Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.425M in San Rafael, CA.
Mary Thomson and her team did a great job in helping us find our new home in Marin County. She knows the ins-and-outs of the home buying process cold, but more important, she took the time to understand what we were looking for, which was not an easy task, since we were relocating from the East Coast, where the housing market is very different. Mary and her team were always responsive, and kept up with our steady email stream of questions and concerns. And when it came time to negotiate the price on our new property, we’re convinced Mary’s advice helped save us thousands of dollars. We’re very pleased to recommend Mary for her professionalism, her thoughtfulness, and her knowledge of the Marin housing market. She was a joy to work with!
We were referred to Mary by two different friends who recently bought homes in Mill Valley. They had only good things to say and we chose Mary after speaking with her and a couple of other agents. In short we would recommend Mary and the entire team without hesitation. They listened, understood what was important to us, and were helpful in all areas. They were patient, efficient, and extremely responsive to any questions. They know the towns, neighborhoods and market. I would say that they are more savvy than the typical realtor. Perhaps most importantly, we went to a couple of open houses by ourselves and the selling brokers were very clear that they would be happy to work the Mary and Diane team. We had not thought of that factor, but the reaction of the selling brokers made us realize how important it is in a competitive market with multiple offers.
In the end, we had a very targeted search that was efficient and ended up with us getting a home that we are very happy with on only our second bid. I cannot say enough good things about Mary and Diane. I would recommend them highly and have suggested them to many friends that are in the market.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.625M in Mill Valley, CA.
The Mary & Diane team were exactly what we needed when looking to buy our first place in Mill Valley. They were just as candid and helpful guiding us through what houses not to focus on as they were positioning us perfectly for the house we really wanted. Mary & Diane came to us through a referral and we wouldn’t hesitate referring this team to anyone looking to buy or sell!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $2.825M in Mill Valley, CA.
We were referred to Mary & Diane by some friends who recently purchased home in Tiburon and said they had "the best" realtor. We had spoken to several local agents as we began our search for the perfect spot in Mill Valley and as soon as we met with Mary & Diane, we knew we found our agent. From the very beginning, they focused on all the things that we needed in a home for it to be our "perfect fit." We established our criteria and they were dedicated to showing us homes that met our needs and not wasting our time with properties that weren't quite right. We knew we would have to wait to find the right place and Mary & Diane were patient and diligent. They presented properties from the perspective of "here's how it fits your criteria" rather than " let me tell you all the great things about this house." In addition, they are incredibly responsive, quick to move, respectful of our budget parameters, and no-nonsense in their approach. I would highly recommend Mary & Diane. Their knowledge of the market and the way they work with their clients are unmatched!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $925K in San Anselmo, CA.
I was looking for an investment property at the right price, and in this competitive market I expected it to take a long time. Within two weeks, the Mary & Diane team had flagged the perfect opportunity. With Diane’s careful coaching, I was chosen to purchase the property in a competitive bidding situation, and I was not the top bidder! Diane, Mary and Sarah take the time needed and have the expertise to advise clients on what the true value is of a home so that you are not caught in the emotion of a purchase or the frenzy of a hot market. Diane went out of her way to help me manage a quick close, going above and beyond with the services she provided to me. This was my second time making a purchase with the team and I recommend prospective clients, whether buying or selling, look no further than the Mary & Diane team. You are in the most capable hands.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Sausalito, CA.
I have been on both sides of the real estate game with these ladies and they are real team players. I have purchased and sold several properties with the team in Marin County and San Francisco, and they never stop amazing me. That is the reason I keep coming back to them. I have been lucky enough to work personally with Sarah, Mary, and Diane and can say with certainty that the entire team is knowledgeable, committed, and extremely efficient.
It does not matter if you are on the market for the house of your dreams or for an investment property, the three of them will take into account even your slightest request and guide you with great disposition and amazing wisdom. I personally love the fact that their experience does not cloud the due care they owe to their clients. To me, Sarah is passionate and brings fresh ideas and incredible charisma to the team while keeping the client always as her first priority. Mary is an amazing force and her knowledge and experience makes the difference in making the right decisions always. Diane brings pragmatism and efficiency to any transaction making the team your best ally when purchasing or selling a property. Also, the fact that Sarah, Mary and Diane work together in all of my purchases/sales has been ultimately a tremendous advantage to me because they complement each other and always deliver!
I hope this review helps everyone, but I especially hope to help the people who are on the fence deciding whether to hire the team or not. I have worked with these girls for years and feel very strongly that you cannot find a group of people more ethical, experienced, and dedicated to your case.
The Mary and Diane team first worked with us to sell our Mill Valley home. I know we weren't a typical client as we changed our mind on how committed we were to making the change. But never did we feel pressured to do something before we were ready. When the time was right they listed, marketed, and sold our house for above asking quickly, efficiently, honestly, and professionally.
We then rented for a year as we considered where we wanted to buy. Again, there was no pressure from the Mary and Diane Team to move quickly, but they were always there to explore options, answer questions, and help in any and every way we wanted or needed them to. They heard of a property about to get listed, in the Larkspur area we were interested in, and worked swiftly to enable us to successfully get the right property at the right price.
And beyond the individual expertise of Diane, Mary, or Sarah, you get the benefit of a cohesive, strategic team - always there to support their clients.
Both as a seller and a buyer, we are enormously grateful for the opportunity to partner with this team of smart, knowledgeable, amazing women - women we're now happy to call friends.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.4M in Mill Valley, CA.
We started with Diane in our recent successful search for an affordable Mill
Valley home that was charming, and had the potential for a legal second unit. She was excellent--hard working, responsive, reliable, tenacious, cheerful (when we twice backed away from accepted offers), and savvy. It became clear that her goal really was to serve our needs.
Mary and Diane are both professionals with many years of experience, and
their partnership has the important benefit that you're never abandoned by a
vacationing agent. So when the right home finally came along and Diane was away on a trip, we were seamlessly guided by Mary. She had been briefed throughout on our painful saga, and her wisdom and knowledge of the specifics of the new opportunity enabled her to negotiate a successful purchase at a good price.
We hope never to sell or buy another home, but if we do we'll go with Mary and Diane.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Kentfield, CA.
My husband and I have worked with Mary and Diane over the last 4 years and they have successfully guided us through the purchase of two homes in Marin. Buying a home is never an easy decision and they were extremely patient and took the time to show us countless homes as well as make sure we were making the right decision for 'us' even if it meant prolonging the 'sale' for them. They know how to take a stressful process and make it enjoyable for their client. They went over and above the call of duty to make sure all of our needs were met and they were thorough, detail oriented and diligent in their work.
Ultimately, working with Mary and Diane has been a fantastic experience and we could not be happier with their market knowledge, expertise, patience, reliability and postiive attitudes!"