Mark Young

Mark Young

Co-Founder and Visionary

Multiple Top Producer Awards, Investor’s Real Estate

Mark Young’s career in real estate began as a loan officer and manager for a mortgage company that funded more than $250 million a year. His passion for helping people was realized when he decided to move from mortgage broker to real estate broker. However, he did not want to be the “typical” real estate agent. Mark set up a 1% listing and rebate model designed to allow both buyers and sellers hire a professional to represent their interests without breaking the bank. Thus, the 1 Percent Guys was born!

Sadly, terminal brain cancer took Mark away from us in 2018. However, his vision and passion live on, thanks to his wife Susan and good friend and colleague, Al Vargas. Both are committed to preserving Mark’s legacy and ensuring the work he began continues to help individuals and families throughout the region realize their dreams!

Susan Young

Susan Young

Co-Founder and Owner

Susan Young has succeeded her husband as the leader of the 1% Guys team. As co-Founder and owner, Susan has been there every step of the way from the inception through the phenomenal success of the 1% Guys real estate team. Susan’s time management and organizational skills and outstanding customer service abilities are without equal. Susan’s desire to share her creative ideas and thoughts to enhance her customer’s experience make for a comfortable and inviting atmosphere to conduct business. Susan and the 1% Guys team are committed to setting and delivering a new standard for high customer service and satisfaction.

Al Vargas

Al Vargas

Executive Director

I specialize in the Central Florida real estate market. I am extremely excited to be joining the 1% Guys team. I bring a wealth of experience to benefit our clients as I have been a building contractor, a mortgage banker and now a real estate agent. Let me put all my experience to work for you! Let me help you find the home of your dreams or list your home for 1% and save you a ton of money in the process!

James Brako

James Brako

Licensed Real Estate Agent

James Brako has been a licensed, Florida, realtor for more than three decades. In, addition, Mr. Brako was admitted to the Florida Bar as practicing attorney in 2001 and has been a long-standing member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association.  Mr. Brako has been practicing real estate law in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties for over two decades. He has extensive legal experience in all areas of real property transactions including, but not limited to, residential and commercial real property acquisitions/leasing; reviewing for legal sufficiency, property tax certificates and tax deeds sold in Palm Beach County, Florida. Moreover, Mr. Brako has prepared and litigated in federal, state, and county courts involving real property foreclosures, Landlord/Tenant, Eminent Domain/Condemnation and Bankruptcy related matters.

Education and Background

Mr. Brako earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Public Administration, magna cum laude, from Florida International University.

Mr. Brako amassed a wealth of Real Property experience in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties, respectively. As an administrator with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and as Assistant City Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, he specialized in real estate site acquisitions, leasing and lending. In Palm Beach County, Mr. Brako served as an Assistant County Attorney and then as General Counsel to the Palm Beach County Tax Collector, wherein he utilized his extensive experience in real estate transactions, as well bankruptcy and local government tax issues.