Mara Flash Blum, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker, is an accomplished broker with over 20 years of selling luxury Manhattan real estate. Since rankings began in 2009, she has been consistently among the top 10 producers for Sotheby’s International Realty - Downtown Manhattan Brokerage, among the top 25 agents nationally and recognized in the top 250 Sales Professionals by Transaction Volume by The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends.
Most importantly, Mara consistently performs for her sellers, positioning their homes in the marketplace to sell at the highest possible sales price. Preparing for sale, pricing, negotiating and closing are her strengths. Recognized as a downtown leading expert, Mara regularly advises developers seeking real-time market intelligence regarding supply/demand and pricing conditions. With a record of sales achievements across a broad array of Manhattan's premier neighborhoods, Mara earns enthusiastic referrals from her loyal client base who buy and sell with her time and time again. Whether they are downsizing or upgrading, Mara's joy comes from servicing her clients well and transitioning them to their new homes.
Premium service, innovative marketing strategies, unparalleled ethical standards and superior negotiating skills are what distinguish Mara as a leader in the industry. Mara works assiduously to design an effective client-specific plan to attain optimal results. Her unique marketing vision and real estate acumen coupled with Sotheby's International Realty's venerable branding and international reach make for a powerful combination.
Mara earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University, School of the Arts. She resides in the Flatiron District with her husband and two sons. Mara has been featured in the BBC's Super Homes, a documentary film about buying and selling Manhattan real estate. Distributed both in the United States and internationally, the documentary highlights Mara's insights into, and passion for, the New York real estate market. Her properties have been featured on NBC Open House NYC, CBS Living Large, The Wall Street Journal House of the Day, The New York Times On the Market and New York Magazine's Market Report. Mara also serves on the Advisory Board for www.brokersbuild.org and Habitat for Humanity. She is a REBNY member and one of the first graduates of the Real Estate Board of New York's Broker Designation Course.