Maria began her career in the real estate field nearly two decades ago. However, her passion for houses and home design began well before that with her first job in home and lifestyle TV production. During the years working on the set, she started her family in New York City before relocating to NJ. Glen Ridge is where she and her husband have been raising their two teenage boys.
Inspired real estate is Maria’s focus for not only her clients but also for training agents in her Montclair market center. Over the years she quickly discovered that there is often a very personal story, as to what drive clients’ to buy and sell homes. These stories are the true inspiration and foundation of her business; they provide the motivation to lead her clients, as a team, to a successful transaction. She is known for this specialized service as well as her top market knowledge.
Understanding the local market and national trends are key to strategic price, targeted marketing and ultimately property transactions. This has never been more important than in the fluid, current marketplace. Maria listens carefully, to both buyers and sellers. She is a strong advocate for open and honest communication being crucial to every relationship.
From touring homes, to contract negotiations, inspections, photography, staging, lending options and on to moving and closing, Maria is always in contact with clients, literally for each and every step. Maria has been named to the NJAR Circle of Excellence in 2001,2003-2007, 2012-2017. Since entering the real estate field in 2000, she’s used her inspired real estate method to craft customized plans for each client and their story.
Maria is a graduate of Gettysburg College. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Maria followed her first path into the TV/Film production realm which included stints at NBC’s Saturday Night Live, HBO Comedy and Lifetime Television working with Bobby Flay among others. This also might explain why to this day she considers herself such a foodie. Of course with her real estate passion, she is obsessed with working on her home and its countless renovations inside and out. Maria’s greatest gifts and most love come from her family, her husband and two boys. But admittedly with a little help from her devotion to Yoga!