More about Mary Rakes
I have lived in the Charleston area full time since 1978. Before that, I was a military (Navy) wife and followed my husband (Mickey) who was in the submarine service for 11 years. I was raised in an Air Force family at Shaw Air Force Base. My Father's Air Force Career took him all over the world! My Mother was in the Air Force as a nurse. Military roots are deep in my family and I believe it was a great way to grow up. As a military dependent I learned to be strong and independent. Moving several times has helped me understand the special needs of military families as they move from base to base. With the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage network I can help you and your friends anywhere in the country!
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here with special interest in helping military and seniors. And I will always enjoy working with First Time Buyers! It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. You also need an agent who is knowledgeable about all of the areas of our Tri County Area: Charleston, West Ashley, North Charleston, Hanahan, Ladson, Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, Summerville, Goose Creek!
I have worked in the Real Estate industry as an agent since 1987. I have experience in helping buyers and sellers in all of the areas mentioned previously in both General Brokerage and New Home Sales . I am uniquely qualified to seamlessly move from one to the other in order to assist you in determining if a new or resale home is best for you. And, which area will be best suited to you and your family's specific needs!
I am eager to serve you! Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.