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“Mary Ann really listens, asks questions and clarifies when needed. She is direct and easy to work with. We felt confident that we would find a house even in this crazy real estate market, and we did!”

"My choices weren't available, she kept spirits high and gave us sage advice; the right one would come. And it did. We have the perfect house now in the perfect location.”

“Her knowledge of real estate, specifically the peninsula area, was rock solid. She helped us tour the neighborhoods, make sense of recent sale prices, understand the parties involved in the process, and how to move forward with finding and purchasing a home.”

“She conducts business with a straightforward approach with a clear goal in mind--to get you the best possible price that she can.”

“Mary Ann was great about giving us the facts, even if they were tough to hear at times. This helped us take the emotion out of decisions and ultimately make the right choices.”

“Mary Ann is someone you want on your side come time for negotiations. She is to the point, unwavering, and probably very tough to read from a buying agent perspective.”

"My choices weren't available, she kept spirits high and gave us sage advice; the right one would come. And it did. We have the perfect house now in the perfect location."

"As a first time home buyer, I could not have asked for a better realtor than Mary Ann. She was very patient as I had to stop and start the search (for personal reasons). She walked me through all of the options and helped me determine exactly what was right for my family while taking the time to understand our needs and wishes. We moved from the city to the peninsula and she took the time to show us around different neighborhoods and walked us through the pros and cons of each. She is one of the most proactive people I have ever had the pleasure of working with, which is very important in this housing market. She is prompt and courteous and always did her best to make her schedule accommodate ours. She treated my son as an integral part of the family whose opinion mattered in the home buying process. When one of our first choices wasn't available, she kept out spirits high and gave us sage advice; the right one would come. And it did. We have the perfect house now in the perfect location. During the actual offer and closing process, Mary Ann was very helpful in communicating in layman's terms what we needed to know. I felt like had a trusted adviser by my side, who understood the value of long term clients, and was not just focused on an immediate sale. Her recommendations for appraisers and other people to work with were always quality. I would work with all of them again as well. Post-closing, Mary Ann has been amazing. She continues to check-in to see how we are settling in. She is genuine and warm and I would recommend her to anyone."

"Her expert advice as to what to upgrade and how was infallible and spot-on."

"Incredible experience!  Mary Ann Teixeira is an incredibly knowledgeable, personable realtor.  Her expert advice as to what to upgrade and how was infallible and spot-on.  She immediately dealt with any glitches as they popped up.  She orchestrated the whole thing and I had to do nothing but sign my name to documents.  Her timeline was completely accurate and our home sold within a week at a better price than asking.
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If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, be sure and call Mary Ann Teixeira.  You will be in for a treat!  Thank you Mary Ann!"

"She is detail-oriented. whether you are selling or buying the details really matter."

If you are intrigued about the 5 stars for Mary Ann on Yelp, don't be! She is that and more. We had just gone through a terrible agent who had failed to keep his words and was just too lazy. I frantically searched for agents on Yelp and called Mary Ann among a few others. She showed up in just a couple of hours, paid careful attention and exuded confidence all the way through. There are too many great things about Mary Ann but here is a brief list of what makes her the very best:
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1. She is detail-oriented. whether you are selling or buying the details really matter.
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2. Excellent communicator: She can communicate with a kindergartner as we as she can with a PhD. Do not underestimate the need for communication.. things can easily get complicated in real estate.
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3. She shows up and keeps her word. This may seem like a basic requirement for any professional but I am amazed at the number of agents that are extremely unprofessional.
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4. She listens very well and she respectfully puts her thoughts across when she disagrees. Whether you are selling or buying, this is an emotional business. Having someone on your side that listens and is respectful can ease the process a great deal.
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5. She is super-experienced and knowledgeable. Mary Ann was the only one of 5 realtors we interviewed who was able to identify subtle upgrades that we had done in the blink of an eye.
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Don't waste your time or money with someone else. Just hire Mary Ann!

"Her marketing and negotiating strategies definitely reflects her industry experience and overall people skills."

