Mary Schulze is a realtor with Intero Real Estate Services, serving Contra Costa and El Dorado counties, and she is also the founder of Mt. Diablo Business Women. She founded the organization in 1994 to help local businesswomen build business relationships, referral networks, and partners. Today the group boasts almost 70 members from a variety of business sectors. In addition to being the group’s founding member, Mary also serves on the Board as program chair, and is responsible for bringing speakers on business and personal development topics to the group’s monthly events.
Mary’s vast network of contacts has helped her to be a successful real estate consultant, helping clients sell their houses, and buy a dream home in what is now a very competitive market. She enjoys finding the right home for each buyer, whether they are a first-time homebuyer or a senior who is downsizing.
Clients benefit from Mary’s almost 20 years of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento region, as well as her negotiating experience, which provides clients with the fair price on purchases and closing the deal. As a realtor with Intero Real Estate Services, clients can have worldwide and local exposure and marketing, all of which can result in swift action on multiple offers.
The best referrals for Mary are new business lenders, insurance agents, contractors, handyman services, divorce attorneys and CPAs. She also receives many referrals through word-of-mouth from happy clients, along with the many friends and business contacts she has met through her years as the founder and member of MDBW.
In addition to her work as a realtor, Mary is active in the community. She contributes a portion of her transactions to a non-profit focused on serving children and the elderly in the community. She is also a member of the Assistance League of the Sierra Foothills, a non-profit that has helped to support over 1,500 children and adults in the community.
When she’s not working, Mary enjoys cooking, playing the piano, learning to speak Italian, playing with her dog, Maxx, a giant schnoodle, and being with family and friends.
Realtor, Intero Real Estate Services
Founder, Mt. Diablo Business Women
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Joy says that being a MDBW member is fun and has helped her to grow as a member of the business community by forging great relationships with women who are warm and genuinely care about her and the success of her business. Joy is the program director on MDBW’s board of directors.
In addition to running her business and being active with MDBW, Joy also runs a Meetup networking group with 850+ members called Unwind East Bay Women Entrepreneurs. She also leads the Alameda Sing-A-Long and Circle Time with Miss Joy for the little ones, and has a free YouTube web series called Miss Joy and Friends.
When not working, Joy loves to go to concerts, the theater and to sing karaoke. She likes to spend time with family and friends, organize community events, and power walk around her Oakland neighborhood.