Flew in from San Francisco last weekend to look at potential second homes and came away having met a gem of an agent in Mary Marx. NO hard sell from this professional; but what we got instead was property specific
detailed information, history and enthusiasm for Palm Springs which
clearly reflects her love of “place.” Because our meeting was
unplanned, we got to watch Mary skillfully handle other agents and
clients and put the finishing touches or at least one transaction
even as we toured in her car. Without missing a beat, despite our
having flown back home, she has put together a wish list of
properties that we will fly down and see this coming week.
In our many years of property acquisition, we have never previously
experienced such an organized effort to meet OUR objectives and
amazingly we feel we have made a true friend in Mary Marx.
Wow where do I start?! Mary is a God send. I just completed my first real estate transaction (buying a vacation home in Palm Springs). I couldn’t have felt more comfortable and taken care of. I found Mary when I responded to one of her listings. It happened to be in escrow and about to close. She followed up to see if I needed any assistance in my search. I had done a lot of internet research so I sent her my list of properties of interest. She set up a tour for the following weekend. When we met she had everything printed and organized for my reference. I was so impressed. We spent the day together and it couldn’t have been better both personally and professionally. My budget was low and specific yet she’s treated me from day one as if I’m buying a multi million dollar home. All of her advice was spot on but never pushy. Subsequent to my close, I had a small issue – even though she’s technically done with her responsibilities she stepped in and offered to meet a repairman at my unit. This was a huge relief since I live out of town. She’s so kind, professional and keeps each stage of the buying process moving along. Thank you Mary!
Mary was involved in all aspects of our recent home purchase in Palm Springs. She is very knowledgeable about the desert communities and provided us with excellent recommendations for potential properties. Throughout the process, Mary kept us informed about everything and was always available to answer questions. Mary demonstrated genuine caring and concern and we highly recommend her. We will most certainly use her for future real estate purchases.
Fantastic agent; very knowledgeable of area; super responsive and on top of the process at all times; knows to point out details about listings that buyer/seller might otherwise not notice; tries to get the best deal for her clients; great to work with!!!
Mary recently represented me and my family in the sale of a vacation property we have owned for 30 years in Palm Desert.
By way of background I have been active as a broker in the commercial real estate industry in So Cal since 1980 and I have leased and sold over 3.5 billion dollars in real estate during my career. Please let me provide Mary my highest recommendation! First of all she is very smart and has high level communication skills and her ability to surround herself with a quality team was critical to our collective success. Please ask Mary for my contact information if you wish to speak with me directly. Go with Mary!
“We appreciated Mary’s professionalism, and enthusiasm for marketing and selling our property. She paid attention to details -noticed small things , able to cross the t’s and dot the i’s. Her experience showed through in her knowledge of the process, excellent communication , working with the tenant in the property while on the market, and getting the right work person to make the fixes needed to close, and negotiate the final sale.”
Mary was very thorough from the very beginning. Because of her early preparation, she sold our house in 3 days. We had a tenant in the house and she was very sensitive to their needs and even helped them in finding a place to rent and got our escrow to close early. I highly recommend her, in fact she will be hired to sell our next house.
Even though my wife and I are licensed real estate agents, we are from out of the area and Mary helped us gain local knowledge, meet new friends and local vendors. She represented us throughout our purchase in a responsive, professional way, never pushing us since this was a major location change. We would definitely recommend Mary Marx
From the first day we met Mary at an open house we were impressed.
She was so easy to talk to and had a great grasp of the local real
estate market. We soon were looking at properties and when we
found the one we wanted Mary went to work. And work she did, we
were amazed at what she did for us, we would never have closed
our dream desert home without her work.
We could have not found a better realtor than Mary. She made a great effort to understand what we were looking for in a property. We are very pc challenged and she helped us thru all the documents that needed to be processed. Always was available to answer our many questions.
She went out of her way to make our dream of owning a vacation home possible.
We were referred to Mary by a Realtor with whom we already have a very positive relationship. He described Mary as a “rock star,” and was this description ever so accurate. From the first email and phone call, Mary was on top of things. We are convinced that Mary does not sleep because over the course of the time that we worked with her, she responded to every single one of our incessant inquiries regardless of the hour.
We hired Mary to find us our dream home in La Quinta. It’s not our first vacation home, and it won’t be our last. We’re not picky, though we know what we like. We’re not high maintenance, but we expect things done right. Mary “interviewed” us to get our likes, dislikes, must haves, and would-be-nice-but-we-can-live-withouts, and then she sent over list after list after list of potential properties. A hundred questions (and a day) later, she had refined things to a few communities. She’s incredibly remarkable in the way that she helped us focus, without us even really knowing that she was helping us focus. She should be a therapist!
