Mary T. Van Dyke

Broker Associate
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A Real Estate Broker since 1974, Mary believes in creative problem solving, long lasting relationships, understanding of people and markets, experience with real estate sales, development, management and marketing- Mary brings all these qualities to every real estate transaction. Essential qualities include communication skills, trustworthiness, honor, character, empathy, kindness and adaptability.

Mary specializes in commercial and income property, luxury residential properties as well as land and ranch properties. Through her local and global Internet services she has access to buyers and properties in LoopNet, Propertyline, LandSource, World Properties Network, and plus many local and national real estate sites. and resources.  She is a member of Luxury Properties International.

Her marketing and advertising includes Internet, print media, direct mail, referral networks, sphere of influence and agent-to-agent efforts.  Online resources include Realtor websites, 4 Multiple Listing services, Trulia, Zillow, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and more. Mary believes in quick response to inquiries and questions by phone or email.

Mary has successfully represented buyers and sellers of single-family homes and condominiums, apartment and multi-family properties, office buildings, hotel and restaurant properties, resort and special use property. Mary is experienced in answering the requirements of today’s younger buyers who have a special style and method of communicating.

As a member of the International Real Estate community, Mary has successfully marketed and sold properties for buyers and sellers from many countries of the world including, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Great Britain, Germany and Iran. Mary is a member of the Frank Howard Allen International Services Division.

Mary has been active in the community and has held leadership positions with Boards of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors and community organizations. 

As a member of the 13-member panel she was a leader in the Lake Tahoe Presidential Forum in Summer 1997 and subsequent legislative efforts.

Background and Experience:

EDUCATION:  BA – English, Linguistics and Library Science: University of California at Berkeley. Postgraduate and professional education in appraisal, real estate finance, international brokerage, agency, and other real estate subjects.

EXPERIENCE: Brokerage and Management: Residential and commercial real estate brokerage and sales, real estate development of projects from acquisition through entitlements to sales management, finance and feasibility, construction management, land acquisition, non-profit organization management.

REAL ESTATE: Licensed broker in Nevada 1974 - 2004,

California 1985- Present

National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors

Marin Association of Realtors

Sacramento Metrolist

West Contra Costa Multiple Listing Service

Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service

Brokerage: MGI International Real Estate

Broker-Associate with Frank Howard Allen Realtors- San Rafael

Broker-Associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate- San Rafael

Broker-Associate with Lyon Real Estate- Auburn

Broker-Associate with McGuire Real Estate- Mill Valley


Residential Properties Consistent top producer in single family and condominium homes from $100,000 to $16,000,000 in Marin County, Aubnrn-Foothills area,  North Lake Tahoe.

Multi-Family and Apartment Properties


Apartments ranging from 5 to 100 units

Ranch and Subdivision properties:

Alioto Ranch  1500 acres, Placer County

Garden Bar Ranch  662.5 acres South Nevada County

Timilick: Broker of record for golf-course subdivision development in Truckee California, Coordination of sale and marketing teams with Public Report, State and local documents and requirements

Various projects; Coordination with land planning and development. Assistance with zoning and approvals, public hearings

Conservation and Land Trust  sale of conservation easement to Placer Land trust

Negotiation for purchase by Bear Yuba Land Trust (Nevada County)

California Tahoe Conservancy  Sale of properties and development rights to and from private property owners and State of California.

Commercial Properties

Bed and Breakfast Inn

Professional office buildings

Retail and Restaurant properties

Industrial and warehouse properties.


Broker of Record: Timilick Properties Truckee, California

Supervised sales, reviewed all transaction documents, coordinated with owners.

Broker/Manager: MGI International Real Estate: Four sales agents, one assistant.

Coaching, transaction review, office meetings including pertinent articles, speakers, information, etc.  Coached agents on business plans, problem solving, conflict resolution, marketing and transactions.

Executive Director: Tahoe Sierra Preservation Council: a non-profit organization of some 2,000 members representing property rights issues in the Lake Tahoe Region.   Speaker at local and national forums on Tahoe-related issues. Chair and Founding member: Tahoe Truckee Regional Economic Coalition. Past Director: Sierra Business Council.

Vacation Rental Management:  Tyrolian Village Rentals, Incline Village, Nevada. Managed 15 full-time rentals and over 30 vacation home rentals. Supervised services, did accounting and disbursement of funds, transaction records for owners and Nevada Real Estate Division.


In partnership with Faradg Gilanfarr Architect

1978-1986 The Gilanfarr Company:  development of condominium projects and subdivisions in Incline Village Nevada and North Lake Tahoe California.  Associate broker for a lot sale subdivision Tyrolian Village with 86 lots. Supervised a sales force of 8 agents. Handled Public Reports and escrow documentation.

