Mary Willett

Your Trusted Real Estate Resource

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Sierra Oaks
  • 2580 Fair Oaks Blvd Suite 20
  • Sacramento, CA 95825
  • Direct (916) 715-0122
  • Fax (916) 266-9281
  • CalBRE# 01395007
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  • ABR
  • EPRO
  • SFR
  • Green. LYON SSC



I help people navigate the sometimes scary, always exciting and lately nerve racking process of buying or selling their home. Find me at (916) 715-0122 or Visit my website here:
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I expect to have fun with my client’s and hope they have fun with me. Along the way I can help, teach, support and guild you through the intricacies of the real estate transaction. Hey I made sure my SCUBA students were safe, I can keep you safe too. Making sure you are well supported and have all the information you need to make the best decisions when buying or selling a home. I have many years of sales, marketing and corporate negotiation experience and only want the best possible outcome for your real estate experience. So… If not a perfectly smooth transaction (is there such a thing?) at best, I can make sure yours is one where you understand and are confident at every step of the process.

I am a Lyon Executive Associate (top producer) and Sacramento Association of Realtors® Master's Club member. I was recognized as a top producer in my office in April (#8 of over 100) & December (#6 of over 100) of 2016. And I've achieved the following certifications and designations:

♦ GREEN, the National Association of Realtors® Sustainable Property Designation ♦ Accredited Buyer Representative® ♦ CHEERS Advanced Energy Efficient Professional ♦ E-Pro Realtor® ♦ SFR® Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource, a National Association of Realtors® designation; ♦ LSSC - LYON Short Sale Certified.

Professional Leadership and Community Service

Board Member, Sacramento Association of Realtors® (2009 appointed, 2011, 2012 elected) ♦ Chair Leadership Development Program, Sacramento Association of Realtors® (2010) Vice-Chair (2009) ♦ Chairperson,  Housing Opportunity Committee (2008 – 2009) (SAR) ♦2009 Nominee California Association of Realtors® Bette Dobkin Award for outstanding service to affordable housing opportunities. ♦ 2008 & 2010 Outstanding Service Award for Education - Sacramento Association of REALTORS® ♦ Ministry Leader - EDGE for Middle School Students, St. Mary Parish, Sacramento (2013/2014/2015/2016) ♦ Ministry Leader - Children's Liturgy of the Word, St. Mary Parish, Sacramento (2009/2010/2011/ 2012) ♦ Chairperson, St. Mary Fine Art and Craft Show (2008/2009, 2009/2010/2011) ♦ 

  • 1460 37th Street Sacramento, CA 95816 - Image 1

    1460 37th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816

    3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,333 SqFt.
    MLS# 13027124

    Courtesy Of: Lyon RE Sierra Oaks

  • 1460 37th Street Sacramento, CA 95816 - Image 2

    1460 37th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816

    3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,333 SqFt.
    MLS# 14044109

    Courtesy Of: Lyon RE Sierra Oaks

  • 4003 Hawick Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 - Image 3

    4003 Hawick Way
    El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

    3 Beds | 4 Baths | 3,648 SqFt.
    MLS# 16043030

    Courtesy Of: Lyon RE Sierra Oaks

  • 4003 Hawick Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 - Image 4

    4003 Hawick Way
    El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

    3 Beds | 4 Baths | 3,648 SqFt.
    MLS# 14016965

    Courtesy Of: RE/MAX Gold El Dorado Hills


Customer Feedback

Satisfaction: 99%

Recommendation: 100%

Performance: 98%

Mary Willett has been rated by 12 customers.
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Active duty military changing station and Mary helped me a great deal with the transition.

-Andrew Pellow, Plumas Lake CA (Buyer)
3 months ago

Mary Willett is excellent at what she does! She's friendly and doesn't let anything get lost in the cracks. Really felt she was our advocate. Highly recommend her!

-Claire Ellis, Sacramento (Buyer)
4 months ago

Mary was great and a big blessing to my family. She was very professional and very knowledgeable. She was able to find us the perfect house in the neighborhood we wanted.

-Josie (Buyer)
4 months ago

This is the fourth transaction Mary has done for me. Her knowledge and breadth of experience are unparalleled. I trust her judgement unquestioningly. Her assessments and opinions have always been unfailingly accurate.

-Peggy Grillo, Sacramento (Buyer)
5 months ago

Mary Willett was just plain wonderful. She is extremely knowledgeable and I knew she had my best interest in mind every step of the way. Not only did she know the real estate portion of her job but also the brokerage aspect as well. Although she had other clients she was working for, it felt as if she was giving me 100% of her time. She helped up both sell a home and purchase a new one and was top notch on both types of transactions. She's truly a Super Agent!

