There is a saying that if you do what you love, you won't work a day in your life. That is my belief about my real estate career - it has always been more than merely a job.  
 
My goal is to work hard for you - whether assisting you in the sale of your existing home or finding a new home for you - anywhere in country.  I pride myself in my clients' satisfaction and value the relationships I create, rather than the number of transactions I handle. In this business, every situation is unique and I am committed to bringing you the absolute best possible service for your individual needs.
 
You don’t just want any agent, you want an agent who cares about you and I am devoted to assisting you before, during and after the sale.
 
I look forward to helping you achieve your goals! 
Designations

CMP, LMS, LRS, LSE, LSS

  • 8130 Dick Cook Road
    Active

    $2,900,000

    8130 Dick Cook Road
    Loomis, CA 95650

    MLS 18008714 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 3371 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #2
    Active

    $1,850,000

    3371 Lake Tahoe...
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    • 4 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 3,327 SqFt

    MLS 18048516 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 6112 Oakbridge Drive
    Active

    $1,799,000

    6112 Oakbridge Drive
    Granite Bay, CA 95746
    • 4 Beds
    • 6 Baths
    • 6,440 SqFt

    MLS 18017289 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 10135 Hayes Drive
    Active

    $1,495,000

    10135 Hayes Drive
    Newcastle, CA 95658
    • 3 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 3,696 SqFt

    MLS 18026059 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 7585 Old Pear Hill Lane
    Active

    $1,475,000

    7585 Old Pear Hill Lane
    Penryn, CA 95663
    • 4 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 4,865 SqFt

    MLS 18010209 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 5708 Granite Bend Court
    Active

    $1,399,000

    5708 Granite Bend Court
    Granite Bay, CA 95746
    • 5 Beds
    • 5 Baths
    • 5,638 SqFt

    MLS 18021491 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

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Mary Lou cares about her clients and that caring is evident every step of the buying process.


—S.Aflleje
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Mary Lou was extremely responsive with our plethora questions and she made us feel like we were her only only clients. Her marketing of our property was outstanding. We only had to hold one open house, which produced a lot of traffic and four offers within 2 days at and above our asking price. She guided us through the selling and buying process which kept our stress level LOW.


—The Afllejes
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Mary Lou was the consumate professional and has a heart of gold. Our experience was fabulous.


—S. Aflleje, Sacramento
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Mary Lou was the absolute best Real Estate Agent the we have ever used. Not much more to be said. She has been wonderful, especially dealing with all the headaches that the builder and the loan company threw at us.


—Steven Whitney from Lake Havasu City Az.
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Mary Lou was awesome and very professional. Always took our calls and very knowledgeable. Mary Lou held open houses every weekend both days, we got a lot of traffic and we knew it was only a matter of time. Lyons agents all worked together to help their fellow agent out, they all worked as a team. Very impressive!! Again very impressive! I still can not believe how fast and how smooth our house was. Never had that experience before! Mary Lou is AWESOME!!


—Karen Serrano - Sacramento
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Mary Lou was awesome and very professional. Always took our calls and very knowledgeable. Mary Lou had open houses every weekend both days, we got a lot of traffic and we knew it was only a matter of time. Lyons agents all worked together to help their fellow agent out, they all worked as a team. Very impressive!! Again very impressive! I still can not believe how fast and how smooth our house was. Never had that experience before! Mary Lou is AWESOME!!


—Karen Serrano - Sacramento
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I would not have considered anyone else but Mary Lou. She is a true professional and does what it takes to get the job done. She has a very pleasant personality and was a pleasure to work with through the entire process. She was on top of the transaction the entire time and even negotiated to close a few days early. I could not have asked for better results with the sale of my home.


—Pat Morgan, Rocklin Ca
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We were referred to Mary Lou by my husbands landlord. She was super friendly and ready to help us from the very first call even knowing that our situation would be a bit complicated. Throughout the process she was always readily available and quick to reply. She was always representing us throughout the whole process no matter what. I can't express enough how amazing she was to us and because of her tenacity and hard work we have moved into our lovely home! Thank you so much Mary Lou!


