When it didn't sell in two months, Mary found some superb renters for us, and they ended up renting the property for five years. During that time, she acted as property manager for us, since we moved out of state. She was always prompt and professional in that role. When the renters finally decided to purchase their own home, we once again asked Mary to be our realtor. We didn't know Mary when we first contracted with her. We found her on a find-a-realtor website, and I remember that she was one of only three that took the time to customize her response to our situation. Then, when we interviewed her, we felt her knowledge of the homes in the area surpassed the others; she knew our particular model well. That impressed us at the beginning, and nothing changed our opinion of her over the five years that she worked with us. Thank you, Mary, for your professionalism, your expertise, and your friendship! You're simply a great realtor! Larry and Diane
She really takes her job seriously and knows what to do and gets it done. I would use her again. She is the only realtor I would use.
They were very patient in showing me numerous properties until we found the one. From beginning to the end of the process I felt very comfortable in my home buying experience .
Mary is efficient with follow-up and follow-through. I highly recommend Mary when considering a realtor. She is honest and professional. Mary sold a home for me, found me a rental, and helped me purchase my current home.
When it came time for me to buy a home, they convinced me that Mary had the right experience to help me and they were right. I would definitely call Mary again if we ever decide to move!
This was our second time buying a house and when compared to our prior home purchase (with another realtor), this process was much smoother. Mary is a seasoned vet and it shows. Her communication is unmatched, her knowledge is extremely impressive, and her process is very fine tuned. We would not consider using any other realtor in the future.
Mary started out as our realtor and became a personal friend. We have worked with her on three real estate transactions, most recently the sale of my parents home. Mary went above and beyond to help us sell a very unique property. Her expertise and years of experience are assets to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She uses creative marketing, is responsive to questions, has recommendations for other local professionals when needed, and is always prompt and professional. Her husband Brian has years of experience in construction and is very informative and knowledgeable about repairs and restoration should you be looking at a fixer upper. We highly recommend the Opfer team for all your real estate needs!
She is knowledgeable, professional, honest, and hardworking. We always appreciated how well and quickly she stayed in communication with us. Mary never kept us waiting and wondering what was happening with our sale. Her advice was solid and we were able to list, sell and close all in less than 2 months! (Sold in 4days!)
She is knowledgeable, responsive at any time, supportive and an all around professional and good person.
She was awesome to work with and is very knowledgable of the mchenry county area. She showed us several homes and was patient with us during the process. Mary found us a great home last summer and I will work with her again in the future!
She was very knowledgeable, timely, and courteous. She was available to assist and answer any questions that we had and executed from beginning to end. We would highly recommend her.
! They are truly genuine and care about what we, as buyers were looking for in our search for the perfect home. Although we searched the listings daily, Mary is actually the one who found it. A "hidden gem" is what she called it. Mary and Brian always went the extra mile from finding us a great lender to even helping to fix things at the house, so that it would pass the FHA inspection. This is the best home buying experience I have ever had. If you decide to use Mary and Brian you will not be sorry !
She is very knowledgeable about the local real estate market, and provided us with honest and thoughtful guidance throughout the selling process. I would definitely use her again, and highly recommend her to anyone looking to list their home.
During the collapse of the housing market, Mary helped us navigate the challenging waters of a short sale. She provided us with access to quality people to help with repairs and she connected us with legal counsel. During that process, she also canvased the area for us to search for an appropriate rental property. We had a 4-month-old and a 1.5-year-old. She was patient as we brought our kids in tow and looked through rental after rental. In the end, she helped us find a townhouse that met all of our needs and we successfully completed our short sale. Fast forward to a few months ago. We were ready to own a home again. We contacted Mary and with her efforts and the help of her husband, found a property to call home. She once again was able to provide connections to several important people. We had an excellent inspection team and additional recommended people to do a further inspection of the property to ensure certain discoveries were addressed. Her suggestion for a lawyer and an initial bank contact for a loan were also top notch. Of course, there was no requirement that we use her connections, but it was such a great place to begin. Mary helped my family through one of our toughest times. Her expertise and commitment ensured we had a place to call home. I cannot thank her enough.
She was awesome to work with and talked me through everything along the way. I would highly recommend Mary to my friends and family!
My mother was in real estate for 30 years she’s retired so I used Mary not because I knew her. because I don’t know her, from a can of paint or I didn’t. But I do now, & We plan to for a long time I’ll never buy a house again without Mary. Brian was so knowledgeable & informative on construction & labor costs etc it made buying a fixer upper much less nerve wracking. All in all. I’d like to use Mary & Brian for ALL purchases in life ha ha. But we’ll all just have to settle with real estate. Good luck
She was responsive to our needs and always open to questions and answering our many questions. I would recommend Mary and her team to anyone in the McHenry County area!
Strong knowledge of the market and the current sales environment (sellers market). She understands the entire process from start to finish and every time we had a question she was great at explaining the answer in an easy to understand way. She never stops working - when I would send an email at 9 at night because some question just popped into my head, I expected to get an answer the following day, but instead got an answer within 15 minutes, even on Sundays. She was excellent at helping us with all aspects of setting our original price, negotiating strategy and providing options when issues came up. Besides all of the professional experience that Mary brings to the table, the best part about working with Mary Is her personal approach to her clients. The first time you meet Mary, you feel like you've known her your whole life - she is easy to converse with and always makes you feel comfortable. If we ever need an agent again, Mary will be the only person we call.
