Mary Bransford Leader specializes in the Deer Valley vacation home market. She also enjoys assisting others - from first-time home buyers to new construction purchases throughout the greater Park City area. A fifth-generation landowner in Summit and Wasatch counties, Mary returned to her roots in 2001 and commenced a new career in Real Estate after spending 25 years on the West Coast, dividing time equally between Northern and Southern California.
Preceding her return to Utah, she was employed by the Department of Interior in San Francisco assisting with the management of The Presidio, at the time the newest National Park in the country. This provided an opportunity for Mary to hone her negotiating skills in reaching favorable outcomes between the Park, its residents and the surrounding neighborhoods.
“In a complex real estate climate, it is important to partner with experienced problem-solvers like Mary Leader. In a recent transaction, I could count on Mary to coach her sellers on their expectations in order to come to equitable terms between the parties.”
Prior to joining Summit Sotheby's International Realty in 2013, Mary was a Top Producer locally at Jess Reid Real Estate and Prudential Utah Real Estate. She teamed with Bill Ligety at Prudential in 2008, where she contributed to the team receiving the Prudential Chairman's Circle Award annually. In 2016, Page Morris Juliano, a fellow SSIR Realtor, joined Bill and Mary forming the new partnership of Ligety, Leader, Juliano.
Most of the team’s business is referral-based grounded on long-term relationships with multi-generations of home owners and local residents. Their sphere of influence allows them to frequently bring buyers and sellers together. Utilizing innovative approaches for promoting properties with the creative assistance of the Summit Sotheby’s marketing team, Ligety, Leader and Juliano often exceed their clientele’s expectations.
“Thank you, Mary, you did an outstanding job marketing the house! The twilight photography shot from our deck showcased our home better than we could have ever imagined.”
Mary is known for her personal attention to detail, “going the extra-mile” and for the guidance that she provides to both buyers and sellers. She also savors the pre-sale process of preparing a property to make it “just right” prior to listing. Known locally for her hospitality and epicurean skills, Mary takes pride that her team’s open houses introducing a property to the local real estate community consistently exceed their sellers’ expectations.
With designations as an Accredited Buyer Representative, Resort and Second-Home Specialist, Seller Representative Specialist and e-PRO Certification, Mary is a respected member of the Wasatch Front and Park City multiple listing services.
Balancing her career with a commitment to serving the local community Mary feels most fortunate to reside among the magnificent mountains surrounding Park City with her husband Lindon, a renowned graphic designer. They have two daughters in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.