Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
8929 Madison Avenue k#204
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
As a Realtor with 17 years experience in The Greater Sacramento Area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Also, with an extensive marketing background in the Home Furnishings and Design Industries, I have the expertise to be your personal home adviser. That, combined with my negotiation skills and knowledge of the Greater Sacramento Area, makes me skilled at guiding clients toward a successful close of escrow. My academic background includes a B.A. in Psychology, with graduate work in Psychology and Education (CSUS, UC Berkeley, and St. Mary's College).
To do an even better job for my clients and stay ahead in a very competitive field, I continue to attend real estate seminars and classes. I'm a member of my local board of Realtors as well as CAR (California Association of Realtors) and NAR (National Association of Realtors). My current and prior achievements have been recognized by RE/MAX Gold with membership in the 100% Club, Executive Club, and the President's Club; I completed the requirements for the AHS, Accredited Home-Staging Specialist; Masters Club of PCAR (Placer County Association of Realtors); and SAR (Sacramento Association of Realtors); the designations of CDPE, Certified Distressed Property Expert and SFR, Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource are also included in this list of professional accomplishments.
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will market your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can help you make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
"MaryAnn was very thorough and professional though our entire transaction. She was responsive and wonderful to work with!"
Cathy Thorne, Foresthill, Ca
"THANK YOU MARY ANN. You are the best agent I have ever met. Thank you for everything."
"Mary Ann is awesome. She really listens to what you want and goes and finds it. Mary Ann does not waste the buyer’s time. She does her homework first and is totally on top of every issue and need. Mary Ann is very organized.”
"When we decided to sell our income property in Granite Bay, I thought since I had sold property previously on my own, that I could sell this as well. That thought lasted about one second, into the first page of the "Multiple Listing" form. I knew Mary Ann was a Realtor and heard many positive things about her expertise, so I gave her a call. She met with me that very afternoon. I was amazed at how complicated selling property had become, and relieved that Mary Ann was knowledgeable and efficient in advising us on the sale of our property. I had Mary Ann list it for us, and within two days, she had several offers over the "asking price". We had no idea how to handle any of these offers, especially the "1031 exchange" offers. Mary Ann handled everything! We never had to do anything except read and sign our name on the documents she sent to us. Whatever issues came up, she took care of them in a timely and professional manner. Selling property that is over 100 miles away was not a problem, since Mary Ann negotiated on my behalf, and in the end we received more for our property than we ever expected, and we were ecstatic that Mary Ann did such a wonderful job.
When we hear that friends have property to sell or want to buy a home, we immediately refer them to Mary Ann Williams, knowing that she will do whatever it takes to get the best price for her client, and with the least amount of stress."
Gary and Rosemarie Dufresne
"Prompt 'turn around' of documents. Excellent knowledge of real estate law."
"My family and I had the great fortune to come across Mary Ann Williams just as we were beginning to seriously think about purchasing our first home. We knew nothing about buying a home and Mary Ann guided our search very well. She made sure that we were pre-approved for a loan and assisted our search in such a way that we felt that we were the most important people in the world to her. We would not hesitate to use her again and again. Mary Ann made sure that everything ran smoothly and without a hitch for us. My family and I have developed a trust in Mary Ann that could never be matched by any other agent. We made a great friend and know that we can count on Mary Ann."
Kurt, Yvonne and William Steinert
"Thanks for all time, effort and kindness. We love our new home and we’re very happy with the whole process”.
Lisa and Russell Smith
"I have tried several real estate agents in the past and Mary Ann Williams was the only agent that really listened to what I wanted in a home. She was diligent in finding properties that were in my price range and met my needs. As a first time home buyer I was appreciative of her guiding me through the home buying process. She was very attentive regarding home inspections and when conducting the walk through of the property. I would highly recommend her to first time buyers and to those looking for that unique/special characteristic in a home.
"We rate Mary Ann’s service as excellent, a real pleasure. Mary Ann is very professional, an expert in market conditions, expert in transaction, responsive and a strong negotiator.”
"Thanks Mary Ann”
Layne and Karen
"On the day I was given Mary Ann’s name as a referral, I did not know what to expect as it had been 15 years since I was involved in the real estate business.
Mary Ann returned my call immediately and we discussed the type of home I wanted and in the areas in which I would like to live. I was very impressed with her knowledge and her skills to quickly access the multiple listings as well as her positive energy to find a new home for me.
I was so amazed of how quickly and smoothly Mary Ann handled my transaction from start to finish. I felt like I was her only client because of the special attention she gave to me from the very beginning. I consider myself very lucky to have met Mary Ann as a result of a casual referral. She represents a very special class in her profession and she has restored my faith in the real estate industry.
I would highly recommend Mary Ann based on her excellent real estate skills and based on her quality representation in any real estate transaction. Her professional abilities and friendly personality exceeded my expectations. I know I would not have been able to find a new home as quickly as possible without Mary Ann’s assistance.
Thank you, Mary Ann. I am so very grateful for all your hard work!”
"Mary Ann was very thorough and had excellent follow-up. Explained everything perfectly. Very responsive to calls and suggestions.”
Anthony and Jamie Paro
"From our experience, we know that choosing the right realtor is just as important in the home buying process as choosing the right house. We first met Mary Ann Williams at an open house. Although we were looking at the home of a client that she represented, she approached us with an attitude of a poised, service oriented professional. Her immediate impression on us was at a level above anyone we had met in the real estate industry.
Although we were looking at a home to buy when we met Mary Ann, we still had another property to sell before we could close on a purchase. Preparing a property for the market when you are looking for another is an un-nerving position to be in. Again, we called Mary Ann to list our property. Not only did she negotiate the purchase of the house we bought, but she conducted the sale of our previously owned property in an awesome time frame. Mary Ann was in constant contact with us all during the process, keeping us informed of any changes or areas that needed attention. You can call it faith, luck of the draw, or maybe the moon was in line with Venus, but things were just right with our move and with the assistance of Mary Ann. She represented our interest, RE/MAX Gold, and herself, all in an excellent manner."
Otis & Valerie Bailey
"Mary Ann Williams did a superb job."
"We worked with Mary Ann to sell our home in Folsom. It was a great pleasure to work with Mary Ann because she was so easy to work with, friendly and really on top of things. She always made just the right suggestions or recommendations for the quick sale. As soon as we signed for her to list our home, she was there and held multiple sessions to show it. Even when we were out of town, she was working at our house. We totally trusted her and she got us through all the anxiety of selling a home we loved. We are recommending her to our friends, because she is professional and knowledgeable of the Real Estate business."
Josie Johnson and Tom Rose
"Mary Ann Williams has helped our family purchase and sell four different homes over the last five years. In each case she has proved herself to be thorough, detail oriented, and highly professional. One of the traits that I appreciate most about Mary Ann is her ability to communicate effectively. She is able to clearly explain the complex real estate paperwork and can work collaboratively with other agents. She is always prepared and returns calls promptly. In short, I would highly recommend Mary Ann to any person considering buying or selling a home."