Mary McClaskey
Mary McClaskey  
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Having been part of a military family over 20 years, I relate with the excitement, anxiety and stress-related emotions of selling a home, while searching for a new one, to fit your life-style. One...

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I had the good fortune to first work with Mary McClaskey back in 2006 when I had traveled from Okinawa, Japan to Beaufort looking to buy a home. I was stationed in Oki, but had...

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Having been part of a military family over 20 years, I relate with the excitement, anxiety and stress-related emotions of selling a home, while searching for a new one, to fit your life-style. One of the most important lessons I learned from my to find a licensed Realtor you can trust, early on, and work with exclusively. When you commit, likewise, that Realtor will also be...
Having been part of a military family over 20 years, I relate with the excitement, anxiety and stress-related emotions of selling a home, while searching for a new one, to fit your life-style. One of the most important lessons I learned from my to find a licensed Realtor you can trust, early on, and work with exclusively. When you commit, likewise, that Realtor will also be very committed and do everything she/he can for you. Believe me, they are not all the same. I know because I've been there. Please feel free to read my client testimonies on my website. When you work with me, you will have my commitment, honesty, sincerity, confidentiality, communication and the service you deserve.

I love Beaufort and the Low country. Its been home for fifteen years and there's no other place I'd rather live. I have been selling starter-homes to distinctive properties, full-time, for thirteen years. Whether you're buying or selling, I've done it all . You can contact me directly, sign up on my web-page or send an email.

