Mary was a pleasure to work with and very professional . My husband and I would recommend her she is the best.Patricia Cummings, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Thanks once again for all the effort you put into the sale of our Bridgeview home. You were right beside us from the beginning. Evaluating the price of what we thought that our house might sell for and what you suggested the price range might be based on many sound factors. You were realistic in this area and did not want to mislead us or give us false expectations.
You were there to help us in preparing for pictures. We had to accept that what we were content with for years, may not be positive when perspective buyers were walking through our home looking at their potential home, not our stuff. And the end result was that the pictures you took made the very rooms we lived in for some time, look like they were ready for the next owner.
In all the years of your profession, you amassed a very defined way of judging the effect of putting one’s house on the market and the resulting data to go along with that. You guided us through this part of the after listing process, and made suggestions accordingly. This part definitely comes with experience.
Once a potential buyer was found, your team focused on a lot of behind the scene activity with lawyers, bankers, and many, many other people who are involved with the proper legal, financial and physical aspects of buying and selling property. Although you kept us informed along the way, I understood that you did not want to overstep or take for granted something that did not happen yet. So, when another part of the process took place, you proceeded once again towards the closing process.
We believe that we made the best choice by listing with you and your firm The end result, after looking back a few months now, was that we were in good hands from beginning to end. You made the whole experience as smooth as possible and we were certainly pleased with the outcome.
Sincerely,Joe & Cherilyn Wiatr, Bridgeview Home Sellers & repeat clients who have bought and sold 4 homes thro
Stephanie Polewski & Tony Stevens, Alsip Home Buyers
Mary was very positive and easy to talk to!! I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling their home.
Our experience with Karen Taylor was great!Scott Brosius, Tinley Park Home Buyer
Rolly Reinhardt, Evergreen Park Home Seller
Mary Wallace did a great job from start to finish regarding the sale of my property. I appreciate her efforts to ensure that my house was listed at the best possible price.
I cannot thank you enough for the sale of my house. From the very beginning Mary made it so easy with the paperwork and all related issues to the sale of my home. I was already living out of state, no worries at all. Thanks again for the job well done. I have already referred Mary to people I know.Iris Cotto- Oak Lawn Home Seller
The experience was a pleasant one. I met Mary about 6+ years ago when she sold a neighbors home and had somewhat followed her career since online and usually in our neighborhood. Michelle Roark was usually my "go to" person when i had questions which she never tired of answering. I can't praise her enough for all of the guidance she provided.John Borg, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Well rounded agent. Mary gave helpful staging tips (that I followed) that got my condo sold pretty quickly in a tough market.Annamarie Hellman, Crestwood Condo Seller
Mary Wallace is one of the best realtors you can find. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market and has a treasure trove of resources to solve any problem and to help get your home on the market quickly and sell. In addition to selling the house, Mary helped us rent our unit prior to the sale. I would highly recommend Mary to anyone looking to lease or sell their home.Name Withheld, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary Wallace is truly great at what she does! Within 10 days we already had a contract (for basically asking price) on our condo and we had an average of one showing every other day. She answered all of our questions and was very helpful throughout the whole process. She really knew how to market our home and it definitely showed. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!! Thank you so much Mary!Dustin & Jill Seeber, Oak Forest Condo Sellers
We found Mary to be very knowledgeable about the market in our area. She gave us good advice every step of the way. She was very professional and understanding. She and her team answered our questions in a timely manner. They were supportive during a stressful time.Pat & Steve Wright, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Mary was able to sell my house in this difficult market and she was always available by phone when needed to answer any questions I may have had. Her staff was wonderful and very thorough and helpful. Mary was confident and upfront with us. She told us the price we needed to be at to get the home sold. Her process of saturating the market was tremendous and it got my house sold in a very short amount of time. The photos that were taken were of great quality and really helped show off my house and all the work that was done to potential buyers. Long story short she made the daunting process of selling my house a real breeze. If you want to sell your home, Go with Mary! You will not be disappointed!Jeff Smith, Oak Lawn Home Seller
I would like to thank you for your professional and competent behavior in the selling of our home. I especially appreciated that every question or phone call was answered......if not immediately, then always in less than an hour. After hearing many horror stories regarding unresponsive Realtors, that was a pleasant experience. When we tell people that you sold our home in only 17 days, people are shocked. Obviously your program works.Linda & Jerry Kemper, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Mary was knowledgeable about Oak Lawn, engendered confidence that she would sell the house in a timely fashion.Carolee Shudnow, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Reports and feedback about showings were ongoing, keeping me up to date. She was honest about market conditions, which I appreciated, and very personable.
Mary was great to work with. Would not hesitate to recommend her.Jim Mangone, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary was very helpful whenever we had any bumps in the road while selling our home. She is very good at what she does.Jenna Tansey, Oak Lawn Home Seller
I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Unfortunately, my Mother came down with dementia and I had to sell her house. Needless to say this was a very stressful time for me and my family. Mary and team walked me through the entire process, being both professional and personal at the same time.
The results speak for themselves. During the first week more than 25 viewings were scheduled. We accepted an offer and closed at above asking price. There was a last minute snag the say before closing and Mary's team handled it with ease.
Mary even referred me to a company that runs estate sales. The company managed the sale and cleared out all the items that were not sold.David Dotts, Melrose Park Home Seller
Living in Arizona and selling a house in Illinois sounds like a chore, but Mary made it easy. Thanks!Bill Wagner, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary was recommended by an acquaintance who said she can sell anything. After my experience with Mary and her team, I found that she lived up to that reputation. Mary provided me with current info on the market, plenty of excellent marketing ideas, and generated buyer traffic. I was so surprised that my condo sold in such a short period of time especially considering the present economy. I will definitely recommend Mary to my friends and family members. Thank you again for your friendly, professional, and competent services.Jane Capista, Tinley Park Condo Seller
Mary was a great help to us. I highly recommend her!Kathy & Marty O'Connor, Repeat Clients. Home Buyers & Seller in Palos Heights
Mary was great to work with and very up front about everythingJesse Gwozdz, Oak Lawn Home Seller
We loved working with Mary and her team! After many months of looking in this horrific market, Mary helped us find our dream home. Mary goes above and beyond and I would definitely use her again and would highly recommend her...I already have;)Dennis & Julie Kasprowicz, Darien Home Buyers
Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance. I love everything about my new home! Thank you for helping me take the time to find the place that was a perfect fit. I am proud to say that I bought a condo from you and will always recommend you.
Thank you!Margaret McNicholas, Oak Lawn Condo Buyer
Mary,My husband and I would like to thank you so much for helping us in our search for our first home! You spent an incredible amount of time searching for us and showing us just about every house you could, until we finally found the house we loved! Through the closing process you were extremely helping in assisting us with referrals and expertise that made the process incredibly smooth. You have also been of even more assistance since purchasing our home with referrals and updates on whats going on in our community! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication, its people like you who make the world go round!Anthony and Rachel McClellan, Home Buyers in Oak Lawn, Illinois
Mary Wallace and her team were excellent. They sold our home in three days with a smooth closing in thirty days. Thank you!Charles Kopeika, Oak Lawn home seller
My wife and I were just beginning our home search when we received an advertisement in the mail from Mary Wallace's office. The timing was perfect. Knowing Mary since our days in high school, and the reputation she has built for herself, I was excited to get in contact with her. Not only did Mary help us close the deal on our new home in Homer Glen, but she also worked very hard to help us sell our condominium in Orland Park. I constantly recommend the services of Mary Wallace to those who are looking to buy/sell their homes.Tony Dotts & Julie VanNess, Orland Park Condo Sellers & Homer Glen Home Buyers
I have worked with Mary for a number of properties and have found her to be the consummate professional. She is organized, well staffed, and effective. I look forward to our continued working relationship.Daniel Hanrahan - Hometown Home Seller
Mary was awesome. She made the sale super quick and we didn't have to do much! Will be using her to buy a house in the future.Christos Davis & Sarah Montana, Oak Lawn Condo Sellers
