Mark Fielding Darden


 Born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1953. Attended Canal Zone Schools until graduating 33rd in class of 615 students. Ranked #3 athletically for his age. Honor Society. Attended NC State and graduated Cum Laud in 1975 with Design/Philosophy degree. 
Life Objective:
To find a challenging job that matches my skills, which are High-level Management, Organization, Writing, Editing, Land Use Acquisition and Development, Sales, Public Relations, Recording and Engineering Music, and Website Design.

Notable Achievements:
• Trained and motivated real estate sales teams for over 30 years; 25 years as a NC Broker.
• Worked as Zoning Administrator and Staff Planner for Granville County for many years.
• Interfaced with government boards and agencies, including County Commissioners, Board of Adjustment, Planning Board, NC Department of Transportation, and Soil Erosion officials.
• Published a historical CD of music and stories about Salter Path NC, a small fishing village on the Outer Banks. This CD is now by invitation in the Sloane Art Library in Chapel Hill NC.
• Dual Citizenship (US/Panama) and nearly fluent in Spanish.

Professional Experience:, Oxford, NC
Owner, 2008 - Present
Created this web-based property listing site and now have listings in all 50 states. This site is the easiest to use and least expensive site on the internet today. Within a few years it could easily become the most popular site for buying and selling land on the internet. That’s one of my goals.

New Branch Home & Land, LLC, Oxford, NC
Owner, 1996 - Present
Formed this company in 1996 and have sold about $10 million in sales since its inception. Created and sold approximately 34 subdivisions during that time. Created detailed sales manuals, training guides, and scripts in order to accomplish this. Also worked with NCDOT and local power companies to obtain easements for roads and utilities.

Cedar Creek Land Company/NC Branch, Oxford, NC
General Manager, 1993 - 1996
Began North Carolina branch of this company. Hired and trained all salesmen and outfitted the office. Created and sold 26 subdivisions in 36 months, resulting in $10 million in sales in 3 years.

Granville County Planning Department, Oxford, NC
Zoning Administrator and Staff Planner, 1990 - 1993
Carried out all aspects of government permitting and land-use development. Responsible for gathering information and creating the county’s new Land-Use Ordinance still in effect today. Responsible for working with the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, and County Commissioners in regulating zoning changes, variances, Special Use, and Conditional Use permits. Also worked with NCDOT as we created new rules for road standards in Granville County. Translated for the court system from English to Spanish for the Hispanic community while in this position as well.

General Real Estate/Darden Real Estate Company, Creedmoor, NC
Real Estate Broker, 1988 - 1990
Responsible for advertisements, finding/selling listings and legal documentation. Sold approximately $1 million in rural real estate the first year employed.

Lake Royale/NACO, Bunn, NC
Real Estate Agent, 1985 - 1988
Was Salesman of the Year in 1987. Made a sale every 3 days for 3 years straight. At time of departure, I had the highest closing ratio of any salesman in the NACO system, which owned over 50 resorts nationwide at that time with 20-30 employees at each facility.

Crowley’s Old Favorites, Raleigh, NC
General Manager, 1975 - 1985
Hired and trained over 50 employees during the10 years employed. Performed every job in the restaurant better than any of the employees. I did this so that I could never be “held hostage” on busy nights by slack or no-show employees.

Education and Training
State of North Carolina
Real Estate Broker’s License, 1988

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
B.A., Philosophy; Minor in Design, 1975

Fishing, hunting, writing/recording music, photography, arrow head collecting, and land development
Mark Fielding Darden
American Land List, LLC



PO Box 2552, Oxford NC 27565

North Carolina
United States

Areas of Expertise:
Land development and Sales
Writing and recording music
Editing texts
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