Mary was born in Houston, Texas. Two older brothers gave her a zest for the outdoors and a love of sports at an early age. Today she enjoys family activities; snow skiing, fishing and traveling. Collecting antiques has become a serious hobby over the last few years, where she has become most interested in china, along with American antiques and collectibles.
Family is an important part of Mary's life. Her Italian and Czech parents gave her an old-world appreciation of home and an active family unit. That was fortunate, because her husband is also involved in real estate, and their son, Shawn has recently graduated from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Shawn is now a Personal Banker with J.P. Morgan Chase. As you might imagine, Mary is a very proud and supportive Mom. A terribly spoiled Shih Tzu named Shadow rounds out the family.
Mary started her real estate career in Houston during 1976 and she continued in real estate after she moved to Austin in 1979. From the time she began in real estate she has been a full-time agent. Mary specializes in residential real estate, and is an accredited Corporate Relocation Specialist as well as being USAA Certified. She credits her success to a professional reputation among her peers, consistent communication during the sales process and aggressive client representation.
Mary is an active supporter of her profession and her community. At the Austin Board of Realtors, she served for several years on the Grievance Committee and is now serving on the Professional Standards Committee. As a member of the Austin Junior Forum she is part of a volunteer effort supporting women, children and the elderly in the Austin area. Mary also raises funds for the American Cancer Society, and she is on the Board of Directors for The Missy Project. The Missy Project is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of brain aneurysm disease and generating funds for research and individual screenings.
25+ Years in residential real estate
20+ Years as a relocation specialist
5 Years as a real estate training instructor
17 Years marketing Corporate-owned homes, REO/Foreclosures
Consultant to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University since 1998
Memberships and Designations
Certified Residential Specialist (C.R.S.) - A Designation held by less than 4% of agents Nationwide
Member of "The Dozen" - A National Real Estate Sales Award for Exceptional Performance
Member of the Realtors National Marketing Institute
Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (G.R.I.)
Cartus Certified Relocation Specialist
Senior Marketing Specialist for Corporate Properties
Certified Negotiation Specialist
Certified e-Marketing Specialist
Coldwell Banker Presidents Circle
Top Listings Closed - multiple years
Multi-Million Dollar Producer (1979-2009)
Multiple Awards for Top Office Listor
Multiple Awards for Top Office Producer
Consistently among the Top Agents in one of Austin's largest real estate firms
Mary has been active in the Austin area residential market for over 25 years. She represents banks, builders, investors, families, estates and third-party companies both as a listing agent and a buyer agent.
Mary doesn't focus on the price of a home, her priority is the person's needs. She has sold children their first home, parents their dream home in Austin's finest neighborhoods, and grandparents their retirement home. She is comfortable with new and pre-owned properties from single-family to fourplexes.
Over the years, she has sold properties in all parts of the Austin Metro area. The majority of her business has been in Austin, Cedar Park / Leander, Westlake / Eanes and Round Rock.
As both a Corporate Relocation Specialist and USAA certified, Mary appreciates and welcomes agent referrals! For those with commercial or development needs, Mary has an excellent network of agents in those areas, and will be happy to help.
Over 20 years experience in Austin, Texas real estate as a top listing agent, buyer agent and corporate relocation specialist. I stress consistent communication & tenacious representation.