|Willingham Realty was
established in 1994 by Mark Willingham after 9 years of practicing Real Estate in the
Austin , Texas area. Mark has an extensive background in both commercial and residential
real estate starting his career with Nova Investment Group in Austin as a commercial
property specialist concentrating primarily in raw land partnership syndication and retail
brokerage. After the economic downturn in the late 1980s , Mark went to work for
Henry S. Miller Realtors and proceeded to market foreclosed properties ( primarily
residential ) of the many surrounding banks. As his business grew, so did his recognition
as one of the top agents in the Austin area and certainly within the Henry S. Miller
company where he was consistently recognized as a top ten producer out of five offices and
over 150 sales agents.
Mark and his wife Lisa, both Ballinger natives, reside in Ballinger with their three girls, Meagan, Jessica and Katelyn. Mark and Lisa made the decision to move in 1994 after their second child was born just 17 months after the first, knowing Ballinger was the place they wanted to raise their children and they have thoroughly enjoyed being back in "The Greatest Little Town in Texas" ever since.Mark is a 1981 graduate of Ballinger High School and a 1986 graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.B.A. in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate. His wife Lisa is also a 1981 graduate of Ballinger High School and a 1985 graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Elementary Education. She is now an at home mom after teaching 1st grade for seven years. Since being back in Ballinger, Mark has been active in community affairs having served on the Ballinger Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for three years serving his last year as 2nd Vice President. He is also the current President of Industrial Development Inc. of Ballinger, a non profit organization organized in the 1960's to promote the community to new businesses and industry. He is a member of the Ballinger Noon Lions Club where he has served as President, Zone Chairman, Regional Chairman, and is currently Director of the Lions Colorado River Bikefest / Journey for Sight fund raising campaign. Mark has also served as Chairman of the "Friends of Scouting" fund raising campaign and is currently a sponsor of the local Explorer Pack. Mark and his family are members of the First Baptist Church where he and his wife Lisa are Sunday School teachers. Mark also serves as Treasurer of the church and is Vice Chairman of the Building and Grounds committee. When away from the office Mark enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, watching his girls in their many activities and helping out on the family ranch where there is always something that needs to be done. Willingham Realty welcomes you to call, come by or contact us by e-mail with any questions you may have about Ballinger or the numerous properties that are available. We can help you with any listing in the area and would be very interested in representing you on your next Real Estate transaction.