My husband and I started looking for homes in the Cullowhee and Sylva areas. We had to do all the work of finding homes to look at. Mary never followed us through the homes we looked at so she didn't hear the comments we were making about the houses. Mary never asked us what we were looking for in a house and she never offered to show us anything. We always brought a list of homes to her to look at.
Mary kept telling us that she isn't pushy but we felt she was. At every home we looked at Mary said, "What would you like to bid? This home is going to go fast." even when we clearly stated, "this home will not work for us" She also repeatedly stated, "this home is unique and at a great price. You won't find another home like this in this price range" This was the first lie she told us.
We did almost purchase a house but walked away due to the lack of answers to our questions. We asked the same questions three times (each on different days) and still had no answers. While we were walking away Mary still pleaded to us to continue with the purchase saying, "the bank says you can afford the house" and "you have to live with your wife, what is she going to feel not getting this house?" Mary did this for TWO HOURS before she realized we were serious about walking away. In addition we felt Mary wasn't 'working' for us but rather the seller as the seller had previously listed their house with Mary.
We have since obtained a different realtor and we couldn't be happier. Our current realtor never made us sign an agreement saying we will stay with the same realtor for a set period of time. Mary stated, "I have to have this agreement signed otherwise I can get in trouble with the state." Our current realtor said this is a lie as our current realtor has never had such agreements with anyone.
Also after talking to our current realtor about the homes we were previously interested in the realtor freely spoke about the homes in much more detail. We now know why we never go answers to our questions; Mary knew we would have walked away from the sale had we known the truth about how old everything was in the house as well as how extensive a mold/mildew/water drainage issue the house had.
We would recommend you to NOT use Mary Johnson as a realtor. She is pushy and does shady business.… MoreLess