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Maria Babaev is the elite licensed associate real estate broker and international real estate advisor representing luxury properties on the North Shore of Long Island. She brings a refreshing perspective to the business of residential real estate.

Her many years working on Wall Street, along with the impressive network of clients she has cultivated, both locally and abroad, has enabled Maria to represent unique Gold Coast estates and bring buyers and sellers of luxury properties together.

Maria has an MBA in international business/finance and a bachelor’s degree in industrial management. Maria has an outstanding professional record having worked on Wall Street as a client account manager at Citigroup/Emerging Markets Division, successfully managing the portfolio of 130 banks located in Central and Eastern Europe.

Maria is adept at strategizing the most complex negotiations while maintaining a strong work ethic and compassionate nature. Maria has remained a highly sought-after authority on residential real estate, especially on the Gold Coast and within the international community.

Speaking fluent Russian, Maria has served as liaison to numerous Russian brokers and developed a highly respected pipeline of foreign investors and buyers of luxury residences. Given her widespread knowledge of the North Shore’s most prominent villages and towns she delivers invaluable guidance to her exclusive network of clients.

Maria is a sought-after international and luxury real estate expert, having appeared on ABC, CBS, CNBC and News 12.

She and her properties have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Mansion Global, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, The Mann Report, The National Post, The New York Times, The Daily News, New York Post, The Real Deal, Real Trends, Inman News, Broker’s Weekly, DuJuor Magazine, Hamptons Magazine, Residency New York, Newsday and Long Island Business News.

Maria has also been a featured panelist at many of the top real estate summits around the world.

Well-known throughout the New York Russian community, Maria is actively involved in NY based business and cultural councils such as the Russian Nobility Association, American-Russian Children’s Welfare Society, and Gift of Life Foundation.

She has leveraged both her personal and business relationships in these councils and numerous other charities and organizations to create a broad business-based network of professionals, community leaders and respected residents throughout the North Shore of Long Island and New York City. She remains committed to building relationships based on trust and integrity and delivers exceptional results.

How Do You Define Success:
“Alot of hard work and hanging in there.”
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