Mary Strathern, Associate Broker, REALTOR

Licensed in NH and Maine.
Since 2004, Mary Strathern has earned the respect and loyalty of buyers and sellers of residential real estate in the greater Seacoast and Lakes regions of New Hampshire.  She has been recognized as a Top Producer in several of those years, and continues to build on that success.  Prior to becoming a Realtor®, Mary enjoyed a rewarding career in pharmaceutical sales, providing a solid foundation for her marketing achievements in real estate. 

With the experience of managing her own real estate brokerage, and a long resume of professional affiliations and designations Mary is well prepared to provide the highest standard of real estate services.  Detail oriented and an astute listener, Mary has garnered a reputation with her clients as being genuinely in touch with their goals and their connection to the ever-changing real estate market.  She prides herself on the support and loyalty of previous clients and “word of mouth” referrals that have fostered the success of her business. 

“My connection with The Gove Group will complement the
quality of service I strive to provide to buyers and sellers of all types of properties, while broadening my real estate repertoire to include new construction and development experience.”

  • Office Stratham
  • Office Location 70 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, New Hampshire, 03885
  • Office # 603.778.6400 Ext. 127
  • Cell # 603.686.0114
  • Fax # 603.772.4786

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"Mary Strathern is a First-class realtor. We can't thank her enough for her professionalism, expertise, and hard work in helping us find our home in New Hampshire. We could not have been happier with how helpful she was, and how understanding of our lack of experience. She made herself available anytime we wanted to look at houses and was always reachable whenever we had a question. She set up an automatic search feature for us that gave us a daily report of newly listed homes. In addition, using her contacts (of which she has many!) she actively sought out houses which met our criteria and that we might not have been aware of.

Along with being an expert in her field, she is personable, patient, and a skilled communicator. She has a way of making you feel confident and letting you know that each issue is temporary and she will be able to solve it.

She helped us every step of the way from the initial search to closing, We found her going the extra mile for us more than once. And, as an added bonus, she is a charming and delightful person. She is skilled, warm, and committed to the Seacoast community, where she seems to know everyone.

She held our hands through the offer process and several complications that arose prior to closing. She has a broad knowledge of the local market and the greater world of real-estate and she brought that insightful professionalism to bear on our behalf. She made the entire transaction a delight. I look forward to working with her again, any time."

Rich Middleton

“Mary's knowledge and expertise helped us sell our home in challenging times. She used her network of resources and creativity to bring different approaches and staging techniques for showings as well as generating additional looks to real estate agents by hosting walk throughs for agent groups and events. She is adept at using her extensive knowledge of the seacoast with her creativity to bring a value I have not experienced from other agents and highly recommend Mary.”

Jean, Stratham, NH

"Mary is a highly regarded Realtor who I experienced as a professional who I could trust. She knew the market, was atuned to the housing I was looking for and was extremely enjoyable to work with. She went way above and beyond what was required of her and hung in with me during very difficult challenges to close the deal. I would encourage anyone looking for an agent who is reliable, knowledgeable, honest and patient to contact Mary."

Home Buyer, Exeter, NH

"Mary did a fantastic job helping us find our new home! Her knowledge of the area was very helpful in figuring out which location we wanted to be in. Originally we were "just looking", but she very quickly helped us narrow down our nice-to-haves and need-to-haves and found us the perfect house!"

Commercial Space Owner

"I have worked with Mary over the past year, and have put my trust in her with my commercial real estate needs. She is very hard working & always in constant communication with you. She will give you honest advise, and will do what it takes to help you with your goals! I have highly recommended her to friends, and they also have been very impressed working with her."

Home Buyer, Exeter, NH

"My association with Mary began as a result of another agent's (at another agency) unwillingness to keep an appointment with me for a showing during a snow storm. It was a Saturday and after contacting Mary, she arranged a showing later that same day! Mary is a quintessential professional! She also demonstrated tremendous expertise in matching me with the most effective mortgage scenario. I have every confidence in offering her the highest recommendation possible."

Home Buyer, Stratham, NH

"Professional, compassionate and a loyal person. Very few people have Mary Strathern's qualities or the ability to work as hard for the client as she does. Mary is a great negotiator, firm but yet very kind. Thank you for all your help through out my transactions."

Home Owner, Stratham, NH

"Our home was on the market for over 6 months with very little activity... We ended our relationship with that broker and had Mary take over our listing. HOUSE WAS SOLD in two weeks! She is professional, courteous, knowledgeable and reasonable in all matters real estate.  I highly recommend Mary for any prospective buyer or seller. THANK YOU Mary!"

Home Seller, Kingston, NH

"Mary is top-notch. She's quite knowledgeable and very serious about getting properties sold. She knows the market well, knows how to help you to understand the value of your property, and how to bring your home into the market. She was on top of every aspect of the process which was a real boon, as we were relocating out of the area. Our house was selling over a holiday period at a time when the market was just barely starting to recover. Mary helped us to understand those dynamics yet respected our inputs and helped us to understand the trade-offs we were making in the price vs. time on market curve.
All in all, we were quite impressed. We would definitely solicit Mary's services again and would happily recommend her to anyone we know."

