My Client Testimonials

    "Mary has been a longtime realtor for our family and there is no one else I would trust and nobody is more knowledgeable about the homes in this area. As first time home buyers, my husband and I were grateful to have Mary with us because she knew exactly what we were looking for in a house...before we even knew ourselves! She is professional, honest, and most importantly, available when we needed to communicate with her. When we found our dream home, Mary went above and beyond to help us secure it. I can't recommend her enough"-EWSUTICA
    "Mary Combs was wonderful to work with over the past few months! She not only helped us sell our house but she also helped us find our dream house as well! While the process of buying and selling a house is stressful, Mary helped to make the whole experience smooth for us and we also did have fun along the way thanks to Mary's upbeat, positive attitude! She was diligent, hardworking and completely dedicated to us. She worked day and night for us and remained our advocate the whole way through. We would highly recommend Mary to friends and family that are in need of a wonderful realtor!"-Molly Schug
    "This was my first experience ever buying a home and Mary made it nothing more than an exceptional experience. When touring houses, she pointed out specific construction details and issues that I would have never noticed otherwise. Mary very patient and made me feel very comfortable through this long process of finding my dream home. She coached me through making the offer and had great advice and was quick to act. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home"-NM John
    "After 50 years of raising a family and becoming part of the community it was time to find a real estate agent who would care as much about my home as I do to sell my home, and Mary was so enthusiastic! She helped me and my out-of-town family move through the process of preparing and selling my home with such positivity that we knew we made the right decision to work with her. She dedicated herself to the best outcome. She had a fearless, "never say die" attitude. By following her advice, and not our instinct, we came away with a much better sale. This gal works 24/7! My daughter would text back and forth at all hours and Mary was always there. The Sexton family has been in real estate since we moved here in the late '60s. Who else could know the market better?"-B. Cynthia
    "Mary was a great realtor. She was recommended by one of my coworkers and we are very happy we had her! Mary is very positive and enthusiastic, which is really needed during the stressful home buying process. Mary was willing to inquire into a home (even though it was listed well above our budget) to see what the "situation" was on it. It ended up being the home we purchased (within our budget) and it was such an exciting process. Mary was able to answer all of our questions (especially since we were brand new to the process) and was able to share her knowledge when we were looking at homes. Mary was very quick to respond to our texts and calls and arrange showing for us on an almost weekly basis. Thank you Mary & we will absolutely recommend you to others!"-Leslie Stolins
    "Mary took the time to help me, a first time home buyer, understand the finer points of the process. Mary was very aggressive in trying to get me the best and the fairest deal. She was very responsive and professional for the entire time it took for me to be moved into a new home. I had a very challenging schedule that she always accommodated. I will not consider any other realtor and would recommend Mary to experienced and inexperienced home buyers alike."-Dan Schnell
    "Putting your trust in someone that will be negotiating, what is most times your most important financial asset, can be a very difficult and emotional decision. If we have ever given anyone an important piece of advice, it is this... call Mary Combs. Spend your time wisely with Mary as your guide, looking for the perfect home, because Mary is the perfect realtor. You will not find one of a higher caliber than Mary Combs. She embodies the real estate professional that posesses the integrity, honesty, a sixth sense knowing exactly what you are looking for and will move heaven and earth to find it for you. We have bought a home, sold a home and bought and sold again with Mary as our realtor. And when she offers advice, listen. She has never been wrong helping us to make informed decisions. And once the sale or purchase of your home is made, Mary is ever-present, leading you every step of the way until the keys are yours. We cannot recommend her high enough"-Val P
    "Mary is a very energetic, resourceful and experienced agent. She was always available to answer any questions and kept us informed throughout the process. We highly recommend Mary for your real estate needs!"-M Manley
    "Mary was great for us when we were looking for our house. We were looking for something very specific and had trouble finding it in our area. When it finally popped up online Mary was able to get us a showing the next day with one of her associates, even though she was out of state at the time. She walked us through the process of putting a bid in with other competing offers as well as all of the necessary steps with closing. She was a great help and we would gladly work with her again in the future."-Anonymous
