Cincinnati Ohio Real Estate Company

About The Cincinnati Team - Saralou & Mary

Cincinnati, Ohio...a great place to call home!

 

As your real estate consultants, The Cincinnati Team strives to continuously demonstrate what we call "Excellence in Action!" Mary Elsener and Saralou Durham focus on your needs and goals, honestly explaining your options and providing the first class service you expect and deserve.

From our centrally located office in Hyde Park we service residential needs, primarily, but not exclusively, on the east side of Cincinnati, from Montgomery to Anderson, downtown to Mason, Mt. Adams to West Chester, Hyde Park to Loveland and everywhere in between.

What does that mean for you? We pride ourselves in being real estate agents that are dedicated to giving you great service and who continually work hard in order to sell your home or find your dream home. 

Our goal is to provide you with what we call, "Excellence in Action!"  

Our vision is to build lifelong relationships, one person at a time...beginning with you! 

 

Listen to what clients have said:

"Saralou knows Cincinnati...the in's and out's of each neighborhood and was a fantastic guide and reference to help you make one of the most significant financial transactions of your life.  Her depth of knowledge and ability to look at a house and point out what is needs is astounding!" - Conan

"I was relocating from New York to Cincinnati and needed to find a house quickly- My realtor in New York recommended Mary and the Preferred Group Team and I am so thankful she did! Mary helped me search for houses while still living in NY and even toured a house via Face Time when I wasn't able to travel to Cincinnati (which we ended up putting an offer on that same day!) She was so responsive, organized, and quick to act in my home buying process. I would recommend Mary and her team to anyone in the Cincinnati area and ESPECIALLY to those who are relocating to Cincinnati from other cities. She is very knowledgeable of the urban & historic neighborhoods that attract young professionals and families. She listened to our wants & needs and helped us find a perfect neighborhood and a home that checked all of our boxes."  - Madeline

"Saralou advised us well regarding the asking price. She explained the analysis and her reasoning until we reached our decision....Saralou made herself available to handle logistics of inspections & repairs...during the sale as we were in South Carolina." - Jim

 

"I worked for several years as a Realtor on a top-producing team in Lake Forest, Illinois before we had the opportunity to relocate our family to Cincinnati. So, I will be the first to tout the importance of having excellent representation in a Real Estate transaction. With Mary you get just that! Our whole family enjoyed getting to know her when she represented my sister-in-law on the sale & purchase side. I'm sure working with us wasn't a cake walk, but, Mary made it look easy. She is the consummate professional! She listens to her clients, she carries herself with the utmost diplomacy, she asks the tough questions, negotiates impeccably, arms herself & her clients with the best data and factors every angle in seamlessly. Her duty to the public and obligations under license law are honored with integrity, which is something that can not be said about many. She attends to every last detail with smile and always knows what to say & who to call! Take it from me, there are a million hats to wear in one day as a Realtor and Mary wears them all extremely well!" - Jennifer

 

Of Saralou ~ "She was tireless in her efforts, extremely patient with me and the complexities of selling a home in one state while buying a home in another and have all of the money come together at once and found us the perfect home, which we still own today. Through the years she has kept in touch and I would highly recommend her, especially if you are moving into the Cincinnati area from out of town." - Susan

"Mary helped us sell our home in what can be considered record time for the current market conditions. The marketing pieces that she created for our home were top notch and were one of the main reasons we had as much traffic as we did. She was also very conscientious about following up with each group that went thru our home so that we could collect feedback. 
When it came to searching for our new home, Mary was always patient and confident that we would find exactly what we were looking for even when we thought the search was hopeless. We of course found the perfect house and we wouldn’t have wanted to go thru this process with anyone other than Mary. She knew exactly when to step in and give us advice and when to step aside and let us make important decisions. She is a realtor that genuinely cares about her clients and their happiness." -  Kristin

 

"Detail oriented, deeply knowledgeable, well known and regarded, responsive, and kind: Saralou possesses all of those qualities and more. She is an amazing real estate agent, one I'll use again and recommend." - Jon

"I cannot say enough about what a positive experience my husband and I had working with Mary as our realtor for both the recent sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. Although Mary has many clients, she made us feel like we were her only priority throughout the entire process. She is an organized professional and is highly communicative, guiding her clients through the often-times confusing process of selling/buying a home. We ran into several bumps in the road while finding our new home but Mary's positive outlook, patience and expertise kept us sane and calm." - Jeni

 

"They were both professional and willing to do whatever possible to get me the best price for my house."

 

 

 

 

Biographies

  • Saralou Durham
    ABR, CRS, ePRO
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    3522 Erie Avenue
    Cincinnati
    OH 45208 US

    Phone: 513-646-4819

    Saralou has been a real estate agent in the Cincinnati area for 25+ years. She currently has the ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designations. With her e-PRO certification (Internet Professional), she has kept up to date on the changes in the real estate market as it moves to marketing on the internet and other technological advances.  She also serves on Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors committees.  Saralou continues to work in the community with the Junior League of Cincinnati.  She also has achieved awards within RE/MAX Preferred Group and is a RE/MAX International Hall of Fame member. . Saralou was also an OAR President's Sales Club Award winner, 1990-2015; Cincinnati Magazine Five Star Award Winner, 2011-2015; and a RE/MAX Executive Club winner, 2000-2015.  

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  • Mary Elsener
    ASP
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    3522 Erie Avenue
    Cincinnati
    OH 45208 US

    Phone: 513-310-4448

    Mary has been involved in the real estate business for 15+ years. She is a member of both the National Association of Realtors and the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors. Mary is also a Cincinnati Real Estate Ambassador and has earned the ASP (Accredited Staging Professional) designation. In 2014 she earned her designation as a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE).  She previously graduated from the CABR 2012 Leadership Academy.  Mary was a Cincinnati Magazine Five Star Award Winner for 2011-2015 and received an Executive Club award from RE/MAX in 2013-2015 and the OAR President's Sales Club Award in 2015​.

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Contact Information

Photo of The Cincinnati Team - Saralou & Mary Real Estate
The Cincinnati Team - Saralou & Mary
RE/MAX Preferred Group
3522 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45208
Saralou: 513-646-4819/Mary: 513-310-4448
Fax: 513-842-7892

Last modified: 3/15/10