Maria’s love for real estate began when she took a spontaneous road trip to Seattle five years ago and hasn’t left since. Like many, she quickly became enamored with all that the Greater Seattle area has to offer. Through her own journey of falling in love with the PNW, she became inspired to help others who desire to make the Greater Seattle area their home too.
Maria finished her Master’s degree at the City University of Seattle with a focus on Business Administration in Healthcare. Her interests in business and economics navigated her into the finance industry. Through her years of experience as a Stock Trader at one of the top investment firms in the Pacific Northwest, Maria has a very strong understanding of market trends that play a great role when buying or selling a home. She brings her expertise in economic trends into each transaction to help her clients feel confident and well-informed.
For years, Maria also ran a small floral design business, and while the role of a real estate agent and floral designer may seem worlds apart, this design experience gives Maria an understanding of precisely what buyers are looking for and how to give it to them. With her knowledge of visual design trends and styles, Maria knows what upgrades can increase your home’s value. She says “My love for floral design travels with me into every home. It’s such a natural transition. In a way, interior design is real estate. This design background helps buyers and seller’s see a property’s true potential and helps bring that vision to life.”
While Maria enjoys all that the city life has to offer, she frequently taps into her native Upstate New York roots. Growing up in a small town, Maria learned to appreciate the importance of community and how it can provide us opportunities to connect with people, reach our goals, and benefit our families and businesses in many ways. Guiding her clients in their search for a community to thrive in is what makes this business especially gratifying for Maria.