    "We just bought our first house and Mary was awesome. She was knowledgeable, dedicated to meeting our needs, fun to work with, and super high energy--all essential traits for managing the real estate market. We absolutely recommend her to everyone!"-J Starr
    "In 2009, we were a very lucky couple to have stumbled upon Mary. My family was relocating to Central NY where my wife grew up. Mary was the listing agent on a house we were interested in. Since that initial phone call, Mary has shown us a countless number of houses on two separate home seaches and also sold our home in just over a month. Her knowledge of the area and real estate is unmatchable. Mary was extremely patient while we searched the county for the perfect home. Her expertise was something we called upon when it came time to write up offers and get our own home on the market. Our children even started to look forward to the times when they could see Mary. If you are looking for an agent that does all that she can for you then you cannot go wrong with Mary Combs!"-P Downs
    "Mary Combs was a dream realtor. She was professional, tough and very dedicated to making this often stressful transaction as easy on both the buyer and seller as possible. She is fair and relentless at doing the best for her clients. We could not have asked for better support and guidance through this process. Mary was not only our relator, but also our friend. She took our calls and emails at all hours and kept us in the loop with any developments that we needed to know about. We highly recommend her for the Clinton and surrounding areas. She really knows the area and we don't think there is a better realtor anywhere around. We would hire her again in a heartbeat"-Maureen S
    "When I wanted to sell my house, I needed someone knowledgeable in the local market, someone who could see the potential in my house and 'sell' it, someone who wasn't afraid to negotiate, and someone who had my best interests at heart. That person was Mary Combs! She gave me ALL of that AND THEN SOME! She walked me through the sale process every step of the way, took care of everything, made it really easy for me, and got me the price I needed for the house. Her experience in this industry is second to none, and she goes above and beyond to ensure that her clients get what they need. It was a pleasure to work with her, and I would recommend her to anyone!"-Corasanti
    "Mary made our first home buying process fun! We were buying from out of town and she gladly accommodated our needs throughout the entire buying process. If you are looking for a home in the CNY area I would highly recommend Mary for her professionalism and motivation to make her clients happy. She found us our dream and hopefully "forever" home, but it we ever have to go through the home-buying process again we would 100% reach out to Mary."-Kim Howard
    "I've worked with Mary on two home sales and one purchase. She has an amazing amount of enthusiasm and energy. She was available at every step along the way. She gave good advice, helped me through each step, kept on top of all the other parties involved, got me the results I wanted. I recommend her without hesitation."-Boutin
    "Mary knows Upstate NY real estate as well as anyone. Along with her knowledge, she brings passion and enthusiasm to the process which really helps drive sales. Her patience throughout was most appreciated. Not only did we find a great agent, we gained a great friend."-Nina Leist
    "We used Mary Combs to list our home in the Spring of 2015. From day 1 Mary was very helpful, knowledgeable, and comforting throughout the entire process. She has wonderful insight and advice and gave us several ideas which greatly improved the appearance and appeal of our home. Mary knows the market extremely well and was very honest, and explained things to us in a way that made perfect sense. She was always available when we had questions and concerns. We are very happy with the service that she provided and have no reservations in recommending her to anyone who is beginning the process of selling a home."-Anon
    "Mary did a great job of marketing and selling my home. It was a unique property that required hard work and creative thinking. She has a large network among other agents, something only years of experience gets you. And she works tirelessly till the property is sold! I'd highly recommend using her services!"-Lisa DeFrees
    "I have bought or sold three homes with Mary. The most recent in June 2015. There is no one with a better understanding of the local market. She works tirelessly around your schedule to give you the best opportunity to see a house or show yours. I will definitely work with Mary on my next sale or purchase."-TC Meilewski
    "Mary is, hands down, the best realtor in our area. I can honestly say that I don't think there is another realtor (or professional in general) who works harder for her clients. We were selling our home after 30 years and Mary made the job very easy on us. She knew just how to get the word out to potential buyers and brought in the perfect family. We could not have been happier to turn over our home to a wonderful, young family. She was able to get us just what we thought the house was worth. She is the best. I recommend Mary to anyone who needs a realtor. You can't go wrong with Mary Combs!!!-Anon
