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Mary was actually the Realtor for the buyer of our lake home about 15 years. We were thoroughly impressed with her professionalism. Since then, we have referred friends to her and everyone has been pleased. Mary takes away the fear people have of working with a Realtor. She is very hard working and earns the respect of both men and women. We are pleased to keep in touch with her and consider her a friend.gjr8526
Mary is wonderful. She is professional, honest and very thoughtful. I truly enjoyed working with Mary. She has an upbeat and very friendly personality. I highly recommend her.mpronley
Mary is so knowledgeable about the Lakes Area. She could tell us which lakes had homes worth looking at and which to avoid. She was listened to our needs and desires, and she worked hard to help us find a place we loved. Mary was very responsive and patient with our questions and pickiness. We would not hesitate to recommend her to others who are looking to purchase a home.cwcrops
My wife and I have had the pleasure of working with Mary on several occasions. She helped us find our first lake place a number of years ago. When we decided to look for a larger place, Mary helped sell it as well as facilitated the purchase of a lot on a different lake. All three transactions went very smoothly. Dwight Seward
Just like in 'The Music Man", "you've got to know the territory!"
that's Mary; she knows the territory.
On a more serious note: she's also completely trustworthy and knows how transactions need to proceed.
We counted on her for each step of our transaction and true to form, each step was sure and completed.olsen039
Mary helped my wife and I buy a lake property for our use and rental now and future retirement (?) Throughout the process Mary was very helpful (and patient!) as she indentifed properties that met our needs and showed us dozens of them until we found one we really liked. She also helped us greatly in making a competitive offer and through the entire pre-closing and closing process. Her knowledge of the area in addition to local property services experts is unmatched. I couldn't image using anyone else. Very highly recommended!jdkauf
Mary was wonderful to work with. She is very knowledgeable about the Brainerd Lakes area and I enjoyed her friendly approach. We ended up buying a cabin we love, on a great lake in a great location. I have recommended her to a couple of friends who ended up using her as their Realtor as well. I also call her if I need a recommendation on a tree trimmer, handy man and boat repair, she has great contacts!Terrieearp
By working together she developed a keen sense of what I was looking for and found us a lake home that was better than we could imagine. We trust her judgment and appreciate her professionalism. We were impressed with her attention to the details of the closing. Everything about the process was extremely easy. She knows her business! We have already recommended her to several friends.m.mcj
Mary Shimp was awesome when we were in the market to purchase our lakehome.! she was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and was out for our best interest. She was straight up and forward. We give her a very high recommendation!!Danmar2083
On a personal note having only known Mary for a short time my family feels like we have met and made a good friend. Professionally having purchased and sold many homes I found Mary to be as straight forward, honest and trustworthy a realtor as I have ever had the pleasure doing business with. Mary has one attribute that puts her way in front of most and that is her great communication skills. Never once did we have to wonder where we stood or what was happening several states away from the property we were selling. We knew when the property was going to show, who was showing it and always received an honest recap of the showing. And to my amazement you can sell and close on a house in 10 calendar days if you work with someone as dedicated to her field as Mary is. All I can say if you want a good buying or selling experience in the Crosslake area your best bet will be to call Mary Shimp!timothy.thomas
This is the second time Mary helped us sell property. In both cases she quickly brought us to a sale at a price that was acceptable to all of us. She is friendly, knowledgeable and always available for help and questions. Not only did she get the work done for us, she was fun and totally enjoyable to work with during a time that can be stressful. I would highly recommend her to friends, family and strangers. She is great!cadicki
Mary helped us sell a property that was part of an estate. The sale included the contents of all buildings. Even though this sale was a challenging endeavor, requiring "just the right buyer", Mary executed every aspect of this transaction in a very professional, accomodating and creative manner. While many other agents are looking for the plain vanilla property sale, I was especially impressed with Mary's willingness (with a smile) to stretch herself to make this sale a win for all parties. todandshel
Very helpful thru entire process and always very receptive to my personal thoughts or questions/comments. Since I was not living in the area during final phase, she was helpful in finding necessary contractors to finish up projects.marygrandmamary