She always had an answer for us and always made time for my husband and I to go look at a home, spur of the moment. Our home search experience was flawless with her!
We looked at multiple listings before finding our current residence. Both Mary and Brian were there every step of the way; helping us through the pre-approval process and finding an attorney, to the inspections and closing. Undecided on the town we wanted to live in we looked at numerous homes in several different suburbs. Mary and Brian were always there at the listing waiting for us to arrive, and had already walked the property. Brian has over 30 years of home building/ construction experience, which was extremely helpful when he identified issues with several of the homes that we looked at, and advised us on the feasibility of upgrades at several properties. When we found our home, Mary helped us secure the property within hours. Mary and Brian are Wonderful and we will 100% be using them when we decide to move again.
Questions were always answered and put us at ease when any concerns surfaced. Top-Notch! Thank you! The Whiting's
She was always on time, quick to respond and proactive with insight and communication during the sales process. This was all particularly comforting in today's selling environment to insure the home closed on time.
They are knowledgeable, professional and truly look out for their customers. No question ever goes unanswered. They always made themselves available when we needed them. They most definitely take the stress out of buying and selling properties
If there was a higher rating I would give it to her! She did an outstanding job helping me and always offered some of the best realtor advise. She connected with me on a personal level and acted as if she were going through the process of purchasing the home herself.
Mary’s advice was top-notch and provided us with outstanding results. We couldn’t be happier!
They made the whole house-hunting experience as simple and as anxiety free as it could be. Mary's got all the real estate experience in the world! Brian's knowledge about construction and remodeling were so important to us as we evaluated a range of homes. He saw things and could explain things we never would have known. We were coming from an hour away (and we have a toddler) and they couldn't have been more flexible in working with our crazy schedule. I highly highly recommend them.
She visited our home and took detail notes before we listed with her. She provided recommendations on how to stage the property and what we needed to do to make the property show well. Mary kept us up to date on what was happening in the local market and provided solid feedback from each of the showings. We were extremely comfortable working with Mary and I would highly recommend listing with her if you are selling your home.
She went out of her way to assist us throughout the entire home buying process. Mary is one of the best real estate agents we have ever worked with and we have worked with many. She is a seasoned professional, who is knowledgeable and personable. Her response time is EXCELLENT!!! Mary gets things done quickly and efficiently. It was a pleasure working with her and we would highly recommend Mary Opfer.
Her advice as to the listing price for our home was spot on and resulted in multiple offers. She is super responsive. Her team and her go the extra mile, as an example we needed to get a set of keys to the buyers at closing, Mary's husband met me at our local Ace Hardware where I was having keys made and he drove the keys over to the closing.
She was always responsive to any questions we had. She brought in a stager/decorator to prepare the house for sale. We moved out of state prior to the sale of our home and Mary would make sure the house was kept in tip top condition while the house was listed. Mary couldn't have made the sale of our home any easier!! We had a contract on our home in 2 days! 5 Stars
We navigated the market slump, had an interesting long term rental and with Mary's expertise decided to stand by our home and prepare it for it's successful sale. Ours is a long story which I will gladly share if anyone is trying to decide on a realtor, but everyone that we spoke with over the years in regards to decisions with the house, be it legal or trades people, had nothing but very high respect for Mary. My husband of very few words said that there is nothing else to say except she is GOOD! If I had to choose just a few words....she is GOLDEN!
Mary made finding a home easy and stress free. She has to be the hardest working professional I've ever met. Thank you Mary Opfer
Also knowing the market to get what you want out of your home and quickly. Wouldn’t use anyone else she’s great and we can’t wait to work with her again in the future!
She was able to get us a very good price in a tough market.
She is very knowledgeable and extremely good at her job. She was very patient with all the questions I had along the way. She also got back to me in a very timely manner every time I reached out to her. Although I know she was working with many clients in addition to myself I always felt like I had her undivided attention when she was with me and she made herself available for all my needs. An added bonus is that she is a super nice person that I can honestly say I had fun going through the process with. I can't recommend her enough!
Absolutely amazing how fast she works and how organized she is. I was working out of state and needed to sell my home in IL. I contacted Mary and she had the paperwork started that same day. Communicating with Mary was perfect and simple. With over 20 + years experiace and very knowlegable. I just wanted to say thank you so much Mary for everything!
Her attention to detail and experience made the entire home selling process very easy. We were very happy to work with Mary for our recent home sale as well as our original home purchase over 10 years ago. I would highly recommend Mary Opfer for any real estate needs you may have. I will also continue to work with Mary or any of our future needs.
I moved out of state and she handled everything. I sat on my couch in my pjs during the closing, 1000 miles away, confident that everything was going smoothly. She was able to provide recommendations for everything from a carpet cleaning company to a real estate attorney. She knows the area and can help with so much more than just the realtor part of it. I can't recommend her enough.
