Mark Paterno

Mark Paterno, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI

The Entrepreneur

Did you know this ambitious REALTOR® has never made a résumé? After starting his first business at 23 and owning several other successful businesses through the years, he’s never needed one. 

Mark focuses on residential, investment, and commercial real estate. In 2014, he teamed up with fellow REALTOR® Ross Nusser to create the Nusser Paterno Real Estate Team. Since then, the team has grown to three agents and expanded its services to include building custom, new construction homes.

Marco’s Grilled Cheese and George’s Gyros in the Ped Mall are both businesses Mark started. When he’s not overseeing his businesses or helping clients buy and sell homes, he enjoys heading out to the Caribbean to scuba dive and sail.   

What Clients Say About Mark Paterno

“We chose Mark after calling several REALTORS® in the area. He stood out as being personable, knowledgeable, and very proactive. We were moving from Ann Arbor and wanted to buy a home over a 3-day weekend. Mark and his team were wonderful at understanding our needs and then scheduling a packed list of viewings. During each home viewing, Mark took note of our likes/dislikes and also pointed out factors we hadn't considered (landscape grading, back-up generators, etc.). When we were ready to put an offer in, Mark was great at guiding us on a reasonable price and helped us negotiate for repairs. Throughout the whole process, we felt well taken care of and that Mark was always available when we needed him. Would highly recommend him to anyone moving into the Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty area.”

— Jennifer Ling

“It was awesome working with Mark Paterno. He went above and beyond to make the home finding process simple and rewarding. Got us a great home. Will definitely recommend him and his team over and over again. Awesome guys.”

— Onibile Olawale A

“Mark was able to make a tough home selling situation much better and smoother. Quick to communicate and resolve issues. Also manages stressors for the seller very well. I would recommend him to others looking to buy or sell.””

— Jenna Hadley

““Mark is a great to work with. He is very well connected within the community and will sell your home quick! Longest one of my properties has sat without an offer is 5 days.””

— Vince Abben

Other Things You Should Know About Mark


Ankeny, IA

Agent Since
Agent Since


Urban or Acres
Urban or Acres?

I grew up in the country and studied in a big European city for a year, so I’m a little bit urban and acres.

  • Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
  • Specializations: Residential, Commercial, Investment
  • Favorite Local Establishment: Wig & Pen
  • Favorite Local Landmark: Coralville Lake
  • Best Part of Iowa: The changing of the seasons
  • One Thing You’d Never Guess: I’ve never made a résumé. I opened my first business when I was 23.

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