver Award - 1997, 1998, 1999
Gold 2000, 2001; Titanium 2002, 2004-2013

RE/MAX International:
President's Club - 1993, 1995
Executive Club - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
100% Club - 1998, 2000-2005, 2007-2009, 2012, Platinum Club, 2006, 2013
Induction into RE/MAX Hall of Fame - 2002
Listed in the 1995 Top Pro survey by National Relocation and Real Estate Magazine
RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award - 2012 
Top Ten in Commission Earned in Western PA - 2012 and 2013


Drew Ratti


Like his older brother, Drew was born into the world of real estate.  He started out handling his Dad's mailings and delivering signs, then decided to get his real estate license in order to help out by running open houses.  Drew's interest in technology led him to being the webmaster of markratti.com and the creator of the numerous virtual tours on the website. 


Drew brings a fresh perspective to The Mark Ratti Team.  His straight forward manner, courteous service, and professional demeanor make him a remarkable agent.  Drew Ratti is becoming a top REALTOR in the RE/MAX CSI family.


EDUCATION:

Thomas Jefferson High School - 1999
B.A. History - California University of Pennsylvania- 2004 


PERSONAL:

Married to Shannon Quigley Ratti - 2014
Resident of South Park 


Licences:

Real Estate Salesperson -2002

MEMBERSHIP:

Real Estate:
National Association of REALTORS
Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS
REALTORS Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh

Community:
Hillcrest Alumni Association



Designations

  • ABR
  • CRS
  • GRI
  • REALTOR®
The Mark Ratti Team
The Mark Ratti Team
Sales Executive

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