I love people and look forward to hopefully working with you soon. I am dedicated to serving my clients with intelligence, kindness, honesty and enthusiasm. I'm balanced, available, and a clear communicator. My mission is that working with me be a JOY. I had a few careers before real estate, but serving my clients as a Realtor is definitely the most rewarding job of my life.

I grew up in Suffolk, VA, then worked in the art world in NYC upon graduating from UVA. Prince Charles was my boss working for the Royal Academy of Arts—which was like a dream. I later moved to Los Angeles and pursued acting— all the while making my living as a florist. Mary Burton Flowers was my own business.

My largest jobs were 2 Inaugural Balls in DC, and various galas and dinner-dances in Atlanta, NYC and LA. That said, my favorite floral jobs were the weddings. I absolutely loved the hand-holding and how much I became a part of the family during the months of planning. That trust and shared excitement is what I feel should be implicit with each of my home buyers and sellers.

In May 2009 I married Fredericksburg native Glen Lanford and soon became the proud mom to a wonderful daughter (9) and son (7). They attend Holy Cross Academy and Glen is a Mortgage Lender. We have a chocolate lab named Bogey, and he is truly the world’s sweetest dog. I even needle-pointed that into a pillow-- so it must be true. We currently live in Idlewild, and love biking or hiking the trails as often as possible.

I’m a camper and brownie troop leader. I love gardening, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing, travel, tennis and reading. I’ve always loved houses and architecture. In my down time, I create house paintings and pen and ink house drawings. For vacation, my favorite place to go is the beach. Turks and Caicos, FL Keys, Hilton Head, Duck, Southern Shores, Eastern Shore, Northern Neck, Mexico, Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda...? Ok-- really, any beach. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Fawn Lake Real Estate team. The very best real estate team a person could ever hope to find.

Mary Lanford
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