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""Working with Mary Emma was awesome. Her dedication to making our listing her top priority was obvious. Between her background as an attorney, eye for design, and her commitment to our goals, listing our home with her was clearly the best choice.""

"“Thanks to Mary Emma, we finally found our forever home before it even hit the market. Without her, we definitely would have missed the opportunity to buy a true unicorn in Pemberton Heights - a traditional home on a cul-de-sac with a panoramic view of the downtown skyline! Mary Emma is hard-working, knowledgeable, connected and collaborative, all of which led to a smooth and swift transaction!!”"

""I may be biased but Mary Emma has what it takes. She is thorough and provided intelligent information along the way. I'd recommend her to anyone" "

""Thank you for all of your hard work.... It was great working with you and I really appreciated your professionalism throughout the deal. I hope to do business with you again.""

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Doctor of Jurisprudence, The University of Texas School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in Art History and English, Emory University
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Austin Board of Realtors®
Member, Texas Association of Realtors®
Member, National Board of Realtors®
Member, Austin Luxury Network

About Mary Emma

Having grown up in San Antonio, Mary Emma returned to Texas in 2000 to attend The University of Texas School of Law. For the next ten years, she practiced law and developed her career in the legal world. During this time, she became familiar with many neighborhoods of Austin by living in Pemberton Heights, Bryker Woods, Hyde Park, Travis Country, and Westlake Hills. Since 2004, she has owned five personal homes and remodeled three to the studs with great success each time. In fact, the recent sale of her historic Pemberton Heights home garnered record-breaking pricing statistics for the neighborhood. The process was personally rewarding and financially lucrative on every occasion and gave her expertise in understanding a home’s potential and the renovation process.

Mary Emma also ardently fosters a passion for interior design that dates prior to the inception of interior design blogs. This insight has led Mary Emma to serve as a design consultant on various clients’ own home renovations. She is also frequently retained to help stage houses.

In early 2017, once her children entered school five days a week, her passion for homes and their potential fueled Mary Emma to pursue a career in real estate. Mary Emma became a licensed REALTOR and initiated her career at one of Austin’s top luxury residential brokerages. The experience of assisting in over 30 transactions coupled with her law degree makes her uniquely prepared to handle real estate contracts through to closing.

Mary Emma currently resides near Mount Bonnell and her children’s schools, Casis Elementary and Good Shepherd Episcopal School. When Mary Emma is not practicing real estate or re-arranging furniture and décor, you can find her spending time with her three spirited young boys, walking their puppy, and taking advantage of Austin’s live music and restaurant scene. She also actively supports her children’s schools, the Elizabeth Ann Seton Board, Dell Children’s Council, Good Shepherd, and Friends of the Children.

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