ABOUT MARY AND JANE
We are a full-service real estate agency established in 2011. Owned and operated by Mary Orvis and Jane Orvis, we are a mother and daughter sales and marketing team. Local to the area, we run a quality, boutique firm that is well known and respected in the industry. Mary obtained her real estate license in 1978 and worked with many of the major real estate firms in the area, including Windermere and ReMax. Her daughter Jane became licensed in 1997 and joined her at ReMax Northwest Realtors where they worked together as a team until founding Orvis & Orvis Real Estate in 2011.
Prior to real estate Mary worked in the banking and accounting industries. She is an investor in several residential properties in the Seattle area and lives in Belltown. She serves as the board president of her condo association. Her experience working in Seattle through booms and busts has taught her resourcefulness and creativity. She excels in helping her buyers and sellers achieve their goals and enjoys the process. Mary makes real and lasting connections with her clients. In addition to her busy life as an active advocate for her clients, she makes time to play golf, is an experienced open ocean sailor and completed the 1994 Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race as crew member of a 70ft racing sloop.
Jane has a BA in History from the University of Washington and a small business background working in the restaurant industry. She worked with various chef/owners of local restaurants as cook and manager. In 1994, she helped open a wine bar in Wallingford. She lives on Capitol Hill with her husband Steve. In addition to working with buyers and sellers in Seattle’s busy market, she teaches cooking skills, gardening, health and nutrition classes through Green Plate Special, a non-profit organization in Seattle serving middle school kids.