—Amy Fernandez, Sacramento
  /  

At every step in a very long and complicated process, stretching out over several months, Ms. Hovie was always there, composed, unflappable, reassuring, guiding, supporting, always professional, never pressuring. From the initial decision to sell, to the pricing and marketing strategies, to the transactions at closure, Ms. Hovie was always available, responsive to questions and providing explanations, assistance, advice. I always felt that she was looking out for my best interests. She was understanding of my particular situation, considerate, patient, respectful of my finances, and even though it was not a large commission she always made time for me. Her communications were clear, frequent, thorough. During the stressful moments that inevitably arise, Ms. Hovie was there to get me through & provide guidance, reassurance and recommendations. As an agent, she is exceedingly skilled. As a person, Ms. Hovie is honest, straightforward, genuine, and sincere. I never regretted having her as my agent. She made this the smoothest and most pleasant real estate experience I've ever had. Extraordinary service; would very highly recommend.


—Arnold Victor, Lincoln
  /  

Mary Lou Hovie made my experience an enjoyable and successful one. She listened to my likes/dislikes and rapidly zeroed in on several properties that fit my needs. Her organized approach kept all aspects of the transaction moving, once I began the purchase process...she kept me on track re critical steps and timing. Further, she helped me with other things, such as referring me to various local resources for window coverings, cleaning and painting. I never felt that Mary Lou pushed me to pick a house. She provided high quality home options and gave useful feedback on each one, but patiently allowed me to arrive at my purchase decision on my own pace. I greatly appreciated her warmth and her straightforward approach. I would recommend Mary Lou without hesitation, to all who are looking for a quality home that is the best fits their needs and preferences. Mary Lou made my transition from the SF Bay Area a smooth and drama-free one. Kudos to a real pro!!


—Mark Zahn Folsom CA
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MaryLou took care of everything every step of the way, it all went so smoothly and we already hired her again to sell our existing home!! I will tell all my friends and family to use MaryLou Hovie she gets the job done!!


—Charisse Haver , Colfax
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Mary Lou is extremely professional, friendly and patient.


—Sean Haver
  /  

We had the best experience working with Mary Lou! She is knowledgeable, professional, and made our home buying experience fun and easy. Thanks, Mary Lou, for helping us find our new home!


—Richard, Sacramento
  /  

Selling this property was the smoothest, easiest, process I have ever encountered in buying or selling a home. Mary Lou Hovie was extremely efficient and knowledgeable. Mary Lou Hovie's client and realtor base is so extensive we had 5 offers after the first showing. The house literally sold in one day. I felt very comfortable dealing with Mary Lou Hovie. As though she were a friend. Her response to any of my questions/e-mails was immediate. If she didn't have the answer she would get it and get back to me very quickly. I have no complaints. It was a very professional and extremely smooth sale.


—Teresa, Elk Grove, CA
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I was referred to Mary Lou by a friend who had previously worked with her at Lyon Realty. The property I sold was a condominium that was being rented, and the tenant expressed interest in purchasing the unit. She made immediate contact with the tenant's agent, and quickly solicited an offer to purchase the unit. I accepted the offer and Mary Lou was assured by the tenant's lender that the loan would be approved. Ultimately, the sale fell out of escrow (through no fault of Mary Lou) and the unit was placed on the Market. Prior to the unit being placed on the market, Mary Lou put the word out in her office that the unit would be on the market. Another broker in her office had a client who was interested and met with the other agent at the property immediately. An agreement to purchase the property was received on the first day the unit was on the market, and at a higher sales price than I was previously offered. Throughout the entire process, Mary Lou kept me informed about everything I needed to know and answered any questions I had. She was always available and responded promptly to my e-mails and text messages. Mary Lou would be the first person I would call if I had to buy or sell another property in the Sacramento area, She did a fantastic job for me!


—Bryan Boyle, Benicia
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Mary Hovie is a knowledgeable and experienced agent, In my opinion an agents most important skill is handling the sales contract conditions and offers in a competent buisness like manner. Mary possesses these important skills


—Matt A Orangevale
  /  

I was so blessed to have Mary Lou as my Realtor. She listened to my needs, helped me navigate the Citrus Heights housing market, and made my first-time home purchasing experience as painless and well-explained as possible. She dealt with my incessant questions with grace. She was super responsive and communicative, problem-solving as effectively as humanly possible and keeping me in the loop each step of the way. Even after the house purchasing process was complete, she has still been in touch, checking in to see how the move is going. I highly recommend Mary Lou for her professionalism, her knowledge, and her passion for real estate.


—Dana Dooley, Citrus Heights, Calif.
  /  

Wanted an agent that knew area and an office of agents working together. Sold our home within a few days of first open house. Amazing, exceeded expectations. She made it possible to purchase a larger home We will recommend her to friends and relatives.


