Mary Durr | Agent, REALTOR®
“I just wanted to say you have a gem in Mary Durr. My husband, Lenny, and I were looking for a home for several months before we were referred to Mary and Showcase Properties by our lender. Mary made our search so much easier. We have somewhat unusual taste and our “must have” list was not the easiest thing to accommodate. Mary took it all in stride, was very patient and never let us give up or settle. We have been in our new home for 6 weeks now and we still love it and still love Mary. Thank you Showcase for making our home buying process easy. We would have lost our minds without Mary and you.”
– Susan Denise Torres
Mary started her real estate career 17 years ago in Palmdale, California where she worked for five years before relocating to Ocala, FL. With 12 years of experience in Ocala, Mary’s dedication to strong customer service and negotiation skills has generated a loyal and strong referral business from her past clients. ” I provide Real Estate service from my heart” is not only Mary’s advertising tagline, but the philosophy by which she conducts business. She is a certified E-PRO Realtor and holds a certification in Diversity and Premier Quality Service.
Mary is a disabled Military Veteran who honorably served her country for over 11 years. She believes in Veterans helping Veterans, and specializes in assisting fellow Veterans utilize VA loans to purchase homes. She worked as a US Postal Carrier and a California State Peace Officer for 8 years before medically retiring and becoming a realtor in 1999. Mary has been married for 20 years and owns a 20 Acre Thoroughbred Horse Farm, where she and her husband breed, train, and race thoroughbred horses.
What’s your favorite aspect of living in Marion County?
My favorite aspect of living in Marion County is the slow and easy lifestyle. There is something here for everyone and all of it is affordable. The fact that you can take almost any road and enjoy the beautiful countryside and horse farms doesn’t hurt either.
What keeps you passionate about real estate?
My customers keep me passionate about Real Estate. I love helping people move on with their lives by helping sellers sell an existing home at the best possible price, and finding buyers the best new place to call home at the best price. I even love selling land so my customers can start their dream from the ground up.
What do you do in your spare time?
I am a Full-Time, Professional Realtor, so I don’t have much spare time, but I enjoy doing almost anything with my family, which includes raising 2 grandkids and just being at home on my 20 acre horse farm whenever I am not helping sellers sell and buyers buy.
Cats, dogs, or neither?
Definitely Dogs! There is nothing like the unconditional love they give you, from their wagging tails, wet kisses, or just sitting quietly comforting each other, dogs have always been an important part of my life.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
I would be Emerald Green. I love the rich jewel tones and green is my favorite color, so I would just kick it up a notch and be dazzling.