Mary Wallace

12 years of work experience
Coldwell Banker
6232 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL, 60453
(708) 529-9009

Ratings & reviews (26)

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Highly likely to recommend
11/24/2014
blsocolow
Listed and sold a home
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. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/24/2013
user21392171
Listed and sold a home
After a 3 month listing with a different realtor, that was filled with bad pictures, excuses and sparce showings, my wife gave the listing to Mary. The new listing had beautiful pictures showcasing all of the selling features of the home and Mary had a pre-approved buyer within a week. I only wish I listed with her initially. Don't make the same mistake that I did.....sign with Mary now.
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2013
user2113757
Listed and sold a home
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. 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.
Highly likely to recommend
10/25/2013
user5527058
Listed and sold a home
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 (1/2008) 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. Sincerely A.M. Elgin Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2013
user8874939
Helped me buy home
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! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/16/2013
user36695721
Helped me buy home
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.
Highly likely to recommend
10/13/2013
user2525284
Listed and sold a home
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". Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2013
user5153936
Helped me buy home
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 properties.
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2013
tombaker24008863
Helped me buy home
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!
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2013
user40930164
Listed and sold a home
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.
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2013
user4454998
Listed and sold a home
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.
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2013
user2063003
Listed and sold a home
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!
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2013
user8659843
Listed and sold a home
Mary was knowledgeable about Oak Lawn, engendered confidence that she would sell the house in a timely fashion. Reports and feedback about showings were ongoing, keeping me up to date. She was honest about market conditions, which I appreciated, and very personable.
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2013
user8934257
Listed and sold a home
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.
Highly likely to recommend
09/26/2013
user4906130
Listed and sold a home
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.
Highly likely to recommend
09/20/2013
user8179790
Listed and sold a home
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.
Highly likely to recommend
09/20/2013
user12715288
Listed and sold a home
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.
Highly likely to recommend
09/14/2013
user06041092
Listed and sold a home
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!
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2013
user42291225
Listed and sold a home
Mary is excellent in 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. I only gave her 3 stars on negotiation because there wasn't much of that which really took place. The buyer and I met in the middle on the sale price after just one round of offer - counter offer.
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2014
user52979935
Listed and sold a home
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!
Highly likely to recommend
10/06/2014
cafferatae
Listed home, but didn't sell
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, 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 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/25/2014
jjw1470
Listed and sold a home
September 24, 2014 Dear Mary, 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 and Cherilyn Wiatr Less ... More
Response fromMary Wallace
Dear Joe and Cherilyn, It was an absolute pleasure working with you throughout the years to help you buy and sell homes. I am elated to hear how pleased you were with my professional photography, staging ideas and level of service my team works hard to provide each day to make each transaction as smooth as possible for our clients. I wish you much happiness in your new home! Best Wishes, Mary Wallace
Highly likely to recommend
09/23/2014
dennisbicc
Helped me buy and sell homes
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 Less ... More
Response fromMary Wallace
Dear Dennis & Deana, Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you to sell your beautiful home and help you find a new home. It is wonderful to hear you were pleased with my positive attitude, marketing, feedback from every showing, communication and help with negotiating. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! Take Care, Mary Wallace
Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2014
userid126567
Helped me buy home
Mary helped me purchase a HUD foreclosure. She helped me get a great deal and walked me through each step with ease. She showed me comparable homes that sold so that I could made an educated offer. She truly knows the market and I have referred her to many of my friends and family members throughout the years.
Do not recommend
01/01/2014
kmburley
Listed and sold a home
We went with Mary Wallace since she was recommended to us. Her team did very little to help sell the house - no newspaper ads, no open houses. As soon as someone showed some interest in the house, all activity appeared to stop, leaving us few options. No help was given on negotiating. In fact, she pushed us to take a very low offer. Given our past experience with realtors, we were very dissatisfied.
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2013
user061469
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
I can't believe I am the first to publish a review!! Wow Mary sold a lot of homes. So I gave her a 5 in every category because there are no 6's. She had 28 sales in October alone. If I had that many Renovation closings in a month, that would be the national record.