    "Mary Combs was not only very professional, but also a joy to work with! She understood the challenges and complexities of the market and had good insights into both sides of the equation, buyers and sellers. Mary offered us excellent advice, including giving us ideas on how to stage our house, as well as suggestions on upgrading certain areas of the house to make it more appealing in the current market. Mary was also aware and very sensitive to the emotional impact that the sale had on our family which was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend her!"-cbadl100
    "Mary Combs has handled at least six real estate transactions for us. Each one was handled with the utmost of professionalism. Mary has a savvy knowledge of the business and expert understanding of the Mohawk Valley. Her preserverance of every prospect is impressive."-lwrpr
    "My wife and I moved to Clinton in 2010 with the help of Mary. My wife grew up in Clinton and it was where we wanted to live and raise a family. We cannot recommend her enough. She was beyond helpful in accommodating our wants and needs in a home. She knew exactly what our budget was and didnt try to push us into buying a home we couldnt really afford. She was always available when we called to view a home. Once we decided on the home she was really helpful in closing the deal. We always enjoy seeing her around town and consider her a friend not just a real estate agent. If you are looking for a home in the Clinton area please give Mary a call. She will make things easy and fun for you. " -Wayne Randall
    "Mary helped my husband and I purchase our first home. As newlyweds, who worked in two different counties, we were looking for a home halfway for both of us. Mary helped us from start to finish! She set up appointments for all the houses we wanted to look at, and in addition emailed us with homes that we had not considered. We ended up purchasing a home that she had recommended and was not on our original list! Our first home will always be a special place, and Mary made the process of purchasing it stress-free, fun and easy! We will definitely use Mary again, and highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home!" -Emily K
    "We wanted to take a brief moment to express our thanks to Mary Combs for helping us buy our home. We were first time home buyers and Mary was perfect for us. She was very patient with us and took the time to help us through the process. Mary was always there to take a call or answer a question. She seemed to work at all hours for us! She is well connected and very knowledgeable about the area. She worked very hard for us to get what we were looking for and now we are so happy in our home! We had such a good experience with Mary that we still keep in touch. We can't say enough about Mary and when the time comes for us to sell and buy again, she will be our first call."-John Forbes
    "Although it's been a few years since we've bought and sold homes with Mary, she still finds the time to show us homes when we have thoughts of "downsizing"! She runs an incredible agency with very knowledgeable and friendly agents. She will go the extra mile and we are lucky to have formed a lasting friendship with her!!"-user6480663
    "We purchased our home in Clinton, NY with the help of Mary Combs, who came highly recommended from co-workers. Mary is very knowledgeable of Clinton, New Hartford and the surrounding towns. We have lived in several states and even abroad, and Mary is one of the best realtors we have worked with. We had a tight timeline and Mary was willing to take time over Memorial Day weekend to meet with us and show us around. We highly recommend Mary Combs."-Jackie Walters
    "Mary came so highly recommended and now we know why. She is able to mix professionalism with an uncanny way of being your friend as soon as she meets you. Mary's advice on what we should do to sell our house was very accurate and she sold it VERY quickly. She is energetic, knowledgeable, extremely reachable, and relentless in bringing the two parties together with an equitable result for everyone. You cannot help but want to work with her. Now we are the ones recommending Mary."-Lorie J Whiting
    "My husband's career has been the reason for many of our moves from city to city and state to state. We have had good realtors but Mary Combs, without a doubt, is the BEST realtor we have ever had work with us. Mary is there for her clients 24/7. If she cannot take your call, she responds in a very timely fashion. She is a native of the Utica, NY area and has an outstanding knowledge of this area. She is the utmost professional and she is honest. Mary worked with us when we were buying our home in 2008. She also listed and sold our home in 2013 when we moved out of the area. Both my husband and I highly recommend using Mary Combs for all of your real estate needs. We are very happy that we did!"-zuser20140530121005003
    "We were delighted with our experience working with Mary! Responsive and informative. Best agent either of us have ever worked with as buyers or sellers. Mary has continued to serve as a resource to us on real estate matters in the 2 years since we first met her. We refer her to friends and our co-workers at SUNY Polytechnic"-Heidelberg Alum
    "In the last several years Mary has handled two real estate transactions for me as the seller in both instances. These were involved sales and required much follow up and negotiations. They were all handled professionally and efficiently."-Richard Grillo
