My wife and I have had the good fortune to know and work with Mary Eikenberry for many years. She has both sold and listed our homes. She is most patient and consistently works to make the whole sale go as smoothly and as fairly as possible for her client. Most important to us has been the genuine trust we have in her to do the right thing, to take care of the details and to give us the best professional advice possible. She has never failed to come through and deliver a highly professional sales result. Sara and Steve Krouch, Windsor Heights
Mary was the listing agent when we sold my mother's townhome in 2011. Despite the downturn in the housing market at that time, Mary remained positive and supportive, with the property selling within 4 months of enlisting her expertise.
My husband and I never hesitated to enlist Mary as our real estate professional when we decided to sell our home in 2015. Mary is an excellent communicator, and was always prompt in returning our calls and answering questions. She is honest and hard working and is respected among her network of real estate professionals. Mary was also willing to work with us prior to listing our home, to give advice and opinions on staging, de-cluttering and improving "curb appeal". We recommend Mary to anyone looking for a real estate professional! Randy and Kathy L Johnston
Mary is someone you can count on through the whole process of finding and buying a home, even after the sale contract is signed. She takes care to cover every detail, going beyond what's expected. We worked with Mary to find a home that would fit our style. Early on she suggested building a new home, as she could see nothing in the existing inventory that would fit us. The building of our new home took place while we lived on the West Coast. In the end, we were delighted with our new home and amazed that the process had gone so well after hearing so many new construction horror stories. This process couldn't have happened without Mary's on-site help. Mike & Michele Keller, Urbandale
A few years ago I attended one of Mary's seminars for Seniors at Des Moines Community Education and it was a great learning experience. Last year when it came time to sell our parents' home after their deaths, I contacted Mary to be our Realtor. Her advice was invaluable--everything from required repairs to finalizing paperwork. The process went quickly and smoothly because of Mary's expertise and kind approach. She understood how difficult this process was for me. She listened and guided us through the process. She followed every lead, answered all kinds of questions and made a difficult process as easy as possible. Thank you Mary for everything you did to help us. Susan C., Des Moines
The best part of our relocation from Virginia was meeting and working with Mary Eikenberry! Her tireless efforts significantly attributed to our smooth transition to Iowa. Jim & Lisa B, Johnston
I live on the West Coast and needed help in moving my parents from their home of 56 years into a retirement community. Mary met with my parents and me and explained the process to al of us several months before the house was listed. She provided outside resources to help with the packing and moving. After I left and went back home, Mary kept me informed by phone and email of all conversations with my parents and how things were progressing. I also received the weekly updates from her that she gave to my parents. I was always in the loop-- prepared to talk with my parents whenever they called. The Coldwell Banker Concierge was extremely helpful by handling all the utility transfers of their home. Mary provided a listening ear, patience and expertise in working with my parents during this emotional time. All the services she provided made this transition far easier than I ever imagined. Steve S., Seattle
Thank you for your help in my search for a home. I appreciate so much the time and effort you gave me. It is truly because of you, I found the place that feels like home. Carol R, West Des Moines
My husband and I are grateful to one of your agents, Mary Eikenberry, for her role in selling our son's home in Des Moines. She was tireless in working with us, brigning so many details to our attention and steering us on the road to a successful closing. We have very limited experience in real estate sales and trying to manage all the complications and details from out of town was difficult. We felt she cared and represented our interests, promoting the sale of the house as though it was her own. We recommend Mary most highly. Jeannine & Bob S., Boone, IA
A move across country has the possibility to be stressful, chaotic and emotionally wrenching. However, our transfer was none of these due to Mary. She was informative, engaging, knowledgeable and most importantly, very accommodating to our 2 young sons. She included them in the details of the area and from the start made them feel they were part of the process. In fact, it was due to her enthusiasm and kindness that we looked seriously at the transfer offer. She was organized, thoughtful and most importantly to a family on a tight schedule, punctual. Our transfer was seamless due in large part to Mary's efforts. Mary found a house that is exactly what I outlined to her on our first visit. Margo Hatton-Wolf, Ankeny
I just want you to know how much we appreciate all your hard work and effort in making the job of buying and selling a home as painless as possible. We are so thankful to have been able to work with you. I hope we have many opportunities to pass your name on to those who might be in need of a Realtor. Kathy & Chris J, Urbandale
We seldom take time to praise a professional for a job well done, as it is to be expected. However, our experience working with Mary EIkenberry prompts us to do so. Mary was involved in all aspects of us purchasing our new home and selling both of our existing homes. Every detail of all 3 transactions went very smoothly. This could be attributed to luck, but we honestly believe it was due to the extremely professional way Mary handled our affairs. She showed a genuine concern for our best interesta and gave us her undivided attention from start to finish. We were never left wondering what was happening or what was coming next. Mary made the process of buying and selling a pleasant experience, something we never expected. She is truly an asset to your company. Deb & Jack K, Johnston
The key to making major decision is to be informed of the many options and how they would affect you. As a widow, I studied the alternatives and decided a townhome was best for me. Mary stepped me through the many decisions necessary to sell my home, as well as overseeing the numerous details in constructing my townhome. She kept me abreast of the construction, making sure everything was done per the specifications and on time. I found her to be on top of each situation and I really value her expertise. I certainly appreciated her input, as it made the process go very smoothly. Pat Meyer, Des Moines
We are a couple in our 80's and are first time sellers. We needed a real estate agent that had patience and understanding. In other words, someone with experience in dealing with "oldies." We found this agent in Mary Eikenberry, a lovely lady who explained each step to us and kept our son (who lives out of state) in the loop. Our home was sold in 3 months, when houses weren't selling very well. We are very happy with the way Mary handled everything. Thank you. Dixie and Bud E., Des Moines
I have known Mary Eikenberry in a variety of capacities for many years. We owned and operated successful Tupperware Franchises in our past lives and when I moved back to central Iowa, she also helped me find and buy my home in Des Moines.
Mary is efficient and extremely competent. She often spent countless hours helping me look for the next perfect home over the years, even when each time I would decide to stay put! After ten years, I had the opportunity to move out of state with my career and immediately called Mary. I sold my home within one week at full asking price with the help of Mary and her expertise. She successfully marketed and advertised my home. She shared ideas and tips for me to get my home sold faster. I was in the midst of relocating to Arizona when my home sold. With a new job, finding a place to live there and having my home sell in Des Moines so quickly, my nerves were worn thin. Mary was the stabilizing factor in this entire transaction. She helped me slow my emotions and guided me through the transaction long distance.
Mary has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. I have recommended to her all my personal contacts and she even sold my mother’s condo. Her excellent communication skills definitely contributed to my successful transaction.
I highly recommend Mary as a realtor you want to work with and have on your side! I can say for sure, she will bring value to your experience of selling or buying a home! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely,Gail Gioffredi, Sr. Executive Director of Sales, Gold Canyon International 515-360-5130