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It was wonderful to work with Mary. She explained the process of the home sale. Then throughout the process, she kept me in the loop. She told me what I needed to hear, not necessarily what I wanted to hear, that benefited me in the long run. She was a great business partner and collaborator.— Brad S.
Mary represented buyers on one of my listings last year and I have nothing but good things to say about her as an agent and as a person. Her level of professionalism and knowledge is close to none. It was a pleasure to have her as my counter part in negotiations as I truly appreciate a fellow agent who works so hard for her clients and consistently exemplifies highest level of expertise. The European in me could not overlook her refine, eclectic interior designer eye and her suburb knowledge of great wines. I’m looking forward to closing many more deals with Mary in the future.— Kate B.
Mary is AMAZING ! She walked us through our first home-buyer experience with wisdom, prompt advice, and professionalism. We connected back last summer so we had already discussed our budget and ideal home characteristics, and we were ready to jump the right house popped up on the market. I'm sure our experiences were not common, but she knew the answer to every question we asked her. She treated us like her only clients when I know she has MANY. She makes the process seem efortless. We could not have gone through this experience with anyone else. We will 100% use Mary as a real estate agent again in the future and will sign praises to anyone else w...— Natalia B.
Mary brings in a lot of warmth in her dealings which makes it a lot more easier to work and has been of great help in educating us as a first time home buyer. Continues to support on various issues post closure and in turn becomes part of the family.— Rituparna B.
Mary is absolutely wonderful to work with. It’s like having a friend on the “inside” that is working for you. She really cares about her clients as well as the community and neighborhood she lives in. After having a horrible experience with a realtor, my husband and I had lost faith, then Mary came along. Mary is always on top of things, educates you along every step and helps us make the right decision through the buying process and even after closing. Mary becomes family through the whole process who one can trust blindly especially in the current market.— Utsav K.
If you are looking for a real estate agent that will work hard for you then look no further! Mary Hawley is our ROCK STAR!!! She is always prompt and very transparent with all our dealings as she explains the process of owning a home every step of the way from showing of the properties to making bids to funding and till closing of escrow! Thank you Mary for all your efforts in finding us our first home!— Steve T.
As a 1st time home buyer, I began my house hunting process in 2021 when the market was extremely competitive. Mary was the best realtor I worked with. She identified areas that would make me a stronger buyer. She worked tirelessly to find a lender that worked for my unique situation and made sure I had an under-written pre-approval prior to making an offer. Even though other buyers initially offered more than me, it was because of the strong buyer portfolio that Mary helped me achieve that I was able to counteroffer and get the house. She collaborated closely with the appraiser to ensure I received a fully funded loan. Even after purchasing the hous...— Nayana M.
Mary is an amazing real estate agent, here is why: I have been looking to work with a realtor for quite some time. I met with a few but I did not click with them. Mary was referred to me by a friend, and when I first met her I knew immediately she would be the one making my dream come true. She is very patient and kind. I had to work on a limited budget and she accommodated all my needs and wants in a home. She made the home buying processes very smooth and I felt like I did not do anything. She even recommended me to work with an amazing broker. The entire process was flawless and I could not be any happier. Mary is not only a real estate agent tha...— Rosene S.
We were first home buyers came to US in 2017 from Korea. We came to know Mary through Zillow website as she was a representative agent in our area. In a short word, she is a legendary, seasoned realtor specialized in Bay/SF areas who has comprehensive knowledge throughout the process of buying home as well as additional information such as home renovation, gardening, and even local community situations. We are truly lucky to know Mary that we bought our first home in Bay Area in an excellent location more importantly at a reasonable price. We appreciate the knowledge and experience that Mary leveraged to help us buy our new home. We wish Mary all th...— Woo S.
Mary is one of the best I've worked with. To start, she truly cares about her clients and this comes through in her everyday consistency in communication, time spent listening and asking questions to make sure she is able to meet your asks, her impeccable follow through, and even her willingness to teach and share insight along the way if you would like. Mary was my realtor when I lost my home in the fires of 2020. She reached out and kept in touch with me sharing support and resources even though I no longer had any house to sell. Recently she helped execute one of the most difficult sales ever on a small fixer upper cabin I wanted. Her strate...— Cindy F.
Five-stars almost seems inadequate when used to describe Mary Hawley as she consistently knocks any expectations you might have of a realtor, out of the park. My husband Nick and I met Mary in early summer 2019 when we were just beginning to consider selling our home to buy a bigger property and I was definitely a very nervous client. She tirelessly showed us a never-ending stream of houses that we insisted on seeing, walking us through all the pros and cons, all the while honing in her knowledge of us as buyers. Ultimately, we didn't move forward at that time due to Baby #2 deciding to make their presence known. Fast forward to late summer 2020...— Angi P.
If you want a realtor who is experienced, incredibly knowledgeable, and will (gracefully) fight for you as a client, then Mary Hawley is your best bet. My husband and I were first-time home buyers this past Fall (October/November 2020), when home prices started to see a big uptick. Mary helped us secure every home we wanted to view, and helped us to weigh out the pros and cons of each home and neighborhood based on the preferences we had. Oftentimes, she gave us the honest feedback we needed to hear, and she made sure we didn't "settle." We had a big decision to make when it came between choosing to make an offer on a home that needed some TLC, ver...— Tiana M.
