Mary simply works harder and more efficiently than other people do. She is smarter and more capable and seems to do this as a reflection of her personal style. That is, Mary is about excellence and satisfying the client. Her personal standards for her work are simply very high and she will do no less than excellent.
Deciding to sell our home of forty-three years was not an easy decision. Your ability to tend to the details that arose made the process so much less stressful for us. You never strayed from your commitment to us.
I have some advice that I want you to take seriously if you are thinking of using Mary Layman as your Realtor. Do not do it unless you are ready to move forward. Once you flip the on-switch it’s full speed ahead until you have reached the finish line. I say this from experience as I have opened and closed 9 escrows with Mary in the last 11 years..suffice to say if you use Mary to list your home or to help you purchase a home, you have armed yourself with the sweetest bulldozer Santa Barbara has to offer. She knocks down barriers with charm, grace and incredible perseverance.
Mary was able to find us a great house at a great time and we bought at the bottom of the market. The house was immediately appraised for far more than we paid and she is top notch. We would highly recommend Mary to anyone seeking to buy or sell their property.
I know she has many other clients, but from day one she made me feel as if I was her first priority. She knows her job and works very hard. Selling a home and finding a new one is a complex undertaking and Mary was right there all the time.
Mary is the consummate professional. She not only handled the purchase but sold my prior home in less than a week at above asking price. She goes above and beyond what is required to make the transition easy and her attention to detail is outstanding! She is not only responsive but anticipative of requirements and issues and goes out of her way to handle things that other agents would not consider their responsibility. I would recommend and will continue to use Mary on all my future real estate transactions!
After looking around and meeting with different real estate agents, we chose Mary to help us sell our house. Mary definitely cares for her clients and her positive outlook kept us motivated throughout the whole process. we will definitely recommend her to others who are looking for an honest and experienced real estate agent.
We had the pleasure of hiring Mary to sell our parents’ property located in the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, California. There was a great deal riding on the sale of these two lots and much of it involved things not related to the finances. Our parents had purchased this property over seventy-five years ago; my brother and I had grown up there. In many ways it was very hard to let go of it, but the time had come for both of us. As a result, we needed a very special person to handle this for us. Someone skilled and practiced in real estate sales, and someone who would appreciate the importance of this property to our family. We were never disappointed by Mary’s efforts: we were kept up-to-date frequently, realistically appraised of the choices facing us with every new development, and advised of the consequences of each of the choices. She is a delightful person, and it was truly a great pleasure to work with her. She will remain a friend long after the sale.
We put our home on the market for with the goal of using the proceeds to buy a property in Carriage Hill. Mary conducted a vigorous internet marketing campaign including an excellent video. She encouraged us to make a few additional upgrades and added some decorating items from her personal collection to make the house show better than ever. Mary also made effective use of Agent open houses. When we eventually received an incredible offer from a qualified buyer, Mary immediately established contact with the agent for the Carriage Hill property and we were able to accomplish our goal of buying that property without additional financing. Throughout the process Mary’s optimism and enthusiasm kept us going. Our home sold at a better than-average price in a market where few comparable properties were selling at all and without the listing price reductions which are typical today. We are happy to recommend Mary Layman for her skill, attitude, energy, and enthusiasm.
To say the least, Mary Layman is an outstanding agent, friend and associate. She is the best agent I have ever used or worked with. Not only did Mary follow all procedures to the letter, but she went above and beyond with suggestions for the best way to market our home. She even brought in other items at no cost to us to properly market our home as well as using all the available marketing tools available to agents. I can’t thank her enough and her marketing ideas to make our home look the best and sell quickly. She also made efforts to arrange special open houses to attract buyers. In summary, I strongly recommend Mary Layman as an exceptional real estate sales professional and wonderful communicative human being.