Sam was amazing! As a first time homebuyer, I had a lot of questions. Sam answered all of them! she was very patient and a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. She even referred me to a mortgage lender, a home inspector, lawyer and painter! I would recommend Coldwell Banker real estate services again.Sarah Witas- Palos Heights condo Buyer worked with Mary's Buyer Specialist, Sam Raetz
THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! I can't thank you enough. Thank you so much for everything!! You have no idea what a worry this has been. I now can just concentrate on my new granddaughter who is about to be born any day now and my new life with my new husband.Laura Mulcahy (Carlson), Condo Seller in Oak Lawn, Illinois
5 Stars!!! Timely communication, great contacts for preparing condo for sale, spot on assessment of value/sale price, enthusiastic, effective team in the office. Mary is the best. Will recommend Mary to friends & will use again!Balutis/Kaczmarek, Oak Lawn condo seller
I am a friend of John Farrell. John recommended Erik to me. I called Erik and he sent out Meg who went over the contract with me. Meg and I set a price and a few emails later we had an offer. I couldn't have been happier. Meg was very professional and I was very pleased. Thank you for everything.Robert Janet, Oak Lawn Home Seller
When we first met with Mary we could tell that she was very knowledgeable and wanted to make this process as easy as possible for us. Mary is a true professional at what she does and she is second to none in the oak lawn area. We had no shortage of showings because of the job Mary did with the marketing of our house. We were very satisfied with the job Mary did with the selling of our house. She was very easy to reach if we had questions and she communicated all the important details in a very timely manner. If you are unsure of who to go with on buying your future home or selling your current home, you would be making a big mistake if you didn't go with Mary. Her dedication for her clients is very apparent and she will hustle for you until the job is done!!!Kevin & Cristy Pavey, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Corey was very responsive and fun to work with. When the sellers were slow to respond to correspondence, she was very proactive in contacting the listing agent to move the process along. She's also very knowledgeable about the Oak Lawn area and always had great info to share with us. I'm confident we made a wise purchase thanks to Corey!Kim Okoye, Oak Lawn Home Buyer worked with Mary's Buyer Specialist Corey Chavosky
Mary and her team have been phenonominal in so many ways, she was there for us helping and directing us with contactors when we needed work done, cleaning crews, etc. We had used Mary to sell a condo prior and we knew she was extremely capable at what she does. She was always there to answer our questions and we had a lot of questions! She never made us feel like we were a burden. She was very good at explaining all the different processes, i.e. from the offers we received to getting a solid contract.Jililan Podraza, Bridgeview Home Seller
Mary and her staff were fantastic! Always available, extremely knowledgeable, professional and hard working. I'm thrilled that they were the group we chose and would happily recommend to anyone.Lorraine Andronis and Alex Zeiler, Alsip Home Sellers
Samantha Raetz, Mary's agent on her team, was patient, knowledge, and sweet. She helped me find the perfect house for me at my price point. I really trust her and would definitely recommend her services and use her again.Sandy Forlenza - Buy Oak Lawn Home
Melissa McIntosh was wonderful! Always helpful, knowledgable, & considerate. As a first time homebuyer I was unaware of many procedures, and she kept me informed, and helped me step by step through the home buying process. She was always quick to get back to any questions that I had, and more than willing to help with anything that I had concerns about. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know that is looking for a Realtor.Kelsea Kolkmeyer, Crestwood Home Buyer
Wonderful expierence. Excellent service great communication helped us find our first home within the first weekCrystal & Daniel Montoya, Midlothian Home Buyers worked with Jen Johnson-Denardo, Buyer Specialist
Mary had a very professional and organized process for selling my grandmother's house! We were concerned that it would take a while to sell since it was not updated with a modern kitchen or bathrooms. However, the house sold within 5 months of listing. She was able to bring in the clients for us to get 4 different offers. Mary was always available via phone, text or email to answer all my questions. We would definitely have Mary as our realtor again and will recommend her to family and friends.Denise Kelly, Evergreen Park Home Seller
Very easy to communicate with Mary and staff. Liked the scheduling app, made things easy. Would refer Mary to people I know.Renatta Lubinski - Oak Lawn Home Seller
Was great in helping us through a sold sale on an underwater propertyKevin & Kelly Walker, Oak Forest Condo Sellers
"My husband and I were searching for our first house which is a daunting task by itself. But we needed to live near his job which was in unfamiliar territory for us, causing more stress from the very beginning. Mary didn’t hesitate and jumped right in, looking for the perfect house outside of her usual market. Almost immediately she had presented us with several strong contenders – so strong, in fact, that we decided to buy a house almost a year earlier than planned. Mary took our wish list and instantly found us our dream home, in the exact price range and location we requested. She traveled nearly an hour each way more than once to allow us view our home whenever necessary, and she patiently answered each and every question we had as first-time home buyers. Finding your dream home is one thing, but purchasing it is another – Mary gave us all the tools we needed to make our dream a reality. She put us in touch with a fabulous home inspector who gave us the peace of mind we needed, and she linked us with a fantastic lawyer that ironed out all the legalities and allowed us to move forward without fear. And, most importantly, Mary led us to an excellent mortgage broker who answered all of our many questions and worked with us daily to ensure a fast and secure closing. We had such a wonderful experience and recognize how lucky we are to have found Mary. She was the glue that held everything together and stuck with us until the end, not only through the closing, but also checking in with us after to make sure we were truly settled and happy. We would recommend her highly to anyone, new home-buyers or experienced veterans, as she has so much to bring to the table – her enthusiasm, knowledge and strong skill-set make her an excellent Realtor!"Kristen & Jason Vorrier, Home Buyers in Shorewood, Illinois
Jen was an EXCEPTIONAL realator. She went above and beyond to assist me. Could not be happier with my purchase.Kelsie Johnson, Braidwood Home Buyer working with Jen Johnson-Denardo, Buyer Specialist
Very easy to work work Accurate assessment of pricing and market. Sold the property in less than a weekSusan Rawl & Ben Huang, Oak Lawn condo Sellers
Mary helped my wife and I purchase our new home and sell our condo. Mary made the entire process smooth and stress-free, and I always recommend her services to friends and family who are looking to buy or sell their propertiesTony Dotts & Julie Van Ness, Orland Park Condo Sellers & Homer Glen Home Buyers
Mary has helped us twice with rental and sale of a home. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. Mary is very professional and truly cares for the client, I would recommend her to anyone looking to rent or sell a home.Mike and Sue Tully - Oak Lawn Home Sellers
From the moment we started working with Melissa she was very courteous and helpful. We provided her with an idea of what type of home we were looking for, in what area and with specific features. She didn't waste our time showing us homes that did not meet our criteria. She was quick to respond to our inquiries, schedule time for us to see the homes around our chaotic schedule, and also get us in to see the homes we wanted as soon as they came onto the market - if it wouldn't have been for her attention, dedication and efficiency, we probably would've never found our current home. We were delighted to work with her and value her follow-up from the beginning to after closing. We've already recommended her to our friends who are also looking for real estate services.Mario Romero - Oak Lawn Home Buyer worked with Mary's Buyer Specialist, Melissa McIntosh
Working with Mary and her team was a wonderful experience. Any questions we had were quickly answered by either Mary or someone on her team.Debra D'Louhy, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Four years ago Mary sold my condo in one week for asking price.We then found a foreclosure house in Tinley Park for a steal. We thought that was our dream house . At the time it was perfect in every way. In the past four years we were able to remodel it only to find our growing family made it very crowded. Selling was very hard decision because we absolutely loved our house. As a family we decided to put it up for sale for higher than Mary suggested to see if we could get any bites. For the next two months Mary said we were being unrealistic. Yes we were because in our hearts we werent ready to move. We loved our house, but outgrew it.
With Mary's constant counseling and guidance we decided we were ready to move to a bigger and better house. We dropped our asking price and our house sold within two weeks. We were able to make a $50,000 profit on our house thanks to Mary's guidance. We bought another big, beautiful, move in ready forrester style house in foreclosure in Tinley Park.
We sold our home and bought the new house for same amount of $220,000. We tripled our square footage (not including the full basement) and quadrupled our land. We never have to move again until retirement. There is no outgrowing this house!!!
We all love our new house and are so happy Mary guided and prayed for us along the way. As much as we loved our old house, we could never imagine living in it now. Everyday my husband or the kids tell me how much they love our new home and how much they don't miss our old house.
We thank you so much Mary for all your guidance, knowledge, counseling and just the push, because we wouldn't have anything without you and Mike. We appreciate everything you and Mike have done for us. You two are truly the best Realtor and Mortgage Banker team. I tell everyone I know to go your way. They are fools to go any other way.
If they want profit when they sell and savings when they buy, they need to use both of your services! You both go above and beyond to help your clients. Scott, the kids and I appreciate everything you do and did.
