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Real estate agent Mary Mac Capener aims to provide her clients with the tools they need to achieve their wants and dreams. Since each client has his or her own unique lifestyle needs and financial budget, Mary Mac partners with designer Amy Meier to deliver a custom-tailored approach to finding a home that can exceed your expectations. Mary Mac and Amy act as your personalized team when viewing what’s available on the market, and help you decide whether a remodel or a turnkey is right for you.


Whether you are looking for a house that is move-in ready or you are willing to put in a little work to make a house your own, your budget serves as the foundation for acquiring a new home. However, you don’t need to think of your budget as a limitation for your dreams. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, Mary Mac and Amy can help you create it.

Remember: the inherent value of a house can be easy to overlook at first sight.

Whether you are on a tighter budget or have a bit more equity to play with, Mary Mac and Amy always aim to maximize the potential of the home. Together, they can bring your vision to life, imagine new possibilities to add value, and highlight your individual style. Ideally, your new home can surprise you every day.

Turnkey Challenges: Settling In vs. Settling

Nothing seems simpler than a turnkey. After all, you can start settling in immediately. But a turnkey can also make settling for the hand you’ve been dealt quite tempting.

Even with a larger budget, the process of buying a home can seem overwhelming. With a real estate agent and designer team, you can make sure the smallest details of your vision are incorporated into your new house.


A turnkey can still be your dream home—and you should settle for nothing less. At the very least, your new home should be perfectly aligned with your daily habits and movements throughout the home.


3 Tips for a Successful Remodel

Sometimes buyers may feel restricted by their budgets. With Mary Mac and Amy, your needs can lead to dreams by keeping these 3 simple tips in mind:

  • Remodels offer unseen opportunity and value
  • Remodels can yield great financial return
  • Build your dream home and enhance equity


The key to a successful remodel is making sure the form follows function. Ask these questions as you walk through a potential home purchase, and contact Amy and Mary Mac to dive even deeper into the remodel process:

  • How is the space used now?
  • What are your family’s basic requirements?
  • Can you envision your ideal room to facilitate these needs?


Team Approach to Buying a Home

Mary Mac Capener and Amy Meier believe having a good team behind the buyer is essential. A good team not only helps a buyer understand vision and process, but helps them realize how effortless it can be.


To gain more insight into the benefits of collaboration in purchasing a home, and learn more about the partnership between Mary Mac and Amy, watch the Rancho Santa Fe Interior Design video project.

For a deeper look at the collaborative team approach to real estate and interior design, continue reading the series of articles from Mary Mac and Amy below: