Sumter Real Estate Sales
Mary Braaten

About Mary Braaten


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REALTOR Extraordinaire! Master of all details! Fire Extinguisher! Plate Spinner! Hand Holder! Bottle Washer! Solution Finder! Tear Dryer & Funny Bone Tickler! Ok ok – let’s be serious….

My name is Mary Braaten.  I am a full time REALTOR living in Sumter, South Carolina – home of Shaw Air Force Base.  This is all I do and I love what I do!   I am originally from Tucson, Az and grew up in a tiny little town called Tumacacori, Az – just north of the border of Mexico.  I am a 3rd generation REALTOR, following in the footsteps of my grandfather (JP Vaughan) and my father (Art Vaughan).   I have been happily married to my knight in shining armor, Russ Braaten, for almost 30 years.  We have 2 grown daughters, Courtney and Amy.  We recently entered one of the best stages of our lives to date: Grand parents! Our grand daughter, Makayla Elizabeth, was born in Sept 2010 & grandson Wesley Erick was born in January 2016. They are truly our reward for raising great kids!   Russ and I have been members of Destiny Praise Center, our church, for over 20 years and serve as deacons – and whatever else they need us to do.   I love my God.  I love my Family.  I love my job.  I love this city we live in!

My specialties: Residential Sales – New Construction and Resale; First time buyers, Miltiary/Corporate relocations; investment properties

Contact Me

address1229 Alice Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
state license #SC #51095

Company Info

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
1229 Alice Drive
Sumter, SC 29150

Designations & Awards

– 3rd Generation REALTOR
– Full Time REALTOR since 2005
– Sumter Board of REALTORs member (Executive Board member 2009-2012)
– Sumter Board of REALTORs – President – 2011
– Sumter Board of REALTORs – REALTOR of the Year – 2012
– SC Board of REALTORs member
– SC Board – Professional Standards Committee Member 2013-current
– SC Board – Grievance Committee Member – 2013- current
– e-PRO
– Graduate SCREALTOR Leadership Class of 2016



Mary is fantastic!. She went above and beyond to help us get into our home and made sure we received regular texts, calls, and e-mails on where we were in the process. She knows the area and the business. She even helped us deal with the home warranty… (more)


I cannot speak highly enough about Mary’s professionalism as a Realtor. I have recommended Mary to people and will continue to do so. I know lots of realtors in the Sumter area and she is by far the most personable, down to earth, respected one I have come… (more)

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