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Mary Christenson

  Watson Realty ERA




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*38 Years of Bakersfield Real Estate Service Excellence

Specializing in Luxury Homes, Golf Course & Estate Properties

  • A dedicated professional, my passion is providing my personal best in both Buyer & Seller services.

  • I'm celebrating 38 years of real estate success--serving Bakersfield's finest Neighborhoods. I'm thankful for Watson Realty's numerous "Salesperson of the Year" awards, plus Watson's Pioneer Award for service to company/career, etc. *95% Referral-based, Relocation and Repeat Client business.

  • 2011 Women's Council of Realtors California State District Vice President; 2010 WCR State Governor *2007 President of Women's Council of Realtors, Bakersfield Chapter: ; PMN (Performance Management Network) designation. WCR is a nationwide referral network of top professionals--let me be your resource when you relocate!

  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - distinguished Elite Guild designation since 2005.: consistently in top 1% of city-wide realtor residential closed sales annually.  *Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)

  • Consistently in top 1% of city's residential real estate top producers *2007 Top-Producing Residential Realtor for sales volume in excess of $32 million, Bakersfield Association of Realtors.

  • Lifetime resident of Kern County--born in Bakersfield, raised in farming community of Shafter-- as an only child.  Extensive marketing background, starting at Shafter Press Newspaper, to Bakersfield Californian daily newspaper--10 year career in newspaper advertising.

  • 10 years of new construction/builder subdivision sales, plus hands-on Construction Project Management and intensive training program for national homebuilder.

  • Philanthropy:  Supporter of Kern Community Foundation's Women's & Girls' Fund, Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault, and Garden Pathways.  23 year member and Newsletter/website editor of Association of Petroleum Wives (   * Awarded 2011 "Woman with a Heart for Bakersfield" by Garden Pathways, for exemplary public service and community contributions and enhancement of women's interests. 

  • Personal interests: Digital photography, desktop publishing, photography, decorating, reading,  occasional golf and snow skiing

  • I'm the proud mom of two lovely daughters: Julie DePetro, NP/RN,  and Jennifer Holloway Kind;  grandchildren: Kamryn & Kyleigh DePetro, Ava & Jackson Christenson

  • Specializing in oil company, medical, and executive/corporate relocations

  • Member: Seven Oaks Country Club, Association of Petroleum Wives:, Women's Council of Realtors, and Bakersfield Board of Realtors, CAR (California Association of Realtors), NAR (National Association of Realtors), Member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Luxury Real Estate, Luxury, ERA International Collection.

  • Named one of 500 Most Powerful Women in Real Estate by National Relocation and Real Estate Magazine

  • ERA's National Top Producer's Leader's Circle Award Winner--in Top 20 of over 36,000 nationwide realtors.

  • Bakersfield, Brighton Estates, Brimhall Estates, Haggin Oaks, Seven Oaks, Grand Island at Seven Oaks, Southwest & Northwest Bakersfield, Stockdale Estates, The Vineyards, Kern River Properties and All Country Club neighborhoods

Mary Christenson
Watson Realty ERA

9101 Camino Media
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Phone: 661-301-6279
DRE: 00818891

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Mary, Where do I begin to thank you for everyting you did to get St. Cloud closed! Count me among your many fans who marvel at your drive, enthusiasm and professionalism. I simply cannot imagine using ayone else to sell a house, particularly in this economy. Thanks for your hard work, your friendship and your professionalism. R. Beene, CEO, The Bakersfield Californian; Haggin Oaks Home Seller
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