Mary Harmston - Broker-Associate, Realtor, CDPE, SFR, PMC, CHS, SRES
Mary's real estate career includes over 20 years of experience in both the commercial and residential real estate venues. She possesses exceptional problem solving and negotiating skills, and consistently demonstrates superior customer service. Her background and research skills allow her to provide clients with vital information required in today's complex market. As an informed buyer or seller you will be able to make the best choices for one of the most important decisions of your life.
When you work with her you can be assured she goes above and beyond your expectations. Using today's technology and listening to the needs of her clients, she is committed to ensuring that your real estate transaction is a positive experience. Mary invests quality time and energy to provide her clients with the highest level of professional service. Sound advice, invaluable guidance and honest opinions are offered.
She attended UCLA Graduate School of Business and Management, San Joaquin College of Law Paralegal Program and Monterey Peninsula College. She holds designations as a Certified Distressed Property Expert, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, Certified HAFA Specialist, Property Management Certification and most recently earned the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation.
Mary obtained a real estate salesperson's license in 1991, and in 2004 furthered her education by obtaining her broker's license.
Mary's family has enjoyed home ownership in Morro Bay since 1970. She loves creating custom jewelry as a metalsmith and agility training with her Toy Fox Terrier, Kazzy.
Service, Knowledge, Experience and Trust
Mary invests quality time and energy to provide her clients with the highest level of professional service. Sound advice, invaluable guidance and honest opinions are offered. A long term veteran of the real estate industry, she holds designations as a Certified Distressed Property Expert, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, Certified HAFA Specialist, Property Management Certification and Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She's helped investors, first-time homebuyers, seasoned buyers and sellers, and distressed property owners realize their real estate dreams and goals. Give her a call at 805-540-8357 or visit her website at www.mary.rockviewrealty.com
|Melanie and Ted|
|The only reason I did not rate Mary Harmston on negotiation skills is because my husband and I did not get to the point of buying a property, so we didn't see her negotiation skills in action. But I have every reason to believe she would be as competent and professional and effective at negotiating as she was at everything else. We've known Mary for just over a year and not only have the utmost respect for her as a realtor, we consider her a friend. While we decided to rent in Carmel, for many different reasons, for our first six months on the peninsula, we entertained the idea of buying a house or condo. Mary came highly recommended to me by my brother, Larry Bishop, a realtor in Lakeway, Texas, so when we were ready to look, we contacted her. She was wonderful from Day One--informed, responsive, professional, available, and funny. You could not find a nicer realtor, nor one more generous with her time, or more familiar with this area. In many cases, she knew better than we did what we were looking for, and got us to see properties we might not have otherwise considered. But if I had to say what I appreciate most about Mary Harmston it is her absolutely-no-pressure attitude. She doesn't want you to buy a house unless you have fallen in love with it. And that's the truth. We give Mary more stars than you've provided above!|
|Michael Bush, Ed.D|
|I typically don't give 5 stars to anyone or anything but Mary truly is exceptional. Mary was a tremendous help in finding a home when we were relocating to Monterey from Rhode Island. Her caring professional attitude allowed the process to be as streamlined as possible. Since we were unable to visit in person she went above and beyond taking pictures and videos of prospective homes, explaining each step of the process. My wife and I enthusiastically recommend Mary Harmston. Thank you Mary!|
|Mary helped me buy my beautiful home two years ago. It was a foreclosure and required her expertise to navigate the foreclosure process. She was invaluable in helping me get the house of my dreams. She is a wonderful, competent realtor and I will use her again.|
|Sam and Tamara|
|We recently bought some real estate in Monterey and it was a pleasure working with Mary. She was pleasant, very efficient, on the ball, and knew her "stuff" I called to make an appointment to see some houses and in a two days she was ready to show us about eight places and ready to see more - if we wanted! Mary was attentive to detail and to my requests which she responded to in record time (usually within a few hours). I believe that it was largely due to her that we were able to make a purchase that we are very happy with. We would recommend her highly and use her again in an instant!|
|Richard and Teresa|
|We were referred by a friend of the family to Mary Harmton who helped my husband Richard and I in our search for properties in the Monterey Bay area. Mary is very professional and was always available whenever we called or emailed her. Mary's attitude and demeanor are always positive. She went out of her way to explain every detail and never hesitated to answer any of our questions. She truly understands this real estate market. We did not purchase property in the area, however, it was a real pleasure having such a knowledgable and caring realtor when we needed her the most. Mahalo Mary Harmston!|
|Lighthouse Property Management|
|"Mary Harmston is a very experienced agent who goes the extra mile while representing the buyer. In addition to arranging viewing of properties, she is very thorough in her research. She helped us acquire two multifamily properties in Salinas. We recommended her to a friend who purchased a multifamily unit in Marina."|
|Carol Spangler, Idaho|
|"Surrounded by the sorrow that accompanied by brother's unexpected death, I was also given the responsibility of selling his home. Living out-of-state, never having sold a home before, and a weak economy soon created a sense of being totally overwhelmed. I did not even know where to start. Enter Mary Harmston. It is difficult to describe Mary's skills and attributes without taking up ages. Mary is so knowledgeable, ethical, technologically competent...the list could go on and on. But was most important to me was her genuine caring, I knew I could trust her explicitly with anything. The house, thanks to Mary, sold quickly but I could never have accomplished that without her. Brilliant, outstanding, with a great sense of humor--that's Mary"|
Exceeding your expectations through exceptional service, years of experience and excellent communication.