About Me


A professional is measured by their experience and level of education. While credentials won't in themselves guarantee your satisfaction, they do indicate a dedication to excellence and commitment to service.

If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in the San Francisco Bay Area, you will want to work with an agent whose history shows a high level of professionalism and expertise in listing, selling, marketing and negotiations.

With 30+ years of experience, Mary is a true professional and consistent "Top Producer". Recently Mary joined Compass (formerly Alain Pine Realtors), a distinguished real estate firm, and a group of professionals specializing in the marketing of distinctive properties and estates in the San Francisco Bay Area.





  • Re/Max International "Lifetime Achievement Award"
  • Re/Max International "Hall of Fame" member since 1996.
  • Re/Max International "Chairmans Club" member.
  • "Top 10" member RE/Max Today  
  • "Top 100" member RE/MAX of California & Hawaii-total 10,300 agents.
  • "Silver Club Award" winner/San Mateo County Association of Realtors.
  • Awarded "Best of the Biggest" by REAL Trends, Inc. for dollar volume.
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) less than 2% of agents in the U.S.
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) less than 1% agents in the U.S.
  • Designated "Preferred Broker" for Kaufman & Broad Builders SMCo.
  • Long Standing Donor to community schools.
  • Named as San Mateo County's Top 100 Realtors
  • President's Club member, Alain Pinel Realtors
  • Quality Service Certified "Platinum Level"  (QSC)

       A dynamic, warm and caring person, Mary Ficklin has been       

       helping families with her personalized service for over 30 years.


Mary's belief in listening to your needs enables her to provide you with the type of service you'll remember and recommed to your friends.


Amaizingly enough her ability to connect with people is why a significant amount of Mary's business is from personal referrals from past clients.


Focussing clearly on providing the most personalized service


Service like it should be...

Service you can count on.


Realizing the complexity of buying and selling and how overwhelming the process can be, Mary focuses on you.  How can she make it easier and more memorable.


Mary starts and ends with service, that's a promise.  She is here for your each step of the way to provide service beyond compare.


Let Mary put her personalized brand of service to work for you.




"MARY belongs to a very special class of top professionals in any industry, specially the real estate industry.  She is puntual, caring, efficient, friendly, always ready to help w/o being asked.  Neither of the two transactions would have been possible withou her help"

          Ria & Andrew Moroyan, Los Altos Hills


"My wife and I have worked with Mary on three transactions over the last 12 years and all three were great.  We were lucky to have Mary. 

Mary is a perfectionist, giving great advice to maximize the results.  She really knows the area she serves."

           Frank & Debbie Bravo, San Carlos



"Mary & Steve kept us informed at all times, worked hard for our sale and built a wonderful relationship with our family!

           Jim & Jennifer Hoskins, San Mateo


"Once again, we had great experience working with Mary! We sold our home and bought another within a month or so, and Mary proved to be knowledgeable and professional in every way regarding both transactions."

                  Jean & Steve Johnson , Los Altos


 "We cannot praise Mary & Steve's efforts, frequent communication, knowledge of the trends in real estate market, enough. They go way beyond what one would expect from his/her agent.  Would not hesitate to recommend them!"

                 Frank & Maureen Moss, San Carlos 


"We feel so fortunate to have had Mary and Steve as our agents.  Not only are they professional, but also personable!  We felt completely confident being in their hands every step of the way."

              Frank & Debbie Bravo, San Carlos


 "The initial presentation to sell our property was professional and well prepared.  Mary & Steve kept us informed every step of the way.  They are top shelf & second to none when it comes to customer service.  We are looking forward to working with them in the future." 

             Marciana & Fermin Huarte, Redwood City


"Mary Ficklin is an outstanding person as well as a totally professional agent.  I would recommend her to anyone with a promise that they won't have to worry about anything once she takes over."

            Jackie Kirwin , Redwood Shores.


"Mary and Steve are a pleasure to work with.  They are very professional, communicate well and are always on top of things.  They also have a very comfortable manner and made us feel like a family."

            Dave & Jennifer Taylor, Belmont 


"Mary was excellent.  She was very helpful and I'd definitely recommend her to my friends. Thanks for everything, Mary."

           Madhuri Vemereddy , Redwood Shores.


"She has done a splendid job selling our home. She is a true professional in every way.  I wish I had another 10 more homes for sale.  She is a beautiful person in & out to work with.  I am very happy to have gotten to know her through this transaction.  Thanks a $1,000,000 Mary."  

