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MARY LANFORD

​I was born and raised in Suffolk, VA. I’ve had a number of different jobs, but serving my clients in Real Estate has been the most rewarding career of my life.

Upon graduating from UVA, I worked in the art world in NYC for 4 years. I moved to Los Angeles, CA, and pursued acting for 10 years— all the while making my living as a florist.

Mary Burton Flowers was in business for 20 years and my largest jobs were 2 Inaugural Balls in DC in 2009. Ludacris hired me for 3 of his annual galas in Atlanta, and I went to NYC, DC, and all over CA doing flowers for various galas.

That said, my favorite floral jobs were always weddings. I loved the hand-holding. I loved how much I felt like a part of the family, during their months of pre-wedding planning and on the Big Day. That kind of trust and shared excitement is what I feel should be implicit with each of my home buyers and sellers.

In May 2009 I married a Fredericksburg native and soon became the proud mom to a daughter and son. They are the light of my life.

We currently live in Idlewild, and enjoy biking or hiking the trails as often as possible.

I love gardening, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing, travel, tennis and reading.

I spent years as a teacher, so I have a heart of gold and nerves of steel.

Why Real Estate? I’ve always loved houses and architecture. In my down time, I create house paintings and pen and ink house drawings.

For vacation? My favorite place to go is the beach.

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