A little about me and how I got to Sacramento. 

I took my first real estate class in 1994, simply because I wanted to educate myself before I bought my very first home.   I bought a condo in San Bruno and continued along in my career as a Customer Service Representative at San Francisco Airport. However,   I had truly enjoyed the real estate class and now I knew that one day I would change careers. 

As a whitewater rafting enthusiast, I spent more than a few weekends a year driving to or through the Sacramento area to raft various rivers.  One day while driving home, I decided to check out one of the signs along Highway 50 that read, “American River Parkway,” and ended up in Goethe Park, (now Riverbend Park).  

Well, that’s what did it. I had just discovered ‘The Jewel of Sacramento’ and in 2003 I relocated and bought a “fixer-upper” in Rancho Cordova…....right along the American River Parkway! 

I'm a dog mom, and Cassidy and I can't get enough of the trails and the river which are so close to our backyard. You know what they say; location, location, location.  If you enjoy the out of doors, I think the Sacramento area is hard to beat. 
When the time came to start my second career, I did my research, and chose to work with LYON. I’m very happy to still be in customer service, yet not working with 100-500 people all at once. (Did you know a 747 holds over 500 passengers? None of whom want to sit in a middle seat.)

Now, house-hunting for and with clients is one of my favorite things to do.   

If you are thinking of buying or selling, I would love to help you in your quest.  Give me a call and put me to work for you. 

  • 741 36th Street
    Active

    $1,148,000

    741 36th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    • 4 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 2,891 SqFt

    MLS 18009468 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Fair Oaks MetroList

  • 4051 Prospector Road
    Active

    $1,000,000

    4051 Prospector Road
    Loomis, CA 95650
    • 4 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 2,828 SqFt

    MLS 18011988 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Fair Oaks MetroList

  • 8671 Equus Lane
    Active

    $998,000

    8671 Equus Lane
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
    • 5 Beds
    • 5 Baths
    • 3,788 SqFt

    MLS 18029708 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Fair Oaks MetroList

  • 5850 Brace Road
    Active

    $939,000

    5850 Brace Road
    Loomis, CA 95650
    • 5 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 4,018 SqFt

    MLS 18013916 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Fair Oaks MetroList

  • 4321 Hale Ranch Lane
    Pending, Accepting Offers

    $898,000

    4321 Hale Ranch Lane
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
    • 4 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 3,936 SqFt

    MLS 18027668 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Fair Oaks MetroList

  • 11508 Gold Tunnel Court
    Active

    $835,000

    11508 Gold Tunnel Court
    Gold River, CA 95670
    • 4 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 3,180 SqFt

    MLS 18031637 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Fair Oaks MetroList

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Satisfaction
98%
Recommendation
100%
Performance
100%

I was not the easiest client to work for and her suggestions and patience with me worked all in my favor. I highly recommend Mary and Lyons, they both stand for values I live by integrity and trustworthiness. Thank you Mary!


—Ricardo G. Arizona Bound!
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I highly recommend Mary. She was responsive and her attention to detail made my transaction go as smoothly as it could with some external challenges we faced.


—Sandra Phillips, Carmichael, ca
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Mary is unvarnished, sincere, honest, and extremely responsive -- precisely the right mix for any business.


—W Busch, Philadelphia, PA
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I have had many dealings with real estate agents in my life, and thankfully most have been good. This ranks as the best overall... she made a plan with me, executed the plan as we agreed, really impressed me with her staging (not just furnishings, but maps and charts displayed for the clients) and kept me informed when things were both on track and off. Her advice before listing was invaluable. This was textbook!


—Greg Ball Rancho Cordova
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I first met Mary at one of her open houses several years ago and I was very impressed by her creativity in presenting and marketing this particular home which was located near the American River in Rancho Cordova. I also own a home in this area and decided that if and when I would be putting my home up for sale, I would definitely hire her as my agent. Long story short, as it turns out I needed to buy my home in Citrus Heights first and naturally, I asked Mary to represent me. Needless to say, when I put my current home on the market in the next several months, I will ask her to work with me again.


