Originally from Jackson, Mississippi and a graduate of Mississippi State University, Mary moved to Opelika, Alabama in 2008 after living for 10 years in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Since moving to Opelika, she has developed the southern culture e-magazine/blog, www.PorchScene.com where she celebrates her southern roots through collecting great stories, articles, recipes, and photographs.

Mary is proud to have become an Auburn Realtor®, and her focus is to provide outstanding service while guiding her clients through the residential sales/purchasing experience with knowledge, leadership and integrity. As a graduate of Weichert University's Fast Track program and a Certified Lead Specialist, Mary has the tools and training to bring her clients through their property search all the way to closing. Listening closely to her clients and helping them navigate Lee County's real estate market allows Mary an opportunity to bring her clients to the place they can call Home.

As a member of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Opelika Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Realtors, Alabama Association of Realtors and Lee County Association of Realtors, Mary is active in the Auburn and Opelika communities. When she is not working with clients, Mary and husband, Donnie Prater, enjoy tending their garden, as well as, taking advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor activities, live music and great food that are available in our community. Many of her outdoor and regional travel adventures are shared on www.porchscene.com

Memberships and Certifications

  • Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Member of Alabama Association of Realtors
  • Member of Lee County Association of Realtors


  • Graduate of Weichert University’s Fast Track Program
  • Graduate of Mississippi State University