We had the pleasure of hiring Mary to sell our parents’ property located in the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, California. There was a great deal riding on the sale of these two lots and much of it involved things not related to the finances. Our parents had purchased this property over seventy-five years ago; my brother and I had grown up there. In many ways it was very hard to let go of it, but the time had come for both of us. As a result, we needed a very special person to handle this for us. Someone skilled and practiced in real estate sales, and someone who would appreciate the importance of this property to our family. We were never disappointed by Mary’s efforts: we were kept up-to-date frequently, realistically appraised of the choices facing us with every new development, and advised of the consequences of each of the choices. She is a delightful person, and it was truly a great pleasure to work with her. She will remain a friend long after the sale.