Lake Norman and Charlotte, NC Homes for Sale

Mary's Biography

Mary Shrum grew up on a farm in Indiana where she learned a strong work ethic early on.  She attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana graduating summa cum laude and earned a BA in Marketing and an MA in Accounting.  After college Mary and her husband moved to Texas.  They lived for a short time in San Antonio and then moved to the Houston area where they spent many years.  During this time Mary worked as a corporate accountant and assisted her husband to build a retail appliance business.  While in Texas the Shrum family also expanded to include 4 children.

In 1992 The Shrum family moved to the Charlotte, NC area.  During the next several years Mary spent most of her time at home raising her children but she also continued to work some as an independent sales representative. 

In 2001 Mary's husband accepted a position in Mooresville, NC.  The Shrum family was excited about moving back to a "small town community" and living near the lake.  They commenced what turned out to be a long quest to sell their home near Charlotte and find a new home in the Lake Norman area.  Their youngest child was now in college and this time they planned to be "picky" and find "just what we wanted".  Mary says,

 "We had a great Realtor, she was patient and hard working, but  I myself, scoured the new listings everyday and I drove down every nook and cranny around Lake Norman searching.  When we finally settled into our new home I had an epiphany - I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life!  I loved the idea of helping other families through the process of buying or selling their home.  I felt like all my education and experience (marketing, accounting, sales, and homemaking) had prepared me perfectly".

Today I know I made the right decision.  I can truly say I love my work.  Nothing gives me more personal satisfaction than knowing that I have found the right home for a client.





The information herein provided is deemed to be reliable but accuracy is not guaranteed.


Mary Shrum      Broker - Realtor
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