—Robert Watry Marysville Ca
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mary lou was extremely helpful going above and beyond the call of duty


—val
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Always available, prompt response to any questions I had, very knowledgeable of the area and always very helpful.


—Bill Dulin from Redding, CA
  /  

What a great experience! After this, we truly consider Mary Lou a family friend! We will recommend her going forward, we actually already have! Her expertise, passion, attention to detail, organization and her sincere caring demeanor really sets her apart from any other agents we have met. She even added the personal touch of sending our 4 & 8 year old daughters an adorable "Moving Day" book from Berenstein Bears! How sweet is that!? We are so happy to have sold our home so quickly and so smoothly. We got full asking price, got the rent back that we needed...the entire deal was perfect. Mary Lou was the absolute right choice! Thank you MLH!


—Audra & Mike Neal Roseville, CA
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Superb! One of a kind! Mary Lou was simply amazing! Simple mortal words cannot began to describe her assistance, support and patience with respect to the sale of our home.


—David Zimmerman of Damascus, Oregon
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Additional Testimonials

Mary Lou truly was an amazing partner. I could not have done this without her.


—J. Wyatt
  /  March 2018

We were referred to Mary Lou by my husband's landlord. She was super friendly and ready to help us from the very first call, even knowing that our situation would be a bit complicated. Throughout the process, she was always readily available and quick to reply. She was always representing us throughout the whole process, no matter what. I can't express enough how amazing she was to us, and because of her tenacity and hard work, we have moved into our lovely home! Thank you so much, Mary Lou!


—Jesus and Amy Fernandez
  /  June 2017

Mary Lou took care of everything - every step of the way. It all went smoothly and we already hired her again to sell our existing home. I will tell all my friends and family to use Mary Lou Hovie. She gets the job done!


—Charisse McDonald
  /  May 2017

We had the best experience working with Mary Lou! She is knowledgeable, professional, and made our home buying experience fun and easy. Thanks, Mary Lou, for helping us find our new home!


—Richard Robles
  /  April 2017

Mary Lou is a knowledgeable and experience agent. In my opinion, an agent's most important skill is handling the sales contact conditions and offers in a competent, business-like manner. Mary Lou possesses these important skills.


—Matt Addy
  /  February 2017

I was referred to Mary Lou by a friend who had previously worked with her at Lyon Real Estate. The property I sold was a condominium that was being rented and the tenant expressed interest in purchasing the unit. She made immediate contact with the tenant's agent and quickly solicited an offer to purchase. I accepted and Mary Lou was assured by the tenant's lender that the loan would be approved. Ultimately, the sale fell out of escrow (through no fault of Mary Lou) and the unit was placed on the market. Prior to the unit being placed on the market, Mary Lou put out the word in her office that it would be on market soon. Another agent in her office had a client who was interested and previewed the property immediately. An agreement to purchase the property was received on the first day the unit was on the market and at a higher sales price than I was previously offered. Throughout the entire process, Mary Lou kept me informed about everything I needed to know and answered any questions I had. She was always available and responded quickly to my emails and texts.


—Bryan Boyle
  /  February 2017

I was referred to Mary Lou by a friend who had previously worked with her at Lyon Real Estate. Throughout the entire process, Mary Lou kept me informed about everything I needed to know and answered any questions I had. She was always available and responded quickly to my emails and texts.


—Brian Boyle
  /  February 2017

I was so blessed to have Mary Lou as my Realtor. She listened to my needs, helped me navigate the Citrus Heights housing market, and made my first-time home purchasing experience as painless and well-explained as possible. She dealt with my incessant questions with grace. She was super responsive and communicative, problem-solving as effectively as humanly possible and keeping me in the loop each step of the way. Even after the house purchasing process was complete, she has still been in touch, checking in to see how the move is going. I highly recommend Mary Lou for her professionalism, her knowledge, and her passion for real estate. -Dana Dooley


—Dana Dooley
  /  October 2016

We wanted an agent that knew the area and an office of agents working together. Mary Lou sold our home within a few days of the first open house. Amazing. She exceeded our expectations and made it possible for us to purchase a larger home. We will recommend Mary Lou to friends and relatives! Robert & Mary Watry


—Robert and Mary Watry
  /  June 2016

Mary Lou was extremely helpful, going above and beyond the call of duty! Val Laugtug