          Ayten Erensel , Redwood Shores   


"Mary went beyond all expectations when she sacrificed  part of her commission to save our house sale.  We would have lost our new home because it was based on contingency.  Her character, integrity, and commitment to her clients and her profession are beyond reproach.  We are so grateful to have Mary as our representative.  She exemplifies professionalism in every possible way." 

         Gisela & Bill Broders , Belmont 


"Mary is a very professional and competent Realtor and I was especially pleased with her abilities to keep me informed (and call!) long distance.  I will recommend her most highly."     

        Anne Crandall, Redwood Shores   


"It was a pleasure working with Mary, and we will definitely ask for her assistance in the future as well as referring her to other people."

       Greg & Terry Arellano, Redwood Shores  


"Mary helped us through all of the ups and downs of buying a home.  And I she did an absolutely fabulous job selling our home. All of our friends know about Mary!"

       Rita & Steve Harth, Montara  


"We were impressed in a positive way with Mary's professionalism and her response, on timely basis, to our questions."

        Nelly & Pnoel Shamun, Redwood Shores


"Mary is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and proficient.  This was a very positive experience."  

       Jean & Rene Marxheimer , Redwood Shores 


"It is a pleasure working with a professional like Mary."  

       Jack Socher, Redwood Shores  


"We found Mary very nice and reliable.  We will recommend her or use her again."  

       Jean & Kim De Metz, Redwood Shores  


"Mary has handled many transactions for us, both sales/rentals.  She has always given 120% effort on our behalf.  She is a true 'professional' Her follow up, and attention to detail admirable." 

       Bob Anderson , Redwood Shores 


"Mary provided excellent service throughout this transaction. I have already recommended to others."  

       Allen Prestegard, Belmont


"She is the best!!! Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, etc.  Made it all so easy"  

      Ali & Carmen Adib , Redwood Shores   


"Without the slightest hesitation, I would recommend Mary to anyone buying or selling a home on the Peninsula.Her advice was sound & accurate.Every detail was handled- we never worried about a thing.She inspires confidence"  

      Debra & Leslie Roundstream, Redwood Shores


"We were extremely pleased with Mary.  She was well informed & kept us informed.  We recommended her to several homeowners in the area.  Our entire experience with her was most positive.  Mary is the best!"  

     Joan & John Oconnor


"I have known Mary since 1976 when she was our agent upon purchasing our 1st home in the Bay Area.  Since then Mary has helped me with 2 other sales.  I wouldn't think of using anyone else.  Mary is professional, informative, extremely competent and a very nice person to top it off."

     Carol Ramos, Foster City  


"Mary is very honest and easy to work with. She is very knowledgeable in her field.  Thank you."

       Lea & Mathew Ostrowski, San Carlos


"Mary was wonderful! In fact we have already referred her to many of our friends.  Even though it has been over a month since we purchase the house, she still cares enough to call and see how things are going. Not only was when an excellent agent, she is also a true friend."

      Deborah and Frank Bravo , San Carlos


"The sale of our European style house was a very emotional experience for us - there are no words to describe what Mary did for us-mostly by fax and over the phone-because we were in Germany throughout the entire transaction, our house became 'Mary's house' and she did a marvelous job.  She handled every single detail and made us feel good that we had her working for us."   

      Renate Tweer, San Carlos


"Mary is the finest professional I have ever met.  She is dedicated, sincere, prompt, pro-active, instinctive, knowledgeable, and experienced, AND she gets results.  It is a privilege to be Mary's client."  

      Joyce & Ron Mueller , Redwood Shores   


"We have sold several homes and of all the real estate agents we've worked with she was the most thorough and efficient.  She assisted us in every aspect of the transaction.  She always followed up with us and kept us informed about home inspections, termite inspections, buyer's agent, and closing information.  We feel everything went smoothly & occurred on time because of Mary."   

      Barbara & Bill Dillingham , San Carlos 


"Mary was an excellent agent who not only always kept us informed but always approached things with a positive attitude and knowing there would be a solution- She's great at keeping things in order and we were most pleased!!"  

      Sandy & Sam Dafnis, Redwood City 


"Mary came highly recommended.  I bless my lucky stars that I linked up with her. Mary made finding the home of my dreams and buying- easier than buying a car.  She thought of and took care of everything; she never pressured and always gave reliable advise and food for thought."  

      Evelyn Sell, Redwood City  


"Mary Ficklin is the quintessential professional.  We have total confidence in her abilities.  She is thorough, honest and a pleasure to work with.  There is not better!"  

      Jack & Arnette Bourla , Redwood City 




Contact Info
Mary Ficklin

520 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

DRE#: 00522273