A little bit about me:
I am a proud resident of Holly Springs, North Carolina and work extensively throughout the Cary, Holly Springs, Apex, Morrisville and surrounding communities. I have built my business on the strong principle of setting realistic expectations with my clients and not sugar coating the process. I am straight-forward with buyers and sellers, utilizing my knowledge and experience to lead them to good decisions.
I’ve lived in the Triangle area since 2002 but I was born in Plainfield, New Jersey and have also lived in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. I attended Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts where I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management and worked for 14 years for ARAMARK. In that time, I married my husband, Jay, and was blessed with our two beautiful boys, Tyler and Jack.
In 2004, I decided to make a career change and obtained my Real Estate Brokers License and received the Rookie of the Year Award in my very first year in the business for my dedicated service to clients! I always remember the old advice of "find something you truly love to do and get paid to do it!" Well, I did just that and really enjoy the experience of getting to know and working with my clients to this day.
Although I service many areas in the surrounding Triangle, I have concentrated most of my business in the Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Raleigh, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina area. My buyers have bought homes in Holly Springs, Fuquay- Varina, Raleigh, Morrisville, Apex, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Clayton, Willow Springs, Angier, and Garner.
I take pride in always putting my clients first and making sure that they have a positive real estate experience. I am dedicated to providing the exceptional and straight-forward service and advice to my clients that I’ve become known for and I look forward to providing it to you if you’d like to contact me.
Some Real Estate Achievements I’m Proud of:
What made you interested in Real Estate? I started off by really loving to look at new construction and homes in my own community. I also love helping others. I decided to take a real estate class to learn more. After that class, I went full time into the industry, never looking back!
What is your favorite part about this industry? Real Estate is not an easy business. I originally got into it over my love of homes and touring new construction. It brings me great joy to find a client that perfect home and get them through the process from contract to close.
What areas do you serve? Cary, Holly Springs, Apex, Raleigh, Morrisville, Fuquay Varina, Clayton, Wake Forest, Pittsboro, Angier, Garner, Willow Springs and surrounding areas
What was your career before real estate? Catering Director - ARAMARK
What is your real estate experience? Over 15 years
Why did you choose HPW? HPW is a large firm that offers multiple levels of training and tools. I have found it important to always work with a large company in order to keep my skills fresh and to make sure I am constantly aware of changes and growth in our industry.
What are your specialties? I specialize in many fields of real estate to include: Luxury Listings, Relocation Sales, First Time Homebuyers, Investors
What is your greatest strength? My main strength would be my attention to detail. I take great pride in listening to my clients, setting expectations and doing my best to give them an overall good experience in an unpredictable business.
What degrees do you have? Bachelor of Science/Business Administration/ Minor in Human Resource Management
What year did you start in the industry/profession? 2004
What is your favorite area restaurant? Scratch Kitchen & Taproom in Apex of course! (I may be bias though since it is owned by our family members)
What are your hobbies? I love to swim and go boating in the summer months. In the winter I enjoy skiing . Through out the year I am an avid sports fan of both Hockey and Football.
What is your favorite public park? If you have young children, Pullen Park is a must!
What is your favorite vacation spot? I love the quaintness of Wilmington North Carolina with Wrightsville Beach nearby. I hope to own a beach house in this area in the near future!
Do you prefer the beach or the mountains? Although I prefer the beach, I love spending time in the mountains as well. It is my goal to make it to both of these areas at least once a year.
How many times have you moved? Too many! Personally, since owning my own home, I have moved 6 times. If I went back to include my childhood, it would be 11 times.
Why do you love living here? I love the fact that I can be at the beach in two hours and the mountains in under three. Since I am originally from the North East, I also love that we still have 4 seasons every year. We may only get snow for a week, but we do still get some sort of winter, even though it is mild.
What is your secret/hidden getaway? My backyard would have to be my secret getaway. Being a Realtor, I was lucky enough to purchase one of my own listings a few years ago. The backyard is truly amazing with a saltwater pool, waterfall, spillaway hot tub, pergola, a true Oasis!
Mary K's Team was at the top of their game for each step of the house sale. They took the pressures of selling the house off me and they did an excellent job of walking me through the quagmire of paperwork on the house sell. Mary and her Team are highly recommended in my book.John Babinec
Mary was a pleasure to work with. From market research, to pricing, to pictures, advertising and finally sale, she was responsive and supportive. Highly recommend.Raul
An excellent agent - knows how to sell a home. Our home sold between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Mary made us feel very comfortable going through the process. We would recommend her to sell your home!Betty H.
