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Mary and Clair client testimonials and reviews - image of a sold home with a comment from a past seller (not the same home).Testimonials and reviews can be found for us on many sites, including Google, Yelp,, Facebook, and Zillow. In many cases, although Clair and I worked on a sale together, the sites only permit one of us to get a review.

Often our past clients prefer to use one site or another, so they may post testimonials and reviews on just one domain or on a few of them.

Links for Mary and Clair’s testimonials and reviews on social media sites

Here are the links for finding what clients have said about us online (and so you can view all of them):


Mary & Clair testimonials and reviews on Google

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As a first-time buyer, I was VERY concerned about finding an EXCELLENT realtor. Luckily, I found Mary eventually. She is extremely conscientious, meticulous, knowledgeable and patient. I regard her as... read more

Lydia Li Avatar Lydia Li
April 30, 2020

I can't say enough good things about Mary. She helped us find our dream home and went to great lengths to assist us in our search. Her many years of... read more

Shannon Cath Avatar Shannon Cath
April 30, 2017

Mary is not only a very experienced and professional realtor, she is caring and kind. I work with many brokers and she is a cut above the others! I appreciate... read more

Karen Dayton Avatar Karen Dayton
April 30, 2021

Together, Mary and Clair make an unbeatable realtor team. Their knowledge, experience, and dedication to their clients make them stand out in a crowded field. If you're looking for a... read more

Samuel Lum Avatar Samuel Lum
May 30, 2023

Mary and Clair were fantastic throughout the entire sale process -- their expertise, responsiveness and attention to detail were fantastic. I would highly recommend them!

Pamela Gleeson Avatar Pamela Gleeson
April 9, 2024

My partner and I recently completed the purchase of our dream home, an achievement that would not have been possible without the unwavering assistance, guidance, and professionalism of my dedicated... read more

Mengqing Wang Avatar Mengqing Wang
January 30, 2024

Mary is exceptional. As first-time home buyers, we were very nervous going into the process. Mary took the time to walk us through all the details of making an offer,... read more

Martin M Avatar Martin M
April 30, 2022

We were lucky enough to find Mary’s website years ago when we first moved into our apartment in Los Gatos. We benefitted from the insight she had about the area... read more

A. V. Avatar A. V.
April 30, 2023


***Read ALL Google reviews for us here.


Mary & Clair testimonials and reviews on Yelp

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  •   When my 83 year old mother in law needed to sell her house in West San Jose, I invited Mary out to meet with her. My mother-in-law was very nervous... read more

    thumb Rich I.

      Mary Pope-Handy is an amazing realtor. She is very professional and knowledgeable. Very friendly and patient. She is extremely thorough about each and every neighborhood in the Bay area. Her... read more

    thumb Ram K.

      When we decided we were ready to purchase our home in San Jose, our biggest concerns were navigating the process during a pandemic, and choosing the right agent to work... read more

    thumb Lauren A.

      I am very happy to recommend Mary Pope-Handy as an outstanding realtor. She and her partner Ann O'Farrell helped me with the purchase of a house in Silicon Valley. There... read more

    thumb Tamara G.
  •   An Update! We sold our house in June 2019, and had the fortune of using Mary again. She's been our realtor for every transaction we've done in the bay area... read more

    thumb Tom B.

      Buying your first home can be a very intimidating process, there is so much you have to know and there is no way I could have done this without Mary's... read more

    thumb Chuck S.

      After meeting Mary, we didn't even consider interviewing other agents. She came highly recommended by trusted friends, and was well prepared and very knowledgeable about the market and our... read more

    thumb Lisa P.

      Mary is an indispensable resource to have on your side for the home buying process. Mary is fully invested and dedicated to her clients.
    We purchased our first home through... read more

    thumb Kevin T.


***Read ALL Yelp reviews for us here.


To see all of the comments made about us online, please use the links above! Below are older reviews.




Older testimonials and reviews for Mary  (2016 and prior):


2016 reviews and testimonials for Mary Pope-Handy

I can’t say enough good things about Mary. She helped us find our dream home and went to great lengths to assist us in our search. Her many years of experience served us well and her familiarity with many different areas helped us narrow down our search area. She was kind enough to go traipsing through the Santa Cruz mountains with us and up to Woodside as well before settling on San Jose. She was very patient with us and didn’t pressure us into a home, location or price range. She supported us from start to finish and when we eventually sell our house, we will call Mary!
Shannon Cath
Sold a single family home in 2016
July 2016, 5/5 star Google+ review

It doesn’t get any better than Mary Pope-Handy!!  She was my agent when I bought my house 20+ years ago & I wouldn’t even consider using another agent when I was ready to sell!! She was very patient with me, extremely knowledgable about the market & with the process, as well as extremely honest &   ethical. She was willing to work with me on my terms & always told me what to expect & when.
Katie Rall
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.1M in Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA.
1/14/2016, 5/5 star Yelp review and 12/24/2015, 5/5 star Zillow review

Mary Pope-Handy is a responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough real estate agent with a keen sense of the market and strong industry contacts. As a second-generation real estate agent, buying and selling homes is literally in her blood. As a result, she has extensive knowledge of the area and really knows what she is doing, and how to get things done.

We have known Mary for more than 10 years and have just completed our fourth transaction with her: two home purchases and two home sales. Both sales generated multiple bids, and this last transaction, the sale of our home, was conducted while we are living overseas. We are again thrilled with her excellent service, guidance, pricing recommendations, and of course, the closing price.

We are very particular with our service providers and do not give praise or recommendation lightly. Giving someone our repeat business means we have received impeccable service. Mary is truly in a class above the rest and we look forward to engaging her the next time we buy or sell a home.

Elisa Bartolo
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $2.0M in Saratoga, CA. (4th sale with them)
3/10/2016, 5/5 star Yelp review and Zillow review

We recently decided to move out of the Bay Area and were lucky to choose Mary to help sell our house in Los Gatos. We were juggling the closing of our next house too which made the timing more critical. Mary helped us through the process and made sure it was an amazingly quick and smooth process.  We ended up accepting a competitive offer from a great family, and Mary really exceeded our expectations in helping generate interest and juggling multiple offers. Would happily recommend Mary to friends looking to purchase or sell!

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.825M in Los Gatos, CA.
4/25/2016, 5/5 star review on Zillow


Related reading (and more of the same)

If you’d like to read the older testimonials and reviews, you can find them here.

Read about Mary Pope-Handy here.

Read about Clair Handy here.