Welcome to Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Maria V. Kafetzis' customized website especially designed for you! You have reached your best source for New York real estate. I work hard & strive to accomplish the individual goals of my clients. I offer an extensive background in Law & Real Estate. This has given me the upper hand in my business. I am a former paralegal & worked as an Office Manager in 2 of the TOP Law firms on Long Island, since 1996. I obtained my Real Estate license in 2000 and practicing full time Real Estate since 2006. I offer strategy, experience, knowledge, dedication, along with a strong work ethic and top negotiation skills, to obtain the best deal possible for my homeowners & buyers. Through my legal experience, I have acquired excellent strategic skills and the ability to forsee problems before they arise. I have the know-how, as well as the tools to provide my clients with superior customer service, professionalism and utmost dedication. I am committed daily to the needs of my clients. My main focus is on Luxury Homes & Estates in the Nassau / North Shore and have a strong successful background with Top Sales all across Long Island, Queens & Brooklyn.
A recipient of 2014 Top Regional Listing Agent Award & Top Gross Closed Commissions, Central Nassau, Douglas Elliman Office. A Recipient of the 2013Award from Board of Realtors, "Top 20 Under 40" Rising Stars, out of 20,000+ Members of Board of Realtors from Nassau, Suffolk & Queens. Currently sit on the Company's Presidential Circle for extraordinary performance. As a Top Producer I am always up-to-date and well informed on today's market, in order to provide each and every one of my clients with useful knowledge & expertise.
If you are a Seller or someone you know is thinking of selling, contact me immediately. I would be happy to provide you with a FREE Home Evaluation and consulation, carefully put together to help you determine proper pricing, strategy & approach to selling your home, depending on your specific needs. I strongly believe that the most you can get out of a Realtor that is selling your home is honesty, loyalty, knowledge & very hard work. With that you must have substantial experience & be very strong with the right marketing plan and excellent customer/client service skills. With my extensive background and expertise, I can provide a full package to my sellers and a pool of qualified and pre-screened Buyers, not shoppers!
Short Sale certified since 2008, with 100% success ratio on helping my Clients stay out of foreclosure. You or someone you know having trouble with your payments or value is less than what you owe on mortgage; call me for a free consultation on how I can help you. Don't let your home and your credit go with possible foreclosure. I am SHORT SALE Certified Specialist and an excellent negotiator. I have saved hundreds of homeowners from foreclosure. Foreclosure is NOT an option. If you or someone you know is in this situation contact me, I can help. I have successfully closed each transaction with a 100% success ratio.
If you are a Buyer, seeking your next home is one of the most complex & tedious tasks. There are so many different reasons why you need the right Realtor by your side, using strategic and educated negotiation skills to benefit your best interests. Best of all, you don't pay for the services, as the Seller pays the RE Commission. You do however have a true professional by your side day and night to advise you of the market changes and new homes that are coming on the market. Most importantly, disclosure of all pertinent property information, advice to protect you and the knowledge of the surrounding market, that a Seller can't and is not required to do. Working with one Realtor, representing YOUR best interests through your transaction is your best option, as that Realtor has the opportunity to really get to know your needs and desires and have fiduciary duty exclusively to you. Many homes are sold before they are ever advertised. Beat other homebuyers to the hottest new homes for sale in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx with my New Listings Notification. Please e-mail me exactly what you are seeking, so I may arrange a more customized list for you.
Typically maintain an inventory of 30+ listings and get them sold/into Contract within 30-60 days. Combined with my extensive real estate experience and my strong legal background, I am WAY ahead of my competition.
Multi-lingual, fluent and well versed in English, Spanish & Greek.
Training, Certifications & Designations:
- Licensed NYS Real Estate Broker
- Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
- Short Sale Certified Specialist
- Certified Paralegal
- Luxury Home & Estate Specialist
- SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist
- RSPS - Resort and Second Home Specialist