—Val Laugtug
  /  June 2016

Always available, prompt response to any questions I had, very knowledgeable of the area, and always very helpful. Bill Dulin


—Bill Dulin
  /  April 2016

What a great experience! After this, we truly consider Mary Lou a family friend. We will recommend her going forward - actually we already have! Her expertise, passion, attention to detail, organization and her sincere caring demeanor really sets her apart from any other agents we have met. We are so happy to have sold our home so quickly and so smoothly. Mary Lou was the absolute right choice! Mike and Audra Neal


—Mike and Audra Neal
  /  March 2016

Mary Lou is a superb agent who demonstrated professionalism as well as a personable attitude throughout the process of selling our home. She was exceedingly patient and ensured we were kept in the loop on any and all updates and changes as they presented. We were thrilled to have closed yesterday, and we're confident that Mary Lou was the lynch pin in ensuring this came to fruition in a timely and nimble fashion. Thank you Mary Lou! Dave & Andrea Zimmerman


—Dave and Andrea Zimmerman
  /  January 2016

Mary Lou really listened to what I was looking for and worked hard to show me homes I wanted to see as well as ones that she thought would be a good fit. Mary Lou was always available to answer my questions and was there to help me every step in becoming a first time home owner. I am very happy with my home buying experience with Mary Lou.


—K.S.
  /  September 2015

I was thinking of how to word the best testimonial for you that would really do justice to all you accomplished for us in such a timely, efficient, pleasant, and organized manner….then I realized, that was exactly what I was feeling! We couldn't have asked for a better experience in working with you, Mary Lou! I have so enjoyed working with you on a personal and professional level and can’t imagine finding another agent that will measure up!! Clearly, when we are ready to buy in SD you will need to take a flight here and be our agent!!! Suzanne and Tim Jones


—Suzanne Jones
  /  September 2015

Mary Lou was excellent to work with. She is a go-getter who is on top of it, works for you, and responds quickly. We appreciate how Mary Lou would immediately set up appointments and provide information to us about properties that we were interested in. Her responsiveness was amazing! We also appreciate her knowledge about the Roseville area and the preferred areas to live for commuting.


—Joe and Jen Sheldon
  /  September 2015

I had a rental property that I was looking to sell and through a referral I was put in contact with Mary Lou. All I can say is Mary Lou is an incredible real estate agent. She took the time to understand what I was looking for, was incredibly accommodating with her schedule, and always stayed on top of all aspects of the transaction. I am the type of person who wants to be kept in the loop with exactly what is going on with these types of deals and she exceeded my expectations. She was always very pleasant and professional. Most importantly, I had a very tight schedule to complete this difficult transaction and she made it happen. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent.


—Daniel Paul
  /  July 2015

Mary Lou was easy to work with and found us a great home in Granite Bay. From the very first day, she made herself available and worked really hard to find us what we were looking for. I value her honesty and determination and I would recommend her as your real estate agent!


—Ignacio Martin
  /  May 2015

Mary Lou was our agent and helped us purchase our first house in Rocklin. She was incredibly patient and not pushy. After a few days of working with her, she knew exactly what I was looking for. We finally found a house that fits both my needs and my husband's taste (believe me, it's an impossible task because my husband and I are complete opposites when it comes to real estate). She's detail oriented with impeccable taste. I will refer her to all my friends and family. I'm super tickled with our new home!


—Wendy McAnelly
  /  April 2015

Best Realtor you will ever work with. Hands down.. Professional. Courteous. Responsive. She knows the market and how to get the job done. Contact her. You will NOT regret it.


—Ben Lauer
  /  April 2015

I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate the wonderful job you did for me when buying my new home. Your expertise and knowledge made the process go very smoothly. I especially appreciated your constant contact with me via email advising me of the process and progress every step of the way. Needless to say, my asking you to list my existing home was a no brainer. I was confident that you would work just as diligently for me in selling my existing home. Of course I was not disappointed and my home sold in only a few days. I would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone I know who is seeking an expert Realtor.


—Donna Wolcott
  /  March 2015

Helped me sell a home Having lost both parents in a 3 month period and residing in another town, had I not met Mary Lou Hovie I'm not certain what I would have done in my need to sell their home. Her kindness, compassion, integrity and knowledge is the best, and she can be trusted to take care of your needs to the fullest extent. She will keep you informed at every juncture and will always represent you to the best of her ability! I highly recommend her services to any and all.