Thank you again!Cynthia Hazzard and Scott Abrams, Tinley Park Home Sellers & Buyers
Mary was awesome to work with and she sold my house quickly.Patti Peel - Oak Lawn Home Seller
Considering we signed on with Mary in her late stages of pregnancy, Mary and her group, never skipped a beat in communication, either phone, text, or email. Mary guided us through the whole process. On our initial consult, Mary came prepared with all facts, figures and comparisons. Truly professional through the whole process and totally was able to keep "seller anxieties" in check. Mary, Michelle and Erik make a great team. The appointment system "Showings" is a great app, although it's always nice to speak with a "live person" on the appointment desk. Wish you continued success and we certainly would recommend The Mary Wallace Realty Group in buying and selling your real estate property.Jack & Wendy Tweedie, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Mr. & Mrs. Tony Dote, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
- Very professional
- Great feedback
- Great to work with
- Knows the market place
Melissa was wonderful. This was our first home buying experience and Melissa was patient with us and answered any questions we had. We had issues with the mortgage company we chose and even with those problems Melissa always was available to us to try and help. I couldn't imagine having anyone else as our Realtor!Erin Smith, Palos Heights Homebuyer worked with Mary's Buyer Specialist, Melissa McIntosh
Mary was an amazing agent. She picked up where my previous agent struggled and couldn't get the job done. Mary put together a great marketing plan, made some suggestions towards a better staging setup for potential buyers, all with professionalism and expertise. All of Mary's suggestions worked and she delivered me multiple offers within a week! Don't hesitate to sign on with Mary for your future real estate needs, you will not be disappointed.Mike Bryar, Oak Forest Home Seller
Everything went very smooth. Due to living out-of-state, we were able to complete the entire process electronically. It made it much easier. We will use her again for our next tenant.Andy & Gina Yglesias, Hometown Home Lessor
Our house sold pretty fast with Mary. Also the pictures for the pamphlet turned out great!!Amy & Jeff Swalec, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Mary and her team were extremely prompt, professional and positive. Mary was very easy to work with and her suggestions were always on point. We especially appreciated not being pressured into having open houses. We listed a very difficult time- late September- and we closed by the end of the year. Thanks!Gabe Sterritt & Katy Jacobs- Beverly Home Sellers
Thanks to Mary and her team for all their hard work selling our Oak Lawn condo. After having our condo on the market for several months with two other agents, we were referred to Mary Wallace and her reputation spoke for itself. We were able to sell our condo in a market that nobody else could, as a non MLS listing! Mary and her team were available 24/7 and that dedication also helped us find our new house. It was our first time selling and Mary took the time to explain everything and answer every question we had, making it incredibly easy on us. She continues to offer advice and help us with any real estate questions that we have. Mary had recently suggested that we appeal our 2010 cook county taxes for our new house and made a great referral to help us, that advice ended up cutting our tax bill by 24%. We would refer anyone to use Mary when buying or selling, she has definitely gone above and beyond for us.Christine and Jim Dote, Oak Lawn Condo Sellers & Orland Park Home Buyers
Mary was a true professional in every way!! The team was also very on top of all our needs and questions! Every step of the way was with ease!! If ever buying or selling again, we will use Mary and her team again without a second thought.Carl & Gail Ruesch, Palos Heights home sellers
Mary and her team were very good with our feelings and how much we sold it for! This was a home we had for 38 years and wanted the right buyer! I'd recommend her and her team to anyone!Joanne & Hank Helzer, Mount Prospect Home Sellers
Mary was referred to my husband and I through a mutual friend who said “Mary is the best around”. I couldn’t agree more. Mary and her team not only helped us sell our condo in a overpopulated market and economic recession, but she also helped us find and buy a beautiful home. She was with us through the entire process making sure we were making the right decisions. The thing I love about Mary is that she is honest. She never once sugar coated anything and really let us know her opinion when we asked her for direction. Mary and her team are also extremely knowledegable which we have learned is VERY important when buying or selling a home. I learned so much through this process thanks to Mary and her team. I would recommend Mary to anyone who wants to buy or sell their home…she is called The Best for a reason. Thanks Mary!Kari and Joe Cappetto, Crestwood Condo Sellers & Mokena Home Buyers
From my first contact with Mary, she promptly got the ball rolling. She always communicated on a regular basis. She was always available for questions. She was always upbeat when things seemed to fall short of our expectations. Mary stuck with us and strived to meet our needs. I also spoke with Mary's assistant, Erik, who was as equally helpful.
Thank you to Mary and her staff. Job well done!Carmella Folk, Worth Home Seller
My husband and I have been wanting to move for years. We didn't think that the market was good enough to sell our townhouse and get into a single family home. Mary was recommended by a friend as being the best Realtor in Oak Lawn. It was no exaggeration. She came to our townhouse and gave us straight forward and honest feedback. She helped us decide the best path for my family. Mary helped us step by step to find a mortgage lender, a beautiful single family home, and a renter for our townhouse. All the papers were signed within 3 months and we were moved and settled into our new home. Mary was never more than a phone call away to answer all our questions. She is extremely nice and makes you feel very comfortable. I have already let all my friends and family know who to go to if they every need to move and she made our Christmas card list...Thanks Mary!!!!Dylan & Jessica Shaughnessy, Frankfort Home Buyers
Mary is excellent is many aspects. She knows her business and market really well and had my home sold within just a few weeks of it being on the market. She knows what she's doing and it shows in her many awards, recognitions, and sales. She would be the first Realtor I would recommend.Michael & Stephanie Pensinger, Burbank Home Sellers
T. Shortt, Oak Lawn Home SellerMary Wallace helped me sell a home which belonged to my parents. Her parents and mine knew each other from years back. Mary met my parents too, and briefly listed their home in 2007 (my Mom just wasn't ready to sell yet). I remember my Mom liking Mary. When I decided to sell and start looking for a Realtor, I found Mary's flyer at my parents home and figured it was fate. So I gave Mary a call, met her at their home and hired her to represent me.Mary's dedication, expertise, patience and willingness to help made a tremendous difference to me. She knows how to get things done. In a fussy housing market Mary was able to help me get a price I was happy with. I truly appreciate her services, advice and knowledge. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell property, especially in Oak Lawn.
Thanks for all your help. We are glad the sale of the 2 flat is complete. It was a pleasure to work with you!Irma Sharp, Multi-Unit Seller in Chicago, IL
Excellent, from start to finish. Everyone I dealt with in the office was extremely on top of their stuff.Elise & Kevin Baden, Lockport Home Sellers
Mary and her team were great! Our home sold quickly and Pete helped us find our new home. They were so easy to work with and I highly recommend them.Fred & Ashley Mulvaney - Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Mary helped me and my wife find a home fast. She listened to what we wanted and never wasted our timePhil and Kathy Warning, Worth Home Buyers
Mary was extremely knowledgeable of the Oak Lawn market place. She gave very helpful and appropriate advice. The use of brochures and automated scheduling created many showings.Harold & Kathleen Saving, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Her office staff Kelly and Michelle were also most helpful and knowledgeable.
I think Mary and her team made the sale go timely and efficiently. We would definitely recommend Mary & team to any potential Oak Lawn seller!
Mary is very knowledgeable and seems to understand the market very well. She did a great job negotiating on our behalf and was able to procure a contract that we were satisfied with. Her and her team helped us get through what we found to be very long and difficult sale with many delays along the way. Her team communicated well with our attorney and the buyer's lender until the home closed. We were very surprised when we received a wonderful hand drawn picture of our former home as gift from Mary. We will treasure it always! We definitely recommend Mary and her team. Thank you for all your help!Maria Bak, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Mary was a delight to work with.Barb Osborne & Ann Tietz, Oak Lawn condo sellers
As a first time homebuyer, Mary helped ease my hesitations and worry every step of the way. I was unsure if I was ready to buy or could make it work, but she helped me realize it was not as hard or intimidating at it seems. She was there to explain every process and helped me choose the perfect home. Although she has countless clients, she always made me feel like I was the only buyer she was working with. Even now, a year later, her office is there to assist with new homeowner questions about taxes, insurance, and associations. Buying with Mary and her amazing team made purchasing my first home a stress free and enjoyable process.Thank you, Mary!Sabrina Dubik, Oak Lawn Condo Buyer
Melissa always had time for us, kept us informed on anything that came up meeting our criteria, always friendly and helpfulGloria Kimmey - Tinley Park Home Buyer working with Melissa McIntosh, buyer specialist
Working with Mary has been an outstanding experience. She and her assistant responded quickly via phone, text, and email to questions and requests, and were especially helpful in our navigating this process from out-of-state.Vince Gaiz & Jan Horn, Palos Heights Condo Sellers
Thank you so much. Sometimes I can't believe how easy it was to sell the condo once we met. Everything went so smooth. The hardest part was the hour and a half drive from our home. We really felt like we not only had an agent but you became our friend.
Thanks for thinking of us at Christmas with the beautiful card with pictures of your family. I have it hanging in my study along with my other family cards.