Home Buyer

"We found Mary through customer reviews from Trulia and we made the right decision to choose her to help us purchased a home in Exeter NH. Mary is knowledgeable, professional, friendly and efficient. She listens and understands our need and is honest and resourceful at providing us guidance on what is a good fit for our needs. She is extremely helpful on negotiation for our best interest. We are very happy with her service and highly recommend her to our friends."

Home Buyer

"Thank you so much for your note and gift card - Lowes is the perfect selection. I'm positive it will be put to very good use. Your card was my first piece of mail. Thanks again for your help in making this such a smooth move. I couldn't have asked for better communication and coordination with all the moving parts. You'll definitely be my first referral for anyone looking for a realtor."


"Professional, resourceful, responsive, cheerful and supportive, Mary made what might otherwise be a complicated or stressful experience -- selling a house for the first time -- comprehensible and easy to navigate. She worked tirelessly to accomplish the sale of my property within the time frame I was hoping for. I am most fortunate to have had Mary represent me as a listing agent and recommend her highly and without reservation."

Liz P

"My husband and I were very satisfied with the level of care and expertise that Mary brought to the process of selling our home. Mary is extremely knowledgeable of the local area and market trends. She exercised great care in listening to our needs and determining the fair market value of our home. We had viable offers within 10 days of listing our home. We were very grateful that we chose Mary as our Realtor."

John and Caryn Burton

"We started working with Mary after our contract with another realtor ran out. She took over marketing our house during the holiday season, a traditionally quiet time in real estate, but showed it more times during that slow period than the previous realtor showed it during the prior six months. Mary’s knowledge and professionalism are unparalleled – she was never unavailable or too busy to answer our phone calls and e-mails. Best of all, she found a buyer in four months – in spite of one of the snowiest winters on record. I whole-heartedly recommend her to everyone I know."

Tom Patterson

"I have experience working with several buyer's agents and would highly recommend Mary Strathern to anyone interested in relocating to the Exeter area, including all of the towns in that district as well as neighboring communities. She has her thumb on the pulse of neighborhood information, market value and things to watch out for in a particular property. Consummate professional I will call her when I eventually sell my home."

J. Carr

"Mary helped my husband and me sell our home and buy the home we purchased in 2015. I have also purchased a home to renovate and sell through Mary. Her expertise includes knowing her clients needs, including finding just the right home-size, neighborhood , price, etc. She is hardworking, knowledgable, and accessible~key components to being an excellent realtor. I have recommended her over and over to any friends or acquaintances looking to buy or sell a home in the area."

Seller Client

"I was a reluctant seller. I raised a family in my house over the last twenty years, and I was sad to leave. I wanted a realtor who simply would do the job, someone capable but impersonal. As it turned out, Mary Strathern was highly capable, but far from impersonal. The level of attention we received was unexpected. Barely a day went by without a call from Mary. There were a number of problems to be addressed, and Mary handled them all with great care and patience. There was nothing that got by her, due to her exceptional organizational skills. She took great care to insure that deadlines were met, financing secured, and then made sure that the closing was seamless. During this, she also found us a house to go to. We were extremely pleased with Mary’s work ethic and attention to all the details. I would strongly recommend Mary for any real estate transaction."

Kate B

"Mary is a MASTER realtor! She gave me the best guidance towards selling my house and buying another in the most timely manner. She sold my house in a week in the middle of DECEMBER. Who says you can't sell a house at that time of year! Mary paid attention to every detail in order to make my selling and purchasing seamless. I am extremely grateful for her knowledge and expertise in the real estate world."


"We were quite pleased with Mary. In looking to relocate from California, Mary was very helpful in navigating a different real estate market and process than the one we were familiar with. She was extremely responsive - so much so that she made us feel like we were her only client. We appreciated how hard and smart Mary worked for us. Her professionalism. Her responsiveness. Her attention to detail and follow-up. Her patience. Her insights and recommendations. We plan to engage her again."


"Mary is amazing! She has gone out of her way to help us with the home buying process. We are first time home buyers, and she really educated us on what we needed to know, and helped us throughout the whole process. She is always very accessible, which makes it so much easier when you are working crazy hours. I don't know what we would of done without her, I would definetly recommend her to anyone I know!! I've really enjoyed working with her, and will work with her in the future, if need be."

John and Tammy Irish

"I can't say enough good things about Mary and how easy she made the process of selling our house. Mary is very knowledgeable about the Seacoast area - she knows what types of properties are moving, amenities, prices, and timing. Mary provided excellent guidance on prepping our home for listing. She was extremely responsive any time we reached out to her and she handled the sales process with one hand tied behind her back. I recommend Mary Strathern to anyone looking to buy or sell in the NH Seacoast!"

