Women In Real Estate: Mary Lee Blaylock

Todd Williams | January 12, 2021

Mary Lee Blaylock is President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

In 2014 Mary Lee moved from Minnesota to California with her family after a long career in real estate that began in 1993. In 2016 she was promoted to President and CEO of the highly respected Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, a Berkshire Elite company ranked #2 Nationwide and abroad in 2019 across the extensive Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand’s network of over 280 companies. Trust, Integrity & Strength is the attitude and passion Mary Lee ingrains in the 3,000 sales associates who serve Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

One of the foremost leaders in real estate, Mary Lee was recently recognized on the prestigious Swanepoel Power 200 List for 2020, ranking #69 overall, as well as ranking #12 on the Top 40 Women Executives List – a subset of the 2020 Swanepoel Power 200 List. 2020 also saw Mary Lee recognized as an industry leader for the fourth year in a row in the San Diego 500, an annual compilation of influential business executives as determined by the San Diego Business Journal. Additionally in 2019, she was named a “Luminary” by RISMedia in their 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers List; Luminaries are the iconic leaders of real estate. 

Mary Lee is high energy, with high expectations of herself and of others.  She has a contagious enthusiasm and a sincere passion for real estate and helping others rise to a higher level of success than they previously believed they could achieve.

What would you like to say about your career in Real Estate? 

My entire career in real estate has taught me to roll with the punches and celebrate the wins like it was my last day on earth!  It has been nothing short of wonderful to have gotten into this industry nearly 30 years ago.  I am grateful for everything about it!

What would you say about the Real Estate industry? 

The industry is the lifeblood of the American dream.  Our industry brings us into people’s homes; the very place most intimate to them.  Real estate has changed so much with technology, new emergent companies, different models etc.  What has NOT changed, and for the most relevant reason, is the personal relationship that is gained and needed between the real estate agent and the client.  That is what makes our industry so consistently great and steady is the constant of the personal touch.

Anything else you want to talk about that has brought you success or to the place you are today?

Only additional message is for all of the women out there wondering if they could move up or do more.  You absolutely can!  Just know that the questioning of ourselves as women never stops, so use that as fuel for driving your knowledge and success.  We need you!

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