Take care,Sue Panko, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary and her team were so prompt in getting back to us and answering any questions we may have ad to the best of their ability. We were very pleased with her and her team and would definitely recommend her to family and friends.Paul & Greer Sullivan, Oak Forest Home Sellers
Mary was courteous, professional and forthcoming throughout the process of selling our home. Her staff was also very helpful to us. She even referred us to vendors for repairs that was extremely helpful in getting us through all the necessary inspections for our clear to close. I would highly recommend Mary and Coldwell Banker.Don & Claudia Parker, Evergreen Park Home Sellers
We were very pleased working with Mary to sell our Aunt's condo. She was very thorough, knowledgable, and understood the community and priced the condo to sell. Her suggestions to make the condo more appealing were helpful. She also was able to helps us locate the professional plumber, painters, estate people, and others. We would not hesitate recommending her.Edward Murphy, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
"After extensive work at selling our Oak Lawn Condo, we were quickly losing hope of moving our growing family into a new home due to the crumbling economy, we thought we had exhausted all options. Through both mutual friends and online research we decided to reach out to Mary. Needless to say, it was the best decision we could have made. Within that very first meeting Mary was able to present us with several options we had not explored. Not only were we able to get an incredible deal in this buyer's market, but we were able to find a tenant and are now successfully renting out our condo with fresh dreams for the future and a residual income to boot! Imagine our happiness when this entire process from first meeting took only 60 days! Thank you Mary, and staff, for all that you do!"Jason & Amanda VanCauwenberge, Oak Lawn Home Buyers
I really appreciated my realtor's help, Samantha. She provided me with so much information that I did not know as a first time buyer. Although, it was quite stressful towards the end with my lender. Samantha Raetz remained positive and very encouraging. She treated me with the up-most respect making sure she sent emails, phone calls, and made me experience awesome. I would recommend her to people I know.Stephanie James- Hometown Home Buyer worked with Mary's Buyer Specialist, Sam Raetz
Mary was a fantastic agent! She was very aggressive with marketing our home. We were under contract in less than a week! She did everything to make our home selling process go as smoothly as possible!Bethany & Michael Smolarek, Mount Greenwood Home Sellers
Mary and her staff were easy to deal with, knowledgeable and professional. We appreciated the emails on showings and feedback, especially since the unit was vacant. Any time we needed a question answered we rceived a quick response.Name Withheld, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary did a fine job selling the property in just a matter of weeks. Mary is very professional and responds quickly regarding any questions or necessary matters. We highly recommend Mary and would certainly use her again.Dave & Linda Uhl, Oak Lawn Condo Sellers
Mary, thank you very much for your help selling my condo. Your advice on selling price and assessment of the market were very accurate. The photo package and marketing plan you put together were very professional. Your help staging the property helped to accentuate the property's strong points. I would definitely work with you again in the future and recommend you to anyone trying to sell their home.Daniel McAlister, Bridgeview Condo Seller
Melissa was easy to work with and very patient and accommodating. She helped me through the many stressful phases of the process and was great to work with.Jenna Tansey, Orland Park Home Buyer worked with Melissa McIntosh, Buyer Specialist
It was an absolute pleasure working with Mary! We had been on the market for 6 months with only 3 walk throughs. After signing with Mary we had that many walk throughs in about a week! She took time out to come over and sit with us to make suggestions and was extremely thorough on explaining the process. Working with Mary made everything simple and worry-free. She returned emails/texts/and phone calls with a quick turn around and was always updating us on the progress. I would highly recommend Mary to anyone looking to sell their property, you will get nothing but stellar service and a closing in a reasonable amount of time.Tim & Samantha Dunne - Oak Lawn Condo Sellers
Mary was a pleasure to have as my agent .. she was very efficient answer all my questions and made me feel secure in the whole process from listing the house to closing of the house .... Mary I can’t thank you enough for making this a great experience ... I realized at times I was stressed out and not the easiest to deal with .... thank you again !!!Maryellen Alessi, Homer Glen Home Seller
Mary was GREAT! I will be retiring in a couple years and will call her.Carol Kurucar, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary was very professional , the whole process of buying a home from start to finish went very smooth. Couldn't be happier. Thank youValerie & Jason Sobbe, Homer Glen Home Buyers
We first met Mary Wallace through our son and daughter-in-law when they used her to find their first home in Oak Lawn. We called on her the following year to help sell my father-in-law's condo in Oak Lawn. When it came for me and my husband to sell our house this past year there was no doubt who we were going to use as our real estate agent.Mary came to us with so much great information regarding comparable home sales in our neighborhood. She then advised us what we should do to get it ready before we put it on the market. She took pictures of our home that were far better than any you will see on the internet. They were so professional that we still have them on our computer in our new house. We recently referred Mary to our friends and she sold their house in about three weeks! Mary is the kind of person you need in times like this when it is so hard to sell. Mary and her staff at Coldwell Banker will be there for you as a friend as well as a professional agent that she is.Mary, thank you again for all that you have done and we wish you the best!Wayne and Barbara Wise, Oak Lawn Seller
Mary helped my husband and I purchase our first home and was always willing to show us as many houses as we were interested in. It took 8 months and over 75 showings, and she was with us every step of the way. I highly recommend Mary for all your realtor needs.Kiera Vizza & Ryan Milligan, Orland Park Home Buyers
She was able to work with to get the best price for my home. I would recommend Mary to people I know.Joshua Runge- Joliet Home Seller
Mary and her team did a great job. They constantly kept in touch with us and were quick to respond to any of our questions. Very knowledgeable very professional !Estate of Angeline Dote, Orland Park Condo Seller
Mary sold our house in three weeks in a very difficult market. We were very happy with the results and have already recommended someone to her.Brian & Yvonne Smith, Midlothian home sellers
Mary and her team were great brought a lot of buyers in and eventually sold the house.Thomas Kurucar, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Very pleased with the outcome I will definitely hire Mary for my next home sale. Thank you again!Adele Frankum, Chicago Home Seller
Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance. I love everything about my new home! Thank you for helping me take the time to find the place that was a perfect fit. I am proud to say that I bought a condo from you and will always recommend you.
Thank you!Margaret McNicholas, Oak Lawn Condo Buyer
Thanks again for you assistance with selling Mom's house. You were absolutely terrific and my family thanks you.Paul Cichowski, Oak Lawn Home Seller
How refreshing to deal with a competent professional agent. Mary instilled confidence in us regarding the selling process. Everything worked out exactly as promised by Mary.Roy & Karen Young, Oak Lawn Condo Sellers
Mary Wallace is a miracle worker when it comes to selling condos. I had my condominium listed with several other very well respected realtors. No one provided me the service Mary did.
Mary advised me of any complications there could be with the financing of prospective buyers. She offered advisement how we could work through these issues in a problematic environment for condo sales. Mary gave me rational advise for improvements and updates to sell the condominium in this competitive market full of foreclosures. She did not recommend any updates that were not necessary. She even offered reasonably priced cleaning services and contractors to accomplish these updates.
Her website is spectacular. Her pictures displayed the condominium with its most attractive attributes and advantageous. Mary targeted the right market and found a buyer.
My friends and family marveled at her accomplishments and ability to sell the condominium at an acceptable price. I would recommend Mary’s services to anyone.Ann Doorhy, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary was wonderful and came highly recommended.Elise Farrell, Oak Lawn home seller & Palos Heights condo buyer
Mary sold my home in a tough market for a price I was very happy with and she helped me find a new place. She is great to work with, always available, and she knows the area better than any other Realtor.Ali Khalifa, Oak Lawn Townhouse Seller & has bought several properties with Mary
I've worked with Mary both for renting and selling my home. She listens to my needs and uses her extensive knowledge of the real estate market to find a deal that works for me. She is professional, organized and very easy to work with. I strongly recommend working with Mary and her team at Coldwell Banker.Thanks,Jamie Redwick, Condo Seller in Oak Lawn, Illinois
Mary Wallace is a wonderful agent she sold our home at a great price and got through a difficult deal she was right on top of everything very smart. We would highly recommend her.Dale & Nick Zimmer, Oak Lawn Home Sellers & Palos Park Home Buyers
Mary is extremely knowledgable and helpful. She is always looking out for your best interest. She is awesome and always gives you honest information and realistic advice. She is the one we look to whenever we are involved in a real estate transaction.Dan & Ellen Hanrahan - Hometown Home Buyers
Corey was absolutely wonderful! She was always available and ready to answer any and all of our million questions as new home buyers. She had a welcoming and calming ease about her that made for a wonderful first experience. She also brought friendliness and humor that made the experience even more enjoyable! Highly recommend her!Lauren Oganovich, Oak Lawn Home Buyer working with Corey Chavosky, Buyer Specialist
I live out of state. Mary was able to sell my property quickly. She was great to work with and made my deal work for all parties involved. She is very accessible when needed.Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary's help and support with the sale of our house was exceptional. Her market analysis was spot on and she was a tough negotiator with the buyer. She came up with a novel solution to help close the deal when it appeared it wouldn't be able to agree with the buyer.Ray Hoffman & Nicole Wozniak, Lemont Home Sellers
Mary did a terrific job of helping us get our home ready for sale and then finding a buyer for it. I was very impressed with her and her work.Martin Terpstra, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
We felt that she had our best interest and wanted to see the house at the best price. She was kind and seemed genuinely interested in us.Mark & Donna Svoboda, Palos Hills Home Sellers
I would readily utilize Mary and her team to buy and/or sell a home in the future. Her team was professional and courteous throughout the entire process. Mary and her team also exhibited considerable patience dealing with the emotional aspects of this transaction. Nothing but praise for Mary Wallace.Wendell Hollan, Bridgeview Home Selle
