– Mary Ann Teixeira –
Experience & Exemplary Care Serving the Mid-Peninsula
Coldwell Banker Burlingame
1427 CHAPIN AVE, Burlingame, CA 94402
Markets Served: Burlingame, CA; Millbrae, California; San Mateo, California; Redwood City, California; San Carlos, California;
Specialties: Buyer's Specialist; Country Club Properties; Listing Specialist; New Homes; Residential Investments; Townhomes/Condos;
What do Clients Say?
We auditioned about a dozen local agents by attending open houses to observe their preparation and how they interact with potential buyers. We wanted to be sure that the agent we selected would be engaging and approachable, welcoming guests as they enter the home (just as Grandpa did for decades). We also wanted to know that our agent would prepare for the open house and be able to speak intelligently about the property from memory. Lastly, we wanted an agent who would be passionate about the house and convey that through how they communicate. Through this "audition process" we quickly found our top two agents in relation to how they interact with buyers. Next, we needed to know which of the two worked best with us, the sellers. To be fair, we found this next phase to be particularly challenging because each agent brought unique talents and ideas for how to prepare and market Grandpa's house to get the greatest return. Both agents had a great plan, but Mary Ann Teixeira stood out to us because she showed a true appreciation for the history of the home. She was very interested to learn more about who Grandpa was, what he was like, and how proud he was of his home. She was already engaging with us in a way that we knew would prepare her well for the day she would speak with buyers, and this gave us tremendous confidence in her abilities. We had already witnessed it when pretending to be a buyer, and now it continued as we met with her regarding the sale of Grandpa's house. Mary Ann believed in leveraging the history of the house to increase its future potential. Selecting Mary Ann to represent us proved to be a wise decision time and again as we prepared the home for sale. Mary Ann promised we could be hands-off (since we primarily live out of town) and she would manage the coordination of contractors and services. Together we built a plan and a budget for improvements to the property and left it to Mary Ann and her team to execute. Not only did she execute and meet all the planned deadlines, but it was all done on budget and the final product was simply amazing. Within about four weeks we completed all pre-sales inspections (roof, chimney, property, pest, sewer), installed new or refinished hardwood flooring, painted everything inside and out, updated a full bathroom, landscaped the front and back yards, completed miscellaneous repairs and improvements, and cleaned and staged the home for showing. Mary Ann continued to keep her pace through it all and quickly got pictures taken which appeared on a dedicated website for the home as well as professional print materials. Everything was exceptional! After all of that, we knew the open houses would be a breeze for her--and she did not disappoint. She had a plan for the scheduling of several open houses and explained the purpose of each in advance. We had learned pretty early on to trust her decision-making but she was always very thoughtful to keep us informed daily. With her guidance, we not only saved time on the improvements and speed to market, but she far exceeded our expectations on the sales price of the home. Mary Ann won our business, and then she earned our reference!Jenny D.
Mary Ann is an incredibly thoughtful, knowledgeable and affective agent. When it came to selling our home in San Mateo Park, we wanted to move quickly and were not available to do much work ourselves. Mary Ann took the reins and got the house in beautiful condition and ready to sell. She had the right network of agents to bring us a lot of interest and a great handle on marketing to extend beyond her network, too. Mary Ann is the kind of agent that will do anything for her clients, truly. She worked extremely hard for us and did a fantastic job selling our home. We highly recommend Mary Ann!Katie C.
I wish I could give Mary Ann Teixeira more that 5 stars! After my parents passed away, we decided to sell the family house. We have seen her work in selling homes in our area for years, so she our first choice. She has knowledge, experience and a work ethic unlike anyone I have ever met. She met us at the house with a folder of information, including a checklist on preparing the property, marketing strategies, and comparisons.....she does her homework! Mary Ann was there for all inspections, reviewed the reports with us, got the job estimates and helped us determine which repairs to have done. She scheduled and coordinated a team for the work to be done, including hardwood floor installers, painters, landscapers, handyman, cleaning crew and stagers. Mary Ann is there every day to check on the work being done, and makes sure it is up to her standards. She was even there with her husband washing down the cabinets in the garage! Once the house is ready, she schedules a professional photographer for brochures, custom website and virtual tour. Mary Ann talks to every person that comes to the open house! When it was time to review the multiple offers, she had everything laid out on a spread sheet, which made it easy for us to compare. Mary Ann is the best! Her experience and hard work is beyond anyone else! If you are thinking of buying or selling a house, call Mary Ann Teixeira.Lorri M.