My Client Testimonials

I had the good fortune to first work with Mary McClaskey back in 2006 when I had traveled from Okinawa, Japan to Beaufort looking to buy a home. I was stationed in Oki, but had orders to MCRD, Parris Island and planned on retiring in the area. Mary was AMAZING! She is incredibly personable and actually listened to what I was looking for in a home. She was respectful of my budget and didn't try to push me into a house I couldn't afford to make a better commission. I was only in town for a week and Mary had all of the homes ready for me to look at. She worked with my short timeline of one week, flawlessly. I had to fly back to Oki, but Mary handled everything and we ended up closing a week early (later the next month) on a beautiful home on Lady's Island. I ended up not retiring in Beaufort....they always say: "Never fall in love with your plan." So, in 2010, I needed to rent my home. I knew I wanted Mary to be involved. Mary did a phenomenal job finding wonderful and responsible tenants. She will definitely be my listing agent when I decide to sell. Captain Donna N. Anderson, USMC (Ret)
My Husband and I would just like to send our deepest gratitude for all that you have done. I would also like to thank the Najmulski Family for recommending my family to you. We along with the Najmulski Family were moved here due to the military from San Diego, California. When my husband received orders from the US NAVY, I didn't know how I would go about finding a home in an area I knew nothing about. A safe neighborhood was very important to us, especially for the fact we have a young child. I love my community, and I adore my home. Mary you definitely proved that finding my home was more than a job, you made it your concern and priority. Thank You. I will continue to spread your name to others who are looking for a home and who want quality service. Devondria and Tyrone Sanchez
When we decided to sell our home on Lady's Island, we did not hesitate to contact Mary McClaskey to represent us as our Realtor. Having known Mary through our church and military, as well as having briefly been her neighbors, we knew that she would handle the sale of our house with her characteristic attention to detail and professionalism. Our initial meeting with Mary left us feeling extremely comfortable with, as well as confident in, her ability to represent us in the sale of our home. She made excellent suggestions that helped show the house well. She immediately helped determine the sale price, put together a beautiful flyer, and got our house listed. Mary handled two incoming offers with extreme professionalism and in a manner that allowed us to get the best price possible. Once we were under contract, she continued to to keep us apprised of the closing process. Our house sold for only $2,000 less than asking price. We could not have been more pleased. She literally held our hand. Russell and Jennifer Blauw
Lori and I want to express our appreciation for your professionalism, attention to detail and expertise as our Realtor. Your personal concern for us made this a relatively stress free transition, and meant a great deal to our family. Robert and Lori Harrison
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all you have done. I never would have thought that selling our home would be so easy and happen so fast, in time to put a contract on our dream home. You made this such a great experience for Summer and I, and I do not have the words to express our gratitude. I look forward to recommending you to everyone I know who is thinking about selling or buying a home. Robbie, Summer, Lydia and Caleb McKenna
Mary exceeded our expectations in the purchase of our Lady's Island home. She ensured that we didn't overpay on our closing costs which almost happened. Mary is professional, knowledgeable, kind, calm, and more!! Mary, our home-buying experience with you was great. Keep doing what you do and we would gladly recommend you to anyone who is buying a home. Corey and LaKisher Wright
Thanks for helping us find such a nice community. It's obvious that you care more about your buyers' needs than making a sale. Your diligence and attention to detail provided the opportunity for us to purchase a home that fits our lifestyle. As first-time home buyers, you made sure we were not taken advantage of. Unnecessary expenses were cut as you worked hard to maintain quality service. We would recommend you to anyone. Tony & Denise Burns
We have bought/sold over a dozen properties over the years and Mary gave us the best service we have experienced with a real estate professional. Don and Kim Carswell
We are first-time home buyers and bought a new construction. She made sure we were taken care of by the builder, inspections, etc. Mary was very informative, patient and we think Mary did an outstanding job. The whole process of buying a home went very smooth. We appreciate all the hard work. Rachel and Anson Conner
Mary proved to be an invaluable asset as we sold our first home on Lady's Island during a difficult downturn in the market. Her detailed analysis and advice helped us sell our home immediately after we moved home to Florida. I highly recommend her to any seller seeking a diligent, thoughtful Realtor who will work hard to help them sell a home. Joel Maxson
"Mary exceeded our expectations in every aspect with the sale of our home. In this slumping market, she was able to effectively market our home which resulted in a sale within 3 1/2 weeks of it being on the market! She was consistently informing us of current market trends throughout the process and advising us to the best of her professional knowledge while keeping our needs and thoughts always in mind. Mary was always on top of every detail, dedicated, and professional. Her demeanor was always positive and she never left "any stone unturned". Because of her superior service, we are able to move to our next duty station with confidence and most of all without the worry of leaving a home behind in Beaufort, SC. Thank you Mary for a splendid job!!!" The Houston Family
Mary helped me with my home purchase in Yemassee. She has very strong work ethics, always on point and had answers to my every question She was OUTSTANDING in every way...understood my needs, very knowledgeable, stayed on top of things, went out of her way for me and always available when I needed her. She always stayed in the light behind the scenes, providing me with timely information on every move, making sure there were no problems or surprises during the closing process of my home. I was pleased and lucky to have had her as my Realtor and definitely recommend her services to other Buyers! James Bates
