Testimonials

Learn more on what our clients say about us.

Kripa B

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.

Jacob J.

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.

Brad S.

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.

Kate B.

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.

Natalia 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 who is looking for home. Choose MARY HAWLEY !

Rituparna 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.

Utsav K.

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.

Steve T.

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!

Nayana M.

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 house, she continues to check-in on me and helps with any questions I have. Mary is attentive and goes to bat for her clients and is someone I will continue to work with in the future. Thank you Mary for helping me buy my 1st home!

Rosene S.

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 that you rely on during the purchasing process, she is a great resource to have. I have been asking her many questions about remodeling, recommendations, and rental possibilities. She is your go to supper woman. I can't recommend her enough.

Woo 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 the best for her future business.

Cindy F.

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 strategy, professionalism, thought partnership, and commitment to see me get the best possible deal while making the smartest decisions was outstanding. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a realtor, you would be in fabulous hands y…

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 strategy, professionalism, thought partnership, and commitment to see me get the best possible deal while making the smartest decisions was outstanding. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a realtor, you would be in fabulous hands you can trust.

Angi P.

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 and we were ready to sell and find a home that better suited our needs. Naturally our first call was to Mary. She very quickly put the wheels in motion and we were off to the races. From her extensive network (landscape gardeners, surveyor…

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 and we were ready to sell and find a home that better suited our needs. Naturally our first call was to Mary. She very quickly put the wheels in motion and we were off to the races. From her extensive network (landscape gardeners, surveyors, painters, cleaners; you name it, Mary knows someone), to her wealth of knowledge garnered over years of experience, Mary will have (and will fight for) your best interests as a client. We had multiple offers within 3 weeks and Mary helped facilitate a smooth transaction. Instead of making it a purely clinical experience, Mary's empathy and compassion truly came through in the end when she very kindly helped us emotionally move on from what had been our home for the best part of a decade. So, of course when it came to buying our next home, we reached back out to Mary. Covid has made things so much harder, but Mary efficiently helped us secure viewings to all the properties that we were interested in. As luck would have it, we very soon found a home that we fell in love with and wanted to move to make an offer. Mary carried out her due diligence, researching recently sold comparable homes and coming up with a fair offer price. Mary came through once again, connecting us with a few mortgage brokers and hand-holding us through the process, answering what feels like a million questions. Ultimately, if you're looking for a realtor who truly knows the market, is well connected, honest and reliable, stop looking right now and give Mary a call. She goes above and beyond as a realtor and we couldn't imagine working with anyone else going forward for any of our real-estate needs.

Tiana M.

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, versus waiting to put an offer on a turnkey property (which had an offer date a week out). She gave us the confidence to take the leap on the home that required some work, but was in a wonderful neighborhood. As Mary says, "You can change your ho…

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, versus waiting to put an offer on a turnkey property (which had an offer date a week out). She gave us the confidence to take the leap on the home that required some work, but was in a wonderful neighborhood. As Mary says, "You can change your house all you want, but you can't change your neighborhood!" Once we made that decision, she provided us with the resources we needed to begin remodeling. Holding our hand through the buying process is a basic duty of a good realtor. But Mary is not "just a good realtor." She's an exceptional realtor! From negotiating seller credits to making sure our lender kept good on their promises; from walking us through the forms to ensure our understanding, to providing us with some of her trusted vendors to help us get started on fixing our house, she did it ALL! Two months later, and we still look to Mary for advice. She didn't close the line of communication when escrow closed. And the cherry on top is that she has a degree in Interior Design, so she is well-versed (and has a naturally keen eye) to home design and aesthetics. We are so thankful we found her. Fun fact: the area we moved to has gone up so much in price, that if we hadn't taken the leap to buy our home, we probably would have been priced out! The home we would have waited to put that offer on ended up closing for more than we would have been able to afford. We probably wouldn't have purchased this home had we used another realtor.

Akansha S.

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 the right people and contacts in this industry. She went above and beyond her way to stay in contact, answer any and all questions and always made my offer a priority. We saw the property that I wanted and Mary worked extremely hard to conduct…

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 the right people and contacts in this industry. She went above and beyond her way to stay in contact, answer any and all questions and always made my offer a priority. We saw the property that I wanted and Mary worked extremely hard to conduct the appropriate market research so that I didn't overpay, she very strategically and tactfully negotiated on my behalf with the seller and their agent so that I could get a quick response and decision and bought the house at its fair market value. Mary helped negotiate the best deal for my first purchase and has been there for me every step of the way. In spite of closing on the house, Mary has is still helping me with great recommendations and contacts to get work done in my new home and work on future remodeling ideas. I highly recommend Mary Hawley and The Rose Group team, they are a very knowledgeable and helpful team. They truly have a good pulse on this market and bring years of expertise in negotiating the best real estate deals. Being in Silicon Valley, they truly understand the sense of urgency of the Bay Area housing market, its demands, the constant bidding wars that clients face here, and how fast things must move to get a competitive advantage for their customers. I highly recommend working with Mary as your realtor, whether you are buying or selling property.

