Let's Get Real

Mary Gettinger of Coldwell Banker Gundaker

Are you a native St. Louisan?
I am a native Missourian, born in the small, historic town of Ste. Genevieve, but I have lived in St. Louis most of my life.

What are some of the best things about St. Louis?
I love our seasons, dogwood trees, zoo, St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, and Fox Theatre. There’s lots to love!

If you could have your dream home, where would it be, and what would it look like?
I live in my dream home now! It’s a villa in a gated community with awesome neighbors that is very convenient to everything.

What is your favorite room in your house?
I love our three-seasons porch, which is surrounded by beautiful greenery. I also love my office, which makes my real estate work extra awesome.

Where do you like to vacation?
My favorite countries are New Zealand and Australia. But in the U.S., I love Naples, Charleston, Kiawah, Hilton Head and Lake of the Ozarks.

What do you like to do in your leisure time?
Travel, spend time with my grandchildren and play golf.

If this weren’t your profession, what else might you have done?
This is the best profession. I love it and can’t think of anything else I could have done that would be better. My daughter-in-law, Kathy, is now my partner and she helps to make it wonderful, too.

What’s your favorite movie/book?
I don’t go to movies often; when I do, I’m usually disappointed. I like funny, lighthearted films and there aren’t enough of them. As far as a favorite book, I read in spurts. I would rather watch sports and Fox News.