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Broker and Team Leader
I love what I do. I have been working in real estate for over 35 years. After my oldest daughter was born, I started working for some local Real Estate Attorneys. I had been doing their bookkeeping when one of their Real Estate staff had to leave and I took the position. That's when I got hooked. I became the real estate coordinator for my firm, mastered title underwriting/insurance, then became a closer. Years later, my friends told me that I should sell real estate so I could make a difference. That was over 17 years ago when I got my license and I truly am trying to make a difference.
My first year or selling, I was #9 Broker in the state for the company I worked for and have. thankfully, been going ever since.
I have a genuine desire to help/serve people. I think that is something that stands out about me.
I also have a natural sense of design and space that my clients love, especially when it comes to staging their homes.
I've had lots of careers. I was an operations VP of a Bank, an auditor, an income tax preparer, mortgage underwriter, CFO of a Build/Design firm and I even started my own restaurant.
Since I have been selling, I have been blessed to have helped over a thousand families and individuals meet and/or exceed their real estate goals.
My client's say that it is my energy, commitment, enthusiasm and keen knowledge of the industry that have made me one of the most sought after agents in the DuPage and Kane County areas.
"Mary is a force of goodness -- energetic and a pleasure to work with. We had never sold a home before and, as long-time New York City renters, had low expectations. She made the entire process simple and swift. Mary did an enormous amount of work preparing the home, far beyond the call of duty. And she has an exceptionally keen eye for staging a home. Selling a home from far away is difficult enough. But leveraging her local expertise, Mary arranged and coordinated countless services to help us get the home ready for sale. We couldn't have done it without her. Furthermore, we were selling our late-mother's home. We were freshly heart-broken and Mary was extremely kind, sympathetic and respectful -- all traits for which we are deeply grateful. We recommend Mary highly"
I love serving folks especially in this area that I have lived most of my life.
I have two daughters. Maggie, who graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Architectural Design. She is a foodie and always loved the restaurant business. She created, owns and operates a successful restaurant in the City; and
Christina, who graduated from SIU with a BS in Social Services. She is the director of a facility in Colorado whose focus is to enrich the lives of adults with behavior and physical disabilities. Yup, pretty amazing daughters.
Please contact me by texting or calling me at 630-913-4181.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me!