The Inside Stories

Testimonials from Clients

Client Stories – Elbert Johnson

“With Mary and her team, I feel like my listings are a high priority with consistent photography updates, events, and more to help my homes and business gain awareness.”

Houston Real Estate - Client Testimonial - Caroline Bower
Mary Wassef - Client Testimonial - Caroline Bower

CAROLINE BOWER LAWRENCE
interior designer, client

“The first time we met Mary Wassef, we were purchasing a gorgeous new construction Craftsman home built by Renovo Homes in the Heights. Mary was not actually our agent, she was representing the other side of the deal, Renovo Homes. Mary was tough, yet accommodating and easy to work with. We also found her to be very knowledgeable about the Heights. We left this negotiation and closing process very impressed with Mary and I remember my husband and I saying to each other ‘when we sell this home, we need to use her.’ Fast forward 4 years and we decided it was time to downsize. We wanted to stay in the Heights, we just needed less space and less property to care for. So, we reached out to Mary at Circa Real Estate.”

In the four years between buying and selling, Mary and Caroline kept in touch. Caroline had gotten involved in interior design and had developed quite the eye. Mary began referring her own clients to Caroline for her amazing interior design services. Circa Real Estate often refers its clients to local professionals. “They helped with anything I needed,” Caroline said of her experience with Circa. “Plumber, HVAC, home inspection – you name it, she’s got a name and a number to give you.”

Like many of Mary’s clients, Caroline is impressed by Mary’s specialized knowledge in high-end real estate. “There are lots of choices for real estate agents in town, but we wanted someone who really knew the area,” Caroline said. “I felt they really knew how to best market this house for top dollar in this market. She actually had buyers in mind before we even put the house on the market… The house sold in one week’s time, for asking price!” Mary insisted that the job was easy: “One could only hope to have a house show as beautifully… Sheer and utter perfection!”

Caroline continued, “We also worked with Circa Real Estate on purchasing our current home. We knew we wanted new construction within a specific area, and Mary has relationships with lots of builders… She was able to get us info on houses before it was publicly available.” Indeed, Mary’s close relationships with renowned builders like Renovo Homes makes her an asset to anyone searching for a fresh build.

“Mary Wassef and her team at Circa are talented problem solvers who can get things done. They have a strong network of people to help you with whatever you need. They are very responsive and make things happen quickly. They are local and believe in supporting the community we live and work in. For us, these are the best reasons to choose an agent of Mary’s caliber,” Caroline said. “We had a great experience and have remained friends. We would strongly recommend Mary Wassef and the team at Circa Real Estate.”