Mary was our real estate broker for the purchase of three separate properties in Wilmington, North Carolina. She could not have been more competent, helpful and professional. She located the homes and helped us fully evaluate the properties and their rental potential. Her assessments were right on point. We were easily able to rent two of the homes at top dollar and the third we renovated and resold for a significant profit. We felt fully informed at every step of the process. In addition to her professionalism, her personality is delightful. We, without hesitation, would use her services again; and would and do, highly recommend her.
Mary was AWESOME!! We had listed with another realtor and got lots of showings but no offers for 6 months prior. We hired Mary after the contract expired and got an offer in 9 days!! She did and excellent job of marketing our home and getting an offer so quickly was proof positive. My husband was truly impressed with her knowledge of the market conditions and all of her statistical proof. On a side note, she gave us the absolute best closing gift that a realtor could get for us. It is something that we will keep and treasure forever. I would HIGHLY recommend Mary for all of your realty needs.
Mary is the consummate professional house hunter! We did not expect to find many homes that met our long list of requirements - and our budget, but Mary greatly exceeded our expectations with numerous offerings that left us feeling amazed by her skill. On par with her house hunting talent is her personality. She truly is one of the nicest people I have worked with - in any capacity. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
When researching a competent realtor, we look for someone who carefully listens to our needs and interests, who will take the time to expertly match these with homes and neighborhoods that are appropriate for us. This describes Mary Lynn Blake. Mary is respectful and trustworthy. She puts forth untiring effort to provide her clients with the education they will need in order to make informed decisions. She is down to earth, intelligent and caring. In addition, she is also knowledgeable in the area of real estate investing. She networks with colleagues in order to get the most up to date information about trends and what is available in the market. She maintains a blog that informs others of events and places of interest in the area as well as highlighting homes as they come on the market. We trust Mary to assist us with any future home buying needs!
Dr. Karen Johnson & Family
I recently took on a case in which I had very limited time in which to file a brief. An important element of my case was obtaining the current market value of my client's home. I reached out to Mary Lynn Blake to prepare an assessment. I made my request late in the day, and by the next morning, Mary had completed and delivered the assessment to me. I had made a really good decision in placing my faith in Mary.
Mary and I have also discussed retirement communities in the Wilmington area in anticipation of my aging mother's needs. I have been impressed with her knowledge of available options. When the time comes to move my mother to Wilmington, I will contact Mary to assist us. I am confident she will find the best available housing arrangement for my mother.
Jennifer Umbaugh, Attorney-at-Law
I have known Mary Lynn Blake, both as a colleague and as a friend, for nearly 20 years. Since becoming a Broker, Mary has spent numerous hours with me discussing housing market and population trends in Wilmington, areas of real estate growth, the types of home upgrades that provide the greatest return on investment, and investment property opportunities. I recently asked Mary if she could prepare a current market value assessment of my home so that I could better understand my position in the market. Not only did Mary research comps within my subdivision, she also evaluated my home against recent housing sales in surrounding communities. I was both impressed and appreciative of the time and effort Mary put in to preparing this assessment,
I previously had the opportunity to work with Mary in a professional capacity. I found her to be capable, hardworking, reliable, and a person of the utmost honesty and integrity. She always made herself available to me when I needed assistance, and I knew that I could trust her judgment and advice.
Mary has been a close friend for many years and I trust her implicitly. Without hesitation, I will engage her as my Broker when I have any real estate needs.