"Working with Mary Ann has been a low stress experience in what is a high stress transaction. Mary Ann and her team took care of everything and then sealed the deal in a very short time frame while working under less than ideal conditions/restrictions of the pandemic. The home was listed over the 4th of July (2020) weekend. Her marketing and negotiating strategies definitely reflects her industry experience and overall people skills. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone wanting to sell their home. Mary Ann’s solid performance confirms her high quality of service to her clients."

"We loved that Mary Ann had a very clear step by step process to home purchasing and this truly helped us feel comfortable "

"We worked with Mary Ann to find our first home and had a great experience. We started looking for a house in September of 2020 and, because of the pandemic, the process of finding a home seemed quite daunting: there were no open houses, so every single house we checked required an appointment and pandemic paper work with realtors. Working with Mary Ann, we were able to explore several houses in very different neighborhoods and get a clear idea of the options available to us. We loved that Mary Ann had a very clear step by step process to home purchasing and this truly helped us feel comfortable when the time came to put an offer down (for example, we felt ready to understand the information that was being provided to us in the disclosures). Mary Ann understood very well the type of needs we had and was instrumental on helping us find our home . Her recommendations were spot on and we are very grateful for them (as a great plus, we think she has an eye for design). We found a house we really liked, the whole process in less than two months in the middle of the pandemic!"

"Her knowledge of real estate, specifically the peninsula area, was rock solid."

"Before working with Mary Ann, we interviewed several other real estate agents. Mary Ann was personable, professional, and sharp. During our time working with her, she was very responsive on the phone or text, and eager to help us. Her knowledge of real estate, specifically the peninsula area, was rock solid. She helped us tour the neighborhoods, make sense of recent sale prices, understand the parties involved in the process, and how to move forward with finding and purchasing a home. She was what I would call energetically patient. I felt she enjoys the work she does, and she knows how to do it well. It's very likely we would not have been able to buy the house we did without Mary Ann's help. My husband and I saw a price drop on a house that had previously been out of our range. We contacted Mary Ann to see if she had seen the drop. She had and suggested that we check it out that evening with her. We did, and that very evening she was on the phone making calls to the seller's agent to get a read on the situation. We had an offer in the hands of the seller the next day, and won the house. I credit Mary Ann for this success because of her very fast response time. At no point did we feel pressure from Mary Ann regarding our price points or anything else for that matter. She was not shy about asking us what we did and didn't like about different houses, and was able to understand relatively quickly what we were looking for. When crafting the offer, she was methodical, answering clearly the many questions we had. Overall, I felt we had certainly hired the right person to help us with this important decision. I highly recommend Mary Ann - she is a true professional who does great work."

"She is one of the most proactive people I have ever had the pleasure of working with, which is very important in this housing market."

"She walked me through all of the options and helped me determine exactly what was right for my family while taking the time to understand our needs and wishes. As a first time home buyer, I could not have asked for a better realtor than Mary Ann. She was very patient as I had to stop and start the search (for personal reasons). She walked me through all of the options and helped me determine exactly what was right for my family while taking the time to understand our needs and wishes. We moved from the city to the peninsula and she took the time to show us around different neighborhoods and walked us through the pros and cons of each. She is one of the most proactive people I have ever had the pleasure of working with, which is very important in this housing market. She is prompt and courteous and always did her best to make her schedule accommodate ours. She treated my son as an integral part of the family whose opinion mattered in the home buying process. When one of our first choices wasn't available, she kept out spirits high and gave us sage advice; the right one would come. And it did. We have the perfect house now in the perfect location. During the actual offer and closing process, Mary Ann was very helpful in communicating in layman's terms what we needed to know. I felt like had a trusted adviser by my side, who understood the value of long term clients, and was not just focused on an immediate sale. Her recommendations for appraisers and other people to work with were always quality. I would work with all of them again as well. Post-closing, Mary Ann has been amazing. She continues to check-in to see how we are settling in. She is genuine and warm and I would recommend her to anyone."