    "Our family has sold or purchased four properties with the help and guidance of Mary Combs. A one word description of Mary would be excellence. The entire process was always handled professionally and with a sense of concern for us. Mary has a superb knowledge of the real estate market and is able to accommodate busy schedules to provide exceptional service. Mary is a can- do person. She takes care of all the details needed for a smooth transaction. We highly recommend Mary Combs, her proficiency and kindness make selling or purchasing property a pleasant experience."-Mark and Kacey Shug
    "We are writing to express our pleasure with Mary Combs who represented us in our recent purchase of a single-family home. Mary guided us through the entire process. We credit Mary with a smooth, stress-free home-buying experience. This is our third purchase of property, and never had we had such a pleasurable experience. Mary is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. We never could have found our home without her. To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Mary and her expertise and we recommend her to everyone."-Dave and Lilly Tedesco
    "I credit Mary's guidance and hard work with the quick sale of our home. She gave us detailed and very helpful advice on getting the house ready for showing. She kept us abreast of potential buyers and their concerns. She showed an uncanny sense of the market and ability to negotiate and know what was needed from lawyers, etc, to complete the sale. She clearly knows the area extremely well, and I had no doubt she was working very hard for us. She is a marvelous combination of a 'force to be reckoned with' and one of the nicest people I have known."-Gail Johnson
    "We are so grateful to Mary for all the hard work and energy expended to sell our home. Mary met every challenge with expertise, providing us with direction and guidance to resolve every issue. Mary's vast experience in the field of real estate allowed the sale to move forward very quickly. Mary was always available even late into the evening, and promptly returned our calls. We would not hesitate to recommend Mary to all our personal and professional associates and intend to do so."-Sandy and Bill Walker
    "I purchased my first home with the help of Mary Combs. I found Mary and her staff to be very professional. They made the home buying experience more pleasant than it otherwise would have been. I always felt they were working very hard to make things go as smoothly as possible. I am very happy with how things turned out and would not hesitate to recommend Mary Combs to others. "-Neweltf
    "We were completely satisfied with Mary as our realtor. She had a good pulse on local real estate as well as the type of property for which we were searching. We will definitely refer her to others in the future."-Jess Thomas
    "Mary is very knowledgeable of Clinton, and the Town of Kirkland properties. She has personally handled one purchase we made and three sales of various homes we owned in Clinton. She always had good input for the sale of property and excellent knowledge of recent property purchase prices. Mary knows how to speak with the customer and communicate the positives of the property to those interested in purchasing. We were pleased with her job performance and straight forward attitude. We would not hesitate to recommend her to any future buyer or seller."-Joyce MacGregor
    "Mary rocks! She listens to your preferences carefully and shows you properties that truly meet your needs. She has been a great comfort and kept a lengthy buying/selling process on track. We always felt comfortable that she had our best interests in mind."-RCDJCM
    "Mary represented us in the purchase of our home in 2013. We recommend Mary to anyone trying to buy or sell. She was an excellent advocate for us and got our deal done despite many unforeseen setbacks!"-Matt Edmunds
    "Over the past 16 years we have had the pleasure of working with Sexton Real Estate and in particular Mary Combs for the purchase of three different homes. In all cases Mary went above and beyond the call of duty for us. Several times she handled things that were clearly not her responsibility. With the busy schedule most people have these days a realtor like Mary is invaluable. The whole staff at Sexton Real Estate was professional and courteous and went out of their way to provide excellent customer service. Should we ever again decide to find a new home for our family there is only one company I would ever consider: Sexton Real Estate."-SM Hughes
    "Mary made a very difficult decision much easier with her support and guidance. Trust her when she suggests she knows everything and does it with integrity, and honesty. No one is better. Plus we gained a friend. And, how many real estate professionals are willing to meet you at a fast food establishment to sign the multitudes of paperwork needed to complete an offer on your property? Mary did - and this is only one example of everything she did for us. Thank you so much."-P Lva
    "I have sold and bought 5 houses through Mary and could not be happier."-Dick Caister
    "Mary is My Number 1 Realtor!"-Larry C
    Mary Combs is a legend in the community! I have never seen anyone work harder or with more enthusiasm and drive!! She doesn't stop until the job is done!! There is a reason she is the top realtor in the area! We could not be happier and we are going to recommend all of our family and friends to her! If you need a good realtor, I highly recommend you call Mary!! You will not be disappointed! - Kristine A.