So we visited all the homes that she suggested, including even one that we told her “no, this is not right.” She insisted. She said, “I want you to see it as long as you are here.” Short story…we fell in love with it. And I don’t mean it was the runt of the litter and we felt sorry for it. I mean, it was the property whose photos and description were mismatched from reality. We saw all the things that we had in the “must have” column of our checklist, and BAM! we were smitten. The property had just been listed, and we had only seen it on Saturday, but by Sunday morning, we told Mary that we had to make a full price offer – and we did.
We’ve had all cash escrows take longer to close than this one! I don’t mean it was slow – it was about 30 days, which is pretty fast for a financed purchase. Mary’s suggestion for a lender was spot on. The escrow agent was equally phenomenal. Mary has this team that she’s hand-picked to help her, and they are all ten out of ten stars.
Look at us, we’re gushing…but really, Mary is that good. When it was all done and escrow closed, we decided that we’re going to do this again in a few years just so we can have the “Mary experience.”
In a nutshell – if you want responsive, caring, not pushy, and smart…..we wholeheartedly recommend Mary Marx.
Mary Marx is thorough, professional and kind. Her approach to real estate is unique and effective. Mary took a personal interest in my home sale, holding Open House frequently. She fully understood the market for my home, providing very accurate information in regards to home value and asking price. Mary managed the staging of the home, providing two vendors and then managing the furniture install for me (I live out of state). I have tried to sell this home for many years, Mary made it look simple by getting the home under contract in two months. I highly recommend Mary for anyone wishing to sell or purchase
Mary is an excellent choice for your realtor. She is extremely friendly and is very wise in her negotiating strategy. She was there to guide us every step of the way and managed all the communications like a real pro. Highly recommended and will most certainly keep our business with her.
Mary is the best! We met Mary when she was hosting an open house and followed up to work with her 4 months later when we were looking to buy. Mary is incredibly knowledgable, detailed, and responsive. We were buying from out of town and Mary and I talked on the phone and emailed frequently to narrow down housing options. When we found the houses we wanted to buy, Mary immediately talked with listing agents and prepared paperwork. She was always exceptionally prepared and went out of her way to get us the house we wanted on the first day open house. Best of all, Mary is super nice and fun! You WON’T be disappointed to work with Mary.
Outstanding service! ! The best home selling experience we ever had! Always had our paperwork done ahead of schedule. And held open houses weekly til it was sold. Thanks Mary
Mary sold us our new Duplex and it could have not gone any smoother. It was a 1030 Exchange and everything got done on time.
Thanks again Mary for a great job!
Professional all the way Able to sort through the process efficiently Knowledge of the market very good and up to date Spent the time to hold open house Made sure that the house showed in its best light
It’s too bad we cant give Mary Marx 6 stars, because she earns them!
We met Mary by chance at an open house where she was showing a not-very-attractive condo. After a brief chat about what we were really looking for, she got busy and sent us a lot of information, all of which was relevant to our needs. She offered to show us around a few projects and helped us to narrow down the areas that really suited us.
We found Mary to be extremely knowledgeable….and any questions she couldn’t answer, she dug up the information promptly (always telling us where she got the answer). Mary’s office support staff did a great job with all the document that had to be sent signed, reviewed, and so on.
This is a professional who goes above and beyond. She is honest and forthright, personable and patient. I am happy to have worked with her and even happier to recommend her.
Selling and buying a home all at once is a difficult process, but Mary Marx made our journey through all of this incredibly easy. When Mary sold our home she made sure to cover all her resources for advertising. She was quick to schedule broker tours, open houses, cover web advertising, local advertising and had our home all over California. We sold quickly and she never skipped a beat. She made sure she always met our needs first and assured that we were in the know of every step and every plan she had and that my husband and I were OK with it all. During the purchase of our new home we always felt Mary was making sure she was getting the best deal for us, her knowledge, negotiation skills and level of expertise put us at ease. Through it all Mary was available day or night always answering any question we had, guiding us in decisions by providing us with her professional opinion. We had the pleasure of working with Mary for over 3 months and her punctuality, wonderful mood and her level of professionalism was a breath of fresh air. My husband and I would definitely recommend Mary Marx and hope to be able to work with her again in the future.
A great experience I had with a true professional! I live in Marina del Rey, wanted a second home in Palm Springs and I contacted Mary as we have known each other for years. She went work and provided a schedule of tours of those places specific for my needs and wants. Her expertise of the entire Cochella Valley directed me to find my ideal place in Palm Desert in a great Country Club. Her expertise on the Country Club environment really saved me money and ended up with a fantastic turnkey deal. I would highly recommend Mary – she is personable, approachable, and someone who let’s you make the decision without being pushy to make that sale. Terrific professional!
Mary is very prepared, organized and professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with. She provided complete and thorough information on the various golfing communities in the area, covering all aspects of living in each. She was very patient with us, helping us narrow our search to the perfect community for us and our family.