Mary was so helpful when buying our home. Being pushed for time, Mary worked diligently to find us exactly what we wanted and in less than 3 months. Mary found houses before they were listed publicly which allowed for us to have first dibs on an offer. Mary was also flexible with her schedule and met us wherever and whenever to show us listings. We ended up buying a house that was listed for $50,000 more than we closed on. The sellers were reluctant, but Mary negotiated with them using other listings and documents to "prove" our offer. After numerous offers and counter offers, we honestly thought that the house was a out of the question, but Mary knew otherwise. She advised us to give it a week and felt confident that they would come around. They did and we could not be happier with our home. Thank you Mary for helping us finding OUR home!Jackie & Jason Orozco, Mount Greenwood Home Buyers
I had lived in my house for 42 years, I had no idea what to do or how to do it. Diane Cotter was very calming, because I was a wreck. She walked me through everything and told me exactly how everything was going to happen. Diane really made me feel at ease and if you know me that's not an easy task. Diane sold my house in 24 hours!! When it was time to find my condo, Diane had asked me my price range, in what area I would like to live, and if I wanted 1st floor only. We spent a lot of time looking. Diane is a very professional Realtor. Diane is easy to work with, does not act like she is taking you to too many places or are taking up too much of her time (buy already). I was going to buy one, but Diane looked at me and said you don't look that thrilled with this place, let's keep looking. I found a place that I just love! If it wasn't for Diane's patience I would not have ever found this place. I would highly recommend Diane as a Realtor to anyone, I feel that she did an excellent job!Patricia Ziolkowski - Alsip Home Seller & Tinley Park Home Buyer
Mary sold my home in 12 days and we received full asking price, minus some help we provided with closing costs.Abby Malloy, Oak Lawn Home Seller
I needed to relocate to a single level ranch house, and I wanted to find one close to a family that I have known for over thirty years. As I approached my retirement, I wanted to live in a home without stairs and near to people who are like family to me. I was watching the neighborhood on a few web sites, and I spotted a ranch home that went up for sale with a back yard that was adjoining the back yard of my friends home. It was the perfect floor plan in the perfect location. It was also on the market at an incredible price. Mary Wallace was recommended to me by my Godmother, Sara Gordon, who has been in real estate for many years and who told me that I could count on Mary to help me get the house. Mary put me in contact with Steven Raetz to help me get an offer in place. This all happened on July 2nd, right before the holiday. I assumed that we would be waiting until after the holiday, but Steven told me that at the price the house was being offered for, it would be sold in a matter of days. He worked with me to get a showing of the house on July 3rd, and then worked with me to get an offer submitted by 8 PM that same evening. By July 4th, my offer was one of four on the table for the seller to consider, and on July 5th they accepted my offer. If it had not been for Steven, we would not have made the offer in time for me to get the house. His help of course did not stop there. We visited the house several times, and he helped me set up the home inspection and complete the pages of paperwork that would be necessary to prepare for the closing. And he was right there at my side for the closing as well. I cannot say enough about his incredible efforts on my behalf, and how his going the extra mile helped to make me feel confident and kept me calm throughout what turned out to be an incredible few weeks. If it were not for Steven, I would not be moving in to the perfect house in the perfect location! A million thanks to Steven, and I know that he will be there with me going forward in case I need any help in the future!Ralph Zwirn, Worth Home Buyer on working with Steve Raetz, Buyer Specialist
Mike was great to deal with! Very prepared, knowledgeable, & professional.Margaret & Kevin Hughes - Crestwood Home Sellers Sold with Mike Callahan
We were very pleased with our experience working with Mary and her team. They are very professional and knowledgeable. We loves how they always kept up with us informed every step of the way. It was important to us to know what was going on with the sale of our property and keep that line of communication open. We also received feedback after our showings so we knew what we needed to improve and what potential buyers were looking for. Mary also took the time to listen to what our concerns were and what we wanted to gain from the sale. She addressed all of our questions in a timely manner and had our best interest at heart. Over all, this was a very positive experience for us and we look forward to working with Mary and her team in the future.Krysia, Palos Park Home Seller
Corey was great! She went above and beyond in knowing what I wanted and needed in a house and helping me get it. She made me feel comfortable and answered any questions. Corey always got to me immediately. She was so kind and thoughtful, she felt like family in the short time I knew her.Karen Lee- Oak Forest Home Buyer working with Mary's Buyer Specialist, Corey Chavosky
Mary is a Realtor who knows the market and the area. Mary was great to work with when selling my home!
She kept me informed throughout the entire process, letting me know how showings went, etc. I had previously listed with another agent from a different company and the house sat on the market for several months with not very many showings. When my cousin recommended Mary, I called her right away. She helped get my house sold in no time. I would highly recommend her to anyone selling or buying a home, she's excellent!J, Home Seller
We found Mary to be very professional and efficient. Mary priced the house right and it sold in a very short time. Mary also surrounds herself with a hard working team. We were so impressed with Mary that we have hired her to sell a parent's condo.Jim & Fran Weibel, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Very GoodJohn Haggerty, Oak Lawn Home Seller
You were terrific throughout the whole selling process, and Joanne and I very much appreciated your guidance. You knew more about the market dynamics for Palos Heights and my mother’s house than anyone we met the whole time we were involved in selling it. Please use my name as a reference if you wish to do so. Thanks again and best wishes for the future. If you are ever in Florida, please call us.
Additional Testimonial provided by Albert & Joanne Henry:
Mary Wallace is the smartest agent I ever met and the hardest working. In my opinion that's why she is so successful--strict attention to detail and excellent follow through. Mary is terrific.Albert & Joanne Henry, Palos Heights Home Sellers
I thought Mary and her team were excellent!!! As you know I was not into computers... so my twin sister stepped in to help! Everybody she worked with were professional and kept her and me informed. Even the people who called to make appointments to see the condo were very professional and polite. Mary, I told you in the beginning that all of my properties sold pretty fast and for me, I always got my price! It never took more than a month. Well with you it took a little longer, but I didn't get my asking price... I got MORE than I asked for. What a blessing! I am very grateful to you!!! Mary for the fabulous profile and pictures that were taken... how could we fail? I had a beautiful condo and a great Real Estate Agent. From the bottom of my heart, Mary, God bless you! You will be the first person I would call in the future.Terri Annerino, Alsip Condo Seller
Mary helped us sell my parents home which we inherited. We decided on a fair market price based on the comparables she researched and presented. Because of Mary's excellent marketing strategies we sold in less than a week and for over asking price! I highly recommend Mary.Barbara & Roy Fransen, Chicago Home Sellers
Very good experience, very knowledgeable of the area and did her research to help move our house. Very helpful in what to expect throughout the entire process, and how to go about negotiations.Jason and Kaitlyn Balamut
We decided to list our home on the market and we were strongly influenced by one of our close friends to hire Mary Wallace because she is the best! Plain and simple, Mary is top notch! She is by far one of the most outstanding Realtors we have dealt with. First off, we were definitely impressed with her portfolio, she is very organized and offered a lot of helpful tips throughout this process. We would just love to say that Mary is a go-getter from beginning to end. She really worked hard at marketing our home and bringing in a huge response of showings and also provided us feedback on every showing. She is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions and even offered her own advice when it came down to negotiations. She is very positive and takes charge of the situations that may arise. She was able to handle any hurdle that came her way and always kept us informed and up to speed. We really enjoyed working with Mary, she is very passionate about her work. We even used her office with the purchase of our new home and her team has also been a pleasure to work with. Thank you again Mary!Dennis & Deana Butt, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
This is my second experience with working with Mary and I cannot speak highly enough of my experience. She is a true professional both knowledgeable and hard working and I would recommend her to any of my family and friends. She provided me with guidance and advise as to what needed to be done prior to the sale and once it went on the market she kept me up to date as to the showings, feedback, etc. Mary also worked hard to get us to the final closing date. I cannot thank Mary enough for all of her help and expertise.Peggy Osman, Burbank Home Seller
Melissa was quick & thorough to provide house listings, to set up appointments, get answers to our questions. She was very professional and yet friendly and knowledgeable. We were very satisfied.Susan Mundt, Palos Heights Home Buyer worked with Melissa McIntosh, Buyer Specialist
We were selling my mothers house after she died this year. Mary and her team did a terrific job marketing and selling the home. We had many viewings and multiple offers. Great job start to finish.Jose Garcia - Oak Lawn Home Seller
Mary was great at getting people into the property soon and it sold quickBob Phelan, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
I just wanted to tell you and your crew that they were just great and very helpful and thoughtful. You people were always there when we needed you. Thanks for all you have done. Selling and finding us a new home. We're very happy. Words can't say enough for all you have done. Thanks again, Mary and crew!
P.s. Mary the picture you sent is beautiful. I'll never forget.Kathy & Al Besowshek
Mary is definitely on top of her game. She is highly motivated and gave us her all in selling our house. She responded in a timely matter with all email and phone calls. She's very easy to talk to and knowledgable in her field.Jeff & Laura Gerdes, Oak Forest Home Sellers
Mary was quick to respond to any questions, she was very accurate with market expectations, and her and her team sold my house very quickly.Steve McNeela, Oak Lawn Home Seller
We are very grateful that we had Mary in this long journey. We tried to sell 2 years ago as Hank's aunt ran out of money. We put the condo up for sale, got an offer, and his step cousin came through to support us. We had to cancel the sale. Mary was very helpful saying we had a 30 out. She didn't charge us anything and encouraged us that the market should go up.
