Mary Lovera - Testimonials

When it came time for my Mom to sell her house, she needed a lot of help.

The process started just before the COVID-19 outbreak, and for many reasons, it took 2 years to get the house ready to sell. Mary stayed involved the whole time, and helped us get it ready for the market. My mother is elderly and has health issues, so there were special considerations in the process of selling the house, and finding Mom a new apartment that was accessible and desirable. Mary was extremely helpful on both counts, helping Mom get to apartment showings and getting a good understanding of what her needs were. I live in California, so I had to help out how I could from a distance (aside from a few visits). Mary was great at keeping me in the loop via phone, text and email, so together we could all work towards selling the house and getting Mom moved into her new apartment. I’m very happy that Mary got a good price, and found a buyer who respected our house, which was in our family for three generations. I’m satisfied now that Mom is secure in her new place, and the house has a new family to take good care of it.

Edwin B.

Mary listens.

As I’d come to a certain age, dealing with health issues, it came time to sell my family house. Our house was very special to everyone in the family because it was built by my husband’s grandfather, and had stayed in the family ever since. It was important to me to work with someone who would appreciate the history of the house, and what made it special. I needed someone who would listen. When I met Mary, I felt her ambition and professionalism, but also her compassion. One day, I told her stories in front of the fireplace, relating my memories of weekends spent at the house, bringing my kids to visit their grandparents, long before I became the owner. Years later, my husband and I moved up from Queens and spent many good years as owners of the house. Mary took all of this into consideration, and took special care to find a buyer who would appreciate the house, its history and its design. Her listing attracted many offers, and I’m happy that the buyers will keep the house intact, and give it the loving care it needs. In addition to selling the house, Mary helped me find a new apartment to live in. As I have health issues and it is difficult to get around, she took me to several apartments, trying to find one that would fit my needs. We found one with just the right size and atmosphere- just what I wanted for myself in my old age. She went above and beyond, bringing me to showings and meetings, mindful of my limitations. On the day we closed the sale, she brought me home, and made sure I was comfortable and relaxed after the excitement of the day, and even made me lunch! This weekend was my 80th birthday and I had my first gathering in my new place, which has its own story. Thank you Mary, for listening.

Eleanor B.

It is our pleasure to write this reference for Mary Lovera, who acted as our realtor for the sale of our former house and the purchase of our current home.

Mary was with us every step of the way, which is very reassuring during such a stressful time. Her sense of the market, her contacts and experience, in addition to her cheerful and professional manner, make her an excellent realtor and I would recommend her to any seller. We were both extremely impressed by her perseverance and drive on our behalf and I would also give her the highest recommendation in her role representing the buyer. Mary is the whole package. She has a keen sense of the market and a compassionate sense of what both the buyers and sellers are looking for. I would highly recommend her and we consider ourselves fortunate for having Mary as our realtor.

Rick Siggelkow & Barbara Hart
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"I have engaged Mary Lovera twice: Once to sell my mother's property and then again to sell my home in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Mary is an astute agent, who makes an effort to understand the needs of her clients and work with them to reach a successful conclusion. She certainly did this for me. Her advice about listing my home was invaluable. All of this was during the pandemic, which makes it even more remarkable that everything went so seamlessly. Given than Mary lives in the area, she is also keenly aware of home values and how to best handle each sale. I highly recommend Mary, you will not be disappointed!!"
5 /5.0
by Lindsey Sage Chirico
"Mary was referred to me and did not disappoint. She quickly understood the way I approached the buying process and helped me make decisions based on her experience. Always able to take a call or text, and a friendly voice at the other end of the phone. A pleasure to work with."
5 /5.0
by danceswvowels
"Mary was a pleasure to work with. Super flexible and she has a great pulse on every home she showed us. Highly recommended to anybody in search of their home!"
5 /5.0
by William LaPlaca
"Mary Lovera and Tom Buschman are a wonderful team -- both very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and persistent. They were also incredibly patient through a long and complicated process. We had very specific needs and, after taking us for showings over the course of several months, Mary found the perfect house that met just about all of them! As first-time home buyers, we felt comfortable and safe under Mary and Tom's guidance. They were always accessible and happy to answer our many questions over email, text, or phone call. We're so appreciative and wouldn't hesitate to recommend!"
5 /5.0
by lindsaymherman
"First & foremost, Mary was an absolute pleasure to work with! She’s very professional, honest, detail-oriented, aware of the local markets and the best approach to handle each transaction. As first-time home buyers, we did our research but there were a lot of aspects about the process we needed guidance on. Mary went above and beyond with not only advice but also recommending amazing contacts to help with the mortgage, inspection, and legal requirements. We were in constant contact via email/text & she was very prompt answering any questions we had and made us feel at ease from the point we made an offer all the way to the day of closing. We highly recommend Mary to anyone looking to work with a smart & knowledgeable agent."
5 /5.0
by SGalk
"I have the highest praise for Mary Lovera! I had to sell a condo that belonged to my mother; the property was listed just before the pandemic lockdown. The months that followed were challenging because at first, no one could view the condo in person, but as the restrictions began to ease, Mary was right on top of things to get potential buyers into the place. There were several issues as the process moved along connected to this and to working with the management company. Yet, in the end, the place went for the price asked. This would not have been possible without Mary's keen eye about several small updates that needed to be done prior to the property being listed and then once the inspection occurred, getting in the appropriate contractors to address several concerns raised. Again, all of this was happening during the pandemic when getting people in to do work was not an easy task. I highly recommend Mary Lovera."
5 /5.0
by Lindsey Sage Chirico
"Super professional. Honest, sweet, flexible - pleasure to work with! Worked seamlessly with seller. Fast response time. Quick to reply. Detail oriented."
5 /5.0
by kailajoyraines
"Mary helped us quickly get under contract on our dream home and was particularly helpful providing great contacts to help with the inspection, mortgage and legal processes."
5 /5.0
by oherde01
"Mary was a joy to work with. She was helpful in every aspect of the purchase and participate during inspections as well as made referrals to local professionals who were needed during this major transaction. We were in constant contact throughout several months leading up to and even after the closing. We felt comfortable in her hands as she did her amazing work to get us into our new home.Highly recommend anyone to work with Mary when your are in the market to buy or sell property."
5 /5.0
by user719945
"Mary was wonderful to work with—my partner and I were moving to Nyack from Maine, and we had been having a difficult time finding an apartment given the competition and distance. Mary went above and beyond to find us options through her various connections, one of which was not even on the market yet. She worked with our family in the area to schedule showings and FaceTime us in, answering all of our questions along the way. When we ultimately found an apartment that worked for us, Mary continued to be an advocate for us as we moved in by making sure everything was as it should be. We have remained in contact since then with questions as they come up, and Mary has been just as responsive and helpful as she was in the beginning. I cannot recommend this person enough! She is knowledgable, savvy, and kind—we are grateful to have gotten to work with her."
5 /5.0
by Lily Greenberg
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