1984-1986 Camp Richardson Resort  South Lake Tahoe, California  General Manager of 525 lodging units (350 campground sites

1986-1988 The Lusk  Company Irvine, California Major subdivision developer

Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer.  Prepared preliminary feasibility studies

for master planned communities in Riverside and San Diego Counties. 


Woman of the Year: First Senate District, California

Realtor of the Year – Incline Village, Nevada

Senior Executive Associate, Top Ten Percent: Lyon & Associates, Realtors

Masters Club - Placer County Association of Realtors

Vice President Women’s Council of Realtors- Placer County Chapter

Chair, Tahoe-Truckee Regional Economic Coalition

Chair, Tahoe Environmental Resource Commission

Speaker/Member, 1997  Presidential Forum Organizing Committee

Don Beck Award for Outstanding  Promotion of Property Rights

 Broker-Agent of the Month August 2006  Broker Agent Magazine

Who’s Who in American Business, and  Who’s Who in International Real Estate.



Buyer-Represented Properties

17 Diamond Head Passage
Corte Madera, CA 94925
289 Redwood Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
279 Redwood Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
16 Forest Lane
San Rafael, CA 94903
867 Diablo Avenue
Novato, CA 94947
7733 Montero Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

I really want to drop a note about you and your service. I am pleased with what you deliver to me, most of all with your dedication, care, patience and friendship we developed. I appreciate every detail and how you handled my questions and my frustration sometimes. Thank you is not only a word, but a feeling from my heart. If anyone asks me about a realtor, I would refer to you without a doubt. You are more than professional, but above all, you care about your clients which it meant a lot to me. Your knowledge and experience in the field helped me to find a home and within the time-frame I had. Once more, thank you so much!

– Noeli T

Mary was my agent in the recent purchase of a home. Her knowledge of the area and advice throughout the initial search and eventual purchase were exemplary. The transaction couldn't have been smoother.

– Peter S

I thought that buying a short sale would be the most difficult type of purchase transaction but Mary steered us through the entire process in less than 60 days and helped us buy our wonderful first home. We will never forget Mary and her excellent and caring services.

– Melissa H

Mary was my agent for the sale of my home in Squaw Valley that turned into a short sale. It was a difficult time for me but Mary made the sale easier for me and was a great friend and emotional support throughout the long short sale negotiation. She is my Realtor, my advocate and now, my friend.

– Jane H

I came to Mary with a long list of requirements and a short amount of cash, looking for a bank-owned property that was a low-priced fixer. I wanted the property for a Care Home- so a long list of rather difficult challenges. Mary found the perfect house for me and it even had a swimming pool. She negotiated with the lender to a very good price that included some repairs and then assisted me in finding contractors and service people to remodel and repair the house to the necessary standards. I have worked with many real estate agents in the past but have only the highest praise for Mary. I plan to refer her to all my friends and relatives- she is the best.

– Marian H

We recently completed a real estate transaction in Bodega Bay and were lucky enough to work with Mary. We were so pleased with Mary that we felt we must write to let you know. Mary was extremely knowledgeable and her negotiating skills helped us immensely. The property we chose was quite a distance away, yet Mary was always happy to alter her plans and make the drive whenever it was convenient for us. And, not only were we impressed by her professionalism, but we feel we've made a new friend for life.

– Richard and Gina K

Mary handled the purchase of our new home although we were in New Jersey and had limited time to come to our new area. She dealt with the inspectors, appraisers, lenders and escrow company for us. I would recommend Mary to anyone wanting the highest level of professionalism and skill in a real estate transaction.

– Lynne and Bob W

Mary has become not only my favorite Realtor but also a great friend who has introduced me to a new area and made me feel at home. I will refer my friends and associates to her whenever possible.

– Gilbert F

No-one but Mary could have put together all the pieces of this complicated transaction. She coordinated the sale and purchase of three properties, as well as the lenders, inspections and exchange details of each so that the transactions closed on time with no headaches for all concerned.

– Andrea M

Mary worked with me as a Certified International Property Specialist from July 2000 until the present. Although I am in Hong Kong, she handled the sale of three properties in California for me within a few months. I am fully satisfied with her performance and service in every respect.

– Bruce C.D. W

Dear Mary: My wife and I wish to thank you. Engaging you to sell our condominium resulted in a sale within two weeks of the listing with you. I feel very fortunate that we hired your firm. We just want to thank you and further to recommend you to anyone in need of a Realtor's service.

– Don and Lynn B

Mary has completed all five of my recent real estate transactions with the highest level of devotion and care. In the sale of my home and three lots as well as the purchase of my new home she made it all look simple. Mary really listens and goes the extra mile to assure me that everything is taken care of in the best manner. Although I am a senior citizen and not too familiar with the new disclosures and requirements, Mary took the time to explain everything in detail and to make each transaction easy for me. Mary is an agent who cares. I have referred my neighbors and friends to her.

– Wilhelmina W.

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