—Elke Guenter, Rancho Cordova
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Mary went above and beyond in our transaction on many levels. In one instance, the title company was not going to insure an off-property easement. She researched records, got to the bottom of it, and because of the information she provided the title company, it ended up insuring the off-property easement (in addition to the main home). Mary did not have to do that, but I was grateful she did (without me even asking her to) and her actions eased my mind a lot. From first meeting Mary, I was very impressed with how knowledgeable she was, and how she paid attention to details that were important to me! Mary was excellent on all levels, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat to represent others in their real estate transactions.


—Laura McHugh, Sacramento
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Mary is a very hard worker and did more than expected of a real estate agent .


—Clarence Kennedy Rancho Cordova CA
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Additional Testimonials

I cannot express my deepest appreciation of the job Mary did for us. She was outstanding in all aspects in helping us. She helped us in the remodel aspect and her communication & knowledge of the Real Estate market helped us sell our property with very little effort on our part. We will always remember our wonderful experience & will be glad to recommend her to others.


—Tom

We have a wonderful relationship with Mary. She sold my Dad's house for us, spent hours showing us homes for sale, and will sell our home for us. She has been great....a friend.


—Cathy

What can I say about Mary? I cannot tell you how very fortunate we were to have talked with Mary and made the decision she was the person we'd like to work with to get this house sold. We've bought and sold 4 homes over the years and we've never met a Realtor who was literally willing to do anything which needed doing to help sell the house. We cannot imagine what we would have done with the issues that popped up about the house if it hadn't been for Mary. We owe her more than the commission she made, for sure. I don't think there are many Realtors who would have done what Mary did for us. She went way above what anyone could conceivably expect from a Realtor. We love her! Mary was nothing but a pleasure to work with, someone I would heartily recommend to anyone looking for a Realtor in the Sacramento area.


—Kathi

Mary is a very hard worker and did more than expected of a real estate agent .


—Clarence

Mary went above and beyond in our transaction on many levels. In one instance, the title company was not going to insure an off-property easement. She researched records, got to the bottom of it, and because of the information she provided the title company, it ended up insuring the off-property easement (in addition to the main home). Mary did not have to do that, but I was grateful she did (without me even asking her to) and her actions eased my mind a lot. From first meeting Mary, I was very impressed with how knowledgeable she was, and how she paid attention to details that were important to me! Mary was excellent on all levels, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat to represent others in their real estate transactions.


—Laura
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We were so happy and grateful to have you as our agent during this process -- you set the bar pretty high.


—Chris
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A little about me and how I got to Sacramento. 

I took my first real estate class in 1994, simply because I wanted to educate myself before I bought my very first home.   I bought a condo in San Bruno and continued along in my career as a Customer Service Representative at San Francisco Airport. However,   I had truly enjoyed the real estate class and now I knew that one day I would change careers. 

As a whitewater rafting enthusiast, I spent more than a few weekends a year driving to or through the Sacramento area to raft various rivers.  One day while driving home, I decided to check out one of the signs along Highway 50 that read, “American River Parkway,” and ended up in Goethe Park, (now Riverbend Park).  

Well, that’s what did it. I had just discovered ‘The Jewel of Sacramento’ and in 2003 I relocated and bought a “fixer-upper” in Rancho Cordova…....right along the American River Parkway! 

I'm a dog mom, and Cassidy and I can't get enough of the trails and the river which are so close to our backyard. You know what they say; location, location, location.  If you enjoy the out of doors, I think the Sacramento area is hard to beat. 
When the time came to start my second career, I did my research, and chose to work with LYON. I’m very happy to still be in customer service, yet not working with 100-500 people all at once. (Did you know a 747 holds over 500 passengers? None of whom want to sit in a middle seat.)

Now, house-hunting for and with clients is one of my favorite things to do.   

If you are thinking of buying or selling, I would love to help you in your quest.  Give me a call and put me to work for you.