Mary Mapes

Mary Mapes

  • 616-559-7245
  • 616-957-2537
  • 616-957-1680
  • 4488 Cascade Road SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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The Difference is in the Details

The simple phrase "The Difference is in the Details" is not only a guiding principle, but it's what sets us apart in how we transact business and interact with our clients.  Since 1992, my husband Dave and I have worked together full-time to ensure that every transaction is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

By working together as a team we are able to provide our clients with different perspectives, greater accessibility and a broader range of skills and abilities.  Many people couldn't work with their spouse, but our clients have found that our strengths complement each other to their benefit.


Professional Background

Since 1992 Mary and Dave have worked as full-time Realtors, first with AJS Realty and now with Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt after a merger of the two companies in 2006.


  • B.A. - Aquinas College, Grand Rapids (biology/pre-med, business management)
  • CSP - Certified Sales Professional - National Association of Homebuilders
  • Certified Previews Specialist (Luxury Homes)
  • Certified Relocation Specialist   


  • B.A. - Western Michigan University (history, sociology)
  • M.A. - Wayne State University (education)
  • Associate Broker
  • CSP - Certified Sales Professional - National Association of Homebuilders
  • Certified Previews Specialist (Luxury Homes) 
  • Certified Relocation Specialist 


Professional Involvement


Grand Rapids Association of Realtors

  • Pinnacle (Good Neighbor) Award winner
  • Professional Standards Committee member
  • Appellate Panel, Professional Standards Committee, member
  • International Real Estate Committee
  • Habitat for Humanity fund-raising Task Force member
  • Public Relations and Marketing Task Force member
  • Forms Committee member
  • Continuous Membership Award - 20 years

Greater Grand Rapids Home Builders Association

  • Instructor Home Buyers School
  • Sales and Marketing Counsel Member
Forest Hills Business Association - Vice-President
East Paris Business Association - Board of Directors
Fair Housing Center of West Michigan - member


Grand Rapids Association of Realtors

  • Professional Standards Committee member
  • Finance Committee member
  • Social Media Risk Management Task Force chairperson
  • Appellate Panel, Professional Standards Commitee, member
  • Economic Enhancement Task Force member
  • Regionalization Task Force member­
  • International Business Task Force member­
  • Habitat for Humanity Fund-Raising Task Force member­
  • Continuous Membership Award - 20 years

Greater Grand Rapids Home Builders Association

  • Instructor, Certified Sales Professional designation
  • Instructor, Home Buyers School
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Sales and Marketing Council

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan­- member

Community Involvement


  • City of East Grand Rapids - City Planning Commissioner
  • City of East Grand Rapids - City LIbrary Commissioner
  • Toys for Tots - For several years Mary has organized the Toys for Tots collection in our office.  Our office annually donated over 2000 toys, more than any other organization in the greater Grand Rapids area.

  • ICCF (Inner City Christian Federation) - a non-profit housing organization, both Dave and Mary donate their time and energy to assist ICCF in acquiring and selling real estate.
  • God's Kitchen - Together with a number of the agents in our office Dave and Mary volunteer their time preparing Meals on Wheels and serving hot dinners to those in need in the Grand Rapids area.
  • East Grand Rapids 4th of July Fireworks Celebration - Annually Dave and Mary have been lead sponsors of the 4th of July fireworks in their hometown of East Grand Rapids, a spectacle enjoyed by thousands.
  • East Grand Rapids School Carnival - Annually Dave and Mary are the major sponsor of the Breton Downs Elementary school carnival, the PTO's major fundraiser.               

Our Community

The greater Grand Rapids area is a­wonderful place to live, with all of the advantages of big city culture, sports and entertainment and little of the hassle of big city life.­ Culturally Grand Rapids has it all; a world-reknowned symphony, Broadway theatre as well as­an abundance of local theatre, the only professional ballet company in Michigan and a terrific opera company.

Add to this mix world-class amenities such as Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, the award-winning Grand Rapids Art Museum and the VanAndel­Public Museum.­ DeVos Performance Hall, VanAndel Arena and the Meijer Amphitheatre host the best and most well-known musical talents in the country.

Professional and college sports, an abundance of top-notch golf courses, great fishing, hunting­and plenty of year-round trails are available for the outdoor and sporting enthusiasts.­ Don't forget Lake Michigan - its' sandy beaches and sparkling waters are only 30 minutes away!

Check it out!




  • Realtor
  • Certified Preview Specialist
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • ERC: Employee Relocation Council
  • CSP: Certified New Home Sales Professional
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist