Testimonials

Rhonda H.

Originally from Southern California, my husband and I came to Seattle for a job interview for me while we were we here thought it would be smart to at least tour the area and get a feel for it. We instantly fell in love, and decided that whether I got the job or not, we were moving here. Mara was recommended by a local friend, and we called her asking if she would be willing to show us around the neighborhoods and maybe a few homes being from out of state, we knew nothing of the area. Mara was super quick to get back to us, asking all the right questions, and getting a solid feel for who we were and what our tastes and style was. She started emailing us listings, and right away we could tell she got us. She put together an extensive tour, showing us all the areas of interest, as well as an amazing selection of homes. The very first home she showed us wasn't even on our list, but she thought we would love the area and the opportunity for this quaint beach bungalow. She was so right. After looking at 10+ houses in a day, we kept going back to the first n our mind. A week later, she emailed us that the price had been reduced and we immediately jumped on it. In less than 8 weeks, our escrow was closed, we packed up and are now living in this beautiful little bungalow, with views to die for. And we would have never found it if Mara hadn't taken the time to get to know us, and show us this special place. Additionally, when we moved in, she met us with the keys and went above and beyond to help us with a heating issue that day (even her husband stepped in to help)! Amazing customer service! Real, down to earth, professional, honest, kind. We could go on and on about our experience with Mara. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the Seattle area. You will definitely be in the best of hands!

Buyer | Seller

I’ve had the pleasure of working with several fantastic Seattle real estate agents over the past few years with some personal property purchases and investments. Mara was recently recommended to me as an agent in West Seattle to assist in finding my family a new home that met all of our needs. I was immediately impressed with her vast knowledge of not only the current market but her insight to the intimate little details of the differing West Seattle neighborhoods. What impressed me the most about Mara, was her tenacity and her attention to detail. As her client, she treated us like we were her top priority! Not only did she find us the perfect listing, but she worked very closely with us to strategically develop our best offer to beat out the competition and ensure we secured the home of our dreams. Our home purchasing experience with Mara was so exceptional, that we insisted she work with us to sell our previous property. As a selling agent, her attention to detail really shined. Everything from the listing, to the staging and photography, and even a creatively done drone video, were so above and beyond our expectations, that it was really no surprise when she sold our home in a matter of days over the asking price. I highly recommend giving Mara a call if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home!

Buyer | Seller

I both sold and purchased a house with Mara in 2006. Mara went out of her way to make sure the process was fast and easy and that was great. She personally did some minor repairs to my condo to help get it sold. She also deducted $500.00 from her cost becuase I was unhappy with a charge that came up in escrow. However, I don't think that she gave me the best advice and that ended up making my very unhappy in the end. Upon her advice, I did not have my own inspection of the property that I bought. It had been inspected by the person that almost bought it before me and we used the info on that. Well, it turned out that was the worst decision that I ever made. The house wasn't even insulated and the furnace was broken. It was terrible. I was 23 when I purchased it so I really did not know what I was doing. I felt kind of like she did not care what I got as long as she got the commission. If it wasn't that, then Mara is just not very experienced. Either way, I would never use her again.

Jayne L.

I can't say enough Wonderful things about Mara! I was very nervous and overwhelmed to buy my first home. I felt like this was a feat that I would never be able to accomplish. Thank goodness I had Mara to guide me through the process and calm my nerves along the way. She was patient, kind, and thorough when answering all my questions. She was also reassuring when I needed it. Mara went above and beyond to make sure that my husband and I (who didn't have a car at the time we were looking for homes) never missed a tour by picking us up and driving us all over Seattle. When it came time to close on the house, Mara went worked tirelessly to make sure we could close on our dream home. She is an amazing negotiator and will fight tooth and nail for her clients to get the best deal. Not only did we find our dream home with Mara we found a wonderful friend in her as well. Thank you, Mara!

J.D. Gates

Mara is absolutely wonderful. She is the best agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I have used many agents over the years and after I worked with Mara the first time I realized that I had found my ideal agent. She went above and beyond the levels of service that I have ever received before. I really appreciated the fact that she always kept her word and also followed through with the small details. I consider Mara to be extremely detailed oriented, motivated and very savvy in her profession. It was a low stress process that went smooth and moved along quickly and efficiently. I felt like Mara always knew what was the right move was at the right time. I have a high level of respect for professionals like Mara who seem to excel and exceed my expectations.

Buyer | Seller

Where do I start? Mara is hands down the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. Need to see a property at the last minute? No problem! You're out of town and need a FaceTime tour? No problem! Need to have three contractors look at the property you don't own yet to provide bids? No problem - Mara will meet you there for every single appointment! She explained parts of the offer and negotiation process that I wasn't familiar with and was very knowledgeable about the whole process overall. She's been in real estate in West Seattle for 20 years so she knows the market well. Do yourself a favor - if you're looking to buy or sell your home, call Mara!

Buyer | Seller

Mara is a class act. My husband and I visited an open house in Kenmore looking at townhouses when we met Mara who was the agent onsite. After touring the townhouse with her, we knew we have found the perfect home in a perfect location. Anytime when making a big financial decision and purchase, it can be very stressful. Mara made the whole buying process seamless. She is very helpful, professional, and knowledgeable. She is smart and nothing gets by her and that's what we love so much about her. We love our townhouse and couldn't be any happier. I will definitely refer Mara to anyone and everyone. First class service all the way with Mara.

Seller

Mara was very knowledgeable with regards to both the market and the condition of some of the houses. Mara was able to point out current flaws and potential future flaws that could of cost us serious money or affected re-sale. Mara put us in a wonderful house and was great when it came to making sure we got the inspection items we wanted taken care off, implemented by the seller. Aside from finding us a great house Mara priced our old house perfectly. We sold in a matter of days and had a very smooth closing with the buyers. Throughout the process I felt I could implicitly trust Mara to look out for me. And that is exactly what Mara did.

Danielle L.

We recently bought a new home and sold our existing house through with Mara as our agent. We were more than satisfied with the process and will always do business with Mara. The house we just purchased is our dream home and has been life-changing on many levels. Mara executed the offer, price negotiations, and other steps of the home buying process with precision. She knows her business very well and works very hard to answer questions quickly and accurately. She also went above and beyond to help us with details that were not part of her job description. She is a great person and great at real estate. I would recommend her any day!

Buyer

After calling my local Windermere office to inquire about a house I was interested in seeing Mara called me and the grand adventure began. We looked at more than 25 houses over the span of a few months and I put in offers on a number of occasions. She was patient and willing to go look at different houses in my price range. Mara understood looking at houses that needed a bit of fixing up and had creative ideas about what could be done to them in addition to my thoughts. From putting in offers, to having to negotiate to "rent" my house until the owners could come to the table, to closing the deal, Mara was there to help and explain!

Work With Me

Mara is one of few that can say that she really loves her job. It is her priority to learn and stay up-to-date in all the changing trends in the real estate market. Obtaining optional designations is one of many ways that she differentiate herself from other agents.
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