Mary was an amazing advocate when we sold our home in Crosslake MN. It was listed and marketed very quickly to the general public. We had multiple offers on our property within a few weeks. After our offer was accepted Mary worked rapidly to compile all the appropriate things we needed to close our home timely. We would highly recommend Mary Shimp. BuckMcAlpin
I would highly recommend Mary to anyone needing real estate services. Mary is very knowledgeable, honest, loyal to her clients, and extremely patient. It look us years to find our dream lake home and we never felt pressured to make a decision. Mary responded to our emails and phone calls quickly and found the experts we needed to answer all our questions and fulfill our Cabin Dream. user8847612
We had been looking for land (house included if it came with the land) for over a year. I thanked Mary many times for her patience. She would always smile and say it was part of her job. We are from the southern Minnesota area. When we would find something that appealed to us (and we had places all over the Brainerd,Backus,Pine River and surrounding country side are), we would email Mary and set up a time to come up and have her show us the land/property. She was always willing to help us as soon as she would contact the owners. Even on the Fourth of July weekend. Mary went above and beyond our expectations.freynet
Mary was very patient, pleasant and thorough throughout the process. She has excellent knowledge of the market and she communicated extremely well both verbally and by sharing research data to support her conclusions. Mary guided us through the negotiation process in a way that was respectful to the seller, but also in a way that; allowed us to learn more about the property by asking appropriate questions, and making an informed offer that saved us money. Even all of the follow-up issues from the inspection through the closing were handled well by Mary to help the process proceed without any concerns. We strongly recommend Mary. ccdavich
Mary is an aggressive person , but not pushy at all. When we developed challenges in our loan process, she helped us work through them rather then get frustrated and argue that we should not need what ever the loan officer was asking for.
She also goes past the sale. She is still helping us in our moving in process by letting contractors and utility people in while we are out of town. She did not take the money and run.Jtyo
Mary was so helpful in finding us a new home for our retirement. She took the time to understand our needs, and also I had felt was very honest with us about the value, quality of the site we were viewing. I trusted Mary to find the home that best suited our needs. Would highly recommend her.
Mary was AMAZING in helping us find our dream acreage and did a wonderful job walking through the process with us. She really cared about what we wanted and how each property would work for our needs and wants. She walked us through the entire process and did some fantastic negotiating. She is frank and honest and has amazing experience that she brings to the table. We just love her!sarahstangl
Mary went up and beyond in the service she provided to us during the sale of our Home.
She always responded to our calls in a very timely fashion and always put us at ease with any concern.
Mary has a personality that would put any anxious questions to rest just by talking with her. She is a very knowledgeable Real Estate agent and will recommend her to friends and family easily! Elaine Beaupre
Mary Shimp is an excellent realtor, super to work with and extremely aware of her "neighborhood". She was referred to me by a friend and now I consider her my friend. I highly recommend Mary Shimp!
Mary is great to work with, she knows the area and has a good relationship with the local service providers. She is very kind and honest which is a "must have" in my book.
Mary Shimp is an outstanding realtor; the complete package. Her high degree of professionalism, expertise, wisdom, negotiation skills and integrity impressed us greatly. Mary also cares about her clients. She went the extra mile for us over and over again in assisting us through the challenging logistics that can often arise with an out-of-state transaction. From our very first phone call with Mary we knew that she would be more than just our realtor, but would become a dear friend. We strongly recommend her to anyone looking for an extraordinary realtor. Real estate is always a big deal and you need someone you can trust on your side.Glenn MacKinnon
Great service all around and assisted us with a quick sale! We are very happy with the service that we received while selling our cabin. Mary's relationships with other local service providers helped make the process go smoothly and quickly.
We just purchased a lake home with Mary as the seller's realtor. We did not have a realtor representing us, per se. However, Mary went above and beyond to make sure the sale went smoothly for us as well as the seller. The seller lived out of town. We do as well. Mary met with contractors to have minor repairs done after the home inspection. She also worked with FEMA to have the home removed from the flood plain so that we would not need to purchase expensive flood insurance. Mary always responded to phone calls and emails immediately. She knows many of the local service contractors, making it easy for us to make the necessary connections. She is very knowledgeable of the properties she shows and lists. We could not be happier with our home buying experience because of Mary's hard work! Jane Erickson