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mary benavides, rancho sahuarita realtor, quail creek realtorThe Sahuarita Connection is the newsletter produced and distributed by Sahuarita’s Premiere Real Estate Agent Mary Lucas Benavides.

When Mary Lucas Benavides moved to Tucson in August 2004 with her family, she knew she wanted to return to running her own enterprise.  She had had great success with a venture in the retail sector in the past, but she knew she wanted to do something different this time.  The Realtor® who sold her family their house encouraged her to give real estate a try, sensing she had the innate talents for it.  That Realtor’s® intuition proved to be on the money.  “It’s been a better year than I expected,” Mary shares.  “I think my business background and the principles I used to run my other business really helped me get started quickly – listening, providing strong service, adapting to different types of people, and demonstrating patience for instance.”

Mary began her active real estate practice in January of 2005.    She focused on building her business through personal referrals, rather than blanketing the Tucson area with flyers and advertising.  She also sat many open houses and met prospective buyers that way.  “My first client was an American living in Hong Kong, and she wanted a second home here.  I met her at an open house,” Mary shares.  “And even though people say you can’t sell a home through an open house, I have done it.”  At this point, she has worked with all kinds of clients – investors, luxury home buyers, and also first time home buyers – and her referral business has begun to grow as well.

Mary focuses on doing thorough homework on her listings and on the homes she shows to buyers.  “I want to have the neighborhood data, the school system data, the comps, everything I can know about the property,” she emphasizes.  “It’s important to go beyond the listing sheet.  I want to give my clients a well-informed  professional opinion.”  She received one of her top compliments from a buyer she had recently.  “He said, ‘I have bought and sold fourteen homes and you are the best I’ve dealt with.’  That made me feel good because I want all my customers to sense how committed I am to them,” Mary states. “I want them to know they are a priority for me.”

When Mary is not working, she focuses on spending time with her sons, Ben and Jessie.  They love the Arizona outdoors and enjoy all the hiking opportunities, as well as traveling to Lake Pleasant to go waterskiing or tubing.  And a favorite activity is to attend her boys’ sports events.  Mary has great comments for her company, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  She likes their internationally recognized brand.  She still has contacts in Germany, and they know the company.  She appreciates the support of her broker, Ralph Hall, and also from the people she works with at Ticor Title.

Mary Lucas Benavides has established a solid foothold in a real estate market brimming with agents.  By truly understanding client needs and using an adaptive style that can build relationships with all types of people, she has achieved one of her goals – creating another successful enterprise for herself.  In fact, she is considering starting a team.  “I want to continue to provide the level of service I demand of myself, and I have reached the point where a team might make sense.  I will take my time choosing though.  It’s critical to get the right people.”  With her charming personality, dedication to service and professional skill set, Mary clearly has lots of runway to continue her successful streak.

Mary Lucas Benavides is also a sponsor of the Rancho Sahuarita Aquatics swim team as well as the Sahuarita High School Mustangs baseball team.

Of course it takes a team to provide not only excellent service in the real estate market bu to provide an up to date and professional newsletter like The Sahuarita Connection.

The Home Team, The Sahuarita Connection. Mary Benavides

As your full-time Realtor and Real Estate expert in Sahaurita, Rancho Sahuarita, Quail Creek, Green Valley and Tucson I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the people who play a role in the success of my Home Team.

  • Diane Johnson : The Home Team Marketing Manager & Customer Care Specialist
  • Shelley Williams: Professional Photographer/Owner Studio S Photo
  • Gina Anderson, Michelle Metcalf & Debbie Salcido: First American Title
  • Mike Morgan: Senior Loan Consultant, People’s Mortgage Company
  • Tyler Greeson: Doc’s Window Cleaning
  • Shari Kenney: Shari’s Interior Painting (Her work can transform your house)

Please do not hesitate to contact Mary if you need the services of anyone listed above or  should you need any other type of business – I have an Extensive and Trusted networking circle.

You can contact Mary Benavides by calling (520)248-2130