We were incredibly fortunate to find Mary Vierthaler through a referral from a realtor friend who vetted her for us. We had decided to sell our home in San Diego and move to Tucson, where our son had attended the University of Arizona. We had come to appreciate many of the positives of Tucson life over the last few years on visits to see our son, but we did not know anyone here that could represent us in the purchase of a home. Mary came well-recommended from our friend, and we established contact while still living in San Diego. She talked to us at length over the phone to ascertain our needs and desires in a Tucson property and once we narrowed down areas, home types, and pricing preferences, she began to send us properties that might suit us. We would offer commentary, which allowed Mary to further pinpoint what we were interested in. She was very helpful in identifying areas and properties that we would NOT want to consider, always giving her experienced and candid opinion of why that was the case. Finally, we decided to come out for a few days to see some places in person. She welcomed us warmly, and oriented us to Tucson quickly. We then commandeered her undivided attention for most of three days, as she escorted us around to see well over a dozen homes. As we originally thought we would like to find a fixer-upper and do a renovation, Mary arranged to have a respected contractor colleague come to some of the properties to weigh in on renovation pros and cons and what things would cost. This was extremely helpful to us, and I thought Mary must be very well-respected and connected in this town to be able to get a busy professional to help us out with this preliminary groundwork. As it turns out, we decided to purchase a better-maintained home in the Catalina Foothills, which had beautiful views of the mountains and the city. We made a full-price offer because Mary knew the listing agent and had a good idea of what other interest this property had generated. And because of her personal relationship with the listing agent, we had our offer accepted over cash buyers! There were so many details from that point on, with appraisals and inspections for plumbing, HVAC, roofing, pests, and Mary took care of all these things for us, as we were back in San Diego at that point. She gave us a wonderful referral for a local lender, smoothed over all the details of our escrow, and negotiated very skillfully with the listing agent over needed repairs and post-escrow rent-back with the sellers. Our escrow closed in three weeks, on time, and with everyone happy! Mary also has such a well-developed network of people in all fields and trades that getting help with work we needed done has been a breeze. Everyone she has connected us with has been a total pro and great to deal with. From start to finish, Mary has been incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and genuinely caring about us. To sum up, we give Mary an A++ grade, and wish that everyone needing a skilled Realtor in Tucson could be so lucky to find her.