Buyer Testimonials


Mary’s Buyer Clients Say It Best!


Mary Farrell is a truly amazing realtor. I have bought and sold a number of houses on two continents and have worked with too many realtors to count. Mary is the best of the best! She is extremely professional, incredibly knowledgeable about the market and the Alexandria/Washington DC area, extremely responsive and timely in terms of feedback, and she is a sheer pleasure to be around. I knew that she was doing everything she could for us every day (and that's a rarity in this world) and I never felt that she was wasting our time. She learned what we wanted quickly and responded immediately. All-in-all, I would unhesitatingly and enthusiastically recommend Mary to anyone who is interested in having an effective, efficient, and pleasurable experience buying or selling in the Alexandria/DC area. Kudos Mary! Keep up the great work! McEnearney and team, you're lucky to have her.

Amy K. 

Buyer 2018                                                                                                                                                                                     



Mary more than met my expectations. So professional. Mary made everything run so smoothly – always in contact and getting things done. Not only will she be my forever real estate agent but a friend as well. Thanks you. Thank You!

                                                                                                                                                 - Robin and Michael Tucker
                                                                                                                                                                         Buyer 2017


 Our expectations were exceeded! Every bit of advice Mary gave us worked out very nicely for us and we are very grateful!

                                                                                                                                                      - Gabe and Shea Marwell
                                                                                                                                                                             Buyer 2017


Highly recommend that you "CHOOSE MARY FARRELL."  We chose Mary to buy our first home, with great success.  She patiently answered our new home buyer questions, helped us expertly navigate the home buying process, and was next to us every step of the way with sage advice from her many years of EXPERIENCE.  We are now in a home we love, thanks to Mary. Definitely Choose Mary! 

- A & L Kominiak
Buyer 2015

Mary met our expectations. At every twist and turn that I began to feel stress, Mary offered solutions or alternatives. Mary gave me the confidence that I were making the right decision with the right Realtor and company. Mary will be my first referral when I hear of someone in need of a Realtor. 

- David & Diana Tersak
Buyer 2015

Mary far exceeded our expectations! She went above and beyond and made a VERY emotional decision a very pleasant one!

- Steve & Diane Campbell
Buyer 2015

Mary absolutely met our expectations! Mary is fantastic to work with and extremely responsive. She knew what we wanted and is very intuitive.

- Jamie & Ali Gorsuch 
Buyer 2014

• She was always available to show us homes and knows this market backward and forward.
• Mary went top to bottom with suggestions for de-cluttering our home to make it ‘show’ ready. It turns out Mary was absolutely right with her suggestions.
• Mary’s vision was amazing and directly contributed to our house selling so quickly and for full asking price. 
• Mary’s experience and networking enabled her to provide us with contractors, cleaners, and others who helped us get our home ready for sale and our new home ready to move into.  She is truly one stop shopping when it comes to home sale or purchase.
• Mary worked tirelessly and successfully to minimize the stress and make selling our home and buying our new home a joyful experience.  My family and I could not be happier in our new home and would recommend Mary Farrell to anyone willing to listen.

- Scott & Susan Miller 
Buyer 2014

McEnearney and, more specifically, Mary Farrell far exceeded our expectations. From the beginning, Mary was courteous, professional, competent, patient and responsive, this is truly a testament to Mary’s tenacity and dedication, given how demanding and difficult I can be as a client. Mary found our dream home, than gave us a tough but realistic goal to rapidly prep, list, and sell our previous residence.  In order to bring our follow-on purchase desire to fruition. We could not have asked for a better partner than Mary!
We’re customers for life!

- Tim & Mari Wolfe
Buyer and Seller 2013

Mary has assisted us in the purchase of two homes.  The most recent was a luxury home in a very desirable part of Falls Church, Virginia.  Mary provided support at every step of the process which included finding the perfect home, placing an appropriate offer and directing us through a complicated closing process.

Mary’s skills and experience were especially apparent when constructing the offer of our new home.  When multiple offers were presented, Mary advised us on our best options and helped us design a winning bid.  We feel certain that expertise was crucial to our offer being accepted above the others.  

We believe in Mary Farrell. Her skills, experience and knowledge are made it possible for us to own wonderful new home.

- Kenneth and Michele Harrison 
Buyer and Landlord  2013

I have purchased four properties from Mary Farrell, and rented them through her as well.  She is very efficient and personal service is her hallmark,  She is thorough, professional, helpful and has a deep desire to make sure her clients are very happy with their purchases.  Mary is very good at her job and I would recommend using her services.  

- Colene Johnson   
Buyer and Landlord 2012


- Frank Drendel 
Buyer 2012

Without reservation, we recommend Mary Farrell as your real estate agent, whether you are buying or selling.

Mary was our agent for the purchase of an Alexandria townhome in February 2011. Prior to that, we had also observed her excellent efforts on behalf of sellers in the Alexandria area for the previous two years. We visited many of her open houses of properties.

Mary “knows her territory” but what does that mean? Mary has profound knowledge of real estate neighborhoods and their values. She knows the benefits and shortcomings of different areas – and different properties. 

When it is time to buy or sell, Mary can provide sound advice on the different services and actors involved – such as settlement agents and lenders. BUT, at no time did she ‘push’ her choices on us. In fact, when the seller indicated a strong preference for one settlement agent, Mary was able to arrange very favorable fees and arrangements with that agent, even though she had not worked with that office before. 

