Mary Gilles moved from Connecticut to California at a young age, but a love for the lush landscapes from her New England childhood has stuck with her, often surfacing when she’s preparing a home for market. The “green gene” may have come from her Italian grandfather who owned a nursery in Brooklyn. Her natural proclivity for creating a powerful curb appeal can be seen at her own home and at all her listings.
During her career at Hewlett-Packard, Mary developed a comfort level with executives and attorneys while honing her skills to work under tight time constraints with speed and precision. In addition to giving her clients a well-informed, realistic macro view of the market, Mary delights in the details. She provides in depth research to her clients so they have a greater understanding of a property's value.
At the end of the day, what really makes Mary tick is her intrinsic desire to help people. She is great at guiding clients through the transition of leaving the home they have loved or finding the place that will enrich and shape their lives going forward. Mary thrives on creating strong relationships, not just with her clients, but with her colleagues as well. She is proud to say she is a member of a well-respected network of collaborative agents.
Mary has lived in Menlo Park for more than 30 years and is embedded in the community. In addition to raising two children in the city, she supports many local organizations and has served on the board of the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation and on the city’s Transportation Commission. She is a board member of the Foothill Auxiliary which supports the non-profit Peninsula Family Service. An avid foodie, Mary lights up at the opportunity to recommend a favorite local eatery – her all-time favorite being Bistro Vida in Menlo Park.
Mary’s clients rely on her personal familiarity with the neighborhoods of Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside, and they appreciate the access to off-market opportunities that Mary can provide through her wide network of brokers and agents with whom she has developed respected alliances.