• About

  • Mary Elizabeth Mecom Hahnfeld

    Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty Circle of Excellence
    Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty Hall of Fame
    Houston Business Journal Top 25 Individual Realtors

    Third-generation Houstonian and Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty Circle of Excellence award-winner, Mary Elizabeth Hahnfeld provides her clients with excellent first-hand working knowledge of Houston neighborhoods.Her consistent top production, disciplined work ethic, and undeniably engaging personality have made her the recipient of company and industry awards including the Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty Hall of Fame and Houston Business Journal’s Top 25 Individual Realtors.

    Although Mary Elizabeth is exceedingly unassuming, she holds the distinction of selling the most expensive home in River Oaks in both 2009 and 2010, non-MLS sales that remain two of the highest River Oaks sales to-date.

    Mary Elizabeth lists and sells luxury homes primarily in River Oaks, Tanglewood, the Memorial Villages and close-in Memorial, and West University Place. Her low-key demeanor and respect for everyone’s privacy make her especially suited for clients who call for the utmost discretion, and she is particularly adept at handling the requirements of international clients with sophisticated real estate portfolios.

    Sellers benefit from Mary Elizabeth’s extensive market knowledge, enviable network of contacts both within and outside of her profession, and her ability to help them correctly stage their homes for their target buyers. She stresses the importance of informing buyer-clients about all facets of life in a particular neighborhood, from real estate statistics to shopping and leisure patterns. Mary Elizabeth strongly believes that this approach empowers buyers and allows them to make an informed purchase decision.

    In addition to a busy real estate career, Mary Elizabeth continues a family tradition of civic involvement and philanthropy. She volunteers her time and talent for a number of organizations and currently serves on the board for the St. Luke’s Friends of Nursing and works with the United Service Organization (USO) to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel. Mary Elizabeth attended Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Mirabeau B. Lamar High School and the University of Texas, and is a member of the River Oaks Country Club. She is the mother of a teenage daughter and a devoted aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • A Solid Team

    If you’ve set your sights on buying or selling property in Houston, Mary Elizabeth and her team of experienced, knowledgeable and devoted real estate professionals are here to help. With her solid, hard-working team behind her, Mary Elizabeth is able to met any challenge with confidence and expertly guide her clients’ transactions.

    Teresa Kurokawa
    Licensed Assistant
    teresa.kurokawa@sothebyshomes.com
    713.558.3272

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  • Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty Relationship

    Mary Elizabeth Mecom Hahnfeld and Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty President Martha Turner have worked together for 13 years and built a strong professional and personal relationship. Mary Elizabeth considers Martha her mentor and credits her own expertise and success in the real estate industry to her. Inspired by Martha’s constant quest for excellence, Mary Elizabeth challenges herself to accomplish more every day and to constantly rise to the next level, both professionally and personally.

    “Mary Elizabeth has been an important member of my sales team since 1999. I admire her many gifts: an outstanding work ethic, constant attention to detail, an ability to see ‘the big picture,’ and her ease with people in all walks of life. Mary Elizabeth is gracious, accommodating and possessed of beautiful manners, but never hesitates to speak truth to her buyers and sellers or to speak up for herself and others. She is a master of forging lasting client relationships. Mary Elizabeth is an excellent role model for all of us in this business but especially for young Realtors who, pressed by real estate’s tremendous everyday deadlines and demands, may lose sight of what’s most important: the relationships we build with our customers and peers. ”

    - Martha Turner

  • Affiliates

    Mary Elizabeth Mecom Hahnfeld is a member of the following organizations:

    • The Houston Association of Realtors
    • Texas Association of Realtors
    • National Association of Realtors  
    Through Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Mary Elizabeth is affiliated with the following:

    • Sotheby's International Realty

  • Before and After

    Mary Elizabeth Mecom Hahnfeld stands out from her competition because she has the unique ability to see potential when others see nothing. When it comes to remodeling and home building projects, Mary Elizabeth shines. She brings first-hand experience in custom home construction that she employs to guide her clients through the most challenging projects. And it’s all polished by her innate sense of style, good taste and sophistication. Take a look through the remodeling and home building projects that helped propel Mary Elizabeth into her successful real estate career.

  • Before
    After

    "This home was in major disrepair. In addition, it had some major floor plan issues that had to be addressed. When we began construction we originally intended to rehab the north end only where the bedrooms were located, but as we began, demolition electrical, plumbing, termite, HVAC and framing issues became very apparent. At that point all drywall was removed and the entire home received a new mechanical system including replacing all below slab plumbing and many framing members to correct the sagging headers. Most of the existing windows and doors were replaced and walls and baths reconfigured to allow sensible access to the two story “game room” at the rear of the home. Originally, the only access to the “ game room” was through an existing bedroom. Other issues including pool equipment along with HVAC units, electrical panels and even the electrical service/meter were all located together in one exterior closet. Chlorine and steel do not mix and all equipment was completely rusted through. The electrical and pool equipment was all moved and replaced.

    When Mary Elizabeth and I started this project we knew it would be a challenge, however (even being a builder for many years), I never imagined we would encounter the difficulties we did. After all the hard work and problems we would do it again."

    - Kurt Hahnfeld
    Renovation:
    • All drywall was removed to expose studs and replaced
    • Entire home was rewired and new service built
    • Insulation was removed and replaced with Icynene spray foam insulation
    • All existing floors were re-honed, acid washed and sealed
    • Added fire sprinkler system throughout
    • Removed and replaced most A/C venting. Added high velocity A/C in all bedrooms due to ceiling/attic constraints of only 2”.
    • Most windows and all sliding doors replaced
    • Entire home was replumbed. all cast iron pipes below slab were useless (completely corroded) rerouted/replaced.
    • Added no rooms or square footage
    • Moved rooms and bathrooms around to create a gallery and improve access to library/game room
    • By moving walls we had to take slab down 2-3 inches so we could install flagstone to match existing flagstone.
    • The new stone had to be ground down to existing floor height, acid washed and sealed.
    • Skylights were replaced