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Mara Flash Blum, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker, is consistently ranked among Sotheby’s International Realty’s top producers both in its downtown office and in the top 25 brokers nationally since rankings began in 2009. She is also ranked among the top 250 agents nationally by closed sales volume published by The Wall Street Journal for the past several years, including 2017. Mara also ranked as the #10 resale broker in Manhattan in 2016 by The Real Deal. She is an accomplished broker with over 25 years of selling luxury Manhattan real estate. Mara’s accomplishments include a record sale of a trophy townhouse on Central Park West, the Puck Penthouses in SoHo and she is currently representing the luxurious loft apartments at 212 Fifth Avenue, a boutique prewar full-service condominium development on Madison Square Park.
Most importantly, Mara consistently performs for her sellers, positioning their homes in the marketplace to sell at the highest possible sales price. Staging, pricing, negotiating, and closing are her strengths. Recognized as a leading downtown 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, her joy comes from servicing her clients well and transitioning them to their new homes and new beginnings.
Premium service, innovative marketing strategies, unparalleled ethical standards, and superior negotiating skills are what distinguish Mara as a leader in the industry. She 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. She has two accomplished sons who were born and raised in New York City and feels fortunate that they both reside in Manhattan. Mara has been featured on NBC Open House NYC and in BBC’s “Super Homes”, a documentary 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 CBS Living Large, The Wall Street Journal “House of the Day”, The New York Times “On the Market” and Architectural Digest. She is a REBNY member and one of the first graduates of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Broker Designation Course.
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