When it came time to sell our home, we are so glad, we had Mary. She always made herself readily available to us and let us know when she wouldn't be available. Selling a house is a very stressful and challenging process and Mary made it as stress free as possible for us. Thank you Mary! We truly appreciate everything you did for us!Pam Levi
My wife and I recently purchased a new home and Mary and Jay couldn't have been more helpful. If Mary was too busy with helping another client then Jay stepped right in and didn't miss a beat. When we first met Mary she came to our house, instead of having us meet at her office, and she came prepared to make sure we knew we didn't have to look elsewhere for a realtor. She had every angle prepped for us to find our new home. We were very impressed by her knowledge and expertise. If we ever decided to buy a new home we won't look anywhere else. I would highly recommend Mary and Jay to anyone looking to find a new home or sell their current homeWade Jones
There is something about Mary. :-) She is diligent, smart, focused, available, and fast! We had lingered with a prior realtor four years ago and finally took our house off the marketing. When we went back into the market with Mary, she had our house sold in 48 hours. When we sold our latest home in 2017, Mary got us an incredible price per square foot, more then we had hoped for. House sold to the first couple to look at it! I have referred several people to Mary and they weren't disappointed. You won't go wrong with MaryLisa S
Mar has sold 3 houses for us and all of them sold quickly. She is very attentive and treats you as if you are her only customer. She really knows all the details of selling a home. She will do whatever she needs to to get the house closed.Cheryl
Mary has helped our family with our last two home sales and purchases. She helped us prepare our home for sale and gave us great advice, which ultimately led to two very quick and successful sales. During the last sale, we ran into quite a few problems with our inspection and she provided excellent assistance in navigating due diligence with our buyers. She also advocated for us on our home purchases and proactively handled interactions with third parties (inspectors, seller's agents, repairmen, etc.) to facilitate smooth relocation. She was patient with us when we got anxious or worried and provided wise suggestions for handling touchy subjects. I highly recommend her!Laurie
It was no easy task finding our home sweet home in North Carolina on the Internet, from home in New York. By chance, I contacted Mary. Lucky to have met such a wonderful and caring person, Mary diligently saw to all of our needs and found us our dream home. Professional, organized, busy as heck, Mary was always just a phone call away. She resolved many issues about our relocation with a smile. Soothed my frazzled nerves by always answering the phone! There's no harder working than she. Even though we drove her crazy with questions and phone calls and indecision, Mary was very patient and kept her funny sense of humor, showing us many options when we finally made it down here. Highly recommend! Five stars!Eileen
I have been searching for a way to show how much I appreciate working with Mary Kromenhoek as both my selling agent and buying agent. Mary is a genius when it comes to the Wake Co. real estate market. She is always professional and courteous and demonstrates an extensive knowledge of the area, local and regional builders, contractors, and remediation professionals. We are engaged currently with the sale of our second home in the southern Wake Co. area. We recommend Mary to all our friends we will always turn to her for our real estate needs as long as she'll have us. :)Ike
Mary's amazing. She helped sell our old homes and find a new home. She workedwith us to find exactly what we were looking for and then provided referrals of different contractors to handle punch list items. Highly recommend Mary to anyone trying to buy or sell a home.Ben W
I love working with Mary for my real estate needs! She has a level head, she is committed to excellence and success and she always has her client's interests in mind. I gladly and easily refer her whenever someone is in the market for an agent. There really isn't anyone better!Jenny Wright
Mary was our buyers agent, but assisted on both ends of the transaction. We were so pleased with Mary's expertise, knowledge of our market, and responsiveness to our concerns. There are always some anxious moments during a sale and purchase of a new home, and Mary promptly addressed our concerns and kept the process moving. We highly recommend her and would contact her again if we were in the market.Lisa N.
It was a pleasure to work with Mary on the sale of my home. I highly recommend Mary and she will do an excellent job for you! We moved to CA before the closing and Mary took care of all the details for us. She made sure everything was taken care of and no loose ends. What ever needs to get done, Mary will do it!Lynne
Mary was our first contact when we moved from FL. She walked us through the whole process and when we decided to build she was taking pictures and sending them to me back in FL during the whole process. We love her so much that she has since sold that first house and helped us find our current home. Working with Mary is like you're working with your family!!Angie I.
Mary has handled both a sale and a purchase for me. She expended effort above and beyond to facilitate the purchase and handled the sale with such technical expertise that the whole experience was actually pleasant. Just a terrific real estate agent!Sydney Brown
I had a wonderful experience working with Mary Kromenhoek. She is professional and hard working. I would recommend her and work with her again. She truly is a step above anyone else I've ever had the experience of doing business with.Marion & Keith Blazer
Mary was recommended to me via a contractor I was working with. Finding a good real estate professional is not an easy task. There are a lot of them in our area, but only a few that do a really good job. Mary is one of those people. Mary was able to sell my house in a matter of days. In fact, she did such a great job that we are about to list another house with her! I would not hesitate to recommend Mary. She can help you with your real estate transaction and all that goes with iJim Davis
Mary and Jay Kromenhoek are an outstanding team!! They did a 5 star job when helping me find my new home in Holly Springs. I would not only use them again I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling. Very knowledgeable and through through the entire process. They went above and beyond to ensure that my move was as smith as possible. Anyone looking for a RE broker in the area should ask for team Kromenhoek.Jay Maroney
"I have never before had the pleasure of working with such a knowledgeable, helpful, and dedicated REALTOR whom I have truly come to regard as my friend. You made a traumatic move a breeze for me and I can't praise you enough for your efforts. You are "my REALTOR" forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"Sandy Pedro
"We cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work with helping us find the perfect home. Being new to the area and not knowing anyone, it was difficult knowing where it would be best for us to settle. From the moment that we met you, we felt that you knew exactly what we were looking for. You are excellent at what you do. It really shows that you love your work. Your work endlessly to find just the right house. Not only do we have a REALTOR that we have highly recommended, we feel that we have made a good friend too. We appreciate you so much. Thank you again!"Stephanie & Johnny