—Janet Morgan
  /  October 2014

Mary Lou is very professional and dedicated. She was always available to answer calls, give updates and follow up with showings. She is great at negotiating and making it clear what are goals were.


—Ray Ferrarini
  /  June 2014

Friends of ours recommended Mary Lou because they said she was awesome...and she was. I would absolutely recommend Mary Lou. In fact, we recommended her to our neighbors who were planning to sell soon. Mary Lou's greatest strength was communication - it was key. She always had the line open and kept us updated as things happened. We always felt she was on top of everything and we NEVER had any worries. She is 'hands down' the BEST Realtor we've ever worked with and there have been a few. She is great.


—Brent & Stephanie Range
  /  March 2014

I would absolutely recommend Mary Lou to others! Her biggest strengths are knowledge, availability, and communication style. She is the consummate professional and did everything she said she would do, and more. She was actively involved with all phases of marketing and selling our home and helped generate a quick for over asking price sell. Her communication skills were spot on and I knew she was really listening to our needs.


—Susan Rivieccio
  /  December 2013

Mary Lou is on top of it! She is so attentive, has excellent communication and was on our side the entire time. Mary Lou did everything great and her communication was awesome; she worked so hard for us! Mary Lou is the best! She was always available. She went above and beyond the call of duty. I felt like she was on our side throughout the entire process and even fought for us a little. I was also selling a home at the same time through a different Realtor and she even assisted with the sale of that home and answered my questions when the other Realtor wasn't available. I will never use another Realtor.


—Trent & Jenn Phippin
  /  December 2013

Mary Lou Hovie is one the finest people I have been associated with - tons of integrity, hard working. I can always send her a client knowing that they're in good hands and will be well taken care of.


—Dennis Hendricks,Owner of BayValley Construction
  /  December 2013

Mary Lou’s knowledge of the real estate market is far surpassed to others I have worked with. But what really impresses me is her personality and attitude which makes working with her an absolute delight. She studies the needs and wants of both buyers and sellers by asking great questions, and uses that knowledge to implement seamless transactions.


—Shirleen Von Hoffmann,HomeBuilder’s AdvantEdge
  /  August 2013

We would definitely recommend Mary Lou to others. She responded to every question quickly, was easy to get hold of and has a great rapport.


—Paul & Laura Sanders
  /  July 2013

“Mary Lou is applying her decades of expertise in the marketing of new homes to the benefit of buyers and sellers. We enjoyed a long and very successful relationship as her advertising agency, assisting in the sale of tens of thousands of new homes during our tenure with the company.” Mary Lou has worked on the sales and marketing of many thousands of homes throughout her career in the real estate industry. She is knowledgeable, energetic and experienced. We most recently worked together on an expensive home that, prior to Mary Lou, had a lengthy, challenging and troubled history of lackluster marketing. She had it sold within a week!


—Ian Cornell, Cornell Group
  /  June 2013

“Mary Lou’s energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of the real estate market make working with her a delight. She analyzes the needs and wants of both buyers and sellers, and uses that knowledge to build smooth transactions.”


—Bruce Craig, Pacific MarCom
  /  May 2013

I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would find the home I was looking for, but Mary Lou made it happen for me. When I was in the market for a new home I called Mary Lou and asked her to help me find a home. She asked what I was looking for and the next weekend she had many properties for us to look at. We drove together from house to house; she had researched open houses and property from one side of town to the other. She did find the perfect home for me that day and we put in an offer that afternoon. She stayed in close contact with me during the negotiation and also after the closing. She gave me great advice, talked to me about the market, also how we should proceed for me to get this house. She is very confident, organized and professional, definitely knows her business. I’m telling everyone one I know what a great experience I had and the next time I’m in the market for a home….I’m calling Mary Lou!!


—Doug Thompson
  /  March 2013
There is a saying that if you do what you love, you won't work a day in your life. That is my belief about my real estate career - it has always been more than merely a job.  
 
My goal is to work hard for you - whether assisting you in the sale of your existing home or finding a new home for you - anywhere in country.  I pride myself in my clients' satisfaction and value the relationships I create, rather than the number of transactions I handle. In this business, every situation is unique and I am committed to bringing you the absolute best possible service for your individual needs.
 
You don’t just want any agent, you want an agent who cares about you and I am devoted to assisting you before, during and after the sale.
 
I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!