Hank's aunt passed away and Mary was with us for a sale that the buyer pulled out of. The next day we were back on the market and had 2 offers that were higher than the offer that the buyer backed out of and the one from 2 years ago. Mary recommended a great lawyer, John Farrell. He helped us and when he didn't Mary stepped in. Her and her staff are great. I'd use them anytime. Thanks Mary and company!Henry Helzer - Chicago Condo Seller
We had a great experience with Mary and we will be referring her to others. She was always there to answer a question and made you feel comfortable when you asked a question. Selling our home was something we had no experience in,but Mary got us through with ease!Jeff Mateyack & Kailey Myers, Burbank Home Sellers
Mary did an outstanding job of communicating and attending to our needs and preferences while selling our condo, which she did in less than 30 days with two offers within the first week.Philip Huang, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary did a great job for us in selling my mothers home. She is organized, professional, prepared and high energy, herself and her staff were on top of things every step of the way. All emails and phone calls are returned in a prompt manner. She knows this market...very...very well.Lora Gerdes, Oak Forest Home Seller
Exceptional is exactly how we would describe our experience with Mary and her team. Mary was very knowledgeable regarding the market in our neighborhood. She was very honest with a fair, but competative selling price. She walked us through the selling process from start to finish and was avaliable whenever we needed a little reassurance. We closed two months after we listed the property for more than what we expected! She is an aggressive negotiator for your interest. You can't go wrong with Mary. We are very grateful for her knowledge and professionalism.John & Kathy Garcia - Palos Heights Home Sellers
It was a pleasure working with Mary and her team. Our questions were always answered in a timely manner. I would refer Mary to people I know.Ed & Susan Demik- Tinley Park Home Sellers
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jennifer in buying our first house. She was incredibly prompt in her responses and available for all questions or concerns. Jennifer was available to schedule and attend walk-throughs based on our schedule. She even made herself available after the birth of a child, which was highly appreciated, as we were able to purchase the house that we had hoped for. Jennifer is a spectacular relator and anyone who works with her is guaranteed an exceptional experience.Samantha Dunne, Naperville Home Buyer on working with Jen Johnson, Buyer Specialist
Straight forward and stress free. I would recommend Mary to people I know.Gilbert & Gina Flores- Ashburn Home Sellers
With all the marketing Mary and Her Team did Our property went under contract fast! Everyone was so accommodating and helpful. Especially Steven Raetz! He Showed us houses that work around our busy Work Schedule. He went above and beyond! We Would highly recommend everyone at the Mary Wallace Realty Group for Buying and Selling your Home.Eric & Jettie Anderson, Alsip Condo Sellers and Tinley Park Home Buyers
From the moment Mary set foot into our home until it sold 9 weeks later, we knew we had an intelligent, hardworking realtor working for us. We have recommended Mary to two Oak Lawn friends and they both contacted Mary and she sold their homes also. They were as pleased with Mary as we were. Mary and her team are awesome!Sue & Bob Giltmier, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Mary was very professional and easy to work with. What we appreciated most was how accurately she priced our home. Nothing could improve our service, very satisfied. We would recommend Mary to people we know.Edwin & Krissy Schaefer- Kenosha, WI Home Sellers
Mary is an excellent Realtor. Mary is so nice and knowledgeable. Mary sold me my home 8 years ago and then she just recently helped me sell my house, she was always available for any questions I had, she's very professional. Her energy is awesome, she works really hard and I just admire her. Thank you Mary!!Tayshaun Williams, Country Club Hills Home Seller
Mary was always very helpful and accessible.Julie Hayes, Oak Lawn Condo Buyer
Good Afternoon Mary,
Just a note to thank you for all that you've done to help me sell my home this year! I found you to be very professional, knowledgeable and helpful during this process. I know this is a difficult market but through your unending assistance and dedication my closing was a success today and I could not be happier!! You are truly the best Realtor I could have ever asked for. Should I find myself in the market for a new home in the future I will definitely contact you again. Best of luck to you in the future Mary, I'm sure you will continue to be a success in your chosen field.Peggy Ellian, Home Seller in Burbank, Illinois
Mary and her team were easy to work with and easy to get in touch with at any time. They used a showing application that made it easy to schedule house showings. Our house was sold within a month and we were happy with the offer we were given. I would highly recommend Mary Wallace and her team.Walter Neitzke - Orland Park Home Seller
I felt very informed and comfortable during the whole process. First time homeowner so had no idea what to expect. Steven was very upfront and gave great insight.Michael Walsh - Oak Lawn Home Buyer working with Steve Raetz, Buyer Specialist
Great job by Steve!Mark Hepfinger, Creswtood Home Buyer working with Steve Raetz, Buyer Specialist
Karen did an excellent job of assisting us in the sale of our mom's home. She was punctual with paperwork and any other details needed to make our sale go as smooth as possible. We were very pleased with her knowledge of the area and directing us how to prepare mom's house for sale. She also was very understanding as this was our family home for 64 years and at times was hard for us...she never rushed us or made make any quick decisions. All in all, Karen was the perfect agent for us and we were very pleas d at how well every detail went!Paul & Teena Noffke - Chicago home sellers worked with Karen Bidus, Buyer Specialist
We were very pleased with the marketing of our home, we had quite a bit of traffic and got an offer within 3 weeks of listing. The photographer Mary used did an amazing job of capturing the essence of our home, and Mary kept us updated with lots of feedback during the process. We have always used Mary and her team and will continue to do so in the future!!Jason & Kristin Vorrier, Shorewood Home Sellers
very knowledgeable and responsive.Kathleen Shannon, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
"Brian and I didn't know Mary at all before deciding to switch Realtors in hopes of finding a house after a long 5 months of trying and 4 offers lost with our first Realtor. After just two trips out to look at houses we found "the house" thanks to Mary. Not only did Brian and I find the first house we would buy as a young couple but Mary helped us negotiate and worked tirelessly to ensure we got our first house for a steal! It didn't end there, upon closing, Mary was kind enough to share her vendor contacts with us. One month after closing and finally getting settled, I still feel comfortable to call Mary with any home issues we encounter. I can't wait until we get to use Mary again for our next home purchase!!"Brian & Sarah Kuhn, Home Buyers in Orland Park, Illinois
It was a pleasure working with Mary and her team. They were very responsive to all our questions and had the answers to all our inquiries. I would not hesitate to recommend Mary and her team to anyone buying or selling in Oak Lawn. There is a reason she is Number 1 in Oak Lawn.The Sullivan Family, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
After having my home listed for 6 months, I took a friends advise and called Mary who they had used to sell their Mother's home. She responded right away. I had 15 people go through the house the first 6 months [with my first Realtor]. When I listed with Mary, I had 15 people in the first 2 weeks and 3 contracts come in in that last weekend. She said it is all in the marketing. Mary and her team were great. I received feedback after every showing . She really knows the market and how to get the job done.Pamela Polcar, Crestwood Home Seller
Mary and her team were very professional and knowledgeable about my particular property and area. Great communication and very helpful! I would refer Mary to people I know.Name Withheld - Oak Lawn condo Seller
I used Mary's team to sell an estate condo because of their years of experience and successful real estate transactions.
It paid off quickly. I had a speedy and successful condo sale following Mary's advice regarding the pricing of the property I was selling. I was impressed with the system where I would receive an alert via cell phone and email about a confirmed showing, and follow-up feedback from potential buyers about the showing.
The team was always professional and a very nice group of people to work with. I would definitely use them again in the future for my real estate dealings.Carol Forlenza, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary Wallace was outstanding! I was referred to her through a co-worker who said she helped him sell his home, which was something he had been struggling to do for years. I called her up because I had several questions and was also very nervous about going through a short sale. Mary was able to meet me in person and help me through this process, and explain everything that could potentially happen thoroughly. She also had her assistant Bobby help me with numerous things, including my application for short sale approval. Mary was able to answer all my questions, and believe me I had a lot, in a timely manner. She was always upfront about possible outcomes and that meant a lot to me because you want to feel like you know somewhat what to expect in this process. The best part about Mary though is she gets the job done! I was able to have my short sale done in 3 months and I really don’t think that would have happened without all of Mary’s help and resources. She made a dream of mine to sell my home and live downtown possible, and I will always be grateful to her for that. Her work and results speak for themselves and I would recommend her to anyone.
Thanks again for everything you have done for me!