The entire process, from initial bid, to taking possessions of the keys, was kept smoothly running on course with Mary’s timely paperwork, prodding and direction. We are forever grateful that Mary kept us on track.

The entire process, from initial bid, to taking possession of the keys, was kept smoothly running on course with Mary’s timely paperwork, prodding and direction. We are forever grateful that Mary kept us on track. 

The purchase or selling of a home can be a joyful experience, but it can also involve great stress. Work with a professional of integrity who provides great service and will do her best to keep stress to the minimum – Mary Farrell. 

- James & Janet Larocco 
Buyer 2012

I am writing to recommend that you choose Mary Farrell as your real estate agent. From my first experience with Mary, I was struck by the time and the attention that she gave to me during my search for a home. I was only tentatively seeking information about the possibility of purchasing a house, and when I sent a blast email to local agents through one of the automatic real estate sites, Mary was the only one who responded with a hand-written email asking about my goals in a home search. While I am very recently out of college and my budget was low for this real estate market, Mary never treated me as though my “wish list” were silly or unreasonable. Instead, she offered me all of her wisdom and advice, and found me a wonderful starter home. Further than that, Mary was a joy to work with. Kind, warm, and vivacious, she turned what can be a long and stressful search into an adventure.
If you choose Mary as your agent, you will enjoy an experience with a woman who truly loves what she does and who works hard to make your dreams a reality. You will feel like a friend is helping you look for a home, rather than a business partner. I wish you the best of luck in your home search, and if you’re searching with Mary, you will enjoy the experience! 

- Alisha Butler  
Buyer 2011

Mary helped us find a wonderful investment property recently.  Living overseas and only in town for a short time, it was a very intensive process which demanded from Mary a considerable time commitment and a good amount of flexibility.  It also required Mary to listen and fully understand the type of property we were interested in so as to avoid wasting precious time.  Not only did Mary deliver in this regard, she did so with an unmatched professionalism and attention to detail, always with a warm and pleasant demeanor. In short, Mary is outstanding and everything you would ever want in a real estate agent.  We would recommend her without hesitation, and when we return to the U.S. and dive back into real estate, she'll be our first call!

- Colleen and Finn  
Buyer 2010

Mary Farrell has been an outstanding realtor since we first met in 2007, before I bought my first home. Having had two realtors that did not have my best interests at heart, Mary was a breath of fresh air, taking the time to listen to what I was looking for, working within my price range, and providing sound advice. 
Buying my first home was a huge decision and a huge investment, but Mary helped me to navigate the process effortlessly.  Mary does her research and is careful and methodical.  She worked with the seller's realtor to negotiate a price within my price range and ensured that everything went smoothly through closing.  
Without any hesitation, I turned to Mary when I purchased my second home in 2010.  I knew that she would work with me to find the perfect place and ensure that the process ran smoothly.  Sure enough, we found a home better than I had even imagined.  Initially it was just outside of my price range, but Mary worked with the seller's agent to help facilitate a deal that was right for both myself and the sellers.  I am so thankful for having found such a great realtor, whom I now also call a great friend.  I cannot speak highly enough about her and would recommend her to anyone in the market for a new home, from first-timers to seasoned homebuyers.  
I continue to recommend Mary to friends and colleagues in the market for a home, and am certain to have her as my realtor whenever I am ready to purchase my next home.  

 - Meredith Jones  
Buyer 2010

Our experience using McEnearney Associates, Inc. Agent Mary Farrell to buy our first single family home was outstanding and beyond any of our expectations. Mary gave us exceptional service over and above merely spamming us with hits from the MLS database. She was very flexible with her time including allowing us to look at homes in late evenings, or during the weekend.  Mary easily understood our requirements and the type of house we wanted and did not try to push us into a home above our price target.  When we found the house we wanted, she understood how to write a strong, and respectful bid to take full advantage of market conditions without appearing to “low-ball” the seller. Mary was very responsive while representing us through contract negotiations, working with the other agent and letting us know our options, not pressuring us to “make a deal” and being supportive of our decision to walk away if we had to.. She helped us through closing, getting attorneys, inspections, and proposing alternatives for fixing discrepancies. She also gave us a wealth of home repair and improvement contractor referrals which we continue to use. We love our new home and can’t thank Mary enough for all her hard work and expertise. We recommend her to any of our friends that are looking for a home in the Washington Area, and will definitely come back to her when we move again. 

- Gregory & Rebecca Myers
Buyer 2010

“Your creativity in finalizing the sale is without par. ...brought three parties involved in two separate sales together in order to finalize three sales, making three separate families very happy. Your knowledge of the real estate thorough and very complete. Your zest in serving your clients is without par. Having purchased and sold many homes...and worked with dozens of real estate agents, you simply are the best”! 

  - Herve Aitken 
Buyer 2007

“Don and I would like to thank you again for all you did to make our home purchase and sale so seamless. You speak powerfully on behalf of this community (OTV), which we so love, and we all benefit from your being part of it. Everything went smoothly and by the book. Each time I took my concerns to you, you were the ‘voice of reason’.” 

- Don & Joanne Wheeler 
Buyer 2004