Bakersfield's Luxury Home Realtor

Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials about Mary:                                                             

"Mary, Where do I begin to thank you for everyting you did to get St. Cloud closed!  Count me among your many fans who marel at your drive, enthusiasm and professionalism.  I simply cannot imagine usig ayone else to sell a house, particularly in this economy. Thanks for your hard work, your friendship and your professionalism."                                     --R. Beene, CEO, The Bakersfield Californian; Haggin Oaks Home Seller

 "Simply put, Mary Christenson is an outstanding realtor. In buying an existing home, and selling our own home, we had extremely high expectations. Mary not only met those expectations, she exceeded them in every area.  She immediately understood what our family needed.  We are convinced that Mary works twenty-four hours a day because she was always available to us, and left no detail undone.  When we accelerated our closing dates by three weeks, Mary never flinched.  She lined up appraisals, repairs, handled title concerns, and made countless trips to both homes whenever we needed her, or simply wanted to look again at the home we were buying. Even more impressive is that even throughout all of the tasks that needed to be done, Mary seemed truly to care that we would be comfortable with our home at every moment. Mary earned our respect, we enjoy her company, and we highly recommend her."  --David & Kim, Kern River Estate Home Buyer, Haggin Oaks Home Seller
"Dear Mary; Thank you once again for your overwhelming generosity in throwing the "Fabulous Farewell" Mariachi Margarita party for the Meyers and us...we treasure the memories of this special time, surrounded by special friends and neighbors. Thank you also for the fabulous job you did in marketing and selling our home. We are grateful for the advice you gave us over the years, especially as we got closer to actually putting our house on the market. You are the Expert, the best, and the hardest worker! Thanks also for encouraging us to guts up and buy the house that we now call home (in Newport Beach)...As frugal as I always am, I am now grateful that we made this decision.  We do have what you like best--location, location, location!" --Danielle & Dave, Haggin Oaks estate home seller
"Dear Mary, Your ability to get top dollar for my home within two days of being listed left me so impressed. Your knowledge of the real estate  market and ability to negotiate is outstanding. You worked hard to follow up on all details to make the process easy for me and always kept my best interests in mind. I admire you as a professional--you are outstanding--thank you again!"  --Carmen, Relocating with State Farm, Seven Oaks Seller

"Mary Christenson is our realtor of choice for residential real estate! She has assisted us in buying and selling several residential properties for us over the last few years, and we recommend her highly.  Mary is one of the most consistently successful realtors in the Kern County market, and one of the hardest working people I have ever seen. Many people slow down a little when they become successful, but not Mary....the best part is that, as busy as she is, she almost always answers her own phone, and if she can't, she returns calls very quickly. Mary also utilizes e-mail very effectively, which allowed us to handle many details very efficiently. Her use of technology helps her stay on top of everything all the time: we liked receiving emails of new listings complete with photo pages. Mary's weekly newspaper advertisements and magazine ads are also veyr effective. We can always see what Mary is up to because of her very effective marketing efforts!   One of Mary's most effective marketing tools is her beautiful portfolios that she creates for many of her properties. Without that portfolio, my wife and I would have never decided to buy the home we live in now. Typically when you buy a house, you only get to see it a few short times, and it is impossible to take it all in so quickly. With the portfolio Mary created, my wife and I were able to determine in advance where our furniture would go, what matched and what didn't, etc. We found ourselves looking through the book nearly every day, it is something we will always save.   I would recommend Mary Christenson without hesitation for all of your real estate needs. We absolutely love our new home, and I honestly don't think we would have been able to pull it off without Mary in our corner. We have always been very pleased with her level of service and dedication to her work." -Jeff & Adrienne, Seven Oaks Showcase Estate Owner

"Mary,  I wasn't surprised that that house obtained an offer so quickly, it was priced to sell. However I don't want that to detract from the reason we asked for you to be the person to sell this house. We wanted you because we have seen over the years that you work very hard for your clients and you do your homework. Having the brochure ready and spending the amount of time you did getting to know what was in the house made the real difference. Thank you!" --Ron & Renee Kasberger, Oxy transferee

"Mary---the Consummate Professional! The most capable, competent and calm agent we've worked with across the nation!! We've observed her over the years--she seems to handle the really good properties and moves them with great results!" --Stan & Mary Jane Antrim, Stockdale Estates Home Seller


"Mary Christenson was the best agent I've ever worked with. Her dedication, committment and creativity is everything I could ever ask for!  I can see why she is the most productive agent in Bakersfield." --Yon Jorden, CFO, AERA Energy,  Haggin Oaks Home Buyer, Home Seller. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

"Mary seems to always go beyond her call of duty to make sure we (the customer) is happy. Her work ethic is strong and her honesty is even greater. We also feel like we gained a lifelong friendship with her.  I tell everyone to use her, and will use her on our next purchase/and/or selling of our home."  Jennifer & Russ, Seven Oaks Home Seller

"Dear Mary: On behalf of Dayna and myself, we extend our sincere appreciation for your assistance in selling our home. While we had previously heard of your reputation as being extremely professional, innovative, diligent and personable, we experienced all of these attributes first hand.   We were extremely pleased with your conscientiousness and follow-through in selling what might be considered a unique home in a very difficult market.  Only through your personal efforts in working with the buyer and showing them that with a minor remodel it could be their "dream home" was the sale completed.  Needless to say, we are highly recommending you to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home."  --Tony & Dayna,  Quailwood Home Seller, Seven Oaks Homeowner.

Dear Mr. Tobias: I purchased my first home in April 1996. This purchase would not have occurred without the exemplary service of Mary Christenson. "And then some" -- these three little words are the secret to success--they are the difference between average people and top people in most companies.  The top people always do what is expected...and then some! "And then some" are the best words to describe Mary Christenson: In four days on my house hunting trip, we accomplished the nearly impossible task of locating an apartment for temporary living, finding a house, finding contractors and redesigned a kitchen in the house. Mary was a God-send in walking me thru the purchase process.  The level of service did not stop after the papers were signed. Mary coordinated the kitchen redo.  I cannot express my gratitude enough for the services Mary performed.  Mary made my transfer to Bakersfield a great deal less stressful and an exciting adventure rather than a chore. Her tremendous amount of energy, looking after the smallest detail and going the extra mile make her a tremendous asset to your team." --Trisha Pessara, Shell Oil transferee, Westchester Home Buyer, Home Seller.




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