We can’t say enough about how wonderful a realtor Mary Lawson is! We have worked with Mary three times over 10 years for both buying and selling our homes, and each time she has worked tirelessly and patiently to help us make the best decisions for our family. When we were buying homes, she was always available, responsive, and knowledgeable which was critical our success in a competitive housing market. For selling our home, she knew we were in a rush to get our home on the market quickly, yet it needed a lot of work. She helped accelerate the process by helping us find reliable (and reasonably priced) painters, flooring and tiles services, landscapers that greatly enhanced the value and curb appeal of our home. She paid attention to the details as well, going above and beyond by helping us locate fixtures, pick out counter slabs and tiles, and deciding on little touch ups that made a big difference in how the home presented. From start to finish, she turned what could have been three-month remodeling project into a 6-week process! Our home came out on the market on schedule and sold in a week which we were very happy with. She saved us time by coordinating the entire process for us and making a complex process easy! Perhaps the most important thing about Mary is that she does all of this with an authentic cheeriness, good humor, and smile that makes working with her a joy. We can’t recommend Mary highly enough!
Mary helped us purchase our home in 2014 in the height of multiple offers and bidding wars. While we had been in the bay area a while, she was hugely helpful in educating us on mid peninsula neighborhoods, often taking time to open house with us.
When it was time to sell the home in 2020 due to an out of state move, Mary was truly invaluable to the process. We were able to leave the keys with her and she prepped the house for sale and handled all of the logistics. We listed the house in the midst of COVID's shelter in place and not only did it sell, but over asking with multiple offers. To me, this speaks to Mary's ability to price correctly and adapt to an ever changing situation of regulations. The sale process was handled in that I felt involved, but not in the minutiae. Mary has my forever recommendation as a great agent.
Mary has earned my highest recommendation as a Realtor for the professional service and her ability to stay on top of every aspect of the transaction. She has an incredibly dynamic personality for a realtor and it was a joy to work with her. I was initially very nervous about selling my family home after more than 48 years in my neighborhood, but after our initial consultation, I felt that Mary listened more than she spoke and she was able to allay all of my fears and concerns about selling my home, never having sold a house alone before.
Her follow-through and commitment to detail kept me assured that she was on top of everything and I was amazed at how quickly she prepared my home for sale. Mary provided contacts and referrals for every aspect of the selling process and subsequently sold my home within less than a week. She is always upbeat.
She always has a smile on her face, she has such high energy and laid out our next steps in a precise and easy to understand manner.
I consider Mary to be more friend and I cannot express enough how much I appreciate her service, attitude and dedication.
Carleen S. Trares
Mary Lawson was our real estate hero in both the sale of our San Francisco condo and the purchase of our Peninsula home. When we decided to list our SF condo I was pregnant with our first baby. Mary helped us empty and stage our condo to have it ready for showing, actually offering to personally pack up our belongings, while still being sensitive to the fact that we were living in our condo during this process. She is extremely helpful and hands on, bringing in some of her own personal decorations to help our condo look its best. Mary spared no expense getting our listing in front of potential buyers. She made an incredible video, using a drone to capture an ariel view of our neighborhood and the beautiful San Francisco skyline, and beautiful property handouts for our open houses and broker's tour. In about a week and a half we had 3 competitive offers that exceeded our expectations and met all of our personal needs.
When it came time to purchase a new home, Mary continued to advocate for us and work hard to find us the best opportunity in this competitive market. She was honest with us and managed our expectations without making us sacrifice what was important to us and while always respecting our budget. She was as invested in our house hunt as we were and she helped us find a beautiful home while we were nine months pregnant. She turned a potentially stressful task into a total success.
Mary takes her job very seriously and works tirelessly to get results. She made herself available to us at any time, even calling me back while she was attending a wedding. Mary is extremely professional and well connected in every aspect of the housing market. It was obvious to us that she is well respected and trusted in her profession. She was an invaluable resource for us.
If you are looking for a real estate agent to represent you in the sale or purchase of a property, we highly recommend Mary Lawson. No one will work harder on your behalf or personally invest more time and energy to meet your real estate needs. We are so lucky to have had Mary as our agent and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy real estate.
A few late but sincere words long after the successful conclusion of a harrowing exchange journey together.
I think the reasons we prevailed despite making a contingency offer in a blistering market - and the reasons that we are so happy with our ultimate purchase - have a lot to do with your equilibrium in approaching your profession.
There was that moment I mentioned to you when we sized each other up. You had all the offering documents prepared (mounds of them!), and I knew that the market was too hot to be expecting success with a contingency offer. You were absolutely willing to walk away from the offer if that was what I wanted. I decided that I’d regret not trying for such a great little property, and tested back to take a measure of your willingness to hang in.
Boy did you - with communication skills that proved to be both reassuring and gracious for all - including the seller and their broker. For a bumpy road, ours was a remarkably smooth experience. I’m quite certain that you bring the same professionalism and surefootedness to each of your transactions, and I plan to recommend you anytime I can, with great appreciation and enthusiasm.
I asked Mary Lawson to market my home in Menlo Park. She did a fantastic job: sold the house very quickly and received several offers that were well above the list price!
Mary is a wonderful person who is very easy to work with. After our initial conversation regarding putting my home on the market, I was convinced that she was the Realtor I needed. Mary was sensitive to my needs, was always on time and was professional in every way. She has excellent taste and worked with a professional stager who transformed my humble home into a palace!
I know other Realtors and have worked with a number of them over years. I chose Mary because I knew she was already successful, ethical and experienced. Her follow through was impressive , whether dealing with the reams of documents for the transaction or managing the service providers used to prepare my home for the market. Her group has an impressive list of contractors, landscapers, painters and such who did beautiful, expedient work and had my house looking fabulous within two weeks!
Because of Mary’s knowledge of the marketplace, her far reaching marketing plan, her hard work and cost effective service providers, I received three generous offers! The Sale price was way more than I hoped for, and the process was wonderful, pleasant, exciting and painless!