Take care,Brian G., Oak Forest Home Seller
I felt that Mary really understood the market and recognized the selling points of my home. She marketed extremely well, and I had 2 offers within 5 days. I am extremely satisfied with the entire process.Lynne Pavlatos, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Thanks for all your help and guidance throughout the process. My respect for your business acumen was reassuring as a seller in this very difficult real estate climate. Hope 2010 continues to be a stellar year for you and your team.Joy & Frank Meitz, Home Sellers in Oak Lawn, Illinois
She goes above and beyond. I have already referred Mary to people I know.The Rabah Family- Worth Condo Sellers & Oak Lawn Home buyers
Mary was great to work with! We sold our town home and made a great purchase on a single family home! Easy to work with and knowledgable!Brian & Annie Perveneckis, Lombard Town Home Sellers & Downers Grove Home Buyers
As first time home owners, we really needed realtors to walk us through the process. Sam & Steve were more than patient and helpful throughout this process. We can't say enough good things about them!Jenna Leser, Oak Lawn Home Buyer working with Steve and Sam Raetz, Buyer Specialists
Mary,I want to thank you again for all your help, guidance and counsel during the entire process of listing, marketing and selling Mom and Dad's home. You were the breath of fresh air in this entire matter. We always trusted your judgment. When we spoke with Mom yesterday, after John called her, she was genuinely excited. The sale of the house takes a huge load off her mind. Also please give a big thanks to your assistant Adrianna for us as well, she was very helpful and an absolute pleasure to work with.Warmest regards,Ed & Penny Cafferata, Son-in-Law & Daughter of Mount Greenwood Home Sellers
Melissa was very helpful with everything. Seemed to know everybody and was able to get things done very quickly. I would recommend her to people I know.Steven Kupcikevicius- Mount Greenwood Home Buyer working with Mary's Buyer Specialist, Melissa McInt
Corey was the best realtor that Andrew (my husband) and I could have asked for. We told her the area and the budget we were interested in and she found us a house within two weeks! We love the fact that she worked with what we needed and was always available and flexible with our schedules. We wouldn't be enjoying our new home as we speak without her help!Natalie Bonello, Oak Lawn Home Buyer worked with Corey Chavosky, Buyer Specialist
Mary was wonderful to work with in buying our first home after having had a terrible experience with our first realtor. As a Chicago-area transplant unfamiliar with the surrounding suburbs, Mary was a great asset to have to navigate and recommend different areas based upon our needs and lifestyle. We found the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood thanks to Mary and her team!Jessica Swaysland- Egan & Kevin Egan, Naperville Home Buyers
Mary Wallace is a phenomenal realtor. Her dedication and commitment to taking care of the needs of her clients is beyond compare. Selling my father's home was not an easy decision. Mary showed compassion and understanding and helped to make the process go as smooth and problem-free as possible. Mary is diligent. she is prompt. She gets the job done. I highly recommend Mary Wallace to anyone looking to sell their home, or, buy a home.Ted Kania - Oak Lawn Home Seller
Working with Mary and her team was an absolute pleasure. She understood our sense of urgency in selling our home. She answered all questions and concerns and really exceeded our expectations. She listed the home and we received a first day offer. We were so excited! Mary gave us her opinion and suggested a counter. While we were hesitant we agreed, and so happy we did because we were able to get full asking price!Patrick & Chelsy Lynch, Oak Forest Home Sellers
I first met Mary Wallace when I was looking for a house in Oak Lawn. We had just relocated to Illinois, and definitely needed some guidance to begin our search. Mary also was the person who encouraged me to get a real estate license, which I did at that time. We ended up purchasing my husband's childhood home through Mary's assistance. Whenever we needed a contact, Mary was prepared, and had the answer! 11 years later, and we were ready to make a huge decision to relocate back to California. I chose Mary to be our realtor because I knew her history, and expertise in selling houses. Mary was very patient with us, again had every contact that we needed to make our selling experience seamless and almost painless on our end. Mary knew exactly what would sell our house, and expedited a quick, surprising sale. I have recommended Mary to all my friends in the area who are looking to sell their property. I can honestly say that she is excellent as a person as well as a realtor. She is a great communicator, and is someone who responds to all your needs.Gail & Dan Orlino, Oak Lawn home sellers
I need to take a few moments to offer some comments about Mary Wallace. Simply put, Mary is the BEST Realtor! My wife and I know this because we have had our house up for sale for the majority of the last five years. We had hired seven other agents from all the different real estate companies and have allowed them all to tell us where we needed to be pricewise. We have used seven different marketing plans, seven different selling strategies, and never got one valid offer. We were 'the house that would not sell'. We did our research before hiring everyone and made sure we got agents with proven results in this economy, but for some reason our house still stumped everyone. Finally we were referred to Mary from our daughter's boyfriend who went to school with Mary. After checking out Mary's website (which is VERY user friendly), we interviewed with Mary anddecided to make her agent number eight. From the very beginning, Mary was confident and upfront with us. She told us the price we needed to be at and took some AMAZING pictures of the house with her wide-angle lens camera. We truly believe those pictures made a difference. We began getting more showings from the get-go, and after five years we finally got the offer that we had been waiting for. We just recently closed the deal and are so relieved to finally be rid of the albatross of 'the house that would not sell'. Mary won the un-winnable game, she sold the un-sellable house. Thank you Mary! We truly appreciate your efforts, including your responsiveness to all our calls and emails for information. Your front office staff is SO helpful and so are you! I will recommend Mary to anyone needing a Realtor.Tom & Penny Fabian, Burbank Home Sellers
Working with Mary and her team was a wonderful experience. Any questions we had were quickly answered by either Mary or someone on her team.Debra D'Louhy, Oak Lawn Home Seller
The Konczyk Family, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Mary helped us sell a home which had been on the market for over two years and other realtors were unsuccessful with. Her dedication and expertise made a tremendous difference to our family. In a bad housing market Mary was able to help us get a price we were happy with, and we appreciate her services and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell property.
Mary is a real "go-getter" and worked efficiently to make sure my home was advertised as broadly as possible. Mary was always there when I had a question and was always very helpful. My home sold in 6 days, thanks to Mary's efforts, and I received top dollar for my listing. Overall, I couldn't have been more satisifed. Mary exceeded my expectations!Cynthia Weir, Oak Lawn Home Seller
It was a real pleasure to work her and her team.
I asked her to recommend me a lawyer, a handy man and movers. She gave me the name of those whom we used, and we were very happy to work with the people she referred to us. We thank Mary and her team very much for all her professional work as a realtor and help.Young Ja Koh- Oak Lawn Condo Seller
It was a very long house hunt, but Melissa helped us every step of the way! She was easy to contact, very flexible, and had or got the answers we needed. She worked through our closing issues and made sure we closed on schedule.Jillian Budz, Oak Lawn Home Buyer worked with Mary's Buyer Specialist, Melissa McIntosh
It was excellent, went fast with no problems!!!David Abrahamson, Oak Lawn home seller
Very helpful always called back and answered questions I had or else found out the answers and called me back.Patty Hartman, Oak Lawn Home Seller
We had a great experience working with Mary and her team members, Melissa McIntosh, Michelle Roark, and Angelica. They were terrific people to work with, energetic, efficient, and prompt with replies to our questions. Also very helpful with providing the name of a mover, Larry, who did a great job moving our belongings from Oak Lawn to Orland Park. I would definitely recommend Mary and her team to prospective buyers or sellers of Real Estate. The selling of a condo and the purchase of a townhouse went smoothly and successfully.Jim Ralph & Kris Haim, Oak Lawn condo sellers & Orland Home Buyers
I am a realtor and originally listed my home with my own broker. I was moving out of state. I had to call my broker several times to remind her how to market a home as I was not getting any activity. I researched other realtors and companies whileI was overseas and found Mary. What a true Professional. I canceled my contract with my own company and hired Mary. Within 30 days I had a contract on my house and it closed in 6 weeks. Had I not moved out of Illinois, I would be working for Mary and her team. They are an amazing group with only their clients best interest at heart.Ann Marie Elgin, Tinley Park Home Seller
Mary Wallace was one of the best realtors I've ever worked with. She was very candid about the state of our home prior to selling and gave us a few options to maximize our profit in a reasonable amount of time. She made the process of updating, staging, and selling our house less stressful than we ever expected. After taking her suggestions, we made all the necessary improvements to add value to our home and entice potential buyers, and we sold in less than a week! Mary kept us up to date on all the negotiations, bypassing general "business hours" as to keep us in the loop in real time. She explained everything in great detail and had an answer and/or reference for everything that came up along the way. In short, she IS the person you want to work with when selling your home! She and her team came through for us over and over again. We are so happy to have had her as our agent and have already recommended her to our family and friends looking to sell.Brendan & Brittany Butler, Evergreen Park Home Sellers
Mary Wallace and Corey Chavosky made the process of buying and selling as smooth as it could be, and they were both very available for questions, etc. I would highly recommend them both to anyone considering a move. Thanks Coldwell Banker and Mary Wallace and team!Brooke Windle, Alsip Home Seller & Tinley Park Home Buyer
Mary was a pleasure to work withJohn Furlong, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Very Professional - Mary, as well as her team, were able to handle all of our questions in a genuine knowledgeable way. Totally satisfied with Mary, Angelica, Michelle, and Erik. Thank you for everything!Ray & Jane Heinrich, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
House sold fast; Photographer took great photos; Always answered my questions in a timely manner; Website looked great; Included all information that we wanted on the website.
For the condo rental, we were satisfied with who we chose to rent, but it took a little longer than we would have liked. We would definitely use Mary again when my lease is up in 2 years!Mitchell, Oak Lawn Home Seller & Condo Renter
I chose to work with Mary to sell my home because of her knowledge and close ties to the community. I relied on the fact that Mary has built up a network that she could reach out to market my home. The photos that were taken could not have been any better in showing off the home’s unique and best features. I trusted her professionalism and was rewarded with a sale and closing in less than 30 days at a price that was close to listing price.Rickie Hawkinson, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Thanks Mary --- we appreciate the excellent, and tireless, work you did to market the home --- I’m going to recommend you to all my Oak Lawn friends!Jim Devries, Oak Lawn Home Seller
I had been looking online for a while at places in the school district I wanted for my son, when my place popped up, Melissa was quick to show me the property and always available if I needed her. She was very informative and knew what she was talking about. Even with giving her a few hours notice, she knew everything there was to know about the property.Jaime Dignan, Oak Lawn Condo Buyer worked with Mary's Buyer Specialist, Melissa McIntosh
Promptness in all areas from start to finish with initial appointment to meet and discuss listing home, to marketing materials and listing of home, to most importantly communication and response time to questions/concerns from start to finish!!Rosemarie Sobczak - Oak Lawn Home Seller
Mary is awesome, very helpful from staging the house to the final sale. Her photos made the house look great and she always responded to our calls in a timely manner. Working with her was such a pleasure that we called her to handle the sale of our parents house. When it came time to purchase our new home she referred us to a member of her team who was equally helpful and a pleasure to work with as well.Dennis & Maddy Straple, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
As the Home Appraiser said to me"Mary Wallace owns Oak Lawn!"