-Vanessa Klapow, Carmichael CA (Seller)
6 months ago

Having lived in the Arden Oaks area for many years, I remembered Mary Willett's name and that her reputation was very strong. She was very approachable and really listened to our needs, offering to help us coordinate efforts to get the home ready to go on the market. In addition, Mary Willett knows the market so well she was able to help us set a fair price that quickly attracted serious buyers. Living in San Diego, Mary's help to provide access to the home for new appliances and carpet, etc., was very important and made the preparation process smooth and easy. I would recommend her to anyone!!! Without her help, there is no way we could have gotten our home on the market so quickly, with such great results. Mary Willett is a true professional who knows and understands the local Sacramento market, and she delivers exceptional service! I highly recommend her for your real estate needs!

-Teresa Halleck (Seller)
10 months ago

Mary Willett came highly recommended from a friend that had recently purchased a home. Being new to the area, we really wanted someone with a lot of local knowledge. During our initial meeting with Mary we were immediately impressed by her expertise of the various neighborhoods in the region and felt very comfortable and at ease working with her. Mary worked diligently to ensure that our home buying process went as smoothly as possible. She truly took into consideration everything that we desired in a home. She found us the perfect home in our desired neighborhood and was also able to negotiate a great price that we were very happy with. Mary was a fantastic person to work with. Her easy going nature made us very comfortable. Mary was always readily available to answer all of our questions and concerns. She was also very flexible and was able to meet with us after hours as needed to work around our schedules. I would highly recommend Mary Willett's services to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the Sacramento area. She was wonderful and went above and beyond our expectations.

-Jennifer White, Citrus Heights (Buyer)
10 months ago

Mary Willet is a wonderful agent to work with, and i would be happy to have her represent me in the future. She is 'pro-client' & 'results' driven, placing herself at the disposal of her client's needs. She is proactive as she is patient; and has a passion for what she does. Mary Willet has a great familiarty throughout the Sacramento area. She is extremely timely and efficient with all aspects of handling & deliverying documents. I felt very comfortable working with Mary regarding the handling of 'earnest money deposits'. What otherwise could be a potentially stressful phase, Mary is extremely professional and honest, and aware of her clients needs. In regards to Mary's attention to detail, she seems to not miss anything, and has full command of whats on the table. Mary really excels in her ability to leverage price negotiating, and in doing so, is motivated in helping her client find real value.

-~Anthony Prest, Sacramento California (Buyer)
1 year ago

Mary's depth of knowledge, attention to client and ethical nature were outstanding. I had dealt with her during a sale previously and now as a buyer. She is excellent at both ends of the transaction. I would recommend her without reservation.

-Lisa L., Carmichael, CA (Buyer)
1 year ago

Mary Willett did a thorough review of comps in my neighborhood, factored in the particulars of my home and came up with a smart sales price. She put it on the market on a Friday, no-one was able to see it until the open house two days later on a Sunday and four minutes into that open house I had my first offer, over sales price. By the following day, Monday, I had 17 written offers - all over sales price - to consider and more came in by email and phone before the evening was done. I was in contract the next day. Mary is knowledgeable, patient, approachable, fair, funny and she works hard on behalf of her clients. I have worked with other Realtors over the years and feel Mary is the best. I plan to use Mary for all my real estate needs and I refer her to anyone who even mentions they are interested in buying or selling property.

-Tamara, Carmichael, CA (Seller)
1 year ago

Additional Testimonials

Mary is an excellent agent. She is a true professional with such a pleasant personality that puts everyone at ease. She was such an excellent choice to help my 92 year old mother sell her long time home in East Sacramento. She was efficient and could easily explain the process to my mother. Her strategy for the sale was perfect and resulted in multiple offers the first week. She knows her business and you wont go wrong using her services.

May 2016

It was very pleasant working with Mary. She is great at what she does, made my house buying experience very smooth and easy. She has a great personality and easy to talk with. She understands the whole process and does everything on time. Highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy their dream house.

April 2016

I was searching for a home in a price range where homes were selling off very quickly during the peak season of 2015. To complicate matters, I was using a VA backed home loan. Mary has extensive knowledge of the Sacramento real estate market and familiarity with the complicated VA loan process. Mary also made me aware of the Mortgage Certificate Program which would save me money in the long run on my home purchase. I appreciate Mary's hard work in simplifying the entire process. I would definitely refer a family member to her. Thank you Mary for your patience and help in getting me into my first home!!!