Mary Hawley and I worked on my dream goal to purchase a home in Silicon Valley, which at first seemed impossible but Mary was the only person who kept my spirits and hopes high through every property that we saw and researched. She helped me see and stay focused on my vision, believe in what was possible and finally made it happen. I have been working with Mary for a year and we recently closed on a house that I could never imagine being the owner of, but with Mary's strategic thinking, expertise in the Silicon Valley real estate market and continued hard work and persistence this dream finally came true. Mary is a wealth of knowledge and she knows ...— Akansha S.
Last summer, it seemed like the time had come to move from our townhouse into a single-family home. My son was growing up and needed outdoor space to run around in. It was easy for me to conclude a move would be good, but my wife was a different story. She does not like change and was perfectly happy living where we were. I had several conversations with Mary about the situation, and she suggested that we all sit down together and talk it through. She wasn’t at all pushy, and gave my wife the confidence to consider a move. Looking at homes with Mary was always fun. We all talked and laughed and enjoyed the process. But when we entered a home, it was...— Viktor P.
I meet Mary Hawley, while she was working an Open House and I was out looking for potential new home. I wasn’t in a hurry to move, and if I moved, it was because I found the perfect home and it met everything on my ‘wish list’. I gave Mary my wish list when we met for coffee. I liked how she asked me lots of questions to get to know me better. After all, the more she understood what I was looking for and what I could afford, the more productive we would be looking for potential homes. Mary is also a designer, so she was able to provide ideas of what can be done to make a potential home my dream home. When we did find the home that met everything on ...— Bernice T.
A few months ago, my husband and I decided that we needed to move to an area that had better schools as our son was nearing that age. We loved our current home, and we contemplated private schools (our assigned schools were as bad as they get though we lived in the heart of Silicon Valley). We started searching and within a few homes, Mary understood exactly what would make us happy though we still were not convinced we should move. One day, Mary suggested that we look in a completely different city than we had focused on up to that point. We knew nothing of this city, Belmont, but it had amazing schools. The first house we looked at with her was pe...— Belmont L.
Mary Hawley was recommended to me as an experienced real estate professional. From our first meeting, it was clear that she had what it would take to sell our mother's house. She came to that first meeting, already well informed about the neighborhood and recent, comparable sales. She was informed and knowledgeable about what steps we might take to maximize the home’s value in the marketplace. Our goal was to sell the house quickly. She understood the market and explained viable options as to how to get the house sold. She immediately engaged her network of professionals to make that happen for us. From the very beginning, Mary had answers and solut...— Bill S.
Five stars are not enough for Mary Hawley. She was simply amazing. Not only does she have an incredibly extensive knowledge of every aspect of the real estate business, but she's also an absolutely delightful person--a great listener who genuinely cares about your needs. She held our hand through every step of the process--strategizing on an initial offer, leading us through the subsequent negotiations, explaining the various financing/insurance options and helping pick the best for us, facilitating all of the inspections, spending hours and hours explaining the various disclosures--she even drove an hour out of her way to pick me up at the airport ...— Will & Olivia
My wife and I were looking for our perfect home in early 2019. We met a lot of real estate agents during our search but never just clicked with anyone. We were looking for someone that would help us find our first home. When we first met Mary, we were really impressed by how quickly she understood our criteria, how approachable and knowledgeable she was. She curated the top houses that met our criteria and worked with our busy schedule to show us the houses. Mary’s years of industry experience really shows when you meet her. With in two months, we were able seal the deal on a place we loved. Mary’s negotiation expertises really showed in a multiple ...— Navpreet K.
Mary was fantastic to work with. Highly responsive, great guidance for a first time home buyer, and a pleasure to work with. She also went above and beyond to recommend high quality people to help us do work on the apartment. I'd highly recommend working with her.— Jacob J.
We had the pleasure of working with Mary in selling our home recently. She was a treat to work with, listening very carefully to what our needs were, She was also very patient with all our questions and concerns, being first time home sellers. She comes with immense knowledge about the Bay Area Market. She was very accessible.— Kripa B
Without Mary we never would have found our dream home! Prior to working together, my husband and I had a very challenging time as first time home-owners, but after joining forces with Mary we knew immediately we were in the best hands possible. She listened to what we wanted, encouraged us to be open minded, and was by our side throughout the entire process. Not only that, but Mary was so knowledgeable about ins-and-outs of the market that we felt confident when going up against other competitive offers. She was on "our team", communicative, and supportive. Years later we still keep in touch and would absolutely work with her and her expertise again!— Liz and John C.
We are pleased to give our highest recommendation to our real estate agent, Mary Hawley. She is highly qualified, friendly, kind and intelligent and has years of professional experience and knowledge. Mary sold our home quickly and before it hit the market because of her knowledge and contacts. She assisted us through the whole process and documentation which helped us tremendously.— Maureen B.
I HIGHLY recommend working with Mary! I am so grateful to have purchased my first home in San Francisco with her. She is extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of real estate and was always genuine, honest, and looking out for my best interests. Mary was always available and welcoming in answering my many, many questions and very responsive throughout the entire process. I was intimidated of buying my first home but she made the whole process an effortless experience. Thank you so much Mary!— Amanda A.
Combining her myriad real estate certifications with her well rounded, yet diverse, education, she understands today’s evolving transaction intricacies that can be easily overlooked.