Mary Amodeo, Coldwell Banker Primes Properties
I have always been fascinated with houses ever since I was a little girl, and I always noticed more things about them than most children my age. To this day I remember every detail of my girlhood home including the pull-down ironing board tucked into the paneled kitchen wall – the floral print cover, the scratches, the creaking sound it made as my mother pulled it down to iron my clothes. Insert Miranda Lambert’s song “The House That Built Me.” I believe this is where it all began.
I worked in higher education for 17 years before staying home full-time with my three daughters. I loved my career at that time, but once our third daughter was born, it was time to stay home and focus solely on my family, a decision I’ll never regret.
During this time I watched the market closely and got excited when friends and family bought homes. I even told a friend about a home I’d seen, and after looking at it twice, she purchased the home! At that point, I realized it was time for me to get down to business! However, there were a few hurdles along the way.
In my twenties my mother passed away after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. A year later, my siblings and I sold our childhood home. My fascination with houses grew. In the coming years I got married, bought a house and started a family. All the while I was thinking about real estate and that someday I’d like to be a realtor.
I convinced myself I couldn’t do it. The kids were little, the kids were sick, the timing wasn’t right. etc. The mind games I played. My penchant for real estate was growing by the day, but another road block presented itself. This road block was not a made up excuse like the others though. My sister was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer which almost crushed me. My energy and focus was where it needed to be for the next 5 years until she passed away in early 2013.
I became licensed later that year and have never looked back. If I can start a new career at age 48, so can you! My business has grown exponentially, and I finished 2021 able to help more families than any other year. I am ranked in the top 200 realtors in the Capital Region out of over 3,500, and am honored annually as a multi-million dollar salesperson by the Women’s Council of Realtors. At Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, I am in the top 5% of listings sold, buyer sales and total closed sales.