June 2015

We listed our Condo with Mary Willett and we received an exceptional level of service. We are both very pleased with the results. We will gladly recommend her to our friends and relatives.

-S. Gabrielian
May 2015

Mary Willett did a great job helping us buy a home in East Sac. She was knowledgeable, conscientious and cheerful through the whole process! I would recommend her!

-R. Walker
April 2015

A perfect score is not an exaggeration for Mary. She helped us find our first home in 2009. We didn't really know what was out there and she helped us refine the need/want list. Nothing jumped out at us until she suggested some county programs that were selling homes and then we found our home on the first try. She came over with the offer paperwork in hand when we saw the house for the first time. Mary truly is an expert in finding what you want and not what she thinks you need. We had such a good experience that we contacted Mary to help us sell that home years later and that process was nearly as painless. Throughout both of these firsts, which can be terrifying, we were in contact with Mary frequently. She has a teacher's heart and we feel she has contributed greatly to our homeowner's knowledge.

April 2015

We worked with Mary starting in October and closed in early May. It would not be exaggerating to say Mary showed us every house in 6 zip codes which fell into our price and size range. Mary was continually responsive, informative, patient (I just could not stop texting her with anxious questions) and above all, an advocate for us in the home buying process. Seeing homes seemed easy since Mary knows basically every agent in town, so a lot of homes we seemed to have first look. When Mary showed us the house which became our home, she knew it was right for us, and she was really right. We ended up in the right neighborhood, with just the right amount of space well within our comfort price range. When it came time to really get down to tacks during escrow, Mary went to the mat for us. She knows everyone “EVERYONE" and brought in this amazing home inspector, pest inspector and then worked doggedly with the seller to remediate everything. She ended up getting things we wouldn't have thought about asking for fixed. In the end we closed on time, with everything just perfect. It's been six months and we just could not be happier.

August 2014

Mary is outstanding in all aspects: she listened very carefully and honed in on what we wanted in our new home with great questions and showed us a wide variety of homes in all the neighborhoods that met our needs. Mary was always on top of the data we needed to make very informed choices; patient and responsive with all of our questions and concerns; and presented us with options we had not considered. When we found the perfect home, her counsel, immediate action, and negotiating skills got us our home within the time line we needed. Mary walked us through the escrow, inspection, and closing processes, proactively attending to every detail, including getting every issue found on the inspection resolved. Once we closed, she gave us great referrals for movers, home improvement experts, and local services. She checked in on us several times after we'd moved in. Mary was our trusted advisor, advocate, and expert across the entire process -- the epitome of a professional giving superior service. And, she is a lot of fun, making our home search and purchase very enjoyable!

-D. Liner
August 2014

Mary represented us in our short sale of our underwater home. Her ability to communicate with both us and the bank were timely and professional. Our closing was within 4 months of the listing date and all documents were as Mary represented. We have friends that took over One Year to close their short sale and we attribute ours being so fast to Mary's relentless attention to details and communication skills! We recommend Mary as our friends and family.

June 2014

Thanks to Mary we were able to buy our first home in a tough market. To say the least we went through about five agents and none had the know how to get things done like Mary. Couldn't have done this without her help and expertise. Thank goodness there is someone honest like Mary to keep an eye out for the little guys.

March 2014

Mary helped us sell my mother- n-law's rental property. She did a great job with describing our options. (How much it would cost to fix the house, and what type of return on our investment we should expect,) The people she recommended to clean and fix up the property were fantastic. They were polite, honest, charged a fair amount and exceeded expectations. In the end, she sold the property within a few days.

-Karen Marlow (A Happy Client)
September 2013

In May 2013 I expressed the desire to Mary that I wanted to sell a rental property as soon as possible. We quickly agreed upon a price based on the comparables, she placed a sign on the property in less than 24 hours and I had five offers within 2 days. During the negotiations, she returned my calls promptly and kept me informed. I honestly could not have expected any better of service than what I received from her. I would definitely use her again. Thank you Mary!

May 2013

Mary helped us navigate through the stressful process of short-selling our home. She really knows how to get a property not only into escrow, but how to work with the bank/investor/buyer to get the property out of escrow and SOLD! Once Mary took our listing, she dealt with the bank and guided us through the process. No more annoying phone calls from the bank to deal with. She kept both us and the bank on track. Mary's a pro through and through. She helped us prepare the house to show it, aggressively marketed it and had multiple offers for our review within just a few days. And most importantly, she closed the deal and got it sold. I would recommend Mary to anyone. Whether you're dealing with a traditional purchase/sale or something more complicated like a short sale, Mary will take good care of you.

-Lisa L
May 2013

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