Mary Ann just helped my wife and I purchase our new home, and is in the process of helping us sell our existing home. She's an outstanding agent and I would work with her again in a heartbeat. Here's what we loved about her: She's a great negotiator - we found a great house, and she guided us in making an offer that we thought was a good deal for us that would also be taken seriously by the seller. We were very pleased with the final purchase price (appraised value actually came in a bit higher). She's responsive and makes time -- she responds very quickly to texts, emails and phone calls. Very easy to reach. Always returned calls if I had to leave a message. Very easy to schedule meetings with her. She's pretty active, but I always felt like we were a priority and that she had time for us. She's patient and considerate -- She was proactive about giving us info about the various steps in the process. I'm also the kind of person that reads all the fine print and has a million questions, and she always took the time to patiently answer all my questions and explain everything until I was satisfied. She provided a lot of additional help -- Since we are both buying and selling, we preferred not to move twice. Mary Ann helped us find a good loan product that met our needs. She also connected us to movers. And for the sale of our current home, she's in the process of setting up contractors for minor repairs and cleaning, as well as stagers. My wife and I are both really stretched for time, so all of the extra help she was able to provide added a ton of value. I also did a fair bit of reference checking on her before deciding to work with her. I spoke with references she gave me as well as references I asked for based on her listing history, and everyone I spoke to also gave her a glowing review.Jason K.
During our first meeting, when Mary Ann said she would be able to find us a home in 3 months or less, I was a little incredulous. My husband and I had already been searching for 3 weeks, had seen no less than 15 properties, and were nowhere near finding the right one. But sure enough, we signed on with her mid-February and closed on an amazing home by the first week of April (a day before my husband's birthday)! The process could not have gone more smoothly. Mary Ann is an amazing listener, intuitive, mindful of each buyer's preferences, a great communicator, very knowledgeable from her years of experience, extremely well-connected (she was able to leverage her network to show us our home before it went on the market), professional, and TIRELESS. She was more responsive and flexible than most people I've ever worked with, even when I was sending her messages early in the morning and late at night. Even now, she continues to be a great resource for everything from movers to contractors. My husband and I were actively involved from search to close, but I doubt we would have been as successful without Mary Ann quarterbacking - asking smart questions, raising important issues, keeping us focused - throughout the process. I can't speak more highly of her, and would recommend her to anyone searching for or looking to sell their home.Beverly P.
About Mary Ann
Mary Ann Teixeira brings together two of the most important aspects of real estate sales: honest professionalism combined with energetic personal engagement. She has earned her reputation as a trusted advisor to her clients by providing the utmost care and guidance during the home purchase or home selling process. Being a third generation real estate owner in the state of California, she has personal experience with the joys of homeownership, investment properties, and wealth building through real estate acquisition.
Mary Ann offers diligent and honest representation of her clients' best interests, as well as seamless transactions, sharp negotiations, and full-service marketing on properties. Her open style offers conscientious and honest evaluation of her clients needs and goals. And, her unwavering conviction to those goals allows her to devote her focus toward attaining success for her clients best interests. Mary Ann’s impeccable organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills have been honed through her extensive experience in management and real estate, and she puts all of these skills to use when working for her clients.
Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to her, and she works toward that goal everyday with solution-oriented negotiations and proactive problem solving. Whether the situation demands an aggressive marketing campaign to showcase a luxury property or an experienced hand at fine-tuning the nuances of a purchase contract, the task will be met with equal amounts enthusiasm and thoughtful planning.
Mary Ann has earned specialty real estate designations, including Senior Real Estate Specialist and the GREEN designation through the National Association of Realtors. These give her the knowledge needed to work effectively and efficiently for her senior clientele, and an understanding of healthy buildings and environmentally-conscious homes, respectively. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Bay Area Realtors Leadership Academy, an elite educational program dedicated to training and development of leaders within the community and within organized real estate.
As a native Californian, and having lived in the Peninsula area for over a decade, Mary Ann knows the nuances of doing business in this area. She loves and appreciates the cultural diversity, artistic influences, and the broad mix of ethnicities that are granted by it.
She’s active in her community as a member of the San Mateo Park Homeowners Association, the Burlingame Historical Society, the San Mateo Country Historical Association, the local chapter of the Association of University Women, and as an officer and competitive speaker for Toastmasters International.