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Mary Jo Barnett
  • Lic.# 01332288
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty home

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In 2019, after our mother passed, we needed to sell the family home we had grown up in. It was important to us that we have an agent who represented our family interests. Mary Jo understands the emotional loss of having to sell a home that had been in the family for 50 years. Mary Jo is an incredible listener. She gave accurate and clear information and asked insightful questions to understand what we wanted in an agent and what we were seeking in a buyer. There were several instances where we ran into obstacles around zoning and getting clarity into the use of our legally zoned duplex. Mary Jo was our advocate and I appreciated that she did not try to push a fast sale, as we had many offers coming in under asking price. She held firm letting buyers know our stance and in March we sold at our asking price. Mary Jo is thoughtful, she is not intrusive, but she is a champion for her clients. She is wise and caring and we love her motto: I don’t work 9 to 5, I work start to finish.
Katy and Kerry Spence, Sellers of 17 Grove Street, Mill Valley,
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
There is no praise worthy enough to bestow on my Real Estate Agent, Mary Jo Barnett, in the recent sale of my home at Spyglass Hill. As my apartment at The Tamalpais became available, I listed my Greenbrae home with Mary Jo, who had represented me previously in the sale of my home in Mill Valley, with great success. She worked tirelessly on my behalf to make my move easy and subsequently worked to make the sale a breeze. I recommend Mary Jo Barnett, without reservation, if you desire a successful and pleasant outcome in your next real estate transaction.
Zdenka Pisarev, Seller, 931 Via Casitas, Greenbrae, and 815 Autumn Lane, Mill Valley
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Mary Jo Barnett has been our Real Estate Agent during the sale of our house. From the very beginning, she was extremely helpful as when we needed to upgrade basic elements of the property, she was always available to give tips and ideas on what was up to date in today’s market. She even went with me to select light fixtures, door handles etc.. She was always available by phone when we had questions. When we had trouble with some buyers, she was always there and said: Don’t worry, I will take care of that for you. She had lists of recommended workers with different skill sets. She took care of inspections and appointments and had things happening at an efficient speed. She had open houses continually, giving us a choice of buyers. She even baked her own cupcakes, which make the house look very homey and comfortable. We have no qualms giving her our highest recommendations.
Liv and Einar Asbo, Sellers, 113 Evergreen, Mill Valley
Monday, January 30, 2017
I just want to thank you for all that you did to help us sell our $2.5M house in San Rafael. I mention the price, location and date to emphasize that it was a very hard task considering the price, area and time of year. Yet with your amazing experience, undying determination, keen marketing and savvy advice, our house was under contract within a week, and closed in 45 days without a hitch! Mary Jo, you are such an amazing person, friend and downright hard worker. You and I spent hours/days/weeks getting the house ready as we cleared out all of our stuff to make the house look presentable and ready to sell. You knew exactly what needed to be cleared, fixed, and painted at a minimal cost so that we could get the maximum dollar on our home. Thank you for first finding, and then selling our wonderful home of 12 years. We owe so much to you and hope you will continue your wonderful success in real estate because you have a true gift.
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Bozic, Buyers and Sellers, 22 Pigeon Hollow Road, San Rafael
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
This letter will serve as my personal recommendation for Mary Jo Barnett as an outstanding Realtor. When I was looking for a Realtor to sell my Mother’s home in Mill Valley, Mary Jo was recommended to me. I live out of state, which I was expecting would add a level of complication to this process. But Mary Jo proved me wrong…she made the entire process painless and stress-free for me. The first challenge was to clear out my Mother’s home, of more than 50 years. Mary Jo hired a professional crew who went through everything in the house and determined which items were of value and arranged for them to be sold. The rest was either donated or dumped. Mary Jo hired and managed painters, floor repairs, cleaners and staging, and got it all done in less than 3 weeks. Mary Jo sold my Mother’s home in less than a month at over-asking price. I don’t know how I would have been able to deal with all of this without her expert help and dedication.
Carla Alexander, Seller, 382 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Thank you for helping us find our first home. We enjoyed working with you and appreciate how often you went out of your way to make our home buying experience wonderful. We never dreamed that we would find a home that would actually exceed our expectations. We were the most unrealistic first-time home buyers, yet you never made us feel uncomfortable in the number of houses we wanted to see or bids we wanted to submit over the course of a year. I called you so many times to analyze, evaluate and re-evaluate the pros and cons of a property. Each time you listened patiently, followed up on all of my questions and calmed me down. When our car battery died in Mill Valley, and you drove us all the way to downtown San Francisco so that we could get to work, you were an angel. I could go on and on. I can’t tell you enough how wonderful it was working with you and how glad we are that you are our agent. We were so happy with your customer service and we felt your service was unbeatable.
Ann W. and Jamie D. Buyers
Tuesday, October 30, 2012