    Buying my first house was scary and overwhelming to me at first. Luckily for me, Mary Combs was recommended to me and it turned into the best experience of my life! She made the process simple and FUN!! She was right there for me the whole time whether it was a phone call late at night to ask a silly question, or accompanying me to the closing of my first house! She was available anytime and never made me feel like I was an inconvenience. I can't thank her enough for all of her hard work and dedication to me as a client! Mary went above and beyond to make my home buyer dreams come true! I highly recommend Mary to anyone buying or selling a home!! -Lauren M.
    When I decided to sell our home, I knew Mary was the person to call. She hit the ground running and didn't leave one stone unturned throughout the whole process! She sold our home for top dollar and in record time!! I could not be more impressed! We put our trust in Mary to get the job done quickly and easily and she exceeded our expectations!! It was a great experience overall and I highly recommend Mary to anyone with real estate needs! -Wesley S.
    I had met with several realtors prior to Mary and was struggling to find a realtor that was excited about the job and not afraid of a challenge. When I met Mary, her excitement and "conquer the world" attitude was just what we needed. We enlisted Mary to sell our older family home and also buy our next home. She was able to sell our house quickly for more than we expected! We also upgraded to the house of our dreams and we owe it all to Mary!! She was determined to find the perfect house for us and that is exactly what she did! We were so pleased with the whole process and would highly recommend Mary to everyone!! -Lindsay M.
    I moved to the area from out of state and I didn't know who to trust with the purchase of my new home. It didn't take long for me to hear about Mary Combs! I am so thankful that I did because Mary turned out to be not only the best realtor I've ever had, but also a valued friend!! She was professional, knowledgable, and she genuinely cared about my needs as a home buyer. She negotiated the best deal possible and I was very happy with the results! I would not hesitate to call Mary any time for your real estate needs! - Alyson B.
    My family needed to sell our home quickly due to an upcoming job transfer. Mary was the perfect realtor to call! She gave us so many ideas and suggestions to get the house in condition to sell quickly and it worked!! Mary sold our house in less than a week making the stress of transferring jobs and moving so much easier! If we didn't have Mary as our realtor guiding us through the process, we would not have had such great results! My family and I highly recommend Mary to anyone!! -Jeremy M.
    My parent's had relocated out of state and their house was sitting empty. They eventually decided to sell the home and called Mary Combs to help them. The house had no furniture or anything in it and definitely did not have the character it had when our family lived in it. Mary knew just what to do to solve this problem and make the home more appealing to buyers. She appeared with a U-Haul truck and it was full of furniture, pictures, plants, and everything you would need to make a home a home! She completely staged the house and we were astonished with how wonderful the home looked!! We almost felt like we were on our very own episode of "Fixer Upper"!! The house instantly felt more warm and inviting and you could tell it would help buyers to see the potential in the house. We can't thank Mary enough for going the extra mile and staging our home. The house sold very quickly and my parents were very pleased with the price! Thanks again Mary!! -Josh M.
    I moved to the area to attend school. I am a young girl living away from my family and I did not know the area at all. I was very concerned about renting a home that was safe and in a good neighborhood. I was extremely lucky to find Mary Combs as my realtor. She genuinely cared about me and my concerns and she even frequently spoke to my parents for my peace of mind! She made sure I was in a safe neighborhood and that I was comfortable. She found me the perfect rental and I have been living happily there ever since! She offered many suggestions about the local community and ways I could get involved. She really made me feel special. Mary is not just a realtor! She is an amazing person with a heart of gold. Anyone that does business with her will agree! -Abby M.
    There are not enough words for me to express my gratitude to Mary. She is the most honest and ethical realtor I have ever met, and I have met several! I previously had some bad experiences with realtors and was hesitant to get involved again as I searched for a home. The second I spoke to Mary on the phone, I knew she would be different. She was professional, kind, and devoted to me as a client. I have never seen some as hard-working, yet she ALWAYS had a smile on her face! She restored my faith in realtors and the home buying process. The experience was absolutely wonderful and if I have to do it again, Mary will be the ONLY person I call!! -Cheryl M.
    I think what sets Mary apart is that real estate is truly her passion. This is evident in anything she does. She is always there for you and makes you a priority. She values families and their needs and treats them with the utmost respect. She shows genuine enthusiasm for her job and that is rare these days! Thank you Mary for everything you have done for my family and I over the years! We can't wait to use you again when we sell our home in the future!! -Mark M.

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