Mary Ann's Business Philosophy:My highest priority is my client's welfare. I commonly work with two or three generations of a family. Therefore, I have a broad range of knowledge for prices and areas. As a lake homeowner, I relate to the special needs of lake-home buyers and sellers.
Services Available:Coldwell Banker Realty delivers a true one-stop-shop for home buyers and sellers. These services include the professional coordination of the home search, property marketing, negotiation of purchase or sale, and details of closing. For upper bracket properties, we offer the unique resources of our Distinctive Homes Division. We also offer home financing through Guaranteed Rate Affinity, Title Insurance and closing through Burnet Title, American Home Shield Home Warranty Plan and the services of Realogy Insurance and Relocation services.
Graduate of Eastern Michigan University with degrees in mathematics and psychology. I have taught junior and senior high schools.
Mission Statement:After forty plus years in Real Estate, I still find it exciting to help someone fulfill their Real Estate needs and/or dreams.References available upon request.
I spent the first 30 years of my working life in the hospitality industry with the last 10 of those years as Director of U. S Operations for the Elephant & Castle Group. My interests in Real Estate started with the purchase of an investment property in 2004 and another in 2005. Prior to purchasing those homes, my wife and I took Real Estate investment classes at a local Real Estate school. In 2006 I made a career change and became a Realtor. I have been a full time Realtor since then, and never looked back. I have lived in the twin cities since 1963 and have resided in Minnetonka, St. Paul and Roseville. I currently live in a town home and have served on our association board of directors for over 20 years. I have been a "jogger" most of my life and started running more in 2007. I ran my first Twin Cities Marathon in 2008. I continue to run 5K's, 10K's, Half Marathon's and Marathons. The Half Marathon is my favorite. My wife and I enjoy traveling, scuba diving and dancing. I also enjoy camping with our kid's and grand kids. (Yes, I still sleep in a tent on the ground - ok with an air mattress or roll out.)
Ok, enough about my personal life. I really enjoy getting to know people and helping them transition from one home to another. I take the time to listen and understand what your needs and goals are. Whether you are purchasing your first home or moving from the lifelong family home, I am there to help. I have a number of team members ready to help you. Financing - Nick Fairbanks with Guaranteed Rate Affinity Mortgage (short term bridge loans or long term financing), Beth Schuette with Burnet Title, local and out of state moving companies. If you need staging, flooring, painters, plumbers, electricians small and large contractors - I have the resources.
The last 2 years have been difficult in so many ways. This is set to be another challenging year, for both Buyer's and Seller's. I am here to help, even if you are not ready to make a move yet and just have questions. I would love to hear from you.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist CHLMS
Multi Year International Diamond Society
Multi Year Minneapolis St. Paul Super Real Estate Agent