During that time she marketed tirelessly. She did many things to support me above & beyond what a business relationship usually calls for to get the home sold. I referred her to mybest friend & husband. She sold their home & found a new one for them to purchase. I recently referred Mary to a good friend's son & daughter-in-law who are 1st time buyers. They began their search with a different realtor, which did not work well for them. After connecting with Mary, they were happy to report smooth sailing through closing. Thank you, Mary. Your professionalism & ability to make things run smoothly are much appreciated by me & my friends! I would recommend Mary & Mary's team to anyone.
Each of these were handled with utmost professionalism and character. When you're in the real estate business for as long as Mary and her team have been, it must mean they're doing something right...and they are!
We enjoyed having her as our agent. Would recommend her to anyone. She takes time to answer questions and is very responsive.
She made our first time home buying experience as perfect as can be. She was very informative and always has the answer to any questions we had. We highly recommend Mary to anyone looking to buying a home.
Her professional, upbeat and "can-do" attitude is infectious. Mary only gives real concrete feedback and advice that is "right-on"! She has her finger on the pulse of the market at all times and her knowledge and experience absolutely makes all the difference when it comes to positioning your home for sale. There is no other local agent I would consider whether buying or selling a home!
Very knowledgeable not only of real estate, but also of work that may need to be done inside the house. Made herself readily available via text/phone/email - and has great contacts for attorney, floor guy, etc.
Selling or purchasing a home can be stressful! Mary business knowledge helped reduce some of the challenges of selling and purchasing a home for my family.
She and her team are knowledgeable, patient and so quick to respond to anything we needed. Great experience.
She sold us our house in 2004 and helped us with the sell of our house and purchase of our new home in 2018. Mary listened to our hopes for our new home and helped us find our perfect match. We love our new home and bought it before selling our present house. Mary is extremely talented in staging a house. We used all of her suggestions and easily were able to sell our home quickly so we didn't have a second mortgage. Mary constantly checked in with us so we never felt overwhelmed or stress during any of the purchasing and selling of the houses. We had a lot of changes from one home to the next. We went from city water to well, first time having a septic tank, first time owning a pool and hot tub, etc. Mary and her husband stopped by the first week we moved in an walked us through how to care for all of our these things, gave us suggestions and names of respectable companies to call, and said we were welcome to still contact them at anytime with new questions. Which we have. We highly recommend Mary Opfer if you plan to sell or buy a home.
She was there to help every step of the way and always looked out for my best interests. Couldn't have asked for a better first time home buying experience and would highly recommend Mary to anyone
It took her one hour to complete the entire transaction
Mary has helped us sell our home and purchase our newest home. We're so glad we found her!!
She is friendly ,knowledgeable and goes above and beyond. I have used her for the sale of my house and my recent purchase. Both times she gave excellent customer service. Definitely 5+ stars.
!!! Her professional skills of the market sold out home in 4 days....everything went smoothly from beginning to end! She had a professional photographer take some beautiful pictures of our home and the marketing was phenomenal! I would highly recommend Mary if you want to sell your home quickly!!!! She was a pleasure to work with!!!!
Within 1 week we had a solid contract. She helped us successfully negotiate a deal on the house we wanted. Mary surrounds herself with a great team. Everything fell into place perfectly. From the home inspections, radon mitigations and attorney, everyone that she recommended to us could not have been more professional. Thanks Mary. You know we will using your services again.
I felt as though I was her only client and always received quick responses to my questions. Whether it was to set-up showings or random questions about my ever changing requirements. Mary was always professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. I recommended her to my family and friends. I trust her.
She is also detail oriented. She recommended what upgrades were necessary to make the sale. Based on her knowledge i sold my house in 2 days
She is super knowledgeable about the current market. She answered all of our questions and was available every step of the way
Mary always goes above and beyond what is expected. Always knowledge and prepared. Wouldn’t use anyone else!
! She took the time to understand my needs and then spent hours upon hours with me in search of the "right" property. She guided me through the process and is truly dedicated to excellent customer service. She is top notch in my book!! I would HIGHLY recommend Mary to buy or sell...
Her experience is impressive. What is unique, however, is Mary's ability to navigate the emotional aspects of buying and selling real estate. I have witnessed how Mary's natural ability to deal with people helps to avoid some of the behaviors that can surface in a real estate transaction. People on both sides of the transaction enjoy working with Mary. She skillfully pulls the deal together. What can often be challenging turns out to be enjoyable for both sides. Each home I have purchased or sold with Mary has turned out to be a success. It is without hesitation that I fully recommend Mary for your purchase or sale as well!
I would recommend her to everyone I know. I will definitely be calling her again when I'm ready to buy/sell
She was pro-active and gave lots of tips and direction on how to set up the home. Once the house went up for sale, she was on top of every showing and gave us quick feedback. After the sale, and the closing, she was there finalizing the walk-through. She is a consummate professional and my wife and I couldn't have chosen a better realtor.
She even helped to fix some minor repairs that the buyer had requested. The sale was a lot easier than we expected it to be!