As first-time home buyers, Mary took the time to explain the process and helped us every step of the way. She assisted in every aspect of our move as a military family relocating all the way from California, we can't tell you how valuable this was. We let her know what we were looking for and she had everything ready when we arrived. Her thoroughness and attention to detail made us certain that we were purchasing a quality home. We love our new house and would highly recommend Mary to anyone looking for a Realtor. John and Jessica Turner
I wanted to take the time to let you know how pleased Patty and I have been with the level of professionalism that you provided us while being our agent during the sale of our home. Your positive attitude and perseverance kept us motivated through the long, hard months that it took to sell our house. You always kept us appraised of the difficulties facing the housing market, giving us sound advice about what next step we needed to take in order to sell our home. I also wanted to mention the incredible impact that your marketing strategy had in the volume of showings our home had. Selling a home is a stressful venture, but you made it as comfortable as it could have been. Mary, Patty and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have been more that our real estate agent, you are our friend and we wish you the best in the future. Rick and Patty Cordero
Thank you for making the purchase of our home run smoothly. Visiting Beaufort for just a few days from our home in Southern California, you readily made yourself available and shared your expertise - enabling us to quickly become familiar with the area and the homes Beaufort has to offer. Once we found our home, you put our mind at ease and skillfully negotiated the best deal possible. Throughout the entire process, you kept us informed and lived up to your promise of looking out for our best interests. It is a bit scary purchasing a first home, and even scarier when you are 2,500 miles away, but your dedication and excellence in your field made it seemingly effortless. We would gladly recommend you to our friends and family and look forward to working with you again in the future. Jessica and Patrick Najmulski
Selling a home is not always easy as it sounds, especially when it is your 2nd home and you live four hours away. Mary does everything she can to market your home and looks out for your best interests. Since we were hardly in Beaufort, she took it upon herself to watch and keep tabs on our house. She made sure everything at our home was perfect for prospective buyers, inside and out. We feel as though Mary went out of her way for us. She constantly kept in touch to give us updates and feedback. Mary is very trustworthy and honest. There are many Realtors out there, but we believe Mary is one of a kind! Joe and Lauren Kuhlenkamp
I found Mary McClaskey's website last Spring while browsing through homes for sale on the internet. When I contacted her via email about the possibility of buying a vacation home in the Beaufort area, she responded immediately and went to work to help us find exactly what we were looking for. Even though we were several hours away, she kept us informed about new listings and when we did come down for a visit, she toured us around and showed us everything on our list. She was there for us every step of the way and her attention to detail was impeccable. We purchased our getaway place on Lady's Island and we couldn't be happier. Not only do we have a great Realtor, but we have a new friend! Betty and Bert Owen
Mary worked to go above and beyond my expectations in the purchase of a home in South Carolina. I received PCS orders from California to South Carolina in the Spring of 2014 and originally began working with an agent at Coldwell Bankers Platinum Partners. I felt like my agent there did not hear me or my concerns and seemed to be more busy with other clients. I was uneasy about the transaction and began looking for a new agent. Mary's name came to me through multiple forums and with stellar reviews. From day 1 of contacting Mary, she has been easy to speak with, responsive with calls and emails, and has spent time considering my needs and interests in buying a new home. Mary gave up a whole weekend and days out of her personal schedule to help show homes to my partner and I, despite our command issues with leave and our shifting the dates twice. Mary was accommodating, warm and easy to feel comfortable around. I am new to the area and Mary helped allay any of my fears in purchasing a home. Lt. Mary Liesenberg
Mary has my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation. She is a consummate professional who became a friend. When it comes to building relationships and pairing clients with their dream homes, there is no one better. Rod Burks
Mary was not only an amazing realtor, she was/is an amazing human being. With being first time home buyers we were very nervous with the process. Mary was very patient and took the time to concisely explain each step along the way. When issues arose she was there to get them resolved as efficiently and effectively as possible. She kept the lines of communication flowing so that we knew what was going on at all times, which allowed us ease of mind. We always felt like Mary had our best interests at heart throughout the tedious process. We DEFINITELY will be recommending Mary to people we know that are looking to sell or buy a home! Shanna and Sebastian Olshausen
My property was listed with others for more than two years without a single offer. I contracted with Mary and within 10 days she brought an offer to the table. And today, just weeks later, we close the sale! I couldn't be happier with Mary's fresh perspective and attention to detail. Even though I've bought and sold a number of homes, each transaction is unique and I relied on Mary's thoughtful, well-reasoned guidance throughout the process. I enthusiastically recommend her whether you are buying or selling! Roxanne Cheney