Viktor P.

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 definitely business. Mary pointed out things that we would have missed. As we gained more confidence in her skill, we allowed her to show us homes we would never have considered on our own. That is when things changed, and we found the right …

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 definitely business. Mary pointed out things that we would have missed. As we gained more confidence in her skill, we allowed her to show us homes we would never have considered on our own. That is when things changed, and we found the right house. But it was the sale of our current home that was impressive. We had severe damage to our kitchen cabinets and our walls needed special paint. She stepped in, told us what she felt needed to be done, gave us contacts to do the work, and stopped in regularly to assess the process. She even helped us pack up the clutter. She staged the house and got it on the market – all renovations, paint, packing, staging – in just two weeks. Fourteen days after it hit the market, it was sold and the transaction closed without a hitch. No hitch is important to note, as we purchased a new home with a contingency that required the sale of our current home. That is not an easy deal to get in Silicon Valley. She negotiated it, and smoothly closed both transactions so that we moved directly into our new home. I don’t think too many realtors have the skills to so that. If you want to relax and believe in your realtor, you would be very happy with Mary Hawley.

Bernice T.

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 my checklist, Mary also provided design and remodeling ideas, that were within my budget. The good news was, we found the perfect home. It just needed some changes to update the look, like hardwood floors, canned lights and a fresh coat of pai…

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 my checklist, Mary also provided design and remodeling ideas, that were within my budget. The good news was, we found the perfect home. It just needed some changes to update the look, like hardwood floors, canned lights and a fresh coat of paint. The bad news was, it was during the most business time of year for my ‘day job’. Mary could see that I was a bit overwhelmed and had no time to coordinate the remodeling efforts due to my job requirements, let alone find time to pack and move. Mary stepped in and went beyond expectations. She would call/coordinate the vendor/contractors for me. Thanks to Mary’s expertise and project management skills, the enhancements were made to the home and I was able to move in right on schedule. If you are looking for a realtor who not only knows the area, and also as an eye for design, I highly recommend Mary Hawley. Mary listens to what you want. She will not waste your time. And your relationship with Mary will go beyond the signing of the contracts. She will make sure you are moved in and loving your new home.

Belmont L.

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 perfect – it was the one we had been looking for all this time. Not only were the schools the best, but it was actually a much better commute for both myself and my husband. And the home ... it was everything we had wanted along with a few thing…

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 perfect – it was the one we had been looking for all this time. Not only were the schools the best, but it was actually a much better commute for both myself and my husband. And the home ... it was everything we had wanted along with a few things we didn’t even know we could get. Fast forward, we cannot believe how fortunate this move has been for us. Comparing our previous home that we loved to our new home – no comparison. We had no idea how lovely it would be to live in such a peaceful place, and our new home works so much better for our family. Mary had to push us out of our comfort zone, especially in preparing our previous home for sale. Though she was patient she held us to the path, and we are so thankful. All went as smoothly as you could hope for. She was more than a realtor for us – she was an educator, encourager, leader, and is now a trusted friend.

Bill S.

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 solutions for all the obvious and the unexpected issues that came up. Appraisals, home inspections, selecting a title company, help with numerous little details. Should we remove the carpet and expose the hardwood floor? Should we stage the house? …

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 solutions for all the obvious and the unexpected issues that came up. Appraisals, home inspections, selecting a title company, help with numerous little details. Should we remove the carpet and expose the hardwood floor? Should we stage the house? Repaint? Should we renovate or add a bath or another bedroom? In the end, Mary helps us clarify our goals and provided the advice and assistance to simply get the house sold with minimum expense. The house sold and closed within the first month after listing on MLS. Then Mary helped us empty the house, even facilitating friends and family to access the house and remove desired items, and connected us to the labor to remove unwanted items. I would not hesitate to use her again and recommend her to my friends and family.

Will & Olivia

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 for an inspection and then dropped me back off when we were done--I told her I could easily take an Uber, but she wouldn't hear of it--classic Mary. Basically, she took what could have been a very stressful process and turned into a breeze. An…

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 for an inspection and then dropped me back off when we were done--I told her I could easily take an Uber, but she wouldn't hear of it--classic Mary. Basically, she took what could have been a very stressful process and turned into a breeze. And even now, seven months after closing escrow and getting the keys to our dream home, she's still holding our hands and helping advise us with anything that pops up, however big or small. In short, we don't know what we would have done without Mary. We would work with her again in a heartbeat. And we can't recommend her highly enough.

Navpreet K.

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 counter battle where we emerged out winning the offer on the house within our budget. Mary did not only helped us through our home search but supported us even after the purchase. She would regularly check in on us, and connect us to her massi…

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 counter battle where we emerged out winning the offer on the house within our budget. Mary did not only helped us through our home search but supported us even after the purchase. She would regularly check in on us, and connect us to her massive network of professionals when we needed help with home improvement projects. I would highly recommend Mary because she is hard working, dedicated, and really cares about her clients.

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