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My wife and I had a long experience with Mary Opfer; we sold a townhome in Algonquin, and actually put it up for sale in 2012 (with her as our realtor) when the market was really slow.

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

fowlershome Sold a Townhouse home in Algonquin, IL.

she does what she said she was going to do fast an correct we are very happy with her services and highly recommend her.

It took her one hour to complete the entire transaction

tetobin1 Bought and sold a Townhouse home in Cary, IL.

Mary was easy to work with.

We enjoyed having her as our agent. Would recommend her to anyone. She takes time to answer questions and is very responsive.

kmmatsko1 Sold a Single Family home in Crystal lake, IL

This is our second time working with Mary Opfer.

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.

kelf14 Bought and sold a Single Family home in Cary, IL.

We cannot say enough about how positive our experience was with Mary.

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.

john7531 Bought a Single Family home in Huntley, IL

She helped us through selling the home we lived in for almost 30 years and raised our children in it.

She was able to get us a very good price in a tough market.

tfchess Bought and sold a Single Family home in Crystal lake, IL.

Mary is not only very knowledgeable but knows the area and many people in the industry.

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.

ginamocchi Bought and sold a Townhouse home in Cary, IL

My wife and I were fortunate enough to work with Mary and her husband Brian last April while searching for our first home.

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.

Darrik Gramann Bought a Single Family home in Palatine, IL.

Mary is an awesome realtor.

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.

bkogden25 Bought a home in IL 60013.

Would highly recommend Mary for her knowledge, responsiveness & expertise.

Mary has helped us sell our home and purchase our newest home. We're so glad we found her!!

franse203 Bought and sold a Single Family home in Crystal lake, IL.

Mary listed our home in Palatine.

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.

rockit89 Bought and sold a Single Family home in Barrington, IL.

Mary helped my family several times over a span of 6 years.

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.

truax brian Bought and sold a Single Family home in Huntley, IL.

It was great working with Mary.

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.

Anthony Guido Sold a Single Family home in Cary, IL

She is the best.

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.

oscar250 Sold a home in Wilmette, IL.

From beginning to end, Mary and her Team took great care of us.

Questions were always answered and put us at ease when any concerns surfaced. Top-Notch! Thank you! The Whiting's

j whiting Sold a Single Family home in Cary, IL

Mary Opfer was extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable while helping me short sale my condo.

I would recommend her to everyone I know. I will definitely be calling her again when I'm ready to buy/sell

user88346918 Sold Condo in Downers grove, IL.

We can not thank Mary Opfer enough for the long term and long distance support she gave to us after my husband retired and we decided to relocate permanently to Texas.

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!

rmp1977 Sold a Single Family home in Cary, IL.

Mary has worked with my family for years when buying a few different homes in Cary, and I worked with her again when buying my own home for the first time the past summer.

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!

aubreyhannig Bought and sold a Single Family home in Fox river grove, IL.

Mary lived up to her reputation as being one of the best relators in McHenry County.

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.

Jack Walsh Bought and sold a Single Family home in Cary, IL.

Mary is very knowledgeable of the local market.

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.

twodarski Sold a Single Family home in Trout valley, IL.

Mary went above and beyond to help us sell our 2nd home from out of state.

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!

niki gavin Sold a Townhouse home in Cary, IL

We’ve known and worked with Mary and Brian Opfer for over 20 years.

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!

collndan Sold a Single Family home in Cary, IL.

Mary Is the best realtor in the business and great to work with!

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.

tylersmac Bought a Townhouse home in Marengo, IL.

Mary and the ReMax Northwest Unlimited Team are the best real estate group we have ever worked with.

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

bgandlj2 Sold a Townhouse home in Crystal lake, IL.

Mary is a true professional!

! 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...

Sheila D Bought a Single Family home in Huntley, IL.

We have used Mary and her team for multiple real estate transactions.

She and her team are knowledgeable, patient and so quick to respond to anything we needed. Great experience.

Mom2mary Bought a Single Family home in Cary, IL.

Mary and Brian were wonderful !

! 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 !

valeriee6781 Bought a home in Mchenry, IL.

Mary and Brian were fantastic to work with.

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.

michaelnagy12 Bought a Single Family home in Crystal lake, IL.

We've worked with Mary and her team of experts on multiple real estate transactions from finding rental properties to listing rental properties, as well as finding and selling a home.

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!

webmaster937 Sold a Condo home in Cary, IL.

I was absolutely impressed by the energy and drive of Mary Opfer.

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.

skyfall3007 Bought a Single Family home in Island lake, IL.

Mary was quite wonderful.

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.

eugndena Sold a home in IL 60014.

I would like to say that not only is it wise to hire a professional but it's even wiser when you hire one that's at the top of her profession.

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

zuser20160701102635134 Bought a Condo home in Hoffman estates, IL.

Very knowledgeable she would show up on off times to show us homes and got us exactly what we wanted both times.

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!

jbratanick88 Bought a Condo home in Wauconda, IL.

Mary knows real estate in the Crystal Lake area better than any other realtor in the area.

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

jamesruzbasan Sold a Single Family home in Crystal lake, IL

Mary went above and beyond to ensure my first time home buying experience went smoothly.

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

dulreich10 Bought a Single Family home in Cary, IL.

Working with Mary Opfer to sell and purchase our home was a pleasurable experience.

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.

aaron0558 Bought and sold a Single Family home in Algonquin, IL.

Mary is extremely professional and well informed about the local market (especially Northwood Acres in Cary).

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.

Denise Robins Sold a Single Family home in Cary, IL.

I've worked with Mary and her team on a few occasions and I highly recommend working with her!

She is knowledgeable, responsive at any time, supportive and an all around professional and good person.

Laura Ponzo Sold a Single Family home in Cary, IL.

We’ve used Mary multiple times and have referred her to friends and family members.

Mary always goes above and beyond what is expected. Always knowledge and prepared. Wouldn’t use anyone else!

wolosfive Sold a Single Family home in Cary and Crystal Lake, IL.

Mary was there with honest information and lead us the the process of selling with great expertise.

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!

mcadavid0 Sold a Single Family home in Mchenry, IL.

Mary Opfer sold a home for me during a difficult housing market.

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.

kittycrazytoo Bought and sold a home in IL 60013.

Mary is a blessing from the real estate gods there’s no other way to put it when you want a fair deal when you want to know what you’re actually buying or what you’re getting into use Mary.

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

zuser20180208113644523 Bought a Townhouse home in Cary, IL.

Both my sister and brother bought a house with the help of Mary.

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!

Amber DeRosia Bought a Single Family home in Crystal lake, IL.

Mary and the rest of her team was a joy to work with.

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 .

ridered24800 Bought a Single Family home in Mchenry, IL.

Mary Opfer was the realtor for the sale of our home.

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

zuser20150918110251091 Sold a Single Family home in Cary, IL.

Mary has a unique way of making selling your home seem very easy.

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!

roskoend Sold a home in Cary, IL.

Mary has been so great to work with.

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!)

user3688409 Sold a Single Family home in Village of Lakewood, IL.

Mary was incredible - very responsive and on top of new listings.

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!

jenniferengels77 Bought a Single Family home in Lake Zurich, IL.

Mary was my realtor in 2003 when I bought my house, and again in 2018 when I sold it.

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.

palmerlakecandles Sold a Condo home in Cary, IL.

Mary Opfer is the number one realtor I've worked with by far.

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!

fiberoppros Sold a Single Family home in Elburn, IL.

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