My sister and I had property listed with other realtors for over two years without an offer. We contacted Mary and within weeks we had a sale! Mary's enthusiasm, energy and attention to detail were just what we needed to seal the deal. I would highly recommend Mary to anyone looking to buy or sell. Kimberly Madeja
My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant experience with Mary McClaskey as our real estate agent. She helped us purchase our dream house that we thought would never have been possible. She helped us explore financing that we never knew existed, financing that enabled us to buy the house. She also helped us afford the house by letting us understand that we could rent the house very easily. When it came time to sell the house, she notified us of a timely market, and worked to get us a good offer. But it goes beyond that. Mary has been and continues to be very pleasant to deal with and always kept our interests in mind. That is a rare quality these days. Eric & Kim Feldmeyer
Mary responded to all of our needs in a professional and friendly manner. She spent quite a bit of time with us and her input was very beneficial. Juliegf
Mary listed and sold two of our homes in Beaufort. One was in the Mossy Oaks area and the other one in the Depot area. We were very satisfied with all her services and she certainly exceeded our expectations. She kept us well informed since we live in Texas and there were no problems. We recommend Mary to anyone who is selling their home. Michael and Ann Paclik
We cannot thank you enough for your exceptional service that you provided to us from beginning to end in the process of selling our home. You came to us when you saw that our home was for sale by owner. We decided to meet with you and you listened to "our" needs and you committed to us that they would be met. We were very delighted with you and we signed a contract with you at that point. We were going out of town the following morning for a few days and you assured us not to worry and that you would keep in touch with us about any and all necessary issues from that point forward. We were very nervous about everything and while we were away you kept in touch with us and re-assured all our fears. In about a month's time you had a solid contract on our home for the price "we" expected to have. You followed through on everything to do with the sale of our home to the very end. You made sure that all "our" needs were met, and they were! You were always there for us no matter what. The Setzler Family: Mike, Stephanie & Michael Jr.
As buyers, the most helpful things Mary did in helping us find a 2nd home was her cheerfulness, knowledge, patience and the fact that she NEVER tried to sell us something NOT in our price range! It is especially challenging when you live on the west coast and know nothing about the area.. Mary's professionalism, friendliness, knowledge and the extra mile she went for us means a lot. We consider her our "first" SC friend. Donna & David Boggs
Mary McClaskey helped us buy our home in 2004 and sell that same home in 2008. She was extremely helpful in every aspect in both transactions and we have nothing but the highest regard for her hard work and dedication. She kept us continuously updated along the way with both transactions and provided excellent tips to help us sell our home. We went from 'Newly Listed' to 'Under Contract' in just 5 weeks, and I firmly believe a lot of credit falls to Mary for assisting us with pricing, tips on set up and staging, and her agressive marketing. Mary's assistance was first class and we would gladly work with her again if the opportunity ever presents itself. Joe and Kanoko Sacshe
Patty and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the great job you have done by representing us as our Realtor for the purchase of our home in beautiful Lady's Island, SC. Your level of expertise and professionalism allowed for Patty and I to have a pleasant experience during our house hunting trips, and subsequent purchase of the home. You also provided us with a sense of trust that allowed for us to make the best choice of a home within our budget, without feeling pressured to make a quick decision. We sincerely hope to remain in touch with you, as Patty and I feel that you've not only gained a client, but also a friend. I would be more than happy to recommend your services to anyone should they require assistance with either buying or selling a home. Rick & Patty Cordero
Mary exceeded our expectations as our Realtor. Through our home-buying process, Mary was professional, knowledgeable, available and loyal. Our experience with her was that she was very pleasant and we always felt she was looking over the entire process while we were out of town. We were very satisfied with her service and we just want to say, "KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! We would definitely recommend your services to anyone buying or selling a home. John & Jennifer Baise
"Mary worked with us to sell our property on Coosaw Island. She helped us price it properly and was always very pleasant to work with. She helped us to get the contract signed while we were on a river cruise in Europe. Job well done! Many thanks Penn " -Penn & Dorothee Baker, Client
"I would highly recommend Mary; she is a delight to be around. She has a great deal of experience and knowledge of the Beaufort and Bluffton area; she helped my fiancÚ and I find our first home. As a first time home buyer we had lots of questions and were very nervous about finding the right person to represent our needs in this venture. Mary McClaskey met our demands as new home buyers, answered all our questions and helped us with the whole home buying process, she is a very kind hearted person, and great agent to have on your side. " ┐ -Po Sourivanh, Client

My Experience

  • Thirteen years in Real Estate
  • Nine years of Property Management
  • 2005 RE/MAX 100% Club
  • 2006 RE/MAX Executive Club
  • 2007 RE/MAX Executive Club
  • 2008 RE/MAX 100% Club
  • 31 years total in customer service and sales

My Credentials and Memberships

  • Beaufort County Multiple Listing Service
  • Accredited Buyers Representative
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Beaufort County Association of Realtors
  • South Carolina Association of Realtors
  • Distinctive Properties

My Community Involvement

  • Tidal Creek Fellowship
  • Realtors Who Care - Service Project Coordinator
  • Salvation Army - Service Project Coordinator

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