Keith Tode

"Where do I even begin to describe what a wonderful experience that I had working with Mary? When it came time to sell my house, I called Mary based on her reputation as "the" person you needed to call if you were listing property in Exeter. Her reputation is well deserved as I found her to be proactive, highly communicative, transparent, direct and when needed, aggressive. Mary truly partnered with my wife and I, and guided us through the sale of our house while concurrently identifying appropriate houses for us to consider purchasing in the SAU 16 School District. She assessed what our needs were for a new home and had an encyclopedic knowledge of properties on the market and which ones were worth the time to see in person. She dispassionately provided sound feedback on each house and truly became a trusted adviser. I would recommend Mary without any reservations and will use her again in the future when the time comes to buy a ski house."


"Mary was an absolute pleasure to work with from listing to closing. With Mary's help, we were under agreement within days of listing, at asking price. This being my 5th transaction buying and selling real estate Mary helped make it my easiest and smoothest to date. I am not from the area thus relied heavily on Mary's experience, and she did not disappoint. The deal we did was my mothers condo who sadly suddenly passed. Mary worked with me from every angle which was very helpful. You see, I had no idea what my mothers condo fees were, when the last time they were paid, who the management company even was, who her utility company was, comparable transactions, etc.. I would highly recommend working with Mary, she is highly responsive, motivated, and very hard working, I always felt that I was her only client! I know if I ever do business in her area again she will be my only call, and whom ever is reading this should do the same."

Carolyn Rose

"We were quite pleased with Mary. In looking to relocate from California, Mary was very helpful in navigating a different real estate market and process than the one we were familiar with. She was extremely responsive - so much so that she made us feel like we were her only client. We appreciated how hard and smart Mary worked for us. Her professionalism. Her responsiveness. Her attention to detail and follow-up. Her patience. Her insights and recommendations. We plan to engage her again."


"A good friend of mine put me in touch with Mary as my family and I were preparing to look for a home in Exeter. Fast forward seven months, I am so glad she did! After describing our needs, Mary was great in finding those properties that would suit us well. Even though it was early to start looking, she called, and texted every time something came up. Mary was always available to answer questions and catered to our busy schedules so we were able to look at a house within a day or so. She maintained a good balance between us and the sellers, and I felt she was really working hard for both parties. Mary was great at the big and little reminders along the way, making sure we hit all the checkpoints before closing! Thank you Mary!"


"I highly recommend Mary. She is a dedicated hard worker. She knows what it takes to get your house sold and her advice is solid. She keeps you updated on the progress of your sale and seemed to be available 24/7!"

Jake Olson

"Mary was very helpful throughout the entire home buying process. As we got to know each other, she was able understand what was important to me in a home (and more importantly, what wasn't). In the end, we found a great place that fits all of my needs. I would recommend Mary when looking for your next home."

Rick Sylvain

"Overall Pleasure! Stayed on the search and was very responsive. Had all the details correctly for each site visited and followed up on any questions. Provide additional information beyond what was listed that allow us to make our decision."

Dawn Higley

"Mary assisted me with the sale of my home. I would highly recommend her as she was very professional and knowledgable. Any questions I had, she promptly and thoroughly answered. She fought for our asking price and we were under contract in just over two weeks! She was a pleasure to work with."

Nancy Koberstein, Exeter, NH

"Mary Strathern excels at communication. She is in touch before, during, and after the home searching process. Mary knows the market and knows how to relate to the customer, in order to figure out what the customer is looking for and what will suit the customer. I am extremely pleased with the condominium and community that I found through Mary, when I was making a long distance move. I felt very comfortable with her knowledge of the area and her guidance through the process. On top of it all, she has a great personality, so spending time with Mary was enjoyable."


"Mary is awesome! We wouldn't have found the perfect house if it hadn't been for her help! She got in touch right when we were interested in starting to think about buying a house, gave excellent advice about our original thinking, and made the time to accommodate us on very short notice."  - Gary, Exeter NH

Holly K., Newmarket, NH

"This is the second time I've worked with Mary on the purchase of a home. She's phenomenal. She has a lot of knowledge about local communities, school districts, house values, etc. Her response time is incredible. I'm not sure how she stays organized juggling all the clients she has, but I always feel like I'm her "most important" client and my guess is, every one who works with her feels that way. One of my favorite things about Mary is that she's a good listener. I know I had something specific in mind which she was happy to show me, but based on what I was saying she had me look at a different type of home. She was absolutely right! I fell in love with my new place the moment I walked in and it really surprised me. Mary is very respectful of your concerns/desires but she's also very intuitive and makes suggestions based on that. I give her my fullest recommendation! She's fantastic to work with!"


We worked with Mary both on the buyer and seller side.  She was a trusted advisor from pre-listing to close.  A large purchase or sale can be a volatile process but Mary kept all sides on task and moving forward (we even closed on both properties 2 weeks earlier than expected). 
Her experience and local knowledge was evident at all points of the process.  There are very few if any scenarios that she hasn't encountered in this area.  I feel like all agents say they have your interests as their focal point, Mary proved it throughout the process to us.  We have been happy to recommend her to friends as a result of our experience with her.


"We had a wonderful experience working with Mary. She is extremely professional, responsive, personable, and was a great advocate for us during the process."

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