Testimonials

It is not often one has the pleasure of meeting and working with a broker the caliber of Mary Lou Lanaux. Having inherited and run a family brokerage, here on the North Shore of Long Island, I can only say you are blessed with a gem –Mary Lou.

My daughter, Beth Muller, asked me to help her find a broker to sell her home. After calls to some brokers, it was evident Mary Lou, with her enthusiasm, stood out above them all. How right I was! Mary Lou was marketed and sold Beth’s home with integrity and boundless energy. She then scouted the neighborhood to find a special home for Beth and her family- not an easy job when it was necessary to downsize and yet remain in the Mountain Park School District.

Recently I have heard that Mary Lou has won some awards. I could not think of anyone who is more deserving of these honors.

Doug Elliman & Family


Last year my wife and I decided to more within our community, Windward, in order to live on the lake. We were able to place a contract on a lake home with closing to take place mid – 1995. We then had to place our existing house on the market. We needed two things to occur. First, we needed to sell our house prior to mid – 1995 and second, we wanted to get the best price we could. In order to accomplish these tasks, we had to be very selective in choosing an agent. We interviewed four agents who we knew had a presence in Windward. From these interviews we hoped to obtain a value for our house with supporting backup, a detailed marketing plan that was going to be used to sell our house, and a person with intelligence, personality, professionalism, and enthusiasm to carry out the plan.

Our selection was Mary Lou Lanaux. From the moment we finished the last interview, we knew Mary Lou was without question our selection. We were never disappointed! She not only knew the market but she gave one of the best listing presentations we have ever heard. We were impressed with her marketing plan in particular. Her plans were very detailed and on target with what we felt needed to happen. We just knew she was the correct agent for us.

Mary Lou’s marketing plan, coupled with her enthusiasm, sold our house. Her brochure rivals the best commercial brochures that I have seen.  She knew who and when to send mailings to. She had a broker’s open house with catered lunch. She successfully pushed to get our house featured on the cover of one the trade magazines. But most important of all, she always kept us informed of what was happening with our house and with the market. She, in fact, did everything that she had laid out to us in her presentation. Even when Mary Lou decided to change agencies during the listing period, it was never a question in our minds that we would stay with her.

Having relocated at least a dozen time over the past twenty years and dealing with agents on both ends of those moves, we have seen many to compare with. Mary Lou is the absolute best by far. I wish I could take her with me if I ever relocate again. I’m sure you share our feelings as well. Mary Lou is a model of what everyone in the residential real estate business should strive to be. You are extremely fortunate to have such an exemplary employee.

Joe Browning


My wife and I telephoned Mary Lou and explained that we were going to be relocating back to Atlanta. After answering a battery of questions concerning our needs and desires i.e. locations, school districts, etc. Mary Lou proceeded to do what we would later find out to be her magical quality.

We can to Atlanta three days later to meet with Mary Lou. Her enthusiasm was incredible. She showed us two houses and two pieces of property the first day. The second day she brought my wife and I to the first house. We would decide even before walking in this would be our new residence in Atlanta. She suggested that the house was underpriced and we make an offer immediately. We drew up a contract, submitted our offer and because of Mary Lou’s commitment to professionalism, we had acceptance within 24 hours. Mary Lou followed up constantly and left no stones unturned. During the process, we realized that we were buying a house that appraised a half a million dollars more than our offer. It was the most pleasant home buying experience that we have ever encountered.

Mary Lou’s dedication, enthusiasm, professionalism, and above all, her commitment to her clients make her “simply the best”.

Dan O’Dell


My husband Eric and I purchased our new home in Mountain Park and sold our existing home in Alpharetta through the services of Mary Lou Lanaux. Mary Lou far exceeded our expectations. She provided valuable suggestions for improving our homes appearance prior to listing. Once the home was ready for market, Mary Lou created such excitement throughout the real estate community with her exceptional marketing skills my home sold in only 5 days after listing. The buyer was highly qualified made a full price offer. Also during that very short time, we had two other offers, well in excess of 50 agent inquiries and 30+ showings of the home. Mary Lou guided us through the purchasing and selling process with the utmost professionalism and courtesy.

Additionally, we found all of Mary Lou’s professional associates to be of the highest quality and standards. Both closings took place within a few days of each other and each concluded without a hitch. For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we will make in our lifetime. Mary Lou made it possible to feel comfortable and confident about our decision to move. Her enthusiasm is infectious. She is awesome!

Sheri Sands


My wife and I recently made the decision to sell our home in Milton. After having become acquainted with Mary Lou Lanaux as the listing agent of the home we eventually purchased, we asked her to also list our home.

I would like to share with you how extremely pleased we were with the services we received throughout the entire process. Mary Lou counseled us wisely in the initial stages, maintained close contact with us and kept us informed of every development. Thanks in great part in her professionalism, expertise and dedication we sold our house promptly and received a competitive and fair price.

We would not hesitate to recommend Mary Lou’s services to anyone considering selling their home; she represented us and our home in a professional and effective manner.

Lawrence Mashburn


If you are looking for the BEST Real Estate agent in Atlanta your search is over. Just call Mary Lou Lanaux and your problem is solved. I used Mary Lou 8 years ago to sell my home in Windward when we were returning to Chicago. I used a different agent for 2 months without success. We interviewed 4 more agents and selected Mary Lou. She came with a plan for marketing our home and gave us all the information to make the right pricing decision. We sold our home in two weeks!

We recently returned to Georgia and wanted to move back to Windward. The first call we made was to Mary Lou. We gave her a time frame for our return and the criteria we would be looking for in our new home. Super-agent Mary Lou used her connections and found the perfect home for us and it was not even on the market yet. We now have the perfect home for our family.  Thank you for the extra work provided by Mary Lou in this relocation. She helped us with all aspects of buying a new home from recommendations for home inspectors, service companies and bankers. She was with us every step of the way to make it seamless. Mary Lou is the ONLY agent I will use in the Atlanta area and I highly recommend her to everyone looking for the BEST agent in this market.

Mike and Pam Fowler