Puts my needs before her sales

I absolutely loved working with Modern Elegance Real Estate for the purchase of my second home. Though you wouldn’t think it to look at her, Mary brings 30 years of contracting and real estate experience to the table. She noticed several things about the first few homes that I even missed (I used to work construction). The fact that she didn’t hesitate to call these things out, knowing that it would cause me to pass on the homes, was confirmation that I was dealing someone who puts my needs before her sales.

Her daughter Ashley is a trooper. No matter, how many homes we looked at, or what time of day (she was very accommodating of my schedule), she showed up with a smile on her face, often a Starbucks in hand, and not a hair out of place; eager to see as many homes as I had time to see. With Mary’s experience, Ashley’s tenacity and their shared passion for finding the right home for their clients, no matter how difficult it may be, I feel confident in recommending this duo to all my friends and family. Can’t wait to work with them again, cheers!


We love our new home

Both Mary and Ashley were so helpful during the whole process of buying our new home! From house hunting to finally closing on our forever home was a breeze! They are both easy to get ahold of and communicate with. And for someone that doesn’t know a lot about real estate they both were able to explain things in ways I could understand! Thanks again ladies for all your help! We love our new home!!! 

 Heather J.

She worked tirelessly

Mary recently represented me in selling my home in Puyallup and buying a new one. She worked tirelessly for a year showing me homes and giving me her very honest and well thought out advice on each home. I was not an easy client to deal with and had difficulty deciding what I wanted. She was always professional, patient and gracious.

When I finally found the home I bought, there were many extenuated circumstances that hindered the sellers from moving in a timey manner. Mary listened to my bitter complaints with kindness and understanding and encouraged me to hang in there. Without her tenacious efforts on my part, my moving date would have been pushed out indefinitely. I can wholeheartedly recommend Mary to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

Linda Barlow

Thank you for everything

We would like to thank you for everything you did for us as a listing agent and as a compassionate professional.  As out of state sellers of a large custom home that has been rented for several years we anticipated a very difficult listing, showing and selling experience.  We had just the opposite because of your knowledge and efforts. 

Thank you for walking through the house with the tenants after they moved out and detailing the condition for us.  You made the transition from tenants to showings as smooth as possible and saved us a few arduous and costly trips to Puyallup. 

Thank you for providing us referrals who were capable of doing the work required to get the house on the market and for following up to insure the work was done and the home was in fact in pristine condition.   The knowledge you provided while working as a contractor was invaluable and was a huge help in this situation. 

And most of all, thank you for working through the issues with our Pierce County septic approval and spending your time and even some of your money solving the problem and getting the system approved.

Your knowledge and efforts helped get our home into marketable condition, resolved the septic issue quickly, saved this sale, and got the buyers into the home just when they needed to.   We can’t thank you enough and are grateful for the time, money and headache you saved us by putting forth 110%.  We are so grateful and tremendously lucky we chose you to represent us; I honestly don’t think any other realtor would have had the knowledge and selflessness to do what you did.  Thank you.

Steve and Heather Anderson
Bend Oregon