Mary was excellent to work with! She was very quick responding to emails and answered all our questions! She took amazing pictures of our house and we had a ton of showings in the first 3 days, then we accepted an offer on the 4th day and got our asking price! Mary gave us great advice and her honest opinion when we weren't sure what to do. She was the only one we trusted to do the negotiating!Eric & Nicole Queen, Tinley Park home sellers & Frankfort home buyers
We were 100% satisfied Mary Wallace as our realtor. She priced our house at a fair price and aggressively went out to sell it. She gave us weekly feedback that summarized the comments of the potential buyers who viewed the house the previous week. The photos of the house and the picture book were, I believe, a positive marketing tool. Mary Wallace was prompt in answering our questions. I also appreciated her advice when I had questions about negotiating terms with the buyer. She was direct, honest, and helpful. It was a very pleasant and positive experience for us to work with Mary Wallace. We/I strongly recommend her as a sales agent.John and Eloise Yerkes Living Trust - Evergreen Park Home Sellers
Mary is wonderful!! I initially met her 3-4 years ago & discussed selling my condo & she provided me with alot of information. I decided to wait to sell & met with Mary again. I received a text/email every time condo was shown & a lot of good advise from Mary. She's very accessible & always responded to my questions/ concerns quickly. It was a pleasure to work with her and her professional staff.Mary Holland, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
I felt very comfortable and she was available the majority of the time I requested. I feel she went above and beyond to help me.Jennifer Wilson, Oak Lawn Home Buyer working with Melissa McIntosh, Buyer Specialist
Mary is a Real Estate ROCK STAR!!! She helped us list & sell our families home during a very difficult time. Our mom had had a stroke, and as a result we were told she would need living assistance for her remaining time with us. Living out of state, Mary was able to list the home & get a buyer with very little effort on our part. We were able to get mom through her time in a rehab facility, physical therapy at home & dissolve then household in a timely fashion, while all the way "holding our hand"Sandy White, Oak Lawn Home Seller
She was the best. Class act. Intentive to our needs. Would recommend Jen to everyone.Scott Warren, Shorewood Home Buyer working with Jen Johnson-Denardo, Buyer Specialist
Working with Mary and her wonderful group was a great experience. I particularly liked working with such a professional when it came time to negotiate with potential buyers. She handled four bidders with ease and got me the deal I had been hoping to get. Thanks to all involved!Jacquelyn Bianchi, Oak Lawn Condo Seller
Mary,We wanted to extend our sincerest and most heart-felt thanks for everything you and Coldwell Banker did to assist in the sale of our home. Overall, the process was rather smooth and we feel extremely fortunate to have sold our home under the circumstances that we did. We were hundreds of miles away, unable to do much to assist in the process, and often felt like so much was out of our hands. You went above and beyond to make sure our home was viewed and then sold. We appreciated the trips you made to the house for us and the frequent contact you made to update us on the process. (Don't we still owe you money for having the water shut off???) It is a great feeling of relief for us knowing that we can now proceed with our life elsewhere and that a new person will enjoy the home that was our first.Sincerest thanks,Nikki & Dustin Witty, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Steve Raetz helped us find our perfect home. I did not expect to trust, and depend on his expertise as much as I did. If I could describe him in one word, it would be knowledge. Knowledge of Home buying, homes themselves, the areas, pricing, negotiations and all the intangibles that come along with buying a home. I’ve recommended him several times already to others.Annie Lia, Oak Lawn Home Buyer working with Steve Raetz, Buyer Specialist
It was a pleasure working with Mary and her team to sell my condo. Mary priced my unit perfectly because I had multiple offers after being on the market for just 2 days. Her team promptly answered all my questions during the process, which helped limit my stress level. Mary was able to recommend a wonderful attorney to assist with my closing and the entire process went smoothly and quickly. It was really one of the easiest experiences of my life and I am very thankful for having chosen Mary and her team to help me during this process.Gina Forlenza, Oak Forest Condo Seller
Mary Wallace is a fantastic Realtor!John & Janice Fitzgibbons, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
We had a wonderful experience with Mary as our Realtor. She helped my husband and I navigate this crazy housing market as two first-time homebuyers. She not only listened to our wants and needs in a house, but gave us feedback to find the place that made the most sense for us long-term. She is great at what she does and after day one I felt comfortable with her. After having a bad experience with our first Realtor in the city, I only spoke on the phone with Mary for twenty minutes and knew she was the right fit for us. Being a first-time home buyer can be a daunting task. One needs the expertise, advice, and compassion Mary offers. She listened and offered advice when necessary. She truly helped us get through the tough decisions and make this experience fun. After looking through many houses we were at the end of our rope not sure what we were going to find. Our home came on the market and right away after we visited we knew it was "the one." We put an offer in that day.She was very calming and explained the process to us. She answered all of our questions up to and throughout the closing. She was truly only a phone call away. I would recommend Mary to friends, family, and those I do not know. She is great at what she does and truly loves working with people. She has a gift and we were glad to have someone like her on our team when purchasing our first home.James & Joleen Kirchens, Garfield Ridge Home Buyers
As a first-time buyer, I was very nervous about the process of searching for and purchasing a new home. I had very little knowledge about the methods and procedures, and anxious that I may make critical mistakes. Mary helped me through the transition with ease. She personally handled any concern, worked patiently with me until I was certain in my decisions, and even followed up with me after the sale was complete to assure my every need was met. Mary gave me piece of mind and made the entire process exciting and enjoyable. Professionalism and customer satisfaction are her top priorities!Jennifer Crum, Oak Lawn Condo Buyer
Our overall experience was positive. Mary's team, Kelly and Michelle always promptly responded to all of our questions. The team was professional and positive to work with. We would recommend Mary for all of your real estate needs.Andrzej & Elzbieta Turecka- Oak Lawn Townhome Sellers
Mary and her team were very responsive and excellent in marketing our home. They made the whole process painless.Andrea & Gary Pink, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Mary has excellent knowledge of the market in the Oak Lawn area. We were able to sell our home in one and a half weeks and had more than one offer. We believe Mary's knowledge of the market ensured that our home was priced to sell. Mary is very easy to work, the closing was completed with no issues.Paul & Janet Cahill, Oak Lawn Home Sellers
Mary is detailed, meticulous, attentive, and responsive -- from the initial meeting, to discussing offers, to closing on the deal -- she was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Mary to anyone who wants a no-nonsense, sharp realtor on their side.Mak Ali - Oak Lawn Home Seller
Mary was very professional. We received offers very quickly when the house was on the market. The only reason our house was on the market for 6 months because we were under contract with someone who was dragging their feet to only have the deal fall through because of their financial. That was out of Mary's control. Overall a good experience.Anonymous, Oak Lawn Home Seller
I would absolutely use Mary Wallace in any future real estate transactions. She was professional, thorough, had great ideas, knows "her stuff" and truly has a fantastic team. I would absolutely 100% recommend Mary Wallace!! Thank you, Mary!!Jim & Debbie Brodinski, Oak Lawn condo sellers
When we listed our house with Mary Wallace, I decided to trust Mary's expertise 100% and follow her advice carefully. We sold our home in less than 2 months in a soft market. Mary always returned my calls/texts/emails. "MaryListens" is 100% correct.Robin & John Lindberg, Worth Home Sellers
Jen did a fantastic job helping us find our new home. She was very patient and understanding of our needs. I loved that she was always available whenever we wanted to see a possible home. I plan on calling her if we ever want to buy/sell again.Mary Miller, Diamond Home Buyer working with Jen Johnson-Denardo, Buyer Specialist
This was a challenging sale because of the nature of the house and the fact that I live in another state. The house had been listed for 6 months with another realtor and I never got any feedback from the showings and no offers. After listing with Mary, I received timely updates and reports from the showings and was able to make adjustments based on the feedback. The house sold in a little under 3 months.Joanne Bartkus, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Much thanks, Mary, to you and your team for getting a full price offer on my house. I was thrilled even though the clear to close seemed to take forever everything worked fine. Also thanks for recommending John Farrell as the lawyer. He and his girl, Brianna, did an excellent job.Mary Black, Oak Lawn Home Seller
Also thanks for the framed sketch of my house - it will have a permanent place in my new casita.
I did not realize the amount of work it takes to sell a house and can't thank you enough for all you've done.
Wishing you success in the future!
I had contacted Mary over 2 years ago regarding putting my mother's home up for sale. My mother was 88 years old at the time and this was going to be a very emotional and stressful time for her. There were multiple twists and turns along the way which constantly delayed the process. I was impressed with Mary's professionalism in keeping in contact with me over the years without being overbearing. Believe me, I know the fine line between being professional and obnoxious. She never crossed that line, which is an art unto itself. My mother's home was not going to be an easy sell. It needed a lot of work. That did not phase Mary and she assured me that we will find the right person for this home. And we did. Her staff is exceptional with communication and follow through. I was kept apprised of activity every step of the way. Mary gave her expert advice on every offer, but assured me that the ultimate decision was ours. And she was very respectful of all of our decisions. Even though I live in Las Vegas I let everybody that I know back in the Chicago about Mary Wallace.Angelina & Terry Meier - Oak Forest Home Sellers