About Mary Frances
A girl can sell a lot of houses in 40 years...1000, at least.
When I entered the real estate world, women had just been allowed to have a real estate license, but only if their children were no younger than high school age. There were no mobile phones (or even answering machines), no FAXES, emails or online multiple listing service. The new listings were posted in a catalog every other week and we all hung around the old Board of Realtors parking lot waiting for the delivery truck.
We spent a lot more time with our customers and with each other and, eventually, learned the things that can't be taught. That finding the best house for your buyer or preparing and selling your listing is just the beginning.
The road to the closing table is paved with challenges. Things can and do go wrong, and you need the agent who knows how to recognize a problem, find the solution, and get you to the closing table, all the time keeping all parties informed and on track. That's just how I do it and have done it, and why I'm still selling AND closing after all these years!
Who is Agent Pitts?
I'm a lifelong Memphian and longtime (32 years) member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club of the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®, which was not so easy to do years ago when the average house sold for $60,000. I am now selling downtown, midtown, east Memphis, and somewhat beyond. If I can't find it, you probably don't want to live there!
Always active in my profession and in the community, I graduated from East High School, attended the University of Tennessee, Rhodes College, and later the University of Memphis, with a major in English. I was granted an Associated Press internship and wrote for the old Press-Scimitar evening paper when I was a senior in high school until the birth of my first daughter, Molly (now an executive vice president of Disney), then Betsy (a chef and restaurateur in Atlanta). Betsy's UrbanPl8 was the first Paleo-friendly restaurant in the country!
I have served on the boards of VECA, my neighborhood association, Concerts International, and I now serve as a eucharist minister at St. Mary's Cathedral, Episcopal, and head up our family's scholarship program for the winner each year of the Brooks' Museum Jr. Midsouth Arts Contest.
I'm married (25 years) to Harmon Dunathan, a retired Academic Dean of Rhodes College. We have a rescue Doberman, Zeus, and a rescue Lab, Helen Vookles.
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to join Marx-Bensdorf, REALTORS, the oldest and most distinguished firm in Memphis....1st in real estate since 1868. Their support, prestige, and resources, have been terrific for my clients and me..
Agent Pitts: Still selling and closing after all these years! Call me...I'll take such good care of you!