"Mary Ann was great about giving us the facts, even if they were tough to hear at times. This helped us take the emotion out of decisions and ultimately make the right choices."

"Mary Ann is someone you want on your side come time for negotiations. We initially selected Mary Ann based on her familiarity and knowledge of our neighborhood. After our first meeting is was apparent that her professionalism, integrity and tenacity were equally as strong. During the process of selling our home there were several things that stood out. 1) Mary Ann established a detailed and aggressive schedule (per our request) to get our home on the market and sold ASAP. 2) Inspections, stagers, open houses, cleaning, photographers, paperwork, website, fliers, etc, were executed like clockwork. We didn't have to worry about a thing 3) When dealing with other agents and interested buyers Mary Ann is extremely kind and professional. It was empowering and comforting to have Mary Ann represent our home and us through the selling process 4) Mary Ann was great about giving us the facts, even if they were tough to hear at times. This helped us take the emotion out of decisions and ultimately make the right choices. Marry Ann was calm and collected throughout the entire process. 5) Mary Ann is someone you want on your side come time for negotiations. She is to the point, unwavering, and probably very tough to read from a buying agent perspective. As someone who works in sales I was very impressed. 6) McGuire is a solid agency and Mary Ann knows how to leverage their assets such as photographers, websites, listings, MLS, etc. Mary Ann was also able to recommend an agent she had worked with through McGuire on the buying side for us in Marin."

"She conducts business with a straightforward approach with a clear goal in mind--to get you the best possible price that she can."

"I've worked in the real estate industry for over 25 years as a Senior Loan Officer and have teamed up with all levels of experienced realtors to help close their transactions. I've never worked with MaryAnn on a professional or personal level until I interviewed her to possibly sell my home in Belmont. I interviewed local agents, high volume agents and even contacted my realtor that I used in the past. MaryAnn was the last I interviewed and was undoubtedly the best choice. She conducts business with a straightforward approach with a clear goal in mind--to get you the best possible price that she can. There was no instance in the entire process of selling my home that I ever questioned her strategy, her work ethic or her experience. The entire process, from beginning to end, was smoother than I could've ever wished for. If you are ever thinking of selling your home, you need to hire MaryAnn. You will not be disappointed!"

"Even after close, she was super helpful in giving us contacts for plumbers, HVAC, gardeners, roofers, etc."

"Mary Ann was a terrific agent for us. As first time homebuyers, we needed a bit more handholding, and she was patient, calm, reassuring and attentive. Not only did she do a terrific job on all the things you expect -- reviewing inspection reports, giving us a sense of comps/offer price/negotiations, sharing her deep knowledge of the various Peninsula neighborhoods -- she went above and beyond in dealing with a seller's agent who was not familiar with the Bay Area market. She took the reins in getting required reports, the sewer lateral clearance, and even an arborist when it looked like the seller was going to get delayed. And even after close, she was super helpful in giving us contacts for plumbers, HVAC, gardeners, roofers, etc. so that we could fix things that needed fixing right away, as well as architect/designer rec's for renovation. I could not have wished for a better guide in the home buying process!"

"I have been extremely impressed with her work ethic, her consistent responsiveness (staying in touch with us when she was on a European vacation) and her organizational skills."

"My wife and I started working with Mary Ann in early June as we were hoping to sell our townhouse in San Mateo and buy a larger home in the mid-Peninsula. Throughout our almost five months working together, I have been extremely impressed with her work ethic, her consistent responsiveness (staying in touch with us when she was on a European vacation) and her organizational skills. It was clear to us that she really knew the market and had relationships with other agents that she was able to leverage to help us. She was a valued partner in our process and helped guide us to two very positive outcomes."

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With nearly 15 years of real estate experience, Mary Ann has acquired those intuitive skills that are crucial to negotiating, communicating and navigating through what has become a very sophisticated real estate market. During that time, she has earned the respect of her peers, and developed a huge list of past clients creating a very successful referral business.

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